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2018 College Football Week One thread

Discussion in 'College Sports' started by Ale Xander, Aug 27, 2018.

  1. Ale Xander

    Ale Xander Member SoSH Member

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    Less than 70 hours from the real start of the College Football season (no offense intended, no pun intended, week zero participants)

    Notable games:

    Thursday August 30
    21 Central Florida @ Uconn, 7PM, ESPNU
    Northwestern @ Purdue, 8PM, ESPN

    Friday August 31
    Utah St. @ 11 Michigan State, 7PM, BTN
    Army @ Dook, 7PM, the coach K game, ESPN
    SD State @ 13 Stanford, 9PM, FS1
    Colorado vs. Colorado State @ Mile High (pun intended), 9:30, CBSN

    Saturday September 1
    the other OSU @ the real OSU (5) without Urban, Noon, ABC
    FAU @ Land Grabbers (7), Noon, Fox
    Texas v. Maryland Manslaughterers @ Dan Snyder Field, Noon, FS1
    Coastal Carolina @ South Carolina, Noon, SECN
    James Madison @ NC State, Noon, ESPNU
    The battle for Philly, Noon ESPNews
    The battle for Houston, Noon, CBSN
    Umass @ BC, 1PM, No national TV

    6 Washington v. 9 Auburn @ Atlanta, 3:30, ABC (best game on paper)
    App St. @ 10 Penn State, 3:30, BTN
    Tennessee v. 17 West Virginia @ Charlotte, 3:30, CBS

    14 Michigan @ 12 SBCC, 7:30PM, NBC

    Louisville v. Bama @ Orlando, 8PM, ABC

    Navy @ Hawaii, 11PM, CBSN

    Sunday September 2
    8 Miami v. 25 LSU @ Jerry Jones Egodome, 7:30, ABC

    Monday September 3

    20 Virginia Tech @ 19 FSU, 8PM, ESPN (2nd best game on paper)
     
    #1 Ale Xander, Aug 27, 2018
    Last edited: Aug 31, 2018
  2. gmogmo

    gmogmo Member SoSH Member

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    God it's so good to have college football back. Nice spacing of games with Washington/Auburn and Michigan/ND not up against each other, and the other 2 ranked vs. ranked games on Sunday and Monday.
     
  3. ConigliarosPotential

    ConigliarosPotential Well-Known Member Silver Supporter SoSH Member

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    If you think VT-FSU is a better game on paper than the return of the Michigan-Notre Dame rivalry, I don't even know what to tell you.
     
  4. Ale Xander

    Ale Xander Member SoSH Member

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    Let's go Beavers!
     
  5. Vinho Tinto

    Vinho Tinto Member SoSH Member

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    Has there been any hoopla in Connecticut over UConn opening their season with a home game vs the defending National Champions*?
     
  6. shawnrbu

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    URI beat #15 Delaware on the road 21-19.
     
  7. Tangled Up In Red

    Tangled Up In Red Well-Known Member Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    Boise State heading to Troy, Alabama for a tough opening road challenge.
     
  8. Doug Beerabelli

    Doug Beerabelli Killer Threads Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    Went to the game - annual group thing with a bunch of friends. Not sold out. UCF runs a no huddle. UConn started all frosh and sophomores on D. You can imagine how that went.

    UConn offense looked better than it had in past. And it was a perfect night temp/weather wise for football. So we got that going for us.

    Which is nice.
     
  9. yeahlunchbox

    yeahlunchbox Member SoSH Member

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    This might not seem like a big deal for fans of other programs, but this is a big deal for URI. This stopped a 22 game losing streak against ranked opponents. It was the first opening game win since 2009. The last time we had a winning season, back in 2001 when Ja Rule was a star, started with a win. At number 4 Delaware on Thursday, August 30th.
     
  10. ( . ) ( . ) and (_!_)

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    This is not a big deal for URI in any sense. That program has always been a waste of time and resources and the occasional big win is irrelevant. 17 years since they’ve had a winning season says it all.
    Rhody should have killed that football program two decades ago.
     
  11. WestMassExpat

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    Maryland vs. Texas -- Texas proving that not much as changed in eight years. Haven't attempted a pass in past two series, two three and outs.
     
  12. WestMassExpat

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    Defense looking better, horrible PI on a lame duck not withstanding.
     
  13. grandsalami

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    Ehlinger will probably be a TE next year because he blows as a qb.
     
  14. WestMassExpat

    WestMassExpat Member SoSH Member

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    15 yard punt; quick TD. Texas is done.
     
  15. Dernells Casket n Flagon

    Dernells Casket n Flagon Member SoSH Member

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    Texas is not good at offense, defense or special teams.
     
  16. shawnrbu

    shawnrbu Member SoSH Member

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    Why is Texas ranked?
     
  17. JCizzle

    JCizzle Member SoSH Member

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    Texas...woof.
     
  18. WestMassExpat

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    Maryland doing their best Tyler Thornburg impression.
     
  19. maufman

    maufman Anderson Cooper x Mr. Rogers Staff Member Dope Gold Supporter

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    Key game for UW. They won’t run the table after today, and there won’t be a playoff spot for a 2-loss PAC-12 team.
     
  20. Pandemonium67

    Pandemonium67 Well-Known Member Silver Supporter SoSH Member

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    And so far the Huskies are laying an egg.
     
  21. canderson

    canderson Fomenting voting confusion and angst since 2016 Gold Supporter SoSH Member

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    I’m at this shitshow. Texas fucking blows and has had a billion Yards in penalties and is getting itss ass handed to them by mighty Maryland.

    I want to die.
     
    #21 canderson, Sep 1, 2018
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  22. RedOctober3829

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    Want to know why no one likes this QB draft class? Watch Washington-Auburn. These are two of the better ones.
     
  23. rguilmar

    rguilmar lurker

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    Nobody would blame you for leaving.
     
  24. Dernells Casket n Flagon

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    Washington finally looks good on offense during the two minute drill to cut it to 13-15 with 43 seconds left in the half. They should come out in the second half with the hurry up.
     
  25. WestMassExpat

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    Damn shame, Texas had the momentum before the delay. Good for MD going for it on 4th and 6 or whatever it was. Last 2 minutes look rough for UT.
     
  26. canderson

    canderson Fomenting voting confusion and angst since 2016 Gold Supporter SoSH Member

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  27. Deathofthebambino

    Deathofthebambino Drive Carefully SoSH Member

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    Maryland with the pick with a minute to go, which should seal it. Gotta be happy for the Maryland kids, but geez, Texas needs to figure some shit out. Erhlinger isn't taking them to the promised land.
     
  28. Kremlin Watcher

    Kremlin Watcher Well-Known Member Gold Supporter SoSH Member

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  29. Bosoxen

    Bosoxen Bounced back Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    I'm sorry but that late fumble call was horseshit. I saw no evidence to overturn the call on the field.

    That was one of the worst football games I've ever seen. The officials completely obliterated the flow of the game and eventually decided the winner.
     
  30. Pandemonium67

    Pandemonium67 Well-Known Member Silver Supporter SoSH Member

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    Washington has several receivers that could make the Pats right now.
     
  31. JCizzle

    JCizzle Member SoSH Member

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    The Texas version of Paul Finebaum must be in heaven right now. Can just shut up and take calls for days and days.
     
  32. Ale Xander

    Ale Xander Member SoSH Member

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    If you do die, at least your estate can probably bring manslaughter charges against MD.
     
  33. canderson

    canderson Fomenting voting confusion and angst since 2016 Gold Supporter SoSH Member

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    Texas has no running game, no passing game, can’t tackle and is the most undisciplined team I’ve ever seen.

    Maryland has true freshmen make Texas look like a DII program.
     
  34. grsharky7

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    PSU tied with Appy State in the 4th quarter. BTW it’s the 11 anniversary of the Michigan upset.
     
  35. maufman

    maufman Anderson Cooper x Mr. Rogers Staff Member Dope Gold Supporter

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    How is that OPI? Both guys were pushing each other; if anything, the Auburn defender initiated it. Definitely s/b a no-call.
     
  36. johnmd20

    johnmd20 literally like ebola Lifetime Member Gold Supporter SoSH Member

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    App just got the ball back.
     
  37. luckiestman

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    I thought it was a bad call


    QB just got walloped
     
  38. Deathofthebambino

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    At some point, teams are going to realize you don't schedule App State early in the season. Haven't they had a couple other huge upsets since the Michigan one?
     
  39. Deathofthebambino

    Deathofthebambino Drive Carefully SoSH Member

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    Comcast dropping the Big Ten Network outside Big Ten states took exactly one week to piss me the fuck off.
     
  40. Deathofthebambino

    Deathofthebambino Drive Carefully SoSH Member

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    Touchdown App State. 38-31. Would be so awesome to get to see it.
     
  41. Warning Track Speed

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    Does seem like the calls are going against Washington. I hope they can go down and get a score here and win this thing.
     
  42. tims4wins

    tims4wins PN23's replacement SoSH Member

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    I was there in 2007 in Ann Arbor. Objectively one of the greatest sporting events I have been to despite being a UM grad school grad. It is happening again tonight.
     
  43. Deathofthebambino

    Deathofthebambino Drive Carefully SoSH Member

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    Hey, at least Comcast kept the SEC Network for us here in Boston. This Arkansas/Eastern Illinois game is a barn burner.
     
  44. RedOctober3829

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    Penn State saves themselves for the moment.
     
  45. Deathofthebambino

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    Penn State ties it up with 42 seconds left. First play after the kickoff, App State completes a 30 yard pass, already back in Penn State territory.
     
  46. Warning Track Speed

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    Washington running out of lives here. QB scrambled for a 3rd and 13, but now it's 3rd and 13 again.
     
  47. Pandemonium67

    Pandemonium67 Well-Known Member Silver Supporter SoSH Member

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    Washington play calling has sucked and execution has sucked.
     
  48. RedOctober3829

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    Why not go for it there? Gives PSU good field position and enough time for 2 plays.
     
  49. johnmd20

    johnmd20 literally like ebola Lifetime Member Gold Supporter SoSH Member

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    Asking a lot for a FG from 56. Needed 10 more yards.
     
  50. luckiestman

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    I really hate to be the “refs suck” guy but I’ve only been watching this Auburn game for a while and it’s 3 laughable calls that the refs were looking right at.

    Edit: last one made right by replay
     

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