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7:07 p.m.: Marshall held on for a 17-7 upset win against No. 23 Appalachian State. Brenden Knox had 28 carries for 138 yards and a touchdown to lead Marshall and quarterback Grant Wells threw for 163 yards and had six rushes for 43 yards and a touchdown.
6:48 p.m.: Appalachian State’s drive stalled and the No. 23 Mountaineers settled for a field goal attempt, looking to pull within a score of Marshall. However, Chandler Staton missed from 26 yards out and Marshall retained a 17-7 lead with 2:54 left in the fourth quarter.
6:25 p.m.: There’s a potential upset in the making. Marshall heads into the fourth quarter with a 17-7 lead against No. 23 Appalachian State. Marshall’s Brenden Knox has 21 carries for 123 yards and a touchdown so far.
5:44 p.m.: No. 7 Notre Dame finished off a 52-0 win against South Florida. Ian Book was 12-for-19 passing for 143 yards and ran for three touchdowns to lead the Fighting Irish. Notre Dame (2-0) is scheduled to hit the road for the first time this season when it travels to Wake Forest next week. Meanwhile, No. 1 Clemson leads The Citadel 49-0 at halftime.
5:14 p.m.: Georgia Tech got a much-needed score just before halftime. Quarterback Jeff Sims drove the Yellow Jackets down the field and hit Jahmyr Gibbs for a 9-yard touchdown with 1:14 left in the second quarter. No. 14 UCF leads 28-14 at halftime.
4:50 p.m.: Just a reminder that we’re going to keep this thing rolling all day. Matt Wenzel will take over shortly and guide you through the rest of the day. Miami-Louisville is the big matchup tonight. Should be competitive.
4:41 p.m.: OK, we’ve got four games involving ranked teams going right now. Here’s where they stand:
No. 7 Notre Dame 35, South Florida 0
No. 14 UCF 14, Georgia Tech 7
No. 23 Appalachian State 7, Marshall 7
No. 1 Clemson 21, Citadel 0
4:10 p.m.: Check out this Appalachian State touchdown:
The No. 23 Mountaineers are tied with Marshall.
Elsewhere, Notre Dame is all over South Florida at half, 35-0. It’s a far cry from the previous meeting between the schools, a USF upset. UCF and Georgia Tech are tied at 7. Top-ranked Clemson is on the board against The Citadel, up 7-0 early.
3:44 p.m.: The Ragin’ Cajuns win! Louisiana responds to Georgia State’s overtime field goal with a touchdown. After appearing in the rankings for the first time in 77 years, Louisiana will stay there for at least one more week.
The 3:30 games are underway, headlined by No. 14 UCF at Georgia Tech (Yellow Jackets lead 7-0) and No. 23 Appalachian State at Marshall.
3:33 p.m.: We’ve got our second overtime game of the season. Louisiana, ranked No. 19, and Georgia State are headed to overtime tied at 28. That one is on ESPN2.
Notre Dame leads South Florida 28-0 in the first half.
3:30 p.m.: Navy, down 24-0, came all the way back against Tulane. Navy hit a field goal as time expired to win 27-24. Incredible, especially after Navy’s blowout loss in the opener. Put differently: Navy lost its first six quarters of 2020 football 79-3. It won its final two 27-0 and is now 1-1.
Elsewhere, Oklahoma State survived Tulsa’s upset bid, wins 16-7.
Louisiana and Georgia State still tied in the final minutes.
2:55 p.m.: The snap was good. So was the hold. But Tulsa’s game-tying field goal was no good. And that came after some costly penalties when it looked like Tulsa was going to score a touchdown. And So Oklahoma State gets the ball back. Meanwhile, Louisiana has taken a 28-21 lead over Georgia State.
Elsewhere, Cincinnati all over Austin Peay. BC up 26-6 over Duke. Navy has erased a 24-0 deficit to tie the game at 24 against Tulane. And Pitt is up 21-10 on Syracuse. This happened in that game, by the way:
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3:17 p.m.: Tulsa is sacked on 4th and 24 from deep inside its own territory. With two minutes left, Oklahoma State takes over inside the Tulsa 5. Tulsa would have been better off it were called a safety. Cowboys in prime position to avoid the upset.
The game to watch now is on ESPN2, where Georgia State and Louisiana are tied at 28 halfway through the fourth quarter.
2:48 p.m.: Tulsa driving with a chance to at least tie the game against Oklahoma State. Georgia State and Louisiana now tied at 21. Both worth watching. And Notre Dame, ranked seventh in the country, is underway against South Florida on USA. The Irish lead 7-0.
2:35 p.m.: Oklahoma State has now used as many quarterbacks as it has points scored: three. But true freshman Shane Illingworth completes his first three pass attempts to cover 68 yards. On the next play, the first of the fourth quarter, the Cowboys cross the goal to take the lead, 10-3.
Meanwhile, Louisiana still trails Georgia State, 21-14, but the Ragin’ Cajuns have the ball near midfield. Still 5:18 left in the third in that one.
And here’s another story that recently dropped on our Spartans’ page, from Matt Wenzel: 5 thoughts on Michigan State football’s new 2020 schedule
2:06 p.m.: OK, folks, things are starting to get very interesting in this early slate. Oklahoma State still trails Tulsa, 7-3, midway through the third quarter. A couple of notable stats: Tulsa had 14 sacks all of last season. It has six already today. The last time Oklahoma State didn’t reach the end zone in the first half against a non-power-conference team: 2001. Cowboys still looking for their first touchdown today.
Second half about to get underway in the Georgia State-Louisiana game as well, with Georgia State leading.
Some more MLive content for you as well, this one from Aaron McMann: Kwity Paye pokes Ohio State’s ‘easy’ schedule, and Urban Meyer agrees
1:32 p.m.: Louisiana (a 15.5-point favorite) isn’t the only big favorite in trouble. Oklahoma State, ranked No. 11 and a whopping 23.5-point favorite over visiting Tulsa today, trails at the half 7-3. Cowboys offense has been held in check.
1:26 p.m.: In case you missed it early from our Ryan Zuke: Linebacker Casey Phinney flips commitment from Michigan to Boston College
Boston College, by the way, leads Duke at the half 7-6.
1:13 p.m.: What is college football without snark? Navy, which dropped its opener against BYU 55-3, is down 17-0 early against Tulane. It prompted this joke from the Reddit college football Twitter account: “You’d think Navy would have an easier time with Waves.”
Also, No. 13 Cincinnati is up 28-3 at halftime against Austin Peay. That’s not surprising, given Austin Peay is an 0-2 FCS program. What is notable is that ESPN’s Pat McAfee picked Cincinnati to make the playoff. While making his prediction he used the phrase “the state of Cincinnati,” but so be it.
12:50 p.m.: Louisiana, fresh off a 31-14 pummeling of then-ranked Iowa State, visits Georgia State today. The Ragin’ Cajuns trail thanks to this touchdown:
Matt Brown of The Athletic notes that the last time Louisiana was ranked it tied against Arkansas-Monticello (then Arkansas A&M) — the Boll Weevils! — and dropped from the polls the next week. Louisiana remained unranked for 77 years.
Georgia State, by the way, beat Tennessee to open last season.
12:34 p.m.: Here’s a sampling of some signs, displayed virtually, on ESPN’s College GameDay this morning. Multiple references to Michigan.
12:31 p.m.: We’ve got plenty of content already from this morning’s Big Ten football schedule release. Here’s a sampling:
Michigan fixes schedule so Ohio State and Michigan State visit opposite years
Michigan’s Jim Harbaugh on ESPN: ‘Lot of juice’ in practice this week
Urban Meyer: Michigan QB Joe Milton a ‘Cam Newton lookalike’
More to come.
12:21 p.m.: Not a ton of exciting matchups going right now — that’s 2020, for ya — but here’s what we’ve got (home team listed first): Oklahoma State-Tulsa (ESPN), Cincinnati-Austin Peay (ESPN+), Georgia State-Louisiana (ESPN2), Pittsburgh-Syracuse (ACCN), Western Kentucky-Liberty (ESPNU), Tulane-Navy (ABC), Duke-Boston College (ESPN3).
Noon: Bill Murray, legendary actor, is the celebrity guest picker on ESPN’s College GameDay, which is live from inside Louisville’s Cardinal Stadium in anticipation of the Louisville-Miami game tonight. Murray’s son Luke is an assistant coach with the Louisville men’s basketball team.
Murray, swinging from a hammock chair, unsurprisingly picked the Cardinals. The ESPN analysts were split 2-2, with Lee Corso donning duck headgear to represent Miami’s mascot.
11:00 a.m. ET: The second major Saturday of the college football season is upon us. Before we get to today’s games, let’s look ahead. The Big Ten released its schedule earlier this morning, with the first games on Oct. 24. Here’s a link to the entire thing. Here’s Michigan’s schedule (the Wolverines visit Ohio State on Dec. 12, the final day of the regular season). And here’s Michigan State’s (the Spartans visit the Wolverines on Oct. 31.
Today’s games start at noon ET. No. 11 Oklahoma State, No. 13 Cincinnati, No. 19 Louisiana, and No. 25 Pittsburgh are the ranked teams in action during that time slot. In the meantime, stay here for updates from ESPN’s College GameDay.
Later, No. 7 Notre Dame hosts South Florida (2:30). Top-ranked Clemson hosts The Citadel (really, Clemson?) at 4:00. The key primetime game is the only one involving two ranked teams: No. 17 Miami at No. 18 Louisville (7:30, ABC).
Several games that were initially scheduled for today were postponed or canceled, including a ranked matchup between BYU and Army and the Houston-Baylor showdown.
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