Today’s Chorus is brought to you by Rashida Jones (Parks and Recreation), who has a part in “The Social Network,” opening today. She’s also a Harvard alumnus, though I have no idea if she cares that the Crimson play THE Lafayette Leopards tomorrow. Oh, and she’s also perdy.
Remember to listen to the latest podcast (iTunes link) for Saturday’s game previews + news/emails/voicemails. Also, don’t forget to look directly to the right of this sentence for Saturday’s TV schedule.
• Oklahoma State needed four Jerrod Johnson interceptions, but they put away Texas A&M with a last second field goal, set up by a … Jerrod Johnson interception. Here’s what we learned:
1. Neither of these teams will win the Big 12
2. The Cowboys’ Justin Blackmon is the best WR in the conference
3. Heavy ropes give Craig James trouble
• UNC safety Da’Norris Searcy has been cleared to play for the Tar Heels against East Carolina tomorrow. Hey, a guy’s gotta make a living, right?
• Purdue QB Robert Marve is out for the year with a torn ACL – his second season ending knee ligament injury in 18 months.
• Smart Football’s Chris Brown writes about Cam Newton/Denard Robinson and their respective offenses for Yahoo’s Dr. Saturday. Knowledge bombs are dropped with little to no abandon. Read it. Now. Go.
• ESPN’s Andrea Adelson looks at the great start the service academies have had this fall. Impressive, but I’m still claiming hidden bayonets are playing a prominent role.
• Yahoo’s Dr Saturday looks at Saturday’s lines and some possible upsets. Take the under of five of “Minutes Dan watches the Notre Dame – Boston College Slapfight.”
• Fanhouse’s Clay Travis catches up with former Alabama WR Tyrone Prothro, who’s five years removed from his horrific leg injury against Florida.
• SB Nation’s Spencer Hall walks through Baton Rouge on game day. And then sits down and watches football. Saturday’s are awesome. In fact, every day should be one.
Today’s Video of the Day is the music video for the 2010 edition of “I Love my Ducks.” Joey Harrington is in it. I’m linking because I too love my Ducks. And my Joey Harrington.
Enjoy your Friday + College Football Saturday.