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EARLY GAMES OPEN THREAD

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Watch football 'til we football.

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It's not a great slate of CFB action this week -- and it's especially not great in the early going.  But Iowa's game doesn't kick off until almost 4 PM, so we have plenty of time to watch other teams in action.  The cream of the crop in B1G action is probably Minnesota-Colorado State, but that game doesn't get underway until 2:30.  Before that... um... maybe Michigan can improve their record to 1-1 against the Pac 12?  Oregon State is nowhere near as challenging an opponent as Utah, especially in the Big House.

Can Penn State keep Hackenberg from getting pummeled by the Buffalo pass rush?  The good news for PSU is that Khalil Mack is no longer suiting up for the Bulls.  Bowling Green and Maryland could score a ton of points, so if you're looking for mindless fun, that might be the game to find.  The early action from outside the Big Ten is equally uninspiring; maybe USF can put a scare in Florida State?

Big Ten Games
11 AM
Oregon State at Michigan (ABC)
Buffalo at Penn State (ESPN2)
Miami (OH) at Wisconsin (ESPNU)
Western Illinois at Illinois (BTN)
Bowling Green at Maryland (BTN)

2:30 PM
Washington State at Rutgers (ESPNU)
Minnesota at Colorado State (CBS Sports)
Hawaii at Ohio State (BTN)

3 PM
Eastern Illinois at Northwestern (ESPNEWS)

Games From Other, Lesser Leagues
10:30 AM
USF at Florida State (ESPN)

11 AM
Kansas State at UTSA (FS1)
Jacksonville State at Auburn (SEC Network)
Army at UConn (CBS Sports)
Houston at Louisville (ESPN3; regional sports networks)

11:30 AM
Wake Forest at Syracuse (ESPN3; regional sports networks)
Appalachian State at Clemson (ESPN3)

2 PM
UMass at Colorado (Pac 12 Network)
Sacramento State at Washington (Pac 12 Network)
UTEP at Texas Tech (regional Fox Sports networks)

2:30 PM
Georgia at Vanderbilt (CBS)
Notre Dame at Virginia (ABC)
Fresno State at Ole Miss (ESPN2)
Stephen F. Austin at TCU (FS1)
Tulane at Georgia Tech (ESPN3; regional sports networks)
Furman at Virginia Tech (ESPN3)

3 PM
Middle Tennessee State at Alabama (SEC Network)
Toledo at Arkansas (SEC Network)

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