Sunday, October 31, 2010

Who is Bowl Eligible heading into November in College Football?

Well, we know USC is ineligible, but here are the following teams that are bowl eligible thus far, heading into November 2010. A look at the standings in the FBS via ESPN.

  • Four schools in the ACC: Florida State, Maryland, North Carolina State and Virginia Tech
  • Five teams in the soon to be smaller Big 12: Baylor, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma and Oklahoma State
  • None yet in the Big East per ESPN, but Syracuse should be.
  • Five teams in the Big Ten: Iowa, Michigan State, Northwestern, Ohio State and Wisconsin
  • Central Florida in C-USA is eligible
  • No FBS Independents are eligible at the present time, but Army and Navy are both 5-3
  • Four schools in the MAC: Northern Illinois, Ohio U, Temple and Toledo
  • Three schools in the MWC: San Diego State, TCU and Utah
  • Three schools in the Pac 10: Arizona, Oregon and Stanford
  • Six programs in the SEC, including five from West alone: Alabama, Arkansas, Auburn, LSU and Mississippi State, with South Carolina in East
  • None yet in the Sun Belt
  • Three programs in the WAC: Boise State, Hawaii and Nevada

There are some programs heading into November that will be home for the Holidays already:

  • Minnesota in the Big Ten
  • Memphis from C-USA
  • Five programs in MAC: Akron, Ball State, Bowling Green, Central Michigan and Eastern Michigan
  • Three teams in the MWC: New Mexico, UNLV and Wyoming
  • Washington State in the Pac 10
  • Western Kentucky in the Sun Belt
  • Two programs in the WAC: New Mexico State and San Jose State

Happy Halloween: enjoy the tricks and treats ... we will see more added to the lists in the month of November.


Happy Halloween: Week 9 closes with only a few BCS teams undefeated and a new Top 25 heading into November in College Football

Happy Halloween 2010!

Only five teams remain undefeated heading into November among the 120 FBS teams. The Big Ten's (Michigan State) and the Big 12's (Missouri) last remaining undefeated team fell in Week 9 in Iowa City and Lincoln, respectively.

Only two BCS programs are undefeated overall: Oregon and Auburn! Three non-BCS programs remain undefeated with Boise State, TCU and Utah. TCU and Utah square off in Week 10.

In conference races, there are undefeated programs in conference play, as we head into November:

  • Virginia Tech (6-2) is 4-0 in the ACC Coastal division

  • Pittsburgh (5-3) is 3-0 in the Big East

  • Central Florida (6-2) is 4-0 in the C-USA East division

  • Northern Illinois (7-2) and Toledo (6-3) are both 5-0 in the MAC West division

  • TCU (9-0) and Utah (8-0) are both 5-0 in the Mountain West

  • Oregon (8-0) is 5-0 in the Pac 10

  • Auburn (9-0) is 6-0 in the SEC West division

  • Hawaii (7-2) and Boise State (7-0) is 5-0 and 3-0, respectively, in the Western Athletic

Other conference races, where one loss leads the way, heading into November:

  • Florida State (6-2) is 4-1, with Maryland (6-2) and North Carolina State (6-2) both 3-1 in the ACC Atlantic division

  • Nebraska (7-1) and Missouri (7-1) are both 3-1 in the Big 12 North race, but Cornhuskers own the tiebreaker right now

  • Baylor (7-2) is 4-1, with Oklahoma (7-1) and Oklahoma State (7-1) both 3-1 in the Big 12 South division

  • Michigan State (8-1) and Ohio State (8-1) are both 4-1 and don't face one another in the Big Ten race, while Wisconsin (7-1) and Iowa (6-2) are both 3-1

  • Houston (5-3) and SMU (5-4) are both 4-1 in the C-USA West division race

  • Temple (7-2), Ohio U. (6-3) and Miami (OH) (5-4) are all 4-1 in the MAC East division race

  • Troy (4-3) is 3-1, with Middle Tennessee and Florida International both 2-1 in the Sun Belt

There is one division in a conference race where two losses leads the way heading into November. The SEC East is lead by South Carolina (6-2) at 4-2. None of the nations FBS Independents have fewer than three losses heading into November. Navy and Army are both 5-3, while Notre Dame is 4-5, with only three games left for the Fighting Irish.

CIDSports Top 25 after Week 9

  1. Oregon (8-0, 5-0 Pac 10) 1 - Clearly playing outstanding football during the 2010 College Football season and control their own destiny. Week 9: Won 53-32 @ USC (5-3, 2-3 Pac 10). Next: vs. Washington (3-5, 2-3 Pac 10) in Week 10.

  2. Auburn (9-0, 6-0 SEC West) 4 - It's time to give coach Gene Chizik and the Tigers the credit they deserve as the only remaining BCS and SEC program undefeated. Week 9: Won 51-31 @ Ole Miss (3-5, 1-4 SEC West). Next: vs. Chattanooga (5-3, 4-2 Southern), a FCS program, in OOC play in November.

  3. Boise State (7-0, 3-0 WAC) 2 - Sorry Broncos' fans, but Oregon and Auburn each deserve a higher ranking based on conference schedule and overall play on the field. Two bye weeks are nice! Week 9: Won on Tuesday night 49-20 vs. Louisiana Tech (3-5, 2-2 WAC). Next: vs. #24 Hawaii (7-2, 5-0 WAC) in Week 10, against a program they are 8-1 and undefeated at home vs. Warriors.

  4. TCU (9-0, 5-0 MWC) 3 - The Horned Frogs lost two games in '08, one in '09, so can they continue to trend throughout '10? Week 9: Won 48-6 @ UNLV (1-7, 1-3 MWC). Next: @ #6 Utah (8-0, 5-0 MWC) in the MWC showdown of the year. The away team is 1-4 during this series in the conference.

  5. Alabama (7-1, 4-1 SEC West) 5 - We do have the Crimson Tide the Top One Loss program, despite there disappointing loss at South Carolina earlier in the season. Week 9: Bye week. Next: @ #11 LSU (7-1, 4-1 SEC West) in a game that will likely knock out the loser in the SEC West race.

  6. Utah (8-0, 5-0 MWC) 6 - The Utes opened the season at home with Pitt and now they have the biggest conference home game coming up in Week 10. Week 9: Won 28-23 @ Air Force (5-4, 3-3 MWC). Next: vs. #4 TCU (9-0, 5-0 MWC), in a game last year the Utes were blown out 28-55.

  7. Wisconsin (7-1, 3-1 Big Ten) 9 - Only loss was in the Big Ten opener @ Michigan State. Week 9: Bye week. Next: @ Purdue (4-4, 2-2 Big Ten) against a team in year two under coach Danny Hope that is banged up from a physical standpoint, due to injuries.

  8. Ohio State (8-1, 4-1 Big Ten) 10 - The Buckeyes haven't lost more than one game in conference play, since '05. This year, the loss was first road game in Big Ten @ Wisconsin. Week 9: Won 52-10 @ Minnesota (1-8, 0-5 Big Ten). Next: Bye week, before final three weeks of vs. Penn State, @ Iowa and vs. Michigan.

  9. Oklahoma (7-1, 3-1 Big 12 South) 12 - The Sooners are playing some young freshmen this year and have only one blemish, a road loss @ Missouri in Week 8. Week 9: Won 43-10 back home in Norman over Colorado (3-5, 0-4 Big 12 North). Next: @ Texas A&M (5-3, 2-2 Big 12 South), in a key road test.

  10. Nebraska (7-1, 3-1 Big 12 North) 13 - The Cornhuskers are in the driver's seat in the Big 12 North, with only a disappointing home loss vs. Texas in Week 8. Week 9: Won 31-17 vs. then #8 Missouri (7-1, 3-1 Big 12 North). Next: @ Iowa State (5-4, 3-2 Big 12 North), against a team that pulled out a 9-7 upset win in Lincoln last year, under coach Paul Rhoads now in his second season for the Cyclones.

  11. LSU (7-1, 4-1 SEC West) 11 - The Tigers don't get a lot of respect, but on the field they didn't get it done @ Auburn in conference play. Week 9: Bye week, after first loss @ Auburn. Next: vs. #5 Alabama (7-1, 4-1 SEC West).

  12. Stanford (7-1, 4-1 Pac 10) 14 - The Cardinal need help in Pac 10 play, since Oregon is rolling and gave Stanford it's lone loss. Week 9: Won 41-0 @ Washington (3-5, 2-3 Pac 10). Next: vs. #13 Arizona (7-1, 4-1 Pac 10).

  13. Arizona (7-1, 4-1 Pac 10) 16 - Despite a loss against Oregon State, the Wildcats can get to the Rose Bowl, if they can win out in the Pac 10. Week 9: Won 29-21 @ UCLA (3-5, 1-4 Pac 10). Next: @ #12 Stanford (7-1, 4-1 Pac 10), in the game that will likely determine, if Oregon is in a race in the Pac 10.

  14. Iowa (6-2, 3-1 Big Ten) 17 - The Hawkeyes two losses @ Arizona and vs. Wisconsin can be highlighted by poor special teams play. Week 9: Won 37-6 at home over former #7 Michigan State (8-1, 4-1 Big Ten) to knock out the Big Ten's final undefeated team. Next: @ Indiana (4-4, 0-4 Big Ten), where Iowa has won 5 of the last 7 in series.

  15. Michigan State (8-1, 4-1 Big Ten) 7 - The Spartans don't play Ohio State this season, but the Hawkeyes put a dent in the Spartan armour. Week 9: Lost 6-37 @ former #17 Iowa (6-2, 3-1 Big Ten). Next: vs. Minnesota (1-8, 0-5 Big Ten) at home to clean up things.

  16. Oklahoma State (7-1, 3-1 Big 12 South) 18 - The Cowboys are playing far better than some thought they would heading into 2010. Week 9: Won 24-14 @ Kansas State (5-3, 2-3 Big 12 North). Next: vs. Baylor (7-2, 4-1) for a huge division game, something the Bears haven't encountered typically during the history in the Big 12. Next: vs. #t25 Baylor (7-2, 4-1 Big 12) that will determine plenty in the Big 12 South race.

  17. Missouri (7-1, 3-1 Big 12 North) 8 - The Tigers picked up a nice home win over Oklahoma, but the game in Lincoln knocks the Tigers back in the Big 12 North. Week 9: Lost 17-31 @ then # 13 Nebraska (7-1, 3-1 Big 12 North) to close out the conference history with the Cornhuskers on a familiar note. Next: @ Texas Tech (4-4, 2-4 Big 12 South).

  18. Mississippi State (7-2, 3-2 SEC West) 19 - The Bulldogs only blemishes are vs. Auburn and @ LSU. Week 9: Won 24-17 vs. Kentucky (4-5, 1-5 SEC East). Next: Bye week before hitting the road @ Alabama, against the defending BCS champ.

  19. Arkansas (6-2, 3-2 SEC West) 20 - The Razorbacks only blemishes are vs. Alabama and @Auburn. Week 9: Won 49-14 vs. Vanderbilt (2-6, 1-4 SEC East). Next: @ South Carolina (6-2, 4-2 SEC East), in a game that the Razorbacks could real play the role of spoiler.

  20. South Carolina (6-2, 4-2 SEC East) 22 - The Gamecocks and coach Steve Spurrier have an opportunity to win their first SEC division title in the SEC this season. Can they keep the wheels going in this race? Week 9: Won 38-24 vs. Tennessee (2-6, 0-5 SEC East). Next: vs. #19 Arkansas (6-2, 3-2 SEC West), in a huge inter-SEC game that has a huge impact on the East race.

  21. Virginia Tech (6-2, 4-0 ACC Coastal) 21 - The Hokies are the only remaining team in conference play undefeated, after a dismal start in 2010, the Hokies have won six straight. Week 9: Bye week. Next: vs. Georgia Tech (5-3, 3-2 ACC Coastal).

  22. North Carolina State (6-2, 3-1 ACC Atlantic) 24 - Coach Tom O'Brien is a good coach and picked up a big Thursday night win in conference play to close out October. Week 9: Won 28-24 vs. former #15 Florida State (6-2, 4-1 ACC Atlantic). Next: @ Clemson (4-4, 2-3 ACC Atlantic)

  23. Florida State (6-2, 4-1 ACC Atlantic) 15 - The Seminoles are enjoying their first season under new coach Jimbo Fisher. Week 9: lost 24-28 @ then #24 North Carolina State (6-2, 3-1 ACC Atlantic). Next: vs. North Carolina (5-3, 2-2 ACC Coastal) for Homecoming in Tallahassee.

  24. Hawaii (7-2, 5-0 WAC) nr - The Rainbows lead the WAC and have a huge opportunity in November to make some major noise. Week 9: Won 45-10 on Homecoming vs. Idaho (4-4, 1-2 WAC). Next: @ #3 Boise State (7-0, 3-0 WAC) in a huge game with national ramifications, as well as impact in conference play.

  25. (tied) Baylor (7-2, 4-1) nr - The Bears lead the Big 12 South, with only three games remaining. Could history be written in 2010? Week 9: Won 30-22 @ Texas (4-4, 2-3 Big 12 South). Next: @ #16 Oklahoma State (7-1, 3-1 Big 12 South) in even a bigger road game in back to back weeks for Bears.

    (tied) Nevada (7-1, 2-1 WAC) 25 - The Wolf Pack only lost was at Hawaii in conference play. Week 9: Won 56-42 vs. Utah State (2-6, 0-4 WAC). Next: @ Idaho (4-4, 1-2 WAC).

Out of the Top 25 after Week 9: former #23 Miami (FL) (5-3, 3-2 ACC Coastal) lost 19-24 to Virginia (4-4, 1-3 ACC Coastal).

We head into November with some outstanding races ahead. Will a non-BCS program get into the BCS Title Game this season? Will the Pac 10 and SEC allow one to get through the season unblemished?


Saturday, October 30, 2010

A Big Game in the Big Ten on Saturday at Kinnick Stadium: Iowa vs. Michigan State

#17 Iowa (5-2, 2-1 Big Ten) is a -6.5 favorite over #7 Michigan State (8-0, 4-0 Big Ten). The Hawkeyes won the last meeting in this series, as well as the last meeting at Kinnick Stadium in this series, a 34-27 2 OT win in 2007.

How much momentum will the return of defensive coordinator Norm Parker have for the Hawkeyes on Saturday? Iowa is coming off a 30-31 heartbreaking loss vs. Wisconsin. Michigan State is coming off a come from behind 35-27 victory @ Northwestern last week. Iowa needs a boost!
This game will be close, if history repeats itself. Kirk Ferentz first Big Ten victory as a Big Ten head coach came at Kinnick Stadium in 2000 over Michigan State. Iowa needs a victory on Saturday, if the Hawkeyes desire to remain in the 2010 Big Ten title race.


#7 Michigan State 34
#17 Iowa 42

  • Did you know that MSU lost @ Minnesota in 2009?

  • Coach Mark Dantonio has yet to win a bowl game as coach of the Spartans

  • Iowa has won at Kinnick Stadium over MSU each game played, since 1989
Saturday, October 30Th (times are Central Time)

  • Clemson at Boston College 11:00 a.m. ESPN-GP *2 / ACC Network (cable)

  • Louisville at Pittsburgh 11:00 a.m. MASN (HD) / SNY / ESPN-GP / ERTV (cable)

  • #23 Miami (FL) at Virginia 11:00 a.m. ESPN (HD)

  • Northern Illinois at Western Michigan 11:00 a.m. ESPN-GP / ERTV (cable)

  • Northwestern at Indiana 11:00 a.m. BTN (HD)

  • Oklahoma State at Kansas State 11:00 a.m. FSN (HD)

  • Purdue at Illinois 11:00 a.m. ESPN2 (HD)

  • Syracuse at Cincinnati 11:00 a.m. ESPNU (HD)

  • VMI at Army 11:00 a.m. CBSC (HD)

  • Tennessee at #22 South Carolina 11:21 a.m. SEC Network / ESPN-GP

  • San Diego State at Wyoming 1:00 p.m. MTN (HD)

  • Tulsa at Notre Dame 1:30 p.m. NBC (HD)

  • #16 Arizona at UCLA 2:30 p.m. FSN (HD)

  • Ball State at Kent State 2:30 p.m. ESPN-GP *2 / Fox 8 (cable)

  • California at Oregon State 2:30 p.m. DirecTV 617 / FCS Pacific (cable)

  • Duke at Navy 2:30 p.m. CBSC (HD)

  • East Carolina at Central Florida 2:30 p.m. MASN / (BHSN / WITN) (cable)

  • Florida vs. Georgia 2:30 p.m. CBS (HD) /

  • Miami (Ohio) at Buffalo 2:30 p.m. ESPN-GP / Time-Warner (cable)

  • #7 Michigan State at #17 Iowa 2:30 p.m. ABC *1 or ESPN (HD) *7

  • #8 Missouri at #13 Nebraska 2:30 p.m. ABC *1 or ESPN (HD) *7

  • Troy at Louisiana-Monroe 2:30 p.m. ESPN-GP *2 / (CSS & CST) (cable)

  • Wake Forest at Maryland 2:30 p.m. ESPNU (HD)

  • San Jose State at New Mexico State 3:00 p.m. ALT2 / Aggie Vision / ESPN-GP

  • Toledo at Eastern Michigan 3:00 p.m. ESPN-GP *2 / STO *8

  • #4 Auburn at Ole Miss 5:00 p.m. ESPN2 (HD)

  • New Mexico at Colorado State 5:00 p.m. MTN (HD)

  • Baylor at Texas 6:00 p.m. FSN (HD) (affiliates)

  • Kentucky at #19 Mississippi State 6:00 p.m. ESPNU (HD)

  • #14 Stanford at Washington 6:00 p.m. Versus (HD)

  • Vanderbilt at #20 Arkansas 6:00 p.m. FSS / SUN / ESPN-GP *2

  • #6 Utah at Air Force 6:30 p.m. CBSC (HD)

  • Michigan at Penn State 7:00 p.m. ESPN (HD)

  • #10 Ohio State at Minnesota 7:00 p.m. ABC *1 (HD) or ESPN-GP *2

  • #1 Oregon at USC 7:00 p.m. ABC *1 (HD) or ESPN-GP *2

  • Colorado at #12 Oklahoma 8:15 p.m. ESPN2 (HD)

  • Utah State at #25 Nevada 9:30 p.m. ESPNU (HD)

  • #3 TCU at UNLV 10:00 p.m. CBSC (HD)

  • Idaho at Hawaii 10:30 p.m. ESPN-GP *2 / Oceanic PPV

Games not selected for nationally available networks.

Akron at Temple 12:00 p.m.
  • Bowling Green at Central Michigan 2:30 p.m.
  • Florida International at Florida Atlantic 3:00 p.m.
  • Houston at Memphis 6:00 p.m. CSS (cable)
  • Kansas at Iowa State 1:00 p.m. - Traditional Game Time in Ames with no TV!
  • Louisiana-Lafayette at Ohio U 2:00 p.m.
  • North Texas at Western Kentucky 2:00 p.m.
  • Texas Tech at Texas A&M 2:30 p.m.
  • SMU at Tulane 2:30 p.m. KDAF-TV (cable)
  • UAB at Southern Miss 11:00 a.m. CSS (cable)
  • UTEP at Marshall 2:00 p.m. TBA
  • Washington State at Arizona State 6:00 p.m. TBA
  • William & Mary at North Carolina 2:30 p.m.
  • Not a fan of OOC games against FCS opponents this late in the season. Conferences need to do a better job of scheduling conference game during the season. Of course, this could have been a bye week for some teams. It's Halloween weekend ~ so, keep it safe and enjoy the 2010 College Football season.


    Sunday, October 24, 2010

    Iowa Hawkeyes lose Heartland Trophy for at least a couple of years, after 30-31 loss to Wisconsin on Saturday at Kinnick Stadium

    The Iowa Hawkeyes (5-2, 2-1 Big Ten) and Wisconsin Badgers (7-1, 3-1 Big Ten) will not play football again, until after the 2012 season. Next season, the Big Ten will add Nebraska, as the 12Th member, and break up into to separate divisions costing the annual series between the Hawkeyes and Badgers. Off course, if both are successful in winning their division they can

    Iowa 30, Wisconsin 31 - as the Hawkeyes lose for the third time, since 2002 in the series and the series is now knotted up 42-42-2 throughout the years.

    Saturday of Week 8 was an interesting day in College Football, with the #1 team in the BCS Poll falling in Missouri. Other teams, like Texas, Iowa and West Virginia fell at home. Iowa State knocked off Texas 28-21 in Austin, while Syracuse beat West Virginia 19-14 in Morgantown.

    Football Releases from the University of Iowa:

    It wasn't a good Saturday for Iowa, as penalties and special teams cost Iowa dearly. Wisconsin played a solid game. Iowa had an early extra point blocked, a field goal attempt was blown and penalties hurt special teams.

    "The real things that hurt us were the special team's gaffes. There's a
    lot of football left. We have a good team, but we have to play better and play
    cleaner. There are still five games left; this game is going to hurt awhile, for
    good reason, then we'll have to move on."
    - Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz

    No question, failure to call a "safe punt" defense on the final drive by Wisconsin was key to Iowa's loss at Kinnick Stadium. Iowa will have to regroup and get ready fast, since the Big Ten's top team, Michigan State (8-0, 4-0 Big Ten) will come to Kinnick Stadium this Saturday.


    Saturday, October 23, 2010

    Are you ready for Some Football? Not NFL, but some outstanding College Football in Week 8

    Saturday, October 23rd
    Times are Central Time

    Duke at Virginia Tech 11:00 a.m. ESPN-GP *2 / ACC Network (cable)
    Indiana at Illinois 11:00 a.m. BTN (HD)
    Iowa State at Texas 11:00 a.m. FSN (HD)
    Michigan State at Northwestern 11:00 a.m. ESPN (HD)
    Notre Dame at Navy (Meadowlands) 11:00 a.m. CBS (HD) /
    Penn State at Minnesota 11:00 a.m. ESPNU (HD)
    Purdue at Ohio State 11:00 a.m. BTN (HD)
    Rutgers at Pittsburgh 11:00 a.m. SNY (HD) / MASN / ALT / ESPN-GP / ERTV (cable)
    Syracuse at West Virginia 11:00 a.m. ESPN2 (HD)
    Temple at Buffalo 11:00 a.m. ESPN-GP / ERTV (cable)
    Ole Miss at Arkansas 11:21 a.m. SEC Network / ESPN-GP
    Florida Atlantic at Arkansas State 12:00 p.m. ESPN-GP *2 / (CSS & CST) (cable)
    Wyoming at BYU 1:00 p.m. MTN (HD)
    Arizona State at California 2:30 p.m. FSN (HD)
    Connecticut at Louisville 2:30 p.m. ESPNU (HD)
    Georgia Tech at Clemson 2:30 p.m. ABC *1 / ESPN (HD) *7 / ESPN-GP *2
    Houston at SMU 2:30 p.m. CBSC (HD)
    LSU at Auburn 2:30 p.m. CBS (HD) /
    Nebraska at Oklahoma State 2:30 p.m. ABC *1 / ESPN-GP *2
    Western Michigan at Akron 2:30 p.m. ESPN-GP *2 / STO *8
    Wisconsin at Iowa 2:30 p.m. ABC *1 / ESPN (HD) *7
    Central Michigan at Northern Illinois 3:00 p.m. CSNC (HD) / ESPN-GP *2
    Louisiana-Monroe at Middle Tennessee 3:30 p.m. ESPN-GP
    Hawaii at Utah State 4:00 p.m. ALT / ESPN-GP
    Washington State at Stanford 4:00 p.m. DirecTV - 617 / FCS Pacific (cable)
    Colorado State at Utah 5:00 p.m. MTN (HD)
    Alabama at Tennessee 6:00 p.m. ESPN (HD)
    South Carolina at Vanderbilt 6:00 p.m. FSS / SUN / ESPN-GP *2
    Texas A&M at Kansas 6:00 p.m. FSN (HD)
    UAB at Mississippi State 6:00 p.m. ESPNU (HD)
    Georgia at Kentucky 6:30 p.m. ESPN-GP / (CSS / CST / Insight (KY)) (cable)
    North Carolina at Miami (FL) 6:30 p.m. ESPN2 (HD)
    Air Force at TCU 7:00 p.m. CBSC (HD)
    Fresno State at San Jose State 7:00 p.m. ESPN-GP
    Oklahoma at Missouri 7:00 p.m. ABC (HD)
    San Diego State at New Mexico 9:00 p.m. MTN (HD)
    Washington at Arizona 9:15 p.m. ESPN (HD)
    Games not selected for nationally available networks.
    Ball State at Toledo 6:00 p.m.
    Eastern Michigan at Virginia 5:00 p.m.
    Illinois State at Northern Iowa 4:00 p.m. KWWL (Iowa Cable) for Homecoming
    Kansas State at Baylor 2:30 p.m.
    Kent State at Bowling Green 2:30 p.m.
    Marshall at East Carolina 3:15 p.m. (CSS / WITN) (cable)
    Maryland at Boston College 12:00 p.m.
    New Mexico State at Idaho 4:00 p.m.
    Ohio at Miami (Ohio) 12:00 p.m.
    Rice at Central Florida 2:30 p.m. BHSN (cable)
    Texas Tech at Colorado 2:30 p.m.
    Tulane at UTEP 8:00 p.m.
    Western Kentucky at Louisiana-Lafayette 4:00 p.m.

    #6 Oregon won on Thursday night at home vs. UCLA 60-13, while on Friday night College Football witnessed South Florida traveling to Cincinnati to beat the Bearcats 38-30. There are some outstanding top 25 match ups in Week 8.
    • LSU @ Auburn, Pick: LSU
    • Oklahoma @ Missouri, Pick: Oklahoma
    • Wisconsin @ Iowa, Pick: Iowa 28, Wisconsin 17
    • Nebraska @ Oklahoma State, Pick: Oklahoma State

    Friday, October 22, 2010

    Oregon 60, UCLA 13 in Thursday night College Football in the Pac 10

    #2 Oregon certainly has an offense today, in contrast to the performance in Boise in the 2009 season opener. After Thursday night's performance in Eugene, it may be getting harder and harder to not vote Oregon #1 right now in College Football.

    Why Oregon will beat UCLA on Thursday - ‎ESPN (blog)
    This week the Oregon Ducks will play their first-ever game as AP No. 1, but don't expect the Ducks' stay at No. 1 to be short-lived. Since No. ...
    No. 1 Ducks romp over UCLA 60-13 ‎ - The Associated Press

    Interesting to see that Colorado and Utah will be joining both Arizona and Arizona State in the same division of the Pac 10, soon to be Pac 12. The Pac 8 has come a long way and it is a little interesting that the four newest members are all in the same division ...

    Conference reveals two-division setup for football as Pac-12 - The Statesman Journal
    It's a whole new world in the Pac-10, er, Pac-12 Conference ...


    Thursday, October 21, 2010

    Two big games heading into Saturday in College Football

    Times are Central Times

    Thursday, October 21st

    • UCLA at # 2 Oregon, 8:00 p.m. on ESPN (HD) / ESPN 3D

    Friday, October 22Nd

    • South Florida at Cincinnati, 7:00 p.m. on ESPN2 (HD)

    There will be some outstanding Top 25 and other match ups on Saturday, but two games will wet the appetite as we head into Week 8 of the 2010 College Football season.


    Tuesday, October 19, 2010

    Michigan State at 3-0, Iowa and Purdue at 2-0: The Road is Long ...

    The Tony Barnhart Show on CBS College suggests that the Road to the Title in the Big Ten is through Iowa City, with Wisconsin, Michigan State and Ohio State all scheduled to visit Kinnick Stadium before the Big Ten season is concluded.

    "I'm not looking at the race; I hope our players aren't. To me, there is no
    race yet. We're two games into it...tortoise and the hare and all that stuff;
    it's a long race. And right now I know we have a tough game Saturday, that's as
    far as I've looked
    - Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz

    Ferentz: March to Big Ten title is a `long race' - The University of Iowa
    Iowa won't look at standings with No. 10 Wisconsin coming to town ...

    Big Ten Standings

    1. Iowa 2-0

    2. Purdue 2-0

    Kirk Talks Wisconsin - The University of Iowa
    Ferentz word-for-word from his Tuesday visit with the media

    Ferentz Press Conference Transcript (Oct. 19) - pdf

    Some other recent Hawkeye news:

    Ferentz: Parker could return next week - The Gazette
    Defensive coordinator Norm Parker could return to the office next week depending how his rehab goes this week, Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz ...


    Monday, October 18, 2010

    ESPN: BCS Countdown talking Iowa vs. Wisconsin

    Look for a classic game in a series that Iowa leads 42-41-2 on Saturday at Kinnick Stadium.

    Hawkeyes host Badgers as part of Family Weekend ...

    Both Iowa and Wisconsin are pretty good in run defense. Iowa's defensive line is among the nation's best, as is Wisconsin's offensive line. Strength vs. Strength.

    Does defense win out on Saturday at Kinnick Stadium?

    Iowa has a good set of wide receivers per ESPN. Derrell Johnson-Koulianos and Marvin McNutt are talented and they have the #3 rated QB in senior Ricky Stanzi throwing to them. The Big Ten Conference honored Iowa's Stanzi on Monday.

    Senior helped direct Iowa's offense to 38 points on the road ...

    Kirk Live Tuesday - The University of Iowa
    Iowa's head coach to meet the media, talk Iowa-Wisconsin at 12:30 Iowa time ...

    Hawkeyes No. 15 in First BCS Poll - The University of Iowa
    Iowa one of four Big Ten teams in college football most elite list ...


    Like in Basektball in 2006, the University of Minnesota dismiss football coach Tim Brewster in the middle of the season

    The University of Minnesota forced out a basketball coach after five straight losses in 2006 and now after six straight losses in football... Tim Brewster is out at the U!

    Monson resigns as coach at Minnesota - Men's College Basketball - ESPN
    Nov 30, 2006 ... MINNEAPOLIS -- Dan Monson resigned as the men's basketball coach at Minnesota on Thursday, one day after the Gophers' fifth straight defeat ...

    Tim Brewster out as Minnesota coach - Associated Press
    Tim Brewster, who arrived as coach at Minnesota in 2007 promising to take the Golden Gophers back to the Rose Bowl, was fired Sunday, one day after his ...
    Rand's list includes these fine coaches.
    1. Chris Petersen -- Boise St. head
    coach. Doubtful he would come, but may need a new and BIGGER challenge.
    2. Leslie Frazier -- close second, current Viking Associate Head Coach and
    Defensive Coordinator GREAT CHOICE
    3. Jerry Kill -- Northern Illinois
    University Head Coach
    4. Mark Farley -- University of Northern Iowa head
    5. Glenn Caruso, St. Thomas football coach. He is a good one with a
    bright and bigger future.
    - Michael Rand

    Mid-day talker: 5 candidates to replace Brewster -- one reader's opinion - Star Tribune
    Tim Brewster is out. That decision -- while one that shouldn't be taken lightly -- was the easier part of the equation ...

    Look at the University of Kansas, when they hired Terry Allen from UNI in 1997. Jumping from FCS to FBS is a tall step from FCS to a BCS school. Jerry Kill would be a better choice than Mark Farley. By the way, Farley went with Allen to KU, before returning to UNI to replace Allen's unsuccessful successor. Kill was at Southern Illinois, a FCS school, a couple of years ago and has done a nice job at Northern Illinois the past two and half years.

    Who sees Boise State coach Chris Petersen at Minnesota next season?

    Leslie Frazier does have prior head coaching experience at the college level, as well a brief stint at Illinois as an assistant coach. Does the University of Minnesota want to go with a defensive minded coach?


    College Football is exciting, but two major injuries this past weekend give us pause

    Our thoughts and prayers go out to a Luther College football player and his family, as well as a Rutgers University player and his family, due to spinal cord injuries that occurred over the weekend for two different players, in two different college football games.

    Luther College freshman football player Chris Norton suffered a fractured neck and compressed spinal cord in a collision during Saturday’s game against Central ...

    Rutgers Player Paralyzed: Eric Legrand Football Injury Video – A lot of people are worried about the condition of Eric Legrand as he was taken to Hackensack ...


    Sunday, October 17, 2010

    Week 7: Another change at the Top of Polls, as #1 falls in the Big Ten

    Last week, it was #1 Alabama falling @ South Carolina in Week 6. This week, it was #1 Ohio State falling @ #17 Wisconsin by the score of 31-18 in Week 7. In back to back weeks, #1 has fallen in College Football.

    Further, South Carolina didn't take care of business in Week 7 either, falling 28-31 @ Kentucky. Texas went to Lincoln to take out Nebraska 20-13. There were some other teams in the Top 25 falling in Week 7, with some falling out of the Top 25.

    Who's #1 after Week 7, heading into the first week of BCS Ratings for the 2010 College Football season? Here's our take, as we use both 2010 and last year as a compass to evaluate the Top 25 after Week 7. We are at the half way point for a lot of programs, as we head into Week 8.

    CIDsports Top 25 after Week 7

    1. Boise State (6-0, 2-0 WAC) 2 - The Broncos win on the road in WAC play with a 48-0 win @ San Jose State (1-6, 0-2 WAC). The Broncos may not get love by many voters at the top of the other polls, but they have won 20 straight games, including the '09 opener over Oregon 19-8. Next: Bye week in Week 8, then Tuesday night game vs. Louisiana Tech (3-4, 2-1 WAC) in Week 9.

    2. Oregon (6-0, 3-0 Pac 10) 4 - The Ducks didn't play in Week 7, but let's make them #2 in the poll after Week 7, after #1 falls in back to back weeks. Next: vs. UCLA (3-3, 1-2 Pac Ten) on Thursday night in a Week 8 showdown in the Pac 10. The Bruins are coming off an ugly road loss @ Cal, after stringing together three staight wins.

    3. TCU (7-0, 3-0 MWC) 3 - The Horned Frogs took care of business at home in a 31-3 win over BYU (2-5, 1-2 MWC) in conference play. Next: vs. Air Force (5-2, 3-1 MWC), who are coming off a 25-27 conference loss @ San Diego State (4-2, 1-1 MWC) to knock the Falcons out of the Top 25.

    4. Oklahoma (6-0, 2-0 Big 12 South) 5 - The Sooners win big at home 52-0 over Iowa State (3-4, 1-2 Big 12 North) to remain undefeated. Next: @ 17 Missouri (6-0, 2-0 Big 12 North) in a huge inter-division game in the Big 12.

    5. LSU (7-0, 4-0 SEC West) 6 - The Tigers left conference play to pick up a 32-10 OOC win vs. a FCS opponent, McNeese State (2-4, 1-1 Southland) to remain undefeated. Next: @ #7 Auburn (7-0, 4-0 SEC West) to determine who will remain undefeated and in sole position of first place in the SEC West.

    6. Alabama (6-1, 3-1 SEC West) 7 - The Crimson Tide rebounded with a 23-10 win over Mississippi (3-3, 1-2 SEC West) at home. Next - @ Tennessee (2-4, 0-3 SEC East), who like South Carolina, will welcome the Crimson Tide coming off a bye week.

    7. Auburn (7-0, 4-0 SEC West) 10 - The Tigers out gunned former #12 Arkansas (4-2, 1-2 SEC West) 65-43 in the highest scoring regulation game in SEC history. Next: vs. #5 LSU (7-0, 4-0 SEC West) to determine the leader in the SEC West.

    8. Utah (6-0, 3-0 MWC) 8 - The Utes continue on the road with a 30-6 win @ Wyoming (2-5, 0-3 MWC) back in conference play. Next: vs. Colorado State (2-5, 1-2 MWC), as the Utes keep pace with co-leader TCU in the MWC.

    9. Michigan State (7-0, 3-0 Big Ten) 11 - The Spartans win their Homecoming game 26-6 over Illinois (3-3, 1-2 Big Ten) to stay undefeated and at the top of the Big Ten. Next: @ Northwestern (5-1, 1-1 Big Ten), who will be coming off a bye week, after a disappointing home loss to Purdue.

    10. Ohio State (6-1, 2-1 Big Ten) 1 - The Buckeyes fall 18-31 @ then #17 Wisconsin (6-1, 2-1 Big Ten), which is the second time in back to back seasons that the Buckeyes have lost its second conference road game of the season. Next: vs. Purdue (4-2, 2-0 Big Ten), who are coming off a 28-17 home win vs. Minnesota (1-6, 0-3 Big Ten), costing Minnesota's coach Tim Brewster his job. OSU lost @ Purdue last season 18-26.

    11. Iowa (5-1, 2-0 Big Ten) 13 - The Hawkeyes after a bye week spoil the Wolverines' Homecoming game with a 38-28 win @ Michigan (5-2, 2-1 Big Ten). Next: vs. #12 Wisconsin (6-1, 2-1 Big Ten), in coach Bret Bielema's homecoming game against his alma mater. Iowa is 2-2 vs. the former player and assistant.

    12. Wisconsin (6-1, 2-1 Big Ten) 17 - The Badgers pick up the biggest win in coach Bielema's five year era at Wisconsin with a 31-18 win over former #1 Ohio State (6-1, 2-1 Big Ten). Next: @ #11 Iowa (5-1, 2-0 Big Ten) in a game that will showcase two programs that cherish good line play, good TEs and running the football.

    13. Nebraska (5-1, 1-1 Big 12 North) 6 - The Cornhuskers fall in Lincoln 13-20 in the Rematch game vs. Texas (4-2, 2-1 Big 12 South) to drop out of the Top 10. Next: @ #14 Oklahoma State (6-0, 2-0 Big 12 South) in back to back inter-division games for the Cornhuskers.

    14. Oklahoma State (6-0, 2-0 Big 12 South) 19 - The Cowboys take care of business on the road with a solid 34-17 win @ Texas Tech (3-3, 1-3 Big 12 South). Next: vs. #13 Nebraska (5-1, 1-1 Big 12 North) in a game that has huge implications in both division races.
    15. Florida State (6-1, 4-0 ACC Atlantic) 15 - The Seminoles avoid a home upset with a 24-19 win over Boston College (2-4, 0-3 ACC Atlantic) to remain undefeated in the division. Next: @ North Carolina State (5-2, 2-1 ACC Atlantic), who lost 27-33 @ East Carolina (4-2, 3-0 C-USA East).

    16. Stanford (5-1, 2-1 Pac 10) 16 - The Cardinal are coming off a bye week. Next: vs. Washington State (1-6, 0-4 Pac 10), who haven't won a road game, since '07 and a Pac 10 game, since '08.

    17. Missouri (6-0. 2-0 Big 12 North) 22 - The Tigers won 30-9 @ Texas A&M (3-3, 0-2 Big 12 South) to remain undefeated. Next: vs. #4 Oklahoma (6-0, 2-0 Big 12 South) in a game that has huge implication in both division races.

    18. Arizona (5-1, 2-1 Pac 10) 20 - The Wildcats won 24-7 @ Washington State (1-6, 0-4), despite losing QB Nick Foles to injury. Next: vs. Washington (3-3, 2-1 Pac 10), who picked up a 35-34 win over former #23 Oregon State (3-3, 2-1 Pac 10), who were coming off win @ Arizona.

    19. Mississippi State (5-2, 2-2 SEC West) NR - The Bulldogs pick up solid 10-7 win @ then #t25 Florida (4-3, 2-3 SEC East), as coach Dan Mullen beats mentor Urban Meyer. Next: vs. UAB (2-4, 1-2 C-USA East), in OOC play.

    20. Arkansas (4-2, 1-2 SEC West) 12 - The Razorbacks fall 43-65 @ then #10 Auburn (7-0, 4-0 SEC West), while QB Ryan Mallett is knocked out of the game with a concussion. Next: vs. Mississippi (3-3, 1-2 SEC West), in a big game for both programs

    21. Virginia Tech (5-2, 3-0 ACC Coastal) 24 - The Hokies continue its five game winning streak with a 52-21 home win over Wake Forest (2-5, 1-3 ACC Atlantic). Next: vs. Duke (1-5, 0-3 ACC Coastal), as the Hokies work to rebound from a disappointing start in '10.

    22. South Carolina (4-2, 2-2 SEC East) 14 - The Gamecocks blow a 28-10 halftime lead @ Kentucky (4-3, 1-3 SEC East) to lose 28-31. Next: @ Vanderbilt (2-4, 1-2 SEC East), in a crucial division match up in the SEC East.

    23. Texas (4-2, 2-1 Big 12 South) NR - The Longhorns traveled to Lincoln and defeated then #6 Nebraska (5-1, 1-1 Big 12 North) 20-13 to get back on track after back to back losses. Next: vs. Iowa State (3-4, 1-2 Big 12 South), who are coming off a blow out loss on the road @ OU.

    24. Miami (FL) (4-2, 2-1 ACC Coastal) t25 - The Hurricane took care of business on the road with a 28-13 win @ Duke (1-5, 0-3 ACC Coastal). Next: vs. North Carolina (4-2, 2-1 ACC Coastal) on Saturday to clear up who is #3 in the division to date.

    25. West Virginia (5-1, 1-0 Big East) NR - The Mountaineers opened Big East play with a 20-6 home win vs. South Florida (3-3, 0-2 Big East). Next: vs. Syracuse (4-2, 1-1 Big East) as the Mountaineers look to stay on pace in the conference.
    Teams falling out of Top 25 after Week 7: former #18 Nevada (6-1, 1-1 WAC), lost 20-27 @ Hawaii (5-2, 2-0 WAC); former #21 Air Force (5-2, 2-1 MWC), lost 25-27 @ San Diego State (4-2, 1-1 MWC); former #23 Oregon State (3-3, 2-1 Pac 10), lost 34-35 @ Washington (3-3, 2-1 Pac 10); former #t25 Florida (4-3, 2-3 SEC East), lost 7-10 vs. Mississippi State (5-2, 2-2 SEC West), to all fall out of the Top 25.

    A look at the FBS Conference Races, after Week 7 of play:

    • ACC Atlantic - #15 Florida State leads at 4-0 ahead of North Carolina State (5-2), who is 2-1, in second place in the division. Maryland (4-2) is third at 1-1 in the division.

    • ACC Coastal - #21 Virginia Tech leads the division at 3-0. Georgia Tech (5-2) is in second place at 3-1, while #24 Miami (FL) and North Carolina (4-2) follow at 2-1 in the division.

    • Big 12 North - #17 Missouri leads the division at 2-0, ahead of Kansas State (5-1) at 2-1, in second place a half game ahead of #13 Nebraska at 1-1, who pounded K-State in Manhattan in Week 6.
    • Big 12 South - #4 Oklahoma and #14 Oklahoma State both lead the division at 2-0, followed by Baylor (5-2) and # 23 Texas both at 2-1.
    • Big East - The conference saw every finally begin league play in Week 7, with #25 West Virginia, Rutgers (4-2), Cincinnati (3-3)and Pittsburgh (3-3) all at 1-0 to take on early lead.
    • Big Ten - Only three teams remain undefeated in conference play, with #9 Michigan State leading at 3-0, while #11 Iowa and Purdue (4-2) are at 2-0 early in conference play.
    • C-USA East - Two teams remain undefeated in the division, with East Carolina (4-2) and UCF (4-2) at 3-0 and 2-0, respectively. Southern Miss (5-2) trails at 2-1.
    • C-USA West - Southern Methodist (4-3) is the only remaining undefeated team in the division at 3-0. Houston (3-3) trails at 2-1.
    • FBS Independents - Navy is at 4-2, while Army and Notre Dame are both 4-3 after Week 7 of the 2010 College Football season.
    • MAC East - Miami (OH) (4-3) leads the division at 3-0, while Ohio U. (4-3) is at 3-1 and Temple (5-2) is at 2-1 to lead early.
    • MAC West - Northern Illinois (5-2) and Toledo (4-3) are undefeated and lead the division at 3-0.
    • MWC - #3 TCU and #8 Utah are the remaining undefeated teams in the conference at 3-0, while Air Force (5-2) trails at 3-1.
    • Pac 10 - #2 Oregon leads to conference at 3-0, while four teams follow at 2-1, with #16 Stanford, #18 Arizona, Oregon State (3-3) and Washington (3-3).
    • SEC East - #22 South Carolina leads the division at 2-2, with Florida (4-3) and Georgia (3-4) following at 2-3.
    • SEC West - #5 LSU and #7 Auburn lead the division at 4-0, with #6 Alabama at 3-1.
    • Sun Belt - Troy (4-2) and Florida International (2-4) are the only undefeated teams in the conference at 3-0 and 2-0, respectively. Louisiana-Monroe (3-3) trails at 2-1 thus far in the conference race.
    • WAC - Hawaii (5-2) and #1 Boise State are the only unfeated teams in the conference at 3-0 and 2-0, respectively. Fresno State (4-2) and Louisiana Tech (3-4) trail at 2-1.


    Iowa picks up 38-28 win @ Michigan on the Wolverines Homecoming to remain undefeated in the Big Ten

    The Iowa Hawkeyes win for the fourth time over Michigan in the coach Kirk Ferentz era. Iowa has back to back wins under coach Ferentz in 2002-2003 and now in 2009-2010.

    The Hawkeyes (5-1, 2-0 Big Ten) won 38-28 over Rich Rodriquez and his Michigan Wolverines (5-2, 1-2 Big Ten) to spoil Homecoming festivities in Ann Arbor. Iowa is now 4-5 as a Homecoming guest at Michigan.

    Iowa, which did not commit a turnover, is 2-0 in the Big Ten Conference with
    wins over Penn State and Michigan. It is the second consecutive Hawkeye win in
    the series and their first in the Big House since 2002. The Wolverines are 5-2,

    Points fly, teeth chatter during 38-28 Iowa win - University of Iowa
    Hawkeyes build 21-point lead, improve to 2-0 in the Big Ten Conference ...

    The game in Ann Arbor resembled a past Iowa game in 2002. The road opener @ Penn State, where Iowa build up a big lead, only to see the home team strike back. Unlike the 2002 game, Michigan couldn't get it tied up, as Iowa was able to get a key late field goal from true freshman Mike Meyers. Like 2002, Iowa won in Ann Arbor and on the Wolverines' Homecoming, again.

    "This is a happy lockerroom. Winning on the road is difficult anywhere.
    Winning on the road in this league is really difficult."
    - Iowa coach Kirk

    Big Plays Key to Big Win - The University of Iowa
    Big plays by a number of Hawkeyes key to big win over Michigan ...

    "It was a great team effort," who noted Iowa's 4-0 advantage in
    turnovers. "They are always critical to the outcome, particularly in league
    games, and proved to be again today."
    - Kirk Ferentz

    • Senior WR Derrell Johnson-Koulianos receiving - 3 TD receptions
    • Sophomore RB Adam Robinson's running and receiving - 2 TD runs
    • Senior QB Ricky Stanzi's composure, after a couple slow starts to open each half
    • Junior S Tyler Sash's interception and block FG return in the first half
    • Senior DT Karl Klug's forced fumble in the Iowa red zone to end a Wolverine drive in the 3Rd quarter
    • Iowa's red zone success, while Iowa's defense stepped up and spoiled the Wolverines twice in the red zone
    • True freshmen PK Mike Meyers converted on all five XPs and his 30 yard FG attempt

    Postgame Notes - The Unversity of Iowa
    Iowa vs. Michigan ...

    The 38 points scored by the Hawkeyes are the most for Iowa in the series against Michigan. Iowa scored 37 points in 1958. This series with Michigan has been a very exciting one, since the 1981 game in Ann Arbor, in coach J. Hayden Fry's third season. Like 2002 and 2010, Iowa won the 1981 game.Coach Kirk Ferentz was in his first season as an offensive line coach at Iowa in 1981.

    Iowa's path to the Rose Bowl and a Big Ten Championship doesn't get any easier in the final six games. Iowa will host back to back home games at Kinnick Stadium to close out October. Wisconsin (6-1, 2-1 Big Ten) and Michigan State (7-0, 3-0 Big Ten) are up next for the Hawkeyes in back to back Saturdays.


    Saturday, October 16, 2010

    Will #13 Iowa get it done in the Big House @ Michigan in Week 7?

    Iowa has enjoyed some nice victories in Ann Arbor over Michigan. The 1981 game in coach J. Hayden Fry's third season was a huge 9-7 win for the Hawkeyes. The Hawkeyes won in 1990 by the score of 24-23, with a late TD, then a interception to seal the game for Iowa.

    Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz in his fourth season at the helm picked up a huge win in Ann Arbor. The 2002 Hawkeyes beat Michigan 34-9 in Ann Arbor.

    Now, we have #13 Iowa (4-1, 1-0 Big Ten) @ Michigan (5-1, 1-1 Big Ten) for the Wolverines Homecoming game. Will Iowa pull off another Homecoming game win against the Wolverines in Ann Arbor? They did in 2002, as Hawkeyes took it to the Wolverines in the second half on way to Iowa's lone 8-0 season in Big Ten play and a share of the Big Ten title.

    How strong will Iowa's veteran team play in Ann Arbor on Saturday? None of the Iowa players have played at Ann Arbor, since Iowa's last game in the Big House was in 2006. Iowa is coming off a bye week, so will the Hawkeyes get off to a strong start or will they start slow?

    Iowa senior QB Ricky Stanzi is 21-5 as a starting QB, while Michigan sophomore QB Denard Robinson is 5-1 as a starter. Stanzi is #3 in the country in QB rating, while Robinson is the top dual threat QB in the country right now.

    Iowa sophomore RB Adam Robinson is the #1 guy for the Hawkeyes now. He didn't have a good outing in his first road game of the season at Arizona. Iowa needs their Robinson to play well. Michigan's sophomore RB Vincent Smith and junior RB Michael Shaw haven't made the yards on the ground that Denard Robinson has, but could they figure more into the offense vs. Iowa?

    Iowa has a talented group of receivers and tight ends. Senior WR Derrell Johnson-Koulianos could become the leading receiver lifetime in either yards or receptions for the Hawkeyes today in Ann Arbor. TE Tony Moeaki is playing on Sunday's now, but look for the Iowa TEs to play a huge role in Ann Arbor. Success at TE may be the difference as Iowa looks to click on offense in the Big House. Senior Allen Reisner and junior Brad Herman are players to watch on Saturday.

    The Hawkeye defense is missing two outstanding LBs from last season. Thus far, the Hawkeyes have not yielded a scoring TD on the ground on defense this season. Will Denard Robinson and the Michigan Wolverines make Iowa pay on the ground on Homecoming? Iowa has one of the outstanding defensive lines in the country in 2010.
    The linebackers are the key in Saturday's game at Ann Arbor. Will senior MLB Jeff Tarparian play, after injury knocks him out of back to back games? Will Iowa see true freshman James Morris leading the team in Ann Arbor? Tall order, if the youngster must step in and play for 60 minutes.

    Iowa over Michigan has a nice ring to it. Illinois pulled off a big win at Penn State last week and we are taking Iowa @ Michigan by the same score. Defense trumps Michigan's offense. Look for Iowa to take control in the second half and beat Michigan in Ann Arbor to spoil the Wolverines Homecoming.

    #13 Iowa 33
    Michigan 13
    in the Big House<>


    Week 7 of FBS: Saturday, October 16Th

    Who will end Week 7 in the BCS Ratings for the first time? That's right, the first BCS Standings come out at the conclusion of Week 7.

    We have seen games earlier in Week 7, as we get going again in the 2010 College Football season.
    • UCF took down Marshall on the road in C-USA play on Wednesday night.
    • West Virginia opens Big East play on Thursday night with home win over South Florida.
    • Cincinnati pulls off road win in Big East play on Friday night @ Louisville.

    Saturday, October 16Th (Printable Schedule w/ DirecTV channels)
    Times are Central Time

    • Arkansas State at Indiana 11:00 a.m. ESPNU (HD)
    • Boston College at #15 Florida State 11:00 a.m. ESPN (HD)
    • Illinois at #11 Michigan State 11:00 a.m. BTN (HD)
    • Maryland at Clemson 11:00 a.m. ESPN-GP *2 / ACC Network (cable)
    • Miami (Ohio) at Central Michigan 11:00 a.m. ESPN-GP / ERTV (cable)
    • Minnesota at Purdue 11:00 a.m. ESPN2 (HD)
    • #22 Missouri at Texas A&M 11:00 a.m. FSN (HD)
    • North Carolina State at East Carolina 11:00 a.m. CBSC (HD)
    • Pittsburgh at Syracuse 11:00 a.m. SNY (HD) / MASN / ALT / ESPN-GP / ERTV (cable)
    • Vanderbilt at Georgia 11:21 a.m. SEC Network / ESPN-GP
    • UNLV at Colorado State 1:00 p.m. MTN (HD)
    • Western Michigan at Notre Dame 1:30 p.m. NBC (HD)
    • #12 Arkansas at #10 Auburn 2:30 p.m. CBS (HD) /
    • California at USC 2:30 p.m. FSN (HD) / CSNB
    • #13 Iowa at Michigan 2:30 p.m. (ABC *1 or ESPN *7) (HD)
    • #19 Oklahoma State at Texas Tech 2:30 p.m. Fox Sports Plus (updated)
    • SMU at Navy 2:30 p.m. CBSC (HD)
    • Texas at #6 Nebraska 2:30 p.m. (ABC *1 or ESPN *7) (HD)
    • Wake Forest at #24 Virginia Tech 2:30 p.m. ESPNU (HD)
    • BYU at #3 TCU 3:00 p.m. Versus (HD)
    • Idaho at Louisiana Tech 3:00 p.m. MASN / ALT2 / ESPN-GP / CST (cable)
    • #14 South Carolina at Kentucky 5:00 p.m. ESPN2 (HD)
    • #9 Utah at Wyoming 5:00 p.m. MTN (HD)
    • Baylor at Colorado 6:00 p.m. DirecTV 617 / FCS Central (cable)
    • Iowa State at #5 Oklahoma 6:00 p.m. FSN (HD)
    • McNeese State at #7 LSU 6:00 p.m. FSS / SUN / ESPN-GP *2
    • Mississippi State at #25 Florida 6:00 p.m. ESPNU (HD)
    • #1 Ohio State at #17 Wisconsin 6:00 p.m. ESPN (HD) / ESPN 3D
    • #20 Arizona at Washington State 6:30 p.m. Versus (HD)
    • Florida International at North Texas 6:30 p.m. ESPN-GP *2 / (CSS & CST) (cable)
    • #21 Air Force at San Diego State 7:00 p.m. CBSC (HD)
    • #2 Boise State at San Jose State 7:00 p.m. ESPN-GP / KTVB (cable)
    • Ole Miss at #8 Alabama 8:00 p.m. ESPN2 (HD)
    • #23 Oregon State at Washington 9:15 p.m. ESPN (HD)
    • New Mexico State at Fresno State 9:30 p.m. ESPNU (HD)
    • #18 Nevada at Hawaii 10:30 p.m. ESPN-GP *2 / Oceanic PPV

    Games not selected for nationally available networks.

    • Akron at Ohio U. 1:00 p.m.
    • Army at Rutgers 1:00 p.m.
    • Bowling Green at Temple 12:00 p.m.
    • Buffalo at Northern Illinois 2:30 p.m.
    • Eastern Michigan at Ball State 12:00 p.m.
    • Houston at Rice 2:30 p.m. CSS (cable)
    • Kent State at Toledo 6:00 p.m.
    • Louisiana-Lafayette at Troy 6:00 p.m.
    • Louisiana-Monroe at Western Kentucky 4:00 p.m.
    • #25 Miami (FL) at Duke 12:00 p.m.
    • Middle Tennessee at Georgia Tech 2:30 p.m.
    • North Carolina at Virginia 5:00 p.m.
    • Southern Miss at Memphis 11:00 a.m. CSS (cable)
    • Tulane at Tulsa 6:00 p.m.
    • UTEP at UAB 3:00 p.m.

    Enjoy Saturday of Week 7 - There are games to enjoy! It will be interesting to see how the rankings fall out after this weekend.


    Sunday, October 10, 2010

    Week 6: We have a change at the Top of the Polls: Alabama Falls, after loss @ SC in SEC

    Week 6 had some interesting scores and outcomes. There is a major shake up in the Top 25, with former #1 Alabama Crimson Tide falling @ former #16 South Carolina, 21-35. Others were knocked off as well. Now, there are more questions, than answers as we closed out Week 6 of the 2010 season.

    • Is Ohio State ready to run with it the rest of the 2010 College Football season?

    • Is there really a clear cut #1? We had one briefly with Alabama, but now?

    • Who win in the SEC West? Can South Carolina win first SEC East division title ever?

    • Will teams continue to beat up on one another in various BCS conferences?

    • Will a non-BCS team emerge in the BCS title game for the first time this season?

    • Six teams are now bowl eligible heading into Week 7

    The first BCS poll will come out next week. Here's a look at the first Harris Poll of the 2010 season, which is a part of the BCS Ratings. It is time to shake up the Top 25, after last year's defending BCS title holder goes down in the SEC ...

    CIDSports Week Top 25 Poll

    1. Ohio State (6-0, 2-0 Big Ten) 2 - The toast of the Big Ten Conference moves up to #1, as the Buckeyes win 38-10 vs. Indiana (3-2, 0-2 Big Ten). Next: @ #17 Wisconsin (5-1, 1-1 Big Ten) against the program that owns three wins over the Buckeyes in the past decade.

    2. Boise State (5-0, 1-0 WAC) 3 - Will Boise stay in this spot? Time will tell, but if various BCS conference teams go undefeated for the season, it will likely be hard to keep out. Boise State is one of the most consistent FBS programs, with coach Chris Peterson in his fifth season. The Broncos win 57-14 over Toledo (3-3, 2-0 MAC West) in the final OOC game. Next: @ San Jose State (1-5, 0-1 WAC) back in WAC play in Week 7.

    3. TCU (6-0, 2-0 MWC) 4 - The Horned Frogs are not that far off Boise State. In back to back bowl games, the two programs have split. Maybe, we can see them head to head again at the end of this season to settle things? The Horned Frogs roll in Week 6 with a 45-0 home win over Wyoming (2-4, 0-2 MWC). Next: vs. BYU (2-4, 1-1 MWC)), who pulled off an important MWC home win over San Diego State (3-2, 0-1 MWC) to end a four game losing streak for the Cougars.

    4. Oregon (6-0, 3-0 Pac 10) 5 - The Ducks roll to a 43-23 victory @ Washington State (1-5, 0-3 Pac 10), but QB Darron Thomas leaves due to injury. Senior QB Nic Costa leads offense to victory in Pac 10 play. Next: vs. UCLA (3-3, 1-2 Pac 10), who fell 7-35 @ California (3-2, 1-1 Pac 10).

    5. Oklahoma (5-0, 1-0 Big 12 South) 6 - The Sooners enjoyed a bye week in Week 6, after the 28-20 win in Dallas in the Red River Rivalry game in Week 5. Next: vs. Iowa State (3-3, 1-1 Big 12 North), who will try to avoid back to back blowouts by Top 10 programs.

    6. Nebraska (5-0, 1-0 Big 12 North) 10 - The Cornhuskers rolled in Week 6 in prime time on Thursday night with a 48-13 win @ Kansas State (4-1, 1-1 North) to open their final season of Big 12 play. Next: vs. Texas (3-2, 1-1) at home, in a game the Cornhuskers and their fans have circled, after last year's controversial 12-13 loss in the Big 12 title game.

    7. LSU (6-0, 4-0 SEC West) 8 - The Tigers remain undefeated as they hit the half way point of SEC play in the lead in the West. The Tigers pull off a big 33-29 inter-division SEC win @ former #15 Florida (4-2, 2-2 SEC East). Next: vs. McNeese State (2-3, 1-1 Southland), an FCS opponent, as the Tigers leave SEC play for OOC play.

    8. Alabama (5-1, 2-1 SEC West) 1 - The Crimson Tide fall for the first time in the regular season, since the final game of 2007. Poor first half play on the road in SEC play finally caught up to the Crimson Tide, as the former #1 team lost 21-35 @ former #16 South Carolina (4-1, 2-0 SEC East). Next: vs. Mississippi (3-2, 1-1) in SEC West play, in a huge game for both teams.

    9. Utah (5-0, 2-0 MWC) 7 - The Utes in a way are a forgotten non-BCS program, since Boise State and TCU have enjoyed the spotlight, but the Utes simply keep winning in 2010. The Utes pick up a 68-27 road win @ Iowa State (3-3, 1-1 Big 12 South). Next: @ Wyoming (2-4, 0-2 MWC), as the Utes resume MWC play and future conference showdowns.

    10. Auburn (6-0, 3-0 SEC West) 9 - The Tigers likely deserve to be higher, but they still must play through Arkansas, @ Alabama and LSU in SEC West play. Auburn won a 37-34 road win on a last second FG @ Kentucky (3-3, 0-3 SEC East). Next: vs. #12 Arkansas (4-1, 1-1 SEC West), in a huge SEC West showdown, where there have been four straight upsets per Phil Steele.

    11. Michigan State (6-0, 2-0 Big Ten) 17 - This program may have the best track to a BCS bowl, since they don't play Ohio State in Big Ten play in 2010. The Spartans look like a better football program in 2010, as they win 34-17 @ former #21 Michigan (5-1, 1-1 Big Ten) to remain undefeated. Next: vs. Illinois (3-2, 1-1 Big Ten), who picked up first ever win in program history @ Penn State (3-3, 0-2 Big Ten), with a 33-13 road win at Happy Valley. The Spartans celebrate Homecoming vs. Fighting Illini.

    12. Arkansas (4-1, 1-1 SEC West) 12 - The Razorbacks picked up an important 24-17 road win @ Texas A&M (3-2, 0-1 Big 12 South) in a showdown of former SWC programs. Next: @ #10 Auburn (6-0, 3-0 SEC West) in huge SEC West division showdown.

    13. Iowa (4-1, 1-0 Big Ten) 14 - How good are the Hawkeyes in 2010? The Hawkeyes lost in Week 3 and they will face another road test in Week 7, after a bye week in Week 6. Next: @ Michigan (5-1, 1-1) for the Wolverines Homecoming game for 2010. Can the Hawkeyes spoil another Homecoming for the Wolverines, as in season's past?

    14. South Carolina (4-1, 2-1 SEC East) 16 - Is this season coach Steve Spurrier leads the Gamecocks further than ever before (ie: a division title)? The Gamecocks defeated former #1 Alabama (5-1, 2-1 SEC West) in a 35-21 home win in the biggest victory in Gamecocks SEC history. Next: @ Kentucky (3-3, 0-3) in a dangerous game for Gamecocks, with UK coming off a close loss at home vs. Auburn and still looking for its first conference win.

    15. Florida State (5-1, 3-0 ACC Atlantic) 18 - The Seminoles have played well, since the Week 2 loss @ #5 OU. The Seminoles won 45-17 @ former #11 Miami (FL) (4-2, 1-1 ACC Coastal) to take a good lead in the ACC Atlantic. Next: vs. Boston College (2-3, 0-2 ACC Atlantic) in division play in the ACC.

    16. Stanford (5-1, 2-1 Pac 10) 19 - The Cardinal rebounded from the loss @ #4 Oregon with an exciting 37-35 win on a final second FG vs. USC (4-2, 1-2 Pac 10) to win the third game in four seasons under coach Jim Harbaugh in this series. Next: Bye week, then Washington State (1-5, 0-3 Pac 10) for Homecoming in Week 8.

    17. Wisconsin (5-1, 1-1 Big Ten) 20 - The Badgers continue the woes for Golden Gophers under coach Tim Brewster in trophy games in Week 6. The Badgers win 41-23 over Minnesota (1-5, 0-2 Big Ten) at home, despite the "white" helmets for the Gophers. Next: vs. #1 Ohio State (6-0, 2-0 Big Ten) in the biggest game to date in the Big Ten.

    18. Nevada (6-0, 1-0 WAC) 22 - The Wolf Pack remain undefeated with a 35-13 win to open conference play in the WAC vs. San Jose State (1-5, 0-1). Next: @ Hawaii (4-2, 2-0 WAC) in a very important WAC game to remain at the top of the conference.

    19. Oklahoma State (5-0, 1-0 Big 12) 23 - The Cowboys played in the OOC in Week 6 with a road trip to a Sun Belt opponent. The Cowboys picked up a 54-28 win @ Louisiana-Lafayette (2-3, 2-1 Sun Belt), after they pick it up in the second half over the Ragin' Cajuns. Next: @ Texas Tech (3-2, 1-2 Big 12 South), who picked up a 45-38 win over Baylor (4-2, 1-1 Big 12 South) in Dallas to get first conference win.

    20. Arizona (4-1, 1-1 Pac 10) 13 - The Wildcats coming off a bye week continue woes losing tenth game in 12 games against Oregon State. The Wildcats lose at home in Tucson 27-29 to Oregon State (3-2, 2-0 Pac 10) to fall back in the conference race. Next: @ Washington State (1-5, 0-3 Pac 10), who are seeking its first conference win since 2008, when they beat Washington in 2 OT.

    21. Air Force (5-1, 3-0 MWC) 24 - The Falcons continue to lead the MWC with a 49-27 win over Colorado State (1-5, 0-2 MWC) at home. Next: @ San Diego State (3-2, 0-1 MWC) in another important conference road game.

    22. Missouri (5-0, 1-0 Big 12 North) NR - The Tigers opened Big 12 play with a 26-0 home victory over Colorado (3-2, 0-1 Big 12 North) to remain undefeated on the 2010 season. Next: @ Texas A&M (3-2, 0-1 Big 12 South) in Big 12 inter-division play.

    23. Oregon State (3-2, 2-0 Pac 10) NR - After two losses to Top 5 competition outside the Pac 10, the Beavers have opened conference play with success. Oregon State won 29-27 @ former #13 Arizona (4-1, 1-1 Pac 10) to continue success over the Wildcats, winning 10 of last 12 in series. Next: @ Washington (2-3, 1-1 Pac 10) in an important Pac 10 battle up in the Northwest.

    24. Virginia Tech (4-2, 2-0 ACC Coastal) NR - The Hokies hammered Central Michigan 45-21 at home in OOC play to win fourth straight. Next: vs. Wake Forest (2-4, 1-2 ACC Coastal) as ACC play continues for the second half of the 2010 season.

    25. (tie) Florida (4-2, 2-2 SEC East) 15 - The Gators are in unfamiliar territory under coach Urban Meyer, after 29-33 home loss to former #8 LSU (6-0, 4-0 SEC West). Next: vs. Mississippi State (4-2, 1-2 SEC West) in SEC inter-division play.

      (tie) Miami (FL) (3-2, 1-1 ACC Coastal) 11 - The Hurricane suffer a big 17-45 home loss vs. former #18 Florida State (5-1, 3-0 ACC Atlantic) to drop in the standings. Next: @ Duke (1-4, 0-2 ACC Coastal), who will be coming off a bye week, when they face the Hurricane.

    Teams falling out of Top 25 after Week 6: former #21 Michigan (5-1, 1-1 Big Ten), lost 17-34 at home to then #17 Michigan State; former #25 Northwestern (5-1, 1-1 Big Ten), lost 17-20 at home to Purdue (3-2, 1-0 Big Ten).

    Around the Conferences after Week 6 ...

    • ACC Atlantic - #15 Florida State is 3-0 to lead the division, while Maryland (4-1) is 1-0, as all others have one or two conference losses. Key Game of Week 7: pick em.

    • ACC Coastal - #24 Virginia Tech is 2-0 and the only division member undefeated in conference play.

    • Big 12 North - #6 Nebraska and #22 Missouri lead at 1-0, while Kansas State (4-1) and Iowa State (3-3) trail at 1-1. Key Game of Week 7: Texas @ #6 Nebraska on Saturday.

    • Big 12 South - #5 Oklahoma and #19 Oklahoma State lead at 1-0, while Baylor (4-2) and Texas (3-3) trail at 1-1.

    • Big East - Not everyone has begun conference play, that will occur in Week 7, but Syracuse (4-1) and Rutgers (3-2) lead the conference at 1-0 right now. Key Game of Week 7: Pittsburgh (2-3) opens Big East play @ Syracuse on Saturday.

    • Big Ten - #1 Ohio State and #11 Michigan State are both 2-0 in the conference and bowl eligible. Iowa and Purdue are 1-0, with four others at 1-1, including #17 Wisconsin. IU, Penn State and Minnesota are 0-2 to start in the Big Ten. Key Game of Week 7: #1 Ohio State @ #17 Wisconsin on Saturday.

    • C-USA East - East Carolina (3-2) leads the division at 3-0. UCF (3-2) is at 1-0, with Southern Miss (4-2) at 1-1 to open division play. East Carolina won the C-USA title in '09. Key Game of Week 7: pick em.

    • C-USA West - SMU (4-2) leads the division at 3-0. Houston (3-2) is 2-0, with everyone else with at least 1 or 2 losses in division play. Houston won the division in '09

    • FBS Independents - Army 4-2, Navy 3-2 and Notre Dame 3-3 ... and BYU (2-4) will join the list in 2011. Key Games of Week 7: Rutgers @ Army and SMU @ Navy on Saturday. Did you know: Western Michigan (2-3, 1-1 MAC West) is @ Notre Dame on Saturday?

    • MAC East - Miami (OH) (3-3) leads the division at 2-0, while Buffalo (2-3) is 1-0. Key Game of Week 7: pick em.

    • MAC West - Northern Illinois (4-2) and Toledo (3-3) lead the division at 2-0.

    • MWC - #21 Air Force leads with a 3-0 in the conference, with #3 TCU and #9 Utah right behind at 2-0. Key Game of Week 7: Brigham Young (2-4) and 1-1 in the conference @ #3 TCU.

    • Pac 10 - #4 Oregon leads the conference at 3-0, with #23 Oregon State right behind at 2-0. Key Game in Week 7: pick em.

    • SEC East - #14 South Carolina leads the division with a 2-1 mark, with #25 Florida at 2-2 and Vanderbilt (2-3) at 1-1.

    • SEC West - #7 LSU leads the division at 4-0 at the half way point of the season. #10 Auburn is 3-0, while #8 Alabama is 2-1, with #12 Arkansas and Mississippi (3-2) at 1-1. Key Game in Week 7: #12 Arkansas @ #10 Auburn.

    • Sun Belt - Troy (3-2) is 2-0 to lead the conference early. FIU (1-4) lost all there OOC games, but is 1-0 early in conference play. Key Game in Week 7: Louisiana -Lafayette (2-3) and 2-1 in the conference is @ Troy on Saturday for a big game.

    • WAC - Hawaii (4-2) is 2-0 early to lead the conference, with #2 Boise State and #18 Nevada at 1-0. Key Game in Week 7: #18 Nevada @ Hawaii.
      • peace

      Saturday, October 9, 2010

      Bye Week for Iowa: Changes the routine for the Day

      How will #14 Iowa @ #21 Michigan be next week in Ann Arbor?

      • #17 Michigan State is playing well against in Ann Arbor heading into 4Th quarter
      • #1 Alabama is in another dogfight heading into the 4Th quarter @ #16 South Carolina
      • Does #13 Arizona keep winning, with a game vs. Oregon State in Tucson?

      You have to love Week 6 in College Football for drama. Wow, Illinois wins big in Happy Valley! Georgia gets a win big over Tennessee! Sometimes those down can pick up the boot straps and pull it off ...


      Week 6: Some interesting games on Saturday

      Week 6 is off to a good start with Rutgers winning on a late field goal to open Big East play with a win over UConn on Friday night. Troy won Tuesday night over Middle Tennessee on the road to take the lead in the Sun Belt. Two Big 12 teams remain undefeated after Thursday night and Friday night wins, respectively.

      • #10 Nebraska looks like a Top 10 program taking down the Wildcats in the Big 12 opener on the road @ Kansas State
      • Oklahoma State wins on the road @ Louisiana-Lafayette and is developing into a program to keep your eye on in 2010.

      Saturday, October 9Th in College Football (Times are Central Time)

      • Bye Week for #14 Iowa in Week 6, with Michigan next in Week 7
      • Baylor vs. Texas Tech (Dallas) 11:00 a.m. FSN (HD)
      • Boston College at North Carolina State 11:00 a.m. ESPN-GP *2 / ACC Network (cable)
      • Central Michigan at Virginia Tech 11:00 a.m. ESPNU (HD)
      • Illinois at Penn State 11:00 a.m. ESPN2 (HD)
      • Indiana at Ohio State 11:00 a.m. ESPN (HD) / ESPN 3D
      • Syracuse at South Florida 11:00 a.m. MASN / SNY / ESPN-GP / ERTV (cable)
      • Temple at Northern Illinois 11:00 a.m. ESPN-GP / ERTV (cable)
      • Western Michigan at Ball State 11:00 a.m. ESPN-GP / ERTV (cable)
      • Tennessee at Georgia 11:21 a.m. SEC Network / ESPN-GP
      • Colorado State at Air Force 1:00 p.m. MTN (HD)
      • Northern Iowa at Southern Illinois 2:00 p.m. DirecTV 657 / FCS Pacific (cable) / MVFC TV
      • Akron at Kent State 2:30 p.m. ESPN-GP *2 / STO *8
      • Alabama at South Carolina 2:30 p.m. CBS (HD)
      • Arkansas at Texas A&M (Arlington) 2:30 p.m. ABC *1 / ESPN-GP *2
      • Clemson at North Carolina 2:30 p.m. ABC *1 / ESPN *7 / ESPN-GP *2
      • Michigan State at Michigan 2:30 p.m. ABC *1 / ESPN *7
      • Pittsburgh at Notre Dame 2:30 p.m. NBC (HD)
      • UCLA at California 2:30 p.m. FSN (HD)
      • UNLV at West Virginia 2:30 p.m. MASN / SNY (jip) / ESPN-GP / ERTV (cable)
      • Virginia at Georgia Tech 2:30 p.m. ESPNU (HD)
      • Western Kentucky at Florida International 2:30 p.m. ESPN-GP *2 / (CSS & CST) (cable)
      • Wyoming at TCU 2:30 p.m. CBSC (HD)
      • Utah State at Louisiana Tech 3:00 p.m. ALT / ESPN-GP
      • San Diego State at BYU 5:00 p.m. MTN (HD)
      • Colorado at Missouri 6:00 p.m. FSN (HD) (alternate in St. Louis)
      • Eastern Michigan at Vanderbilt 6:00 p.m. ESPNU (HD)
      • Oregon State at Arizona 6:00 p.m. Versus (HD)
      • Utah at Iowa State 6:00 p.m. DirecTV 623 / FCS Central (cable)
      • Auburn at Kentucky 6:30 p.m. ESPN2 (HD)
      • Purdue at Northwestern 6:30 p.m. BTN (HD)
      • LSU at Florida 6:30 p.m. ESPN (HD)
      • Florida State at Miami (FL) 7:00 p.m. ABC *1 / ESPN-GP *2
      • Mississippi State at Houston 7:00 p.m. CBSC (HD)
      • New Mexico at New Mexico State 7:00 p.m. ALT2 / Aggie Vision / ESPN-GP
      • Toledo at Boise State 7:00 p.m. ESPN-GP / STO *8 / WAC Sports Network
      • USC at Stanford 7:00 p.m. ABC *1 / ESPN-GP *2
      • Arizona State at Washington 9:00 p.m. FSNW / FSAZ?
      • Hawaii at Fresno State 9:00 p.m. ESPN-GP *2
      • San Jose State at Nevada 9:30 p.m. ESPNU (HD)

      Games not selected for nationally available networks.

      • Arkansas State at North Texas 6:00 p.m.
      • Army at Tulane 2:30 p.m.
      • Bowling Green at Ohio U 1:00 p.m.
      • East Carolina at Southern Miss 6:30 p.m. (CSS / WITN) (cable)
      • Florida Atlantic at Louisiana-Monroe 6:00 p.m.
      • Memphis at Louisville 1:00 p.m.
      • Miami (Ohio) at Cincinnati 6:00 p.m.
      • Navy at Wake Forest 5:30 p.m.
      • Oregon at Washington State 4:00 p.m. Comcast (Oregon cable)
      • Rice at UTEP 8:00 p.m. TBA
      • Tulsa at SMU 7:00 p.m. Cox 3 (Oklahoma cable)

      If you are watching college football, enjoy the action... it should be an interesting Saturday across the country with the line up of games.