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Whatcha Drinkin, Who Ya Watchin Week 9?

Fret not during the bye week, no Iowa game means no Iowa loss!

Purdue v Nebraska
Can Tommy Armstrong avoid throwing an interception long enough to give Nebraska a chance against Wisconsin Saturday?
Photo by Steven Branscombe/Getty Images

Well, the Hawkeyes are on a bye this week. While that may leave a void in your football viewing life, it also means you don’t have to endure the confusion of strange play calls, the frustration of missed tackles and the despair of another Hawkeye loss. At least for another week. In the meantime, enjoy a stress-free weekend of college football.

This week gets kicked off tonight with a handful of games, a couple of which are interesting. At 6pm CT we have #25 Virginia Tech at Pitt on ESPN. That’s followed up with Cal at USC at 9:30, also on ESPN.

There are three Friday night games. The most notable one is #22 Navy at USF, which kicks off at 6pm CT on ESPN2.

The Saturday morning games get started with #6 Louisville and Lamar Jackson at Virginia at 11am CT mirrored on ABC/ESPN2. The other 11am games include #2 Michigan at MSU on ESPN, #24 Penn State, fresh off their defeat of OSU, at Purdue mirrored on ABC/ESPN2 and Minnesota is at Illinois on BTN.

At 2:30pm CT we get #8 Baylor at Texas on ABC, #14 Florida at Georgia on CBS and Miami at Notre Dame on NBC. Over on ESPN we have Northwestern at #6 OSU. On ESPN2 you have Texas Tech at TCU. And perhaps the most intriguing matchup in this timeslot is #4 Washington at #17 Utah on FS1.

There’s a bit of a void in the late afternoon games, but the evening games get started at 6pm CT. On FS1 there’s Kansas at #16 Oklahoma. ESPN has #7 Nebraska at #11 Wisconsin in what may be the best game of the weekend, especially from a Big Ten fan’s perspective. At 6:15pm CT, you get #15 Auburn at Ole Miss on the SEC Network and #18 Tennessee at South Carolina on ESPN2.

North Carolina State v Clemson
Clemson looks to stay unbeaten at #12 FSU in the primetime slot on ABC Saturday evening.
Photo by Todd Bennett/Getty Images

The primetime game on ABC features #3 Clemson at #12 FSU (7pm CT). There’s not much else kicking off at that time given the early evening slate.

The late games include Washington State at Oregon State at 9:45 CT on ESPN2 and Stanford at Arizona on FS1 at 10pm CT.

With Iowa on a bye, I’m hoping to take a bye from drinking this weekend (we all know how that will end) and spend some extra time with the fam. But please, by all means, don’t let that stop you. Let us know in the comments what you’ll be drinking this weekend.

As always, you can find a listing of EVERY game on the docket for the weekend below. The usual disclaimer, this table is created by the SB Nation crew, not us, so the times listed below are EASTERN.

Thursday, Oct. 27, 2016
Matchup Time (ET) TV / Streaming
(25) Virginia Tech at Pittsburgh 7:00 p.m. ESPN / WatchESPN
Ohio at Toledo 7:30 p.m. CBSSN / ESPN3
Akron at Buffalo 7:30 p.m. TWCSC / ESPN3
Appalachian State at Georgia Southern 7:30 p.m. ESPNU / WatchESPN
California at USC 10:30 p.m. ESPN / WatchESPN
Friday, Oct. 28, 2016
Matchup Time (ET) TV / Streaming
(22) Navy at USF 7:00 p.m. ESPN2 / WatchESPN
San Diego State at Utah State 8:00 p.m. CBSSN /
Air Force at Fresno State 10:30 p.m. ESPN2 / WatchESPN
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