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Friday Night Open Thread: Spotlight on Marshall and Colorado State

CUSA-East is poised for a scramble, while the Rams could take charge out west.

The Rams have been handling business in conference.
The Rams have been handling business in conference.
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It’s a busy night, relatively, in the top division of college football. But there are no truly big names in action, so many of you will probably be zeroing in on FS1 at 7:00 to see if the Houston Astros can force Game Seven in the ALCS. Because the Yankees are just the worst, I know everyone will be pulling for the ‘Stros. RIGHT?

Football action kicks off early tonight, as Western Kentucky travels to Norfolk to face Old Dominion at 5:00 on CBSSN. At 6:00 on ESPN, another C-USA East contest begins, and this one’s a biggie. Marshall, 5-1 with their only loss at the hands of surprising North Carolina State, travels to Middle Tennessee State to take on the team that beat the team that beat Clemson.

There’s late night football for you tonight as well. At 8:30 on CBSSN, Air Force travels to Nevada in a game between struggling programs. But at 9:15 on ESPN, New Mexico will host Colorado State, a team which has a couple of losses to Power 5 schools but has already jumped out to a 3-0 record in the Mountain West. A win tonight would ensure that the Rams still have a game in hand over either Boise State or Wyoming. Those two teams will meet one another at Albertsons Stadium tomorrow night, and a Colorado State win tonight makes that game an absolute must-win for both teams; the winner would remain a half-game back of the Rams, but the loser would be in big doo-doo.

Enjoy your Friday, and we’ll be back in the morning with all the Oklahoma you could ever hope to stomach.