How about the end to the Utah at Utah State game last night...Utah had a chance to win with a FG at the end of regulation; but missed. Utah State scores then holds and they win it in OT. That's why we play the games!
Plenty of quality action on today including some more in state rivalries.
Eastern time listed.
Penn State at Virginia - 12 - ABC
Miami (FL) at Kansas State - 12 - FX
Auburn at Mississippi State - 12 - ESPN
UCF at Ohio State - 12 - ESPN2
North Carolina State at Connecticut - 12 - Big East Network
New Hampshire at Minnesota - 12 - BTN
Tulane at Tulsa - 12 - Fox Sports Net
Maryland at Temple - 12 - ESPNU
Southern California vs Syracuse -3:30 - ABC / ESPN2
Air Force at Michigan - 12 - ABC / ESPN2
Florida at Texas A&M - 3:30 - ESPN
Rice at Kansas - 3:30 - Fox Sports Net
Purdue at Notre Dame - 3:30 - NBC
Michigan State at Central Michigan - 3:30 - ESPNU
Delaware State at Delaware - 3:30 - NBCSN
Wisconsin at Oregon State - 4 - FX
Washington at LSU - 7 ESPNU
Louisiana-Monroe vs Arkansas - 7 - ESPNU
Nebraska at UCLA - 7:30 - FOX
Army at San Diego State - NBCSN - 7:30
Georgia at Missouri - 7:45 - ESPN2
Illinois at Arizona State - 10:30 - ESPN
Tennessee staff talks about switching to the no huddle
This past offseason, players were told to keep a wrinkle in the Vols offense on the down low until its debut it during week one.
As reporters asked quarterback Tyler Bray if the offense was the same over the summer, he would answer by saying "Yes", knowing in the back of his mind that he was telling the truth, it's just that they're doing things a little faster now. Now, going into their match up on Saturday with Georgia State, the fact that they're no huddle is no longer a big secret.
The added wrinkle allowed them to get in 79 plays (2.51 per minute), which is the first time they had run over 70 plays in a single game since 2007. The top 25 from 2011 consisted of only three teams (Wisconsin, Georgia Tech, and Southern California) who didn't average 70 plays per game.
In it's debut for the Vols, offensive coordinator Jim Chaney enjoyed the advantages it provided.
"The argument is that you can simplify the defense's calls. You can't do a multiplicity of calls. I would counter that if I'm on their side I can't do a bunch of shifting and motioning."
For his quarterback, Chaney noted that the no huddle allowed him to just focus on playing ball and playing pitch and catch with the open guy.
"He don't have to get in a huddle and verbalize a lot, which he'd rather not do. I think sometimes he just has to look for a signal and throw it to the open guy. Simplifies the game for 11 people.
"What's in vogue in college football now is staying in it throughout the game, and what's becoming a little more in vogue is moving personnel groupings while you're doing it. We've had it that way. It's been going on for a long time. We think it helps us, so we're going to continue to try do it better."
Derek Dooley noted that while they may hit some growing pains with it throughout the season, it is something that they have committed to as an entire coaching staff.
"We're all together on it as coaches, and there's going to be times probably where it's not helping the defense. But we think over time the points you can generate is what matters." Dooley explained.
The conference and TV networks agreed in principle back in May, but all the finer details have now been ironed out.
Under the deal, the conference is expected to pocket about $200 million annually, with each school getting a share of about $20 million per year.
ESPN and Fox will have rights to air the games and ESPN will air more than 20 games per year, with at least 25 games being aired on national broadcasts and cable channels.
One interesting note in the deal is a "grant of right" clause that provides security for the ten members of the Big 12.
The clause states that if a Big 12 school leaves the league during the term of the contract, that school's media rights and revenue would remain with the Big 12 and not the new conference of the departed school.
Commissioner Bob Bowlsby described the clause as "a very public & business-oriented substantiation of the commitment that the ten institutions have privately" in the press conference announcing the deal.