OT: Thursday Night College Football Open Thread

Submitted by formerlyanonymous on September 3rd, 2009 at 6:24 PM

Since many of us will be watching games tonight, I thought I'd centralize the conversation. I'm giddily awaiting the start to the USC/NCSU start and admittedly, lots of Erin Andrews.

Games on the TV docket:

  • South Carolina @ North Carolina State (ESPN, 7pm)
  • Troy @ Bowling Green (BCSN, 7pm)
  • North Texas @ Ball State (ESPNU, 7:30pm)
  • Eastern Kentucky @ Indiana (BTN, 8pm)
  • Utah State @ 18 Utah (MTN, 9pm)
  • Oregon @ Boise State (ESPN, 10:15pm)

Who's got money on EKU? And what's with Indiana hosting a Thursday night home game? (okay, you're right, it's Indiana, it doesn't matter. sorry jamiemac)

Comments

West Texas Blue

September 3rd, 2009 at 6:28 PM ^

Got money on the under for SCar/NCState game. S Carolina's offense has been pretty bad under Spurrier, but their D has been pretty solid. NCState is much better with Russell Wilson, and I think they'll win, but it's going to be a low scoring affair, like 17-14.

joeyb

September 3rd, 2009 at 6:40 PM ^

I am pumped. However, I just found out the best way to kill the mood leading up to a football game is turning on ESPN360 and watching tennis until the game begins. DON'T DO IT.

umhannon

September 3rd, 2009 at 7:02 PM ^

I live in Oregon and folks here are really nervous; it should be an explosion of offense. Popular sentiment is Peterson of BSU was set to replace Bellotti at Oregon prior to Chip Kelly's arrival. Guess he'll be pulling out all the stops tonight. Should be a good but late, late game.

jamiemac

September 3rd, 2009 at 7:38 PM ^

Good to see not only actual football, but a thread devoted to talk about actual football....as opposed to the last nine months of conjecture. Lets get it on, people.

Once the HOOSIERS start, I will have games on 4 TVs as here in T-Town I have access the local BCSN.

And, FA, what can I say? If somebody offered them $3 mill to move this one to Papa Johns Stadium in Lville I would be all for it.

MH20

September 3rd, 2009 at 8:31 PM ^

Safety and a touchdown.

The EKU QB was in his own end zone when he fumbled it forward and out of bounds. It was ruled a safety via replay.

EKU just scored a touchdown on a long catch-and-run (about 70 yards or so). 9-7, IU.

formerlyanonymous

September 3rd, 2009 at 8:31 PM ^

Ball State's spread punt is so weird. It's like old Texas Tech splits to the point of having 6+ gunners. Worked though. Now for UNT to march the field and not score for the 3rd time in a row.