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College Football Week 3: The only real barbecue is whole Hog

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Versatile, Sep 10, 2012.

  1. Versatile

    Versatile Active Member

    This week's top games, featuring the SportsJournalists.com poll, Sportsbook.ag's early lines and p.m. Eastern times:

    Thursday, Sept. 13

    Rutgers at South Florida (-9½), 7:30, ESPN
    Greg Schiano can watch his old team lose at his new stadium. How quaint.

    Friday, Sept. 14

    Washington State (-10½) at UNLV, 9, ESPN
    That awkward moment when Mike Leach wins on ESPN.

    Saturday, Sept. 15

    California at No. 14 Ohio State (-17), 12, ABC
    There are unconfirmed reports that Braxton Miller might get a tattoo soon.

    No. 13 Virginia Tech (-10) at Pittsburgh, 12, ESPNU
    Mike Haywood's pesky domestic abuse charge is dropped. In case you were wondering.

    No. 16 TCU (-21) at Kansas, 12, FX
    The Horned Frogs' Big 12 debut seems easier than Texas A&M's SEC one, curiously.

    Wake Forest at No. 6 Florida State (-25½), 12, ESPN
    After beating North Carolina last week, the Demon Deacons' team GPA rose by a full point.

    Arkansas State at Nebraska (-24½), 12, ESPN2
    Gus Malzahn could turn Taylor Martinez into a star. His defense may help anyway.

    Louisiana-Monroe at Auburn (-16½), 12:21
    Todd Berry will replace Gene Chizik at halftime.

    Tennessee Tech at No. 4 Oregon, 3
    The Golden Eagles will be wearing their Semi-Pro Combat jerseys.

    Furman at No. 11 Clemson, 3
    Sammy Watkins is back, making the Tigers offense an uncontrollable substance.

    No. 1 Alabama (-20) at Arkansas, 3:30, CBS
    Verne Lundquist and Gary Danielson (!) have no idea what John L. Smith will do next, except lose.

    Navy at Penn State (-5½), 3:30, ABC/ESPN2
    The only thing better than 0-2 Penn State: 0-3 Penn State.

    Massachusetts at No. 17 Michigan (-45½), 3:30, Big Ten Network
    Denard Robinson is leaving his shoelaces untied for this one.

    North Carolina at No. 21 Louisville (-3½), 3:30, ABC/ESPN2
    Pervis Ellison is never nervous.

    Texas A&M (-13½) at Southern Methodist, 3:30
    A real Southeastern Conference team would win this game.

    James Madison vs. No. 9 West Virginia, in Landover, Md., 4:30
    Because you need an NFL stadium for a 45-point rout.

    No. 18 Florida at No. 25 Tennessee (-3), 6, ESPN
    Combine these rosters and you'd have an SEC title threat.

    Alabama-Birmingham at No. 8 South Carolina, 7
    Gamecocks fans already are fabricating quarterback controversies to make this interesting.

    North Texas at No. 15 Kansas State (-28½), 7
    Collin Klein races toward Heisman Trophy also-ran status.

    Arizona State at Missouri (-7), 7, ESPN2
    A real Southeastern Conference team would win this game.

    No. 2 Southern Cal (-10) at No. 20 Stanford, 7:30, Fox
    Lane Kiffin smells blood. Or his own farts.

    Florida Atlantic at No. 7 Georgia (-43½), 7:30
    The Bulldogs' schedule most closely resembles an eighth-grade slumber party pillow fight.

    Idaho at No. 3 LSU (-42½), 8, 8
    I thought Idaho stopped posting.

    No. 19 Notre Dame at No. 10 Michigan State (-4½), 8, ABC
    When Tommy Rees fight authority, authority always win. Le'Veon Bell is authority.

    Utah State at No. 23 Wisconsin (-14), 8, Big Ten Network
    Maybe Bret Bielema can hire back Paul Chryst midseason.

    No. 12 Texas (-10½) at Ole Miss, 9:15, ESPN
    Mack Brown doesn't count this as an SEC win.

    BYU (-4) at Utah, 10, ESPN2
    The Huntsman sisters are hot.

    Houston at No. 22 UCLA (-16½), 10:30
    Rick Neuheisel walks around grocery stores in Southern California, alone, telling people, "I built that," while pointing to his faded Bruins letterman jacket.

    South Carolina State at No. 24 Arizona, 10:30
    When I am down and, oh my soul, so weary, when troubles come and my heart burdened be, then, I am still and wait here in the silence utnil you come and sit awhile with me.
  2. I Should Coco

    I Should Coco Well-Known Member

    Nice use of John Cougar Mellencamp lyrics for the Notre Dame game ... although I think JCM is an Indiana University kind of guy.

    Or at least Indiana State!
  3. Versatile

    Versatile Active Member

    No love for the Josh Groban lyrics?
  4. buckweaver

    buckweaver Active Member

    This ain't intramurals, brother.
  5. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    The Coogz is totally Terre Haute.
  6. JackReacher

    JackReacher Well-Known Member

    VT -10
    USC -9
    UCLA -17.5
    Notre Dame +5
    ULM +16.5 (not sold on that one, even though I should be)
  7. Chef2

    Chef2 Well-Known Member

    I figured you would be all over Texas at Ole Miss.
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  8. JackReacher

    JackReacher Well-Known Member

    That's a weird one. Probably staying away from that one unless there's some more big movement one way or the other.
  9. TigerVols

    TigerVols Well-Known Member

    Tennessee will swamp Florida...in what, on paper, is perhaps the most intriguing matchup of a mediocre CFB weekend. Look for the Bray/Hunter/Cordarelle hype to go full-throated by third quarter.

    Look for ASU to give Mizzou fits, in what looks to be a let-down game for the Tigers.
  10. Chef2

    Chef2 Well-Known Member

    What's the line on Alabama v. Arkansas?
  11. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

    There is no line, as Arkansas is considered "non-competitive."
  12. young-gun11

    young-gun11 Member

    I'm looking forward to TTU @ Oregon. Da'Rick could light up that secondary if the QB can get it to him.
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