There are so many good games featuring at least one ranked school this weekend that it’s easy to overlook the unranked matchups that are still compelling this early in the season before teams amass nicks and cuts and flaws and people deem their season a loss. If you’ve only got one TV/screen, you’re doing it wrong, but I like to refer to these as flip-around games.
Obviously, the biggest contests should be front and center — Miami-Texas A&M, Oregon-BYU, etc. — and then in between commercial breaks and lopsided matchups, you peruse the slate of secondary games. There’s an art to watching college football and planting yourself on a couch for 12-plus hours with no break in the action to suffer more pregame. At the end of Saturday, do I feel greasy like I just spent all day traveling because I’ve only walked to the bathroom and kitchen, periodically sweated uncomfortably, and have eaten the most pre-made, mindless food imaginable? Of course, but those bed sores are badges of honor.
So allow me to help you keep the pigskin streaming until the last glob of that seven-layer dip that definitely shouldn’t have been dinner is gone.