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College Football Week 9 TV Viewing Guide

Some top-notch games and traditional rivalries spice up this weekend’s TV action.

Isn’t it nice to come into college football Saturday with a win already in the bank? You can sit back, relax, and enjoy what should be a really fun slate today. Here’s the complete schedule, followed by what we’ll be watching.

Saturday, Oct. 29, 2016
Matchup Time (ET) TV / Streaming
(2) Michigan at Michigan State 12:00 p.m. ESPN / WatchESPN
(5) Louisville at Virginia 12:00 p.m. ABC/ESPN2 (RM) / WatchESPN
(10) West Virginia at Oklahoma State 12:00 p.m. FOX / FS Go
(24) Penn State at Purdue 12:00 p.m. ABC/ESPN2 (RM) / WatchESPN
Duke at Georgia Tech 12:00 p.m. RSN / ACCNExtra
Kansas State at Iowa State 12:00 p.m. FSN / FS Go
Kent State at Central Michigan 12:00 p.m. CBSSN /
Kentucky at Missouri 12:00 p.m. SECN / WatchESPN
Minnesota at Illinois 12:00 p.m. BTN / BTN2Go
UCF at Houston 12:00 p.m. ESPNU / WatchESPN
UConn at East Carolina 12:00 p.m. ESPNEWS / WatchESPN
Wagner at UMass 12:00 p.m. ASN/NESN / ESPN3
Boston College at NC State 12:30 p.m. ACCN / ACCNExtra
(4) Washington at (17) Utah 3:30 p.m. FS1 / FS Go
(8) Baylor at Texas 3:30 p.m. ABC / ESPN3
(14) Florida vs. Georgia (in Jacksonville, FL) 3:30 p.m. CBS /
Army at Wake Forest 3:30 p.m. RSN / ACCNExtra
Cincinnati at Temple 3:30 p.m. CBSSN /
Maryland at Indiana 3:30 p.m. ESPNU / WatchESPN
Miami (FL) at Notre Dame 3:30 p.m. NBC /
Miami (OH) at Eastern Michigan 3:30 p.m. ASN / ESPN3
Northwestern at (6) Ohio State 3:30 p.m. ESPN / WatchESPN
Samford at Mississippi State 3:30 p.m. SECN / WatchESPN
Texas Tech at TCU 3:30 p.m. ESPN2 / WatchESPN
Western Kentucky at Florida Atlantic 3:30 p.m. ASN/MASN
SMU at Tulane 4:00 p.m. ESPNEWS / WatchESPN
Arizona State at Oregon 5:00 p.m. Pac-12N /
Georgia State at South Alabama 5:00 p.m. ESPN3
(7) Nebraska at (11) Wisconsin 7:00 p.m. ESPN / WatchESPN
(13) Boise State at Wyoming 7:00 p.m. CBSSN /
Kansas at (16) Oklahoma 7:00 p.m. FS1 / FS Go
Marshall at Southern Miss 7:00 p.m. ASN/MASN
Middle Tennessee at FIU 7:00 p.m. ESPN3
North Texas at UTSA 7:00 p.m. KMYS-CW 35
Rice at Louisiana Tech 7:00 p.m. CampusInsiders
ULM at Arkansas State 7:00 p.m. ESPN3
(15) Auburn at Ole Miss 7:15 p.m. SECN / WatchESPN
(18) Tennessee at South Carolina 7:15 p.m. ESPN2 / WatchESPN
New Mexico State at (9) Texas A&M 7:30 p.m. ESPNU / WatchESPN
(3) Clemson at (12) Florida State 8:00 p.m. ABC / ESPN3
Old Dominion at UTEP 8:00 p.m. CUSA.TV
Tulsa at Memphis 8:00 p.m. ESPNEWS / WatchESPN
UNLV at San Jose State 10:30 p.m. CBSSN /
Washington State at Oregon State 10:45 p.m. ESPN2 / WatchESPN
Stanford at Arizona 11:00 p.m. FS1 / FS Go
New Mexico at Hawaii 12:00 a.m. Oceanic PPV

12:00 p.m.: After last year’s freak ending to the Michigan-Michigan State game, and with Sparty way, way down this year, it’ll be fun to see how hard Jim Harbaugh tries to dunk on Mark Dantonio. West Virginia-Oklahoma State should be full of points and big fiery explosions. We’ll probably poke our head in on UConn-East Carolina to see if Bob Diaco’s head falls off. And special commendation to Kansas State-Iowa State for its fantastic nickname, Farmageddon.

3:30 p.m.: You really need more than one TV for this flight. USF fans have special interest in Cincinnati-Temple, as an Owls loss puts the Bulls back in the East Division driver’s seat. Other than that, there’s Baylor finally being forced to play someone (even if that someone is Texas), Washington going to Utah for a slobberknocker, and the most respectful Miami-Notre Dame game in history until Brian Kelly starts screaming.

Oh, and the WORLD’S LARGEST OUTDOOR COCKTAIL PARTY. ACCEPT NO NAME SUBSTITUTES. The GIF at the top of this post is from the 2007 edition. I watched this game with a couple Gator fan friends and even they loved it when the entire Georgia team came rushing off the bench to celebrate the Bulldogs’ first touchdown. It also inspired the most profane piece of sportswriting there has ever been or will ever be.

7:00 p.m.: You can watch Nebraska-Wisconsin, but I recommend using one of those cardboard box rigs that little kids use to watch solar eclipses so you don’t make direct eye contact with it. Also, you’ll only need to have this game on for an hour, because...

8:00 p.m.: Clemson-Florida State is the headliner of the week. FSU is effectively out of the running for the division title with two losses already, but Louisville will be rooting furiously for the Noles to pull the upset so the Cards can take Clemson’s place in the ACC title game and potentially the College Football Playoff. Everyone wants Lamar Jackson in the playoff. We all need this.

11:00 p.m.: You could watch Stanford-Arizona to see which of these torn-up demolition derby car teams finally stops running and blows up. Or you could sleep and get ready for Sunday’s exciting NFL act — hahahaha yeah right.