Indiana tries to get its first homecoming win since 2010 when it hosts Nebraska on Saturday (3:30 PM, ABC). Check out Kyle’s preview here. I’ll be in Bloomington to see if the Hoosiers can secure their second win ever over a top 10 team. If you’ll be watching the Hoosiers from home, here is what else you should check out on Saturday.
BTN Tailgate (10:30 AM, BTN)
We’re still waiting for #iufb4gameday, but there will be a pregame show on site in Bloomington on Saturday. BTN's pregame show is in its first year and will be filming from the south side of Mellencamp Pavilion. Dave Revsine, Gerry DiNardo, and Anthony Adams will preview the week's matchups and will no doubt be joined by former Indiana athletes at some point. If you do happen to be in Bloomington and want to see this in person, the entrance will open at 9 am.
#1 Alabama at #9 Tennessee (3:30 PM, CBS)
CBS has essentially rebranded itself as The Volunteer Network; Tennessee will be in its featured game for the fourth week in a row. As much fun as it would be to see Alabama blow a double-digit lead and Nick Saban have a major meltdown, this is probably the game where Tennessee’s streak of improbable comebacks ends.
Prediction: Alabama 44, Tennessee 31
#12 Ole Miss at #23 Arkansas (7 PM, ESPN)
Improbably, Ole Miss is not too far outside of the playoff picture. If the Rebels had held on against either Florida State or Alabama they would likely be a top-five team. Arkansas was thrust into the rankings after an early-season win over TCU, but since then both the Hogs and the Horned Frogs have proven to be not quite as good as we thought.
Prediction: Ole Miss 42, Arkansas 35
#2 Ohio State at #8 Wisconsin (8 PM, ABC)
Indiana's defense shut down Ohio State's aerial attack and the Buckeyes still managed to score 38 points. Wisconsin has a stout defense, and the matchup on that side of the ball should be fantastic. However, Ohio State is a well-rounded team--whereas Wisconsin doesn't inspire a lot of confidence with its offense.
Prediction: Ohio State 35, Wisconsin 20