Game of the Week:
Baylor (6-2) at Texas (4-3)...6:00pm Saturday on FSN
-This story has been a slow developer, but holy crap is Baylor now the best resume-booster for the Frogs? They're in first place in the Big 12 South and are in the Top 25 for the first time since I was in 5th grade. As much as it pains me to root for the Bears, we've got to at this point...and it does help a little that they have a chance to continue the Longhorns' slide into mediocrity. Because it'd be one thing if the Frogs had simply beat a ranked team from the Big 12, but they F'ing DESTROYED Baylor.
Utah (7-0) at Air Force (5-3)...6:30pm Saturday on CBS-College Sports
-The Falcons lost the weekend before they came to Fort Worth, spoiling the chance for the Frogs to beat a ranked team. Hopefully they will not spoil the high ranking (#8) of the undefeated Utes, who host the Frogs next weekend. Still, though, for my own sanity I hope that Utah doesn't just destroy them.
Oregon State (3-3) vs. Cal (4-3)...2:30pm Saturday on Fox College Sports
-Believe it or not, the Beavers still control their own destiny in the Pac 10 race, as they've only lost one conference game and still have undefeated Oregon left on their schedule. Hopefully they can take care of the Golden Bears on Homecoming Weekend in Corvallis.
SMU (4-4) at Tulane (3-4)...2:30pm Saturday on KDAF Channel 33
-The Mustangs took a major step back last weekend, being embarrassed at home by Houston. They'll need to get back on track in New Orleans as they take on a Green Wave squad who surprised UTEP at the Sun Bowl last weekend. A loss this weekend puts SMU's bowl eligibility in question, but a win keeps their slim CUSA Championship hopes alive.
San Diego State (5-2) at Wyoming (2-6)...1:00pm Saturday on The Mtn
-Brady Hoke has the Aztecs flying high, one win away from clinching their first bowl appearance since 1998. But they did sleepwalk past a dreadful New Mexico team last week, so we'll see. It should be noted that, for the second straight week, the conference has allowed SDSU to simulcast this game (being produced by The Mtn) on a local station in San Diego. I think TCU should have the option to do this in the Metroplex as well.
New Mexico (0-7) at Colorado State (2-6)...6:00pm Saturday on The Mtn
-Yikes. I'm not sure what to root for here. On one hand, you'd like for the Frogs to be able to avoid facing an 0-11 UNM squad in Albuquerque in late November. Then again, having a slow start against CSU would look a little better if they were 3-6 rather than 2-7. But really, just yikes.
BYU (3-5) and Tennessee Tech (4-4) are off this weekend.