WE'RE TALKIN' FOOTBALL: RACE FROM THE QUESO BOWL

Pat Fitzgerald likes big butts and he cannot lie. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Pat Fitzgerald

Sometimes the Big Ten drowns us in games at this early hour, as it did a week ago when four of the day's five Big Ten games kicked off at 11am.  And sometimes we get days like today, where all we get are the Big Ten's teams from the land of Lincoln squaring off with their accompanying squads from the Hoosier state; if the Hoosier state schools lose, they can probably kiss off any bowl better than the Queso Bowl.  Still, if you like passing the ball and bad defense, just Northwestern-Indiana may be your game of the day.

* Purdue at Illinois (11am CST, ESPN2)
* just Northwestern at Indiana (11am CST, BTN)
* Miami at Virginia (11am CST, ESPN)
* Oklahoma State at Kansas State (11am CST, FSN)
* Syracuse at Cincinnati (11am CST, ESPNU)

The rules of the open thread are pretty simple: no links to pirated illegal streams of games, no porn, no slurs (ethnic, sexual, whatever), nothing that really bogs down the thread (i.e., alphabet games), no posting "first!" or "second!", and be judicious in posting images, particularly animated .gif files.  If you need more detailed descriptions of those rules, click here.  Other than that... game on.

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