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College Football Schedule Week 7 Guide: The Regret Edition

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I was talking college football the other day with a Boston College grad, which is always a fruitful experience because all they can talk about is Doug Flutie and Matt Ryan. I might have said that both their conference and the Big East were irrelevant playing awful football hurting his feelings in the process. I think what got him was when he asked me which ACC and Big East games I’ve seen this season I had no reply to him. Actually I did. It went more like, “I’d rather pull polyps from my ass than watch that garbage.”

Being such a kind-hearted person I felt a little bad about this exchange, so I have made it a personal goal to watch an ACC and Big East game this weekend. But looking down below at the slop presented to us here in Los Angeles, I’m quickly regretting my decision. I know I made an argument last week that it didn’t matter what the matchups are since college football always guarantees exciting games, but I’m also regretting that statement. A whole lot of regrets in only the second paragraph of this piece.

First of all even if I tried whole-heartedly to follow through on my quest, at best I could only complete only half of it since the only Big East matchup played televised here in Los Angeles was last night’s West Virginia beating of South Florida 20-6. Sorry. I had Project Runway to watch*.

* Last season was awful and unwatchable, but this season has been very compelling and tear-filled. There are some great designers like Mondo and Andy who have always kept me surprised and in awe. Then there’s Michael C. who just bugs the shit out of me, sort of like that booger you have deep within the recesses of your nasal cavity that you can feel but just can’t get out no matter how far you dig.

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Secondly the best ACC game for me to watch will be at 9:00 am between Boston College and Florida State. There is one problem with this. I’ll be coming home late after covering tonight’s Kings game, so this should be interesting. I guess I have the Wake Forest-Virginia Tech matchup in the midday slate of games to fall back on. I’ll just say this - forgive me for not being excited enough to send a dong picture.

Before the television listings, let me make a disclaimer. I received messages last week complaining that I completely skipped over games. One went so far as to go on Twitter to meet me face to face to fix me (she has since taken down those tweets.) How dare I omit No. 11 Arkansas at Texas A&M! And what about the Florida State-Miami (FL) matchup, the first without Bobby Bowden on the sidelines for the Seminoles?

All these listings reflect the games available to us in Los Angeles without the aid of the internet,, ESPN Game Plan and what not. If it’s a college football game, be it Div I or Div III, and it’s being aired here in Los Angeles, I will list it. So if your No. 20 Oklahoma State at Texas Tech matchup isn’t listed here, don’t hate me. Hate Fox Sports Net and Fox College Sports for not televising the game, not me. I mean I don’t mind the hate when it’s warranted, and I have no regrets.

By the way the aforementioned Tweeter added me because she realized I was right and I told a nice story about Ryan Theriot. She loves Ryan Theriot. I think. Okay. Here are the listings.

9:00 am

Vanderbilt at Georgia. KDOC.
Missouri at Texas A&M. FSWest.
Arkansas State at Indiana. ESPNU.
Boston College at Florida State. ESPN.
Minnesota at Purdue. ESPN2.
North Carolina State at East Carolina. CBS College Sports.
Bryant at Monmouth. Fox College Sports Atlantic.

LAist Pick: Boston College at Florida State.

12:30 pm

Western Michigan at Notre Dame. NBC (11:30 am).
Arkansas at Auburn. CBS.
Texas at Nebraska. ABC.
California at USC. FS Prime Ticket.
Wake Forest at Virginia Tech. ESPNU.
Iowa at Michigan. ESPN.
Furman at Stamford. Fox College Sports Central (11:00 am).
SMU at Navy. CBS College Sports.
BYU at TCU. Versus (1:00 pm).

LAist Pick: Arkansas at Auburn.

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3:00 pm

South Carolina at Kentucky. ESPN2.

4:00 pm

Iowa State at Oklahoma. FS Prime Ticket.
Mississippi State at Florida. ESPNU.
Ohio State at Wisconsin. ESPN.
Baylor at Colorado. Fox College Sports Central.
Arizona at Washington State. Versus (4:30 pm).
Air Force at San Diego State. CBS College Sports (5:00 pm).

LAist Pick: San Francisco Giants at Philadelphia Phillies - Game 1 of NLCS featuring Tim Lincecum vs. Roy Halladay. FOX at 4:30 pm.

7:00 pm

Mississippi at Alabama. ESPN2 (6:00 pm).
Oregon State at Washington. ESPN.
New Mexico State at Fresno State. ESPNU (7:30 pm).

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