What to watch, Week 5

There’s some interesting stuff happening on the weeknight games, so I have to get this out a day early.

(All times ET)

Thursday

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.

Friday

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.

Saturday

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.

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6 Responses

  1. Go Virginia!

  2. Indefinite suspension COULD be a week. Any bets?

  3. Will AF’s QB change really matter? Aren’t they down to the replacement parts stage now, any way?

  4. Sometimes a change of quarterback kick starts a team (reference USNA 2012)

  5. Jeez, GT is sloppy. Turnovers, penalties, ball on ground. If it’s like this, we could theoretically compete in the ACC…

    • Don’t know about that…. VT’s DL was downright scary

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