After this week, some teams will have played half their regular season schedule. Think about that for a second: 50 percent of this story is over. For some schools, this is great. They’re 6-0! Yay! For others, there are still six more games, and that could feel like an awful lot if things aren’t exactly going so well.
But even the teams that hated their first half can still mess around and screw up one of the happier teams’ seasons. That’s the beautiful thing about this game. There’s a giant upset right around the corner, and it’s easy for us – we just have to watch it. (We saw one on Thursday when Washington beat USC.)
So let’s do that, okay? Let’s watch some football. Here are all the games you need to keep an eye on in Week 6. Remember, games are Eastern time and such.
The Early Slate
FRONT AND CENTER
Noon: Oklahoma (-17) at Texas (ABC)
It’s the Red River Revolution presented by Big Tex. Get on board, make some tasty treats, drool at all the State Fair shots, and watch Texas try and find a way to right the ship in a big way against a potent Sooners offense that is looking more and more like a potential Big 12 title threat.
Noon: Illinois at Iowa (-11) (ESPN2)
Illinois and Iowa are a combined 9-1. Football is so fun.
SECOND SCREEN SPECIAL
Noon: Indiana at Penn State (-7) (ESPN)
This is a really big game for both teams worth keeping on your iPad just in case it gets wacky and weird. The season can go one of two ways for Indiana and Penn State, win or lose. If the Nittany Lions pull it out, they’re 5-1 headed into a game against Ohio State in Columbus. For all the jokes made at their expense after that Temple loss, things could be a lot worse. As for Indiana, the Hoosiers are hoping last week’s almost-doesn’t-count game against the Buckeyes doesn’t turn into a multi-game hangover. Beating Penn State in Happy Valley would show that 4-0 start was no fluke.