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College Football Week 7 Viewing Guide: What to watch at the USF tailgate

Kenyon Rusheed

This is the first Saturday with a USF football home game in over a month. So for once, you won’t be at home all day with the remote in your hand, trying to find the best game going. We know what you’re watching at 7:30, but if you’re in charge of the TV at your tailgate, or if you don’t live in Tampa, here’s what the rest of the college schedule looks like today.

College Football Week 7

Matchup Time (ET) TV Streaming
Matchup Time (ET) TV Streaming
#6 TCU at Kansas State 12:00 PM FS1
#17 Michigan at Indiana 12:00 PM ABC
#20 NC State at Pittsburgh 12:00 PM ACC Network
#24 Texas Tech at West Virginia 12:00 PM ESPNU
Florida State at Duke 12:00 PM ESPN2
Rutgers at Illinois 12:00 PM BTN
Eastern Michigan at Army 12:00 PM CBSSN
BYU at Mississippi State 12:00 PM SEC Network
South Carolina at Tennessee 12:00 PM ESPN
Kansas at Iowa State 12:00 PM FSN
Connecticut at Temple 12:00 PM ESPNews
Boston College at Louisville 12:20 PM ACC Network
UNLV at Air Force 2:00 PM AT&T SportsNet None
Old Dominion at Marshall 2:30 PM None
Purdue at #7 Wisconsin 3:30 PM BTN
#10 Auburn at LSU 3:30 PM CBS
Georgia Tech at #11 Miami 3:30 PM ABC
#12 Oklahoma at Texas 3:30 PM ESPN
Baylor at #14 Oklahoma State 3:30 PM FS1
Virginia at North Carolina 3:30 PM ACC Network
Northwestern at Maryland 3:30 PM ESPN2
Vanderbilt at Ole Miss 3:30 PM SEC Network
Akron at Western Michigan 3:30 PM CBSSN
Miami (OH) at Kent State 3:30 PM None
Northern Illinois at Buffalo 3:30 PM None
Ohio at Bowling Green 3:30 PM None
Toledo at Central Michigan 3:30 PM None
#25 Navy at Memphis 3:45 PM ESPNU
Houston at Tulsa 4:00 PM ESPNews
Colorado at Oregon State 4:00 PM Pac-12 Networks
Charlotte at Western Kentucky 4:30 PM None
Wyoming at Utah State 4:30 PM None
Georgia State at Louisiana Monroe 5:00 PM None
Appalachian State at Idaho 5:00 PM None
New Mexico State at Georgia Southern 6:00 PM None
Middle Tennessee at UAB 6:30 PM beIN Sports None
East Carolina at #22 UCF 7:00 PM CBSSN
UT San Antonio at North Texas 7:00 PM None
UTEP at Southern Mississippi 7:00 PM None
Tulane at Florida Intl 7:00 PM None
Texas A&M at Florida 7:00 PM ESPN2
Coastal Carolina at Arkansas State 7:00 PM None
Arkansas at #1 Alabama 7:15 PM ESPN
Missouri at #4 Georgia 7:30 PM SEC Network
#9 Ohio State at Nebraska 7:30 PM FS1
Cincinnati at #18 South Florida 7:30 PM ESPNU
Utah at #13 USC 8:00 PM ABC
#21 Michigan State at Minnesota 8:00 PM BTN
UCLA at Arizona 9:00 PM Pac-12 Networks
New Mexico at Fresno State 10:00 PM AT&T SportsNet None
Nevada at Colorado State 10:15 PM ESPN2
Boise State at #19 San Diego State 10:30 PM CBSSN
#5 Washington at Arizona State 10:45 PM ESPN
Oregon at #23 Stanford 11:00 PM FS1
San José State at Hawai'i 11:59 PM Spectrum Sports None

For entertainment value and quality games, this is looking like a very Big 12 and Pac-12 heavy day.

12:00 p.m. TCU suddenly finds itself in the Big 12 driver’s seat, but waiting for them in Manhattan is a purple speed bump. (Such metaphor. Very hack.) Texas Tech and West Virginia should also be a good game. And if Tennessee loses to South Carolina at home, they may bring Butch Jones out to midfield right after the game and fire him in front of everyone.

3:30 p.m. I went to a concert just across the Red River in Oklahoma last night and drove up I-35 to get there. Both Texas and Oklahoma had their electronic highway signs set up for everyone headed to Dallas for the annual Red River Shootout Rivalry Showdown.

On the Texas side of I-35, the signs said:



As soon as I crossed the border into Oklahoma, the signs switched to this:



If you ever get a chance to go to a Texas-OU game, take it. The Cotton Bowl is an antique death trap and it’s usually hot and muggy or pouring down rain, but there’s nothing else like this game in college football. The stadium is split right down the middle between Oklahoma and Texas fans, the State Fair of Texas is going on all around it, and strange things happen in this game all the time. No other rivalry game, with the possible exception of Michigan-Michigan State, delivers so many laughs year in and year out.

Or you can watch Navy-Memphis, which will be decided by whoever gets to 60 points first.

7:30 p.m. Even if you weren’t going to be at the USF game, there aren’t any really compelling games in the evening time slots. Just watch USF. (And oh hey, there’s USC hogging up another prime TV slot that could have gone to Washington. Chris Petersen should have asked who died and made USC king in his rant about being stuck in late-night time slots. That would have been a much better argument. The last time the Trojans won the Pac-12 was 2008, when it was still the Pac-10.)

10:30 p.m. Considering we just had two highly ranked teams get popped by big home underdogs on Friday night, Washington might want to watch themselves at Arizona State. That game has #Pac12AfterDark written all over it. You can also watch Oregon-Stanford, or you can once again root in vain for San Diego State to lose, although they’re playing Boise so there might actually be a chance this time.