MotSaG TV Guide

As we enter the fifth week of the season, there are just 29 undefeated FBS teams remaining, while 14 are still waiting on their first win. This week, we’ve got an interesting mix of crucial conference match-ups and interesting non-conference clashes, including one that I’d never have guessed would be one to watch. For your previewing pleasure, old-time team nicknames have been used where available.



Virginia Tech @ Georgia Tech. While Miami looks like the team to beat in the Coastal division, both the Fighting Gobblers and the Golden Tornado can keep themselves in the mix with a win tonight. (ESPN)



South Carolina @ UCF. Two weeks ago, the Golden Knights knocked off Penn State on the road. They’ve spent the past two weeks prepping for this home game. Is another upset in the works? (ABC)


LSU @ Georgia. A match-up with huge implications in the SEC, where everyone thinks they’re going to the national title game until they lose three games. (CBS)

Oklahoma @ Notre Dame. The Rough Riders haven’t had much luck against the Ramblers, with their last (and only) win against the Catholics coming in 1956, followed by seven losses. Can the Boomers turn it around this year? (NBC)


Wisconsin @ Ohio State. This game will most likely decide the third and final Leaders division championship. Each of these teams has one already, so consider this the rubber match. (ABC)


Stanford @ Washington State. Washington State has rebounded nicely since an early 7-point road loss to Auburn, but the Indians are a front-runner in the Pac-12, second only (for now) to the Webfoots. (ESPN)

Other Notable Old-Time Nicknames:

Washington Sun Dodgers
East Carolina Teachers
Northwestern Purple
Arkansas State Gorillas
Nevada Sage Hens
Maryland Old Liners
Bowling Green Normals
Texas Tech Matadors
Michigan State Fighting Farmers
Ball State Hoosieroons
Rutgers Queensmen

All-Time Nickname Champion:

Nebraska Antelopes, Treeplanters, Rattlesnake Boys, and Bugeaters

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