Playbook's College Football TV Guide!

October, 4, 2012
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Zach MettenbergerChris Graythen/Getty ImagesZach Mettenberger and the LSU offense are trying some new things. Namely, more punting.
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. No. 23 Washington at No. 2 Oregon – 10:30 pm on ESPN

It’s hard to know what to make of the Huskies. They lost 41-3 to LSU and then two games later beat Stanford. Or maybe it’s harder to know what to make of Stanford, who beat USC and then lost to Washington. Also, what’s the deal with LSU? They killed Washington and struggled with Auburn and Towson. And how did Towson stay with LSU but get crushed by Kent State? So much confusion. I guess we should just pencil in Oregon and Kent State in the BCS title game and move on.

4. Miami vs. No. 9 Notre Dame – 7:30 pm on NBC

It’s been decades since both teams have been relevant at the same time. I decided to do a video game simulation of this matchup, only using a video game from their heyday. So 1990’s "NES Play Action Football" it was. Unfortunately, I got not farther than the intro before my mom told me I had to go to bed.

3. No. 4 LSU at No. 10 Florida – 3:30 pm on CBS

LSU fans are understandably concerned about 1970s mustache aficionado/quarterback Zach Mettenberger and the Tiger passing offense. But don’t worry. Les Miles has it all figured out.

"Our quarterback play, by and large, has been very good," Miles said. "The thing that he does is he tries to extend the play. That puts him in jeopardy. We are not looking for Zach to extend the play. We want him to get it out of his hands. We may punt it a little more, but we can take away negative plays.”

So there you have it. How will LSU improve its offense? More punting.

2. No. 5 Georgia at No. 6 South Carolina – 7:00 p.m. on ESPN

This is a huge game in the SEC East. No doubt this guy wants to wake up before kickoff.

1. No. 8 West Virginia at No. 11 Texas – 7:00 p.m. on FOX

Like to throw a few back on a Saturday night, but don’t want to get too drunk? Here’s a drinking game for you to play while watching WVU-Texas. Do a shot whenever a player is tackled. You might get a little buzz, but you'll get nowhere near the state of that Georgia fan.

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