Well, we received great news this week college football with the Big Ten coming back! Problem is…not this week and I hate to tell you this. The SEC is not back this week either, but next week we get them. I’m happy that football is back, but it’s basically another cupcake week for the Big 12 and ACC. Let’s look at some of the games this week and let Sports Obsessive tell you all about them.
Houston (0-0) at Baylor (0-0), Saturday, 11 a.m., Fox
College Football: Austin Peay (0-2) at No. 13 Cincinnati (0-0), Saturday, 11 a.m., ESPN+
Don’t write! Yes, I know this starts at 11am too, but since it is on ESPN+, we know it will start behind the Baylor game. If you think that one will be boring, this one definitely will be unless you love watching Cincy score. The Bearcats have 16 returning starters and their last two college football seasons have been 11 win seasons. Austin Pray is still an up and coming FCS opponent. It will be a total blowout.
Tulsa (0-0) at No. 11 Oklahoma State (0-0), Saturday, 11 a.m., ESPN
Coach Mike Gundy has been in the news all summer long about a shirt advertising an conservative news shirt. This caused an uproar among many players including his star running back, Chuba Hubbard. All these team issues shouldn’t cause any major problems for Oklahoma State in this game.
Pick: Oklahoma State
South Florida (1-0) at No. 7 Notre Dame (1-0), Saturday, 1:30 p.m., USA
No. 14 UCF (0-0) at Georgia Tech (1-0), Saturday, 2:30 p.m., ABC
No. 24 Appalachian State (1-0) at Marshall (1-0), Saturday, 2:30 p.m., CBS
For those of you who don’t know I’m on the Marshall University bandwagon. This is the 50th anniversary of their football plane going down that is told in We Are Marshall. Plus I’m from West Virginia and went at one time to Marshall University. Appy State barely won against Charlotte with a fourth quarter 14 point comeback. However, Marshall’s new quarterback Grant Wells had a coming out party last week by throwing for 307 yards. I’m picking the upset. Let’s go Marshall! We all are Marshall this season.
Pick: Marshall (+5)
No. 17 Miami, Fla. (1-0) at No. 18 Louisville (1-0), Saturday, 6:30 p.m., ABC
This is the only ranked game of the week. Should they be ranked? I’m not sure since both are ACC. I’m not really into this one especially with the Miami Hurricanes in it. The Hurricanes’ defense has to hold Louisville in this game. The Cardinals’ quarterback, Micale Cunningham had a big week last week with 343 yards. He’ll need another one this week. I’m taking the Cards.