Nebraska vs. Texas! Its going to be a bloodbath.
Other non-Michigan games you're looking forward to this coming season
Yeah, but I think more so if it was in Austin. I doubt they want Nebraksa coming anytime soon.
I really don't see why the Texas fans would be angry. They basically started all of the breaking up, they flirted with how many different confrences. Nebraska had to do what was best for them at the time. If Texas would've left and Nebraska didn't have accepted the BT offer they would've been screwed.
NU needs to snap their losing streak to them before they leave the conference. Nebraska has the best shot out of anyone in the conference. the talent at Nebraska is scary this year, I'm happy they don't join the Big Ten right now and have to wait until next year.
Ya, it was pretty bad. i thought Bo was gonna have a heart attack! that man was PISSED!!
you were robbed in the Big XII Championship game on a close call. IMO 1/2 a second left when the ball hit the ground.
Boise State - VA Tech fo sho
NO CHANCE PENN STATE WINS. I live in Pa and I can not wait to see them get destroyed. Everyone out here thinks they have a chance and they start saying blah blah blah. Will be a huge blow out.
This. Newsome in his first away game at Bama at night? They won't come within 10 points.
Oklahoma v. FSU
Penn State v. Alabama
Michigan v. Notre Dame
Miami v. OSU
Stanford v. UCLA should even be entertaining
OU v FSU, M v ND, and Miami v OSU are all 3:30 kicks, PSU v Bama Kick at 6:00. Wow...gonna be a killer day at the sports bar!
I am going to the Kentucky vs Louisville game this year, and maybe get a look at our once committed recruit Demar Dorsey.
Also going to Bama vs LSU in death valley
Boise will probably be ranked pretty high at the start of the season (Top 7 IMO). If they beat VaTech and run the table in the WAC, as they almost certainly will, they could be in a position to play for the MNC.
I would like to see the talking heads arguing over the merits of BSU in the BCS Championship game and the ensuing chaos that would take place if they, in fact, made it to the game.
Boise would not play for the MNC. The rest of the schedule is too weak for them to warrant a shot
That is EXACTLY the reason I want BSU to go undefeated. I WANT to see more wrangling over the current BCS system, which will eventually, I hope, lead to a playoff which I feel is a better way of determining a true NC.
Seems like the past few years I have been saying, "When Boise plays a real team they will get their ass kicked", and every time they find a way to win. If Boise runs the table this year I agree that the BCS will have to let them play for the title. Pairing Boise with TCU last year was a joke. Neither team got to prove a thing.
Well, the one plus I saw coming out of that game was that either BSU or TCU remained undefeated. And if I recall correctly, didn't Boise end up in the top 3 of the rankings?
had Boise played Florida and been obliterated, and TCU gotten obliterated by (example) Georgia Tech, neither team would have had the opportunity to be top 10 this year given the inherent bias bowl games give teams for the coming year.
So, in a way, the BCS in 2009 helped set up a potential headache in 2010.
On the flip side, Had BSU beaten Florida and TCU beaten Georgia Tech, wouldn't that cause a headache even sooner?
Absolutely yes. But I think they wanted "one in the hand" so to speak.
And I'll take whatever we can get.
If they beat VT and Oregon St, and everyone else, I bet they'd make the NC. I don't think we'll have 2 undefeateds, unless one of them is Boise St.
One of the reasons Boise State/TCU/Cincinatti didn't play in the MNC is because they started too low in the coaches poll to begin the season. Boise State was 16th, TCU was 17th, and Cincinatti was unranked. They had to make up a lot of ground. If Boise State starts in the top 5, and goes undefeated, they could play in the MNC. Of course this is all moot if they lose a game.
Strength of schedule is no longer factored directly into the BCS rankings.
Could be interesting. There are a lot of blockbuster matchups that day.
I'm also anxious to see Va. Tech vs. Boise State.
Going to be a decent game. I grew up going to Arizona State games and it should be interesting to see how Steve Threet does against Big Ten competition in a pro style offense.
Great outlook for the non conference schedule this year:
Oregon vs Tennessee
ND vs USC
Ohio State vs Miami
Penn State vs Alabama
Oklahoma vs FSU
Boise State vs VA Tech
I'm a little surprised that nobody has mentioned UCLA-Texas. That could be a fairly entertaining game.
The Baylor v. Rice kick is at the same time.
Entertaining as in " LOL, I Can't Believe that UCLA is actually playing Texas? WTF were they thinking?" entertaining?
That game should be a blowout for Texas.
Now it's mentioned.
I'd be pumped to watch Eastern Michigan @ Vandy....I just want some fucking college football.
Minnesota - USC. if for nothing else, I should be within 50 feet of the Song Girls, Will Ferrell and Snoop Dogg.
Last year I got to meet Adam Duritz before the Cal - Minny game, and he proceeded to stand NEXT TO TEDFORD the entire game, INCLUDING during team huddles. Quite amazing.
They open the first night of the season at Middle Tennessee...
MTSU will beat the LOLphers...book it.
Although, I guess the Blue Raiders may actually be the favorite in that game...so not really much of an upset, is it? But an upset in the sense of a non-AQ team (and from the SunBelt no less) beating a BCS conference team.
I was about to correct you. How would it be an upset for a 10 - win team, with a 4 year starter at QB and over half its starters returning, at home, to defeat a 6-win team with 9-10 new defensive starters?
I was thinking in terms of ESPN-type Shock Value...
Headline: OMG! Sun Belt team beats former National Champion (in the 30's) Big Ten team Minnesota!!!!!!!!!!!!
The average CFB fan who might not pay attention to the national landscape of CFB would probably see MTSU over Minnesota as an upset even though MTSU is probably the better team this season (I think Minnesota will finish 10th or 11th in the Big 10 this year).
You might be right on that count. However, Minnesota lost to a FCS school in 2007 (NDSU), as well as Bowling Green, and lost when 7-2 to a (wait for it - remember these are my two fave squads) 2-7 team in 2008. So, Minny losing games they SHOULD win is nothing worth mentioning.
That might be the biggest note here - the only reason the result would get mentioned is because they're playing on Thursday, 9/2. Nationally, people just don't give a crap about Tim Brewster's team. That's just the way it is.
Haha celebs don't come out and support teams when they're on probation.
Plus I don't think Will Ferrell and Snoop travel to games. They only show up at the Coliseum where Pete Carroll gives them end zone passes to watch the game.
Oh no...monkey cat is back. God that thing creeps me out.
BYU at Florida State
UNC vs. LSU in Atlanta
Cincy vs Fresno
ND vs Navy
Oregon vs Tenn
LSU vs WV
Oklahoma vs Cincy
beating Notre Dame.
Do they play the Coast Guard? Do they have an academy? The French Foreign Legion?
The USCGA is in New London, CT. I think they're DIII though, same as the Merchant Marine Academy.
Let's go Midshipmen! I am also looking forward Boston College beating Notre Dame. Michigan, BC, and Navy are my teams, and we will all beat up on ND
Montana at Eastern Washington Sept. 18th.
This is why:
I thought the NCAA banned color fields after Boise St. got theirs?
EWU got an exemption.
That stadium is so ugly. At least blue turf isn't an eye sore.
You're joking, right? That field is just horrendous.
There are games other than Michigan?
Florida - Bama and any Tuesday/Wednesday night MAC game to get me through the week
The First college football game of the year!
Big Ten teams in Bold. Televised Games in Itallics
FLA A&M vs Miami
Eastern Washington @ Nevada
Presbyterian @ Wake Forest
Southeast Missouri State @ Ball State
Rhode Island @ Buffalo
Hampton @ Central Michigan
Murray State @ Kent State
Towson @ Indiana
Norfolk State @ Rutgers
Marshall @ Ohio State
Minnesota @ Middle Tennessee State ESPNU 7:30
Southern Miss @ South Carolina ESPN, ESPN3.com 7:30
Florida Atlantic @ UAB
Northern Illinois @ Iowa State
Southeastern Louisiana @ Tulane
Pittsburgh @ Utah
North Dakota @ Idaho
USC @ Hawaii ESPN, ESPN3.com 11PM EST
Didn't Jacory lead the nation in INTs?
and it would be sweet if Miami pulled off the upset
Game is in Husky Stadium, both former national powers (championships in the 90s) are back on the rise. I think this is a very intriguing game.
Surprised to see other Pac-10 games such as UT-UCLA, ASU-Wisc, Oregon-Tenn, USC-Minn, or BSU-Ore. State, listed before anyone mentioned this game. I think UW-Nebraska will be far more interesting.
I've already addresed this in a previous thread a few days ago, but I am not on the "ZOMG! Washington is BACK!!!!!" bandwagon.
UW was EXTREMELY lucky in their wins against USC and Arizona last year. They finished 5-7, but really deserved to be 3-9. Jake Locker, who is being as unfairly hyped for the Heisman as Pryor IMO, is a good but not great QB. Finally, UW's schedule is very difficult this year and I predict they will finish no better than 6-6 in 2010.
I expect Nebraska to win this game without any great drama. Probably by 10-13 pts.
Thanks for your response, but as someone who watched every one of their games last year, I strongly disagree. Yea, the Arizona ending was fluky, but how were they lucky to beat USC? Because Corp was playing instead of Barkley? Are you going to use that argument? UW won that game because they had a great final drive and caused turnovers.
You're conveniently forgetting the Arizona State, UCLA, and ND games. They probably should of won all 3 of those games, but certainly the last two. You fail to mention the blown call against ND in which Chris Polk scored a touchdown which would have put the Huskies up by 2 TDs late in the 4th. There was a second blown goal line call (it was on a 2 point conversion I believe to tie), that would have also would have allowed UW to win the game. So, as you would like to say they really deserved to be 3-9, I can say they really deserved to be 7-5 or 8-4. Funny how we can choose which games we want to make that argument.
UW's schedule is easier this year than it was last year. Or 2006-2008.
The 2010 game is in Seattle. At least according to every schedule I've seen...
Bama vs. Florida. Both are expected to win their divisions, and I'm curious to see if Florida can reload after Tebow.
So many games, I couldn't list them all.
3. Boise State vs. Va Tech
2. Ohio State vs. Wisconsin (go Badgers)
1. Florida vs. Alabama
every year i say to myself "this is going to be the year that i pay attention to the WORLD of college football, not just Michigan. I am going to watch big games, little games, all games, thursday games, saturday night games."
saturday get here, i pace around the house for hours until Michigan starts, then am too pissed off to take it anymore and go out running/walking/crying/screaming or am too happy to even focus on anything, just talking on the phone with dad and other fans about how breat the world is, puppies, rainbows, etc.
DID used to be a lot easier when we had winning records, and ended the majority of Saturdays happy.
CMU - Navy
Nebraska - UT
10/16 WESTERN MICHIGAN @ NOTRE DAME
Intriguing matchup. No real details as to why I am interested just seems like a good matchup between two fringe contenders.
I think the Beavers can beat TCU at Cowboy Stadium and knock TCU out of the BCS equation early.
That would be VERY surprising IMO. OSU will be starting a new QB in what is a de facto home game for TCU. Plus, OSU is historically slow out of the gate. I expect TCU to win this game pretty easily.
Iowa @ Arizona on 9/18.
Just because nobody's mentioned it yet. Arizona looks like a team on the rise and it'll be a good early test for Iowa.