Published November 26, 2010 - 4:27am
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Happy Friday. On this lovely day-after Thanksgiving special, we have a trifecta of college football action that is just excellent. God bless America.
First up. The Iron Bowl. We’ve discussed this at length, and have even had 500 people guess the score for this game this week in order to win some cash.
The bottom line is Auburn needs to win this game. This year’s BCS action has too many variables to guarantee Auburn gets into the title game even as a 1-loss SEC Champion. It can happen, but again it’s no guarantee.
Reminder: The Iron Bowl pitting the Auburn Tigers vs the Alabama Crimson Tide is at 2:30pm eastern time on CBS.
The other top team in play on Friday is Oregon. Oregon plays #21 ranked Arizona. It’s basically the last time Oregon might lose since their last game is against unranked Oregon State. If Auburn and Oregon win out, they’ll play eachother, so be sure to check out Oregon this friday.
Reminder: Oregon plays Arizona on ESPN at 7:00pm eastern time.
Now, I don’t often recommend you watch Boise State, but I’m going to today. Boise State plays essentially the only other good team on their schedule (besides VTech from week 1) in Nevada. Thankfully, they are playing at Nevada so you won’t strain your eyes watching the game on that stupid blue field.
There is upset potential, but I imagine Boise wins. The degree to which Boise State wins – if in fact, they do win – could have ramifications on Boise getting into the title game depending on what happens with Auburn.
Reminder: Boise State plays at Nevada at 10:15 pm eastern on ESPN.
Now, as I sit here thinking about these games today. I have to admit, I doubt today will go as planned. If past years are any indication, things (and rankings) can often get mixed around the last week and the teams you think are going to play for national championships can sometimes go out the door and new contenders are thrown in at last second.
Everyone is picking Auburn to be the one to lose, but there’s a small part of me that says Oregon might be the one getting upset here today.
You’ll have to watch to find out.
Enjoy the rare Friday college football today.