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College Football 2015 Week 1 thread

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Steak Snabler, Aug 31, 2015.

  1. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

    As promised, here are the top games for Week 1. There are an interesting number of Power 5 teams (Oklahoma, Baylor, Penn State and Mississippi State among them) playing on the road against non-Power 5s.

    (All times Eastern and all point spreads from ESPN’s college football odds page):


    North Carolina (+2) vs. South Carolina, at Charlotte, 6 p.m., ESPN

    Oklahoma State (-23.5) at Central Michigan, 7 p.m., ESPNU

    Western Kentucky (-1) at Vanderbilt, 8 p.m., SEC Network (That’s right, a C-USA team is favored on the road against an SEC team).

    Michigan (+5.5) at Utah, 8:30 p.m., Fox Sports 1

    TCU (-14.5) at Minnesota, 9 p.m., ESPN

    Colorado (-8) at Hawaii, 12:59 a.m., CBS Sports Network


    Baylor (-35) at SMU, 7 p.m., ESPN

    Michigan State (-18) at Western Michigan, 7 p.m., ESPNU

    Washington (+11.5) at Boise State, 10:15 p.m., ESPN


    Stanford (-11.5) at Northwestern, noon, ESPN

    Louisville (+10.5) vs. Auburn, at Atlanta, 3:30 p.m., CBS

    Virginia (+17.5) at UCLA, 3:30 p.m., Fox

    BYU (+6) at Nebraska, 3:30 p.m., ABC

    Penn State (-6.5) at Temple, 3:30 p.m., ESPN

    Arizona State (+3) vs. Texas A&M, at Houston, 7 p.m., ESPN

    Texas (+9.5) at Notre Dame, 7:30 p.m., NBC

    Wisconsin (+10.5) vs. Alabama, at Dallas, 8 p.m., ABC

    Eastern Washington (No line) at Oregon, 8 p.m., Pac-12 Network (the Vernon Adams Bowl)

    Mississippi State (-23.5) at Southern Miss, 10 p.m., Fox Sports 1


    Purdue (+7.5) at Marshall, 3 p.m., Fox Sports 1 (that's right, a Big Ten team is an underdog against a C-USA team)


    Ohio State (-11) at Virginia Tech, 8 p.m., ESPN
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  2. JackReacher

    JackReacher Well-Known Member

  3. Chef2

    Chef2 Well-Known Member

    Wisky/Alabama has me interested.
    10.5 seems like a bunch.
    I'll take Wisky to cover that.
  4. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

    Especially since Alabama hasn't named a starting QB yet.

    Alabama's defense should be outstanding — especially against the run — but a sloppy 20-14 type-game wouldn't shock me.
  5. TyWebb

    TyWebb Well-Known Member

    Thank God this is back.
  6. TyWebb

    TyWebb Well-Known Member

    Also, is anyone else looking at that Auburn/Louisville line? If Auburn is going to be as good as my Auburn friends keep telling me, a two-touchdown win would be a let down.
  7. JackReacher

    JackReacher Well-Known Member

    Is my guy D'Shawn Hand going to play this year?
  8. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

    Yes, but he's not going to start. A'Shawn Robinson, Jarran Reed and Jonathan Allen are all future NFL draft picks.
  9. Batman

    Batman Well-Known Member

    That has actually become a big part of Mississippi State's scheduling philosophy. They haven't played a ton of Power 5 schools, but they've played on the road at a regional non-Power 5 opponent something like nine of the past 10 years. Off the top of my head, I know they've played or are scheduled to play at Southern Miss, Louisiana Tech, Tulane, South Alabama, Memphis, Houston and Troy in recent memory.
  10. da man

    da man Well-Known Member

    The Wisconsin-Alabama game is in Arlington, sir, not Dallas.
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  11. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

    I know, but I didn't want to have to put the Texas designater in there. Easier this way.
  12. JackReacher

    JackReacher Well-Known Member

    What about Q'Shawn, P'Shawn, and L'Shawn?
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