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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.


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.


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


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


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


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.


Matchup Time (ET) TV Streaming
Matchup Time (ET) TV Streaming
#1 Alabama at Arkansas 12:00 PM ESPN
#19 Texas at #7 Oklahoma 12:00 PM FOX
Kansas at #9 West Virginia 12:00 PM ESPN2
Maryland at #15 Michigan 12:00 PM ABC
Northwestern at #20 Michigan State 12:00 PM FS1
Tulane at Cincinnati 12:00 PM ESPNU
Buffalo at Central Michigan 12:00 PM CBSSN
Eastern Michigan at Western Michigan 12:00 PM ESPN+ ESPN+
East Carolina at Temple 12:00 PM ESPNews
Missouri at South Carolina 12:00 PM SEC Network
Illinois at Rutgers 12:00 PM BTN
Syracuse at Pittsburgh 12:20 PM ACC Network
Boston College at #23 NC State 12:30 PM ACC Network
Northern Illinois at Ball State 3:00 PM None
#4 Clemson at Wake Forest 3:30 PM ESPN
#5 LSU at #22 Florida 3:30 PM CBS
3:30 PM ABC
Iowa State at #25 Oklahoma State 3:30 PM ESPN2
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
Bowling Green at Toledo 3:30 PM ESPN+ ESPN+
South Alabama at Georgia Southern 3:30 PM None
San Diego State at Boise State 3:30 PM ESPNU
South Florida at UMass 3:30 PM Eleven/NESN/WTTA
Kansas State at Baylor 3:30 PM FS1
Iowa at Minnesota 3:30 PM BTN
Indiana at #3 Ohio State 4:00 PM FOX
Arizona State at #21 Colorado 4:00 PM Pac-12 Networks
UL Monroe at Ole Miss 4:00 PM SEC Network
New Mexico at UNLV 4:00 PM AT&T SportsNet None
Old Dominion at Florida Atlantic 5:00 PM Stadium
SMU at #12 UCF 7:00 PM ESPNU
#13 Kentucky at Texas A&M 7:00 PM ESPN
UAB at Louisiana Tech 7:00 PM Stadium
UTSA at Rice 7:00 PM None
Louisiana at Texas State 7:00 PM ESPN+ ESPN+
UConn at Memphis 7:00 PM CBSSN
Vanderbilt at #2 Georgia 7:30 PM SEC Network
#8 Auburn at Mississippi State 7:30 PM ESPN2
#10 Washington at UCLA 7:30 PM FOX
Nebraska at #16 Wisconsin 7:30 PM BTN
North Texas at UTEP 7:30 PM beIN Sports
#6 Notre Dame at #24 Virginia Tech 8:00 PM ABC
Liberty at New Mexico State 8:00 PM None Aggievision
Washington State at Oregon State 9:00 PM Pac-12 Networks
California at Arizona 10:00 PM FS1
Utah at #14 Stanford 10:30 PM ESPN
Colorado State at San Jose State 10:30 PM CBSSN
Fresno State at Nevada 10:30 PM ESPNU
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.