College Football Week 4 Game Thread

Ale Xander

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We got some barn burners this week, pretty good Noon slate included.
Notable games:

Thursday, September 19:
Houston @ Tulane, 8:00, ESPN

Friday, September 20:
#10 Utah @ Southern Cal, 9:00, FS1
Air Force @ #20 Boise State, 9:00, ESPN2


Saturday, September 21:
Southern Miss @ #2 Bama, 12:00, ESPN2
#4 LSU @ Vandy, 12:00, SECN
The Third Saturday in September (well, duh), Tennessee @ #9 Florida, ESPN
#11 Michigan @ #13 Wisconsin, 12:00, FOX

Local Game of Interest, Boston College @ Rutgers, 12:00, BTN
#23 Cal @ Ole Miss, 12:00, ESPNU
Michigan State @ Northwestern, 12:00, ABC

#8 War Eagle (Auburn) @ #17 Aggy, 3:30, CBS
#22 Washington @ BYU, 3:30 ABC/ESPN2
Miami of Ohio @ #6 tOSU, 3:30, BTN
Iron Skillet aka battle for DFW, Mustangs (SMU) @ #25 Froggy (TCU), 3:30, FS1
FCS Battle of the Day, #4 UC-Davis @ #1 NDSU, 3:30, ESPN+
Wildcats @ Bulldogs (Kentucky @ Miss State), 4:00, SECN
South Carolina @ Mizzou, 4:00, SECN

#16 Ducks (Oregon) @ Cardinal (Stanford), 7:00, ESPN
ODU @ #21 UVA, 7:00, ESPN2
Charlotte @ #1 Clemson, 7:30, ACCN
Cowboys (Okie St) @ #12 Longhorns, 7:30, ABC RIP TBP
Ale Xander Game of the Day, #7 South Bend Community College @ #3 Georgia Bulldogs, 8:00, CBS


Colorado @ #24 Hambone-Pedroias (Arizona State) 10:00, PAC12
UCLA @ #19 Wazzou, 10:30, ESPN
 

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Man it will be delicious to taste aggy tears when Allbarn spanks them and they fall out of the rankings (best two-loss team in America!:fonz:).

Not sure about the Horns this week. Pokies can score and our secondary - whoosh.

And as much as I hate the Dawgs, I hope they absolutely expose the Domers.

Also, Michigan will be exposed by Wisky.
 

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Not sure about the Horns this week. Pokies can score and our secondary - whoosh.
The offense is getting healthier (Zach Shackleford and Collin Johnson are probable, plus we had a Daniel Young sighting in the Rice game) so I like their chances to hang 50+ on them. Whether that's enough or not remains to be seen. Buckle up, kids!
 

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It's almost a perfect week of college football games. The only weak spot may be Thursday, but Houston/Tulane will almost certainly be more entertaining than the pro game, barring some Minshew magic. It's CBS's SEC doubleheader week, so the schedule is front-loaded with a bunch of SEC games at noon plus Fox's game of the week. Also, you get a fascinating BC-Rutgers match-up to determine the worst team in the Power 5. The late afternoon window may be a weak spot, especially if Auburn/A&M turns into a blowout early, but there are good late games to choose from.

 

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Is Chip Kelly showing any signs of turning things around at UCLA? I bet he wishes he never left Oregon.
 

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Holy shit. Come out in the victory formation, and run a play, catch Houston off guard, and then throw a long touchdown on the next play to win it with 3 seconds left. Unreal game.
 

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I feel so old watching Reggie Bush, Leinart, and Brady Quinn getting ready to provide halftime analysis.
 

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Main suspense in the game now on Fox is whether Tom invited James White to his house.
 

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At this rate Harbaugh will never match his idol Bo’s record of 8 Rose Bowl losses
 

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Is there much doubt that one of 32 NFL teams would give Harbaugh the keys to its franchise tomorrow?
 

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As much as I’m enjoying this Michigan debacle (immensely) Wisconsin might be a legitimate terror. Unfortunately they have brutal draw against East teams (Mich, OSU, MSU).
 

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Is there much doubt that one of 32 NFL teams would give Harbaugh the keys to its franchise tomorrow?
Jim Harbaugh’s record has been extremely lackluster since he parted ways with Greg Roman (now with brother John). Considering recent trends in NFL coaching searches, I doubt an NFL owner wants to hire Jim’s Stone Age offensive philosophy.
 

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Two of Wisconsin’s scoring drives required at least one fourth down conversion, and a third was basically a long run by Taylor, who may be done for the day. So while Michigan has looked far worse than anyone - literally, anyone - probably expected, the flow of this game could look very different in the second half.

I’m a Wisconsin fan and to me the story of this game isn’t Wisconsin nearly as much as it is Michigan. I mean they looked essentially uncoached in that first half.

EDIT: Also a key play by Michigan that pretty clearly appeared to be erroneously overturned.
 
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It's unreal to me that Harbaugh has fallen off this much. What he did with Stanford and molding Alex Smith into an NFCCG caliber quarterback was really impressive. I still love the guy for that, this is hard to watch.
 

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It's unreal to me that Harbaugh has fallen off this much. What he did with Stanford and molding Alex Smith into an NFCCG caliber quarterback was really impressive. I still love the guy for that, this is hard to watch.
And the failures for Michigan are all on the side of the ball that he's responsible for. Donny Brown has had elite defenses year in and year out and yet they don't win because Harbaugh's offense isn't doing their job.
 

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As much as I’m enjoying this Michigan debacle (immensely) Wisconsin might be a legitimate terror. Unfortunately they have brutal draw against East teams (Mich, OSU, MSU).
Maybe remove Mich from that list of ‘brutal draw.’ This Michigan team stinks.
 

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Two of Wisconsin’s scoring drives required at least one fourth down conversion, and a third was basically a long run by Taylor, who may be done for the day. So while Michigan has looked far worse than anyone - literally, anyone - probably expected, the flow of this game could look very different in the second half.

I’m a Wisconsin fan and to me the story of this game isn’t Wisconsin nearly as much as it is Michigan. I mean they looked essentially uncoached in that first half.

EDIT: Also a key play by Michigan that pretty clearly appeared to be erroneously overturned.
Leave it to Johnny Cash:

“These are my people ...”
 

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I'm hoping the Auburn - A&M game is good. I had really high hopes for today, if I remember correctly the slate of games next week is pretty bad
 

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Didn't think this UCF Pitt game would be notable.

Missed roughing the passer there IMHO