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Quick Snap: March Madness Opening Weekend vs. Football Saturday

This first weekend of the NCAA tournament is everything fans love about sports: final minute finishes, Davids slaying Goliaths, anguish and elation. Best of all, in the opening weekend the Madness lasts all day. College football Saturdays are the same — and this is not yet another Playoff vs. Bowl debate, so please don’t fret.

Consider a few Saturdays from this past season. Week 10 featured Iowa’s upset of Michigan, when the Wolverines stalled at the goal line on the game’s final possession. Elsewhere in the Big Ten, Northwestern shocked Nebraska in Lincoln. Louisville stunned Big East leader West Virginia in Morgantown. The combined margin of victory in those games? Fourteen points.

Two weeks later culminated with Robert Griffin III’s heroics to lead Baylor past Oklahoma, all while Cal and Stanford were engaged in a back-and-forth rivalry contest and Oregon was futility trying to comeback vs. USC and Arizona was mounting a comeback at Arizona State.

If you like to start your weekend early, that Week 12 featured the classic Joe Tessitore Moment: Iowa State’s double OT defeat of second ranked Oklahoma State.

The drama of college football Saturday rivals that of March Madness’s opening weekend in many ways. Which do readers prefer? Vote and sound off on your opinion below.

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