MotSaG TV Guide

Twenty teams enter the weekend undefeated and no more than seventeen will make it out unscathed, although I think that number will be even lower. This might be my favorite part of the college football season, as conference play gets into full swing and pretenders are knocked from their undeserved perches. A month from now, we’ll likely be down to just a handful of unbeaten teams. This week, we’ll celebrate the success of all of these teams with a look at some at their schools’ notable alumni.



UCLA at Utah. Each of these Pac-12 schools boasts a significant contributor in the field of serial murder. While the Bruins lay claim to one of the more unique multiple killers (Rodney Alcala AKA The Dating Game Killer), the Utes counter with former law student Ted Bundy. (FS1)



Maryland at Florida State. Before calling for an overthrow of the government and the eradication of the entire male gender (and also trying to assassinate Andy Warhol), Valerie Solanas graduated from the University of Maryland. But if you think that’s bad, Florida State is home to Scott Stapp and Mark Tremonti, respectively the lead singer and guitarist for Creed. (ESPN)


Georgia Tech at Miami (FL). You might think Miami’s Sylvester Stallone, Ray Liotta, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Steve-O would put it over the top, but Georgia Tech has probably the best alumnus ever: the entirely fictional George P. Burdell, who–thanks to students hacking the new computerized registration system–once took 3000 credit hours in a single quarter. (ESPNU)

Minnesota at Michigan. The Gophers gave us this guy. (Yes, that’s two whole hours!) And that is truly unforgivable, but it doesn’t hold a candle to what the Wolverines have foisted on the world: Ted Kaczynski (the “Unabomber”), “Dr. Death” Jack Kevorkian, tag-team killers Leopold & Loeb, and (of course) the guy who taught everybody else how to serial murder, H. H. Holmes. (ABC/ESPN2)


Ohio State at Northwestern. Three Nobel laureates, eight Pulitzer Prize winners, and of course, the world’s only two-time Heisman Trophy winner. Nope, there are no embarrassing alumni in Ohio State’s storied history. So don’t even look. Trust me. Northwestern might have some, but who cares? They gave us Otto Graham, the best quarterback to ever play professional football. (ABC)


Washington at Stanford. Lots of famous people have dropped out of Stanford including actress Reese Witherspoon, golfer Tiger Woods, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer, and President of the United States of America John F. Kennedy. And, hey, remember how Ted Bundy attended law school at Utah? Well, he did his undergrad at Washington, making him the MotSaG TV Guide Player of the Week! (ESPN)


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