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 / CBSSports.com|
|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 / CBSSports.com|
|Army at Wake Forest||3:30 p.m.||RSN / ACCNExtra|
|Cincinnati at Temple||3:30 p.m.||CBSSN / CBSSports.com|
|Maryland at Indiana||3:30 p.m.||ESPNU / WatchESPN|
|Miami (FL) at Notre Dame||3:30 p.m.||NBC / NBCSports.com|
|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 / Pac-12.com|
|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 / CBSSports.com|
|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 / CBSSports.com|
|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.