Playbook's College Football TV Guide!
September, 27, 2012
By DJ Gallo | ESPN.com
Stephen Mally/Icon SMIMark Dantonio's press conference performance after a loss is worth rooting for.We all have busy lives. Things to do. We can’t watch every college football game. So here are the best five you should watch Saturday. Five isn’t a lot. (All times are Eastern.)
5. Wisconsin at No. 22 Nebraska – 8 p.m. on ABC
The Cornhuskers will have a big advantage if injured Wisconsin running back Montee Ball doesn’t play. How did he get hurt? Maybe he was in the wrong place at the wrong time during Monday night's rampant rioting following the Packers game.
4. Tennessee at No. 5 Georgia – 3:30 p.m. on CBS
The suspended Bacarri Rambo is expected to return for the Bulldogs. So you could say this is a Rambo sequel. You could also say the Volunteers are river people. That makes this a fitting preview of how the game will turn out.
3. No. 12 Texas at Oklahoma State – 7:50 p.m. on Fox
“Before last week, I don't think there was anybody that liked me," Texas quarterback David Ash, who threw for 326 yards and four touchdowns in a win over Ole Miss, said this week. "Now everybody likes me." So Ash knows exactly how the NFL referees feel. No doubt they’ll both be booed again very soon.
2. No. 25 Baylor at No. 7 West Virginia – noon on FX
The Big 12 debut is a big game for West Virginia. It’s even bigger for the North Central West Virginia Airport. The tiny airport in Bridgeport, W.V., has a goal of 10,000 passengers going through its doors so it can meet the threshold to receive $1 million in federal funding. Baylor has agreed to fly into Bridgeport instead of the Pittsburgh International Airport, giving the NCWVA 300 travelers toward the 10,000 target. Kansas State and TCU have also agreed to fly into Bridgeport, meaning the airport needs to get its final 9,100 passengers from its four-plus daily flights to the exotic destinations of Clarksburg, W.V., and Washington, D.C. Shouldn’t be a problem.
1. No. 17 Ohio State at No. 20 Michigan State – 3:30 p.m. on ESPN
I don’t have a dog in this fight. Because dogfighting is wrong. Also, I’m not a fan of either team. So for pure entertainment reasons, I say we all pull for Michigan State to play horribly in a loss. Because angry Mark Dantonio press conferences are a lot more fun to watch than even the best football games.