It’s Halloween, and all through our Bright House and yours the talk is about the college football season. The first BCS polls of the year have been released, and it’s time to look into the crystal ball and the TV listings to see what games this weekend will hold the best trick-or-treat opportunities. We’ll start with the games of Halloween night and look ahead to the rest of the weekend.
Halloween: Thursday, October 31
South Florida at Houston – ESPN, 7:00pm
This game could be a trick played on the Cougars if they lose, and it sets up as a perfect trap game for the home team. They’re coming off a defeat of Rutgers and could be overlooking the struggling Bulls as they prepare for a trip to Orlando next weekend to play the nationally ranked and conference leading UCF Knights. All eyes in Tampa will be on the University of South Florida to see if they can get a real treat by pulling off the upset.
Saturday, November 2
Early game for Bright House Networks football fans
#4 Ohio State Buckeyes at Purdue Boilermakers – BTN
Purdue’s difficult season doesn’t figure to get any easier as they welcome Ohio State, which appears to be on a roll. But if the Buckeyes eat too much Halloween candy and suffer a sugar crash on game day, then the trick could be on them as they’d see their hopes of playing for a national title in Pasadena all but disappear.
Other early games featuring Top 25 and Bright House Networks fan favorites:
#24 Wisconsin at Iowa – noon on ABC
Middle Tennessee at UAB – 1:00 pm on Fox Sports 1
Midafternoon game for Bright House Networks football fans
Georgia at Florida – 3:30 pm on CBS
Rivalry games are always exciting, and “The World’s Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party” is always one of the most entertaining. This year the game has no conference championship or national title implications as it has in past seasons–this one’s just about bragging rights. And after all, in a rivalry game do you ever really care about more than that? One of these teams will get the sweet taste of victory while the other sees another trick played on them in an already disappointing season.
Other mid-afternoon games featuring Top 25 and Bright House Networks fan favorites:
Navy at #25 Notre Dame – 3:30 pm on NBC
#21 Michigan at #22 Michigan State – 3:30 pm on ABC
#8 Clemson at UVA – 3:30 pm on ESPN
Evening game for Bright House Networks football fans
#7 Miami (FL) at #3 FSU – 8:00 pm on ABC
This is shaping up to be the game of the weekend. Both teams are unbeaten and ranked in the Top 10. The ‘Noles get the ‘Canes at home, and with the way FSU has been destroying opponents in recent weeks it seems unlikely anyone will slow down their momentum. Hurricane fans have a right to be proud of their team, but the ‘Noles are hoping a win will help them unwrap a treat: jumping over Oregon for the number two spot in the polls.
Other evening games featuring Top 25 and Bright House Networks fan favorites:
#11 Auburn at Arkansas – 6:00 pm on ESPN2
Nevada at #16 Fresno State – 10:30 pm on ESPNU
Bright House Networks fan favorites #1 Alabama and #23 UCF both get byes this week. No matter who wins on the field, both these teams figure to gain from it. Alabama gets another week to tune up for their big tilt with LSU, and the Knights will almost certainly jump up in the polls since either #21 or #22 are guaranteed to lose due to the head-to-head matchup. And that’s a result all Bright House Networks college football fans can cheer about.
What games will be on in your Bright House this weekend?
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