HOUSTON, TX - SEPTEMBER 01: Shaun Rutherford #17 of the Texas State Bobcats celebrates with fans after they defeated the Houston Cougars 30-13 during their game at Robertson Stadium on September 1, 2012 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)
If you aren't able to make it to Pullman this weekend to see Mike Leach's first game as head football coach of the Washington State Cougars, I'm sure you'll drown your sorrows in adult beverages and other, interesting games that are on a channel you actually get. Instead of wondering which games to watch, look no further. I've compiled a list of all the Pac-12 schools, who they play, when, and what channel it will be on. I'll also throw in a few national games that seem important or hilarious.
One of those national games you should definitely pay attention to is Texas Tech at Texas State. The Bobcats of Texas State are one of the three new FBS schools this year (UT-San Antonio and UMass are the other two), and they just upset a ranked Houston team last week. Plus, I just don't really like Texas Tech, if we're being honest. On top of all of that, they're the team I play with on NCAA Football '13. So, hey, go Bobcats!
Utah @ Utah State, 5pm PT Friday, ESPN2
Southern Utah @ Cal, 12pm PT, Pac-12 Bay Area
Sacramento State @ Colorado, 12pm PT, Pac-12 Mountain
Eastern Washington @ WSU, 12pm PT, Pac-12 Washington
Fresno State @ #4 Oregon, 3:30pm PT, Pac-12 Oregon
Washington @ #3 LSU, 4pm PT, ESPN
Duke @ #25 Stanford, 7:30pm PT, Pac-12 Bay Area
Illinois @ Arizona State, 7:30pm PT, ESPN
Florida goes to College Station and welcomes the Aggies and new head coach Kevin Sumlin into the SEC. Should be a pretty good game. You know, if you aren't watching the Cougs for some reason.
The Battle for the CyHawk Trophy. The original was retired in 2010, and the new one garnered such wide-spread hatred that they ditched it and used a temporary one in 2011. The public voted on a new one that looks like this, which is much, much better.
Texas Tech @ Texas State, 4pm PT, ESPN3
One of the achievements for NCAA '13 was to lead one of the three new FBS schools to a National Championship in their first year. I chose Texas State. If you're wondering, Texas State RS Freshman CB Tymajrick Jackson is the best corner I've ever had. I've been playing this game since 2003. Jackson compiled over 100 interceptions in his four years for me, including 38 his senior season in San Marcos, and an even more ridiculous 8 in one game against Texas Tech. I kind of hope Texas State wins by 3 TDs.
The Bulldogs welcome the Tigers into the SEC. Mizzou isn't quite as good as it was a few years ago, but they should still make the game interesting. In the end, Georgia wins by 10.