If you're reading this, then congratulations. You're one of the amazing fans that hasn't jumped ship after last week's unfortunate events. ("We will fight to the end," people! It's right there in the song! The season is still young.) The first regular season loss under Coach Meyer/since Land-Grant Holy Land began has shown us all that this team still has a lot to work on. Urban Meyer's done talking about it, though, so let's move on to this week, when the Buckeyes take on the Kent State Golden Flashes.
Before we get started with coverage questions, though, let's address the one question that the whole nation is asking right now.
What's a "Golden Flash"?
It's nothing, apparently. The name was chosen in 1926 and first used in 1927; when it was chosen, no significance was attached to it. Apparently someone just thought it was cool. Their mascot is a golden eagle named Flash, so it seems they're trying to make it work. In the early 1920s, though, they were the Silver Foxes. Shame on them for every changing that.
When and where is this week's game?
We are once again playing at home in the Horseshoe. Kickoff is at noon ET, meaning you get to start the day the right way: with Ohio State football.
How can I enjoy the game from the comfort of my own home?
This week's game will be on ABC (or, in a few non-Ohio locations, ESPN 2). We've got a nice coverage map for you here. Basically, the Buckeyes are dominating the airwaves that day. #BuckeyeNation. 97.1 FM will also be broadcasting the game. The game will also be on the WatchESPN app, for those of you who prefer Internet-based entertainment. Our announcing crew this week will be Bob Wischusen, Matt Millen, and Quint Kessenich.
Here's this week's viewing map:
Kirk Herbstreit is my hero. Where will GameDay be this week?
Just as Matt Brown and I predicted, GameDay will be at
Tennessee vs. Oklahoma Incarnate Word vs. North Dakota State. Okay, so we didn't call this one. We weren't expecting them to go visit an FCS team. The Bisons have earned it, though. NDSU is currently on a 26-game winning streak. They're the current three-time defending national champions of the FCS. In their season opener against FBS opponent Iowa State, they won by 20 points. They appear to know how to play some football. That game will be on at 3:30 p.m. ET, and you can watch it online. (Apparently you can be good enough for GameDay but not good enough for TV coverage.)
That sounds exciting, but what is Incarnate Word? That doesn't sound like any football team I've ever heard of.
The University of the Incarnate Word is a private Catholic university in Texas. (Surprise! There are Catholics in Texas.) They've had a football team since 2009, and they had their first winning season last season. They're 0-2 so far this year. #UpsetWatch
What's the rest of the Big Ten up to this week?
We didn't represent ourselves well last week. The three big B1G games (Ohio State, Michigan State, and That Team Up North) all ended in losses for the conference. Here's hoping we can shake it off and get some Ws this time around.
Maryland and Indiana also play at noon today. Iowa and Michigan start their games at 3:30 p.m., with Minnesota and Illinois following at 4 p.m. Purdue will
lose to play Notre Dame at 7:30 p.m. Rutgers makes its Big Ten debut against Penn State at 8 p.m. on the BTN, and Nebraska rounds out the night with a 10:30 p.m. kickoff.
What if that wasn't enough, and someone wanted to watch every single game? I'm asking for a friend.
You've come to the right spot:
|Saturday, September 13, 2014||Time (ET)||TV|
|Syracuse @ Central Michigan||12:00 PM||ESPNEWS|
|Pittsburgh @ FIU||12:00 PM||FS1|
|Georgia Southern @ Georgia Tech||12:00 PM||ESPN3/ESPNGP|
|West Virginia @ Maryland||12:00 PM||BTN/Overflow|
|Kent State @ (22) Ohio State||12:00 PM||ABC/ESPN2|
|East Carolina @ (17) Virginia Tech||12:00 PM||ESPN|
|UCF @ (20) Missouri||12:00 PM||SEC Network|
|Massachusetts @ Vanderbilt||12:00 PM||ESPN3/ESPNGP|
|Ohio @ Marshall||12:00 PM||CBS Sports|
|Boise State @ Connecticut||12:00 PM||ABC/ESPN2|
|Indiana @ Bowling Green||12:00 PM||ESPNU|
|(21) Louisville @ Virginia||12:30 PM||ESPN3/ESPNGP|
|Wyoming @ (2) Oregon||2:00 PM||Pac-12|
|Air Force @ Georgia State||2:00 PM||ESPN3|
|UC Davis @ Colorado State||3:00 PM|
|Indiana State @ Ball State||3:00 PM||ESPN3|
|Kansas @ Duke||3:30 PM||ESPN3/ESPNGP|
|Arkansas State @ Miami (FL)||3:30 PM||ESPNU|
|Miami (OH) @ Michigan||3:30 PM||BTN/Overflow|
|(6) Georgia @ (24) South Carolina||3:30 PM||CBS|
|North Carolina State @ South Florida||3:30 PM||CBS Sports|
|Iowa State @ Iowa||3:30 PM||ESPN|
|Arkansas @ Texas Tech||3:30 PM||ABC|
|Alabama A&M @ UAB||3:30 PM||ASN|
|Louisiana-Lafayette @ (14) Mississippi||4:00 PM||SEC Network|
|Mississippi State @ South Alabama||4:00 PM||ESPNEWS|
|Minnesota @ TCU||4:00 PM||FS1|
|Illinois @ Washington||4:00 PM||FOX|
|Army @ (15) Stanford||5:00 PM||Pac-12|
|Western Michigan @ Idaho||5:00 PM||ESPN3|
|Southern Miss @ (3) Alabama||6:00 PM||ESPN2|
|Eastern Michigan @ Old Dominion||6:00 PM|
|Louisiana-Monroe @ (10) LSU||7:00 PM||ESPNU|
|Texas-San Antonio @ Oklahoma State||7:00 PM||FSN|
|Wake Forest @ Utah State||7:00 PM||CBS Sports|
|Tulsa @ Florida Atlantic||7:00 PM||FCS|
|Western Kentucky @ Middle Tennessee||7:00 PM|
|Abilene Christian @ Troy||7:00 PM||ESPN3|
|Northern Illinois @ UNLV||7:00 PM|
|Kentucky @ Florida||7:30 PM||SEC Network|
|Purdue @ (11) Notre Dame||7:30 PM||NBC|
|(9) USC @ Boston College||8:00 PM||ESPN|
|Penn State @ Rutgers||8:00 PM||BTN/Overflow|
|Tennessee @ (4) Oklahoma||8:00 PM||ABC|
|(12) UCLA @ Texas||8:00 PM||FOX|
|Navy @ Texas State||8:00 PM||ESPNEWS|
|Portland State @ Washington State||8:00 PM||Pac-12|
|New Mexico State @ UTEP||8:00 PM||ASN|
|Southeastern Louisiana @ Tulane||8:00 PM||ESPN3|
|Rice @ (7) Texas A&M||9:00 PM||ESPN2|
|(16) Arizona State @ Colorado||10:00 PM||ESPNU|
|Nebraska @ Fresno State||10:30 PM||CBS Sports|
|Nevada @ Arizona||11:00 PM||Pac-12|
|Northern Iowa @ Hawaii||12:00 AM|
Questions for next week? That's what the comments section is for. Ask away, and who knows? Maybe your question could appear in next week's guide. You'd be Internet famous, like Keyboard Cat.