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College Football Week 9 Watch Guide

There are plenty of great games to watch this weekend, this is your guide to viewing.

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Week 9 of the college football season is upon us and it’s a pretty solid one. Despite some bye weeks, 19 of the top 25 teams in the country are in action. While one (#16 SMU) has already played (they beat Houston 34-31 last night), that leaves 18 yet to play tomorrow and 6 of them will be facing off in three matchups featuring both ranked teams.

Beyond the ranked teams, there are also some interesting matchups with all unranked opponents. That includes a PAC 12 showdown tonight between USC and Colorado (hey, those are P5 programs on a Friday night, I’m in). That’s an 8pm kick on ESPN2.

Early Games

Things get started in earnest tomorrow morning with the usual 11am slate. The one we’ll all be watching is #20 Iowa at Northwestern. In case you missed it, that will be on ESPN2. Set your DVRs accordingly.

Outside of that, the game to watch is FOX’s Big Noon Saturday game. That is, of course, at 11am as well unless you’re in some other time zone, but why would you be? That will pit #13 Wisconsin against #3 Ohio State. It feels gross, but go Buckeyes?

Elsewhere, you’ve got #5 Oklahoma at at 4-2 Kansas State team on ABC. ESPN has unranked Miami at unranked Pitt. And BTN is split between Illinois at Purdue and Rutgers, who is a 7 point home dog to **checks notes** Liberty. Good grief.

Afternoon Games

The afternoon slate has a lot of really good action. At 2:30, ABC brings us #6 Penn State at Michigan State. That’s paired with #15 Texas at TCU over on FOX. ESPN has Maryland at #17 Minnesota and FS1 brings us Oklahoma State at #23 Iowa State.

But the real gem is #9 Auburn at #2 LSU. That’s on CBS.

Oh, and Nebraska is a home dog to Indiana on BTN. LOL.

Evening Games

In the evening slate, things get kicked off at 6pm with #1 Alabama hosting a not great Arkansas team on ESPN. FS1 has Texas Tech at Kansas. OK. ESPN2 has 5-2 UCF at 5-2 Temple. OK, OK.

The real game to watch in the evening slate is #8 Notre Dame at #19 Michigan. That’s a 6:30 kick on ABC.

In the same time slot, you’ve got Boston College at #4 Clemson on the ACC Network. The PAC 12 Network has #24 Arizona State at UCLA. And the SEC Network has Mizzou at Kentucky.

In the night cap, Cal is at #12 Utah. That’s a 9pm kick on FS1. ESPN2 has Utah State at Air Force at 9:15. At the same time on ESPN you’ve got Washington State at #11 Oregon. Things round out with at 9:30 kick for San Diego State at UNLV. That’s on CBS Sports Network.

Here’s a look at the full slate of games tomorrow.

Saturday, October 26th Games

Matchup Time (CT) TV Streaming
Matchup Time (CT) TV Streaming
#13 Wisconsin at #3 Ohio State 11:00 AM FOX
#5 Oklahoma at Kansas State 11:00 AM ABC
#20 Iowa at Northwestern 11:00 AM ESPN2
#21 Appalachian State at South Alabama 11:00 AM ESPNU
Miami at Pittsburgh 11:00 AM ESPN
San Jose State at Army 11:00 AM CBSSN
Mississippi State at Texas A&M 11:00 AM SEC Network
Illinois at Purdue 11:00 AM BTN
Liberty at Rutgers 11:00 AM BTN
Bowling Green at Western Michigan 11:00 AM ESPN3
Southern Mississippi at Rice 12:00 PM ESPN+ ESPN+
Nevada at Wyoming 1:00 PM AT&T Sportsnet
Ohio at Ball State 1:00 PM ESPN+ ESPN+
Western Kentucky at Marshall 1:30 PM None Facebook
New Mexico State at Georgia Southern 2:00 PM ESPN3
#9 Auburn at #2 LSU 2:30 PM CBS
#6 Penn State at Michigan State 2:30 PM ABC
#15 Texas at TCU 2:30 PM FOX
Maryland at #17 Minnesota 2:30 PM ESPN
Oklahoma State at #23 Iowa State 2:30 PM FS1
UConn at UMass 2:30 PM NESN
North Texas at Charlotte 2:30 PM ESPN+ ESPN+
Florida International at Middle Tennessee 2:30 PM NFL
Florida Atlantic at Old Dominion 2:30 PM ESPN+ ESPN+
Syracuse at Florida State 2:30 PM ESPN2
Virginia at Louisville 2:30 PM ACC Network
Arizona at Stanford 2:30 PM Pac-12 Networks
Indiana at Nebraska 2:30 PM BTN
Tulane at Navy 2:30 PM CBSSN
Central Michigan at Buffalo 2:30 PM ESPN+ ESPN+
Eastern Michigan at Toledo 2:30 PM ESPN+ ESPN+
Miami (OH) at Kent State 2:30 PM ESPN+ ESPN+
Akron at Northern Illinois 2:30 PM ESPN3
South Florida at East Carolina 2:45 PM ESPNU
Hawai'i at New Mexico 3:00 PM Spectrum Sports Facebook
Duke at North Carolina 3:00 PM ACCNX
South Carolina at Tennessee 3:00 PM SEC Network
Arkansas at #1 Alabama 6:00 PM ESPN
Texas Tech at Kansas 6:00 PM FS1
UCF at Temple 6:00 PM ESPN2
Memphis at Tulsa 6:00 PM CBSSN
Texas State at Arkansas State 6:00 PM ESPN+ ESPN+
Troy at Georgia State 6:00 PM ESPN+ ESPN+
Boston College at #4 Clemson 6:30 PM ACC Network
#8 Notre Dame at #19 Michigan 6:30 PM ABC
#24 Arizona State at UCLA 6:30 PM Pac-12 Networks
Colorado State at Fresno State 6:30 PM ESPNU
Missouri at Kentucky 6:30 PM SEC Network
Louisiana Tech at UTEP 7:00 PM ESPN3
California at #12 Utah 9:00 PM FS1
Utah State at Air Force 9:15 PM ESPN2
Washington State at #11 Oregon 9:30 PM ESPN
San Diego State at UNLV 9:30 PM CBSSN