Auburn will be looking to contain Bo Wallace Saturday. (photo: USA TODAY)
Hello college football fans. The unquestionable Game of the Week will take place Saturday in Oxford, Mississippi when Auburn takes on Ole Miss. Already a big game, it took on even more significance when the Playoff Selection Committee released their first Top 25 rankings Tuesday night.
In placing the Rebels in the Top Four, the committee in effect set up an early playoff (or elimination) game between the No. 3 Tigers and No. 4 Rebels. Early odds makers have placed the home team as a 3 point favorite. Yet, Auburn is accustomed to overcoming the odds. It should be a whale of a game played in the first cold weather of the season for both teams with temperatures in the low 40’s at kickoff; dipping into the thirties with freezing wind chills by the 4th quarter.
For those watching from home we have prepared a broadcast schedule of all games leading up to and after Auburn’s game against Ole Miss. Game times are Central Standard, and all SEC games as well as those involving top 25 teams are underlined. Games on ESPN/abc can be viewed by clicking here and games on ESPN3 can be viewed by clicking on this link.
We’ll have our usual open thread up Saturday morning. Please chime in and enjoy! War Eagle and …
Beat the Rebels!
Air Force at Army – CBS
No. 18 Oklahoma at Iowa State – Fox Sports 1
No. 23 East Carolina at Temple – ESPN News
No. 24 Duke at Pittsburgh – ESPNU
Northwestern at Iowa – Big 10 Network
Maryland at Penn State – ESPN2
Wisconsin at Rutgers – ESPN
UCF at Connecticut – CBS Sports Network
Louisiana-Monroe at Texas A&M – SEC Network
North Carolina at Miami (FL) – ESPN3
Boston College at Virginia Tech – ESPN3
Washington at Colorado – Pac12 Network
Western Michigan at Miami (OH) – ESPN3
North Carolina State at Syracuse – ESPN3
No. 7 TCU at No. 20 West Virginia – abc/ESPN2
Florida vs. No. 11 Georgia – CBS
Purdue at No. 15 Nebraska – abc/ESPN2
Virginia at Georgia Tech – ESPNU
BYU at Middle Tennessee – CBS Sports Network
Indiana at Michigan – Big 10 Network
Georgia State at Appalachian State – ESPN3
Kansas at No. 13 Baylor – Fox Sports 1
Texas State at New Mexico State – ESPN3
Kentucky at Missouri – SEC Network
Houston at South Florida – ESPN.News
USC at Washington State – Pac12 Network
Arkansas State at Idaho – ESPN3
South Alabama at Louisiana-Lafayette – ESPN3
No. 3 Auburn at No. 4 Ole Miss – ESPN
Colorado State at San Jose State – CBS Sports Network
Old Dominion at Vanderbilt – ESPNU
Arkansas at No. 1 Mississippi State – ESPN2
Stanford at No. 5 Oregon – Fox
Tennessee at South Carolina – SEC Network
Texas at Texas Tech – Fox Sports 1
Oklahoma State at No. 9 Kansas State – abc
No. 10 Notre Dame at Navy – CBS
Illinois at No. 16 Ohio State – abc/ESPN3
No. 12 Arizona at No. 22 UCLA – ESPN
California at Oregon State – Pac12 Network
San Diego State at Nevada – CBS Sports Network
Wyoming at Fresno State – ESPN2
No. 17 Utah at No. 14 Arizona State – Fox Sports 1
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Week Nine proved to be another short slate of 19 games and provided a dilemma for Auburn fans. With the Tigers failing to cover in their last five games and staring at being an 18-point favorite against the Gamecocks, which way do you go? Most stayed true to the Orange and Blue, but others decided (correctly) to follow conventional wisdom and take Sakerlina and the points.
Tigerstripe won week Nine, tied with a few others with 11 points. Six more weeks will sort the rest of us out. Here in week ten, the top 25 looks as follows:
A couple of knock-down, drag-out fights this week across the SEC. Nearly every game was a classic, where a scrappy underdog battled the odds and their rivals for supremacy, even notching a key upset in the West Division. It's the middle of the inter-conference battle and who knows who will rise to the top of the pile? But win or lose it's still a hell of a fight, and a lot of fun to watch.
If you've been following this series, you'll know how this works, but if you're seeing this for the first time ...
In placing the Rebels in the Top Four, the committee in effect has set up an early playoff (or elimination) game this Saturday between No. 3 Auburn and No. 4 Ole Miss. The game was already big. Now the stakes just got higher. Yet this is nothing new for the SEC as “Playoffs take place every Saturday in the SEC.Read Full Story
Our TET Pick 'Em list changed too as audude, AUinATX, and AuburnMisfit moved in to the Top 5; while last week's top five members Tigerstripe, novaaufan, and wareaglefan70 are still holding strong at N0. 6, 7, and 8 respectively. This week's action kicks off on Thursday night with two games including ...Read Full Story
The road ahead is a long one, six games in a row, three of them against top-ten rated teams who have more than enough reasons to hold a grudge against these Tigers after last year's games. Each of those three are rivals for both the SEC Championship game and the College Football Playoff slots. But I get the feeling this team and this coaching staff wouldn't have it any other way.
Now, it's time to take a look at where this football team is, going forward. There is still a lot of football left to be played, and every game is important. Can Auburn gear up for another championship run in October and November?Read Full Story
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