Why I believe they're playing college football today! Open chat thread
by Bob Timmermann
You can discuss it here. Games listed are in no particular order after the first two.
Michigan vs. Ohio State, 12:30 pm PT
I've heard about this one. A trip to Glendale is on the line. Presumably the one in Arizona. Michigan leads alltime 57-39-1
Cal at USC, 5 pm PT
For the Pac-10 championship. USC leads alltime 58-30-5. If the Bears win, they go to Pasadena (presumably in California) on January 1. If the Trojans win, who knows where they go: Pasadena, Glendale, Eagle Rock, Monrovia, Baldwin Park, Colton?
Auburn at Alabama in the Iron Bowl at 12:30 pm PT
The loser gets anemia! Alabama leads alltime 38-31-1
Indiana at Purdue at 9 am PT for the Old Oaken Bucket
It's just a cool nickname for a trophy. Purdue leads 67-35-6.
Washington at Washington State at 3:45 pm PT for the Apple Cup
The only Pac-10 rivalry game played today. Washington leads 63-29-6. The Cougars are bucking for that Emerald Bowl bid.
Illinois at Northwestern at 10 am PT for something
Bragging rights to the state of Illinois. The Illini lead 51-43-5
Western Carolina at Florida at 9 am PT
Western Carolina is in North Carolina. East Carolina is in North Carolina too. However, South Carolina is still in South Carolina. This is the first meeting of this storied rivalry.
Army at Notre Dame at 11:30 am PT
God or your country. You decide. God leads 36-8-4
UCLA at Arizona State at 7:15 pm PT
Well, I'll watch. The Hawai'i Bowl bid is on the line. Possibly. UCLA leads 14-7-1.
San Jose State at Hawai'i at 8:05 pm PT
Colt Brennan has a Heisman battle that's as quixotic as my battle to get rid of the double error. Spartans lead the 'Bows 15-13-1 alltime.
Rutgers at Cincinnati at 4:45 pm PT
Wow, this is actually important! Rutgers leads 7-3-1.
Buffalo at Wisconsin at 9 am PT
2/3 of Camp Randall will be drunk by the second quarter. The other 1/3 will already have passed out. First ... meeting ... ever!
Yale at Harvard at 9 am PT
A Harvard win and a Princeton loss to Dartmouth would create a 3-way tie for the Ivy League title. The Ivy League doesn't use tiebreakers. They're too good for that. Yale leads 64-50-8.
Oregon State at Stanford at 12:30 pm PT
Jon can come out of hiding on Saturdays now. Cardinal lead 47-22-3, but the Beavers have won 6 of the last 9.
Virginia Tech at Wake Forest at 4 pm PT
The Demon Deacons lead the ACC Atlantic Division, which differs from the Coastal Division in some subtle way. Hokies lead the series 21-11-1. Wake Forest hasn't won in this series since 1983.
Arizona at Oregon at 12:30 pm PT
Arizona tries to get in the Hawai'i Bowl mix with a win. Ducks lead the series 19-12.
New Mexico at BYU at 1 pm PT
In honor of my devoted MWC football fan reader(s). BYU clinches the MWC with a win. Lobos looking for a spot in the New Mexico Bowl. Cougars lead the series 40-14-1.
Iowa at Minnesota at 9 am PT
Floyd of Rosedale is at stake. Minnesota leads alltime 58-39-2.