7:30 pm EST ESPN
  TCU 10-0 (7-0 CUSA)
-2.5 Southern Miss 7-3 (6-0 CUSA)
TCU gets all the pub, but here we are in late November and Southern Miss is right there in the thick of the Conference USA hunt.  Am I surprised?  Nope.

Then again, Cincinnati obviously got the memo.  They just plain rolled over and died last week against the Froggies.  Will USM do the same?  Just how much is the CUSA willing to do in order to get a team in the BCS?

Pick: TCU
9:00 pm EST ESPN 2
-8.5 #23 Boise State 9-1 (5-0 WAC)
  Fresno State 7-4 (5-1 WAC)
Boise Boise Boise Boise Boise Boise Boise Boise.

I have nothing constructive to say about either team here, and I really don't care that much who wins the WAC.  So I'll just amuse myself by saying "Boise" over and over in my head.

Pick: Boise
3:30 pm EST ABC, GamePlan
-19 #1 Oklahoma 11-0 (7-0 Big XII)
  Texas Tech 7-4 (4-3 Big XII)
Texas Tech is about to pull the Oklahoma Double.  Yup, they're going to get blown out by the entire state!
Pick: OU
12:00 pm EST ABC
  #2 Ohio State 10-1 (6-1 Big Ten)
-7 #9 Michigan 9-2 (6-1 Big Ten)
The Big Game indeed!  Michigan is firing on all cylinders right now, and has to be thinking that an utter thrashing of their biggest rival might, just might, be enough to propel them back into the MNC hunt.  Of course, that would really just be gravy.  They'd be happy at 1-10 if that victory was over Ohio State.
Pick: Michigan
3:30 pm EST CBS
-6.5 #4 LSU 9-1 (5-1 SEC)
  #15 Mississippi 8-2 (6-0 SEC)
And here's the SEC West.  It's winner take all, and the Rebels are looking to put an exclamation point on a fabulous season.  The defense has come around, and Manning the younger is simply awesome.  They've got the feeling of fate surrounding them, and all that means is that I'm probably 100% wrong and LSU is gonna crush them.  I hope not tho, because I rather relish the though of a "nobody" SEC school crashing the big party.
Pick: Ole Miss
12:00 pm EST ESPN Regional, GamePlan
  Rutgers 4-6 (1-4 Big East)
off #12 Miami (FL) 8-2 (4-1 Big East)
So when a very mediocre Miami team wins the Big East, and brings literally dozens of fans to a far from sold out Orange Bowl, will they start calling it the "ACC Rule" ?
Pick: Miami
3:30 pm EST ESPN
  Boston College 6-5 (2-4 Big East)
-15 #17 Virginia Tech 8-2 (4-2 Big East)
I agree with certain esteemed web masters.  I can not, in good conscience, pick Boston College over Tech.  BC victories belong to a past era of Hokie football.  A time when any bowl game was cause for celebration.  A time when we'd all tape SportsCenter because we heard a rumor that they might mention VT in passing.  In short, a time when Boston College was our peer.

That's not even mentioning the whole "Fredo" thing.  No, I think my colleague Mr. Alderson summed that one up quite nicely.

This is the last home game for a fine group of Hokie seniors.  Maybe the last home game for a select few top-talent underclassmen.  Show up for The Walk, and show up on time for the game.  Scream and shout like Boston College matters (if you think they don't, imagine the gnashing of teeth and rending of garments if we lose).  Take in the scenery on I-81 one last time for the year, and say goodbye to your Blacksburg bartenders.  2003 Hokie Football is ending, and I for one am going to miss it.

#3 USC (9-1, 5-1) -22 vs. UCLA (6-5, 4-3)
#6 Georgia (8-2, 5-2)
-19 vs. Kentucky (4-6, 1-5)
#7 Tennessee (8-2, 4-2)
-21 vs. Vanderbilt (2-9, 1-6)
#10 Washington St. (9-2, 6-1)
off @ Washington (5-6, 3-4)
#14 Miami (OH) (9-1, 6-0)
-24 @ Ohio (2-8, 1-5)
#16 Purdue (8-3, 5-2)
-24.5 @ Indiana (2-9, 1-6)
#18 Iowa (8-3, 4-3)
+2 @ Wisconsin (7-4, 4-3)
#19 Kansas State (9-3, 5-2)
-14.5 vs. Missouri (7-3, 3-3)
#20 Bowling Green (8-2, 5-1)
-14.5 @ Ball State (5-7, 3-4)
#21 Oklahoma State (8-3, 4-3)
-27 @ Baylor (3-8, 1-6)
#24 Utah (8-2, 5-1)
-8 @ BYU (4-7, 3-3)
#25 Pittsburgh (7-3, 4-1)
-15 @ Temple (1-9, 0-5)

West Virginia (6-4, 4-1) -2 @ Syracuse (5-4, 2-3)



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