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College Football Saturday Open Thread: Tennessee at Texas A&M Tops Today's Games

Week 6 of College Football features a couple of big-time SEC clashes, while much of the Southeast is hit by Hurricane Matthew.

NCAA Football: Tennessee at Georgia
Last week, Tennessee beat Georgia on a Hail Mary to stay undefeated.
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It’s Week 6. Hurricane Matthew has entered the college football landscape, already postponing one high-profile game between LSU and Florida, which at this point may never get played (why let a football game get in the way of a little pissing contest between grown ups?). Anyway, don’t ask us about rescheduling games because of hurricanes.

We hope everyone affected by the storm is staying safe and focusing on things more important than college football. But if you’re watching today, here are a few games to keep your eye on.

Texas vs. #20 Oklahoma, 9:00AM PDT, FS1. The Red River Shootout or Rivalry or whatever they’re calling it now will feature fried things and very little defense. Charlie Strong seems like a dead man walking, as each week a prominent Texas booster or administrator makes unconvincing public statements coming to his defense. Oklahoma may yet be a pretty good team that just couldn’t beat two of the best teams in the country. Can Charlie Strong pull this one out again for a second year in a row?

#9 Tennessee at #8 Texas A&M, 12:30PM PDT, CBS. The Volunteers are damn lucky to be 5-0 marching into College Station to take on the 5-0 Aggies, who are looking to get to 6-0 for the first time since 1994, when they were part of the old Southwest Conference and lead by head coach R.C. Slocum. As predicted, lots of Davy Crockett jokes on College GameDay this morning. Trevor Knight and the Aggies are favored by a touchdown.

#1 Alabama at #16 Arkansas, 4:00PM PDT, ESPN. The Crimson Tide comes to Fayetteville as the top team in the nation. Arkansas beat up on Alcorn State last week after getting pummeled by Texas A&M in Jerry World for their only loss of the season the week before. The Razorbacks have been able to give Alabama trouble in the Bielema years, but haven’t beaten the Tide since 2006.

#5 Washington at Oregon, 4:30PM PDT, FOX. Can you think of another case where a top five team was favored on the road by ten against a reeling conference foe with a losing record, and the top five team may have more motivation to win the game than the underdog? Washington hasn’t beaten its border rival since 2003. The Huskies are looking great, the Ducks are looking bad—I think this is the year.

#23 Florida State at #10 Miami, 5:00PM PDT, ABC. Mark Richt has his Miami team undefeated through four games, while Florida State comes off a last-second loss to North Carolina. Miami "ain't played nobody" and this may be the week we find out if the Canes are legit, and/or if the Seminoles are just bad. Miami is favored by a field goal at home.

Here's today's full slate of college football games.

Saturday, Oct. 8, 2016
Matchup Time (PT) TV / Streaming
Cincinnati at UConn 8:30 am CBSSN /
LSU at (18) Florida PPD
(20) Oklahoma vs. Texas (from Dallas, TX) 9 am FS1 / FS Go
Auburn at Mississippi State 9 am SECN / WatchESPN
East Carolina at USF 9 am ESPNews / WatchESPN
Iowa at Minnesota 9 am ESPN2 / WatchESPN
Maryland at Penn State 9 am BTN / BTN2Go
Notre Dame at NC State 9 am ABC / WatchESPN
Southern Miss at UTSA 9 am ASN/MASN
TCU at Kansas 9 am ESPNU / WatchESPN
Georgia Tech at Pittsburgh 9:30 am ACCN / WatchESPN
Bowling Green at Ohio 11:00 am ESPN3
(6) Houston at Navy Noon CBSSN /
Miami (OH) at Akron Noon ESPN3
Toledo at Eastern Michigan Noon ESPN3
(9) Tennessee at (8) Texas A&M 12:30 p.m. CBS /
(25) Virginia Tech at (17) North Carolina 12:30 p.m. ABC/ESPN2 / WatchESPN
Indiana at (2) Ohio State 12:30 p.m. ESPN / WatchESPN
Air Force at Wyoming 12:30 p.m. ROOT SPORTS / MWN
Army at Duke 12:30 p.m. RSN / WatchESPN
Ball State at Central Michigan 12:30 p.m. ASN / ESPN3
BYU at Michigan State 12:30 p.m. ABC/ESPN2 / WatchESPN
Charlotte at Florida Atlantic PPD to 10/9 at 9 am CUSA.TV
Iowa State at Oklahoma State 12:30 p.m. ESPNU / WatchESPN
Kent State at Buffalo 12:30 p.m. ESPN3
Purdue at Illinois 12:30 p.m. BTN / BTN2Go
Texas State at Georgia State 12:30 p.m. ESPN3
(21) Colorado at USC 1:00 p.m. Pac-12N /
Vanderbilt at Kentucky 1:00 p.m. SECN / WatchESPN
Hawaii at San Jose State 1:30 p.m. Oceanic PPV
NIU at Western Michigan 3:30 p.m. CBSSN /
(1) Alabama at (16) Arkansas 4:00 p.m. ESPN / WatchESPN
(4) Michigan at Rutgers 4:00 p.m. ESPN2 / WatchESPN
Fresno State at Nevada 4:00 p.m. ESPN3
Idaho at ULM 4:00 p.m. ESPN3
Marshall at North Texas 4:00 p.m. ASN/MASN
Syracuse at Wake Forest 4:00 p.m. RSN / WatchESPN
Texas Tech at Kansas State 4:00 p.m. ESPNU / WatchESPN
(5) Washington at Oregon 4:30 p.m. FOX / FS Go
Georgia at South Carolina PPD to 10/9 11:30 am SECN / WatchESPN
(23) Florida State at (10) Miami (FL) 5:00 p.m. ABC / WatchESPN
FIU at UTEP 5:00 p.m. CUSA.TV
California at Oregon State 6:00 p.m. Pac-12N /
Arizona at (24) Utah 7:00 p.m. FS1 / FS Go
Utah State at Colorado State 7:00 p.m. CBSSN /
Washington State at (15) Stanford 7:30 p.m. ESPN / WatchESPN
UCLA at Arizona State 7:30 p.m. ESPN2 / WatchESPN
UNLV at San Diego State 7:30 p.m. ESPNU / WatchESPN

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