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Whatcha Drinkin, Who Ya Watchin Week 5?

Iowa hosts Northwestern at 11am on ESPNU Saturday, who else will you be watching?

Iowa v Northwestern
Let’s watch lots of this on Saturday, hooray!
Photo by Jon Durr/Getty Images

Well, we’re entering week five of the college football season and my confidence in this Iowa team is waning. Luckily, there are other games to be played and a few solid matchups to distract us from a season that could turn ugly (don’t get me wrong, it could still be a great year, but I’m growing more and more pessimistic).

Things get kicked off Thursday night with a pair of matchups, headlined by #6 Houston hosting UCONN at 7pm CT on ESPN. Texas Tech will be hosting Kansas at 7:30 on FS1 if you are looking for something to fill the commercial downtime.

Stanford v UCLA
Christian McCaffery is good at football.
Photo by Harry How/Getty Images

On Friday, things get started late, but we get an early in the week treat as #10 Washington plays host to #7 Stanford at 8pm CT on ESPN. Just try to avoid reminiscing to the Rose Bowl when you watch Christian McCaffery do his thing. The late game is BYU hosting Toledo at 9:15 CT on ESPN2.

As we move into Saturday, there is a nice mix of complete snoozers (nice job throwing Alcorn State in there week 5 Arkansas) and some tremendous matchups. The 11am CT time slot gives us #22 Texas at OK State on ABC, Notre Dame at Syracuse on ESPN, #14 Miami (the real one) at Georgia Tech on ESPN2 and that juggernaut Iowa just dismantled over at Rutgers heading to #2 Ohio State on BTN. Of course, you can watch the Hawkeyes dominate (for the love of God, please!) Northwestern on ESPNU at 11am CT as well.

Penn State v Michigan
Jabril Peppers is also pretty good at football.

At 2:30 CT we get #11 Tennessee at #25 Georgia on CBS, North Carolina at #12 Florida State on ESPN, Illinois at #15 Nebraska on ESPN2, and Minnesota at Penn State on BTN. The game everyone will be watching is #8 Wisconsin at #4 Michigan on ABC. I remain steadfast in my belief that Wisconsin comes out of this brutal stretch in schedule with at least 2 losses. If they beat Michigan I’m ready to hand them the keys to the bus to Indy.

In the late afternoon games we get Oklahoma at #21 TCU on FOX at 4pm CT and Kentucky at #1 Alabama at 6pm CT on ESPN.

The evening games get kicked off with the other marquee matchup of the week as #3 Louisville goes to #5 Clemson on ABC. That will be a ton of fun to watch. Also at 7pm #17 MSU goes to Indiana on BTN.

The late, late games give us #24 Boise State hosting Utah State on ESPN2 at 9:15pm CT, as well as Arizona at UCLA at 9:30pm CT on ESPN.

Like I said, some fantastic matchups, but not a ton out there.

This is not me, yet.
Image via Youtube.

As for what I’ll be drinking this weekend, it’ll be some top shelf bleach. Nothing but the best for those of us who want to end it all. Gimme that Clorox and keep it coming until I can’t feel anything. NDSU knocked the Hawkeyes off the rails and they did little to get back on them last weekend. The injury to MVB this week seriously makes me want to just get to basketball season. I hope I’m wrong and this team shows me something, but I’m going to be prepared for the worst. Northwestern has been a thorn in Iowa’s side for a while and nothing would be more fitting than a NW team that’s looked terrible so far figuring it out and ruining what is still a salvageable season for the Hawkeyes.

For your viewing pleasure, below is a listing of EVERY game on the docket for the weekend. Please note, this table is created by the SB Nation crew, not us, so the times listed below are EASTERN.

Thursday, Sept. 29, 2016
Matchup Time (ET) TV / Online
Kansas at Texas Tech 7:30 p.m. FS1 / FSGo
UConn at (6) Houston 8:00 p.m. ESPN / WatchESPN
Friday, Sept. 30, 2016
Matchup Time (ET) TV / Online
(7) Stanford at (10) Washington 9:00 p.m. ESPN / WatchESPN
Toledo at BYU 10:15 p.m. ESPN2 / WatchESPN
Saturday, Oct. 1, 2016
Matchup Time (ET) TV / Online
(22) Texas at Oklahoma State 12:00 p.m. ABC / WatchESPN
(14) Miami (FL) at Georgia Tech 12:00 p.m. ESPN2 / WatchESPN
Rutgers at (2) Ohio State 12:00 p.m. BTN / BTN2Go
(23) Florida at Vanderbilt 12:00 p.m. SECN / WatchESPN
(13) Baylor at Iowa State 12:00 p.m. FS1 / FSGo
Alcorn State at (20) Arkansas 12:00 p.m. SECN Alt. / WatchESPN
Notre Dame vs. Syracuse (East Rutherford, NJ) 12:00 p.m. ESPN / WatchESPN
Northwestern at Iowa 12:00 p.m. ESPNU / WatchESPN
UCF at East Carolina 12:00 p.m. CBSSN /
SMU at Temple 12:00 p.m. ESPNews / WatchESPN
Georgia State at Appalachian State 12:00 p.m. ASN / ESPN3
Virginia at Duke 12:30 p.m. ACCN / WatchESPN
Buffalo at Boston College 1:00 p.m. WatchESPN
Oregon State at Colorado 2:30 p.m. Pac-12N /
Ohio at Miami (OH) 2:30 p.m. BCSN/TWCS / ESPN3
Eastern Michigan at Bowling Green 3:00 p.m. ESPN3
(8) Wisconsin at (4) Michigan 3:30 p.m. ABC / WatchESPN
(11) Tennessee at (25) Georgia 3:30 p.m. CBS /
North Carolina at (12) Florida State 3:30 p.m. ESPN / WatchESPN
Illinois at (15) Nebraska 3:30 p.m. ESPN2 / WatchESPN
Kansas State at West Virginia 3:30 p.m. ESPNU / WatchESPN
Louisiana-Monroe at Auburn 3:30 p.m. SECN Alt. / WatchESPN
Minnesota at Penn State 3:30 p.m. BTN / BTN2Go
Purdue at Maryland 3:30 p.m. BTN / BTN2Go
Wake Forest at NC State 3:30 p.m. RSN / WatchESPN
Navy at Air Force 3:30 p.m. CBSSN /
Tulane at UMass 3:30 p.m. ASN/NESN / ESPN3
Akron at Kent State 3:30 p.m. ESPN3
Northern Illinois at Ball State 3:30 p.m. ASN / ESPN3
(9) Texas A&M at South Carolina 4:00 p.m. SECN / WatchESPN
San Jose State at New Mexico 4:00 p.m. ROOT SPORTS / CampusInsiders
Oklahoma at (21) TCU 5:00 p.m. FOX / FSGo
Troy at Idaho 5:00 p.m. ESPN3
(18) Utah at California 6:00 p.m. Pac-12N /
Old Dominion at Charlotte 6:00 p.m. CUSA.TV
Kentucky at (1) Alabama 7:00 p.m. ESPN / WatchESPN
Memphis at (16) Ole Miss 7:00 p.m. SECN Alt. or ESPN2 / WatchESPN
USF at Cincinnati 7:00 p.m. ESPNU / WatchESPN
UTEP at Louisiana Tech 7:00 p.m. ASN
Western Michigan at Central Michigan 7:00 p.m. CBSSN /
Florida Atlantic at FIU 7:00 p.m. beIN Sports / Stream
Middle Tennessee at North Texas 7:00 p.m. Twitter
Houston Baptist at WKU 7:00 p.m. CS Live
Incarnate Word at Texas State 7:00 p.m. TSSP/KEYE-TV / ESPN3
Missouri at LSU 7:30 p.m. SECN / WatchESPN
Marshall at Pittsburgh 7:30 p.m. RSN / WatchESPN
(3) Louisville at (5) Clemson 8:00 p.m. ABC / WatchESPN
(17) Michigan State at Indiana 8:00 p.m. BTN / BTN2Go
(19) San Diego State at South Alabama 8:00 p.m. ESPNews / WatchESPN
UL Lafayette at New Mexico State 8:00 p.m. ESPN3
Arizona State at USC 8:30 p.m. FOX / FS Go
Oregon at Washington State 9:30 p.m. Pac-12N /
Utah State at (24) Boise State 10:15 p.m. ESPN2 / WatchESPN
Wyoming at Colorado State 10:15 p.m. ESPNU / WatchESPN
Arizona at UCLA 10:30 p.m. ESPN / WatchESPN
Fresno State at UNLV 10:30 p.m. CBSSN /
Nevada at Hawaii 12:00 a.m. Oceanic PPV