Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Texas


October 5, 2012

Wills: College/NFL weekend planner


Corsicana —

Game 4: Texas A&M (3-1, 1-1) at Ole Miss (3-2, 0-2), 6 p.m., (ESPNU)

Todd’s take:
Dude, the Aggies made it onto ESPNU. This SEC move may work after all. Redshirt freshman quarterback Johnny Manziel has been superb to start the season and there’s no reason to believe he won’t rack up more huge numbers against a bad Ole Miss team. The Rebels did show some quickness up front on defense in their 33-10 loss to No. 1 Alabama (a rather uninspiring loss for the Tide), but this is the same team that gave up 66 points to Texas at home. We’ll see if Ole Miss really improved against Alabama last week. Aggie fans should have a good time during the game and at The Grove, Ole Miss’s world famous gathering spot before and after games. It’s like the Dixie Chicken times a million.

Game 5: Miami, Fla. (4-1) at No. 9 Notre Dame (4-0), 6:30 p.m. (NBC, Ch. 5)

Todd’s take:
The Fighting Irish are back. Repeat that, the Irish are back. Love them or hate them, college football is way better when Notre Dame matters, and NBC will be the first to tell you about it. The Irish can really play defense, and the quarterback play has been good enough. Miami pulled off a huge comeback win over Georgia Tech two weeks ago and suddenly the Hurricanes have come alive, much to the pleasure of their 200 fans (I mean where did they all go? No one cares about the Dolphins or the Marlins). Miami has a nice quarterback in Stephen Morris, who has the Canes sitting with an undefeated record in the ACC. It’s not exactly Jimmy Johnson’s Canes vs. Lou Holtz’s Irish, but we’ll take it. Go Irish.

Other games of note:

No. 5 Georgia (5-0, 3-0) at No. 6 South Carolina (5-0, 3-0), 6 p.m., (ESPN) — America’s two greatest underachievers go head-to-head in an elimination game in the national championship race. I’ll go with the Ole’ Ball Coach, Steve Spurrier, over the Dawgs’ Mark Richt.

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