There’s some interesting stuff happening on the weeknight games, so I have to get this out a day early.
(All times ET)
Virginia Tech at Georgia Tech – 7:30 – ESPN
Frank Beamer vs. Paul Johnson? The dean of cut block complainers vs. a man who cut blocked his own mother as he was being born? No I certainly do not have anything better to do on a Thursday night.
Utah State at San Jose State – 9:00 – ESPN
This game should feature enough offense that it won’t end until sometime around around 6. Chuckie Keeton vs. David Fales? That will be a lot of fun, at least until sometime in the second quarter when you realize that the Mids have to play the latter at the end of the season.
South Alabama at Tennessee – Noonish – SEC Network/ESPN3
The appetizer for the Navy game will be another look at future opponent South Alabama. It’s not necessarily weird that the Jaguars are 2-1. It is a bit weird that the wins came over Tulane and Western Kentucky while the loss came against Southern Utah.
Virginia at Pittsburgh – 12:30 – FSN affiliates
I need this game to determine whether Duke has a good offense or Pitt has a bad defense.
Army vs. Louisiana Tech – 4:00 – FS1
Another winnable game for Army. Joined in progress after the end of the Navy game. Toledo and Duke are also playing in 3:00 games on ESPN3, but I don’t know if I’ll get to those since there probably won’t be much left by the time the Mids are done playing.
Air Force at Nevada – 8:00 – CBS Sports Network
This game just got a lot more interesting now that Jaleel Awini has been suspended.