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UC Berkeley – UCLA: TV Schedules, GameTimes, Afternoon Pre-Game Thread

BruinsNation Saturday pre-game thread tracking key college football games around the country leading to Bruins' Pac-12 home opener v. UC Berkeley Bears.

Harry How

We've got a whole day of college football to enjoy (or agonize through) before tonight's main event against UC Berkeley. While we wait there are number of games to keep track of as interested observers because they could have impact on our rankings tomorrow AM.

The games we should keep an eye on are the SEC battle between Florida and LSU (all capsules via SBN):

No. 17 Florida at No. 10 LSU

Announcers: Verne Lundquist, Gary Danielson and Tracy Wolfson
Odds: LSU -7
Weather: 80s, partly cloudy

A matchup of two of the SEC's best programs should provide the best game of the day. Neither program has finished with a losing record since 1999, and each has four SEC Championship berths since then - though never against each other, sadly.

Florida QB Tyler Murphy has been decent since assuming the starting QB role after a Jeff Driskel season-ending injury, but Murphy's entering into a mammoth part of the schedule, and this is his first true test.

The Tigers still have SEC title dreams, too, and a win here will catapult LSU straight back into that discussion. Zach Mettenberger has been a revelation in his senior season, nearly throwing LSU to victory in an instant classic at Georgia, but he'll be facing the country's best secondary this week. If Loucheiz Purifoy and company can shut down the LSU passing attack, they just may leave Baton Rouge with a win in hand.

Oregon's road-trip to Washington:

No. 2 Oregon at No. 16 Washington

Oregon's only a two-touchdown favorite here, and "only" isn't being used ironically.The Ducks have played four games against BCS conference competition already and won by an average of 43.5 points; only mercy on Oregon's part has kept that margin from being substantially larger. Washington did just take Stanford to the limit in Palo Alto, and Keith Priceis the real deal at QB, so the Ducks could well be in for their first test of the season.

And Texas A&M's road trip to Ole Miss:

No. 9 Texas A&M at Ole Miss

Announcers: Brad Nessler, Todd Blackledge and Holly Rowe
Odds: Texas A&M -7
Weather: Upper 60s, partly cloudy

If y'all want to take off a Saturday night instead of watching college football, this might be the weekend to do it. That's no disrespect to Texas A&M andJohnny Manziel, who are creeping into appointment-viewing territory, but this is pretty much the only nationally relevant game of the evening.

Ole Miss is coming off an unexpected loss at Auburn and hoping to avoid an 0-3 start in SEC play. A strong showing here just might do it. Texas A&M is a beast on offense, but prone to giving up yards and points in bulk. That's the type of team Ole Miss QB Bo Wallace can thrive against. It should be another SEC shootout - god I can't believe I'm writing that - and, if fans are lucky, another game that comes down to the final few minutes.

I am pasting the full listing of games and TV schedule below (again courtesy of SBN):

12 p.m. ET 12 Oklahoma vs. Texas ABC
12 p.m. ET 25 Missouri at 7 Georgia ESPN
12 p.m. ET Iowa State at 20 Texas Tech FS1
12 p.m. ET Pittsburgh at 24 Virginia Tech ESPNU
12 p.m. ET Eastern Michigan at Army CBSSN
12 p.m. ET Lehigh at Columbia NBCSN
12 p.m. ET Memphis vs. Houston ESPN News
12 p.m. ET Indiana at Michigan State ESPN2
12 p.m. ET Nebraska at Purdue Big Ten Network
12 p.m. ET Kansas at TCU FSN, MSG+, ROOT-PIT
12 p.m. ET USF at UConn SNY, Altitude
12:21 p.m. ET 14 South Carolina at Arkansas SEC Network, MSG
12:30 p.m. ET Navy at Duke ACC Network
2 p.m. ET Western Carolina at Auburn Pay-per-view,
2 p.m. ET Central Michigan at Ohio Time Warner Cable, ESPN3
2 p.m. ET Buffalo at Western Michigan
2 p.m. ET Missouri State at North Dakota State NBC ND,
3 p.m. ET Kent State at Ball State
3 p.m. ET Miami (Ohio) at UMass
3:30 p.m. ET 15 Baylor at Kansas State FOX
3:30 p.m. ET 17 Florida at 10 LSU CBS
3:30 p.m. ET 19 Northwestern at Wisconsin ABC or ESPN2
3:30 p.m. ET Boston College at 3 Clemson ABC or ESPN2
3:30 p.m. ET East Carolina at Tulane WITN
3:30 p.m. ET New Mexico at Wyoming ROOT-NW, RM
3:30 p.m. ET Rice at UTSA TWC Sports
3:30 p.m. ET Richmond at James Madison NBCSN
3:30 p.m. ET San Jose State at Colorado State CBSSN
3:30 p.m. ET Syracuse at NC State ROOT-PIT, MSG+
3:30 p.m. ET Troy at Georgia State ESPN3, CSS, Sun Belt Net
3:30 p.m. ET Virginia at Maryland ESPNU
4 p.m. ET 2 Oregon at 16 Washington Fox Sports 1
4 p.m. ET Eastern Washington at North Dakota MidcoSN
4 p.m. ET Tennessee State at Jacksonville State TV24
5 p.m. ET 18 Michigan at Penn State ESPN
5 p.m. ET Akron at 23 NIU
5 p.m. ET Marshall at FAU FOX College Sports
6 p.m. ET 5 Stanford at Utah Pac-12 Network
7 p.m. ET 1 Alabama at Kentucky ESPN2
7 p.m. ET Georgia Tech at BYU ESPNU
7 p.m. ET Idaho at Arkansas State
7 p.m. ET Middle Tennessee at North Texas
7 p.m. ET ULM at Texas State Longhorn Network
7 p.m. ET Illinois State at Youngstown State, CSN-CHI
7 p.m. ET Montana at UC Davis Max Media
7 p.m. ET Villanova at Towson NBCSN
7:30 p.m. ET UAB at FIU CSS
7:30 p.m. ET Bowling Green at Miss State FSN
8 p.m. ET Tulsa at UTEP FS1
8 p.m. ET Boise State at Utah State CBSSN
8:05 p.m. ET Hawaii at UNLV MW Network Streaming
8:30 p.m. ET 9 Texas A&M at Ole Miss ESPN
10 p.m. ET Colorado at Arizona State Pac-12 Network
10:30 p.m. ET California at 11 UCLA ESPN2
10:30 p.m. ET Oregon State at Washington State ESPNU

Enjoy your Saturday.