Syracuse vs. Tulane Pre-Game/College Gameday Thread

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ESPN's College Gameday is in North Dakota today... oh, and we're also facing Tulane at the Dome.

Syracuse and Tulane face off at 12:30 p.m. ET today, but there's plenty going on in the meantime. If you weren't aware (you are), ESPN's College Gameday will be taking place from Fargo, ND, home of the North Dakota State Bison today. That's the FCS North Dakota State Bison. Who, once it hits 9 a.m. ET, will have hosted College Gameday one more time than the ACC's Syracuse Orange have...

This is depressing, but also a product of a horrendous slate of games this Saturday. Also, North Dakota State does deserve this for several honest-to-goodness reasons. See below:

  • Won last four games versus FBS opponents (including last year's Big 12 champ Kansas State this season)
  • They're the top-ranked FCS team in the nation and have won two straight national championships
  • This Rodger Sherman feature from the SB Nation main site should cover a lot of the rest
  • And if not... HOLY CRAP LOOK AT THIS:

So this is your thread for all things Gameday and pre-game Syracuse v. Tulane. Hopefully you have the ability to watch the Orange on an actual television, versus your computer. There are also a bunch of other games that start earlier than SU's, which we can also chat about:

Time (ET) AWAY HOME Channel Comments?
Noon Florida A&M Ohio State BTN Nope.
Noon FIU Louisville ESPN3 Over by halftime.
Noon North Carolina Georgia Tech ESPN Meaningful ACC game for Coastal race.
Noon Vanderbilt UMass ESPNEWS Why is this even on television? #Bloodbath
Noon San Jose State Minnesota ESPN2 Take the Spartans.
Noon Marshall Virginia Tech ESPNU Marshall can score. VaTech can't. Hokies probably win anyway
Noon Wake Forest Army CBS Sports Wake has a real, REAL shot to lose this game...
Noon Toledo Central Michigan ESPN3 #MACtion
Noon Middle Tennessee FAU ???? This is a C-USA game, until it's an AAC game in 2016
Noon Western Michigan Iowa BTN Doubtful you want to watch this.
Noon Louisiana Tech Kansas Fox Sports 1 Charlie Weis... catch the excitement!
12:21 p.m. North Texas Georgia ESPN3 This won't end well for the Mean Green.

It's very early here on the West Coast and I've been up since 4:45 a.m. PT! How about yourself?!

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