Weekday College Football Is Getting Crazy


I’m not sure how most college football fans feel about the topic, but I’m finding that weekday college football games are getting out of hand.  Call me a traditionalist, but taking in a game in the early afternoon on a Saturday is the best way to play the sport or, if the weather is particularly hot, playing that game under the lights on Saturday night is fine for me.college football

Exciting Contests Should Still Be Played On Saturdays

There have been some excellent games played on Thursday nights, perhaps my favorite being when Rutgers came from behind to beat Louisville 28-25 in 2006. That game was sold out, viewed by millions on ESPN, and was nothing short of exciting. But, weekday games make it difficult for students to attend class and for fans to watch games when then they have to get up early the following morning for work.

This week I noticed that Florida Atlantic and Troy were playing, on a Tuesday night of all things. I’ve been seeing some Wednesday night contests too, so spreading the football week over several days seems to be the way college sports is going. Just give me a nice tailgate party in the lot of a favored school’s stadium on warm afternoon — I prefer that to the chill of a night game anytime!

This Weekend’s Predictions

Enough about my thoughts on college football, other than my predictions for the week ahead starting with tonight’s tilt (Friday) between Louisville and Memphis:

Louisville 28, Memphis 23 (Neither team inspires me)

Oklahoma 41, Texas 31 (Game of the Week!)

Utah 45, Wyoming 14 (Only BYU can stop Utah this year)

Mississippi State 24, Vanderbilt 23 (Upset special!)

Texas Tech 31, Nebraska 27 (The Red Raiders 6 & Oh? Say it ain’t so!)

North Carolina 27, Notre Dame 17 (UNC is better than expected)

Northwestern 33, Michigan State 28 (The Wildcats stay unbeaten and get a national ranking)

BYU 54, New Mexico 10 (The Cougars empty the bench for the second half)

Ball State 27, Western Kentucky 24 (Closer game than many will think)

Missouri 30, Oklahoma State 26 (The Big 12 gives us the two best games of the week)

Florida 28, LSU 24 (The Tigers fall to the Gators in the Swamp)

Penn State 34, Wisconsin 14 (Two close losses for the Badgers, but not this one)

Boise State 29, Southern MIss 27 (This one could be an upset)

Mid Season Form

Some of the schools playing this weekend will be playing their sixth game of the season while a handful will be playing their seventh. With twelve games to the season, we’re seeing everyone at mid season form — no excuses for anyone if they play like turkeys this weekend!

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