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NCAA Viewing Guide: Week 4

This week is awful.

Not a bad idea, Tommy.
Not a bad idea, Tommy.
Harry How

Yes, it is already week four of the college football season. Unfortunately, it's the fourth week of college football and there's MAYBE two good games on the schedule. As most teams (including Virginia Tech) are getting the last of their out-of-conference games in before the conference play starts in earnest. I had a tough time finding 10 "worthy" games, but I did it. YOU'RE WELCOME. This week I stray from my normal format because I really hate a lot of these games.

I'm serious. I struggled to get to 10. Have a look for yourself if you don't believe me.

North Carolina at Georgia Tech, noon, ESPN

This game has quite a bit of importance for Virginia Tech. Yet, you'll hopefully be watching Virginia Tech instead.

Toledo at Central Michigan, noon, ESPN3

Why is this game on here? Because Central Michigan has some sweet uniforms for the game. I told you this week sucked.

Pittsburgh at Duke, 12:30 p.m., ESPN3

Another game that will be of interest to Virginia Tech...strictly the outcome. No one wants to watch Pittsburgh AT Duke. No one wants to watch anything at Duke.


Tennessee at No. 19 Florida, 3:30 p.m., CBS

Last week, Tennessee gave up 59 points in a loss to Oregon. Oh, and all 59 points were scored in the first three quarters. Florida is 1-1, struggling out of the gate before defeating Toledo and then losing to Miami on the road--which was basically a home game. Gary Danielson recently called the Gators the most underrated team in the country. I don't buy it. Yet, given their upcoming schedule, they'll be 4-1 and in the top 10 heading into a game with LSU.

Michigan State at No. 22 Notre Dame, 3:30 p.m., NBC

I think Notre Dame goes down in this one. Hell, they struggled with Purdue. The Irish continue their farewell tour of the midwest so mind your midwest manners in this one. Actually, I don't care. Jump on the bed, put your feet up on the couch, sneeze without covering your mouth and nose you barbarian. WE'RE ALL GONNA DIE ANYWAY.

West Virginia at Maryland, 3:30 p.m., ESPNU

In the battle for weirdest Virginia neighbor to the north, West Virginia brings their couch burning while Maryland brings their crab cakes and football. If I learned one thing from Wedding Crashers--other than that I can do a mean Christopher Walken impression--it's that's what Maryland does: crab cakes and football.

No. 23 Arizona State at No. 5 Stanford, 7 p.m., FOX

Quite seriously, this might be the only game on the schedule that is worth watching. I plan to watch it, if eyes haven't fallen out of their sockets by this point. This will be the first substantial test for Stanford as they face a Arizona State team that narrowly escaped with a win over Wisconsin last week in one of the weirdest endings that I've ever seen. Okay, that I've ever seen a replay of.

Southern Methodist at No. 10 Texas A&M, 7 p.m., ESPNU

GOOD OL' TEXAS SHOOT OUT. Probably not for one team, but I can dream. If A&M receiver Mike Evans tops his 279-yard performance from a week ago, I'll probably just go "wow, neat" and then remember that it's against SMU.

Auburn at No. 6 LSU, 7:45 p.m., ESPN

The Tigers will go against the Tigers and I think the Tigers will be better at tigering than the other Tigers. However, if the Tigers come to play, the Tigers better watch out or they may lose to the Tigers. I still pretty confident though that the Tigers will pull this one out, they just have too much for the Tigers to keep up with.

Utah at BYU, 10:15 p.m., ESPN2

And this day mercifully comes to a close with a good ol' fashioned Utahn battle.

When image searching BYU football, I found this gem: