Jacksonville State vs Georgia Tech, live stream 2017. Jacksonville State vs Georgia Tech Live Stream: College Football Online
Paul Johnson and company dominated Tennessee for much of the game, with unbelievable advantages in total yards (655-369), rushing yards (535-148), first downs (33-18) and time of possession (41:27-18:33) but fell out for two costly turnovers and two missed kicks for the double-overtime defeat. Marshall set an Atlantic Coast Conference record by a quarterback, rushing for 249 yards, and added two school marks with five rushing touchdowns and 44 carries. He oversaw an offense that ran 96 plays, rushing for 535 yards and finishing with 655 overall.
However, the take aways from Monday’s loss was TaQuon Marshall’s performance. Now Marshall gets to perform in a looser atmosphere when the Jackets host FCS Jacksonville State (1-0) on Saturday. He doesn’t expect to feel so jittery this time. Making the first start of his career, the junior quarterback posted 249 rushing yards, the most ever by a Georgia Tech or an ACC quarterback.He also made five rushing touchdowns and 44 carries.
I think I overthrew a couple of balls that could’ve made a difference in the game,” he said. ”Holding onto the ball, too, because I turned the ball over, and that really stumped us. The Gamecocks, one of the most successful teams in the FCS is coming off a 27-13 win over No. 12 UT-Chattanooga in the season opener.
Pittsburgh vs Penn State, live stream 2017. Pittsburgh Panthers vs. Penn State Nittany Lions: Odds, Football Betting Pick
On the day the Panthers outrushed Youngstown State 208-107, as running back Qadree Ollison ran 22 times for 91 yards and two touchdowns. Meanwhile, Browne, the transfer from USC making his first start for his new team, hit on 17 of 24 throws for 140 yards and one score. That said, Pittsburgh has two things going for it that the Zips did not: More raw talent, and a coach who is pretty good at figuring out a way to limit a key player’s role in an opposing offense’s gameplan. They’ll sell out to control Barkley, and that means the Panthers’ linebackers – veterans Oluwaseun Idowu and Elijah Zeise – will have to be sound both in the gaps and against the pass.
Pitt handed Penn State one of its three losses last season, a 42-39 decision at Heinz Field. The Panthers jumped out to a 28-7 lead that day and hung on from there to win the first meeting between these in-state rivals in 16 seasons. Penn State opened its season with a 52-0 romp over Akron, easily covering as a 30-point favorite. The Lions opened the scoring on DeAndre Thompkins’ 61-yard punt return midway through the first quarter, took a 35-0 lead into halftime and eased home from there. Pitt outrushed the Lions 341-74 and won time of possession by a 35-25 margin.
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Fresno State vs Alabama, live stream 2017. Fresno State vs. Alabama 2017: Game time, TV schedule, online stream, odds and preview
Saturday’s matchup between the Fresno State Bulldogs and Alabama Crimson Tide pit teams No. 96 and No. 1 in S&P+ against each other. The Bulldogs were able to jump up 13 spots after sitting at 109th in the preseason rankings. That tends to happen after you win 66-0. Sure, it was against Incarnate Word. Fresno State opened the Jeff Tedford era last week with a 66-0 victory over Incarnate Word (FCS), covering as a 35-point favorite. The Bulldogs led 17-0 after one quarter and 34-0 at the half, then scored 32 points in the third quarter alone and cruised home from there. But they were nothing if not efficient on offense. And pitching that kind of shutout will have you taking leaps like that.
Alabama, naturally, remained No. 1 after their dazzling performance against FSU. Their defense is currently 1st in S&P+, and the margin between them and 2nd place Michigan is 6.0. For reference, the gap between the 2nd-place Wolverines and 13th/14th-place Miami and Iowa is… 5.8. The Tide defense looked dominant against what was the 2nd-ranked team in S&P+ last week. That shouldn’t surprise you.In his season debut, the reigning SEC Offensive Player of the Year played well enough against a vaunted FSU defense. Hurts went 10-18 through the air for only 96 yards. A hearty amount came on a long TD pass to Calvin Ridley.
The Crimson Tide opened this season with a 24-7 victory over fellow national title contender Florida State, covering at -7. Alabama trailed the Seminoles 7-3 early in the second quarter but immediately retook the lead and shut down FSU from there, allowing just 65 yards of offense in the second half.
Oklahoma vs Ohio State, live stream 2017. College football picks, Week 2: Oklahoma, Ohio State face off in massive showdown
Four teams among the AP Top 25 will face off in primetime-worthy games on Saturday: No. 2 Ohio State vs. No. 5 Oklahoma; No. 3 Clemson vs. No. 13 Aubur; No. 6 USC vs. No. 14 Stanford; and No. 15 Georgia vs. No. 24 Notre Dame. That’s quite the slate. Stanford is coming off a bye week, has a running back in Bryce Love who has a career yard-per-carry average of 9.6 yards and a quarterback in Keller Chryst who seems to be a solid game manager. USC, on the other hand, had a subpar performance against Western Michigan — including quarterback Sam Darnold.
The matchup this Saturday has major College Football Playoff implications and gives the Sooners a chance to show that they are still a major power in College Football. If Oklahoma wins, they will likely roll through their Big 12 schedule and could even afford to drop a game or maybe even two in Big 12 play. If they lose this game, they will likely have much less margin for error and may not be able to take a loss in Big 12 play and still make the CFP.
If Ohio State wins, it will give them some margin for error in Big Ten play and they may not even have to win their conference to make the playoff once again. If they get upset by the Sooners and somehow lose this game, they will likely have to win the Big Ten outright to make the playoff. This means that the Oklahoma offensive line of Orlando Brown, Ben Powers, Erik Wren Dru Samia and Bobby Evans Jr. will have their hands full on Saturday.
Houston vs Arizona, live stream 2017. After hurricane-induced delay, Houston gets back to football vs. Arizona
Houston will be inspired to give good vibes to the suffering fans back home. However, there are a lot of unknowns about this particular Houston team. This is their first game of the year after Hurricane Harvey canceled their opener against UTSA, they have a new head coach, new quarterback, and a good amount of new faces on defense. Arizona will discover that the running game won’t come as easily against the Cougars as it did against NAU, and that completing a pass will be as unlikely as a hurricane in Tucson.
As of Friday, Applewhite hadn’t announced whether Kyle Postma or Kyle Allen would start at quarterback. Postma was the backup to Greg Ward and played considerably in the Cougars’ past two successful seasons. Allen is a former Texas A&M starter and big-time high school recruit who sat out last season as a redshirt. If you can’t tell by the score, I think UA barely wins this — like 50.10%-49.90%. If it weren’t for all the disruption the Cougars have had, I’d pick them to win but I feel they haven’t had a good opportunity to prepare for this game in the way they would want and it’ll likely show.
The university said nearly 70,000 pounds of relief goods filled the two big trucks. The school said Friday that while it could not accept more donations, people were urged to contribute through the Red Cross. Honestly, I feel like this game will come down to if Arizona can hold off the Cougar defensive line, no matter what the offensive scheme is. Will they be able to generate the holes that we saw against NAU? Probably not that often, but if they pop up, Arizona’s running/quarter backs will need to get through those holes immediately.
TCU vs Arkansas, live stream 2017. TCU at Arkansas: Prediction, pick, odds, TV channel, live stream, watch online
The key to this game will be the success or failure of quarterback Kenny Hill. The dual-threat gunslinger is dangerous on the ground, can stretch the field through the air and will have to be a star against a Razorbacks defense that’s only one game into their new 3-4 scheme. With both Arkansas and TCU coming off opening games against FCS teams that both resulted in complete demolitions of their opponents, this weekend’s clash is certainly the first true test of the season for both squads. The Horned Frogs need to put tremendous amount of stress on the thin Razorback secondary, neutralize a front seven that has some talented players and turn this into a shootout.
Beyond their running game, the Razorbacks will look to Austin Allen, their senior quarterback, to try and lead them to a 2-0 record from the get-go. He’s fresh off of a quality junior year in which he threw 25 touchdown passes (and 15 picks), and there’s no doubt that he wants to make sure his final season in Fayetteville is memorable for the right reasons. Don’t buy into the Arkansas defense under first-year coordinator Paul Rhoads. At least, not yet. Kenny Hill will stress them east-west with zone reads, then pick them apart deep when safeties move up to help out against the run.
However, if Arkansas is to take home this victory, they’re likely going to need a few lucky breaks, especially once you consider the makeup of TCU’s defense. Fortunately for Arkansas, it was revealed last week that some of their new guys like Chase Hayden could be solid contributors almost instantaneously, as he ran for 120 yards in his first game for the Hogs. Here’s what SB Nation’s Bill Connelly had to say about that unit in his season preview of the Horned Frogs:
Delaware vs Virginia Tech, live stream 2017. Virginia Tech Football: No. 18 Hokies Prepare for the Home Opener vs Delaware
VTScoop Analyst Matej Sis discusses three important keys to success he would like to see from Virginia Tech when they take on Delaware. While Virginia Tech is the heavily favored team at home, there are several facets of their football team they can improve by executing these three keys to the game. It was a group effort when the Hokies finished with 234 rushing yards in the opener against West Virginia, with quarterback Josh Jackson leading the way with 101 yards. Good things happen when #17 dials up #5. Phillips either made a big play, drew a flag or attracted a double team. This opens up the offense for Virginia Tech and is a major advantage they need to abuse.
The Hokies are coming off a neutral site win for the ages. After struggling in nationally televised games towards the end of Beamer’s tenure (especially at the cursed FedEx Field), Fuente and Co. broke the curse in a renewed rivalry against the Mountaineers. Despite the fact that Delaware is a solid team, they just don’t have as much talent as the Hokies. They don’t have a very strong quarterback, and the Hokies defense is coming off of a bad performance.
Usually, Bud Foster doesn’t turn in two of those type performances in a row. Expect the LPD to shut down the Blue Hens. Being around campus, this is certainly the most fired up I’ve seen the fan base in a long time. Not since the Tyrod Taylor era have people talked about the Hokies competing on the national stage.
Fresno State vs Alabama, live stream 2017. Fresno State vs. No. 1 Alabama | Is Tide eyeing KeeSean Johnson? Plus 3 more to watch
The Crimson Tide are on a 65-game winning streak against unranked opponents that dates to 2007, have won 27 games in a row against nonconference opponents and are 10-0 under coach Nick Saban in home openers with an average margin of victory of 32.8 points. Saturday’s matchup between the Fresno State Bulldogs and Alabama Crimson Tide pit teams No. 96 and No. 1 in S&P+ against each other. The Bulldogs were able to jump up 13 spots after sitting at 109th in the preseason rankings. That tends to happen after you win 66-0. Sure, it was against Incarnate Word.
On the night Fresno State outgained the Cardinals 613-148, as quarterback Chason Virgil hit on 16 of 29 throws for 246 yards, connecting with wide receiver KeeSean Johnson seven times for 120 yards. Meanwhile, the Bulldogs defense held the IW offense to 2.6 yards per play and minus-7 rushing yards, and recorded two safeties. But its defense under coordinator Orlondo Steinauer can give opponents a variety of looks and in doing so could induce some mistakes up front by the Alabama line.
Fresno State returned 16 starters this season from a team that went 1-11 last year. But that team also lost five games in which it led in the fourth quarter. In fact, the Bulldogs are 7-2-1 ATS over their last 10 games. The Bulldogs’ Johnson is one of 18 players in the nation with a streak of at least 23 consecutive games with a reception including teammate Jamire Jordan, who has a catch in 25 in a row.
Charlotte vs Kansas State, live stream 2017. Charlotte at Kansas State preview: keys to the game, prediction
Charlotte vs Kansas State Live
This is a mismatch. K-State is coming off a 55-19 victory over Central Arkansas, while Charlotte lost its first game to Eastern Michigan 24-7. Bill Snyder has been coaching the Wildcats (26 years) much longer than the 49ers have played football (five years). For K-State, this game is all about staying healthy and moving to 2-0. Last week was a tough FCS opponent. Tomorrow is the real cupcake. But you can bet Bill Snyder’s not overlooking them, as a couple of Wildcats are coming home. This is the easiest game on K-State’s schedule. As long as the Wildcats take the 49ers seriously, which they should do considering who their coach is, the rout should be on by halftime.
Kansas State (1-0, 0-0 Big 12, 19/19) hosts the North Carolina-Charlotte 49ers (0-1, 0-0 CUSA). This is the first meeting between the two schools, which shouldn’t be a surprise since Charlotte’s been playing football for about 20 minutes. The 49ers began their program in 2013 as an FCS program, immediately announcing their intention to move up to FBS. After two years in FCS and one transitional year, this is Charlotte’s second season as a full-fledged FBS program. Linebacker Jeff Gemmell did a little bit of everything in the 49ers first game. He made 14 tackles, including two for loss, and consistently got pressure on the quarterback.
Charlotte, of course, has major ties to K-State. Dominique Heath and Mitch Lochbihler are both natives of the Charlotte area, and starting 49er wide receiver T.L. Ford II was originally a K-State commit before signing with Charlotte. But most importantly, 49er head coach Brad Lambert and defensive coordinator Matt Wallerstedt were teammates at K-State in the mid-1980s.
Louisville vs North Carolina, live stream 2017. Louisville vs. North Carolina: The Game Before The Big Game
This Saturday, the Louisville Cardinals will head to Chapel Hill to take on the North Carolina Tar Heels. Under normal circumstances, this might be one of the more heavily anticipated matchups of the season. A road conference game, against a Coastal team we don’t see every year, who won 8 games last year. The Cardinals will play their first true road game of the season, traveling to face the Tar Heels at Kenan Stadium for the first time since 2011 — a 14-7 loss under former head coach Charlie Strong.
Junior quarterback Lamar Jackson accounted for 485 yards of total offense and two touchdowns as the Cardinals defeated Purdue 35-28 at Lucas Oil Stadium on Saturday night. The No. 17 Louisville Cardinals (1-0) open the ACC season in Chapel Hill on Saturday against the North Carolina Tar Heels (0-1). While the Cardinals come to town as double-digit favorites and led by a Heisman winner, the Heels are definitely not scared.
The season’s first great bulletin board material was provided by UNC’s Andre Smith. This week the junior linebacker said, “We definitely don’t want it to be the Lamar Jackson show… He’s not going to beat us. We’re just going to stop anything that he tries to do. The added pressure Jackson causes will balloon the rushing numbers and further exacerbate the big play mistakes in the secondary with everyone’s eyes in the backfield watching the speedy quarterback in case he takes off.