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Week 9: Purdue Week Brazen Predictions and Early Morn’ Open Thread

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Hey you guuuuyyyys! We’re back with our brazen predictions and this week we’re optimistic as hell! Last week we nailed ‘em! I predicted Cam Brown breaking out. Chris L predicted the linebacking corps having a huge game. Eli predicted a win, and Jared undersold just how big a game Brandon Bell would have.

Let’s see what we’ve got cooked up this week:

Clay: Saquon and Miles go absolutely bonkers behind a newly confident offensive line. Barkley tops 150, Sanders tops 100. PSU rushes for 300-plus on the day against a bad Purdue football team.

DLando: Penn State scores both a defensive and a special teams touchdown.

Chris Taylor: Penn State will score 21-plus consecutive points and take control shortly after half time. Side brazen prediction: Tommy Stevens will rush for more yards than Trace McSorley.

(We at SBNation and do not promote keeping anything or anyone on the side, FWIW. Didn’t end well for Usher, won’t end well for you.)

Jared: Saquon Barkley finishes with 170 yards and a touchdown, while Miles Sanders gets in on the action with 60 yards and a touchdown of his own. Trace McSorley also finds Chris Godwin deep on a 50-yard bomb.

The defense allows a couple early scores but then clamps down, forcing four turnovers. Malik Golden and Grant Haley each pick off a pass, while Garrett Sickels carries the momentum of an incredible second half performance against the Buckeyes with two sacks and a forced fumble.

Eli: Penn State will eclipse 50 points for the first time since 2009.

Chris L: Would they be eclipsing 50 points by, say, 6 points, Eli?

I abandoned Blake Gillikin for a couple weeks there, and unsurprisingly his numbers have taken a dip. I'm sorry Blake! Blake gets back to his early-season form, and pins the Boilermakers deep all game. He averages well over 45 yards-per-punt, including three downed inside the 20.

Dena: 150 yards for Barkley. 3 TDs for Barkley. B1G player of the week for Barkley.

(I miss the old Barkley, the scores on first-and-goal Barkley...)

Aaron: Penn State forces five turnovers and returns one of them for a touchdown.

There they are, you know the deal. Schedule and open thread below. Give us your best.

Thursday, Oct. 27, 2016
Matchup Time (ET) TV / Streaming
(25) Virginia Tech at Pittsburgh 7:00 p.m. ESPN / WatchESPN
Ohio at Toledo 7:30 p.m. CBSSN / ESPN3
Akron at Buffalo 7:30 p.m. TWCSC / ESPN3
Appalachian State at Georgia Southern 7:30 p.m. ESPNU / WatchESPN
California at USC 10:30 p.m. ESPN / WatchESPN
Friday, Oct. 28, 2016
Matchup Time (ET) TV / Streaming
(22) Navy at USF 7:00 p.m. ESPN2 / WatchESPN
San Diego State at Utah State 8:00 p.m. CBSSN /
Air Force at Fresno State 10:30 p.m. ESPN2 / WatchESPN
Saturday, Oct. 29, 2016
Matchup Time (ET) TV / Streaming
(2) Michigan at Michigan State 12:00 p.m. ESPN / WatchESPN
(5) Louisville at Virginia 12:00 p.m. ABC/ESPN2 (RM) / WatchESPN
(10) West Virginia at Oklahoma State 12:00 p.m. FOX / FS Go
(24) Penn State at Purdue 12:00 p.m. ABC/ESPN2 (RM) / WatchESPN
Duke at Georgia Tech 12:00 p.m. RSN / ACCNExtra
Kansas State at Iowa State 12:00 p.m. FSN / FS Go
Kent State at Central Michigan 12:00 p.m. CBSSN /
Kentucky at Missouri 12:00 p.m. SECN / WatchESPN
Minnesota at Illinois 12:00 p.m. BTN / BTN2Go
UCF at Houston 12:00 p.m. ESPNU / WatchESPN
UConn at East Carolina 12:00 p.m. ESPNEWS / WatchESPN
Wagner at UMass 12:00 p.m. ASN/NESN / ESPN3
Boston College at NC State 12:30 p.m. ACCN / ACCNExtra
(4) Washington at (17) Utah 3:30 p.m. FS1 / FS Go
(8) Baylor at Texas 3:30 p.m. ABC / ESPN3
(14) Florida vs. Georgia (in Jacksonville, FL) 3:30 p.m. CBS /
Army at Wake Forest 3:30 p.m. RSN / ACCNExtra
Cincinnati at Temple 3:30 p.m. CBSSN /
Maryland at Indiana 3:30 p.m. ESPNU / WatchESPN
Miami (FL) at Notre Dame 3:30 p.m. NBC /
Miami (OH) at Eastern Michigan 3:30 p.m. ASN / ESPN3
Northwestern at (6) Ohio State 3:30 p.m. ESPN / WatchESPN
Samford at Mississippi State 3:30 p.m. SECN / WatchESPN
Texas Tech at TCU 3:30 p.m. ESPN2 / WatchESPN
Western Kentucky at Florida Atlantic 3:30 p.m. ASN/MASN
SMU at Tulane 4:00 p.m. ESPNEWS / WatchESPN
Arizona State at Oregon 5:00 p.m. Pac-12N /
Georgia State at South Alabama 5:00 p.m. ESPN3
(7) Nebraska at (11) Wisconsin 7:00 p.m. ESPN / WatchESPN
(13) Boise State at Wyoming 7:00 p.m. CBSSN /
Kansas at (16) Oklahoma 7:00 p.m. FS1 / FS Go
Marshall at Southern Miss 7:00 p.m. ASN/MASN
Middle Tennessee at FIU 7:00 p.m. ESPN3
North Texas at UTSA 7:00 p.m. KMYS-CW 35
Rice at Louisiana Tech 7:00 p.m. CampusInsiders
ULM at Arkansas State 7:00 p.m. ESPN3
(15) Auburn at Ole Miss 7:15 p.m. SECN / WatchESPN
(18) Tennessee at South Carolina 7:15 p.m. ESPN2 / WatchESPN
New Mexico State at (9) Texas A&M 7:30 p.m. ESPNU / WatchESPN
(3) Clemson at (12) Florida State 8:00 p.m. ABC / ESPN3
Old Dominion at UTEP 8:00 p.m. CUSA.TV
Tulsa at Memphis 8:00 p.m. ESPNEWS / WatchESPN
UNLV at San Jose State 10:30 p.m. CBSSN /
Washington State at Oregon State 10:45 p.m. ESPN2 / WatchESPN
Stanford at Arizona 11:00 p.m. FS1 / FS Go
New Mexico at Hawaii 12:00 a.m. Oceanic PPV