Thursday is here and with it comes a list of three college football games today on national TV, including a head-to-head at Power 5.
There are no AP top 25 teams on the field today, but an intriguing showdown in the ACC, along with a hopeful Big Ten facing off against a non-conference opponent and a Sun Belt showdown.
Here’s your quick and easy schedule for today’s college football games.
All times Oriental | Odds courtesy SI Sportsbook
West Virginia at Virginia Tech
Thursday, September 22 | 19:30 | ESPN
Line: West Virginia -1.5
FPI Pick: West Virginia 63.0%
West Virginia: An important road test for the Mountaineers as they recover from casualties for Pitt and Kansas. WVU’s potent offense meets a technology unit allowing just 12.3 ppg and has a credible threat in lead back CJ Donaldson, who has 6 rushing TDs and 2 100-yard games so far.
Virginia Tech: First-year coach Brent Pry already has a loss to the Old Dominion in his history, but he could turn the offense behind quarterback Grant Wells against a WVU team that allowed 14 touchdowns in 3 games. Wells is a 66% passer with 4 TDs but also 4 picks
Coastal Carolina in the State of Georgia
Thursday, September 22 | 19:30 | ESPN2
Line: Carolina Coastal -2
FPI Pick: State of Georgia 52.3%
Coastal Carolina: Grayson McCall is still one of college football’s most talented quarterbacks, good for 70% of his shooting with 9 TDs and a pick, and he’s backed by a pair of beefy rushers, Reese White and CJ Beasley, who have over 200 yards and 2 out of 3 Chanticleers race scores. CC has 10 takeaways in 3 games so far.
Georgia State: 0-3 for the year, but with a close loss to North Carolina under his belt, the Panthers have a double threat in quarterback Darren Grainger with 8 touchdowns in the air while recording the team’s second-highest rushing yards and other scoring. . GSU put up over 200 yards against UNC.
Chattanooga in Illinois
Thursday, September 22 | 8:30 pm | BTN
Line: No line
FPI Pick: Illinois 95.4%
Chattanooga: Ball control and possession time are the game of the Mocs, playing with a group of talented quarterbacks behind a veteran, physical offensive line, averaging 185 yards per game. Ailym Ford leads the unit with 325 rushing yards and 4 touchdowns, plus 109 recreational yards plus 2 points.
Illinois: Another team that likes to run with the ball, Illini is currently 4th in the Big Ten with 224 yards per game. Chase Brown is Bret Bielema’s main weapon, rushing for 496 yards on 75 tries with 2 scores and at least 140 in every game.
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