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Yay for bye weeks!

Scott Halleran

And it's Thursday night.  The time of the week when major college football starts back up, and we all prepare to sit in silence, drinking, and posting on a blog while we watch.

Tonight features what should be an absolute bloodbath between #18 ECU and a horrific UConn squad, as well as a more even matched and potentially interesting ACC matchup between VA Tech and Miami.

Around the Big 12 we have to compelling matchups as the surging Longhorns head to Manhattan to attempt and play spoiler for the playoff-minded KSU Snydercats.  In the best conference game of the weekend, we see WVU travel to OSU in a match up that should really be a bit of a litmus test as to whose these respective squads are at this juncture.  OSU seems to be trending down, and WVU is obviously trending up, looking the part of a Big 12 title contender.  TCU will be inserting its fist so far up Tech's anus that Gary Patterson will pick the Swag out of Kliff Kingsbury's teeth.

Nationally, we only have two matchups featuring a pair of ranked teams as LSU and Ole Miss square off in a nightmare game for SEC haters as Ole Miss will likely stay in the Top 5 with a loss, while LSU would be thrown back into the Top 10 because SECSECSEC.  So go Fighting Admiral Ackbars.  The other is another chance to see if a surprising Utah squad is for real as they take on the "ok, maybe we aren't going to suck this year" USC Trojans.

Sit down, grab a cold one, and as always, GO STATE!

Thu, Oct. 23, 2014 Time (ET) TV
Connecticut @ (18) East Carolina 7:00 PM ESPNU
Miami (FL) @ Virginia Tech 8:00 PM ESPN
Fri, Oct. 24, 2014 Time (ET) TV
South Florida @ Cincinnati 7:00 PM ESPN2
Troy @ South Alabama 7:30 PM ESPNU
Brigham Young @ Boise State 9:00 PM ESPN
(6) Oregon @ California 10:00 PM FS1
Sat, Oct. 25, 2014 Time (ET) TV
UAB @ Arkansas 12:00 PM SECN
Minnesota @ Illinois 12:00 PM ESPNU
Texas @ (11) Kansas State 12:00 PM ESPN
Rutgers @ (16) Nebraska 12:00 PM ESPN2
Maryland @ Wisconsin 12:00 PM BTN/BTN2
North Texas @ Rice 12:00 PM FSN
Memphis @ Southern Methodist 12:00 PM ESPNN
North Carolina @ Virginia 12:30 PM ESPN3/ESPNGP
San Jose State @ Navy 1:00 PM CBSS
Northern Illinois @ Eastern Michigan 1:00 PM ESPN3
(25) UCLA @ Colorado 2:00 PM PACN
Akron @ Ball State 2:00 PM ESPN3
Massachusetts @ Toledo 2:00 PM ESPN3/ESPNGP
Ohio @ Western Michigan 2:00 PM ESPN3
Georgia Southern @ Georgia State 2:00 PM ESPN3
Kent State @ Miami (OH) 2:30 PM ESPN3
(1) Mississippi State @ Kentucky 3:30 PM CBS
Michigan @ (8) Michigan State 3:30 PM ABC/ESPN3
Georgia Tech @ Pittsburgh 3:30 PM ESPNU
Boston College @ Wake Forest 3:30 PM ESPN3/ESPNGP
(22) West Virginia @ Oklahoma State 3:30 PM ESPN
Texas Tech @ (10) TCU 3:30 PM FOX
Oregon State @ Stanford 3:30 PM ESPN2
Florida Atlantic @ (23) Marshall 3:30 PM FS1
Louisiana Tech @ Southern Miss 3:30 PM AMSN
Central Michigan @ Buffalo 3:30 PM ESPN3
Vanderbilt @ Missouri 4:00 PM SECN
Old Dominion @ Western Kentucky 4:00 PM
UNLV @ Utah State 4:00 PM ESPNN
Temple @ UCF 5:00 PM CBSS
(15) Arizona @ Washington State 6:00 PM PACN
Syracuse @ (21) Clemson 7:00 PM ESPNU
UTEP @ Texas-San Antonio 7:00 PM AMSN
Wyoming @ Colorado State 7:00 PM ROOT
Texas State @ Louisiana-Monroe 7:00 PM ESPN3/ESPNGP
(3) Mississippi @ (24) LSU 7:15 PM ESPN
(4) Alabama @ Tennessee 7:30 PM ESPN2
South Carolina @ (5) Auburn 7:30 PM SECN
(13) Ohio State @ Penn State 8:00 PM ABC
(20) USC @ (19) Utah 10:00 PM FS1
(14) Arizona State @ Washington 10:45 PM ESPN
Nevada @ Hawaii 11:59 PM OCPV