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College Football Viewing Guide: Week 10

Week 10 of the college football season is loaded with solid matchups, but what really sets it apart are the top-10 matchups in two major time slots. Here’s your guide to the week.

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Welp, things don’t feel quite as optimistic as they did a week ago following Iowa’s frustrating loss at Penn State. But all is not lost as the Hawkeyes still have a shot at the Big Ten West and sitting at 16th in the first College Football Playoff Rankings, they could still end the year a top ten team. All those things, however, are going to require some help from other teams around the country.

So let’s take a look at who’s playing who this week, shall we?

Note: All times are as the good Lord intended, in the central time zone. Because we’re not savages.

Thursday Games

If it’s a weekday, there’s MACtion and today is no different. Iowa’s week 1 opponent NIU is on CBS Sports Net at 6 as they look to get to the MAC Championship. The other game of note for Iowa fans is at 6:30, when #12 UCF takes on yet another difficult opponent as they host Temple. Sigh. They haven’t played anyone with a pulse all year and they won’t, but Hawkeye fans should be rooting for the Knights to lose as they sit in front of Iowa in the rankings for now.

Thursday, November 1st

Matchup Time (CT) TV Streaming
Matchup Time (CT) TV Streaming
Northern Illinois at Akron 6:00 PM CBSSN
Ohio at Western Michigan 6:00 PM ESPNU
Temple at #12 UCF 6:30 PM ESPN

Friday Games

Tomorrow night we also get a trio of games. At 6:30, ESPN2 has #25 Virginia hosting Pitt. The night cap gives us some PAC 12 after dark with Colorado at Arizona. Kick off is at 9:30 CT on FS1.

And that’s it.

Friday, November 2nd

Matchup Time (CT) TV Streaming
Matchup Time (CT) TV Streaming
Pittsburgh at #25 Virginia 6:30 PM ESPN2
Western Kentucky at Middle Tennessee 7:00 PM CBSSN
Colorado at Arizona 9:30 PM FS1

Saturday Games

Oh baby. Saturday is chalk full of solid matchups with some EXCELLENT ones sprinkled in throughout the day.

In the 11am slot, you can watch Ohio State drop 100 on Nebraska on FOX. ABC has #2 Clemson hosting Louisville. Meh. #20 Texas A&M is at Auburn on ESPN and that one could be interesting. ESPN2 has MSU at Maryland in the Big Ten. And #24 Iowa State is at Kansas. It would be so Iowa State to finally get ranked with some of their nice wins and then fall on their face at KU. Please don’t.

The fun really gets started in the 2:30 time slot, which is unfortunate for Iowa fans. Of course the #16 Hawkeyes are in West Lafeyette taking on Purdue on ESPN2 at that time.

Elsewhere, you’ve got #6 Georgia at #9 Kentucky on CBS. FOX has #13 West Virginia at #17 Texas. For some unknown reason, ABC is carrying unranked Florida State at #21 North Carolina State while they’ve thrown #14 Penn State at #5 Michigan on ESPN. Weird.

Like I said, really good slate at 2:30 so hopefully the Hawks are up by 30 at the half and we can catch some other football goodness.

The evening slate is slightly less exciting with one major exception.

At 6, you’ve got Duke at Miami on ESPN2. Northwestern is hosting #4 Notre Dame on ESPN at 6:15. It feels weird, but we need NW to win this one before losing to us next week. At 6:30, FOX has UCLA at Oregon. ABC’s primetime game at 7 is #7 Oklahoma at Texas Tech.

But the main attraction is #1 Alabama at #3 LSU. That’s also at 7pm. You can find it on CBS. Giggity.

In the night cap, FS1 has USC at Oregon State at 9. ESPN has Cal at #8 Washington State at 9:45. The only other ranked team playing late is #23 Fresno State at UNLV. That’s at 9:30 on CBS Sports Network.

And that’s it, folks. Here’s a look at the full slate for Saturday:

Saturday, November 3rd

Matchup Time (CT) TV Streaming
Matchup Time (CT) TV Streaming
Louisville at #2 Clemson 11:00 AM ABC
Nebraska at #10 Ohio State 11:00 AM FOX
#19 Syracuse at Wake Forest 11:00 AM ACCNE
#20 Texas A&M at Auburn 11:00 AM ESPN
#24 Iowa State at Kansas 11:00 AM FSN
South Carolina at Ole Miss 11:00 AM SECN
Rutgers at Wisconsin 11:00 AM BTN
Michigan State at Maryland 11:00 AM ESPN2 ESPN+
Oklahoma State at Baylor 11:00 AM FS1
Air Force at Army 11:00 AM CBSSN
Memphis at East Carolina 11:00 AM ESPNU
Central Michigan at Eastern Michinga 11:00 AM ESPN3
Georgia Tech at North Carolina 11:15 AM ACCNE
Texas State at Georgia State 1:00 PM ESPN+ ESPN+
San Jose State at Wyoming 1:00 PM
South Alabama at Arkansas State 2:00 PM ESPN+ ESPN+
Georgia Southern at UL Monroe 2:00 PM ESPN3
Marshall at Southern Mississippi 2:00 PM
#6 Georgia at #9 Kentucky 2:30 PM CBS
#13 West Virginia at #17 Texas 2:30 PM FOX
Florida State at #21 NC State 2:30 PM ABC
#14 Penn State at #5 Michigan 2:30 PM ESPN
#16 Iowa at Purdue 2:30 PM ESPN2
Liberty at UMass 2:30 PM
UTEP at Rice 2:30 PM ESPN3
Tulane at South Florida 2:30 PM CBSSN
Navy at Cincinnati 2:30 PM ESPNU
Louisiana at Troy 2:30 PM ESPN+ ESPN+
Kansas State at TCU 2:30 PM FS1
Minnesota at Illinois 2:30 PM BTN
#22 Boston College at Virginia Tech 2:45 PM ACCNE
Missouri at #11 Florida 3:00 PM SECN
#15 Utah at Arizona State 3:00 PM PAC12
Charlotte at Tennessee 3:00 PM SECN
Alcorn State at New Mexico State 3:00 PM ESPN+ ESPN+
Appalachian State at Coastal Carolina 4:00 PM ESPN+ ESPN+
UConn at Tulsa 6:00 PM CBSSN
Houston at SMU 6:00 PM ESPNU
Duke at Miami 6:00 PM ESPN2
#4 Notre Dame at Northwestern 6:15 PM ESPN
Louisiana Tech at #16 Mississippi State 6:30 PM SECZN
UCLA at Oregon 6:30 PM FOX
Florida Atlantic at Florida International 6:30 PM
UTSA at UAB 6:30 PM
#1 Alabama at #3 LSU 7:00 PM CBSSN
#7 Oklahoma at Texas Tech 7:00 PM ABC
Stanford at Washington 8:00 PM PAC12
USC at Oregon State 9:00 PM FS1
BYU at Boise State 9:15 PM ESPN2
San Diego State at New Mexico 9:15 PM ESPNU
#23 Fresno State at UNLV 9:30 PM CBSSN
California at #8 Washington State 9:45 PM ESPN
Utah State at Hawai'i 10:59 PM

As for the beverages, I think it’s best if we both honor our most hated rivals and also pull one over on them like Lloyd Christmas. Make it four boilermakers.