Week one of the Big Ten season went off without any major hitches and on brand for 2020, delivered some craziness (Iowa’s mental mistakes notwithstanding). Now we’re entering week 9 of the college football season, which is week two of the Big Ten season, and the schedules are really heating up.
The new cadence is to have several games on both Thursday and Friday night with the full lineup on Saturday, though we’re still light on the Saturday night cap as we wait for the return of the Pac-12.
Here’s a look at this week’s games and where to find each one.
Thursday, October 29th
There are two games on Thursday, though neither are terribly compelling. At 630pm CT you’ve got South Alabama at Georgia Southern on ESPN. Then the late game features Colorado State at Fresno State on CBS Sports Network.
Wedged between those two you’ve got the Falcons and Panthers on FOX in the NFL.
Friday, October 30th
Things heat up on Friday night with three games in total, but the key one for Iowa fans is the weekly Big Ten matchup. That features Minnesota at what looks like a miserable Maryland. That’s a 6:30pm CT kick and you can catch the action on ESPN.
Then at 8pm you’ve got East Carolina at Tulsa on ESPN2. Things wrap up with Hawaii at Wyoming at 8:45. That’s on FS1.
Saturday, October 31st
The real action is of course on Saturday. Things get kicked off at 11am as usual and there are several matchups featuring ranked teams. ABC has Boston College at #1 Clemson. Kentucky is playing host to #5 Georgia on SEC Network. Memphis is at #7 Cincinnati on ESPN. Michigan State is at #13 Michigan on FOX. ESPN2 has #16 Kansas State at West Virginia. ESPNU also features #20 Coastal Carolina at Georgia State and #23 Iowa State is at Kansas on FS1 to round out the action involving ranked teams. The other game of note is Purdue at Illinois on BTN.
There are a few staggered starts that could be interesting if you need to fill some dead space at halftime of the early games.
In the afternoon, we get some more quality action in the 2:30 slot. Of course, you’ve got Iowa hosting Northwestern on ESPN. If you’re needing something to fill commercial time, there’s also #4 Notre Dame at Georgia Tech on ABC, #17 Indiana at Rutgers on BTN and LSU at Auburn on CBS.
There are a couple more staggered starts kicking at 3pm. You’ve got Texas at #6 Oklahoma State on FOX, as well as Ole Miss at Vanderbilt on the SEC Network and Virginia Tech at Louisville on the ACC Network.
The evening slate gets started early with #25 Boise State at Air Force at 5pm. That one’s on CBS Sports Network. Then at 6pm you’ve got Mississippi State at #2 Alabama on ESPN.
The primetime slot at 6:30 features #3 Ohio State at #18 Penn State on ABC. The SEC Network has Arkansas at #8 Texas A&M with Missouri at #10 Florida on an SEC alternate. You’ve also got Navy at #22 SMU on ESPN2.
The night cap gets rolling at 8:30 with San Diego State at Utah State on CBS Sports Network. At 9:15 Western Kentucky is at #11 BYU on ESPN. And things wrap up at 9:30 with Nevada at UNLV on FS1.
And that’s it for this week. Here’s a look at the full slate of games this weekend.
Week 9 College Football TV Listings
|Thursday, October 29th||South Alabama at Georgia Southern||6:30 PM||ESPN||WatchESPN.com|
|Thursday, October 29th||Colorado State at Fresno State||9:00 PM||CBSSN||CBSSports.com|
|Friday, October 30th||Minnesota at Maryland||6:30 PM||BTN||FoxSportsGo.com|
|Friday, October 30th||East Carolina at Tulsa||8:00 PM||ESPN2||WatchESPN.com|
|Friday, October 30th||Hawaii at Wyoming||8:45 PM||FS1||FoxSportsGo.com|
|Saturday, October 31st||Boston College at #1 Clemson||11:00 AM||ABC||WatchESPN.com|
|Saturday, October 31st||#5 Georgia at Kentucky||11:00 AM||SEC Network||WatchESPN.com|
|Saturday, October 31st||Memphis at #7 Cincinnati||11:00 AM||ESPN||WatchESPN.com|
|Saturday, October 31st||Michigan State at Michigan||11:00 AM||FOX||FoxSportsGo.com|
|Saturday, October 31st||#16 Kansas State at West Virginia||11:00 AM||ESPN2||WatchESPN.com|
|Saturday, October 31st||#20 Coastal Carolina at Georgia State||11:00 AM||ESPNU||WatchESPN.com|
|Saturday, October 31st||Temple at Tulane||11:00 AM||ESPN+||ESPN+|
|Saturday, October 31st||#23 Iowa State at Kansas||11:00 AM||FS1||FoxSportsGo.com|
|Saturday, October 31st||UT San Antonio at Florida Atlantic||11:00 AM||Stadium||WatchStadium.com|
|Saturday, October 31st||Purdue at Illinois||11:00 AM||BTN||FoxSportsGo.com|
|Saturday, October 31st||Wake Forest at Syracuse||11:00 AM||ACC Network||WatchESPN.com|
|Saturday, October 31st||UCF at Houston||1:00 PM||ESPN+||ESPN+|
|Saturday, October 31st||Rice at Southern Mississippi||2:00 PM||ESPN3||WatchESPN.com|
|Saturday, October 31st||Troy at Arkansas State||2:00 PM||ESPN3||WatchESPN.com|
|Saturday, October 31st||Northwestern at Iowa||2:30 PM||ESPN||WatchESPN.com|
|Saturday, October 31st||#4 Notre Dame at Georgia Tech||2:30 PM||ABC||WatchESPN.com|
|Saturday, October 31st||#17 Indiana at Rutgers||2:30 PM||BTN||FoxSportsGo.com|
|Saturday, October 31st||UAB at Louisiana Tech||2:30 PM||Stadium||WatchStadium.com|
|Saturday, October 31st||TCU at Baylor||2:30 PM||ESPN2||WatchESPN.com|
|Saturday, October 31st||LSU at Auburn||2:30 PM||CBS||CBSSports.com|
|Saturday, October 31st||Texas at #6 Oklahoma State||3:00 PM||FOX||FoxSportsGo.com|
|Saturday, October 31st||Ole Miss at Vanderbilt||3:00 PM||SEC Network||WatchESPN.com|
|Saturday, October 31st||Appalachian State at UL Monroe||3:00 PM||ESPNU||WatchESPN.com|
|Saturday, October 31st||Virginia Tech at Louisville||3:00 PM||ACC Network||WatchESPN.com|
|Saturday, October 31st||#25 Boise State at Air Force||5:00 PM||CBSSN||CBSSports.com|
|Saturday, October 31st||Mississippi State at #2 Alabama||6:00 PM||ESPN||WatchESPN.com|
|Saturday, October 31st||New Mexico at San JOse State||6:00 PM||FS1||FoxSportsGo.com|
|Saturday, October 31st||Charlotte at Duke||6:00 PM||ESPN3||WatchESPN.com|
|Saturday, October 31st||#3 Ohio State at #18 Penn State||6:30 PM||ABC||WatchESPN.com|
|Saturday, October 31st||Arkansas at #8 Texas A&M||6:30 PM||SEC Network||WatchESPN.com|
|Saturday, October 31st||Missouri at #10 Florida||6:30 PM||SEC Network||WatchESPN.com|
|Saturday, October 31st||Navy at #22 SMU||6:30 PM||ESPN2||WatchESPN.com|
|Saturday, October 31st||#15 North Carolina at Virginia||7:00 PM||ACC Network||WatchESPN.com|
|Saturday, October 31st||#24 Oklahom at Texas Tech||7:00 PM||FOX||FoxSportsGo.com|
|Saturday, October 31st||Louisiana at Texas State||7:00 PM||ESPNU||WatchESPN.com|
|Saturday, October 31st||San Diego State at Utah State||8:30 PM||CBSSN||CBSSports.com|
|Saturday, October 31st||Western Kentucky at #11 BYU||9:15 PM||ESPN||WatchESPN.com|
|Saturday, October 31st||Nevada at UNLV||9:30 PM||FS1||FoxSportsGo.com|