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GAMEDAY GAMETHREAD: The week after the bye week is weak

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Well, the only thing close to a bunch of byes is crappy matchups, and we've got plenty of them.

Brett Deering

Just when we thought we'd get a better week of football because most of the teams were playing, think again.

These games stink.

When you can say that Texas at Kansas could likely be the most entertaining contest of the day, well, that just drags college football into the depths of, say, The Little Mermaid.

I think I'd rather watch a replay of Bedlam 2013....ok, maybe not, but you get my meaning.

Here's your Big 12 action (times are all Central):

Day Home Away Time Channel
Sat
Kansas State vs UTEP 11:00 AM FSN
Sat
TCU vs SMU 11:00 AM CBSSN
Sat
Kansas vs Texas 3:00 PM FS1
Sat
Iowa State vs Baylor 7:00 PM FOX


I'm sure we're mildly interested in Baylor at Iowa State, but that will be intriguing right up until about the 10 minute mark of the first quarter, when I imagine it will be 14-0 Baylor.

The rest of the college football's offering isn't much better...

Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014 Time (ET) TV
Tennessee Volunteers @ (12) Georgia Bulldogs 12:00 PM ESPN
Vanderbilt Commodores @ Kentucky Wildcats 12:00 PM SECN
Wyoming Cowboys @ (9) Michigan State Spartans 12:00 PM ESPN2
Northwestern Wildcats @ Penn State Nittany Lions 12:00 PM BTN/BTN2
Iowa Hawkeyes @ Purdue Boilermakers 12:00 PM BTN/BTN2
Tulane Green Wave @ Rutgers Scarlet Knights 12:00 PM ESPNEWS
TCU Horned Frogs @ SMU Mustangs 12:00 PM CBSS
South Florida Bulls @ (19) Wisconsin Badgers 12:00 PM ESPNU
Texas-El Paso Miners @ (25) Kansas State Wildcats 12:00 PM FSN
Colorado State Rams @ Boston College Eagles 12:30 PM ESPN3/ESGP
Western Michigan Broncos @ Virginia Tech Hokies 12:30 PM ESPN3/ESGP
Army Black Knights @ Yale Bulldogs 1:00 PM
Maryland Terrapins @ Indiana Hoosiers 1:30 PM BTN/BTN2
Akron Zips @ Pittsburgh Panthers 1:30 PM ESPN3
Eastern Illinois Panthers @ Ohio Bobcats 2:00 PM ESPN3
Bowling Green Falcons @ Massachusetts Minutemen 3:00 PM ESPN3
Wake Forest Demon Deacons @ Louisville Cardinals 3:30 PM ESPNU
Minnesota Golden Gophers @ Michigan Wolverines 3:30 PM ABC/ESPN2
Western Kentucky Hilltoppers @ Navy Midshipmen 3:30 PM
(1) Florida St. Seminoles @ N.C. State Wolfpack 3:30 PM ABC/ESPN2
Kent State Golden Flashes @ Virginia Cavaliers 3:30 PM ESPN3
Arkansas Razorbacks @ (6) Texas A&M Aggies 3:30 PM CBS
FIU Panthers @ UAB Blazers 3:30 PM AMSN
Miami (Ohio) Redhawks @ Buffalo Bulls 3:30 PM ESPN3
Louisiana Tech Bulldogs @ (5) Auburn Tigers 4:00 PM SECN
Texas Longhorns @ Kansas Jayhawks 4:00 PM FS1
Colorado Buffaloes @ California Golden Bears 4:00 PM PAC12
(16) Stanford Cardinal @ Washington Huskies 4:00 PM FOX
Temple Owls @ Connecticut Huskies 4:00 PM ESPNEWS
Texas-San Antonio Roadrunners @ Florida Atlantic Owls 5:00 PM
South Alabama Jaguars @ Idaho Vandals 5:00 PM ESPN3
Cincinnati Bearcats @ (22) Ohio State Buckeyes 6:00 PM BTN/BTN2
North Carolina Tar Heels @ Clemson Tigers 7:00 PM ESPNU
Missouri Tigers @ (13) South Carolina Gamecocks 7:00 PM ESPN
Rice Owls @ Southern Miss Golden Eagles 7:00 PM FCS
Boise State Broncos @ Air Force Falcons 7:00 PM CBSS
Central Michigan Chippewas @ Toledo Rockets 7:00 PM ESPN3
Troy Trojans @ ULM Warhawks 7:00 PM ESPN3
Duke Blue Devils @ Miami-Florida Hurricanes 7:30 PM ESPN2
New Mexico State Aggies @ (17) LSU Tigers 7:30 PM SECN
Memphis Tigers @ (10) Ole Miss Rebels 7:30 PM ESPN3/ESGP
(8) Notre Dame Fighting Irish @ Syracuse Orange 8:00 PM ABC
(7) Baylor Bears @ Iowa St. Cyclones 8:00 PM FOX
Washington State Cougars @ Utah Utes 8:00 PM PAC12
UNLV Rebels @ San Diego State Aztecs 8:00 PM ESPN3
Texas State Bobcats @ Tulsa Golden Hurricane 8:00 PM ESPNEWS
Illinois Fighting Illini @ (21) Nebraska Cornhuskers 9:00 PM BTN/BTN2
Oregon State Beavers @ (18) USC Trojans 10:30 PM ESPN
Nevada Wolf Pack @ San Jose State Spartans 10:30 PM CBSS


I'm sure there will be some interesting plot twists, maybe some upsets of note, but mostly garbage as most teams get in that final tune up before conference play, or are whose conference is just playing shitty football (I see you Big Ten).

As mentioned previously, the following could be of interest...

Maryland @ Indiana might be decent.
Missouri @ South Carolina, maybe.
Wes Lunt lovers and haters should be intrigued by Illinois @ Nebraska.

Have fun, and join us in the comments!