The Slate

The Best Sports in 7 Days

All hope isn't lost for the New Orleans Saints. Five teams have started 0-3 and still made the playoffs. True, it hasn't been done since 1998, but it is overdue for some team to break through.

Thursday, Oct 1

College football (6:30-10 p.m., ESPN): The Miami Hurricanes try to reach their former heights as they hit the road to take on the Cincinnati Bearcats.

Friday, Oct 2

Volleyball (6-8 p.m., SECN): The Lady Mississippi State Bulldogs take on one of the best squads in the SEC: the Lady Kentucky Wildcats.

Saturday, Oct 3

College football (6-9 p.m., ESPN): A clash of undefeated teams as the Florida Gators host the University of Mississippi Rebels. ... College football (6-9 p.m., FCS): Southern Miss should be halfway to bowl eligibility as they host winless North Texas. ... College football (6:30-10 p.m., SECN): Mississippi State faces a tall task on the road against Texas A&M.

Sunday, Oct 4

NFL (7:30-11 p.m., NBC): The New Orleans Saints and the Dallas Cowboys meet in a primetime matchup that, because of quarterback injuries, has lost some luster.

Monday, Oct 5

NFL (7:30-11 p.m., ESPN): Two teams needing early season wins meet as the Seattle Seahawks host the Detroit Lions.

Tuesday, Oct 6

MLB (7-10 p.m., ESPN): The postseason begins as the American League Wild Card matchup features one game for the right to move on to the next round.

Wednesday, Oct 7

MLB (7-10 p.m., TBS): The baseball postseason continues with the National League Wild Card matchup, which will feature the Chicago Cubs.

UM has scored the most points in FBS football with 219. Delta State is also undefeated and has scored 190 points this season. You can see the Statesmen on ESPN3 this Saturday, Oct. 3, against Florida Tech.

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