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Week 13 College Football Game Day Watch Guide

Week 13 of the college football lineup is headlined by Penn State at Ohio State. And really, that’s about it.

Ohio State v Penn State
Can Penn State ruin Ohio State’s chances for another national title?
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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.

Early Games

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.

Afternoon Games

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.

Evening Games

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

Matchup Time (CT) TV Streaming
Matchup Time (CT) TV Streaming
#9 Penn State at #2 Ohio State 11:00 AM FOX
Western Carolina at #5 Alabama 11:00 AM ESPN
#8 Minnesota at Northwestern 11:00 AM ABC
Samford at #12 Auburn 11:00 AM SEC Network
Illinois at #20 Iowa 11:00 AM BTN
#22 Oklahoma State at West Virginia 11:00 AM ESPN2
BYU at UMass 11:00 AM NESN
UCF at Tulane 11:00 AM CBSSN
Ball State at Kent State 11:00 AM ESPN+ ESPN+
East Carolina at UConn 11:00 AM ESPN3
Liberty at Virginia 11:00 AM ACCNX
Kansas at Iowa State 11:00 AM Fox Sports Net
Michigan State at Rutgers 11:00 AM FS1
South Alabama at Georgia State 1:00 PM ESPN+ ESPN+
Air Force at New Mexico 1:00 PM ESPN3
Boston College at #16 Notre Dame 1:30 PM NBC
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
#19 Texas at #13 Baylor 2:30 PM FS1
#15 Michigan at Indiana 2:30 PM ESPN
SMU at #23 Navy 2:30 PM CBSSN
Mercer at North Carolina 2:30 PM ACCNX
Pittsburgh at Virginia Tech 2:30 PM ESPN2
Marshall at Charlotte 2:30 PM Stadium Facebook
Louisiana Tech at UAB 2:30 PM ESPN+ ESPN+
North Texas at Rice 2:30 PM NFL
Western Kentucky at Southern Mississippi 2:30 PM ESPN+ ESPN+
Nebraska at Maryland 2:30 PM BTN
East Tennessee State at Vanderbilt 2:30 PM SEC Alternate
UT Martin at Kentucky 2:30 PM SEC Network
Purdue at #14 Wisconsin 3:00 PM FOX
#18 Memphis at South Florida 3:00 PM ESPNU
UTEP at New Mexico State 3:00 PM None
California at Stanford 3:00 PM Pac-12 Networks
Syracuse at Louisville 3:00 PM ACC Network
San Jose State at UNLV 3:00 PM AT&T SportsNet AT&T SportsNet
Old Dominion at Middle Tennessee 3:30 PM ESPN3
Coastal Carolina at UL Monroe 4:00 PM ESPN3
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
Temple at #17 Cincinnati 6:00 PM ESPN2
#24 Kansas State at Texas Tech 6:00 PM FS1
Miami at Florida International 6:00 PM CBSSN
#6 Oregon at Arizona State 6:30 PM ABC
Houston at Tulsa 6:30 PM ESPNU
Abilene Christian at Mississippi State 6:30 PM SEC Alternate
Tennessee at Missouri 6:30 PM SEC Network
Duke at Wake Forest 6:30 PM ACC Network
TCU at #10 Oklahoma 7:00 PM FOX
Oregon State at Washington State 8:00 PM Pac-12 Networks
#7 Utah at Arizona 9:00 PM FS1
Washington at Colorado 9:00 PM ESPN
#21 Boise State at Utah State 9:30 PM CBSSN
Nevada at Fresno State 9:30 PM ESPN2
San Diego State at Hawai'i 10:00 PM Spectrum Sports Facebook