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Week 2 CFB 2021: What to Watch


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Just a thread to....

  • Highlight ND Opponent games in case you want to get a preview of what we'll see in the weeks to com (like Purdue and Cinci coming up)
  • Call out some of the better, or interesting, games this week (like OSU vs OR, the Holy War, and USC vs Stanford)
  • Please do NOT post about the ND game in this thread (use the ND game day thread or chat for that)
  • Please DO post about ND opponent's games, or any of the other games this week (catch all)
  • The first group of games are games of some level of interest. The second section is just the "rest" lol....
  • I've color coded some things for the lazy ūüôā¬†
    • Bolded Green - Obviously the most important game of the week
    • Bolded Red - Top 5 Game of the week, or best in the time period (noon/early, 3:30pm/mid, 6:00pm+/late)
    • Bolded Purple - A game that includes a ND opponent this year
  • Let me know if you like these, and I'll try to do one each week


Friday, September 10
Matchup    Time (ET)    TV/Mobile   

  • Kansas at 17 Coastal Carolina¬†¬† ¬†7:30pm¬†¬† ¬†ESPN2¬† ¬†¬†
    • Kansas actually won a game last week! Now will they get crushed by CC?
    • CCU -26.5
  • UTEP at Boise State¬†¬† ¬†9:30pm¬†¬† ¬†FS1¬† ¬†¬†
    • Not a great game, and BSU should win, but BSU is coming off a loss and UTEP is 2-0. UTEP is good for an upset every blue moon.
    • It's also the latest game, so if you're a FB junky, only game in town...¬†
    • BSU -26.0

Saturday, September 11
Matchup    Time (ET)    TV/Mobile    

  • 12 Oregon at 3 Ohio State¬†¬† ¬†12:00pm¬†¬† ¬†FOX¬†
    • Great game to kick off the day. Is Oregon for real? OSU didn't exactly look like a top 5 team early vs MN last week
    • OSU -14.5
  • Illinois at Virginia¬†¬† ¬†11:00am¬†¬† ¬†ACCN¬† ¬†
    • ND Opponent
    • UVA -10.5
  • Kennesaw State at Georgia Tech¬†¬† ¬†12:00pm¬†¬† ¬†RSN/ESPN3¬† ¬†
    • ND opponent
    • no line
  • Pitt at Tennessee¬†¬† ¬†12:00pm¬†¬† ¬†ESPN
    • Always enjoy watching a Narduzzi defense, and I'm a casual fan of the Vols¬†
    • PITT -3.0 (I'd take the Vols here, but I quit betting a long time ago)
  • Middle Tennessee at 19 Virginia Tech¬†¬† ¬†2:00pm¬†¬† ¬†ACCNX
    • ND Opponent
    • VT -20.0
  • Toledo at 8 Notre Dame¬†¬† ¬†2:30pm¬†¬† ¬†Peacock¬† ¬†¬†
    • Does Freeman get the D back on track, and will the OL hold without Big Fish?
    • ND -17.0
  • Purdue at UConn¬†¬† ¬†3:00pm¬†¬† ¬†CBSSN¬†
    • ND's next opponent
    • PUR -34.0
  • Boston College at UMass¬†¬† ¬†3:30pm¬†¬† ¬†FloFootball/NESN+¬†¬†
    • X-ND 5 Star Phil should have another big day
    • BC -37.0
  • Ball State at 11 Penn State¬†¬† ¬†3:30pm¬†¬† ¬†FS1¬†¬†
    • 2020 MAC winner and in-state BSU vs PSU
    • PSU -22.0 (Go Ball State!)
  • Murray State at 7 Cincinnati¬†¬† ¬†3:30pm¬†¬† ¬†ESPN+
    • ND Opponent in another tune up game
    • no line
  • Air Force at Navy¬†¬† ¬†3:30pm¬†¬† ¬†CBS¬†
    • ND Opponent
    • AFA -6.0
  • UAB at 2 Georgia¬†¬† ¬†3:30pm¬†¬† ¬†ESPN2¬† ¬†¬†
    • Won't be watching, and UGA should win this easily, but UAB has a great defense.
    • UGA -23.5
  • 5 Texas A&M at Colorado¬†¬† ¬†3:30pm¬†¬† ¬†FOX¬†
    • Won't be watching this one either, but it's interesting. CO is improving and at home.¬†
    • ND's X-DC
    • TA&M -17.0
  • 10 Iowa at 9 Iowa State¬†¬† ¬†4:30pm¬†¬† ¬†ABC
    • First time both teams are ranked in the top 10.¬†
    • Probably a great game to tune into and catch the ending right after the ND game concludes
    • ¬†ISU -4.5
  • Eastern Michigan at 18 Wisconsin¬†¬† ¬†7:00pm¬†¬† ¬†FS1¬†
    • ND Opponent
    • WISC -26.0
  • 15 Texas at Arkansas¬†¬† ¬†7:00pm¬†¬† ¬†ESPN¬† ¬†¬†
    • TX looked decent last week, but I expected better. Arkansas at home could be interesting.
    • TEX -7.0
  • Appalachian State at 22 Miami (FL)¬†¬† ¬†7:00pm¬†¬† ¬†ESPNU¬† ¬†
    • Seems App State has a nice upset every few years. Is this another one?
    • MIA -9.0
  • Georgia State at 24 North Carolina¬†¬† ¬†7:30pm¬†¬† ¬†RSN/ESPN3¬†
    • ND Opponent
    • UNC -26.0
  • Idaho at Indiana¬†¬† ¬†7:30pm¬†¬† ¬†BTN
    • I'm a casual IU fan too. Can Penix get it back together?
    • No line¬† ¬†¬†
  • Washington at Michigan¬†¬† ¬†8:00pm¬†¬† ¬†ABC
    • Let's go Huskies!!
    • MICH -6.5
  • 21 Utah at BYU¬†¬† ¬†10:15pm¬†¬† ¬†ESPN¬† ¬†¬†
    • The Holy War.... nuff said
    • UTAH -7.0
  • Stanford at 14 USC¬†¬† ¬†10:30pm¬†¬† ¬†FOX¬† ¬†
    • Two ND opponents, and the latest game! Jackpot
    • USC -17.0



The Rest.... 

Friday, September 10

  • North Carolina A&T at Duke¬†¬† ¬†8:00pm¬†¬† ¬†ACCN¬† ¬†¬†
  • North Dakota at Utah State¬†¬† ¬†9:00pm¬†¬† ¬†CBSSN¬† ¬†¬†

Saturday, September 11

  • VMI at Kent State¬†¬† ¬†11:30am¬†¬† ¬†ESPN3¬† ¬†¬†
  • WKU at Army¬†¬† ¬†11:30am¬†¬† ¬†CBSSN¬† ¬†¬†
  • Norfolk State at Wake Forest¬†¬† ¬†12:00pm¬†¬† ¬†ACCNX¬† ¬†¬†
  • Indiana State at Northwestern¬†¬† ¬†12:00pm¬†¬† ¬†BTN¬† ¬†¬†
  • Alabama State at 25 Auburn¬†¬† ¬†12:00pm¬†¬† ¬†SECN¬† ¬†¬†
  • Youngstown State at Michigan State¬†¬† ¬†12:00pm¬†¬† ¬†BTN¬† ¬†¬†
  • Tulsa at Oklahoma State¬†¬† ¬†12:00pm¬†¬† ¬†FS1¬† ¬†
  • South Carolina at East Carolina¬†¬† ¬†12:00pm¬†¬† ¬†ESPN2
  • Miami (Ohio) at Minnesota¬†¬† ¬†12:00pm¬†¬† ¬†ESPNU¬† ¬†
  • 13 Florida at USF¬†¬† ¬†1:00pm¬†¬† ¬†ABC
  • Wyoming at NIU¬†¬† ¬†1:30pm¬†¬† ¬†ESPN+¬† ¬†¬† ¬†
  • Rutgers at Syracuse¬†¬† ¬†2:00pm¬†¬† ¬†ACCN¬† ¬†¬†
  • Duquesne at Ohio¬†¬† ¬†2:00pm¬†¬† ¬†ESPN3¬† ¬†¬†
  • Robert Morris at Central Michigan¬†¬† ¬†3:00pm¬†¬† ¬†ESPN3¬† ¬†
  • Temple at Akron¬†¬† ¬†3:30pm¬†¬† ¬†ESPN+¬†¬† ¬†B
  • Georgia Southern at Florida Atlantic¬†¬† ¬†3:30pm¬†¬† ¬†Stadium¬† ¬†¬† ¬†¬†
  • California at TCU¬†¬† ¬†3:30pm¬†¬† ¬†ESPNU¬† ¬†¬†
  • Buffalo at Nebraska¬†¬† ¬†3:30pm¬†¬† ¬†BTN¬† ¬†¬†
  • Mercer at 1 Alabama¬†¬† ¬†4:00pm¬†¬† ¬†SECN¬† ¬†¬†
  • South Alabama at Bowling Green¬†¬† ¬†4:00pm¬†¬† ¬†ESPN+¬† ¬†¬†
  • SC State at 6 Clemson¬†¬† ¬†5:00pm¬†¬† ¬†ACCN¬† ¬†¬†
  • Illinois State at Western Michigan¬†¬† ¬†5:00pm¬†¬† ¬†ESPN3¬† ¬†
  • LIU at West Virginia¬†¬† ¬†5:00pm¬†¬† ¬†ESPN+¬† ¬†¬†
  • Lamar at UTSA¬†¬† ¬†6:00pm¬†¬† ¬†ESPN3¬† ¬†¬†
  • Portland State at Washington State¬†¬† ¬†6:00pm¬†¬† ¬†P12N¬†¬†
  • Gardner-Webb at Charlotte¬†¬† ¬†6:00pm¬†¬† ¬†ESPN3¬† ¬†¬†
  • Bethune-Cookman at UCF¬†¬† ¬†6:30pm¬†¬† ¬†ESPN+¬† ¬†¬†
  • NC Central at Marshall¬†¬† ¬†6:30pm¬†¬† ¬†ESPN+¬† ¬†¬†
  • Houston at Rice¬†¬† ¬†6:30pm¬†¬† ¬†CBSSN¬† ¬†¬†
  • Nicholls at Louisiana¬†¬† ¬†7:00pm¬†¬† ¬†ESPN3¬† ¬†¬†
  • North Texas at SMU¬†¬† ¬†7:00pm¬†¬† ¬†ESPN+¬† ¬†¬†
  • Southeastern La. at Louisiana Tech¬†¬† ¬†7:00pm¬†¬† ¬†ESPN3¬† ¬†¬†
  • Memphis at Arkansas State¬†¬† ¬†7:00pm¬†¬† ¬†ESPN+¬† ¬†¬†
  • NC State at Mississippi State¬†¬† ¬†7:00pm¬†¬† ¬†ESPN2¬† ¬†¬†
  • Southern Illinois at Kansas State¬†¬† ¬†7:00pm¬†¬† ¬†ESPN+¬† ¬†¬†
  • Stephen F. Austin at Texas Tech¬†¬† ¬†7:00pm¬†¬† ¬†ESPN+¬† ¬†¬†
  • Texas Southern at Baylor¬†¬† ¬†7:00pm¬†¬† ¬†ESPN+¬† ¬†¬†
  • Texas State at FIU¬†¬† ¬†7:00pm¬†¬† ¬†ESPN+¬† ¬†¬†
  • Western Carolina at 4 Oklahoma¬†¬† ¬†7:00pm¬†¬† ¬†PPV¬† ¬†
  • New Mexico State at New Mexico¬†¬† ¬†7:00pm¬†¬† ¬†Stadium¬† ¬†¬†
  • Morgan State at Tulane¬†¬† ¬†7:00pm¬†¬† ¬†ESPN+¬† ¬†¬†
  • Liberty at Troy¬†¬† ¬†7:00pm¬†¬† ¬†ESPN+¬† ¬† ¬†
  • Eastern Kentucky at Louisville¬†¬† ¬†7:00pm¬†¬† ¬†ACCNX¬† ¬†¬†
  • Grambling State at Southern Miss¬†¬† ¬†7:00pm¬†¬† ¬†ESPN3¬† ¬†¬†
  • Hampton at Old Dominion¬†¬† ¬†7:00pm¬†¬† ¬†ESPN3¬† ¬†¬†
  • Austin Peay at 20 Ole Miss¬†¬† ¬†7:30pm¬†¬† ¬†ESPN+/SECN+¬† ¬† ¬†¬†
  • Missouri at Kentucky¬†¬† ¬†7:30pm¬†¬† ¬†SECN¬† ¬†
  • Howard at Maryland¬†¬† ¬†7:30pm¬†¬† ¬†BTN¬† ¬†¬†
  • Jacksonville State at Florida State¬†¬† ¬†8:00pm¬†¬† ¬†ACCN¬† ¬†¬†
  • McNeese at LSU¬†¬† ¬†8:00pm¬†¬† ¬†ESPN+/SECN+¬† ¬†¬†¬† ¬†
  • Cal Poly at Fresno State¬†¬† ¬†10:00pm¬†¬† ¬†CW59¬† ¬†
  • San Diego State at Arizona¬†¬† ¬†10:00pm¬†¬† ¬†P12N¬† ¬†¬†
  • Vanderbilt at Colorado State¬†¬† ¬†10:00pm¬†¬† ¬†CBSSN¬† ¬†¬†
  • Idaho State at Nevada¬†¬† ¬†10:30pm¬†¬† ¬†Stadium¬† ¬†¬†
  • UNLV at 23 Arizona State¬†¬† ¬†10:30pm¬†¬† ¬†ESPN2¬† ¬†¬†
  • Hawaii at Oregon State¬†¬† ¬†11:00pm¬†¬† ¬†FS1¬† ¬†¬†
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2 minutes ago, VCDomer said:

Must see for me is the Mercer Bears vs Alabama Crimson Tide!!!

Other than that I might browse the Oregon vs OSU. Think that will be tough for Ducks if their stud DLineman doesn’t play. Then Iowa vs Iowa State. 

Mercer and Bama????

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Watching the Ohio State game. Not sure why but I just don't like Ryan Day. He reminds me of Bielema and I just don't like the look on his face. 


I hope they lose but I think they are a second half team and will open up on Oregon. Stroud isn't amazing but Olave is a monster receiver.

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31 minutes ago, EddieAngel said:

Watching the Ohio State game. Not sure why but I just don't like Ryan Day. He reminds me of Bielema and I just don't like the look on his face. 


I hope they lose but I think they are a second half team and will open up on Oregon. Stroud isn't amazing but Olave is a monster receiver.

Good game so far. I'll take OSU down 7 any day.... Gives me hope at least lol.

I'm they'll make a come back, but a boy can dream.

Go Ducks!

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34 minutes ago, EddieAngel said:

I don't have ESPNEWS so I am only checking game cast while watch Tex v Arkansas and WU v Mich but App St is playing Miami close.

TX looking bad lol...

FSU now up 14-7. I expect them to take over in the 2H, but who knows. 

Wish WA would wake up. 

Miami still down to App St

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