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College Football Week 10:
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04 November 2010

There are five games on the schedule Saturday that have ranked teams facing each other.  The two big ones are Texas Christian University (TCU) vs. Utah and Alabama vs. Louisiana State University (LSU).  Here are what fans will be discussing heading into this big weekend in college football:

Iowa State and TCU

3:30pm:  No. 3 TCU Horned Frogs at Utah Utes.  What’s a Ute?  If you are old enough or just love to watch Ralph Macchio movies, you’ll remember that a “ute” was Joe Pesci’s heavily yankee-accented word for “youth” in the movie “My Cousin Vinny.”  Well, in this case we’re talking about the Utah Utes football team that is named after a tribe of Native Americans.  The home team typically wins this contest.  Last year the Horned Frogs blasted the Utes in Texas 55-28, but they have not beaten Utah on the road in three attempts.  TCU has a really good defense that  surrenders on average less than 9 points per game, so this game will be decided by how well they will be able to contain a powerful Utah offense.  To give you a perspective on how these two teams are still struggling for acceptance nationally, the game is not televised on any of the major networks.  Both teams typically play very weak schedules, so their lack of quality opponents has many college football fans (including me) skeptical of how they would match up against a higher quality opponent. 

Good one-liner:  “I am so glad that either Utah or TCU will lose on Saturday” (quote references the fact that many college football fans dislike TCU and Utah being ranked so high because they do not play many quality opponents).


3:30pm (CBS)  No. 6 Alabama Crimson Tide at No. 10 LSU Tigers.  This is a huge game for both teams, but especially for Alabama.  The Crimson Tide come in with one loss on the year, but they could still get back into the national title game (they were last year’s champs) by winning the rest of their regular season games this year.  LSU presents a challenge, though, because they are a scrappy team that somehow always finds a way to win.  Alabama has a powerful rushing attack led by Heisman Trophy winner Mark Ingram and talented back-up Trent Richardson.  Even though they are playing at LSU, I think the Tide will come ready to play for this one.

 Other games featuring ranked opponents:

No. 15 Arizona at No. 13 Stanford (8:00pm, ABC)
No. 21 Baylor at No. 17 Oklahoma State (12:30pm)
No. 18 Arkansas at No. 19 South Carolina (7:00pm, ESPN
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The Basics

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BCS: Bowl Championship Series, the post season system developed to pit the #1 and #2 teams in the nation against each other in a national championship game.  It determines this through a ranking system that is a combination of two polls where individuals vote on the rankings and a third set of rankings comprised of a number of computer generated polls.  The BCS as a system for college football has been very controversial. 
 
FBS: Football Bowl Subdivision – a subset of Division I football where the largest football colleges are grouped.  These are the ones you traditionally see on TV.  It is named the Bowl Subdivision because the post season for these teams are the bowl games.
 
FCS: Football Championship Subdivision – the next level down from FBS where the teams play a play-off to determine their national champion

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