8 p.m

No. 23 Mississippi (7-3) at No. 18 Mississippi State (8-2), 8 p.m. ESPN

After dinner, grab the remote, tilt back the recliner and don't get up

for three days. The Egg Bowl kicks off the last weekend of the regular

season. Both teams are coming off close losses, but if Ole Miss QB

Romaro Miller is still gimpy following last week's ankle injury, Joe Lee

Dunn's blitzing Bulldogs defense will have a field day against backup QB

David Morris.

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CH. 2

2:30 p.m.

No. 22 Boston College (8-2) at No. 2 Virginia Tech (10-0), 2:30 p.m.,

Ch. 2


"There is no question that this is absolutely the biggest week ever

at Virginia Tech," coach Frank Beamer said. The Hokies must win

decisively to boost their Sugar Bowl chances. BC has undergone a

remarkable turnaround, from consecutive 4-7 seasons and a gambling

scandal, but keep in mind that the Eagles have only one victory against

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a Division I-A team with a winning record. The Hokies will hassle Tim

Hasselbeck, BC's QB, all afternoon and finish undefeated.

No. 7 Texas (9-2) at No. 24 Texas A&M (7-3), 11 a.m., Ch. 7

Following the tragic bonfire collapse last week in College Station in

which 12 were killed and 27 others injured, this game will obviously be

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an emotional one. The Longhorns, behind QB Major Applewhite and WR Kwame

Cavil, will win in a close, draining affair.

No. 3 Nebraska (9-1) at Colorado (6-4), 2:30 p.m., Ch. 7

Colorado first-year coach Gary Barnett has tried to rekindle the

passions of a rivalry that has been one-sided this decade. Even the

color red was banned. When some Huskers noticed that defensive

coordinator Tom McMahon had some red on his plaid shirt last week,

McMahon ripped off his shirt and spent the rest of the meeting

bare-chested. Such theatrics can only motivate so much, however. The

Huskers are just too talented for the Buffs. A Nebraska win will keep it

in contention for the Sugar Bowl.

No. 25 Louisiana Tech (8-2) at Southern Cal (5-6), 6:30 p.m., FSNY

Watch this game simply to see Louisiana Tech senior quarterback Tim

Rattay, who is on his way to leading the nation in total offense for a

record third straight year. He has passed for 3,517 yards and 32

touchdowns with only nine interceptions in nine games this season.

Rattay, whose team is ranked for the first time, will finish off his

career with a win.


CH. 7

1 p.m.

No. 16 Georgia (7-3) at No. 20 Georgia Tech (7-3), 1 p.m, Ch. 7

After this week's passing of Uga V, Georgia's bulldog mascot, coach

Jim Donnan gave this touching eulogy, "He represented all the things we

want in a mascot, and in a team: strength, courage, dignity and pride."

Dignity? All bulldogs do is drool profusely and waddle. Anyway, back to

the game, Georgia Tech QB Joe Hamilton will make one final pitch for the

Heisman Trophy, beating the rival Dawgs.

Pittsburgh (5-5) at West Virginia (3-7), noon, ESPN

WVU QB Marc Bulger, who has been plagued by injuries all season, may

miss his final Backyard Brawl. A Pitt win makes the Panthers

bowl-eligible; WVU will finish with its worst season in Don Nehlen's 20

years as coach.

Notre Dame (5-6) at Stanford (7-3), 8 p.m., Ch. 7

Coach Bob Davie's job is safe, even though the Irish, depleted by

injuries, will suffer their first losing season in 13 years.

Syracuse (6-4) at Miami (6-4), 3:30 p.m., Ch. 2

With Miami QB Kenny Kelly out with a torn knee ligament, the

Orangemen's defense will win this one to end Syracuse's very long year

on a positive note.

For alums only

Friday -- SMU at Texas Christian, 3 p.m., FSNY.

Saturday -- Grambling vs. Southern, 2 p.m., Ch. 4; Vanderbilt at No. 6

Tennessee, noon, Ch. 2; Oklahoma State at Oklahoma, 3 p.m., FSNY; Air

Force at New Mexico, 2:30 p.m., ESPN2; Wyoming at San Diego State, 7

p.m., ESPN.