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Anchor Drop, November 16, 2019: Saturday Open Thread

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Ah, yes, the pain of Vanderbilt football.

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Good morning.

Vanderbilt’s soccer season ended yesterday afternoon with a loss to Clemson in the first round of the NCAA Tournament, on penalty kicks after playing through overtime. Soccer is stupid.

Vanderbilt bowling went 3-2 on Friday in the first day of the Ladyjack Hammer Classic in Kenosha, Wisconsin. They took close losses to sworn blood rival McKendree and Arkansas State, but won over Maryville, Nebraska, and Youngstown State.

The Gold team took the Black and Gold Series in extra innings, after the Black team evened the series with a 4-3 win in the seven-inning game. The Hustler broke down the first game.

Women’s cross country finished in 5th place at the NCAA South Regional; men’s cross country took 11th place.

Chris Lee at VandySports podcasted with Willy Daunic, mostly about the Richmond game, on Friday.

Today’s Other Football

If you’re pregaming before the Vanderbilt game, the early time slot has Michigan State at Michigan on FOX, Alabama at Mississippi State on ESPN, Florida at Missourah on CBS, Indiana at Penn State on ABC, TCU at Texas Tech on ESPN2, Kansas at Oklahoma State on FS1, Wisconsin at Nebraska on the Big Ten Network, and the most AoG game possible on the Big Ten Network alternate channel: 1-9 UMass at 1-8 Northwestern. That last one might actively be a worse football game than Kentucky-Vanderbilt.

(Actually, I take that back. Tulane at Temple on ESPNU might be the most AoG game possible.)

At 1:30, Navy is at Notre Dame on NBC. You just have to be different, don’t you, Notre Dame?

Should you wish to avert your eyes from the Vanderbilt game at 2:30, CBS has Georgia at Auburn. ABC has Wake Forest at Clemson, ESPN has West Virginia at Kansas State, ESPN2 has Memphis at Houston, FS1 has Texas at Iowa State, and the Big Ten Network is stuck with Ohio State-Rutgers. At 3, FOX has undefeated Minnesota at Iowa. (Alternatively, you may watch AoG’s favorite FCS team, the South Dakota State Jackrabbits, host Northern Iowa on ESPN3.)

At 6, LSU is at Ole Miss on ESPN, ESPN2 has Air Force at Colorado State, and ESPN Extra has Valdosta State at West Georgia. At 6:30, the conquerors of THEM host App State on ESPNU, ABC has Oklahoma at Baylor, FS1 has Arizona State at Oregon State, and the SEC Network has the Game Penises at Texas A&M. And at 7, UCLA is at Utah on FOX.

And in the late shift: New Mexico at Boise State at 9:15 on ESPN2, Arizona at Oregon at 9:30 on ESPN, and USC at Cal at 10:00 on FS1.

Bad Gambling Advice (Football Edition)

Alabama at Mississippi State (11:00 AM, ESPN): Alabama -18.5, Over 61

Florida at Missouri (11:00 AM, CBS): Florida -6.5, Under 50.5

Georgia at Auburn (2:30 PM, CBS): Auburn +4, Under 42

Kentucky at Vanderbilt (2:30 PM, SEC Network): Vanderbilt +10, Under 42

LSU at Ole Miss (6:00 PM, ESPN): Ole Miss +21.5, Over 65

South Carolina at Texas A&M (6:30 PM, SEC Network): South Carolina +11.5, Under 50

Bad Gambling Advice (Basketball Edition)

Nicholls at LSU (3:00 PM, SEC Network+): Nicholls +20, Over 151

Montana at Arkansas (4:00 PM, SEC Network+): Arkansas -16.5, Under 142.5

Tennessee vs. Washington (4:00 PM, ESPN+): Washington +2.5, Over 134

Scoreboard

SEC Basketball: Auburn 116, CSU Northridge 70 ... Georgia 100, Delaware State 66 ... Ole Miss 85, Western Michigan 58 ... South Carolina 90, Cleveland State 63 ... Rhode Island 93, Alabama 79 ... Gonzaga 79, Texas A&M 49.

NBA: Hornets 109, Pistons 106 ... Magic 111, Spurs 109 ... Rockets 111, Pacers 102 ... Thunder 127, 76ers 119 ... Grizzlies 107, Jazz 106 ... Wizards 137, Timberwolves 116 ... Celtics 106, Warriors 100 ... Lakers 99, Kings 97.

NHL: Bruins 4, Maple Leafs 2 ... Devils 2, Penguins 1 ... Canadiens 5, Capitals 2 ... Blue Jackets 3, Blues 2 ... Senators 2, Flyers 1.