Week two of the 2020 college football season is here. Unlike most week twos, this college football Saturday only features 19 college football games.
Some members of the Big 12 and ACC are kicking off this weekend, highlighted by a College Gameday road trip to Winston-Salem to watch Clemson crush Wake Forest in an empty stadium. The best game of the day might be at noon when Louisiana travels to Iowa State, but all eyes locally will be on Cardinal Stadium. UofL has been a media darling all offseason. Tonight they’ll get their first test against a WKU team that finished the 2019 season on a heater, winning their final four games to give Tyson Helton a nine-win team in his first season as the Tops’ head coach
To prepare you for the full week two slate, Matt Jones and Drew Franklin shared their picks on the Free Money podcast. if You prefer a little more analysis, try 11 Personnel out for size or the Depth Chart Podcast. A complete look at today’s slate:
- Noon: Syracuse at #18 North Carolina on ACCN
- Noon: Louisiana at #23 Iowa State on ESPN
- Noon: Charlotte at App. State on ESPN2
- Noon: EKU at West Virginia on FS1
- Noon: Arkansas State at Kansas State on Fox
- 1:20: UL Monroe at Army on CBSSN
- 2:30: Duke at #10 Notre Dame on NBC
- 3:30: Georgia Tech at Florida State on ABC
- 3:30: UTSA at Georgia Southern on ESPNU
- 4:00: Austin Peay at Pitt on ACCN
- 7:00: The Citadel at South Florida on ESPNU
- 7:30: #1 Clemson at Wake Forest on ABC
- 7:30: Tulane at South Alabama on ESPN2
- 8:00: Utep at #14 Texas on Longhorn
- 8:00: WKU at UofL on ACCN
- 10:00: Coastal Carolina at Kansas on FS1
Who said Pac-12 after Dark is canceled this year? Kansas lost to the Sun Belt cellar-dwelling Chanticleers last year and 2020 is so crazy it might just happen again.
An Important Third Scrimmage
Just because they aren’t playing, doesn’t means the Cats aren’t in action. Today is moving day in the crucial third preseason scrimmage. Offensive coordinator Eddie Gran is looking for wide receivers who can consistently make explosive plays.
“Who’s that next guy stepping up?” Gran asked earlier this week. “We need just a couple more out of that group to be consistent and say that they want to be a part of this thing.”
Celtics Take Game Seven
Boston seemingly controlled the series throughout but just like Jurassic Park, the Raptors refused to die. A miracle in game three and some late calls in game six gave Toronto one more shot to return to the Eastern Conference Finals. Ultimately, Fred VanVleet couldn’t hit the big shot down the stretch. Sound familiar? The Celtics will advance to play Bam Adebayo, Tyler Herro and the rest of the Heatles.
Elsewhere in the bubble, the Nuggets surprised the Clippers with a 29-14 run to start the fourth quarter. Michael Porter Jr. took a lot of heat for publicly saying he needed the ball more. He responded by disappearing for almost the entire game before hitting a three, blocking a shot at the rim and grabbing a crucial rebound in the final two minutes of the game. Jamal Murray scored 26 as the Nuggets made it a 3-2 series with a 111-105 win.
The Los Angeles Lakers can close out the Rockets with a gentleman’s sweep tonight at 8 pm ET o ESPN.
Primetime Cincinnati Reds Specials
Even if you aren’t watching the Redlegs make a run at the playoffs against the Cardinals, you can still enjoy gameday specials when the first pitch is thrown at 8:15 pm ET at KSBar and Grille. Food and drink specials while every kind of sport is happening at once — what could get any better?
North Hardin wins Kroger’s first KSR Game of the Week
A field goal as time expired lifted North Hardin to a 19-17 victory over Frederick Douglass. I still can’t believe Cayden Logsdon’s kick made it through the uprights. You can’t see it from this angle, but the ball skipped across the turf on a low snap before Logsdon could just sneak it past the crossbar.
— Troy Howell (@teeroyhowell) September 12, 2020
The game featured four UK commits and six others with Kentucky scholarship offers. Every player made a significant impression at one point or another — even Jager Burton rushed for a two-point conversion — but no one played bigger when it mattered more than running back La’Vell Wright. The bowling ball powered his way through five tacklers to set up the game-winning field goal. He described to KSR what was going through his mind before he caught the crucial pass.
— Troy Howell (@teeroyhowell) September 12, 2020
We’ll have more from that game and others across the state later today on KSR. A few other scores from around the state:
- Bowling Green 14, St. X 0
- Beechwood 20, Corbin 14
- Belfry 33, Pulaski County 13
- Christian County 28, Madisonville North-Hopkins 20
- Cov Cath 21, Dixie Heights 14
- Glasgow 21, Allen County-Scottsville 19
- Meade County 14, John Hardin 7
- Powell County 34, Prestonsburg 28
- Southwestern 42, Wayne County 41
- Trinity 44, Cincinnati Moeller 7
- McCracken County 42, Mayfield 7
- Owensboro 50, Apollo 13
If you thought the end of the North Hardin-Douglass game was crazy, wait till you see this. By my count there are ten laterals on this miraculous play that happened before Kavosiey Smoke’s alma mater, Wetumpka, let Hillcrest take it to the house.
Hillcrest-Tuscaloosa (AL) was down 30-28 at their own 41-yard line with 2.9 seconds left.
Then THIS happened!??#game
— MaxPreps (@MaxPreps) September 12, 2020