College Open Thread - Sep. 8, Late Games

Jarvis Jones enjoys playing defense. (Photo by Kevin Liles-US PRESSWIRE)

SEC Day continues as we pay homage to what used to be a decent Penn State football team.

In the meanwhile, Florida-Texas A&M, Iowa-Iowa St. and Wisconsin-Oregon St. are all worth watching as they close out.

Washington at #3 LSU (7 p.m., ESPN) - MTD Watch Notes

While any game in Baton Rouge is worth watching in and of itself, this one's especially fun with Washington's offense.

QB Keith Price, WR Kasen Williams, TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins -- all look impressive. On the other side, check out CB Desmond Trufant, the younger brother of Seahawks CB Marcus Trufant.

For LSU, uh, look at everybody? The big news this week was that LT Chris Faulk was injured mid-week in practice and will miss the rest of the season. You've still got WRs, RBs, DEs, DTs, CBs and more to look at ahead of their NFL careers. Take your pick.

#7 Georgia at Missouri (7:45 p.m., ESPN2)

Like the Florida-A&M matchup, we're looking at SEC virgin Missouri going up against a historical powerhouse. To be fair, Georgia isn't a pushover. Rams fans will want to look at OLB Jarvis Jones, SS Shawn Williams, WR Tavarres King, DT Abry Jones and OLB Cornelius Washington. I'd add FS Bacarri Rambo, but he's still suspended after failing a drug test earlier this year.

For Missouri, Rams fans definitely need to get a look at OLB Zaviar Gooden. An insanely incredible athlete, Gooden has a lot of potential despite already being an impressive football player. He needs to be coached up, though, at the next level. I could see him creeping up into early day 2 contention.

Other prospects worth checking out for Rams fans:

#16 Nebraska FS Daimion Stafford (v. UCLA - 7:30 p.m., FOX) - Good size, good field awareness, but a step too slow to reach top prospect status.

Vanderbilt WR Jordan Matthews (v. Northwestern - 8 p.m., Big Ten Network) - Not the best athlete, but a savvy technician. What you'd expect from Jerry Rice's little cousin.

Illinois OLB Jonathan Brown (v. Arizona St. - 10:30 p.m., ESPN) - DT Akeem Spence and C Graham Pocic are worth your time too, but Brown makes a ton of sense for the Rams.

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