We’ll skip the big preamble and just get right into it. This week we’ve got eyes all over the place because Ole Miss ain’t playing pigskin. That’s something of a relief, especially because it frees up your Saturday viewing activities to deal with chores and errands, or shut yourself into the house and watch the Pac-12’s circular firing squad. That’s mostly what we’re doing, anyway.
Alright, let’s do it.
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 25
There is a lot going on Thursday and Friday this week. Like, A LOT. Take your pick of the lot, but these two little ditties on Thursday should provide some quality entertainment.
Baylor at No. 13 West Virginia
6 p.m. CT on FS1 and streaming online at FOXSportsGO
Baylor is bad, and West Virginia has happily joined the ranks of CHAOS TEAMs, alongside Indiana and Ole Miss. If you’re betting this game — and honestly, how much do you hate your financial portfolio if you are? — aim for the OVER.
No. 25 Appalachian State at Georgia Southern
6:30 p.m. CT on ESPNU and streaming online at WatchESPN
As fans of Podcast Ain’t Played Nobody, we too are enthusiastically into #HipsterFootball, and this Thursday offering promises A LOT OF RUNNING THE DANG BALL, PAWL. Both teams enter the Octagon with just a single loss, but App State is favored by 10 points. OddsShark predicts a final score of 43-27, but with this thing going down midweek in Statesboro, Georgia Southern looks like a nice COVER.
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 26
Like we said, A LOT is going on here, especially in this late game. It’s the end of the week, and you deserve some real excitement in your life. Ole Miss is on a bye, so just have at it.
Miami at Boston College
6 p.m. CT on ESPN and streaming online at WatchESPN
Hahahaha! HAHAHAHA! MWHAHAHAHA! OH MERCY GAHAHAHAHA! YES DIRECTLY INTO YOUR OPTIC NERVES DON’T LOOK AWAY. AHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!
Indiana at Minnesota
7 p.m. CT on FS1 and streaming online at FOXSportsGO
If you thought things were going to get weird up in Boston, WELL THIS ONE’S FOR YOU, FRIENDO. #RowTheBoat.
No. 23 Utah at UCLA
8:30 p.m. on ESPN and streaming online at WatchESPN
Cleanse your palate with a good old fashioned ass-kicking on the part of Utah, which is damn good this year. How long can Chip Kelly last out there, en serio?
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 27 (EARLY GAMES)
Thin pickings here. Louisville and Wake Forest might get a little weird in the noon slate, and Virginia might get Larry Fedora shit-canned outta UNC, but choose wisely, dear traveler.
No. 20 Wisconsin at Northwestern
11 a.m. CT on FOX and streaming online at FOXSportsGO
Northwestern scared the shit out of Michigan a couple of weeks ago at home. Do they have another such performance in them this season?
No. 9 Florida vs. No. 7 Georgia
2:30 p.m. CT on CBS and streaming online at CBS Sports
This is the first year in quite some time that the Cocktail Party holds not just SEC East implications, but NATIONAL narratives. Can Georgia recover from the loss in Baton Rouge? What will it look like when Florida really has to test their mettle against a team not named Kentucky? Would you rather take Kirby Smart or Dan Mullen in a fistfight? HOO BOY this game is going to get stupid in a hell of a hurry. We’re not even going to provide the betting lines here, because we respect your bank account.
No. 18 Iowa at No. 17 Penn State
2:30 p.m. CT on ESPN and streaming online at WatchESPN
Just something to keep in mind when the fourth quarter pops off for some very B1G shit, which it will.
NIGHT GAMES (DOES NOT INCLUDE THE #PAC12AFTERDARK; THEY ARE A DIFFERENT SUBHEADING)
Okay so apparently we’re just watching the Pac-12 for the rest of evening.
No. 14 Washington State at No. 24 Stanford
6 p.m. CT on Pac-12 Network and streaming online at Pac-12 Network Live (subscription required, sorry)
This game technically qualifies as #Pac12AfterDark, but it starts at 4 p.m. local time. We’re listing it here because one of the most intriguing storylines of this year’s season is just how high Mike Leach’s outfit can fly this year. Take the OVER and go get that pressure washer you’ve been eyeing since summer ended.
PAC-12 AFTER DARK
No. 19 Oregon at Arizona
9:30 p.m. CT on ESPN and streaming online at WatchESPN
Arizona is in a bad place right now, and Oregon is fresh off a snakebite at the hands of Mike Leach and Washington State, which, yeah. OddsShark has the Ducks as 9.5-point favorites currently, so picking Zona to COVER at home actually feels fairly sweet.