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2010 College Football Gameday Thread: Week 2

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Drew K had something come up so for now I'm posting this week's Saturday gameday open thread. Drew will hopefully be able to update this throughout the day, but I'm keeping things fairly simple for now. I follow college football but not nearly at the level of Drew's commitment to the game.

After having a couple intriguing top 25 matchups last week, things start to get serious this week. It's a long season ahead of us, but losses today would be huge setbacks for national title contenders. Your two big ESPN games feature #18 Penn State traveling to #1 Alabama and #12 Miami traveling to #2 Ohio State. While Alabama and Ohio State are expected to walk away as victors, crazier things have happened. I'm not holding my breath for upsets, but a loss by Alabama and/or Ohio State would certainly shake things up early in the season.

Some other nationally televised games include Florida State traveling to Oklahoma and Michigan traveling to South Bend to face Notre Dame on NBC. That latter matchup is one I'll probably skip. Tate Forcier is an intriguing talent, but I can't stand RichRod, and I really can't stand Notre Dame. I'd rather watch Miami-Ohio State. Of course, LeBron supposedly might be at the game which would lead to plenty of annoying coverage of that. I'll roll the dice and hope for the best.

For local action, Cal hosts Colorado in what could be a fun week 2 matchup. California Golden Blogs will have plenty of coverage of that game. Stanford heads down to SoCal to battle UCLA in an early conference battle. The Cardinal are hoping to take the next step and challenge for the Pac-10 title. We'll see how that plays out.

After the jump I've posted today's schedule of games, similar to what Drew posted last week.

Saturday, September 11
12:00 PM ET San Jose State at No. 11 Wisconsin
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12:00 PM ET No. 15 Georgia Tech at Kansas Tickets
12:00 PM ET No. 22 Georgia at No. 24 South Carolina
12:00 PM ET Texas Southern at Connecticut Tickets
12:00 PM ET Illinois State at Northwestern Big Ten Network Tickets
12:00 PM ET South Dakota at Minnesota Big Ten Network Tickets
12:00 PM ET Memphis at East Carolina Tickets
12:00 PM ET Duke at Wake Forest Tickets
12:00 PM ET Hawaii at Army Tickets
12:00 PM ET Gardner-Webb at Akron Tickets
12:00 PM ET Indiana State at Cincinnati Tickets
12:00 PM ET Michigan State vs. Florida Atlantic* Tickets
12:00 PM ET Western Illinois at Purdue Big Ten Network Tickets
12:21 PM ET South Florida at No. 8 Florida Tickets
12:30 PM ET Idaho at No. 6 Nebraska Tickets
1:00 PM ET New Hampshire at Pittsburgh Tickets
1:30 PM ET James Madison at No. 13 Virginia Tech Tickets
2:00 PM ET Eastern Michigan at Miami (OH) Tickets
3:30 PM ET No. 12 Miami (FL) at No. 2 Ohio State
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3:30 PM ET Iowa State at No. 9 Iowa Tickets
3:30 PM ET No. 17 Florida State at No. 10 Oklahoma Tickets
3:30 PM ET Colorado at California Tickets
3:30 PM ET Michigan at Notre Dame NBC Tickets
3:30 PM ET Eastern Kentucky at Louisville Tickets
3:30 PM ET Kent State at Boston College Tickets
3:30 PM ET Presbyterian at Clemson Tickets
3:30 PM ET Arkansas State at Louisiana-Lafayette Tickets
3:30 PM ET Georgia Southern at Navy Tickets
4:00 PM ET UNLV at No. 20 Utah Tickets
4:00 PM ET Brigham Young at Air Force Versus Tickets
6:00 PM ET Morgan State at Maryland Tickets
7:00 PM ET No. 18 Penn State at No. 1 Alabama
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7:00 PM ET Tennessee Tech at No. 4 TCU Tickets
7:00 PM ET Wyoming at No. 5 Texas Tickets
7:00 PM ET No. 7 Oregon at Tennessee
7:00 PM ET No. 14 Arkansas vs. Louisiana-Monroe* Tickets
7:00 PM ET No. 19 LSU at Vanderbilt Tickets
7:00 PM ET McNeese State at Missouri Tickets
7:00 PM ET Toledo at Ohio Tickets
7:00 PM ET Troy at Oklahoma State Tickets
7:00 PM ET Bowling Green at Tulsa Tickets
7:00 PM ET Buffalo at Baylor Tickets
7:00 PM ET Louisiana Tech at Texas A&M Tickets
7:00 PM ET Rice at North Texas Tickets
7:00 PM ET Syracuse at Washington Tickets
7:00 PM ET Montana State at Washington State Tickets
7:00 PM ET Liberty at Ball State Tickets
7:00 PM ET Austin Peay at Middle Tennessee Tickets
7:00 PM ET North Dakota at Northern Illinois Tickets
7:00 PM ET Prairie View A&M at Southern Miss Tickets
7:00 PM ET Nicholls State at Western Michigan Tickets
7:10 PM ET Missouri State at Kansas State Tickets
7:30 PM ET Western Kentucky at Kentucky Tickets
7:30 PM ET Southern Illinois at Illinois Big Ten Network Tickets
7:30 PM ET North Carolina State at UCF Tickets
8:00 PM ET San Diego State at New Mexico State Tickets
8:00 PM ET Texas Tech at New Mexico Tickets
8:00 PM ET Idaho State at Utah State Tickets
8:00 PM ET Rutgers at FIU Tickets
8:00 PM ET UAB at Southern Methodist Tickets
9:00 PM ET Mississippi at Tulane ESPN Classic
10:00 PM ET Northern Arizona at Arizona State Tickets
10:00 PM ET Citadel at Arizona Tickets
10:30 PM ET Virginia at No. 16 USC Tickets
10:30 PM ET No. 25 Stanford at UCLA
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10:30 PM ET Colorado State at Nevada Tickets