You have but one option for college football viewing this Thursday evening, and that is a battle for conference supremacy between Rutgers and Louisville, two teams that would like very much not to be in that conference anymore. We’re sure you have so many questions.
• What information do I, the discerning sports fan, require in order to consume this game? The Cardinals and Scarlet Knights are scheduled to kick off at 7:31 p.m. ET at High Point Solutions Stadium. The sold-out game will be televised on ESPN and streamed on WatchESPN.
• What’s at stake here? Oh, lots. A Rutgers victory tonight pretty much solves everything as far as the conference championship is concerned: Win, and the Scarlet Knights will head to a BCS bowl as the Big East’s only team with fewer than two losses in conference play. A Louisville win here followed by a Cincinnati win over UConn on Saturday would create our favorite postseason thing: a multi-team tie for first place in the conference standings, between Rutgers, Cincinnati, Louisville and Syracuse.
• So if Rutgers hadn’t been pantsed by PITT, we wouldn’t be in this predicament at all, no? Correct. The Orange, Cardinals and Bearcats all have two conference losses already. The Panthers have had a funny way of throwing wrenches and near-wrenches like that this year. As fans of regimented chaos, we have never been fonder of them.