For the second straight week, the college football scheduling gods have disappointed me. There isn't any truly must-watch stuff this week on the college football slate. The good news is that next week's schedule of games is much, much better.
The Packers do not have any scouts at this week's games that we know of. You can find a full list of games that NFL scouts are attending at Chris Steuber's blog. All prospect lists below are from his site, which you should start reading if you don't already. An asterisk indicates an underclassman.
At least this week features an entertaining 11 a.m. CT game. West Virginia and Baylor both have sick offenses and shaky defenses, so expect 90+ points to be scored in their contest.
West Virginia NFL prospects
RB Shawne Alston, WR Tavon Austin, WR *Stedman Bailey, K Tyler Bitancurt, OG Jeff Braun, FB Ryan Clarke, OLB Terence Garvin, OG Josh Jenkins, C Joe Madsen, CB Pat Miller, QB Geno Smith.
Baylor NFL prospects
B Chance Casey, SS *Ahmad Dixon, DE *Tevin Elliott, QB Nick Florence, CB Demetri Goodson, K *Aaron Jones, OT Cameron Kaufhold, CB *K.J. Morton, TE *Jordan Najvar, WR *Tevin Reese, OL *Cyril Richardson, RB Jarred Salubi, WR Lanear Sampson, RB **Lache Seastrunk, C Ivory Wade, WR Terrance Williams.
At 2:30, the best you're going to do is Michigan State - Ohio State, even though the Buckeyes can't win the B1G this year. Thank god the Penn State game is on at 11 so I'll actually get this on local TV.
Michigan State NFL prospects
CB Johnny Adams, OLB *Denicos Allen, RB *Le'Veon Bell, LB *Max Bullough, RB Larry Caper, CB *Darqueze Dennard, OT Fou Fonoti, DE *William Gholston, DT Tyler Hoover, FS *Isaiah Lewis, OG Chris McDonald, OLB Chris Norman, DE *Marcus Rush, TE *Dion Sims, DT Anthony Rashad White, CB Mitchell White.
Ohio State NFL prospects
S *C.J. Barnett, FB Zach Boren, WR *Corey Brown, S *Christian Bryant, OT Reid Fragel, DT Garrett Goebel, OG *Marcus Hall, RB Jordan Hall, DT *Johnathan Hankins, CB Travis Howard, S Orhian Johnson, C *Corey Linsley, OT *Jack Mewhort, OG *Andrew Norwell, WR *Verlon Reed, CB *Bradley Roby, OLB Etienne Sabino, DE John Simon, RB *Rod Smith, TE Jake Stoneburner, DE Nathan Williams.
The primetime games pretty much stink, especially since I have no faith in UW right now. I have less faith in Oklahoma State and Ole Miss do avoid upsets, however, so Wisconsin - Nebraska is your primetime game to watch. Kickoff is at 7 p.m. Apparently, there won't be any NFL scouts at this game so I had to do my own work.
Wisconsin NFL prospects
HB Montee Ball
OG Travis Fredrick
OT Rick Wagner
CB Devin Smith
OLB Mike Taylor
Nebraska NFL prospects
FS Daimion Stafford
HB Rex Burkhead
TE Ben Cotton
K Brent Maher
ILB Will Compton
DE Cameron Meredith
TE Kyler Reed
DT Baker Steinkuhler
Oregon is playing late, but I'm going to recommend a different late game. Wazzu will be killing people with the air raid soon enough, but for now, they're a bad team. Arizona and Oregon State play at 9, and their game is much more interesting.
Arizona NFL prospects
WR Dan Buckner, SS *Marquis Flowers, FS *Adam Hall, RB Greg Nwoko, CB *Shaquille Richardson, QB Matt Scott, FB Taimi Tutogi, DT *Justin Washington.
Oregon State NFL prospects
OL *Josh Andrews, WR Jordan Bishop, OT Colin Kelly, QB *Sean Mannion, OT *Michael Phillpp, CB Jordan Poyer, TE Colby Prince, CB Rashaad Reynolds, LB Feti Unga, WR Markus Wheaton.