Here’s your homework for this weekend:
(All times ET)
Air Force at Boise State – 8:00 – ESPN
Let’s all read what HDMF has to say about the Smurf Turf, then ask ourselves how on earth there are people in this world that actually buy into his shtick.
Stanford at Army – Noon – CBS Sports Network
I’m all about schadenfreude when it comes to Army and Air Force, but watching this one almost seems mean. I don’t know how much of this game I’ll be able to take. I am curious to see how Stanford lines up. I’m also curious to see if it matters. Maybe Army’s offense can hold onto the ball and give the Cardinal a scare. Otherwise it’s going to be one of those “the scoreboard is a lie” games.
New Mexico at Pittsburgh – 12:30 – ACC Network/ESPN3
As an analyst, Bob Davie talked a lot about how much he hated coaching against option offenses. As New Mexico’s coach, he’s putting his money where his mouth is. The Lobos run a shotgun option offense that’s pretty entertaining to watch. More importantly for us, it might give us an idea how Pitt will line up against Navy.
Georgia Tech at Duke – 3:30 – ESPNU
No, I won’t be watching this while the Navy game is on. I will record it to watch later, though. Should be self-explanatory.
Notre Dame at Purdue – 8:00 – ABC
Notre Dame lost to Michigan last week, but I don’t think there’s any shame in that this year. If they struggle against Purdue, though, that might reveal a few weaknesses.