College Football Listings Week 5: Beware of the Upset
Looking at the schedule of games below, it looks like a wading pool of shit for Week 5. LSU playing Towson? What the hell is a "Towson"?
But looking back to Thursday night when Washington upset No. 8 Stanford, if these favorites aren't careful bad things can happen. Stanford's offense collapsed in the face of Washington's defense particularly outside of the hashes, and with what happened at Centurylink Field on Monday it probably shouldn't have been surprising. However unlike the Seahawks, at least the Huskies win was legitimate.
Last year when Oklahoma State as the No. 2 ranked team in the country went to Iowa State on Nov. 18, no one would have thought the game would be close. Perhaps the Cowboys were looking ahead to the Bedlam Series, their final game of the regular season. Not only did the Cyclones take it to overtime, but they upset Oklahoma State 37-31 on that Thursday night.
It's easy to see Boston College pulling the same upset over Clemson. Or SMU stealing one from TCU. Who's to say that Kentucky can't pull out the miracle against South Carolina?
In other news, it sounds like UCLA head coach Jim Mora didn't heed my advice from last week: chill the fuck out. On Wednesday, Mora threw out not only the media but the sports information department from practice after he found cameramen setting up where he didn't like them.
I guess Mora was still cranky after losing to Oregon State last Saturday.
Here's the schedule, but there really are no standout games.
Arkansas at Texas A&M. 9:00 a.m. KDOC.
Baylor at West Virginia. 9:00 a.m. FX.
North Carolina State at Miami (FL). 9:00 a.m. ESPNU.
Penn State at Illinois. 9:00 a.m. ESPN.
Minnesota at Iowa. 9:00 a.m. ESPN2.
Missouri at Central Florida. 9:00 a.m. FSWest.
Middle Tennessee Tech at Georgia Tech. 9:00 a.m. Prime Ticket.
Eastern Kentucky at Tennessee-Martin. 9:00 a.m. Fox College Sports Pacific.
Central Connecticut State at Sacred Heart. 9:00 a.m. Fox College Sports Atlantic.
Stony Brook at Army. 9:00 a.m. CBS Sports Net.
Pennsylvania at Dartmouth. 9:00 a.m. NBC Sports Net.
Tennessee at Georgia. 12:30 p.m. CBS.
Ohio State at Michigan State. 12:30 p.m. ABC.
Cincinnati at Virginia Tech. 12:30 p.m. ESPNU.
Clemson at Boston College. 12:30 p.m. ESPN2.
Houston at Rice. 12:30 p.m. FSWest.
Idaho at North Carolina. 12:30 p.m. Prime Ticket.
Westchester at California (PA). 12:30 p.m. Fox College Sports Pacific.
San Jose State at Navy. 12:30 p.m. CBS Sports Net.
Florida A&M at Southern. 12:30 p.m. NBC Sports Net.
Arizona State at California. 1:00 p.m. FX.
UCLA at Colorado. 3:00 p.m. Pac-12 Net.
Florida State at South Florida. 3:00 p.m. ESPN.
Towson at LSU. 4:00 p.m. ESPNU.
South Carolina at Kentucky. 4:00 p.m. ESPN2.
TCU at SMU. 4:00 p.m. FSWest.
Texas Tech at Iowa State. 4:00 p.m. Fox College Sports Central.
Texas at Oklahoma State. 4:30 p.m. Fox.
Louisville at Southern Mississippi. 5:00 p.m. CBS Sports Net.
Wisconsin at Nebraska. 5:15 p.m. ABC.
Mississippi at Alabama. 6:15 p.m. ESPN.
Oregon State at Arizona. 7:00 p.m. Pac-12 Net.
Oregon at Washington State. 7:30 p.m. ESPN2.