It’s Finally Game Day!/Open Thread

Oh my goodness, it’s finally here! Today should be a national holiday that rivals any other on the calendar. The OU/BYU game thread will be up around 5:00 this evening for you to post your thoughts before, during and after the game. In the meantime, here’s a rundown of the other conference games this weekend and a few of the national ones as well.

NCAAF Week One Big 12 Games

North Dakota State 17, Iowa State 34 – Quick, someone take a photo the Cyclones are a game up on everyone in the conference! Seems like I remember getting a bunch of emails from Bison fans saying that they were going to win that game.

 

Baylor at Wake ForestI have a lot of interest in this game because I have the Bears pegged as a bowl team this year and in order for that to happen they’ve got to be able to win games such as this.

 

Georgia at Oklahoma StateDefinitely the game of the week in the Big 12. This will go a long way in the ongoing Big 12 vs. SEC debates.

 

Missouri/Illinois – I’m very curious to see what the Tigers look like as they enter into a new era of football.

 

New Mexico at Texas A&M – Both teams only won four games last season and are looking for significant improvement this year. Someone’s going to get started on the wrong foot.

 

LA Monroe at TexasYawn!

 

North Dakota at Texas Tech – Captain Leach, please keep the score under 100.

 

Florida Atlantic at NebraskaThe Huskers should walk out of this with a win but not before being tested.

 

N Colorado at KansasYawn!

 

UMass at Kansas StateThe Wildcats aren’t a very good team, or at least at this time it appears that way. Keep an eye on this one.

 

Colorado State/Colorado (9/6) – The Buffs should win this game. The Buffs need to win this game.

When the dust settles this weekend the Big 12 should have a 12-0 record but there are some hinge games that could go either way and being the first weekend of action you just never know.

National Games Of Interest – Week One

San Jose State at USC – I have interest in this game for only one reason. The Trojans are starting a freshman at quarterback and while San Jose State shouldn’t be a treat to USC we might get an idea of how the offense is going to click under Matt Barkley.

 

Alabama at Virginia Tech – I have the Hokies picked to win the ACC and possibly be a BCS sleeper. A win over Bama would go a long way in making this a reality.

 

Miami (FL) at Florida StateThere will be tons of athletic ability on the field in this game but what I’m looking for is how well they’re coached. Oklahoma is just three weeks away from a road trip to Miami.

Do you have other thoughts? What are you looking for in today’s games? Let’s discuss!

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