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Opening Saturday Rolls On: Afternoon Games Open Thread

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As the countdown to kickoff at Memorial Stadium continues, enjoy the afternoon games and discuss them here. Among the games of interest to Pac-12 fans is the dean of Pac-12 pirates, Mike Leach, taking his Washington State Cougars to the Plains to take on the SEC's Auburn Tigers.

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The opening Saturday of the season continues with the afternoon games. Pac-12 teams Oregon, Oregon State, and Washington State are in action this afternoon. Washington State has the toughest assignment of the three, traveling to Auburn. Will the Pac-12 get a win against an SEC school?

Here is the afternoon schedule (all times Pacific):

Saturday, August 31st

Colgate at Air Force 12:00 p.m. (RSRM / RSNW) (HD) / Video: MWC / PLN
BYU at Virginia 12:30 p.m. ESPNU (HD) / WatchESPN
Central Michigan at Michigan 12:30 p.m. BTN (HD) / BTN2Go
Mississippi State vs. Oklahoma State 12:30 p.m. (ABC (HD) / ESPN2 (HD)) / WatchESPN
Northern Illinois at Iowa 12:30 p.m. BTN (HD) / BTN2Go
Penn State vs. Syracuse 12:30 p.m. (ABC (HD) / ESPN2 (HD)) / WatchESPN
Temple at Notre Dame 12:30 p.m. NBC (HD) /
Louisiana Lafayette at Arkansas 1:00 p.m. FS South / (ESPN-GP / espn3)
Nicholls State at Oregon 1:00 p.m. FS1 (HD)
ESPN GoalLine 130 p.m. ESPN (HD) / WatchESPN
Alabama vs. Virginia Tech 2:30 p.m. ESPN (HD) / WatchESPN
Austin Peay at Tennessee 3:00 p.m. (ESPN-GP / espn3) / PPV (new link) (TN)
Eastern Washington at Oregon State 3:00 p.m. PAC-12 Network (HD) / Pac-12 Video
Furman at Gardner Webb 3:00 p.m. ESPN-GP / WMYA (cable) / espn3 /
Kentucky vs. Western Kentucky 4:00 p.m. ESPN News / WatchESPN *9 / espn3?
Louisiana Monroe at Oklahoma 4:00 p.m. PPV
Miami Ohio at Marshall 4:00 p.m. CBSSN (HD)
Murray State at Missouri 4:00 p.m. (ESPN-GP / espn3) */ PPV (MO)
Washington State at Auburn 4:00 p.m. ESPNU (HD) / WatchESPN
Wofford at Baylor 4:30 p.m. MSG+ (HD) / SS (HD) / FCSC (cable)

This is your open thread for the afternoon games. Pace yourself. It's still a few hours before Cal kicks off against Northwestern!