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COLLEGE FOOTBALL VIEWING GUIDE: WEEK 6

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I am just itching for some football after spending the past two weeks in the Godless, football-less wasteland known as Europe and I could not be more excited for the date I have with my couch this Saturday.

It’s not the best week matchup-wise, but there’s a couple marquee games and Iowa plays Minnesota in the new Kinnick North, so our palates are bound to be satiated with this slate.

There’s a couple games Thursday to get us started. They’re ass.

NOTE: all times below are eastern, because that’s the way it is. Sorry.

Thursday

We have Georgia State taking on a red-hot Troy team, fresh off beating Nebraska four weeks ago in Lincoln. Should be electric.

Later on we have Tulsa at Houston. A Houston team that is no longer coached by Tom Herman. That’s all I got.

THURSDAY GAMES

Matchup Time (ET) TV Streaming
Matchup Time (ET) TV Streaming
Georgia State at Troy 7:30 PM ESPNU WatchESPN.com
Tulsa at Houston 8:00 PM ESPN WatchESPN.com
THURSDAY GAMES

Friday

Yes, I’m going to watch every single snap of Georgia Tech-Louisville. You mad? If you’re not you should be.

FRIDAY GAMES

Matchup Time (ET) TV Streaming
Matchup Time (ET) TV Streaming
Georgia Tech at Louisville 7:00 PM ESPN WatchESPN.com
Middle Tennessee at Marshall 7:30 PM CBSSN CBSSports.com
Utah State at BYU 9:00 PM ESPN2 WatchESPN.com

Saturday

It’s fitting that my preferred mobile sports app has Illinois-Rutgers as the first game listed for Saturday’s slate. If you think I’m not going to nibble a little on that shit sandwich you’re nuts.

Fortunately for everyone with eyeballs, Texas-Oklahoma kicks off at the same time as the aforementioned “football” “game” so we’re gonna get ourselves a full serving of what should be the most competitive installation of the Red River Rivalry since a Bush was president.

Maryland-Michigan and Northwestern-Michigan State are the other early Big Ten games. If the game wasn’t in Ann Arbor I’d say Maryland might have a chance, but that’s not the way the cookie crumbles.

Some games kickoff at 11:20 and 11:30 for some reason. I don’t wanna talk about those.

The only matchup between ranked teams in the afternoon comes between LSU and Florida at 2:30 in Gainesville. CBS gets the billing for that bout and I look forward to listening to coach O drag his tar-dipped larynx across the swamp.

Thankfully I live with two other degenerates so we boast a gaudy two-TV system in our living room. You know the Hawkeyes will be on TV1 and the fighting O’s on TV2.

Also at 2:30-3ish we have Miami shit-stomping Florida State, Oklahoma State slinging mud at Iowa State and Ohio State may be on upset alert when Indiana comes to town. But probably not.

There’s only one game really worth watching in the evening; two if you’re into schadenfreude. As of this writing, the Badgers are only 18.5-point favorites over Nebraska, which doesn’t make much sense to me.

From a competitive standpoint, Notre Dame at Virginia Tech should be pretty solid. It’s the last tough test for the Irish all year. I don’t think the Hokies are that good, but we’re cheering for them because we have a brain and a heart.

Utah-Stanford could be interesting and Auburn could sneaky be on upset alert in Starksville, but overall I find this to be a relatively milquetoast weekend.

Luckily we’re gonna bring home the bacon and all will be well.

SATURDAY GAMES

Matchup Time (ET) TV Streaming
Matchup Time (ET) TV Streaming
#1 Alabama at Arkansas 12:00 PM ESPN WatchESPN.com
#19 Texas at #7 Oklahoma 12:00 PM FOX FoxSportsGo.com
Kansas at #9 West Virginia 12:00 PM ESPN2 WatchESPN.com
Maryland at #15 Michigan 12:00 PM ABC WatchESPN.com
Northwestern at #20 Michigan State 12:00 PM FS1 FoxSportsGo.com
Tulane at Cincinnati 12:00 PM ESPNU WatchESPN.com
Buffalo at Central Michigan 12:00 PM CBSSN CBSSports.com
Eastern Michigan at Western Michigan 12:00 PM ESPN+ ESPN+
East Carolina at Temple 12:00 PM ESPNews WatchESPN.com
Missouri at South Carolina 12:00 PM SEC Network WatchESPN.com
Illinois at Rutgers 12:00 PM BTN FoxSportsGo.com
Syracuse at Pittsburgh 12:20 PM ACC Network WatchESPN.com
Boston College at #23 NC State 12:30 PM ACC Network WatchESPN.com
Northern Illinois at Ball State 3:00 PM None WatchESPN.com
#4 Clemson at Wake Forest 3:30 PM ESPN WatchESPN.com
#5 LSU at #22 Florida 3:30 PM CBS CBSSports.com
3:30 PM ABC WatchESPN.com
Iowa State at #25 Oklahoma State 3:30 PM ESPN2 WatchESPN.com
Ohio at Kent State 3:30 PM ESPN+ ESPN+
Miami (OH) at Akron 3:30 PM ESPN+ ESPN+
Navy at Air Force 3:30 PM CBSSN CBSSports.com
Bowling Green at Toledo 3:30 PM ESPN+ ESPN+
South Alabama at Georgia Southern 3:30 PM None WatchESPN.com
San Diego State at Boise State 3:30 PM ESPNU WatchESPN.com
South Florida at UMass 3:30 PM Eleven/NESN/WTTA UMassAthletics.com
Kansas State at Baylor 3:30 PM FS1 FoxSportsGo.com
Iowa at Minnesota 3:30 PM BTN FoxSportsGo.com
Indiana at #3 Ohio State 4:00 PM FOX FoxSportsGo.com
Arizona State at #21 Colorado 4:00 PM Pac-12 Networks Pac-12.com
UL Monroe at Ole Miss 4:00 PM SEC Network WatchESPN.com
New Mexico at UNLV 4:00 PM AT&T SportsNet None
Old Dominion at Florida Atlantic 5:00 PM Stadium Facebook.com
SMU at #12 UCF 7:00 PM ESPNU WatchESPN.com
#13 Kentucky at Texas A&M 7:00 PM ESPN WatchESPN.com
UAB at Louisiana Tech 7:00 PM Stadium Facebook.com
UTSA at Rice 7:00 PM None WatchESPN.com
Louisiana at Texas State 7:00 PM ESPN+ ESPN+
UConn at Memphis 7:00 PM CBSSN CBSSports.com
Vanderbilt at #2 Georgia 7:30 PM SEC Network WatchESPN.com
#8 Auburn at Mississippi State 7:30 PM ESPN2 WatchESPN.com
#10 Washington at UCLA 7:30 PM FOX FoxSportsGo.com
Nebraska at #16 Wisconsin 7:30 PM BTN FoxSportsGo.com
North Texas at UTEP 7:30 PM beIN Sports beINSports.com
#6 Notre Dame at #24 Virginia Tech 8:00 PM ABC WatchESPN.com
Liberty at New Mexico State 8:00 PM None Aggievision
Washington State at Oregon State 9:00 PM Pac-12 Networks Pac-12.com
California at Arizona 10:00 PM FS1 FoxSportsGo.com
Utah at #14 Stanford 10:30 PM ESPN WatchESPN.com
Colorado State at San Jose State 10:30 PM CBSSN CBSSports.com
Fresno State at Nevada 10:30 PM ESPNU WatchESPN.com
Wyoming at Hawai'i 11:59 PM Spectrum Sports PPV Stadium (App Only)

And my beverage of choice? I’m fresh off one of the hardest drinking stretches of my life from Oktoberfest, so I’m giving my liver a much deserved break.

Do your liver a favor and get a sixer of some Diet Hansen’s. It’s real tasty.