5. A Wednesday Night Game; 10/14 (rescheduled from last week) Coastal Carolina 3-0 @ Louisiana 3-0; TV: 6:30 / ESPN; Line: Louisiana -7! An early season, Sun Belt Conference (SBC), showdown of unbeaten teams! These teams have only played twice, The Chanticleers (Coastal Carolina’s Spirit name) won the 1st meeting in 2018, 30-28, while the Ragin Cajuns won last year’s game, 48-7! That said, both teams have beaten B-12 teams this year, Louisiana beat up Iowa State, 31-13, while CCU whipped Kansas, 38-23! It should also be noted, that CCU beat Arkansas State, who knocked off Kansas State (35-31), The Chanticleers then pounded Arkansas State, 52-23. These teams can play! Check em’ out!
4. A Friday Night Game 10/16 BYU 4-0 @ Houston 1-0; TV: 8:30 / ESPN; Line: BYU -4.5! Another battle of unbeaten teams. These Cougars (both BYU & Houston are the Cougars) have stalked one another only twice in their long football histories, in 2013, BYU beat Houston, 47-46 and again in 2014, BYU won, 33-25! Houston has lost five games to Covid-19 in 2020, in fact, every game they had scheduled in September was canceled or postponed! Their lone win came on Oct. 8th vs Tulane, 49-31. BYU pounded their 1st three (3) opponents, Navy, 55-3, Troy, 48-7, Louisiana Tech, 45-14, and finally, last week, they had a competitive contest, beating Texas San Antonio, 27-20! Houston plays in the American Athletic Conference (AAC), BYU is an Independent!
Saturday’s Games of interest
3 Boston College 3-1 @ Virginia Tech 2-1; TV: 7:00 / ACC; Line: VT -11.5! BC is 10-18 in this series and ended a 3 game losing streak the last time they were in Blacksburg, 31-21, in 2018! VT is 8-5 since 2008! The Hookies have been decimated by Covid-19 and in fact, beat Duke, 38-31 & NC State, 45-23, without 21 players, who were out with Covid! VT was consider a favorite to win the Coastal Division, along with North Carolina & Miami. They are finally healthy and we should get a better look at them this week.
The Hokies lost last week to North Carolina, 56-45, but came all the way back from a 42-17 deficit to 42-37 score in the 4th quarter, before falling.
BC has played lights out under their new coach, Jeff Hafley (former OC at Ohio State) losing to only North Carolina, 26-22! This is a must win for both teams, if they hope to stay in the ACC race!
2 Ole Miss 1-2 @ Arkansas 1-2; TV: 2:30 / ESPN 2; Line: Ole Miss -3.5! Both these teams are playing at a high level for their new coaches. Sam Pittman, the new Razorback’s coach, has Arkansas playing well in the early part of 2020. They went toe to toe with UGA in the 1st half of their game, before getting out-talented in the 2nd half, losing, 37-10!
Then in week two, they shocked Mississippi State, 21-14, who had just beat the defending national Champs, LSU, 44-34! Last week, the Hogs, were victims of a misinterpretation of a rule, and as a result, lost to Auburn, 30-28. A game all agree, the Hogs should have won, 28-27!
Meanwhile, Ole Miss put up 48 points and over 600 yards vs Bama vaunted defense last week. The Rebels have lost twice in 2020, once to Florida, 51-35! and Alabama, 63-48! Many in the SEC think these 2 teams, along with Georgia, are the class of the conference.
1 Georgia 3-0 @ Alabama 3-0; TV: 7:00 / ABC, Line: Bama -6! The day’s best game may be the year’s best game! We have the most complete offense in the country in Alabama and the nations best defense, Georgia, both on the field together, come Saturday night! Georgia won the last time they were in Tuscaloosa, in OT, 26-23, in 2007! These teams are use to playing in the spotlight, the last 2 meetings were played for championships. In 2017, Bama beat UGA, for the National Championship, 26-23, in OT, (Deja vu anyone, look at the 2007 score) and in 2018, these teams played for the SEC Championship, the Tide rolled again, 35-28! Saban has now faced off with his former assistants 21 times and is 21-0 in these games! What a great way to end a college football week end!
Enjoy the Games!