Hawt College Football: Week 1


Piccolo Pete
Oct 14, 2004
Columbus, OH
We are finally close enough that I can start this thread without people complaining that it's too early

Reminder that the game is listed under the home team's conference. If your team isn't listed, it's because you're playing an away game against a cupcake (i.e. FCS team).

Also keep in mind my selections this time are based purely on gut feelings as I don't really know anything this season about any teams other than the ones Ohio State plays.


Thursday, September 2
TBA Florida A&M @ Miami (FL)
6:30 Presbyterian @ Wake Forest

Saturday, September 4
12:00 Samford @ Florida State
1:00 South Carolina State @ Georgia Tech
1:00 Weber State @ Boston College
3:30 North Texas @ Clemson
6:00 Western Carolina @ North Carolina State
6:00 Richmond @ Virginia
7:00 Elon @ Duke
8:00 LSU vs. North Carolina

Monday, September 6
4:00 Navy vs. Maryland
8:00 Boise State vs. Virginia Tech

Game of the week - Boise St. vs. Virginia Tech - Beamer ball is too strong. This starts the wave of National Championship calls for Va. Tech

Big 12

Thursday, September 2
8:00 Northern Illinois @ Iowa State

Saturday, September 4
12:30 Illinois vs. Missouri
3:30 UCLA @ Kansas State
7:00 Western Kentucky @ Nebraska
7:00 Washington State @ Oklahoma State
7:00 Utah State @ Oklahoma
7:00 Sam Houston State @ Baylor
7:00 Stephen F. Austin @ Texas A&M
7:00 North Dakota State @ Kansas

Sunday, September 5
3:30 Southern Methodist @ Texas Tech

Big East

Thursday, September 2
7:30 Norfolk State @ Rutgers

Saturday, September 4
TBA Stony Brook @ South Florida
3:30 Kentucky @ Louisville
3:30 Coastal Carolina @ West Virginia

Big Ten

Thursday, September 2
7:30 Towson @ Indiana
7:30 Marshall @ Ohio State

Saturday, September 4
12:00 Western Michigan @ Michigan State
12:00 Youngstown State @ Penn State
12:05 Eastern Illinois @ Iowa
3:30 Connecticut @ Michigan

Game of the week - Connecticut @ Michigan - Michigan has no secondary....literally.....they all either suck, left the team, or are out with season ending injuries. This is the beginning of the end of Rich Rodriguez. He had a shot to salvage his job, but the secondary loss is going to be too much.

Conference USA

Thursday, September 2
8:00 Florida Atlantic @ UAB
8:00 Southeastern Louisiana @ Tulane

Saturday, September 4
3:30 Texas @ Rice
6:00 South Dakota @ UCF
8:00 Texas State @ Houston
9:05 Arkansas-Pine Bluff @ UTEP

Sunday, September 5
2:00 Tulsa @ East Carolina


Saturday, September 4
3:30 Purdue @ Notre Dame

Mid-American Conference

Thursday, September 2
7:00 Southeast Missouri State @ Ball State
7:00 Rhode Island @ Buffalo
7:00 Hampton @ Central Michigan
7:00 Murray State @ Kent State

Friday, September 3
5:00 Villanova @ Temple
8:00 Arizona @ Toledo

Saturday, September 4
7:00 Wofford @ Ohio
7:00 Army @ Eastern Michigan

Mountain West

Thursday, September 2
8:30 Pittsburgh @ Utah

Saturday, September 4
2:00 Colorado vs. Colorado State
2:00 Northwestern State @ Air Force
7:00 Washington @ Brigham Young
7:45 Oregon State vs. TCU
8:00 Nicholls State @ San Diego State
9:00 Southern Utah @ Wyoming
11:00 Wisconsin @ UNLV

Pac 10

Saturday, September 4
3:30 New Mexico @ Oregon
4:00 UC Davis @ California
6:30 Sacramento State @ Stanford
10:00 Portland State @ Arizona State


Thursday, September 2
7:30 Southern Miss @ South Carolina

Saturday, September 4
12:00 Miami (OH) @ Florida
12:21 Louisiana-Lafayette @ Georgia
3:30 Jacksonville State @ Mississippi
6:00 Tennessee-Martin @ Tennessee
7:00 Arkansas State @ Auburn
7:00 Tennessee Tech @ Arkansas
7:00 San Jose State @ Alabama
7:00 Memphis @ Mississippi State
7:30 Northwestern @ Vanderbilt

Game of the Week - Northwestern @ Vanderbilt - Nerd Bowl 2010. During half-time, the winner of the science fair gets an additional 7 points.

Sun Belt

Thursday, September 2
7:30 Minnesota @ Middle Tennessee

Saturday, September 4
7:00 Bowling Green @ Troy


Thursday, September 2
9:00 North Dakota @ Idaho
9:05 Eastern Washington @ Nevada
11:00 USC @ Hawaii

Saturday, September 4
10:00 Cincinnati @ Fresno State


Piccolo Pete
Oct 14, 2004
Columbus, OH



I wasn't joking around or meaning to harass Michigan fans. Was I wrong with what I said? Do you really think you have a secondary?

I think everyone knew Michigan was going to struggle mightily on defense in 2010. They were putrid in 2008 and basically lost a year after canning the defensive coordinator before the 2009 season. They brought in Greg Robinson to basically start over, resulting in no dividends. They lost Brandon Graham, the stud defensive tackle on a defense that wasn’t particularly good with him. They’ve been hardest hit in the secondary. A weak point in a weak defense in 2010, they lost Donovan Warren to the NFL Draft (undrafted). Justin Turner, the lone, substantive victory for Michigan in an unequal Tressel-Rodriguez recruiting war, transferred a week ago. Boubacar Cissoko is in jail. Demar Dorsey, the marquee recruit in the 2010 class, did not meet the university’s standards for admission and opted for Louisville instead. Michigan’s best case scenario for secondary depth would include true freshmen and this walk-on, led by the veteran and senior Troy Woolfolk.

Well, Troy Woolfolk just got hurt pretty bad in practice. The dislocated ankle and broken fibula is basically a season-ender before the season ever started. The injury sent Michigan fans into near meltdown. These meltdowns always result in creativity on MGoBlog (here, here, here), but the extent of the injury in an already wafer thin position creates an interesting conundrum for Michigan. What next? The alternatives to the senior Woolfolk are not very settling. JT Floyd has 2 career starts and 9 total games played, but was spotty in game action. Teric Jones is a bit of a positional nomad. The other alternatives are either incoming freshman or redshirts unlikely to generate much enthusiasm. Cullen Christian has the highest profile while players like Courtney Avery and Terrence Talbot are very much on the undersized side. Schematic adjustments for a position heavy on zone defense will likely include very soft cushions. A secondary that was going to be a noticeable limitation even with Woolfolk will probably adopt a “not in the face!” approach. They will have a little over two weeks to sort this mess out before Connecticut beckons in a season where the discussion of Rodriguez’ hot seat is unavoidable. Yikes. Better them than us.

Look at the depth chart on Michigan's own fan website