Many people (anyone outside of Columbus) left Ohio State off of their playoff board regardless of their résumé on account of off-field activities involving Urban Meyer, but after last week’s blasting by the Purdue Boilermakers they have a football-related reason to forbidding them from the final four. Speaking of the B1G Ten Conference, Harbaugh haters have gone into hibernation, especially after the Wolverines dominating win against Michigan State Spartans.
Pivoting from the B1G Ten, teams like the Alabama Crimson Tide, Louisiana State Tigers, Clemson Tigers and Oklahoma Sooners proved they deserved their top-10 rankings, dominating their respective opponents. Washington State in particular looked very impressive, pulling off an upset Pac-12 Conference win against the Oregon Ducks 34-20. We’ll see if they’re for real this week when they take on Cardinal Tree of Stanford University.
Not too many many match-ups to get excited for this week. The most popular games in the area will be Saturday morning’s B1G Ten action.
Week 9: October 23 — October 27, 2018
Purdue Boilermaker bars: The Warehouse Bar & Pizzeria, The Fireplace Inn, Waterhouse Tavern And Grill
Michigan State Spartan bars: Wild Goose Bar & Grill, Sedgwick’s, The Anthem, The Northside Stretch, El Hefe, Higgins Tavern, Hopsmith Tavern, Mahoney’s, Municipal Bar + Dining Co., McFadden’s, Old Crow, Avenue Tavern, The Hidden Shamrock, Mad River Bar & Grille, Grand River, Bird’s Nest, Corcoran’s Grill & Pub, Crossroads Public House, Gannon’s Pub
Wisconsin Badgers (#20) at Northwestern Wildcats
Wisconsin Badger bars: Bar Lupo, Monty Gaels Tavern & Grill, Homeplate Deuces & The Diamond Club, Fat Pour Tap, Ranalli’s, McFadden’s, Will’s Northwoods Inn, Lottie’s Pub, Redmond’s
Northwestern Wildcat bars: Timothy O’Toole’s, Connie’s Pizza, Kincade’s, Goose Island Beer Co.
Florida Gators (#9) at Georgia Bulldogs (#7)
@ Sanford Stadium, Athens, Georgia
Saturday, 2:30pm CT, CBS
Iowa Hawkeyes (#18) at Penn State Nittany Lions (#17)
@ Beaver Stadium, University Park, Pennsylvania
Saturday, 2:30pm CT, ESPN
Iowa Hawkeye bars: Merkle’s Bar & Grill, Ironside Bar & Galley, Old Town Social, Highline Bar & Grill, Theory Sports Div Lounge, Crossroads Public House, Four Shadows
Penn State Nittany Lion bars: Durkin’s Tavern, A. J. Hudson’s Public House
Washington State Cougars (#14) at Stanford Cardinal (#24)
@ Stanford Stadium, Stanford, California
Saturday, 6:00pm CT