Bryan Fischer joins us on this eighth edition of the Slate of Eight as we get into the weekend's biggest games. Fischer, part of the dynamic and quite frankly awesome team over at CBS Sports, is a long time friend of the program and as always he drops some serious knowledge when it comes to talking football and what points of interest come up with each ball game. Along the way of course we discuss the merits of Fischer's verified account and how I can scheme my way into the verification of ITB as well as some of our favorite "Fake..." twitter accounts. Oh and Bryan Fischer also wins the casual banter contest by referencing Odell Beckham Jr, LSU's electrifying freshman wideout, or as Fischer says, ODB.
But, as always the football takes center stage, here's your slate:
Southern Cal-Notre Dame
With SMU-Southern Miss we've got a non-BCS game on the Slate as June Jones' team looks to battle their way into the national spotlight by beating the Golden Eagles at The Rock. In the Third Saturday in October we're expecting Bama to dominate but perhaps Tennessee can somehow duplicate their miracle of 2009 and keep it interesting. Washington and their dynamic offense heads to Palo Alto to be the first unit to test Stanford's defense. The Cowboys head to Columbia to play a Mizzou team that is finally on the right track, unfortunately this focused Pokes team will not care.
Georgia Tech looks to avoid losing their second game in a row against a Miami team that is explosive offensively and can score points in bunches. Auburn heads to Red Stick and we'll see how improved their defense really is, something tells me we could see eleventy points from LSU this weekend. Michigan State, like Nebraska a few weeks ago, is "the team" that will finally test Wisconsin and with Sparty's stout defense I think here is where "All Russell Wilson Everything" proves his true worth. Lastly, Notre Dame hosting Southern Cal where, for the first time since the mid-2000's, this game feels big time as the players are good on both sides and the records are pretty solid as well.
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