College Football Gameday Thread

The purpose of these college football threads and articles are to help those who don't know a ton about the sport to stay informed throughout the year up until draft time. There are several people on this site, and others from other SBNation sites, that love to talk about college football. If you consider youself not interested, or not understanding why it's being discussed on a Niners related website then there are plenty of other great articles and fanposts on the site to focus on relative to the 49ers.

There has already been some really intriguing games and matchups. College Football kicked off this past Thursday and will continue on in to Monday. So there is still plenty of action left this week with a majority of it happening this morning and continuing on in to the evening.

I am going to start the body of the article with a few important recaps and then get in to the rest of the remaining schedule discussing a few of the more important matchups.

If you didn't get a chance to see it, here is the College Football Top 25 Preview Article I posted on Wednesday before things hit full-swing. Feel free to post comments about what games mean the most to you and of course just general comments about any game that is on throughout the course of the day.

Hit the continue button below to get the rest...

Recapping Thursday and Friday's games:

The most interesting game from Thursday was probably the upset of the #15 Ranked Pittsburgh Panthers by the hands of the Utah Utes 24-27. Dion Lewis was held in check to a career low 75 yards and the rest of the team struggled behind the rookie leadership of Tony Sunseri. The good news for the Panthers is that it can only go up from there.

All of the higher ranked teams dominated as they were supposed to but one other game that seemed at times like it was going to materialize in to a very good one was the USC at Hawaii Game. Greg Salas played like one of the top receivers in the Nation but the rest of the Warriors just fully couldn't string it together enough to keep up with the offensive fire-power of Matt Barkley, Ronald Johnson and the rest of the Trojans. None the less, it was a decent game to watch up until mid-way through the 4th Quarter. The Trojans defense will need to tighten up dramatically once they start playing some of the top-tier teams this year.

Here are the scores:

Thursday, September 2
RESULT GAMELINKS
Wake Forest 53, Presbyterian 13 Box Score | Recap
Ball State 27, Southeast Missouri State 10 Box Score | Recap
Buffalo 31, Rhode Island 0 Box Score
Central Michigan 33, Hampton 0 Box Score | Recap
Kent State 41, Murray State 10 Box Score | Recap
No. 2 Ohio State 45, Marshall 7 Box Score | Recap
No. 13 Miami (FL) 45, Florida A&M 0 Box Score | Recap
Indiana 51, Towson 17 Box Score | Recap
Rutgers 31, Norfolk State 0 Box Score | Recap
Minnesota 24, Middle Tennessee 17 Box Score | Recap
South Carolina 41, Southern Miss 13 Box Score | Recap
Florida Atlantic 32, UAB 31 Box Score | Recap
Iowa State 27, Northern Illinois 10 Box Score | Recap
Tulane 27, Southeastern Louisiana 21 Box Score | Recap
Utah 27, No. 15 Pittsburgh 24 (OT) Box Score | Recap
Idaho 45, North Dakota 0 Box Score | Recap
Nevada 49, Eastern Washington 24 Box Score | Recap
No. 14 USC 49, Hawaii 36 Box Score | Recap

Friday, September 3
RESULT GAMELINKS
Temple 31, Villanova 24 Box Score
Arizona 41, Toledo 2 Box Score | Recap

 

Previewing the rest of the weekend:

There aren't a bunch of great matchups today but the most notable and significant will more than likely be the matchup of #21 LSU vs. #18 North Carolina. The Tarheels will be without thirteen players and will have their work cut out against an always solid LSU Tiger Team. Aside from that, #6 Ranked TCU will be tested tonight going up against the #24 Ranked Oregon State Beavers led by Jacquizz Rodgers and company. Since there is no Monday Night Football this week, the first week of college football wraps up with quite possibly the game of the week. This is the highest that The Boise State Broncos have ever been ranked at #3. They will have their work cut out against a very stong and potentially dangerous #10 Ranked Virginia Tech Hoakies. Both teams have some phenomenal talent and it will be very interesting to say the least. The game should have plenty of fireworks and excitement and is a very good replacement for the lack of a MNF Game this week.

Here are the remaining games:

Saturday, September 4
TIME (ET) MATCHUP TV PPV MOBILE TICKETS
12:00 PM ET Miami (OH) at No. 4 Florida
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12:00 PM ET Youngstown State at No. 19 Penn State Big Ten Network Tickets
12:00 PM ET Samford at No. 20 Florida State Tickets
12:00 PM ET Western Michigan at Michigan State
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12:05 PM ET Eastern Illinois at No. 9 Iowa Big Ten Network Tickets
12:21 PM ET Louisiana-Lafayette at No. 23 Georgia ESPN3.com Tickets
12:30 PM ET Illinois vs. Missouri* Tickets
1:00 PM ET South Carolina State at No. 16 Georgia Tech ESPN3.com Tickets
1:00 PM ET Weber State at Boston College ESPN3.com Tickets
2:00 PM ET Colorado vs. Colorado State* Tickets
2:00 PM ET Northwestern State at Air Force Tickets
3:30 PM ET No. 5 Texas vs. Rice*
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3:30 PM ET New Mexico at No. 11 Oregon Tickets
3:30 PM ET Coastal Carolina at No. 25 West Virginia ESPN3.com Tickets
3:30 PM ET Purdue at Notre Dame NBC Tickets
3:30 PM ET Kentucky at Louisville Tickets
3:30 PM ET Connecticut at Michigan Tickets
3:30 PM ET Jacksonville State at Mississippi ESPN3.com Tickets
3:30 PM ET North Texas at Clemson Tickets
3:30 PM ET UCLA at Kansas State Tickets
4:00 PM ET UC Davis at California Tickets
6:00 PM ET Western Carolina at North Carolina State ESPN3.com Tickets
6:00 PM ET Richmond at Virginia ESPN3.com Tickets
6:00 PM ET Syracuse at Akron Tickets
6:00 PM ET South Dakota at UCF Tickets
6:00 PM ET Tennessee-Martin at Tennessee ESPN3.com Tickets
6:30 PM ET Sacramento State at Stanford Tickets
7:00 PM ET San Jose State at No. 1 Alabama ESPN3.com Tickets
7:00 PM ET Utah State at No. 7 Oklahoma Tickets
7:00 PM ET Western Kentucky at No. 8 Nebraska Tickets
7:00 PM ET Tennessee Tech at No. 17 Arkansas ESPN3.com Tickets
7:00 PM ET Arkansas State at No. 22 Auburn ESPN3.com Tickets
7:00 PM ET Elon at Duke ESPN3.com Tickets
7:00 PM ET Wofford at Ohio Tickets
7:00 PM ET Washington State at Oklahoma State Tickets
7:00 PM ET Sam Houston State at Baylor Tickets
7:00 PM ET Stephen F. Austin at Texas A&M Tickets
7:00 PM ET Washington at Brigham Young Tickets
7:00 PM ET Memphis at Mississippi State Tickets
7:00 PM ET Army at Eastern Michigan Tickets
7:00 PM ET North Dakota State at Kansas Tickets
7:00 PM ET Bowling Green at Troy Tickets
7:00 PM ET Louisiana Tech vs. Grambling State* Tickets
7:05 PM ET Stony Brook at South Florida ESPN3.com Tickets
7:30 PM ET Northwestern at Vanderbilt ESPN3.com Tickets
7:45 PM ET No. 24 Oregon State vs. No. 6 TCU*
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8:00 PM ET No. 21 LSU vs. No. 18 North Carolina* Tickets
8:00 PM ET Nicholls State at San Diego State Tickets
8:00 PM ET Texas State at Houston Tickets
9:00 PM ET Southern Utah at Wyoming Tickets
9:05 PM ET Arkansas-Pine Bluff at UTEP Tickets
10:00 PM ET Portland State at Arizona State Tickets
10:00 PM ET Cincinnati at Fresno State
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11:00 PM ET No. 12 Wisconsin at UNLV Versus Tickets
Sunday, September 5
TIME (ET) MATCHUP TV PPV MOBILE TICKETS
2:00 PM ET Tulsa at East Carolina
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3:30 PM ET Southern Methodist at Texas Tech
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Monday, September 6
TIME (ET) MATCHUP TV PPV MOBILE TICKETS
4:00 PM ET Navy vs. Maryland*
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8:00 PM ET No. 3 Boise State vs. No. 10 Virginia Tech*
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Enjoy the games!!

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