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Rating The Tv Games

October 12, 2002|Robyn Norwood

**** Whoa, Nellie

*** Order some pizza

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

* A fine time for chores

**** No. 9 Florida State (5-1) at No. 1 Miami (5-0), 9 a.m., Channel 7: Here is Miami's chance to show just how much room there is between the Hurricanes and everyone else. LINE: Miami by 13.

** Michigan State (3-2) at No. 17 Iowa (5-1), 9 a.m., ESPN: Hawkeye quarterback Brad Banks is completing almost 60% of his passes with touchdown-to-interception ratio of 12 to two. LINE: Iowa by 5 1/2.

** Clemson (3-2) at Virginia (4-2), 9 a.m., ESPN2: Clemson, rated nation's No. 2 party school, visits vastly underrated Charlottesville party scene. LINE: Clemson by 5.

* Texas A&M (3-2) at Baylor (3-2), 9:30 a.m., Fox Sports Net: Sorry, there's only one big game today in the republic of Texas. LINE: Texas A&M by 20.

** Pittsburgh (5-1) at No. 8 Notre Dame (5-0), 11:30 a.m., Channel 4: It's time to make Tyrone Willingham the honorary NBC employee of the month. LINE: Notre Dame by 7.

*** No. 10 Tennessee (4-1) at No. 6 Georgia (5-0), 12:30 p.m., Channel 2: Georgia is ready to be top dawg in the SEC again. LINE: Georgia by 3.

*** No. 7 Oregon (5-0) at UCLA (4-1), 12:30 p.m., Channel 7, KXTA (1150): If Bruins can win, they're suddenly one of the surprises of the Pac-10. LINE: UCLA by 2 1/2.

** South Carolina (4-2) at Kentucky (4-1), 3:30 p.m., ESPN2: Lou Holtz is still trying to get a better grip on this Gamecock season. LINE: Kentucky by 4 1/2.

*** California (4-2) at No. 20 USC (3-2), 3:30 p.m., Fox Sports Net, KMPC (1540), KPLS (830): Will the real Pac-10 contender please stand up? LINE: USC by 12 1/2.

** Texas Tech (4-2) at No. 11 Iowa State (5-1), 4 p.m., TBS: Kliff Kingsbury vs. Seneca Wallace. Let 'er rip. LINE: Iowa State by 6.

*** No. 18 Louisiana State (4-1) at No. 16 Florida (4-2), 4:45 p.m., ESPN: LSU's chances took a hit when running back LaBrandon Toefield broke an arm. LINE: Florida by 8 1/2.

* Arkansas (2-2) at No. 24 Auburn (4-1), 7 p.m. (delayed), Channel 57 (KJLA): Game docked one star because it isn't live. LINE: Auburn by 5 1/2.

** Brigham Young (3-2) at No. 21 Air Force (5-0), 7 p.m., ESPN2: Like scoring? The over-under is 63 1/2. LINE: Air Force by 4 1/2.

* Southern Methodist (0-5) at Fresno State (3-3), 9:30 p.m. (delayed), Fox Sports Net: This game shouldn't be on TV live, much less tape-delayed. LINE: Fresno State by 23 1/2.

* Nevada (2-3) at Hawaii (3-2), 1 a.m. (tape), Fox Sports Net 2: The only games you should watch when it's technically already Sunday are in the NFL. LINE: Hawaii by 9 1/2.

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