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College Football Thursday Open Thread: Ghosts of the Pac 12

Thursday’s lineup features former USC quarterback Max Browne.

NCAA Football: Pittsburgh at Syracuse Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports

If you’re curious as to what happened to former USC quarterback Max Browne, look no further. He’ll be quarterbacking for Pitt in their game tonight against North Carolina.

But before we get to that, the first game this evening is going to be Ball State at Northern Illinois (4:00 pm PT, CBS Sports Network). This game will be the Battle for the Bronze Stalk, which was started in 2008. The NIU Huskies have won eight straight Bronze Stalks, and it looks like tonight they’ll be victorious yet again, as Ball State is still looking for their first MAC win of the season. The Ball State Cardinals have lost by an average of 42 points per game, and it doesn’t look like this game is going to be much different.

At 4:30 pm PT, we have two games, so pick your pleasure. North Carolina visits Pitt a battered, beaten team, but over the last two weeks have seen fewer mistakes and fewer missed tackles. This might prove to be a problem for Pitt, as the Panther offense hasn’t exactly been prolific, save one monstrous game against Duke where they hung 485 total yards on the Blue Devils.

Finally, Georgia Southern will travel to Appalachian State, where two conference foes will seek to revive their seasons. Appalachian State is on a two game losing streak, where they lost in double overtime to Massachusetts and then last week lost again to UL Monroe. Georgia Southern has it worse, as they come into this game winless, ranking 126th in the nation in passing yards (106.4/game).

Here is the full lineup for tonight:

College Football Thursday, November 9

Matchup Time (PT) TV Streaming
Matchup Time (PT) TV Streaming
Ball State at Northern Illinois 4:00 PM CBSSN CBSSports.com
Georgia Southern at Appalachian State 4:30 PM ESPNU WatchESPN.com
North Carolina at Pittsburgh 4:30 PM ESPN WatchESPN.com

This is your College Football Thursday open thread.

Go Bruins!