An thrilling Week Two introduced us questions like “Is Texas Again”? (reply: sure), and “Is Miami again”? (reply: no), and “How does a convention that has 8 ranked groups and the very best class of QBs not get a TV deal?” (reply: ask the TV bosses).
Now we’re left to sit down and marvel whereas we benefit from the slate that Week Three of the faculty soccer season supplies us.
When was the final time Alabama performed a highway sport at a non-Energy 5 faculty and who did they play?
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Sadly, Week Three supplies us with the fewest variety of video games of the season so far – solely 75 video games complete.
- 21 of the video games showcase a Soccer Championship Subdivision (FCS) staff taking over a Soccer Bowl Subdivision (FBS) staff, the bottom complete of the season.
- 23 video games pit a Group of 5 opponent towards a Energy 5 staff.
- 14 video games will pit two Group of 5 opponents towards each other.
- 17 video games see two Energy 5 opponents taking over one another.
YOU THOUGHT YOU’D SEEN THE LAST OF ME?
Week 3 matchups which have been 30 years within the making:
Indiana Hoosiers vs. Louisville Cardinals
The Hoosiers and Cardinals meet for the primary time since 1986 when Mr. Howard Schnellenberger was the top coach of the Cardinals. Indiana head coach Invoice Mallory defeated him each instances giving the Hoosiers a 2-0 collection lead.
San Jose State Spartans at Toledo Rockets
The Spartans journey to Toledo, Ohio to fulfill with the Rockets for the second time and first since 1981. The Rockets have blasted off to a 1-0 collection lead.
Hawaii Rainbow Warriors at Oregon Geese
Hawaii and Oregon haven’t met since 1994 (29 years in the past) and the Rainbow Warriors have gained three straight however path 4-3 within the collection.
Idaho Vandals at Cal Golden Bears
The Idaho Vandals go away the pleasant Kibbie Dome for the second week in a row for a matchup not seen since 1934. Cal leads the collection 4-0.
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Maryland and Virginia performed yearly from 1957 via 2013 however will meet for the primary time in ten years on Friday. Maryland leads the collection 44-32-2.
NICE TO MAKE YOUR ACQUAINTANCE
These video games have by no means been seen earlier than by the eyes of school soccer followers:
- Georgia Southern at Wisconsin
- Central Michigan at Notre Dame
- Minnesota at North Carolina
- Western Kentucky at Ohio State
- Kansas at Nevada
- VMI at NC State
- Lengthy Island at Baylor
- Tarleton State at Texas Tech
- NC Central at UCLA
- Prairie View A&M at SMU
- Norfolk State at Temple
- North Dakota at Boise State
- Duquesne at Costal Carolina
- Stony Brook at Arkansas State
- Jackson State at Texas State
- Central Connecticut at Kent State
SO…WE MEET AGAIN…
Week Three gives up eight video games during which followers each love and hate to see on the schedule:
Tennessee at Florida – “The Third Saturday in September”
Tennessee hasn’t gained two straight since ’03-’04, have misplaced 9 straight within the Swamp.
Pitt at West Virginia – “The Yard Brawl”
106th assembly, first time in West Virginia since 2011. Pitt leads the collection 62-40-3.
New Mexico State at New Mexico – “Rio Grande Rivalry”
113th assembly between these Land of Enchantment Universities; the Lobos lead the collection by a commanding 73-34-5 margin.
Miami (OH) at Cincinnati – “Battle for the Victory Bell”
Would be the 127th battle for the victory bell. Cincinnati has gained 16 straight and now leads this historic collection 60-59-7.
Kansas State at Missouri
99th assembly. Performed yearly from 1927-2011; Missouri leads collection 60-33-5.
Tulane at Southern Miss – “Battle for the Bell”
This southern rivalry will probably be performed for the thirty fourth time, with Southern Miss main 24-9.
Indiana State at Ball State – “Battle for the Blue Key Victory Bell”
66th assembly of those Hoosier state rivals and first since 2014. Indiana State holds the Victory Bell whereas Ball State leads the collection 38-24-1.
Colorado State at Colorado – “Rocky Mountain Showdown”
92nd assembly between the Rams and Buffaloes. This Fort Collins vs Boulder matchup pits the nations #2 passer in Shedeur Sanders vs. the nation’s worst go protection.
START THE BUS, BOARD THE PLANE
The shortest and longest journeys in Week 3 are:
• Texas Southern at Rice – Lower than one mile separates these two faculties, overlook the bus!
• Weber State at Utah – The buses will solely need to journey 35 miles for this in state matchup.
• Miami (Ohio) at Cincinnati – These longtime rivals are separated by a mere 39 miles.
• Colorado State at Colorado – A 55 mile drive down I-25 is all that separates these two Rocky Mountain faculties.
• Pitt at West Virginia – The Yard Brawl is actually that since these two rivals battle for the 77 miles of highway that hold them aside.
• Kansas at Nevada – Kansas has to journey 1,588 miles, via three states and two instances zones, to go to the Wolf Pack.
• Vanderbilt at UNLV – The Commodores will fly 1,787 for this early season matchup.
• San Jose State at Toledo – This Group of 5 matchup requires a couple of airplanes to make the two,386 mile trek.
• NC Central at UCLA – NC Central will journey a whopping 2,538 miles for this non-conference matchup.
GAMES TO WATCH
#15 Kansas State at Missouri
Midday ET, SEC Community
These former Huge 12 rivals meet with Kansas State coming off a 42-13 win over Troy whereas Mizzou is limping in after solely beating Center Tennessee State 23-19.
#8 Washington at Michigan State
5 pm ET, Peacock
The highly effective Huskies offense involves city to tackle a Michigan State squad embroiled in its second controversy in as many seasons. Do the Spartans stand an opportunity?
James Madison at Troy
7 pm ET, NFL Community
This may have been the 2022 Solar Belt Convention Title sport if James Madison had been eligible. May we see a preview of the 2023 Solar Belt Convention Title sport?
#11 Tennessee at Florida
7 pm ET, ESPN
The Third Saturday in September will see if the Volunteers can snap a 9 sport shedding streak in The Swamp.
2003 at Hawai’i. The Crimson Tide misplaced 37-29.
How uncommon is Alabama’s highway journey to the USF Bulls? In Nick Saban’s 17 years at Bama, he has solely performed three true non-conference highway video games towards Energy 5 opponents and positively not towards a Group of 5 staff. Now he will probably be heading to Tampa to tackle the Bulls. The 2 faculties have solely performed as soon as, a 40-17 Crimson Tide victory.