Mississippi State vs Kansas State

Mississippi State vs Kansas State Live Stream Online Watch Mississippi State vs Kansas State,  Live Game NCAAF College FootBall On 4k TVMississippi State vs Kansas State – Live Game NCAAF College FootBall On 4k TV The Mississippi State Bulldogs get their first true test when they travel to Manhattan, Kansas, to face the Kansas State Wildcats at noon Our college football experts predict, pick and preview the Mississippi State Bulldogs vs. Kansas State Wildcats game, with kickoff time.

Maroon and White Nation’s official podcast is back. The Maroon and White Audible is here to take a look at the most recent upcoming Mississippi State Bulldogs game and news. On this particular episode, Ethan Lee takes a look at key storylines in Mississippi State football’s game against Kansas State.

Also on this episode is a group of previews and predictions for almost every single upcoming SEC football game this weekend. There’s a couple of interesting games and then some rather uninspiring matchups that really don’t mean much.

Let’s talk about them anyway! Which SEC football games are actually interesting this week? Are there any games that are actually intriguing and notable and should be kept up with this weekend? Or should MSU fans only focus on the Bulldogs’ game this weekend? Speaking of MSU football: what about the Mississippi State football game against Kansas State? What’s going on with that game? Which storylines should Mississippi State fans try to follow this weekend?

The most recent episode of this Mississippi State podcast, the Maroon and White Audible, is here to discuss that. Follow along with MaWA on iTunes or Google Play Music. You can also find every episode of the Maroon and White Audible on Spreaker.

Sound the alarms because we now know what the Mississippi State football team will be wearing on the field against the Kansas State Wildcats! In a video tweeted out by the official Mississippi State football twitter account, @HailStateFb, the Bulldogs showed off the uniforms that they’ll be wearing against the Wildcats tomorrow afternoon.

Since the Bulldogs are on the road for this weekend, the uniforms are not the same ones that we saw in Davis Wade Stadium against Stephen F. Austin last week. However, these uniforms still look really sharp.
The Wildcats will take on the Mississippi State Bulldogs at 11 a.m. Saturday at Bill Snyder Family Stadium a week after surviving their opener against South Dakota, an opponent some K-State players admitted they overlooked with a ranked foe up next on the schedule.

The No. 18 Bulldogs are the first ranked nonconference opponent to come to town since Auburn in 2014 and the second since Southern California in 2002. It should be an electric atmosphere in Manhattan. This is without a doubt K-State’s biggest nonconference game of the season. Kansas State doesn’t play as a home dog often, but when it does, it usually goes well for those who bet the Wildcats.

Going back to 2011, Kansas State is 9-3 against the spread when getting points at home. The Wildcats are getting points on the college football betting lines for Saturday afternoon’s meeting with Mississippi State.
MSU opened its 2018 season and the post-Dan Mullen era with a 63-6 drubbing of Stephen F. Austin on Saturday in Starkville.

Playing without suspended quarterback Nick Fitzgerald, the Bulldogs scored a touchdown on their first play from scrimmage, led 21-0 after one quarter and 35-3 at the half. They then tacked on four scores in the second half on their way to covering the spread as 47-point favorites.

On the night, Mississippi State outgained the Lumberjacks 618-254, and most of SFA’s yardage came in garbage time in the second half. Bulldogs replacement quarterback Keytaon Thompson threw for 364 yards and five touchdowns and ran for 109 yards and two more scores, while the MSU defense allowed just a pair of field goals.

Fitzgerald, who threw 15 touchdown passes last year and ran for 14 scores, is expected to return to his starting role this week. KSU opened its season on Saturday with a 27-24 victory over upstart South Dakota State. The Wildcats trailed the Coyotes at the half 24-12 but won the second half 15-0 to avoid the upset.

For the game, Kansas State outrushed South Dakota State 256-77 and ground out a 38-22 advantage in time of possession. But four Wildcats turnovers and 129 yards worth of penalties hampered their effort all night.

Boise State vs UConn

Boise State had a tough time being consistent rushing last season and, against a good Troy front, got little going last week (67 yards apart from QB Chase Cord’s 44-yard TD). But the line is more experienced, and running back Alexander Mattison is healthy.

Saturday could provide some relief — UConn may start four freshmen on the line and allowed 296 yards on the ground to UCF on Aug. 30.

“There’s always stuff we can work on,” Boise State guard John Molchon said. “I know there were a couple penalties that hurt that yardage. We always want to increase that statistic.”

Advantage: Boise State

When the Broncos pass the ball

Let’s put it simply — Brett Rypien dreams of matchups like this. The Broncos, coming off a 305-yard, four-TD performance from their senior quarterback, are coming in hot. UConn was torched by a veteran quarterback in its opener and could start a defense entirely comprised of freshmen and sophomores.

The Huskies allowed 356 yards and five TDs to UCF’s McKenzie Milton. No team allowed more passing touchdowns last season. Boise State, even minus starter Octavius Evans, answered some doubts with five receivers having multiple catches or a touchdown against Troy.

”I think it’s more fun that way. I think it makes us more difficult to defend,” Boise State coach Bryan Harsin said.

Advantage: Boise State

When the Huskies run the ball

With a mobile quarterback, UConn started well with 220 yards rushing on 46 attempts. Running backs accounted for 63 yards on 24 carries. But the Huskies will not be meeting an easy test Saturday in the Broncos, who allowed 124 yards in the opener and were 17th against the run last season. If senior defensive tackle David Moa returns, that’s an even tougher road for UConn.

“They may not have scored the points to show it … but we are taking them as a serious threat,” junior nose tackle Sonatane Lui said.

Advantage: Boise State

When the Huskies pass the ball

Having a scrambling quarterback can frustrate a rush defense, and buy time to get receivers open. QB David Pindell had a solid start to the season, completing 65.9 percent of his passes with a touchdown and an interception. Six receivers had multiple catches.

Boise State had five sacks at Troy, while UConn did not allow one against UCF. The Broncos’ pass defense was decent, as Troy completed 70.6 percent of its passes, though they got an interception. The Broncos could be without multiple starters, which could help UConn.

“He’s got some style,” Boise State senior quarterback Tyler Horton said of Pindell. “At the same time, their receiving corps, they were out there making plays, on the same page. When he’s scrambling, they’re moving.”

Advantage: Push

Special teams

Boise State has a veteran group, but it struggled in the opener, dropping two punts, missing a field goal and being subpar punting to the Trojans. Sophomore punt returner Avery Williams may not go, so CT Thomas, Khalil Shakir and Akilian Butler could factor there.

“One area I wasn’t very pleased with was our special teams,” Harsin said.

UConn was below average in most special teams units last season but has made its lone field goal attempt. Kickoff returner Keyion Dixon averaged 25.2 yards per return. Special teams is a focus for the Broncos this week, so a turnaround wouldn’t be a shock.

Advantage: Boise State

PLAYERS TO WATCH

BOISE STATE

Durrant Miles, DE

One game in, and the 6-foot-5, 261-pound senior gives offenses even more to worry about in addition to the STUD ends. Miles had two sacks at Troy, matching his total from all of last season, the second creating a fumble that Tyler Horton returned for a touchdown.

“Durrant had a huge offseason. … We’re excited about what he’s doing,” Boise State defensive coordinator Andy Avalos said.

Jalen Walker, CB

Ready at a moment’s notice, Walker stepped in and played well in the Las Vegas Bowl when Horton was hurt. At Troy, he recovered a fumble, broke up a pass and had three tackles as the No. 3 corner. If Avery Williams’ elbow keeps him out, Walker will play a much larger role Saturday.

“He’s been working hard, preparing, he had a good training camp,” cornerbacks coach Jeff Popovich said. “We’re looking forward to seeing him play if we’re counting on him on an every-snap basis.”

Sean Modster, WR

Before the Troy game, the senior’s best game was an 82-yard performance against BYU on Oct. 6, 2016. He more than doubled that with 167 yards on seven catches, scoring twice. Against a porous pass defense, he could have another big day.

“Looking back at it, I did a pretty good job contributing to the team, and it feels good I was able to,” Modster said. “… Hope that continues.”

UCONN

Kyle Buss, WR

He had just one catch last season, but the former walk-on, who went on scholarship in the spring, had a big start to his senior season. Buss had seven catches for 113 yards in the opener Aug. 30.

“He can make plays,” Harsin said.

A transfer from Robert Morris, an FCS school, Buss had 742 yards as a redshirt freshman in 2015 before taking 2016 off to take care of his sick mother.

David Pindell, QB

The senior likely will provide the UConn offense’s biggest challenge to the Broncos, a dual threat coming off a big game against UCF. Pindell threw for 266 yards and rushed for 157 yards, scoring a touchdown on the ground and throwing for another.

“He does a great job of extending plays,” Avalos said. “Don’t get me wrong either, he can throw the ball … There are some things on their film that are definitely going to pose some challenges for us.”

 

Tyler Coyle, S

With 10 tackles against UCF, Coyle is the Huskies’ leading tackler. Despite being just a sophomore, he also is one of the team’s most experienced players, starting nine games last season and leading the team with two interceptions. Coming off a blowout loss, the defense has ratcheted up the intensity.

“Practice reps now are — they’re outrageous,” Coyle told the Hartford Courant. “But we can handle them.”

Stanford vs USC

Stanford vs USC Live Stream Free Trojans vs Cardinal NCAAF Game Watch TV InfoThe Stanford–USC football rivalry is an American college football rivalry between the Stanford Cardinal and the USC Trojans, both members of the Pac-12 Conference and the only private schools in the conference. The two teams first played in 1905 and have met nearly every year since 1919 …

For the fifth consecutive season, USC and Stanford are opening Pac-12 play against each other in September. Because of each program’s place among its peers in the Pac-12, this early-season showdown between old rivals sets the stage and the terms for the Pac-12 title race.

Stanford has been the class of the Pac-12 North, appearing in four of the last six conference title games and claiming three titles. USC has been to the conference championship game twice in the last three years, losing in 2015 to Stanford then taking down the Cardinal with a goal line stand to win its first Pac-12 championship since 2008 last year.

While USC was down, Stanford took big steps forward. Now, both programs are at the top of their league and competing for championships and College Football Playoff spots. USC-Stanford may not come to mind as one of the best rivalries in the sport, but in 2018 it’s certainly one of the most significant games that will be played all year.

Stanford: Star running back Bryce Love was bottled by San Diego State last week, limited to 29 yards on 18 carries. Much of that is a credit to Aztecs coach Rocky Long and his team’s preparation, but it also served as a preview of what Stanford’s offense might face all season.

Because of Love’s explosiveness, teams may stack and the box and crowd the line of scrimmage, often at the expense of covering the Cardinal’s wide receivers. J.J. Arcega-Whiteside (6 catches, 226 receiving yards, 3 touchdowns) has quickly proven to be one of the top playmakers in the league already, so as long as he and K.J. Costello are in sync, then Stanford’s offense has the perfect counter to teams selling out against the run. It’s hard to imagine Love not having a bounce back performance, but last week proved they don’t need Love to be the star in order to win.

USC: The J.T. Daniels era got off to a rocky start, but once Daniels settled down and started connecting with high school teammate Amon-Ra St. Brown, the Trojans offense started to flash their potential for 2018 and beyond.

The fact that Daniels’ first road start is against one of the top teams in the conference isn’t ideal, but Clay Helton was more than aware of the schedule when named the true freshman the starter and more than confident he has the tools to succeed in this spot.
The defense needs to establish the pass rush early for USC to have a chance, but it won’t be enough.

The game against UNLV last week was great win for USC, but an expected one nonetheless. A rematch of last season’s nerve-racking Pac-12 Title game will be the first true test for freshman JT Daniels—one where can ill-afford to make freshman mistakes. Now this doesn’t mean Stanford’s defense is one to fear, but Daniels is going to have to keep the Trojans on pace with Stanford’s explosive offense.

Even though early Heisman candidate did relatively nothing in first game this season, 18 carries for 29 yards, he had two excellent outings against the Trojans last season combining for 285 yards and two touchdowns. It would be poor preparation for USC to not expect the real Bryce Love to show up in this critical early season matchup.

With JJ Arcega-Whiteside laying early claim to the Biletnikoff Award and KJ Costello on the rise, Stanford will give this Trojan defense all they can handle—I expect it to be too much for them.

This isn’t the same Trojan team that narrowly beat the Cardinal in early-December, but this is the same Stanford squad. Expect the offense to struggle in USC’s first loss of the season as Stanford explodes 31-16 on a young Trojan team.

Each team has won the game but not its division.Each team has started a quarterback who would eventually get benched.But one measure is undefeated in the September showdowns: The team that runs for more yards is 5-0.

Home or road, favorite or underdog, Sam Darnold or Kevin Hogan, Christian McCaffrey or Buck Allen, Bryce Love or Ronald Jones — win the ground game, and you win the game.

In its three victories, Stanford has out-rushed USC by 401 yards.In its two victories, USC has out-rushed Stanford by 165.

 

 

Williams vs Osaka

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Despite all the parallels — and there are plenty — Naomi Osaka’s coach, Sascha Bajin, insists that he and Osaka hardly ever talk about Serena Williams.

“No, no, no,” he said very late on Thursday night as we spoke on the edge of the court at Arthur Ashe Stadium. “We focus on other stuff. We joke about other stuff.”

Bajin, a tall, lean German who was Williams’s hitting partner for eight years, then paused for effect and grinned.

“But obviously, tomorrow we might talk a little bit more about her,” he said.

That is because the career paths of Osaka and Williams are about to cross at the summit on Saturday in the United States Open final.

You could say that there’s an experience gap in the US Open Women’s Final on Saturday. The 36-year-old Serena Williams will face off against the 20-year-old Naomi Osaka, who is the first Japanese woman to make it to the US Open finals in the Open era. It’s Williams’ 31st Grand Slam final, and she’s trying for her 24th Grand Slam. Should she win Saturday, it would tie Margaret Court’s record set in 1973.

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It’s a huge match with a lot on the line, but Osaka hasn’t shown signs of sweating it. She’s just happy to be playing against her idol. Both players have played dominant tennis to this point, having dropped just one set apiece (coincidentally, both came in the Round of 16). Williams defeated Anastasija Sevastova on Thursday to advance, while Osaka beat Madison Keys to move on.

Osaka and Williams played in March at the Miami Open, with Osaka winning in straight sets. That was Williams’ second tournament back from having a baby last year. In this tournament, Williams has shown more of her old athleticism — she dominated Sevastova at the net — plus she’s shown the overpowering serve that we’ve come to expect from her. This is the second time she’s been a match away from No. 24 since her return, having lost at Wimbledon in the finals to Angelique Kerber last month.Williams was a bit shaky at the start of her US Open semifinal. For all of six minutes.

That’s how long it took her to drop the opening two games on Friday (AEST).

Williams spent the next hour playing flawlessly, particularly up at the net, grabbing 12 of 13 games to beat No. 19 seed Anastasija Sevastova of Latvia 6-3, 6-0 and reach her ninth final at Flushing Meadows and 31st at all Grand Slam tournaments.

“I’ve been working hard on my volleys. I have won a few doubles championships, so I know how to volley,” Williams said with a laugh, before adding this punch line: “I just usually come in only to shake hands.”

With one more victory, Williams will earn her seventh US Open championship and her 24th major singles trophy, equaling Margaret Court for the most in tennis history. Williams already owns the mark for the most in the half-century professional era; Court won some of hers against amateur competition.

Williams will face No. 20 seed Naomi Osaka, a 20-year-old who is the first Japanese woman to reach a Grand Slam final.

Osaka saved all 13 break points she faced Thursday and defeated 2017 runner-up Madison Keys 6-2, 6-4.

Asked during her on-court interview how she managed to stave off all of those break chances, Osaka replied with a laugh, “This is going to sound really bad, but I was just thinking, ‘I really want to play Serena.”’ Why?

“Because she’s Serena,” Osaka said. “Like, what do you mean?”

Williams had lost in the semifinals in her previous two trips to New York – against Roberta Vinci in 2015 while bidding for a calendar-year Grand Slam, and against Karolina Pliskova in 2016.

A year ago, Williams missed the U.S. Open because she gave birth to her daughter, Olympia, during the tournament. She then dealt with complications related to blood clots.

The American returned to the tour in February and to Grand Slam action at the French Open in May, when she had to withdraw from the field with an injured chest muscle. At her second major back, Wimbledon, she was the runner-up. Now comes a chance to take a title and become, a few weeks shy of turning 37, the oldest woman to win a Slam in singles.

“It’s honestly really incredible. A year ago, I was fighting for, literally, my life at the hospital after I had the baby,” Williams said, her voice wavering. “So every day I step out on this court, I am so grateful that I have an opportunity to play this sport, you know? So no matter what happens in any match – semis, finals – I just feel like I’ve already won.”

Sevastova was participating in a major semi for the first time at age 28. While she began the evening well enough in Arthur Ashe Stadium by turning in two error-free games for a quick 2-0 lead, that all soon changed. The roof was closed hours earlier because of a forecast calling for rain and strong wind, and so the screams and applause reverberated through the place whenever spectators roared for Williams, during the pre-match introductions, when she stepped to the baseline to serve in the opening game, and then after nearly every point she won.

And there were plenty of those.

Total winners? Williams led 31-10 in that category. And Sevastova’s penchant for drop shots did not pay off: She lost three points in the first set alone with miscues that landed on the wrong side of the net.

Washington vs North Dakota

Washington vs North Dakota Live NCAAF Football Game  Free Online HD TV The North Dakota Fighting Hawks will travel to Husky Stadium to take on the 6th ranked Washington Huskies this upcoming Saturday night in College Football action.

Saturday’s game is the first meeting between Washngton and FCS opponent North Dakota. UW will be aiming to rebound from its 21-16 loss to Auburn in last week’s season opener.

The Huskies have won 16 straight non-conference games at home. They will be without preseason All-American left tackle Trey Adams, but were impressed with the performance of backup Jared Hilbers against the Tigers.

North Dakota is coming off a 35-7 victory over Mississippi Valley State. Quarterback Nate Ketteringham completed 19 of 30 passes for 225 yards and three touchdowns in the victory, while running backs Brady Oliveira and John Santiago rushed for 108 and 101 yards, respectively. North Dakota ran the ball 50 times.

Huskies head coach Chris Petersen said the Fighting Hawks offer some unique challenges, citing their use of a fullback and multiple tight ends.

SEATTLE — Despite losing their opener to Auburn, it does appear as if the ninth-ranked Washington Huskies are going to go ahead and play the rest of the games on their schedule.

Up next, if you haven’t checked yet, is former Big Sky Conference member North Dakota, now competing as an FCS independent (5 p.m. ET Saturday, Pac-12 Network).

The Fighting Hawks won their opener 35-7 over Mississippi Valley State, and are playing a Big Sky schedule this season despite being classified as an independent; their games against Big Sky teams will count as conference games for their opponents, but UND will not be eligible to compete for the league title or earn the Big Sky’s automatic bid into the FCS playoffs. Beginning in 2020, North Dakota will compete in the Missouri Valley Football Conference.

Here is what to watch for when the Huskies host the Fighting Hawks in their home opener at Husky Stadium.

The Washington football team opens the 2018 home schedule this Saturday with the Huskies’ first-ever meeting against North Dakota. The Huskies (0-1) lost their season-opener, 21-16, vs. No. 9 Auburn last Saturday in Atlanta, while the Fighting Hawks (1-0) beat Mississippi Valley State, 35-7, last Thursday in Grand Forks. North Dakota, an NCAA Division I FCS program, is currently transitioning to the Missouri Valley Conference for football, where it will begin play in 2020.

The Fighting Hawks are currently independent, but play a full Big Sky schedule. As the first regular-season top 25 polls won’t come out until Tuesday (due to games on Monday), the Huskies enter the week still ranked No. 6 in both the AP and USA Today coaches’ polls.
After coming up short in a big season opener in Atlanta against Auburn, the No. 9 UW Huskies return home to take on North Dakota on Saturday.
As we do each week, we sat down with ESPN college football analyst Brock Huard as he broke down his five keys for Washington for their game against the Fighting Hawks at Husky Stadium. Here’s what he had to say.
It would be too easy just to say Browning needs to not turn the ball over, but taking care of the ball has to be his highest priority every game from here on out.

Beyond that, he needs to get the ball out of his hands quicker. There were multiple opportunities vs. Auburn to get the ball in the flat, to throw the check down or hit the underneath shallow cross. Take what the defense gives you and take it in a hurry.

ust about everything went wrong in the red zone for the Huskies’ offense in Atlanta. The horizontal run game, specifically on stretch plays and the fly sweep, was ineffective and poorly executed. The rub route was a catastrophe. The play-action passing was not creative. The precision of Jake’s passing and decision-making could be improved. And, oh yeah, while the option was great at Oregon two years ago from the 3-yard line, Jake running from outside of 5 yards is not.

Wisconsin vs New Mexico

New Mexico vs Wisconsin. Lobos vs Badgers Live Stream Online Free NCAAF College Football Game HD TV Schedule tickets for Camp Randall on Sat. Sep 8, 2018. New Mexico managed to open the season with a win but they have to go into a hostile environment for this one.

After a five-day marathon during Week 1 of the college football season, the second week of the season brings us one major nonconference test for a perennial power, a key intrastate rivalry and several conference games that could factor in to division races later in the season.It will be a two- or three-TV Saturday, so here’s a handy guide to direct you through the mayhem.

No. 2 Clemson at Texas A&M, ESPN, 7 p.m.: Jimbo Fisher’s first big test as the coach of the Aggies takes place against a familiar foe. Dabo Swinney will bring his Clemson Tigers to take on the Aggies after Fisher and Swinney squared off annually when Fisher was the coach at Florida State. Sophomore quarterback Kellen Mond will have to be sharp for the Aggies against the tough Clemson defensive front. Plus, we get to see how the Tigers’ quarterback rotation of Kelly Bryant and Trevor Lawrence looks in a tough road environment.

No. 17 USC at No. 10 Stanford, FOX, 8:30 p.m.: Star Cardinal running back Bryce Love was held in check during Week 1, but quarterback K.J. Costello (332 yards, four touchdowns) and wide receiver JJ Arcega-Whiteside (226 yards, three touchdowns) erupted in the passing game. Meanwhile, freshman quarterback JT Daniels was solid in his Trojans debut with 282 yards and two touchdowns. Both of these defenses can flat out fly, which should make this a fun one on The Farm.

No. 3 Georgia at No. 24 South Carolina, CBS, 3:30 p.m.: Make no mistake about it … just because Georgia is the defending SEC champion and South Carolina hasn’t been relevant in the SEC East since the Jadeveon Clowney years doesn’t mean this game is meaningless. It’s huge. The Bulldogs have only 60 minutes against a cupcake under their belts, and the defense is going up against a Gamecocks offense that features playmakers everywhere — including at wide receiver with Deebo Samuel and Bryan Edwards. It’s a 10-point spread in Las Vegas, so the boys in the desert don’t seem to think much of Will Muschamp’s crew. But if they spring the upset, it would drastically change the landscape of the SEC East.

No. 13 Penn State at Pitt, ABC, 8 p.m.: The Panthers stunned the Nittany Lions at Heinz Field two years ago, but James Franklin’s crew got revenge last season in a big way in Happy Valley. How vulnerable is Penn State after Appalachian State took Trace McSorley and Co. to overtime last weekend? We’ll find out if the No. 13 in the country is a contender or a pretender this week in an old-school rivalry that has produced some surprises over the years.

Other big games
No. 18 Mississippi State at Kansas State, ESPN, noon: Bulldogs quarterback Nick Fitzgerald will be back after serving a one-game suspension, and his first test of the year comes in a tricky environment against the Wildcats in Manhattan. Bill Snyder’s crew struggled a bit last week in a three-point win over FCS South Dakota, and will throw quarterbacks Alex Delton and Skylar Thompson at the Bulldogs defense. This game won’t draw national headlines, but it’s a fun little nonconference tilt at high noon to wet your whistle for the afternoon and evening fun.

UCLA at No. 6 Oklahoma, FOX, 1 p.m.: The Chip Kelly era with the Bruins started off with a thud in the loss to Cincinnati, and they follow it up with a trip to take on the reigning Big 12 champs in their place. Sooners quarterback Kyler Murray will draw plenty of publicity after exploding in his first career start last week vs. FAU, but the bigger and more important matchup will be the Bruins offensive line against the fast and physical Sooners front seven. The Bruins couldn’t keep the Bearcats out of the backfield last week, so this one might turn sideways in a hurry.

Iowa State at Iowa, FOX, 5 p.m.: There’s nothing better than an intra-state, nonconference rivalry game in Week 2, and the battle for the Cy-Hawk Trophy is here for your Saturday afternoon viewing pleasure. This one went into overtime a year ago, with the Hawkeyes holding off the Cyclones in Ames. Iowa State’s first game of the season got rained out, so the uncertainty surrounding the identity of the Cyclones adds a nice little wrinkle.

Kentucky at No. 25 Florida, SEC Network, 7:30 p.m.: It’s been 31 years since the Wildcats beat the Gators. Think about that for a second. The last win for the Wildcats occurred when Ronald Regan was in the White House, the original Nintendo was all the rage and teenagers rocked out to Poison, Skid Row, Def Leppard and Guns N’ Roses. Will the Gators have ‘nothing’ but a good time?’ It might depend on if the Wildcats history of ‘livin’ on a prayer’ gets answered in The Swamp on Saturday night.

No. 15 Michigan State at Arizona State, ESPN, 10:45 p.m.: The Herm Edwards era with the Sun Devils got off to a great start last week, while the Spartans struggled at home against Utah State. Their reward is a cross-country trip to Sun Devil Stadium and a challenge to slow down star Arizona State wide receiver N’Keal Harry. It’s Pac-12 after dark with a lot on the line for both teams. Let’s get weird.

Oregon vs Portland State

Watch Oregon vs Portland State Live Stream Free Online, Find here the NCAAF, College Football,Previewing Oregon’s second nonconference matchup of the 2018 college football season: No. 23 Oregon vs Portland State. Time: 11 a.m. PT.

Week two of the college football season is here! Oregon made light work of Bowling Green last week, but needed a quarter to get things on track, and won 58-24. The Ducks went from No. 24 to No. 23 in this week’s AP rankings.

Portland State comes to town for an in-state battle between Power 5 vs FCS teams. Here is how DuckTerritory.com believes the game will go, but make sure to also give us your score predictions in the comments section.

Matt Prehm’s Prediction:

Oregon’s scoring record for a single game is 77 points. The Ducks did that last year against Southern Utah in their season-opening game. I think they tie that number this weekend against Portland State. 77 points is a lot of points, but I think we’ll see a defensive touchdown and then 10 offensive touchdowns. Oregon’s size up front on both sides of the ball is what will lead to Oregon having big games on both sides of the ball. The Ducks are the better team in all categories and it’ll be an upset of the ages should Portland State win. Justin Herbert and the Oregon starters will be out of the game by halftime and the second and third string units will perform better this week than last week.

Oregon 77, Portland State 10

Erik Skopil’s Prediction:

The talent disparity is about as wide as possible in this one. The Ducks are simply better at every spot. This will serve more as an opportunity to get the team’s youth and reserves reps. I expect most starters won’t play in the second 30 minutes. Justin Herbert gets Oregon up big early, and they roll.

Oregon 73, Portland State 13

Kevin Wade’s Prediction:

Oregon should easily handle the Portland State Vikings but for this game to be a success, there’s a lot I want to see.

The Ducks need to clean up secondary play. While Thomas Graham and Ugo Amadi have clean games, the rest of the secondary will have to tighten up their coverage and not allow mistakes to happen, especially against an FCS squad. Bowling Green didn’t take advantage of a number of big secondary coverage mistakes last week but they did find a gap on their final touchdown in which Mattrell McGraw was fooled by Jarrett Doege’s eyes. The breakdown allowed the running back to slip by Troy Dye and swing wide open with an easy catch in the end zone.

On offense, the victory will need to come from the wide receivers. Of Justin Herbert’s eight passing attempts of 20 yards or more, the Ducks only completed three with four of the five incompletions being counted as drops. Three of those four drops were touchdown balls and all catchable. Additionally, Herbert had receivers running wrong routes that caused one interception and multiple incompletions.

While not a position group, the Ducks will need to see some good reps from their second team. Braxton Burmeister didn’t move the offense last week and the Ducks will need to figure out a solution at quarterback should something happen to Herbert this season. Could we see Tyler Shough get a chance?

The Ducks should win easily but the key for this week is going to be cleaning up the sloppy play from week one, which it very accomplishable.
Oregon won the previous meeting 69-0 but I don’t think Oregon will shutout the Vikings.

Oregon 69, Portland State 6

Alek Arend’s Prediction:
The Ducks need to walk away from this game with a win and no new injuries. I expect the offense to get off to a fast start and put up a ton of points in the first half. The second half will be focused on getting the second and third team players reps. Depending on how they perform will alter the margin of victory. Another storyline to watch is which quarterback plays after Herbert’s day is one — which I assume will end quickly. Last week, Braxton Burmeister saw some action. Does Tyler Shough play this week? Oregon’s backup quarterback situation still seems foggy. A good performance by either could provide some clarity.

Oregon 66 Portland State 7

Zach Regelin’s Prediction:
Portland State came within one field goal of embarrassing Oregon State early in the 2017 season. Instead, it was just another loss to add on to the Vikings’ winless season. With no reason to believe Portland State will be much better in 2018, Oregon should have no issues being able to take them down. Oregon will probably play a much tighter game than it did in week one against Bowling Green. The Ducks will likely have this one all-but-over around halftime, with the Vikings scoring a meaningless touchdown or two in the second half. Oregon last faced off against Portland State in 2010, when the Ducks shut them out 69-0.

Oregon 77, Portland State 10The Ducks may be 1-0 on the season, but the fast start the team needed last week did not happen. This week against Portland State, it needs to. I expect the usual Starters in the game including Tony Brooks-James and Justin Herbert, but the second half should be filled with new faces of players getting experience on the field against a Vikings team giving up over 10 yards per play. You read that right. PER Play.

Portland State was throttled by Nevada last weekend and come to Eugene as a replacement from Texas A&M, a home and home series that the Aggies decided to back out of. Rather than a potential Top 20 matchup, Oregon hosts and In-State Rivalry against Portland State at Autzen Stadium.

LSU vs Southeastern Louisiana

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LSU is set to open its home slate against Southeastern Louisiana on Saturday at 6:05 p.m. CT on ESPN2. With the team’s 33-17 upset win over Miami behind them, head coach Ed Orgeron said the team will have to prepare for its FCS opponent like they do any other opponent. The Tigers are excited to be back in Tiger Stadium.

“Obviously, we are very excited to play at home,” Orgeron said on Tuesday when meeting with the media. “Tiger Stadium, that’s what we wait all year for. It’s going to be a great crowd. Our players are going to be excited. We have a lot of new coaches. It’s going to be their first time in Tiger Stadium, a lot of new players and their first time in Tiger Stadium. The Tiger Walk is going to be phenomenal, and we are going to have a great week of preparation.”

Here’s the rundown of the times of interest for the game including the Tiger Walk, when gates open and more:
I know nobody gets too jazzed up for an FCS opponent, but it’s pretty cool to see LSU play Southeastern. For one, it’s the first matchup in 69 (nice) years, and once upon a time the Lions had a proud program with six Gulf States Conference championships in the 50s and early 60s.

It should make for one helluva tailgate, if nothing else, and that’s a key element of any home opener.
You play a week one neutral-site opener with top 10 opponent, just win however you can.

But when you play an FCS opponent in week two, now it’s time to show some actual improvement and frankly, just look good. As cool as it is to have Southeastern visiting, this game is about LSU exerting itself and playing like the bigger, stronger, faster team that it is.

Every problem that we saw against Miami isn’t going to magically fix itself, but the main thing is to show some progress in some of those areas. For Joe Burrow, get that completion rate up and make a few big plays down the field. For the offensive line, give him the time and create holes up front more consistently.

Start small, improve play-to-play efficiency, and let the athletic advantage take care of itself.
LSU got seven freshmen involved in last weekend’s opener, but that still wasn’t enough for some underclassmen on the team, with Tyler Shelvin throwing a social media temper tantrum after the game over his lack of playing time (because that always helps matters).

While Shelvin’s status may not be known, it stands to reason that even more new faces will see more snaps on Saturday night. For one, Andre Anthony, Ray Thornton and Travez Moore will all likely rotate in place of the injured K’Lavon Chaisson. For another, the roles will only increase for freshmen like Ja’Marr Chase, Terrace Marshall, Kelvin Joseph, etc…

And if the starters do their jobs, that will also create more reps for the backups. Namely, somebody like Myles Brennan, who can see time in up to four games and still redshirt, which is something LSU’s coaches would like to make happen if circumstances allow.

Ideally, that would also mean Brennan would have the chance to get some quality passes in, and not just hand it off. There’s no reason to run the score up on SLU here, but LSU needs to let its players rep the offense that they’re going to run all year, and not scale things back too much. Obviously, there’s a limit and I think reasonable people can see that, but don’t completely call things off as soon as things get out of hand.

Among some of the other names I’d like to see more of on Saturday: Chris Curry, Austin Deculus and the other reserve offensive linemen, Thaddeus Moss if he’s healthy, Patrick Queen, and freshmen defensive linemen like Davin Cotton, Dare Rosenthal and Shelvin, if he’s ready to get his mind right.

Tour of Britain

Tour of Britain Live Stream Online Watch Tour of Britain, Live MMA Game On 4k TV Full details of the 2018 Tour of Britain (September 2-9) route including stage maps, and start/finish venues plus previous winners.A breathtaking finish on Whinlatter Pass saw Team Sky’s Wout Poels take stage six of the Tour of Britain.

The logo for the Tour of Britain has appeared in a Nottinghamshire field ahead of the seventh stage of the contest.Riders, including Tour de France champions Geraint Thomas and Chris Froome, are set to race past the field in Woodborough later on their way between West Bridgford and Mansfield.Farmer John Charles-Jones said the design was “a bit of fun to show what is possible with land art”.

The logo for the 2018 competition was marked out using GPS before being ploughed into the field.
Alaphilippe, of the Quick-Step team, finished two seconds behind Team Sky’s Poels on the 168.3km ride from Barrow-in-Furness to Whinlatter Pass.Britain’s Hugh Carthy, of the EF Education First-Drapac, team was 12 seconds behind Dutchman Poels in third.

Poels and Frenchman Alaphilippe, who won the King of the Mountains’ polka dot jersey at the Tour de France last July, pulled away on the final climb up Whinlatter.With two stages remaining, the 26-year-old Alaphilippe leads Poels by 17 seconds in the general classification.”Second is really nice, it’s going to be a hard fight – no more uphill finishes, everything is flat. But we’ll keep on trying,” said Poels, a team-mate of Tour de France winner Geraint Thomas.

“I’m really happy – the team did a really good job – G (Thomas), Ian Stannard – so it’s really nice that I could finish it off,” he said.Slovenian Primoz Roglic, the overnight leader, saw his chances of overall victory dented when he dropped to third place, a further 15 seconds back. Alaphilippe becomes the fifth Tour of Britain leader in six days of racing after also winning stage three in Bristol.

“All of my guys did an incredible performance and everybody was riding for me today to protect me before the last climb,” Alaphilippe said. “Roglic was on my wheel at the end and I tried to attack the last time to drop him. I’m really happy to take the (leader’s) green jersey.” Saturday’s penultimate stage runs from West Bridgford to Mansfield before the climax to the race in London on Sunday.

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The Dutch squad completed the 14-kilometre course, which included the climb of Whinlatter from its western approach, in 19’37”, 16 seconds faster than nearest challengers Quick-Step Floors.Welshman Scott Davies has overtaken Hugh Carthy (Team EF Education First-Drapac) atop the Adnams Best British Rider classification after Team Dimension Data beat the American-registered team by 22 seconds.

An in-form Patrick Bevin hopes his strong performance at the Tour of Britain will lead to more leadership opportunities with BMC Racing. The Kiwi cyclist has enjoyed a rare chance to ride for general classification honours this week. He currently sits fourth place overall and had it not been for a surprisingly poor effort in the team time trial – BMC’s specialist event – Bevin may still be wearing the green jersey today.

But with bunch sprints expected to decide the remaining two stages, Bevin acknowledged there was little hope of clawing back any of the 46 seconds that separates him from leader Julian Alaphilippe, particularly after BMC bombed in the TTT the day prior. The consistency over the four [sprint] stages has left me in a good place there and with only two finishes to go, it’d be good to keep that jersey in London.”

While he exceeded his own expectations to finish fifth place on stage six’s 168.3km trek from Barrow-in-Furness to Whinlatter Pass, just 21 seconds down from stage winner Wout Poels, BMC’s failure in the TTT effectively ended Bevin’s GC aspirations.

“It was a bit of a disappointment for everyone. We just didn’t get it right and that cost us a big chunk of time. When you’re fighting for every second and you lose 40 in a team time trial it’s a bit tough going.”

“But I turned it around today and finished well up the climb, which probably exceeded expectation to be so close. Being within about 20 seconds is a pretty good ride when you’ve got guys like Alaphilippe and [Primoz] Roglic, who are some of the best in that trade in the world and they’re building towards world championships.”

UCF vs South Carolina State

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UCF is determined to not let complacency creep into its game.

The 19th-ranked Knights will take the nation’s longest winning streak into Saturday’s home opener against heavy underdog South Carolina State, however coach Josh Heupel and his players won’t be content with simply tacking on a 15th consecutive victory.

With a road matchup against Power 5 conference opponent North Carolina a week away, the goal is to clean up early season mistakes that might prove costly down the line against stronger competition.“It’s always a race against yourself to become the best you possibly can as fast as you can,” Heupel said, stressing the importance of getting better each week.

“We know they’re going to play hard. It’s really their Super Bowl,” quarterback McKenzie Milton added. “We really can’t overlook anyone.”

UCF (1-0) is coming off a 56-17 season-opening rout of American Athletic Conference rival Connecticut, with Milton completing 24 of 32 passes for 346 yards and five touchdowns without an interception on the road.

South Carolina State (0-1) is coming off a 37-6 road loss to Georgia Southern, a game in which the Bulldogs yielded 319 yards rushing.

EXPLOSIVE OFFENSE

UCF has one of the most productive offenses in the nation. Excluding running out the clock at the end of each half, the Knights scored on eight of nine possessions against UConn. None of the scoring drives lasted more than 2 minutes, 39 seconds. With 56 points in 21:52 of possession time, only two teams are averaging more points per minute — Oregon and Nevada.

MILTON SHOW

Milton, a junior from Kapolei, Hawaii, has thrown for 6,366 yards, 52 touchdowns and 16 interceptions in 24 career games. But UCF, which has scored at least 30 points in every game throughout its school-record winning streak, is far from a one-man machine on offense. The Knights rushed for 315 yards against UConn, and red-shirt sophomore receiver Tre Nixon had five catches for 101 yards and two TDs in his UCF debut.

TIGHTEN THE ‘D

The Knights allowed 486 yards on defense in the season opener, in part because of the success of their high-powered offense. UConn had the ball for just over 38 minutes. The positive that emerged from that is UConn was only able to score 17 points. South Carolina State struggled offensively in its opener, so this may not be the best week to evaluate progress of the UCF defense.

OVERMATCHED

South Carolina State yielded 348 yards, including 319 rushing, against Georgia Southern. Offensively, the Bulldogs rushed for 120 yards, however QBs Dewann Ford and Tyrece Nick combined to throw for just 31 yards on 2 of 9 passing with one interception. The ream’s next victory will move Oliver “Buddy” Pough (120-65 in 17 seasons at his alma mater) within eight of becoming the school’s all-time winningest coach.

ALL-TIME SERIES

It’s the third time South Carolina State has traveled to Orlando for a UCF home opener. On their most recent visit, the Bulldogs were beaten 38-0 in 2016.t would be easy for UCF to overlook South Carolina State.

The Knights are coming off an impressive 56-17 win over UConn in their season opener, extending the nation’s longest win streak to 14 games. The team moved up to No. 19 in the latest Associated Press Top 25 poll, while quarterback McKenzie Milton continues to garner national attention as a possible Heisman Trophy contender.

And UCF opens its home slate Saturday at Spectrum Stadium as a nearly 50-point favorite over the Bulldogs, a Football Championship Subdivision team.

All that is true, but first-year coach Josh Heupel had a simple message for his team as it prepared for this week’s nonconference showdown.

“Don’t pay attention to outside noise: positive or negative. You’re only as good as your next performance,” Heupel said of his missive to the team this week. “Focus on that and focus on what controls how you’re going to perform today, how you handle the day and how you prepare at the end of the day.”

UCF (1-0) looks to improve to 3-0 all-time against South Carolina State (0-1) when the Knights host the Bulldogs. Kickoff is 6 p.m., with the game being streamed on ESPN3.com.

Senior offensive tackle Wyatt Miller insists while the Knights are excited to once again be in front of the familiar home crowd, they won’t take anything for granted.

“I think that comes back to our goals that we set at the beginning of the year. Going 1-0 every week and you can’t overlook any opponent,” Miller said. “When you go into that mindset that we want to go 1-0 every week and when we pick our head up at the end of the season we’re going to be successful and we’re going to be where we want to be.

“We can’t overlook anybody. Every week we have to have the same mindset going in and I think as far as a team, we’ve done that so far and we’ve got the right mindset so far.”

The Knights don’t have to look far for examples of just how topsy-turvy college football can be.

Fellow American Athletic Conference teams Temple and East Carolina lost their home openers against FCS opponents in Villanova and North Carolina A&T.

And outside the American Athletic Conference, No. 10 Penn State needed a furious rally in the closing minutes to tie the game against Appalachian State before escaping with a 45-38 win in overtime.

“It’s really their Super Bowl — to knock off a top 25 opponent, ” said Milton, who was named the AAC Offensive Player of the Week after passing for 346 yards and five touchdowns against UConn last week. “So we can’t overlook anybody and you know we’re gonna come to play.”

UCF is 30-9 all-time in home openers, having won nine out of its last 10 with the program’s last loss coming in 2015. That was also the last time the Knights lost to an FCS foe (Furman).

South Carolina State, meanwhile, is coming off a 37-6 loss to Georgia Southern. The Bulldogs managed just 151 yards against the Eagles.

Miller admits it’s hard to put in words what it means to take the field at Spectrum Stadium.

“We love playing in the Bounce House and it’s been a while since we’ve been in there since Memphis [in the AAC Championship Game] and we got some good memories in there, so we’re looking forward to being in front of them again and hopefully putting on a show,” he said.

Heupel will be coaching his first game at Spectrum Stadium.

“I think everyone’s excited to come home and play in front of a packed stadium and excited about the opportunity that we have,” Heupel said.

Milton adds, “It’s very exciting to play in front of Knight Nation and I’m just excited to get this first home game under our belt and just run out of that tunnel following Knightro. So it’s gonna be fun.”