Despite SDSU’s tough loss vs Fresno Saturday they were still ranked #24 by the College Football Playoff selection committee. With a little help this keeps them squarely in the hunt for their 22nd conference championship game and a possible NY6 bowl slot. Now, with a hopeful victory on the road vs Hawaii, its more important than ever to keep an eye on all the games we need teams to win or lose to keep us locked in at that Top-25 spot.
Check out below all those games you should be keeping an eye on this weekend for our Aztecs ascension. The watch/rooting guide is still in play for week 10!
Utah @ Stanford 7:30P FS1
Utah continues to build their resume–to enhance our resume. Hopefully they continue their march to the Pac-12 championship game with a win over an up and down Stanford team.
Air Force vs Army 8:30A CBS
We are now big fans for AFA to win the Commander in Chief trophy. So hopefully they can beat a sneaky good Army team on a neutral site in Texas on national TV.
#1 Georgia vs Missouri 9A ESPN
This one could get ugly fast. Georgia’s defense is tops in the Nation.
#5 Ohio State @ Nebraska 9A FOX
Nebraska has been sneaky good on offense, so they have an outside track in what should be a track meet of a game.
#9 Wake Forest @ North Carolina 9A ABC
This is our best chance of knocking a Top-10 team out of the standings. UNC has the talent to knock off Wake if they can somehow slow their offense down.
#16 Mississippi vs Liberty 9A SECN
I hate having to root for Falwell university and Hugh Freeze, but here we are.
#20 Minnesota vs Illinois 9A ESPN2
Minnesota is way overrated and Illinois is coming off a big upset of Penn State. Hopefully they can do us a solid and knock Minnesota out as well.
Arizona vs California 12P P12N
We gotta pull for Zona in the Pac-12 toilet bowl.
#3 Michigan State @ Purdue 12:30P ABC
Purdue is another up and down team, but Michigan State is rolling right now. I’m not optimistic in this one.
#6 Cincinnati vs Tulsa 12:30P ESPN2
Tulsa has the skill to give Cincy all they can handle, and hopefully Cincy is let down after their poor ranking in the CFP Poll.
#10 Notre Dame vs Navy 12:30P NBC
The triple option is almost always a problem for Notre Dame. Hoping that trend continues Saturday.
#11 Oklahoma State @ West Virginia 12:30P ESPN
Another game with big upset potential. OSU is beatable and WVU has shown flashes of being a solid team this year.
#12 Baylor @ TCU 12:30P FOX
I felt better about this one before Gary Patterson was let go. I don’t know how this TCU team is going to react in a rivalry game with a ranked Baylor.
#15 BYU vs Idaho State 12:30P BYUTV
Yeah, this one isn’t happening.
#21 Wisconsin @ Rutgers 12:30P BTN
With Wisconsin’s shaky offense this one could be close. With Wisconsin so close to our #24 ranking, this one can really give us a boost.
#17 Mississippi State @ Arkansas 1P SECN
I think MSU can be had, especially against a physical Arkansas team.
#19 NC State @ Florida State 1P ACCN
I don’t see a way for FSU to win this one.
NMSU vs Utah State 1P Bally Sports AZ
This one is kind of tough. I considered leaving it off of the guide totally. On one hand a NMSU win would slightly enhance our SOS but on the other hand Utah State is likely to the opponent in the MWC Championship game so having them with a better resume would enhance our SOS as well.
#2 Alabama vs LSU 4P ESPN
Yeah, no. Geaux Tigers???
#18 Kentucky vs Tennessee 4P ESPN2
Tennessee is starting to shape up a bit and could definitely pull off the upset we need.
#22 Iowa @ Northwestern 4P BTN
This one will likely be a baseball score. Hopefully Northwestern can play small ball and move over some runs. Also a big game that could directly move us up a few spots!
#23 Fresno State vs Boise State 4P CBSSN
This one is obvious. To play in the MWC Championship game we need Fresno to drop one. This is one of the better chances on their remaining schedule that SDSU has for that to happen. Go Broncos!
#4 Oregon @ Washington 4:30P ABC
Oregon is another overrated top 10-team. If the Washington coaching staff wasn’t such a mess I’d feel really optimistic about this game.
#7 Michigan vs Indiana 4:30P FOX
Michigan should win this one solidly.