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Dave WilsonESPN Staff Writer
- Dave Wilson is an editor for ESPN.com since 2010. He previously worked at The Dallas Morning News, San Diego Union-Tribune and Las Vegas Sun.
It’s just Week 2 of the college football season and we’ve already got ACC conference games on the schedule. Even crazier? Hated ACC rivals Duke and Notre Dame are going at it Saturday.
Yeah, we don’t have to tell you this is an unusual season. But witness the glory of D’Eriq King taking flight in Miami on Thursday night and get a little rush of adrenaline.
There’s more where that came from this weekend. Not to mention the good stuff we have here, from frog legs to million-dollar, 20-foot-tall chicken statues.
Yeah, still weird.
The week’s best games
All times Eastern; lines courtesy of Caesars Sportsbook
Syracuse at No. 18 North Carolina (-23), noon, ACC Network/ESPN App
Louisiana at No. 23 Iowa State (-11.5), noon, ESPN/ESPN App
Duke at No. 10 Notre Dame (-20), 2:30 p.m., NBC
Georgia Tech at Florida State (-12.5), 3:30 p.m., ABC/ESPN App
Missouri State at No. 5 Oklahoma (no line), 6 p.m., SoonerSports.tv pay-per-view
No. 1 Clemson (-33) at Wake Forest, 7:30 p.m., ABC/ESPN App
UTEP at No. 14 Texas (-43), 8 p.m. Longhorn Network/ESPN App
(Not so) Breakfast, my friend
Coach Corso is having breakfast by the pool at his home in Orlando during a @CollegeGameDay break. pic.twitter.com/4MZwb7DRCF
— bill hofheimer (@bhofheimer_espn) September 12, 2020
A little Texas toast
The SMU-TCU Iron Skillet rivalry game scheduled for Friday has been postponed indefinitely, but SMU managed a good burn on the Horned Frogs with a little frog leg fry.
— SMU FootbaII (@SMU_Football) September 11, 2020
At long last, the wait is over
Finally, South Carolina’s $995,000 golden gamecock statue is being assembled in front of Williams-Brice Stadium. According to The State, it was originally planned for the 2017 season and was fully funded by donors. It’ll take two weeks to assemble, but when it’s done, it’ll be 20 feet tall and will weigh about 19,000 pounds.
— Gamecock Football (@GamecockFB) September 10, 2020
Well, that’s something
The Bobby Petrino era begins at Missouri State on Saturday with a road trip to Norman, Oklahoma, and a game against the Sooners. That’s no easy debut. Just remember, if times get tough, you’ll always have this video of Petrino throwing a football with a bear.
— Missouri State (@MissouriState) September 8, 2020
They liked it, so they put a ring on it
Maybe you’ve heard of the Turnover Chain, which spawned a lot of shiny imitators. Now, witness the birth of the Touchdown Ring.
𝘉𝘓𝘐𝘕𝘎. 𝘉𝘓𝘐𝘕𝘎.@CanesFootball’s new Touchdown Rings 💍🙌pic.twitter.com/Edh4tcYuJp
— ACC Network (@acBioreportswork) September 11, 2020
We all need a Little Corso
Andrew Williams of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, is a College GameDay superfan, and according to his dad, he asked for a set for his ninth birthday.
— College GameDay (@CollegeGameDay) September 10, 2020
App State from deep
The Mountaineers took the uniform reveal to new depths.
Uniforms for week 1 💦#BeatUNCC pic.twitter.com/CLUubFZj7A
— App State Football (@AppState_FB) September 10, 2020
They’re really teeing off on each other
Is there anything dads love more than golf smack? Even SEC football coaches can’t help themselves.
Jeremy Pruitt: “Every time I’ve played golf with Kirby Smart, he’s the only guy who always finds his ball in the woods. Always.”
— David Ubben (@davidubben) September 10, 2020
For the record – I don’t play golf with 25+ handicap golfers
— Coach Kirby Smart (@KirbySmartUGA) September 11, 2020