Saturday, September 13, 2014

Cy-Hawk Game in Week 3 Saturday, as ESPN Game Day airs in North Dakota

Last night, Friday night in College Football:

The University of Toledo was at the University of Cincinnati on ESPNU as the Bearcats opened the 2014 season after back to back bye weeks! QB Gunner Kiel had the Bearcats moving!

Baylor was at Buffalo on ESPN, which highlights Baylor's non-conference schedule, unlike the Big 12 brothers facing marquee Big 5 conference foes in Week 3.

Saturday, September 13th kicks off Week 3 of the 2014 College Football season. Who leads in the hunt for the College Football Playoff?

1. Florida State, defending BCS champion remains undefeated heading into Week 3 and a bye week!

2. Oregon, coming off a Week 2 win over Michigan State in Eugene!

3. Oklahoma and 4. Alabama haven't played anyone impressive, but they appear strong candidates for the CFP in '14.

Saturday's games ...

Boise State at UConn,11:00 a.m. on ABC / ESPN2 - the Broncos were supposed to play the Huskies as part of the Big East, as conference members, but thankfully the Big East dropped Football to return to its roots as a Basketball conference!

East Carolina at Virginia Tech,11:00 a.m. on ESPN - Could this be a trap game for the Hokies coming off big road win in Columbus last Saturday? Pirates seek to steal one ...

Georgia Southern at Georgia Tech, 11:00 a.m. on FSN Affiliates / (ESPN-GP / espn3) / FOX Sports GO / RSN - Battle for Georgia, not quite!

Indiana at Bowling Green, 11:00 a.m. on ESPNU - IU hits road coming off bye week, as BGU plays back to back B1G opponents, as MAC looks for Win #3.

Kent State at Ohio State, 11:00 a.m. on ABC / ESPN2 - Urban Meyer has lost one in Columbus in three years, so don't look for back to back loses, which isn't good for Golden Flashes ...

Ohio U at Marshall, 11:00 a.m. on CBSSN - The Rockets carry the MAC banner into C-USA territory in Week 3!

Pittsburgh at Florida International, 11:00 a.m. on FS1 - The Panthers hit the road to Florida, after road win in ACC opener @ BC.

Syracuse at Central Michigan, 11:00 a.m. on ESPN News - Can the MAC knock out another Big 5 Conference opponent?

UCF at Missouri, 11:00 a.m. on SECN - The Knights opened '14 in Dublin with a loss on the final play to PSU, so can they rebound coming off bye week in another road trip to Columbia?

UMass at Vanderbilt, 11:00 a.m. on FSN Affiliates - Vandy should roll!

West Virginia at Maryland, 11:00 a.m. on BTN - Last year was one sided 37-0 affair, so with everyone kicking the B1G right now; Terps beware!

Louisville at Virginia,11:30 a.m. on ACC Network - Bobby Petrino looks to get Cardinals to a 2-0 start in new ACC.

Wyoming at Oregon, 1:00 p.m. on PAC-12 Network (HD) - The Cowboys have back to back road trips at Oregon and Michigan State.

Alabama A&M at UAB, 2:30 p.m. on CSBA / ASN - FCS vs. FBS game in Birmingham!

Arkansas at Texas Tech, 2:30 p.m. on ABC - Bret Bielema heads to old SEC foe in Lubbock for an out of conference showdown ...

Arkansas State at Miami - FL, 2:30 p.m. on ESPNU - The Hurricanes warm up on Sun Belt before road trip to Lincoln next Saturday.

Georgia at South Carolina, 2:30 p.m.CBS - The Gamecokes lost the season/SEC opener to A&M, so an 0-2 start wouldn't be good for the ole Ball Coach's early season. UGA is highly respected with a strong running game!

ESPN Game Day is in Fargo for this game:
Incarnate Word at North Dakota State, 2:30 p.m. ESPN-GP / espn3 / NBC ND (cable) - the Bison opened '14 season with a 34-14 roll on the Cyclones. The three-year FCS champs surely take care of business today!

Iowa State at Iowa, 2:30 p.m. on ESPN - The Cy-Hawk series was renewed in 1977, when Iowa beat State 12-10. This is 125th anniversary of Iowa Football, 75th anniversary of the Ironmen, so Hawkeyes look to remain undefeated in '14.
Prediction: Iowa 25, Iowa State 15

Kansas at Duke, 2:30 p.m. on FSN Affiliates / FOX Sports GO / RSN - The Jayhawks vs. Blue Devils are both known for hardwood, not gridiron, though Duke has won lately.

Miami of Ohio at Michigan, 2:30 p.m., BTN - The cradle of coaches has lost 18 straight FBS schools, while Ann Arbor has become soft in the trenches.

North Carolina State at South Florida, 2:30 p.m. on CBSSN - The Bulls are showing a pulse, after 2-10 last year.

Illinois at Washington, 3:00 p.m. on FOX - The Huskies are better than Fighting Irish.

Louisiana Lafayette at Ole Miss, 3:00 p.m. on SECN - Could this be a game that the SEC has to worry, as top Sun Belt program comes to Ole Miss?

Minnesota at TCU, 3:00 p.m. on FS1 - The Golden Gophers face a hurdle against the Horned Frogs on the road!

Mississippi State at South Alabama, 3:00 p.m. on ESPN News - The Sun Belt seeks some PR hosting SEC opponent in Week 3.

Army at Stanford, 4:00 p.m. on PAC-12 Network (HD) - The Cardinal have a desire to flush Pac 12 opener and get back on track ...

Southern Miss at Alabama, 5:00 p.m. on ESPN2 - This should be a easy one for young Bama team for Nick Saban's '14.

Louisiana Monroe at LSU, 6:00 p.m. on ESPNU - Tigers have won two previous outings 49-7 and 51-0.

Tulsa at Florida Atlantic, 6:00 p.m. on DTV: 608 / Dish: 450 / FCSA (cable) - Why not?

UTSA at Oklahoma State, 6:00 p.m. on FSN Affiliates / FCSC (cable) / FOX Sports GO - Cowboys should win, but underdog is a good young program in FBS now ...

Wake Forest at Utah State, 6:00 p.m. on CBSSN - Some interesting Big 5 vs. FBS road match ups this year.

Kentucky at Florida, 6:30 p.m. on SECN - Mark Stoops brings Wildcats to Gainesville in SEC East play.

Purdue at Notre Dame, 6:30 p.m. on NBC - Fighting Irish won 31-0 over Michigan and Purdue has only 1 FBS win in young Darrel Hazell era in West Lafayette. 

Navy at Texas State, 7:00 p.m. on ESPN News - Go Midshipmen!

New Mexico State at UTEP, 7:00 p.m. on NESN+ / ASN - The Miners haven't been good lately, but looking for sixth straight in this series!

Penn State at Rutgers, 7:00 p.m. on BTN - B1G opener, as Scarlett Knights join the Big Ten in '14, but Nittany Lions are the clear favorite.

Portland State at Washington State, 7:00 p.m. on PAC-12 Network (HD) - The Cougars should take care of business vs. FCS foe.

Tennessee at Oklahoma, 7:00 p.m. on ABC - The Volunteers hope to sneak into Norman and steal a big win, but Bob Stoops and OU rarely lose at home in non-conference.

Texas vs. UCLA (Arlington), 7:00 p.m. on FOX / FOX Deportes - The Longhorns have lot of work to overcome, while Bruins are ready to breakout.

USC at Boston College, 7:00 p.m. on ESPN - This could be a letdown road trip for the Trojans, but BC wouldn't appear strong enough for the upset?

Rice at Texas A&M, 8:00 p.m.ESPN2 - Aggies eat up Owls ...

Arizona State at Colorado, 9:00 p.m.ESPNU - Pac 12 opener, as Sun Devils should take care of business early on Pac 12 road in '14.

Nebraska at Fresno State, 9:30 p.m. on CBSSN - The seven year itch, Bo Pelini's Cornhuskers hit the road for the first time in '14. QB Tommy Armstrong needs to lead and play better in passing game.

Nevada at Arizona, 10:00 p.m., PAC-12 Network (HD) - The Wildcats wrap up OOC play in Week 3 ahead of heading to Pac 12 play for '14.

Abilene Christian at Troy, 6:00 p.m. on espn3 - Time for Trojans to rebound after loss hosting Duke last week.

Air Force at Georgia State, 1:00 p.m. on espn3 -

Eastern Michigan at Old Dominion, 5:00 p.m. on Cox 110 (cable) - ODU should prevail.

Indiana State at Ball State, 2:00 p.m. on espn3 - The Cardinals lost a heartbreaker at Iowa, leading 13-3 in 4th quarter.

Northern Illinois at UNLV, 6:00 p.m. on MWC Video1 / MWC Video2 - Huskies look to reach 3-0 in Vegas, after nice B1G win at Northwestern.

Northern Iowa at Hawaii, 11:00 p.m. on MWC Video / Oceanic (cable) - Hawai'i should win, but Panthers can dream.

Southeastern Louisiana at Tulane, 7:00 p.m. on espn3 - Green Wave seek to make it seven - oh against SE LA!

UC Davis at Colorado State, 2:00 p.m. on MWC Video1 / MWC Video2 - The MWC looks to avoid a FCS upset in Fort Collins.

Western Kentucky at Middle Tennessee, 6:00 p.m. on MyNashville 30 / WKU PBS (cable) - both teams lost at B1G schools last week, so time to lick wounds in C-USA opener for both schools.

Western Michigan at Idaho, 4:00 p.m. on espn3 - The MAC vs. Sun Belt, as the 0-1 Broncos head to Idaho seeking first win of '14 and second win in two seasons.

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