Saturday, October 19, 2013

Saturday Week 8 of College Football on Eve of final BCS Run

The first and final season of the BCS Poll will take place, after Week 8 of the 2013 College Football season. Week 8 has often garnered an upset trend, so will 2013 be more of the same. The Magic 8 Ball was wrong on Thursday night, as Central Florida knocked out Louisville's path of an undefeated season.

Here's Week 8 Saturday:

Georgia at Vanderbilt 11:00 a.m. CBS (HD) / CBS Video - The Bulldogs are beat up and looking to get back onto a winning path in the SEC.

Minnesota at Northwestern 11:00 a.m. ESPN2 (HD) - Minnesota and Northwestern both opened the season 4-0 in OOC, but conference play has each at 0-2, so one of these teams will at least get a W in Week 8 to eliminate the naught in conference play.

Navy at Toledo 11:00 a.m. ESPN News (HD) - The Midshipmen travel into the MAC to face the Rockets and .500 in the short series history last played in 1990.

Purdue at Michigan State 11:00 a.m. BTN (HD) / BTN2Go - The Spartans seek to continue win streak in conference play, after lone lost this season to OOC rival Notre Dame.

SMU at Memphis 11:00 p.m. SNY / MASN / ALT / ESPN-GP / espn3 / ERTV (cable) - Note this is no longer a C-USA game, since each of these teams now play in the new AAC.

South Carolina at Tennessee 11:00 a.m. ESPN (HD) - The Volunteers are coming off a bye week, and have lost for the first time 3 games in this series dating back to 1903.

Southern Miss at East Carolina 11:00 a.m. FSN Affiliates / FCSP (cable) - A C-USA match up against programs on two different ends of the spectrum.

TCU at Oklahoma State 11:00 a.m. FOX (HD) - The Cowboys are coming off bye week and hosting Homecoming and have won the last two meetings in Stillwater in this series!

Texas Tech at West Virginia 11:00 a.m. FS1 (HD) - First year coach Kliff Kingsbury hits the Big 12 road after a Homecoming win over ISU to face WVU on their Homecoming, with Mountaineers coming off bye week!

UConn at Cincinnati 11:00 a.m. ESPNU (HD) - Huskies interim coach facing Bearcats first year coach Tommy Tuberville in AAC play... where home team has done well, except for Bearcats win last year.

Florida at Missouri 11:21 a.m. SEC TV / ESPN-GP / espn3 - Could this be considered an upset in both Week 8 and the SEC this week in Columbia?

Syracuse at Georgia Tech 11:30 a.m.(ESPN-GP / espn3) / ACC Network (HD) - An ACC game in Atlanta, as Orange head South with a Yankee-Southern match up unfolding in expanded conference play.

Charleston Southern at Colorado 1:00 p.m. PAC-12 Network (HD) / Pac-12 Video - The Floods of Summer are gone and the Buffaloes seek to rebuild on the gridiron, as well.

Colorado State at Wyoming 1:00 p.m.RSRM / RSNW / MWC Video - The expanded MWC brings us this Autumn traditional conference border war, as Cowboys seek to make it five straight!

FCS #1 North Dakota State at Southern Illinois2:00 p.m.ESPN-GP / espn3 / (ND NBC / Midco) (cable) / $ULive - Upset alert in FCS in Week 8!

Auburn at Texas A&M 2:30 p.m. CBS (HD) / CBS Video - As freshman in 2000, the Tigers went 14-0, but those days are long gone, as they travel to face the top freshman of '12, now sophomore QB Johnny Manzell, who lead a 63-21 win scoring on 11 drives, ending on a final knee on the 12 drive!

BYU at Houston 2:30 p.m. ESPN News (HD) - There has never been a previous battle of the Cougars, as it is the first meeting of both programs... an Indy vs. AAC team!

Duke at Virginia 2:30 p.m. FSN Affiliates / RSN (HD) / (ESPN-GP / espn3) - Does the home team continue success, at 5 out of 6 lately in this ACC series?

Indiana at Michigan 2:30 p.m.BTN (HD) / BTN2Go - This game was 36-33 the last time the game was played in Ann Arbor.

Iowa at Ohio State 2:30 p.m.(ABC/ ESPN2) (HD) - The Buckeyes have a 17 point margin of victory over Hawkeyes in past six wins... Iowa travels to Columbus on Homecoming.  Upset Alert? IOWA 28, Ohio State 27... is there an possibility a program down can end Urban Meyer's 18-0, 10-0 in B1G as Buckeyes coach?

Maryland at Wake Forest 2:30 p.m.ESPNU (HD) - Final meeting as two ACC teams, as Terrapins join B1G in '14, but visitor has lost six straight in series.

North Texas at Louisiana Tech 2:30 p.m. CBSSN (HD) - Dan McCarney's Mean Green head to Ruston on Homecoming, in a series LT has a taken 6 out of 7.

Oklahoma at Kansas 2:30 p.m. ESPN (HD) - Boomer Sooners hit road again after back to back losses, with most recent in Red River Rivalry vs. Texas. Bob Stoops have some work and Jayhawks will provide opportunity...

UCLA at Stanford 2:30 p.m. (ABC/ ESPN2) (HD) - The Bruins are a young & growing program, but Cardinals

UMass at Buffalo 2:30 p.m. ESPN-GP / espn3 / TW (NY) (cable) - The MAC offers the good, the bad and the ugly... Bulls should win game for first conference game in series.

Washington at Arizona State 5 :00 p.m. PAC-12 Network (HD) / Pac-12 Video - The Huskies are looking to find a win, after home loss to the Pac 12's leading Ducks.

Arkansas at #1 Alabama 6:00 p.m. ESPN (HD) - The Crimson Tide should remain #1 in the SEC and the Nation in the first BCS Poll, after Week 8.

Georgia State at Texas State 6:00 p.m. (ESPN-GP/ espn3) / (TWC TX/ SBN/ KNVA) (cable) - The Sun Belt no longer features Florida schools, but LA, KY, AR, AL, TX and GA.

Iowa State at Baylor 6:00 p.m. ESPNU (HD) - The Bears enjoy Homecoming at the Cyclones expense in Waco.

LSU at Ole Miss 6:00 p.m. ESPN2 (HD) - This is an important SEC West showdown for each program...

Old Dominion at Pittsburgh 6:00 p.m. FSN Affiliates / RSN (HD) / (ESPN-GP / espn3) - Is this game ODU's three's a charm, as Monarchs travel to 3rd of 5 FBS programs in transitioning from FCS to FBS play in C-USA next year?

USC at Notre Dame 6:30 p.m. NBC (HD) / NBC Video - It is a rivarly, with Notre Dame coming off bye week after winning 5 of first 6 in '13.

Florida State at Clemson 7:00 p.m.ABC - Who is the team to beat in the ACC in '13... likely the winner tonight in Death Valley, as Seminoles square off with Tigers!

Nevada at Boise State 7:00 p.m. CBSSN (HD) - The Wolf Pack hit the road, as the Broncos are rebuilding in '13.

Rice at New Mexico State 7:00 p.m. ESPN-GP / espn3 / Aggie Vision - C-USA Owls travel to Las Cruces to face the Independent Aggies.

Wisconsin at Illinois 7:00 p.m. BTN (HD) / BTN2Go - The Badgers have won three straight B1G titles, but welcome the Gary Anderson era now, while the Tim Beckman era is seeking first B1G win.

Utah State at New Mexico 8:00 p.m. RSRM / MWC Video - Bob Davie's program could use a signature MWC win in his second year.

Utah at Arizona 9:00 p.m. PAC-12 Network (HD) / Pac-12 Video - The Wildcats need to find the winning path again, while the Utes are coming off a Top 5 upset over Stanford.

Washington State at #2 Oregon 9:00 p.m. FS1 (HD) - The Cougars won on the road at USC to open Pac 12 play, but Eugene fields a real talented team and looks to return to BCS title game for first time, since 2010 season.

Oregon State at California 9:30 p.m. ESPN2 (HD) - The Beavers hit the road for Berkeley to face the Golden Bears in Pac 12 play.

The closure of Week 8 will welcome in the final run of the BCS Poll. Who makes the first Top 25 ... we will suggest our Top 25 after Week 8.

Go Team!

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