Here we are again on the brink of another weekend of college football. Unfortunately, you’ll have to wait a little longer than usual this week. #25 Navy at East Carolina has been postponed so there are no Thursday night games this week.
There are a handful of games Friday night. The only ones you probably care about are Duke at #7 Louisville at 6pm CT on ESPN. That’ll be followed up with Mississippi State at BYU at 9:15 CT, also on ESPN.
We are in the heat of the conference slate and that means there are a handful of pretty good games every Saturday, as well as some games that don’t mean much outside the conference. This week is no different, but we are treated to a pair of top ten matchups, including one in the Big Ten.
The early games get kicked off at 11am CT with #3 Clemson hosting the hurricane-tested NC State Wolfpack on ABC. On ESPN, you can catch #19 Oklahoma as they host Kansas State in a battle of former Iowa guys. Of course, you can watch the Hawkeyes destroy* our most hated rival on ESPN2 (note that the football Gods at ESPN have granted mercy on the Hawkeye faithful and graced us with a new broadcast crew that does NOT include Beth Mowins). You can also catch the Pillow Fight in Piscataway on ESPN News as Illinois is at Rutgers. Minnesota will also try to score a point at Maryland on ESPNU.
The really good stuff gets started in the 2:30 CT time slot. #1 Alabama is at #9 Tennessee on CBS. FOX has USC at Arizona. #14 Florida State plays host to Wake Forest on ESPN. Northwestern is at MSU on the BTN. And ABC/ESPN2 will split duties for #10 Nebraska at Indiana (can Tommy Armstrong throw an interception if Indiana refuses to field a defense?) and North Carolina at #16 Miami.
The evening games get started with #12 Ole Miss at #22 Arkansas at 6pm CT on ESPN. The primetime showdown everyone will be watching is #2 Ohio State at #8 Wisconsin at 7pm CT on ABC. There’s a ton on the line here aside from the top 10 matchup. This one has playoff and Big Ten Championship implications. Iowa also has a date with Wisconsin next weekend. The Badgers are wrapping up their gauntlet of a schedule Halloween weekend with a home visit from Nebraska following trips to MSU and Michigan, a home game against OSU and a trip to Iowa City. Woof.
Your late games are Colorado State at #15 Boise State at 9:15 CT on ESPN2 and UCLA at Washington State at 9:30 CT on ESPN.
This week I’m sticking with the trend set last week. Apparently the football Gods would like me to drink based on Iowa’s opponents and I’m not about to start pissing them off. I’m fairly certain I’ve got 2-3/6 of a 3 Floyds Dreadnaught sixer floating around here somewhere. Unfortunately I’ll be watching the game from the in-laws so I’ll have to do some digging to find them before we head out. I’m seeking suggestions for potential alternatives if I’ve been mistaken on my supply. Anyone got recommendations for something tasty from Indiana that can be found in Nowhere, Iowa? Lot of qualifiers there I know. I’ll accept anything you think will keep the football Gods happy for another week.
As always, below you’ll find a listing of EVERY game on the docket for the weekend. Reminder, this table is created by the SB Nation crew, not us, so the times listed below are EASTERN:
|Friday, Oct. 14, 2016|
|Matchup||Time (ET)||TV / Streaming|
|Duke at (7) Louisville||7:00 p.m.||ESPN / WatchESPN|
|Memphis at Tulane||8:00 p.m.||ESPNU / WatchESPN|
|San Diego State at Fresno State||10:00 p.m.||CBSSN / CBSSports.com|
|Mississippi State at BYU||10:15 p.m.||ESPN / WatchESPN|
|Saturday, Oct. 15, 2016|
|Matchup||Time (ET)||TV / Streaming|
|Illinois at Rutgers||12 p.m.||ESPNEWS / WatchESPN|
|Iowa at Purdue||12 p.m.||ESPN2 / WatchESPN|
|Kansas State at (19) Oklahoma||12 p.m.||ESPN / WatchESPN|
|Lafayette at Army||12 p.m.||CBSSN / CBSSports.com|
|Minnesota at Maryland||12 p.m.||ESPNU / WatchESPN|
|NC State at (3) Clemson||12 p.m.||ABC / WatchESPN|
|Vanderbilt at Georgia||12 p.m.||SECN / WatchESPN|
|(20) West Virginia at Texas Tech||12 p.m.||FS1 / FS Go|
|Georgia Southern at Georgia Tech||12:30 p.m.||RSN / WatchESPN|
|Pittsburgh at Virginia||12:30 p.m.||ACCN / WatchESPN|
|Eastern Michigan at Ohio||2:00 p.m.||ESPN3|
|Kent State at Miami, OH||2:30 p.m.||ESPN3|
|WKU at Middle Tennessee||2:30 p.m.||ESPN3|
|(1) Alabama at (9) Tennessee||3:30 p.m.||CBS / CBSSports.com|
|Ball State at Buffalo||3:30 p.m.||ESPN3|
|Bowling Green at Toledo||3:30 p.m.||ASN / ESPN3|
|Central Michigan at NIU||3:30 p.m.||ESPN3|
|Georgia State at Troy||3:30 p.m.||ESPN3|
|Kansas at (11) Baylor||3:30 p.m.||FS1 / FS Go|
|Louisiana Tech at UMass||3:30 p.m.||ASN/NESN / ESPN3|
|(10) Nebraska at Indiana||3:30 p.m.||ABC/ESPN2 (RM) / WatchESPN|
|New Mexico at Air Force (at Dallas, TX)||3:30 p.m.||ESPNEWS / WatchESPN|
|North Carolina at (16) Miami, FL||3:30 p.m.||ABC/ESPN2 (RM) / WatchESPN|
|Northwestern at Michigan State||3:30 p.m.||BTN / BTN2Go|
|USC at Arizona||3:30 p.m.||FOX / FS Go|
|Wake Forest at (14) Florida State||3:30 p.m.||ESPN / WatchESPN|
|(24) Western Michigan at Akron||3:30 p.m.||CBSSN / CBSSports.com|
|(17) Virginia Tech at Syracuse||3:45 p.m.||ESPNU / WatchESPN|
|Missouri at (18) Florida||4:00 p.m.||SECN / WatchESPN|
|(21) Utah at Oregon State||4:00 p.m.||Pac-12N / Pac-12.com|
|New Mexico State at Idaho||5:00 p.m.||ESPN3|
|FIU at Charlotte||6:00 p.m.||CUSA.TV|
|Florida Atlantic at Marshall||7:00 p.m.||ASN/MASN / American Sports|
|Iowa State at Texas||7:00 p.m.||LHN/Cyclones.tv / WatchESPN|
|(12) Ole Miss at (22) Arkansas||7:00 p.m.||ESPN / WatchESPN|
|South Alabama at Arkansas State||7:00 p.m.||ESPN3|
|Texas State at ULM||7:00 p.m.||ESPN3|
|Tulsa at (13) Houston||7:00 p.m.||ESPN2 / WatchESPN|
|UConn at USF||7:00 p.m.||CBSSN / CBSSports.com|
|UTSA at Rice||7:00 p.m.||beIN Sports / beIN Video|
|Southern Miss at LSU||7:30 p.m.||SECN / WatchESPN|
|Stanford at Notre Dame||7:30 p.m.||NBC / NBCSports.com|
|Temple at UCF||7:30 p.m.||ESPNU / WatchESPN|
|Arizona State at Colorado||8:00 p.m.||Pac-12N / Pac-12.com|
|(2) Ohio State at (8) Wisconsin||8:00 p.m.||ABC / WatchESPN|
|Colorado State at (15) Boise State||10:15 p.m.||ESPN2 / WatchESPN|
|Nevada at San Jose State||10:30 p.m.||CBSSN / CBSSports.com|
|UCLA at Washington State||10:30 p.m.||ESPN / WatchESPN|
|UNLV at Hawaii||11:59 p.m.||Fox 5 Vegas / Oceanic PPV|