Last week's WATCHLIST was a pair of upsets and a big undercard. As usual, everyone but me picked great games as Houston-Memphis and Oregon-Stanford were barnburners while Illinois just completely failed to show up against Ohio State. Some folks never learn, and I'm some folks. Kudos to Toad and Shooter for spicing up this buffet.
NORTHWESTERN @ WISCONSIN
You know that scene in Crocodile Dundee where she's all spoiled and proper and not used to his rough-and-tumble rugged lifestyle in the outback? That's this entire game. Watch for these two fanbases to fall madly in love with each other as Northwestern teaches Wisconsin how to survive a sophisticated urban environment with class, and Wisconsin surprises Northwestern with their compassion, insight, and knife size.
Dr. Norris Camacho
Colorado at Wazzu
9:45PM on ESPN2
Like RC Slocum running a draw on 3rd and long, Mike Leach in a #Pac12AfterDark affair is an automatic selection. On the toastiest of seats after a seasoning opening loss to Portland State, the pirate got his crew to swing their swords and has pillaged Eugene and sacked Pasadena. Also, curiously durable Cougar QB Luke Falk may be made out of some kind of adamantium alloy.
Colorado... Poor Buffs. So close to a big win last week at home over USC. Just like their contest against UCLA. Mike MacIntyre is a modern day Sisyphus.
Being the fine states of Washington and Colorado, smoke a bowl and take Colorado +15, because Leach likes to keep things needlessly interesting.