I apologize for not getting this reminder posted earlier of which teams I picked to win this weekend’s college football games in the ACC, Big Ten and SEC.
It was unavoidable. I was delayed by having to travel to a niece’s wedding.
Yes, I’m serious. There really are people in this world who clearly don’t care about college football (or sports in general), so they think nothing of inconveniencing the rest of us.
That’s why I refuse to feel guilty for forgetting to purchase a coveted wedding gift from the bridal registry. Seriously, I can’t be held responsible for friends and family who have different priorities in life from me.
Anyway, the key matchups in each conference will have Clemson winning at Virginia Tech, Georgia slipping past Tennessee in Knoxville and Wisconsin holding off Northwestern at home.
And yes, I promise to eventually forgive and forget. And I may even send the bride and groom some kitchen towels or cork toasters or something in a week or two.
(All times Central. The picks are first made available each week in my weekly blogs on the ACC, Big Ten and SEC)
MIAMI 31, Duke 6 (Friday)
Rice at PITTSBURGH, 11 a.m., ACC Network
North Carolina at GEORGIA TECH, 11 a.m., ESPN2
Syracuse at N.C. STATE, 11:20 s.m., ACC Network
Central Michigan at BOSTON COLLEGE, Noon, ACC Network Extra
FLORIDA STATE at Wake Forest, 2:30 p.m., ABC
Murray State at LOUISVILLE, 2:30 p.m., RSN
CLEMSON at Virginia Tech, 7 p.m., ABC
Last Week: 8-2
Vanderbilt at FLORIDA, Saturday 11 a.m., ESPN
New Mexico State at ARKANSAS, Saturday 11 a.m., SEC Network
GEORGIA at Tennessee, Saturday 2:30 p.m., CBS
Eastern Michigan at KENTUCKY, Saturday 3 p.m., SEC Network
Mississippi State at AUBURN, Saturday 5 p.m., ESPN
Troy at LSU, Saturday 6 p.m., ESPNU
South Carolina at TEXAS A&M, Saturday 6:30 p.m., SEC Network
Mississippi at ALABAMA, Saturday 8 p.m., ESPN
LAST WEEK: 8-0
NEBRASKA 28, Illinois 6 (Friday)
Maryland at MINNESOTA, Saturday 11 a.m., FSI
Northwestern at WISCONSIN, Saturday 11 a.m., ABC
Indiana at PENN STATE, Saturday 2:30 p.m., BTN
IOWA at Michigan State, Saturday 3 p.m. FOX
OHIO STATE at Rutgers, Saturday 6:30 p.m., BTN
Last Week: 6-1