How many teams do you think still have a chance at making the College Football Playoff? Be honest. Ten? Fifteen? The group of teams casual fans need to pay attention to is dwindling by the day.
But we’re not casual college football fans, are we? No. We are dedicated to watching high-octane four-win offenses, Sun Belt teams and that running back on that team that isn’t very good at all. We’re here for the ACC and Big Ten noon games, the late night Pac-12 and Hawaii games, and all the SEC and Big 12 goodness in between.
This is your viewing guide. Cherish it. Love it. Watch it grow. And it’ll give back to you tenfold. (Times are in Eastern.)
The Early Slate
FRONT AND CENTER
Noon: Clemson (-7) at Miami (ABC)
This is a sneaky big test for the Tigers. They’ve got back to back road games (at Miami, at NC State) before the date with Florida State in Death Valley that will supposedly decide the Atlantic. They can’t slip up now or lose focus, not when they’re still in the hunt for a shot at the Playoff. Miami recovered nicely from two-straight losses to grab a win over Virginia Tech last weekend, and the Hurricanes would like nothing more than to grab a big win. Plus, we all have the opportunity to look for and talk about airplane banners. That’s always fun.