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WAKE UP! It is Game Day! College Footbal Morning Open Thread

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CFB is about to get real all across the nation today.

The 'Ville is 0-2 vs FSU since joining the ACC.
The 'Ville is 0-2 vs FSU since joining the ACC.
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There are a few appetizers to help you shake the cobwebs out of your head.

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Florida State at Louisville 11am/noon ABCABC- The Cardinals are 2-12 all time against the 'Noles. Their only W's came in a wild overtime game in 2002 and their first meeting in 1952. QB Lamar Jackson hopes to change that trend against Heisman hopeful RB Dalvin Cook. This game has big ACC and national implications.

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Ohio at Tennessee 11am/noon SECN- This is a warm-up game for the Vols' big game with Florida next Saturday.
Vanderbilt at Georgia Tech 11:30/12:30 local TV - This might actually be an entertaining match-up: Vandy's improved defense vs. GT's flexbone option. Former Bama commit Justin Thomas (Saban and most everyone else in the nation wanted him to be a DB) quarterbacks the Yeller Jackets. Electric RB Ralph Webb leads the 'Dores offense.

NATIONAL GAMES OF INTEREST:

North Dakota State at Iowa 11am/noon ESPN2 - NDSU has won 5 straight vs FBS. Might Iowa be victim #6?
Miami at Appalachian State 11am/noon ESPN ESPN - The U is ranked for the first time since 2013. It might be short-lived.

THE DREGS:

(all times are 11am/noon)

Iowa State at TCU 12:00 PM FS1
Akron at Marshall 12:00 PM CBSSN
New Mexico at Rutgers 12:00 PM ESPNews
Middle Tennessee at Bowling Green 12:00 PM espn3
South Carolina State at Clemson 12:00 PM FoxSpSouth
Temple at Penn State 12:00 PM BTN
Kansas at Memphis 12:00 PM ESPNU
Georgia State at Wisconsin 12:00 PM BTN

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ROLL TIDE!