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