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Brazen Predictions and Early Morn’ Open Thread: Maryland week

Much like a certain head coach, our predictions were a bit conservative this week.

NCAA Football: Minnesota at Penn State Matthew O'Haren-USA TODAY Sports

Hola, mis amigos! I sit here on this early (so, so early) Saturday morning, beverage in hand (Bell’s Oberon Ale, always good), ready to bring you predictions and schedules and threads and what not. So, hooligans and hooliganettes, shall we?

Clay - Brandon Bell returns and, in a supremely sweet sign of karma, knocks the absolutely living hell (can I say that? I think I can say that. If not, sorry SBNation! O_o) out of Perry Hills to cause a fumble that sets the tone as PSU finally wins a game going away.

Dena - Maryland's captains will shake hands. It won't be raining as hard as it was last weekend. It will be a happy Homecoming. Maryland's unspoiled season will be ruined by PSU. And Hills will throw an interception that we run back for a 70-yard touchdown.

I’m assuming Dena didn’t mean that us bloggers will personally return said interception. I would likely collapse after about the 50-yard mark.

Tim - Penn State wins the turnover battle and James Franklin actually elects to go for it on 4th-and-goal from the 1-yard-line (and is handsomely rewarded with a touchdown).

James, please. We’re begging.

Eli - The Maryland defense can't stop a team with actual offensive weapons.

I’m not sure this qualifies as bold. It’s certainly not brazen. We may have to have a discussion here.

Aaron - Perry Hills gains more rushing yards than anyone else on either side.

Please, sweet death, come for me if this happens.

Lando - Will Likely returns a kick (kickoff or punt) for a touchdown.

Nope, not going to make the obvious joke here. I’m better than that. (I’m really not, but still.)

Chris L - Will Likely does NOT return a kick for a touchdown. Gillikin continues to amaze, putting Likely on an island, and Julius continues to hold serve on kickoffs.

So, you’re saying he isn’t likely to have a return touchdown? Hmm. (See, told you I’m not any better than that.)

There you are. You’ve heard our worst, so give us your best. And as always, the game schedule is yours to peruse and comment on in the open thread.

Thursday, Oct. 6, 2016
Matchup Time (ET) TV / Streaming
Temple at Memphis 8:00 p.m. ESPN / WatchESPN
Western Kentucky at Louisiana Tech 8:00 p.m. CBSSN /
Friday, Oct. 7, 2016
Matchup Time (ET) TV / Streaming
(3) Clemson at Boston College 7:30 p.m. ESPN / WatchESPN
SMU at Tulsa 8:00 p.m. ESPN2 / WatchESPN
UMass at Old Dominion 8:00 p.m. CUSA.TV
(19) Boise State at New Mexico 9:00 p.m. CBSSN /
Tulane at UCF PPD Rescheduled for Nov. 5
Saturday, Oct. 8, 2016
Matchup Time (ET) TV / Streaming
Cincinnati at UConn 11:30 a.m. CBSSN /
LSU at (18) Florida Noon ESPN / WatchESPN
(20) Oklahoma vs. Texas (from Dallas, TX) Noon FS1 / FS Go
Auburn at Mississippi State Noon SECN / WatchESPN
East Carolina at USF Noon ESPNews / WatchESPN
Iowa at Minnesota Noon ESPN2 / WatchESPN
Maryland at Penn State Noon BTN / BTN2Go
Notre Dame at NC State Noon ABC / WatchESPN
Southern Miss at UTSA Noon ASN/MASN
TCU at Kansas Noon ESPNU / WatchESPN
Georgia Tech at Pittsburgh 12:30 p.m. ACCN / WatchESPN
Bowling Green at Ohio 2:00 p.m. ESPN3
(6) Houston at Navy 3:00 p.m. CBSSN /
Miami (OH) at Akron 3:00 p.m. ESPN3
Toledo at Eastern Michigan 3:00 p.m. ESPN3
(9) Tennessee at (8) Texas A&M 3:30 p.m. CBS /
(25) Virginia Tech at (17) North Carolina 3:30 p.m. ABC/ESPN2 / WatchESPN
Indiana at (2) Ohio State 3:30 p.m. ESPN / WatchESPN
Air Force at Wyoming 3:30 p.m. ROOT SPORTS / MWN
Army at Duke 3:30 p.m. RSN / WatchESPN
Ball State at Central Michigan 3:30 p.m. ASN / ESPN3
BYU at Michigan State 3:30 p.m. ABC/ESPN2 / WatchESPN
Charlotte at Florida Atlantic 3:30 p.m. CUSA.TV
Iowa State at Oklahoma State 3:30 p.m. ESPNU / WatchESPN
Kent State at Buffalo 3:30 p.m. ESPN3
Purdue at Illinois 3:30 p.m. BTN / BTN2Go
Texas State at Georgia State 3:30 p.m. ESPN3
(21) Colorado at USC 4:00 p.m. Pac-12N /
Vanderbilt at Kentucky 4:00 p.m. SECN / WatchESPN
Hawaii at San Jose State 4:30 p.m. Oceanic PPV
NIU at Western Michigan 6:30 p.m. CBSSN /
(1) Alabama at (16) Arkansas 7:00 p.m. ESPN / WatchESPN
(4) Michigan at Rutgers 7:00 p.m. ESPN2 / WatchESPN
Fresno State at Nevada 7:00 p.m. ESPN3
Idaho at ULM 7:00 p.m. ESPN3
Marshall at North Texas 7:00 p.m. ASN/MASN
Syracuse at Wake Forest 7:00 p.m. RSN / WatchESPN
Texas Tech at Kansas State 7:00 p.m. ESPNU / WatchESPN
(5) Washington at Oregon 7:30 p.m. FOX / FS Go
Georgia at South Carolina 7:30 p.m. SECN / WatchESPN
(23) Florida State at (10) Miami (FL) 8:00 p.m. ABC / WatchESPN
FIU at UTEP 8:00 p.m. CUSA.TV
California at Oregon State 9:00 p.m. Pac-12N /
Arizona at (24) Utah 10:00 p.m. FS1 / FS Go
Utah State at Colorado State 10:00 p.m. CBSSN /
Washington State at (15) Stanford 10:30 p.m. ESPN / WatchESPN
UCLA at Arizona State 10:30 p.m. ESPN2 / WatchESPN
UNLV at San Diego State 10:30 p.m. ESPNU / WatchESPN