CFB 2021 Week 3

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All times ET. Lines from ESPN. Not all games listed.

Thursday, September 16
7:30 Alabama A&M at Bethune-Cookman, ESPNU
8:00 Ohio at Louisiana (-20), ESPN

Friday, September 17
7:30 UCF (-7) at Louisville, ESPN
9:00 Maryland (-7.5) at Illinois, FS1

Saturday, September 18
12:00 Nebraska at #3 Oklahoma (-22), FOX
12:00 Michigan State at #24 Miami (-6.5), ABC
12:00 #8 Cincinnati (-3.5) at Indiana, ESPN
12:00 #16 Coastal Carolina (-13.5) at Buffalo, ESPN2
12:00 #15 Virginia Tech at West Virginia (-3), FS1
12:00 Boston College (-16) at Temple, ESPNU
12:00 UConn at Army (-33.5), CBSSN
12:00 New Mexico at #7 Texas A&M (-28), SECN
12:00 NIU at #25 Michigan (-27), BTN

2:30 Purdue at #12 Notre Dame (-7), NBC

3:30 #1 Alabama (-15.5) at #11 Florida, CBS
3:30 Georgia Tech at #6 Clemson (-28.5) ABC
3:30 USC (-8.5) at Washington State, FOX
3:30 Florida State at Wake Forest (-5.5), ESPN
3:30 Tulsa at #9 Ohio State (-26.5), FS1
3:30 Kent State at #5 Iowa (-22.5), BTN
3:30 Eastern Michigan (-17) at UMass, FloFootball/NESN+

4:00 Mississippi State (-3) at Memphis, ESPN2
4:00 Colorado State at Toledo (-14), ESPNU
4:00 Georgia Southern at #20 Arkansas (-23.5), SECN

7:00 South Carolina at #2 Georgia (-31), ESPN
7:30 #22 Auburn at #10 Penn State (-6), ABC
7:30 Virginia at #21 North Carolina (-9), ACCN
7:30 Stony Brook at #4 Oregon, P12N

8:00 Tulane at #17 Ole Miss (-14), ESPN2
8:00 Stanford (-11) at Vanderbilt, ESPNU
8:00 Rice at Texas (-26), LHN

9:00 Oklahoma State at Boise State (-4.5), FS1

10:15 #19 Arizona State (-3.5) at #23 BYU, ESPN
10:30 #14 Iowa State (-30) at UNLV, CBSSN
10:45 Fresno State at #13 UCLA (-11.5), P12N

12:30a San Jose State (-7) at Hawaii, FS1
 
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canderson

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What is your expectation for a good lineup of games?

This looks like a pretty solid early season slate.
Good programs vs good programs. We have Alabama/Florida (although Bama will be win by 21+), Penn State/Auburn (I don't expect Auburn to do well in that environment vs that defense). I guess VT at West Virginia might be interesting, and same with Tulane at Ole Miss and BYU vs Arizona State, but the day lineup is full of meh matchups imo.
 

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Good programs vs good programs. We have Alabama/Florida (although Bama will be win by 21+), Penn State/Auburn (I don't expect Auburn to do well in that environment vs that defense). I guess VT at West Virginia might be interesting, and same with Tulane at Ole Miss and BYU vs Arizona State, but the day lineup is full of meh matchups imo.
I think it's always like this early in the season. We don't know the good games because we don't know the good teams. But every weekend has something awesome. I just don't see how any full slate of college football is "terrible". It's never terrible.

This week last year, there were 9 games total. That sounds much more terrible to me.
 

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I love the line of Purdue/Notre Dame. The gap between what Vegas thinks of ND (only 7 point favorites at home) and the polls (10th/12th) really makes it clear who makes money on accurately assessing teams, and who makes money off ensuring the most famous teams are ranked high
 

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There are actually a few other interesting games:

Auburn v. PSU
UCLA v. Fresno
BYU v. ASU
Oklahoma State v. Boise
VaTech @ WV (mentioned)
Stanford v. Vandy Academic Bowl (kidding)
Northwestern v. Duke Academic Bowl (kidding)
UVA v. UNC
 

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UMass announced this afternoon that 9 starters missed practice, including their QB, after being beat up in B2B weeks by Pitt and BC. Got Eastern Michigan -18 immediately before it went to -21. This isn’t the first time I was able to apply info from a Twitter alert early in the week. Same thing happened when it was tweeted that Kiffin was out and was still able to get Louisville plus 10 before it moved to 7.5
 

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There are actually a few other interesting games:

Auburn v. PSU
UCLA v. Fresno
BYU v. ASU
Oklahoma State v. Boise
VaTech @ WV (mentioned)
Stanford v. Vandy Academic Bowl (kidding)
Northwestern v. Duke Academic Bowl (kidding)
UVA v. UNC
Watch out for that Fresno team. First year head coach in a Covid year last season with first full offseason this year. Took care of business vs UConn and Cal Poly out scoring them 108-10 and lost in Oregon by a TD.
 

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Fun fact: Fox putting that game at noon pissed of OU so much they took the public lead over Texas to ditch the Big 12
It's crazy in Norman. I managed to get to Walmart this morning, but struggled to get back home afterwards. Saturday morning is my shopping time and that's why I hate these noon (11:00 am here) starts. Lots of Nebraska folks here.
 

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In 2+ games vs FBS schools Uconn is being outscored 115-0. I imagine they must be making money just by being FBS even as an independent otherwise wtf are they doing
 

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It's crazy in Norman. I managed to get to Walmart this morning, but struggled to get back home afterwards. Saturday morning is my shopping time and that's why I hate these noon (11:00 am here) starts. Lots of Nebraska folks here.
Just so you know, I’m praying to all the gods for a meteorite to hit Norman within the next hour and a half sooooo don’t die.
 

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Bunch of upsets in the making currently for the noon games.

Michigan State up 10 on 24 Miami
Indiana up 4 on 18 Cincy
West Virgins up 13 on 15 VA Tech
 

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That PI call against Florida on 3rd down was laughable. Come on zebras, like Alabama needs these gifts.
 

canderson

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Alas, the gods did not accede to your request. OU survived a feisty Nebraska team. (And, I'm still here, too.)
OU looks … not good. Yet they’ll still beat my Horns by 20 cause of course.

Their game vs WVU next week will be interesting.

Meanwhile Michigan State and Michigan might both be good this year.
 
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And Alabama takes the PI gift and runs down the rest of the field and the game is basically over.
 

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Clemson’s defense is solid—outstanding, in fact. But color me unimpressed with the offense’ play calling and QB5‘s decision making. Inconsistent is the best way to describe both. I’m not convinced by this kid nor the Clemson offense…yet, anyway.
 

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Michigan hasn’t played a real game yet, but they’ve run for 1,051 yards in three games. That feels insane.

Also insane: Iowa just had a 20 play drive. That’s right, 20 plays. 95 yards. TD.
 
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That overturned INT against Ohio State was as comical as anything I've seen.

I don't get the point of trying to get it right if they are going to get things so wrong.