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CRFF OPEN GAMETHREAD & HOW TO WATCH: Oklahoma State at Central Michigan

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We've waited a long time for this...let's hope the hype is legit.

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The Rudolph Express is ready to leave the station, and we've been on board since the Cactus Bowl.

The Chippewas should provide the kind of test we might expect...if all goes well, the starters should be resting by the end of the 3rd quarter.

I know this is the first game, but the Cowboys under Gundy usually come out well on opening day, so I would expect them to make quick work of this.

Central Michigan returns 38 juniors and seniors, most notably their starting QB, Cooper Rush. Rush was the only QB to record stats for the Chippewas in 2014, so he's obviously durable. They lost their leading rusher, but return 3 players that split 219 carries pretty evenly between them. The returning Jr's and Sr's are also split evenly (17 off, 18 def, 3 ST).

The game will be broadcast on ESPNU at 7pm Eastern (6pm Central).

This isn't the only action of note today, all times Eastern.

North Carolina @ South Carolina...6pm ESPN

Michigan @ Utah, 8:30pm FS1

TCU @ Minnesota...9pm ESPN

UTSA @ Arizona...10pm PAC12

Here's you full TV listing for Thursday night, including the game in Hawaii, which is happening after midnight on the East Coast:

Thu, Sept 3, 2015
6:00 PM ET
CBSS
FIU at UCF
6:00 PM ET
ESPN
North Carolina vs.
(Charlotte, NC)
South Carolina
7:00 PM ET
ESPN3
Stony Brook at Toledo
7:00 PM ET
ESPN3
VMI at Ball State
7:00 PM ET
ESPNU
Oklahoma State at Central Michigan
7:00 PM ET
ESPN3
Elon at Wake Forest
7:30 PM ET
ESPN3
Villanova at Connecticut
7:30 PM ET
ESPN3
Alcorn State at (16) Georgia Tech
8:00 PM ET
SECN
Western Kentucky at Vanderbilt
8:30 PM ET
FS1
Michigan at Utah
9:00 PM ET
ESPN3
Ohio at Idaho
9:00 PM ET
N/A
Southern Utah at Utah State
9:00 PM ET
ESPN
(2) TCU at Minnesota
9:30 PM ET
CBSS
Duke at Tulane
10:00 PM ET
MWC Video
Abilene Christian at Fresno State
10:00 PM ET
N/A
New Hampshire at San Jose State
10:00 PM ET
MWC Video
California-Davis at Nevada
10:00 PM ET
PAC12
Texas-San Antonio at (22) Arizona
Fri, Sept 4, 2015
1:00 AM ET
CBSS
Colorado at Hawaii

Let's have some fun in the comments!!

GO POKES!!!

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