Cupcake Wars: Western Carolina Steals LSU's Ideas; Dave Clawson is Still Coaching

Peter Casey-US PRESSWIRE

Cupcake games: Athletics directors love the sugary sweet treats but fans despise them. So we're not going to give the teams that play them credit in our previews, instead offering a fun fact about the cupcake in question. Consider it our silent and likely futile protest

Western Carolina vs. Auburn, 2 p.m. ET, PPV
I've already spent the "they were almost a squirrel" and first three-pointer tidbits last year, so let's just note that the more recent sketches of their Catamount looks a lot like some iterations of LSU's Toonces. A lot. They will not play like LSU against Auburn. Auburn 45, WCU 13

Bowling Green vs. Mississippi State, 7:30 p.m. ET, FSN
Their head coach is one Dave Clawson, and the word "Tennessee" literally appears just once in his head coaching bio on the BGSU website, and only then when it absolutely has to. By contrast, his time as offensive coordinator at Villanova ranks a full paragraph. The Falcons also have a page where you can nominate a jersey to be retired. Alas, it appears to be restricted to BGSU players. If only there were some way we could get Jonathan Crompton in there ... Mississippi State 38, Bowling Green 17

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