After taking out all their frustration on poor Kent State last week in a 66-0 shutout, the Buckeyes have a bye week this week. While not having a game to watch is sad, there will certainly be enough going on this weekend to keep football fans entertained. Let's take a look at what else we can see later today.
Ohio State's off. How can I get my hate on?
We thought you'd never ask. Much hated rival Michigan takes on Utah in one of the more interesting games of the day. Just a week after getting shutout at the hands of Notre Dame, Michigan started slow against a paltry Miami (Ohio) side before pulling away and winning comfortably. Now they head into a contest in which although they opened as 6.5-point favorites, they now find themselves favored by just 3.5.
To see if the Wolverines can avoid a second letdown in three weeks, you'll want to tune in to ABC (ESPN2 if you're in the Southeast or Southwest). The game kicks off at 3:30 p.m. If you can't get to a TV, it's streaming live online for qualifying cable subscribers at WatchESPN.
Is GameDay going anywhere fun this week?
The ESPN crew will be heading down south to Tallahassee, FL, today, where No. 1 ranked Florida State will take on No. 22 Clemson in an ACC showdown. This game could prove interesting, as FSU's starting quarterback and winner of last year's Heisman Trophy Jameis Winston has been suspended from the first half of the game. That game will be on at 8pm ET on ABC.
LGHL's Matt Brown and I are now 2-2 on predicting where GameDay goes. He and I are probably not going to make the playoffs at this rate.
Since Ohio State isn't playing this week, I'll watch the rest of the Big Ten. When do they play?
The Big Ten plays all day, the earliest games starting at noon and going all the way to an 8 p.m. kickoff.
Purdue, Iowa, Northwestern, Wisconsin, and Michigan State all play at noon ET, with Maryland kicking off half an hour later. Rutgers and Michigan (as mentioned) each play at 3:30 p.m., and Minnesota, Illinois, and Penn State all start at 4 p.m.. Indiana and Missouri play each other at 4 p.m. in our only Big Ten vs. Big Ten game of the day. Nebraska rounds out the night with an 8 p.m. kickoff against Miami (FL).
Do you have one of those handy charts that show all the games this week?
Of course we do.
|Saturday, Sep 20, 2014||Time (ET)||TV|
|Troy @ (13) Georgia||12:00 PM||SECN|
|Eastern Michigan @ (11) Michigan State||12:00 PM||BTN/BTN2|
|Iowa @ Pittsburgh||12:00 PM||ESPNU|
|Southern Illinois @ Purdue||12:00 PM||BTN/BTN2|
|Georgia Tech @ Virginia Tech||12:00 PM||ESPN|
|Western Illinois @ Northwestern||12:00 PM||ESPNN|
|Bowling Green @ (19) Wisconsin||12:00 PM||ESPN2|
|Old Dominion @ Rice||12:00 PM||FSN|
|Tulane @ Duke||12:30 PM||ESPN3/CHSS|
|Maryland @ Syracuse||12:30 PM||ESPN3/ACCN|
|Maine @ Boston College||1:00 PM||ESPN3|
|Delaware State @ Temple||1:00 PM||ESPN3|
|Marshall @ Akron||2:00 PM||ESPN3|
|Hawaii @ Colorado||2:00 PM||PAC12|
|North Carolina @ East Carolina||3:30 PM||ESPNU|
|Louisville @ FIU||3:30 PM||FS1|
|Utah @ Michigan||3:30 PM||ABC/ESPN2|
|Rutgers @ Navy||3:30 PM|
|Army @ Wake Forest||3:30 PM||ESPN3|
|Florida @ (3) Alabama||3:30 PM||CBS|
|Central Michigan @ Kansas||3:30 PM||FSN|
|(6) Texas A&M @ Southern Methodist||3:30 PM||ABC/ESPN2|
|Virginia @ (21) Brigham Young||3:30 PM||ESPN|
|Nicholls @ North Texas||3:30 PM||AMSN|
|Norfolk State @ Buffalo||3:30 PM||ESPN3|
|Massachusetts @ Penn State||4:00 PM||BTN/BTN2|
|Texas State @ Illinois||4:00 PM||ESPNN|
|San Jose State @ Minnesota||4:00 PM||BTN/BTN2|
|Indiana @ (18) Missouri||4:00 PM||SECN|
|Florida Atlantic @ Wyoming||4:00 PM|
|Presbyterian @ North Carolina State||6:00 PM||ESPN3|
|Georgia State @ Washington||6:00 PM||PAC12|
|Bethune-Cookman @ UCF||6:00 PM||ESPN3|
|Northern Illinois @ Arkansas||7:00 PM||ESPNU|
|Mississippi State @ (8) LSU||7:00 PM||ESPN|
|Northwestern State @ Louisiana Tech||7:00 PM|
|Middle Tennessee @ Memphis||7:00 PM||ESPN3|
|Appalachian State @ Southern Miss||7:00 PM||AMSN|
|Miami (OH) @ Cincinnati||7:00 PM||CBSS|
|Murray State @ Western Michigan||7:00 PM||ESPN3|
|Idaho @ Ohio||7:00 PM||ESPN3|
|Ball State @ Toledo||7:00 PM||ESPN3|
|Utah State @ Arkansas State||7:00 PM||ESPN3|
|(14) South Carolina @ Vanderbilt||7:30 PM||SECN|
|(4) Oklahoma @ West Virginia||7:30 PM||FOX|
|Georgia Southern @ South Alabama||7:30 PM||ESPN3|
|(22) Clemson @ (1) Florida State||8:00 PM||ABC|
|Miami (FL) @ (24) Nebraska||8:00 PM||ESPN2|
|New Mexico @ New Mexico State||8:00 PM||ESPN3|
|UNLV @ Houston||8:00 PM||ESPN3|
|California @ Arizona||10:00 PM||PAC12|
|Southern Utah @ Fresno State||10:00 PM|
|San Diego State @ Oregon State||10:30 PM||FS1|
|(2) Oregon @ Washington State||10:30 PM||ESPN|
|Louisiana-Lafayette @ Boise State||10:30 PM||CBSS|
Got any questions for next week? Let me know, and we'll get them answered.