Beware the turnover plank!! Game made ESPN GameDay story today.
Kennesaw State (and the turnover plank!) vs. Georgia Tech (noon ET, ESPN3)
Georgia Tech welcomes Kennesaw State to Bobby Dodd on Saturday, which would make for a fun upset if the Owls were able to pull it off for a couple of reasons.
The first is location. Kennesaw State is north of Atlanta, and considered part of the metro area. The Owls have only been playing football since 2015 as a member of the Big South Conference, but have quickly established themselves as one of the better teams in FCS.
The second and more important part of this is Kennesaw State's turnover plank, a piece of wood with two eyes and a mouth that the team uses to celebrate turnovers. Plank is a character from Cartoon Network's "Ed, Edd n Eddy," with no sort of significant ties to Kennesaw specifically. Tanner Jones, who played multiple positions for the Owls, found Plank on spring break in 2015, took him home and then introduced him to the team in 2017.
If the Owls were to upset the Bees, we'd probably get plenty of looks at Plank.
Iowa won the coveted Cy-Hawk trophy by one point the last time the Hawkeyes and Cyclones met back in 2019. And now, for the first time ever, both teams are ranked (and in the top 10!) heading into the game.