The college football season is coming down the home stretch with only two more regular season weeks in most conferences. While next week promises to bring lots of great rivalry week matchups, this week is a bit of a letdown. This is the annual “hide and FCS opponents in plain site” week in the SEC and in other conferences, there just aren’t a lot of great matchups. But, there’s football nonetheless.
Here’s a look at what to watch today.
This kick off at 11, of course, with our very own Hawkeyes hosting Illinois. In case you somehow missed it, that’s on BTN. ESPN has #5 Alabama taking on **checks notes** Western Carolina (as I said, this is the SEC’s third bye week). That’s countered in the Big Ten with #8 Penn State at #2 Ohio State on FOX. ABC has #10 Minnesota at Northwestern. ESPN2 has #21 Oklahoma State at West Virginia. Aaaaaand #22 Iowa State hosts Kansas in a game that will not be televised.
The afternoon games kick off at 1:30, which is ideal given Iowa will be blowing Illinois out in the second half (right? right???). #16 Notre Dame is hosting Boston College on NBC. At 2:30 CBS has Texas A&M at #4 Georgia. ESPN has #13 Michigan at #9Windiana, who needs to win these last two or lose their hashtag. FS1 has Texas at #14 Baylor. And ABC has UCLA at #23 USC.
At 3, FOX has a big one for Iowa fans. For the Hawkeyes to remain alive in the Big Ten West, they need Purdue to win at #12 Wisconsin. A win by the Badgers officially knocks Iowa out as even a loss the following week to Minnesota would give them the tiebreaker over Iowa.
The evening slate is #NotGreat. There are no games featuring two ranked opponents so here’s hoping we see some upsets.
At 6pm, ESPN has Arkansas at #1 LSU. ESPN2 has Temple at #19 Cincinnati. Then at 6:30, ABC has #6 Oregon at Arizona State. At 7, FOX has TCU at #9 Oklahoma.
In the night cap, you’ve got #7 Utah at Arizona. That’s a 9pm kick on FS1. And at 9:30, you’ve got #20 Boise State at Utah State.
And that’s it. Really. Here’s a look at the full slate.
Saturday, November 23rd Games
|#9 Penn State at #2 Ohio State||11:00 AM||FOX||FoxSportsGo.com|
|Western Carolina at #5 Alabama||11:00 AM||ESPN||WatchESPN.com|
|#8 Minnesota at Northwestern||11:00 AM||ABC||WatchESPN.com|
|Samford at #12 Auburn||11:00 AM||SEC Network||WatchESPN.com|
|Illinois at #20 Iowa||11:00 AM||BTN||FoxSportsGo.com|
|#22 Oklahoma State at West Virginia||11:00 AM||ESPN2||WatchESPN.com|
|BYU at UMass||11:00 AM||NESN||FloFootball.com|
|UCF at Tulane||11:00 AM||CBSSN||CBSSports.com|
|Ball State at Kent State||11:00 AM||ESPN+||ESPN+|
|East Carolina at UConn||11:00 AM||ESPN3||WatchESPN.com|
|Liberty at Virginia||11:00 AM||ACCNX||WatchESPN.com|
|Kansas at Iowa State||11:00 AM||Fox Sports Net||FoxSportsGo.com|
|Michigan State at Rutgers||11:00 AM||FS1||FoxSportsGo.com|
|South Alabama at Georgia State||1:00 PM||ESPN+||ESPN+|
|Air Force at New Mexico||1:00 PM||ESPN3||WatchESPN.com|
|Boston College at #16 Notre Dame||1:30 PM||NBC||NBCSports.com|
|Texas State at #25 Appalachian State||1:30 PM||ESPN+||ESPN+|
|Georgia Southern at Arkansas State||2:00 PM||ESPN+||ESPN+|
|Texas A&M at #4 Georgia||2:30 PM||CBS||CBSSports.com|
|#19 Texas at #13 Baylor||2:30 PM||FS1||FoxSportsGo.com|
|#15 Michigan at Indiana||2:30 PM||ESPN||WatchESPN.com|
|SMU at #23 Navy||2:30 PM||CBSSN||CBSSports.com|
|Mercer at North Carolina||2:30 PM||ACCNX||WatchESPN.com|
|Pittsburgh at Virginia Tech||2:30 PM||ESPN2||WatchESPN.com|
|UCLA at USC||2:30 PM||ABC||WatchESPN.com|
|Marshall at Charlotte||2:30 PM||Stadium|
|Louisiana Tech at UAB||2:30 PM||ESPN+||ESPN+|
|North Texas at Rice||2:30 PM||NFL||NFLNetwork.com|
|Western Kentucky at Southern Mississippi||2:30 PM||ESPN+||ESPN+|
|Nebraska at Maryland||2:30 PM||BTN||FoxSportsGo.com|
|East Tennessee State at Vanderbilt||2:30 PM||SEC Alternate||WatchESPN.com|
|UT Martin at Kentucky||2:30 PM||SEC Network||WatchESPN.com|
|Purdue at #14 Wisconsin||3:00 PM||FOX||FoxSportsGo.com|
|#18 Memphis at South Florida||3:00 PM||ESPNU||WatchESPN.com|
|UTEP at New Mexico State||3:00 PM||None||FloFootball.com|
|California at Stanford||3:00 PM||Pac-12 Networks||Pac-12.com|
|Syracuse at Louisville||3:00 PM||ACC Network||WatchESPN.com|
|San Jose State at UNLV||3:00 PM||AT&T SportsNet||AT&T SportsNet|
|Old Dominion at Middle Tennessee||3:30 PM||ESPN3||WatchESPN.com|
|Coastal Carolina at UL Monroe||4:00 PM||ESPN3||WatchESPN.com|
|Troy at Louisiana||4:00 PM||ESPN+||ESPN+|
|Florida Atlantic at UTSA||5:00 PM||ESPN+||ESPN+|
|Arkansas at #1 LSU||6:00 PM||ESPN||WatchESPN.com|
|Temple at #17 Cincinnati||6:00 PM||ESPN2||WatchESPN.com|
|#24 Kansas State at Texas Tech||6:00 PM||FS1||FoxSportsGo.com|
|Miami at Florida International||6:00 PM||CBSSN||CBSSports.com|
|#6 Oregon at Arizona State||6:30 PM||ABC||WatchESPN.com|
|Houston at Tulsa||6:30 PM||ESPNU||WatchESPN.com|
|Abilene Christian at Mississippi State||6:30 PM||SEC Alternate||WatchESPN.com|
|Tennessee at Missouri||6:30 PM||SEC Network||WatchESPN.com|
|Duke at Wake Forest||6:30 PM||ACC Network||WatchESPN.com|
|TCU at #10 Oklahoma||7:00 PM||FOX||FoxSportsGo.com|
|Oregon State at Washington State||8:00 PM||Pac-12 Networks||Pac-12.com|
|#7 Utah at Arizona||9:00 PM||FS1||FoxSportsGo.com|
|Washington at Colorado||9:00 PM||ESPN||WatchESPN.com|
|#21 Boise State at Utah State||9:30 PM||CBSSN||CBSSports.com|
|Nevada at Fresno State||9:30 PM||ESPN2||WatchESPN.com|
|San Diego State at Hawai'i||10:00 PM||Spectrum Sports|