Your College Football Mid-Shift Open Thread

By 11W Staff on October 26, 2013 at 3:30p
Mount Cody saved the Tide in '09. Will they need another savior today?
Kickoff (ET) Matchup TV Internet Favorite
3:30 p.m. No. 9 Clemson at Maryland ESPN WatchESPN CLEM (-16.5)
3:30 p.m. Duke at No. 14 Virginia Tech ESPNU WatchESPN VT (-13.5)
3:30 p.m. Michigan State at Illinois ABC/ESPN2 [Map] WatchESPN MSU (-9.5)
3:30 p.m. North Carolina State at No. 2 Florida State ABC/ESPN2 [Map] WatchESPN FSU (-32)
3:30 p.m. Tennessee at No. 1 Alabama CBS CBS Video BAMA (-28)
3:30 p.m. No. 10 Texas Tech at No. 15 Oklahoma FOX OU (-6.5)
3:45 p.m. West Virginia at Kansas State FS1 KST (-11.5)
4:00 p.m. Utah at USC Pac-12 Pac-12 Video USC (-6)
5:00 p.m. Notre Dame at Air Force CBSSN ND (-20)
7:00 p.m. No. 21 South Carolina at No. 5 Missouri ESPN2 WatchESPN MIZZ (-2.5)
7:00 p.m. No. 12 UCLA at No. 3 Oregon ESPN WatchESPN UO (-23.5)
7:30 p.m. Texas at TCU FS1 TCU (-2)

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theDuke's picture

This MSU v Illinois game has the potential to be worse than a root canal. 


johnblairgobucks's picture

did I see that right?
Illinois has lost 16 straight Big10 games?
man, Thank goodness I'm a Buckeye. 
Thank Goodness Buckeyes care.
Go Bucks.

Hovenaut's picture

Hoping the Wolfpack don't let me down...

4thandinches's picture

By NC State standards, no. 

I wasn't born a Buckeye but I became one as fast as I could. 

KBonay's picture

Saw Malik McDowell was visiting today. What does that mean?!

KBonay's picture

....and 'Bama fans already heading for the exits. 

KBonay's picture

Coincidence? All the MSU false starts?!

iball's picture

Someone has to beat Alabama. I cannot stomach the thought of Saban raising another crystal football. Theyre making it look too easy. Anybody..please.

“There’s one thing I have learned through all my adventures and conquests - it’s that some people are just wired for success. I had no choice when it came to being great - I just am great.” – Kenny Powers

BME_Buckeye's picture

Lol, looks like the Bama game is all but over. However, that pic from the 2009 game is too funny. Lol, at UT. 

Look closely, because the closer you think you are, the less you will actually see.


BamaMike's picture

I was at that game in 2009. Thinking about it, even 4 years later, and I still want to throw up.  I swear to GOD, that game took 10 years off my life.

kr66osu's picture

Stupid ESPN "experts" tried to convince everyone that Clemson wasn't going to Clemson this year and I never believed a word of it

KBonay's picture

Oh snap! The 'virtual field goal line' as been adjusted for wind. Not sure I could have watched this game without it. 

BuckeyeChief's picture

Troy Smith/ Duron Carter stats from today:

"2014 National with it!!!"

theDuke's picture

Wa wa WHAAAT?!!  How do they score 1 point in the fourth quarter?  I know Canadian football is different but I guess i just figured the scoring was the same... Figured wrong! 


dja.ohio's picture

The rouge - single point scored when punt/FG attempt goes through the endzone or when fielding a kick, the return man takes a knee. I remember that from the first NFL players strike way back when.

CALPOPPY's picture

Ha! Tyrell Sutton is their running back. Well represented by Ohio guys.

I'm a hurtin' buckaroo.

Joe Beale's picture

Ross Martin just kicked a 51-yard FG for Duke. Does Robert Conrad also play for them?

"Get the plastic explosives, Artie. We're gonna have to blow this one."

Earle's picture

That's wild.

Have you tried Not Your Father's Root Beer?  It tastes just like the real thing, but it packs a punch (5.9%ABV).  It's a little sweet for me though.  Two is my limit.

Seattle Linga's picture


SilverState's picture

Getting excited...

Culp's Freaking Hill's picture

I really like these, but I'm not sure I'd ever want them to be our default home jersey. 

Twitter: @conquestnorman

Buckeye1996's picture

Just realized I was posting in the wrong game
And speaking of lolz, Illinois? MSU's QB tosses up an answered prayer.

skid21's picture

Clemson not looking great against a very depleted Maryland team. BTW, what is Maryland thinking with the helmets and end zones? Horrible.

rdubs's picture

I like the end zones, not so much the helmet.

geoffrsc's picture

How nice is it to see Bollman in the coaches booth, wearing someone else's colors?

Blue Eyed Buckeye's picture

How can you argue Clemson/Fla.State is any good when the only big win between them in Georgia.  When Georgia lost Tennessee people said "wow it just shows how deep the SEC is".  Tennessee is now getting owned 0-35 by Alabama.  Tennessee is bad!  Georgia is bad!  So how is it that Fla.State's schedule is so much harder than Ohio State that they deserve to be #2 and we #4? 

johnblairgobucks's picture

well, FSU went on the road and beat Pitt (who just lost to 4-3 Navy), that has to be more impressive than beating Cal, right?

skid21's picture

That Maryland QB sucks.

lax20's picture

Caleb Rowe is the backup quarterback.  The Terps are missing 5 skill players, QB, 2WR, RB and TE.  On defense they are missing both starting DB's and safety.  Not bad for missing all their players.  The helmets and endzone colors are Maryland's state flag.

skid21's picture

I know he is the backup but that doesn't change the fact he sucks. I know they are missing a lot of players but the throws he is missing and the end zone interception are major. Even as a backup he should be able to make those throws to wide open players. Their state flag is ugly and shouldn't be used in their uniforms or end zones.

hit_the_couch's picture

So glad I took a big $10 and parlayed DUke +13 and the under 47. Got a big $26 comin' my way.

And then I told her...i'm no weatherman, but tonight's forecast is calling for several inches!

Buckeye1996's picture

Anyone else a bandwagon Bruin fan tonight?   :-)

skid21's picture

I'll be rooting for them.

skid21's picture

The fact Clemson hasn't dominated this game says a lot about them. I didn't see Maryland when they were full strength but they really look bad with the backups. Clemson is overrated.

KLF Buckeye's picture

Great...we finally get an upper-tier out of conference team on our schedule next year and now people will be like, "Big deal, isn't VT that team that lost to Duke last year?"

WildBear Buckeye's picture

Anyone watching UCLA - Oregon on ESPN3? For a while I got no commentators at all, though did get crowd sound, and now I'm getting Spanish commentary. I liked it better before :/
Turnover by Oregon on second play from scrimmage leads to TD by UCLA! Go Bruins!!!!

skid21's picture

IMO no comentators is better than Herbie and the old guy. Yuk.

WildBear Buckeye's picture

But a language I don't know is worse than both!
Turns out I'm a moron, or at least inattentive. Who knew ESPN3 carries a separate Spanish language broadcast?

dja.ohio's picture

In the 80's, I believe it was NBC that broadcast an NFL game without commentary.

Deadly Nuts's picture

LSU losing to Furman...


weirdscience's picture

Winning ugly in the SEC = winning gritty.
--Gary Danielson

WildBear Buckeye's picture

Dammit. Oregon gets something like 80 yards on a fake punt. Ballsy.
66 yards. Hope UCLA can hang. They were handling Oregon until the fake punt.

skid21's picture

Oregon. Proof positive money buys wins. Buy players and get a slap on the wrist. Nike money will go far. Without the Nike money Oregon wouldn't be competitive.

WildBear Buckeye's picture

Are they doing something wrong?

NW Buckeye's picture

Where is the Buckeye/PSU game on the internet?

WildBear Buckeye's picture

I think it's being carried on ABC nationwide, which means it probably won't be on ESPN3.
"Unofficial" streams - something like - might be your best bet.

KLF Buckeye's picture

I live in Jamaica and I use
For $2.99 you can watch it in HD without the hassle of popups and the fear of malware

kr66osu's picture
It won't be on ESPN3 because it's an ABC game (at least I'm pretty sure that's the case)