NCAA Football Saturday Open Thread

Jonathan Ferrey

Talk about the big games today in the Saturday football open thread.

Welcome to the A Sea of Blue Saturday college football open thread. Talk about the games today in here.

For the record, and keeping in mind my previously poor record of picking games, here's the ones that interest me, and what I think will happen:

  • Vanderbilt at Texas A&M: Vandy doesn't have the most powerful offense, but TAMU has such a poor defense I don't think they can stop Vandy that often. A&M by a touchdown.

  • Alabama at Tennessee: This is going to be ugly. Alabama by 28. It won't be as bad as Kentucky, but it will be pretty bad.

  • Clemson at Maryland: Will the Seminoles beat the Tigers twice? I hope not, but Maryland is good enough to pull it off in their own stadium if Clemson is not on their game. Clemson by 7, but this one is on my upset watch.

  • Texas Tech at Oklahoma: Wow, this one is full of Kentucky coaching connections. Can Kliff Kingsbury pull off a huge victory on the road? I think so. Red Raiders by 3.

  • South Carolina at Missouri: I don't think the Gamecocks can stop the high-powered Mizzou offense. Missouri by a touchdown.

  • UCLA at Oregon: No way the Bruins get out of Eugene with a win. Ducks by 21.

  • Stanford at Oregon St.: I like the Beavers in this one by 3. Should be a very close game.

  • Bonus — Texas at TCU: I think the Longhorns win this in a squeaker. Texas by 3.

Here are all your games, courtesy of SBNation.com:

Noon p.m. ET Ball State, 7-1 at Akron, 2-6 ESPN Regional, ESPN3.com
Noon p.m. ET Northwestern, 4-3 at Iowa, 4-3 Big Ten Network
Noon p.m. ET No. 19 Oklahoma State, 5-1 at Iowa State, 1-5 FSN, MSG+
Noon p.m. ET Wake Forest, 4-3 at No. 7 Miami, 6-0 ESPNU
Noon p.m. ET No. 24 Nebraska, 5-1 at Minnesota, 5-2 ESPN
Noon p.m. ET Houston, 5-1 at Rutgers, 4-2 ESPNews
Noon p.m. ET No. 20 Louisville, 6-1 at USF, 2-4 ESPN2
Noon p.m. ET Connecticut, 0-6 at No. 23 UCF, 5-1 ESPN Regional
12:21 p.m. ET Vanderbilt, 4-3 at No. 16 Texas A&M, 5-2 SEC Network, MSG
12:30 p.m. ET Georgia Tech, 4-3 at Virginia, 2-5 ACC Network
1 p.m. ET Pittsburgh, 4-2 at Navy, 3-3 CBS SN
2 p.m. ET Miami (Ohio), 0-7 at Ohio, 5-2 ESPN3.com
2:30 p.m. ET Toledo, 4-3 at Bowling Green, 5-2 ESPN3.com
3 p.m. ET Western Michigan, 0-8 at Massachusetts, 1-6 ESPN3.com
3 p.m. ET Temple, 1-6 at SMU, 2-4 ESPN3.com
3:30 p.m. ET Tennessee, 4-3 at No. 1 Alabama, 7-0 CBS
3:30 p.m. ET NC State, 3-3 at No. 2 Florida State 6-0 ABC/ESPN
3:30 p.m. ET Michigan State, 6-1 at Illinois, 3-3 ABC/ESPN
3:30 p.m. ET Buffalo, 5-2 at Kent State, 2-6 Time Warner, ESPN3.com
3:30 p.m. ET No. 9 Clemson, 6-1 at Maryland, 5-2 ESPN
3:30 p.m. ET Boston College, 3-3 at North Carolina, 1-5 FSN, NESN, ROOT
3:30 p.m. ET Eastern Michigan, 1-6 at No. 18 Northern Illinois, 7-0 CSN, ESPN3.com
3:30 p.m. ET No. 10 Texas Tech, 7-0 at No. 15 Oklahoma, 6-1 FOX
3:30 p.m. ET UTEP, 1-5 at Rice, 5-2 CSS
3:30 p.m. ET Tulsa, 2-4 at Tulane, 5-2 Cox
3:30 p.m. ET Duke, 5-2 at No. 14 Virginia Tech, 6-1 ESPNU
3:45 p.m. ET West Virginia, 3-4 at Kansas State, 2-4 Fox Sports 1
4 p.m. ET Utah, 4-3 at USC, 4-3 Pac-12 Network
4 p.m. ET Troy, 4-3 at Western Kentucky, 4-3 ESPN3.com
5 p.m. ET Notre Dame, 5-2 at Air Force, 1-6 CBS SN
5 p.m. ET UAB, 2-4 at UTSA, 2-5 TWC Sports
6 p.m. ET Louisiana Tech, 2-5 at FIU, 1-5 N/A?
6:05 p.m. ET UNLV, 4-3 at Nevada, 3-4 ESPN3.com
7 p.m. ET No. 8 Baylor, 6-0 at Kansas, 2-4 ESPNU
7 p.m. ET Furman, 3-4 at No. 13 LSU, 6-2 PPV
7 p.m. ET No. 21 South Carolina, 5-2 at No. 5 Missouri, 7-0 ESPN2
7 p.m. ET No. 12 UCLA, 5-1 at No. 3 Oregon, 7-0 ESPN
7 p.m. ET Wyoming, 4-3 at San Jose St., 3-3 ROOT
7 p.m. ET North Texas, 4-3 at Southern Miss, 0-6 FOX CS
7 p.m. ET South Alabama, 3-3 at Texas State, 4-3 ESPN3.com
7 p.m. ET Georgia State, 0-7 at ULM, 3-4 ESPN3.com
7:30 p.m. ET FAU, 2-5 at No. 11 Auburn, 6-1 FSN
7:30 p.m. ET Idaho, 1-6 at Ole Miss, 4-3 CSS
7:30 p.m. ET Texas, 4-2 at TCU, 3-4 Fox Sports 1
8 p.m. ET Arizona, 4-2 at Colorado, 3-3 Pac-12 Network
8 p.m. ET Abilene Christian, 5-3 at New Mexico St., 0-7 AggieVision.tv, ESPN3.com
8 p.m. ET Penn State, 4-2 at No. 4 Ohio State, 7-0 ABC
10:30 p.m. ET No. 6 Stanford, 6-1 at No. 25 Oregon State, 6-1 ESPN
10:30 p.m. ET No. 17 Fresno State, 6-0 at San Diego State, 3-3 ESPN2
11 p.m. ET California, 1-6 at Washington, 4-3 Fox Sports 1
11:59 p.m. ET Colorado State, 3-4 at Hawaii, 0-6 Oceanic PPV
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