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Rating The Tv Games

October 05, 2002|Robyn Norwood

**** Whoa, Nellie

*** Order some pizza

** Channel-surf ... or get out of the house

* A fine time for chores

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** No. 6 Florida (4-1) at Mississippi (3-1), 9 a.m., Channel 2: Rex Grossman and Eli Manning hold early morning quarterbacking class. LINE: Florida by 13.

** Purdue (3-2) at No. 24 Iowa (4-1), 9 a.m., ESPN: All those Hawkeye fans in Long Beach--once known as Iowa-by-the-Sea--emerge after win over Penn State. LINE: Iowa by 8.

** Maryland (3-2) at West Virginia (3-1), 9 a.m., ESPN2: Terrapin quarterback Scott McBrien played at West Virginia before transferring to Maryland. LINE: West Virginia by 3.

** Oklahoma State (2-2) at No. 2 Texas (4-0), Fox Sports Net, 9:30 a.m.: The "state" after Oklahoma makes all the difference. Red River Shootout is next. LINE: Texas by 24.

*** Stanford (1-2) at No. 9 Notre Dame (4-0), 11:30 a.m., Channel 4: Some family reunion: Tyrone Willingham faces his old team and Notre Dame backup quarterback Pat Dillingham's father is the head orthopedic surgeon for the Stanford sports medicine program. LINE: Notre Dame by 8.

*** No. 7 Georgia (4-0) at No. 22 Alabama (4-1), 12:30 p.m., Channel 2: Georgia is in the top 10--and not even favored on the road against the Crimson Tide. LINE: Alabama by 4.

** UCLA (3-1) at Oregon State (4-1), 12:30 p.m., Channel 7, KXTA (1150): Tailback Steven Jackson and the Beavers try to bite back after being shut out by USC. LINE: Oregon State by 4.

** No. 5 Ohio State (5-0) at Northwestern (2-3), 4 p.m., ESPN2: Maurice Clarett meets nation's second-worst rushing defense. That's a script Ohio State really likes. LINE: Ohio State by 25.

** No. 3 Oklahoma (3-0) at Missouri (3-1), 4 p.m., Fox Sports Net: Sooner quarterback Nate Hybl gets one more warmup before the big game next week. LINE: Oklahoma by 13.

*** No. 18 USC (3-1) at No. 17 Washington State (4-1), 4 p.m., TBS, KMPC (1540) and XPRS (1090, Spanish) and KPLS (830): Jason Gesser takes aim at the Trojan secondary--and USC's defensive line takes aim at injured Gesser. USC by 3.

** Arkansas (2-1) at No. 10 Tennessee (3-1), 4:45 p.m., ESPN: Next week gets more interesting, when Tennessee and Georgia meet in a potential top 10 clash. LINE: Tennessee by 11.

** No. 8 Oregon (4-0) at Arizona (3-1), 7:15 p.m., Fox Sports Net: Oregon quarterback Jason Fife makes his road debut in Tucson, then heads to Rose Bowl next week. LINE: Oregon by 8.

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