As the rest of the top teams in the nation get somewhat of a breather this week, we’re devoting top-billing to potential BCS-buster, the Horned Frogs of Texas Christian University (#4) who after thrashing San Diego St. last Saturday take on the Utah Utes (#16) in Abilene. This is TCU’s last chance to pick up any computer love in the BCS algorithm as they will get no help from playing Wyoming and New Mexico whom remain on their schedule.
They’re still playing football in the Midwest as Iowa (#10) goes on the road to Columbus to take on Ohio St. (#11).
And the Charlie Weis death watch kicks into high gear as Notre Dame, coming off their second straight home loss to Navy and which knocked them out of the running for the Commander-in-Chief’s trophy, go to Pittsburgh (#12) to take on the Panthers. Pitt is one of those programs that are presented with program-defining games every few years and which finds a way to fail in epic fashion in each of those same games (see also: West Virginia).
Look for Notre Dame, a 7 point dog, to circle the wagons, win the game, get the girl and perhaps save their coach’s career.
We may check in later but if we don’t, please enjoy the rest of your college football Saturday.