I realize this is the second time I’m using the weather as a guide, but I don’t care because at State College this Saturday it’s going to be a high of 61 degrees and partly cloudy. Guys we reach Peeeeeaaaaaaakkkkkkk football weather. let’s gooooooooooooooooo!!
No. 20 Florida at No. 11 Tennessee
3:30 p.m. – CBS
Tennessee has only won one game against the Gators since 2005, in 2016 with Bob Shoop as defensive coordinator. As a reminder, Bob Shoop left Penn State for Tennessee because he thought the Vols had a better chance of winning a championship. Tennessee finished the 2016 season 8-4. Penn State won the Big Ten. Hold the L, bobby boy.
Anyway, Florida has dominated this rivalry for the past 17 years and I still believe in the School of Spurriers. After all, you can’t write citrus without “UT”.
Prediction: Florida 28, Tennessee 27
#22 Texas at Texas Tech
3:30 p.m. – ESPN
Last week I said NC State and Texas Tech would be fun to play. I was wrong. NC State has the dullest offense in the world while Texas Tech quarterback Donovan Smith looks like Kevin Newsome out there. I will not make the same mistake twice.
Prediction: Texas 31, Texas Tech 17
No. 15 Oregon in Washington State
4:00 p.m. – FOX
Oregon got back on track last Saturday with an impressive win over a BYU roster. However, now they face a bigger challenge as they have to travel to Washington State to face the Cougs. Wazzu got off to a slow start this year, beating Idaho by just one touchdown, but has looked good in the past two weeks, upsetting Wisconsin and blowing up Colorado state. Unfortunately, I like Oregon’s talent here.
Prognosis: Oregon 24, Washington State 21
No. 10 Arkansas vs. No. 23 Texas A&M
7:00 p.m. – ESPN
Jerry World is once again hosting the Razorbacks and Aggies, although this duel has lost some momentum in recent weeks. Of course, Texas A&M lost to Appalachian State while Arkansas needed a comeback in the fourth quarter to defeat FCS Missouri State. While A&M’s defense is certainly legitimate, I’ll be riding with the awesome Arkansas QB-RB duo of KJ Jefferson and Rocket Sanders.
Prediction: Arkansas 20, Texas A&M 16
State of Kansas in Oklahoma No. 6
8:00 p.m. – FOX
Talk about another game that lost some steam with Kansas State’s 17-10 loss to Tulane. If this game took place in Manhattan, you might be able to talk yourself into a Wildcats win. But with this game taking place in Norman, it’s hard to imagine Kansas State having enough offensive firepower to keep up with the Sooners.
Prediction: Oklahoma 34, Kansas State 17
No. 7 USC in the state of Oregon
9:30 p.m. – PAC12
Everything in me wants to take the beavers. I love what Jonathan Smith is doing up in Corvallis and seeing them piss off the Southern Cal Transfer Portals would be a lot of fun. But Oregon State’s path to victory will be to outperform other teams, and I don’t think USC is the kind of team you want to get into an offensive shootout with.
Prediction: USC 42, Oregon State 31