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College Football 2016 Week 3 running thread

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Steak Snabler, Sep 12, 2016.

  1. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

    Here are the most interesting games and lines for Week 3. Plenty of great games, including some excellent late-night action.

    As always, all point spreads from Vegas Insider and all times Eastern:


    Houston (-7.5) at Cincinnati, 7:30 p.m., ESPN


    Baylor (-30) at Rice, 8 p.m., ESPN

    Arkansas State (+9) at Utah State, 9 p.m., CBS Sports Network

    Arizona State (-18.5) at Texas-San Antonio, 9:30 p.m., ESPN2


    Florida State (-3.5) at Louisville, noon, ABC

    Miami (-5) at Appalachian State, noon, ESPN

    San Diego State (-10) at Northern Illinois, 3:30 p.m., CBS Sports Network

    Oregon (+2.5) at Nebraska, 3:30 p.m., ABC

    Alabama (-9.5) at Ole Miss, 3:30 p.m., CBS

    Pittsburgh (+6.5) at Oklahoma State, 3:30 p.m., ESPN

    Colorado (-20) at Michigan, 3:30 p.m., Big Ten Network

    Western Michigan (-3.5) at Illinois, 4 p.m., ESPN News

    East Carolina (+4) at South Carolina, 4 p.m., SEC Network

    Mississippi State at LSU, 7 p.m., ESPN2 (no line yet due to Fournette’s health)

    Texas A&M (+3.5) at Auburn, 7 p.m., ESPN

    Michigan State (+7) at Notre Dame, 7:30 p.m., NBC

    Georgia (-6.5) at Missouri, 7:30 p.m., SEC Network

    Ohio State (-2.5) at Oklahoma, 7:30 p.m., Fox

    USC (+6.5) at Stanford, 8 p.m., ABC

    UCLA (-3.5) at BYU, 10:15 p.m., ESPN2

    Texas (-7) at California, 10:30 p.m., ESPN
  2. Cosmo

    Cosmo Well-Known Member

    FCS fans love to chirp about how schools like App State will regret moving up and exchanging playoffs and national championships for trips to meaningless bowl games.

    That said, App will get more buzz from this one game against Miami in Boone than they got for winning however FCS/I-AA national titles they won.
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  3. dixiehack

    dixiehack Well-Known Member

    I bet Mark Richt got a nice surprise after unpacking his boxes and finishing the first round of recruiting texts and calls. "You guys agreed to play where?"
  4. three_bags_full

    three_bags_full Well-Known Member

    If Mississippi State wins, Miles is out.
  5. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

    I started to say Boone, N.C., will be quite a culture shock for those south Florida kids, but I'm not sure it's a whole lot different than going to Virginia Tech.

    I'd give Auburn next week a better shot of beating LSU than Mississippi State.
  6. dixiehack

    dixiehack Well-Known Member

    I haven't been to Blacksburg, but Boone is actually a hippie/lefty enclave, sort of a smaller-scale Asheville. Still a long ways, figuratively and literally, from Coral Gables. I think most teams have to fly into Tri Cities and then bus over the mountain from Tennessee.
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  7. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    I still haven't read anything that explains how this game happened. I know it was a late add -- last November I think. Doesn't seem like there would be a lot of upside. But maybe Miami knew it had a huge beatdown coming at Notre Dame and wanted to at least try to play a road game it could win.
  8. Cosmo

    Cosmo Well-Known Member

    Boone is definitely more of a small-scale Asheville than it is Blacksburg. Had fun on my one trip there.
  9. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

    This story makes it sound like it was just a great sales job by the App State AD. Miami having an interim coach at the time probably helped.

    Appalachian State secures football series with Miami
  10. I Should Coco

    I Should Coco Well-Known Member

    Western Michigan actually a favorite this week, at Illinois? That, along with Northwestern's 0-2 start, says a lot about Big 10 football.

    Does North Dakota State has anything left in the tank after last weekend's shootout with fellow FCS power Eastern Washington? If so, the Bison could bring the Hawkeyes back to earth quickly.
  11. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    What exactly does it say about Big 10 football that two teams projected to finish near last place are off to rough starts?

    I'd think Ohio State at Oklahoma would say a little more about Big 10 football, as would games like Wisconsin-LSU.
  12. Chef2

    Chef2 Well-Known Member

    Whatever the over is for Oregon @ Nebraska, take it.
    Bucky @ Boomer could be fun.
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