Miami (FL) (3-1) at Florida State (4-0)
Watch: ABC, WatchESPN
Listen: 'Nole Radio Networks, 'Cane Radio Networks
Weather: The forecast has not been able to make up its mind all week. Looks like chances of rain should be less than 25 percent at kick. Might catch a stray shower or two. Temps will start in the mid 70's cooling to about 70 by the end of the game. Winds, NW at 5 MPH. With some luck, could be great weather.
The Spread: Florida State opened as a 9 point favorite. It has currently dropped to 7.
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The Wake Forest game, while a win, might have a longer impact in the worst way possible. Three starters were dinged up. While Nate Andrews and Dalvin Cook should return, it remains to be seen how well they will operate with injuries. Starting LB Terrance Smith will not be able to play. This could leave the middle of the defense vulnerable to a quality passer in Miami's Brad Kaaya. Was the Florida State defense sleep walking through the Wake Forest game? It appeared so. They will need to improve considerably to keep Miami from hitting explosive plays as well as easy, sustained drives. Goals: If Jimbo Fisher has held some plays under wraps, now's the time to deploy. Golson needs to use his legs, FSU needs to win the turnover battle, and the defense needs to play like this is a rivalry.
Miami (FL) at Florida State Game Thread
The noon games offer a chance to see some seats get turned to VOLCANO EXPLOSION HOT settings. Oklahoma travels to Texas. Charlie Strong has not been winning at Texas. Texas likes winning. "But the buyout would be crazy expensive, he should get at least one more year." Your rationality is meaningless in the face of Texas' money and the desire for results, NOW.
Maryland travels to play Ohio State. How secure is Terp Coach Randy Edsall's job? The swirling rumors of his demise were met with Edsall himself tweeting Wiz Khalifa lyrics. Seriously, Randy Edsall. Must have been one heckuva week. But hey, save your job by beating Ohio State. Everyone in the country outside of Buckeye nation will give the front office a call and DEMAND NEGOTIATIONS, Coach Edsall.
You can watch the pain train continue for coaches in the afternoon games. Butch Jones is having a rough year. Late losses against Oklahoma, Florida, and Arkansas (whoboy) have the Vols sitting at 2-3. They face a demoralized Georgia team, thanks to Bama. Georgia is only a 2.5 point favorite. Now or never, Mr. Jones.
South Carolina is not playing great football. They are 0-3 in the SEC, including a loss to Kentucky. The Gamecocks have LSU and Leonard Fournette coming to town. True, maybe it ins't easy to fire a coach like Steve Spurrier. Counter point: Spurrier is just as likely to walk away as he is wait around for a pink slip.
Is Paul Johnson in trouble at Georgia Tech? Maybe not. But they have lost three in a row including games to Duke and UNC. The GT option has struggled mightily against quality opponents in 2015. Next up for the Jackets is Clemson and their ridiculous defensive line. Good luck with that, Tech.
Finally, a game that means something. Northwestern travels to Michigan for an important B1G game. Northwestern is 5-0, looking to be 6-0 for the first time in 53 years (woah). The problem for the Wildcats is they have to beat a much improved Michigan team. After an opening season loss to Utah, which remains undefeated, the Wolverines have looked like they have found some coaching. Harbaugh's squad has given up 14 points in the last 4 games including two shutouts. Northwestern isn't exactly an offensive juggernaut. Score prediction - Michigan 6 (three safeties), NW 0.
Florida State is still in it to win it all. That means you need to know what teams need to fail this weekend. Cheer accordingly. Take out that third mortgage, it's time to gamble. Should probably read this week's best bets first though.
Week 6 Games, Times, and Networks:
|Saturday, October 10|
|12:00 PM||Baylor at Kansas||FS1 / FS Go Video|
|12:00 PM||Illinois at Iowa||ESPN2 / WatchESPN|
|12:00 PM||Indiana at Penn State||ESPN / WatchESPN|
|12:00 PM||Maryland at Ohio State||BTN / BTN2Go Video|
|12:00 PM||Oklahoma vs. Texas||ABC / espn3|
|12:30 PM||Virginia at Pittsburgh||ESPN Extra / ACC Network / espn3|
|3:00 PM||Wake Forest at Boston College||ESPN Extra / FSN Affiliates / ACC-RSN / espn3|
|3:30 PM||Georgia at Tennessee||CBS / CBS Video|
|3:30 PM||Georgia Tech at Clemson||ESPN2 / ABC / WatchESPN / espn3|
|3:30 PM||Iowa State at Texas Tech||FSN Affiliates / FS Go Video|
|3:30 PM||LSU at South Carolina (Baton Rouge)||ESPN / WatchESPN|
|3:30 PM||Minnesota at Purdue||ESPNU / WatchESPN|
|3:30 PM||Navy at Notre Dame||NBC / NBC Video|
|3:30 PM||Northwestern at Michigan||BTN / BTN2Go Video|
|3:30 PM||Wisconsin at Nebraska||ESPN2 / ABC / WatchESPN / espn3|
|4:00 PM||Oregon State at Arizona||FS1 / FS Go Video|
|4:00 PM||Troy at Mississippi State||SEC Network / WatchESPN|
|6:00 PM||Washington State at Oregon||PAC-12 Network / PAC-12 Video|
|7:00 PM||Arkansas at Alabama||ESPN / WatchESPN / espn3 Skycam|
|7:00 PM||Oklahoma State at West Virginia||ESPN2 / WatchESPN|
|7:30 PM||East Carolina at BYU||ESPNU / WatchESPN|
|7:30 PM||Florida at Missouri||SEC Network / WatchESPN|
|7:30 PM||TCU at Kansas State||FOX / FS Go Video|
|8:00 PM||Miami at Florida State||ABC / espn3|
|8:00 PM||Michigan State at Rutgers||BTN / BTN2Go Video|
|10:00 PM||California at Utah||ESPN / WatchESPN|
|10:00 PM||Colorado at Arizona State||PAC-12 Network / PAC-12 Video|