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College Football Saturday Open Thread

Week 4’s slate offers plenty of choice appetizers leading up to the main course at 5:00 PDT on ABC.

NCAA Football: Wisconsin at Michigan State
Michigan State will honor former punter Mike Sadler, who died in a car accident this summer, in their midfield logo when they host Wisconsin today.
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It’s Stanford day! I can’t blame you if your Stop-McCaffrey tunnel vision didn’t allow you to take in any information about other games and this is the first time you’re hearing about a full slate of college football. Those of you in Southern California will be doing your duty as Bruins and spending the day in Pasadena. For the rest of us ex-pats who no longer reside in the Southland, there are a few good undercard matches leading up to the main event.

#11 Wisconsin at #8 Michigan State, 9:00am PDT, Big Ten Network. I’m not sure how the biggest game of the day nationally got buried on the Big Ten Network, but somehow it did. Both Big Ten teams are undefeated and have knocked off big-time non-conference opponents in LSU and Notre Dame. Get your coffee brewing early, this is going to be a good one. The Spartans are favored by four at home.

#12 Georgia at #23 Mississippi, 9:00am PDT, ESPN. Ole Miss, despite being 1-2, is favored against undefeated Georgia, who scored a 20-yard touchdown on a 4th down with 1:29 left in the game to knock off Missouri last week.

#19 Florida at #14 Tennessee, 12:30pm PDT, CBS. Perhaps the SEC East is decided this afternoon when the quarterback-less Gators travel to Knoxville for a date with the Vols in Neyland Stadium. Florida has won 11 straight against the Vols.

#17 Arkansas vs. #10 Texas A&M, 6:00pm PDT, ESPN. The Razorbacks and the Aggies are both undefeated heading into their yearly matchup in Jerry World. Texas A&M is a six-point favorite.

California at Arizona State, 7:00pm PDT, ESPN 2. Here’s the #Pac12AfterDark matchup to finish off the night, Davis Webb and the Golden Bears will battle Kalen Ballage and the Sun Devils to see who can score more points in a game that promises to have no defense.

Here's the rest of the schedule for College Football today.

Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016
Matchup Time (ET) TV / Streaming
(11) Wisconsin at (8) Michigan State Noon BTN / BTN2Go
(12) Georgia at (23) Ole Miss Noon ESPN / WatchESPN
Kent State at (1) Alabama Noon SECN / WatchESPN
(13) Florida State at USF Noon ABC / WatchESPN
Iowa at Rutgers Noon ESPN2 / WatchESPN
Colorado State at Minnesota Noon ESPNU / WatchESPN
San Jose State at Iowa State Noon FSN / ESPN3
Nevada at Purdue Noon ESPNEWS / WatchESPN
Charlotte at Temple Noon ASN / ESPN3
East Carolina at Virginia Tech 12:30 pm ACCN / WatchESPN
Central Michigan at Virginia 12:30 pm RSN / WatchESPN
Syracuse at UConn 1:00 pm CBSSN /
Wagner at Boston College 1:00 pm WatchESPN
Gardner-Webb at Ohio 2:00 pm ESPN3
(19) Florida at (14) Tennessee 3:30 pm CBS /
Penn State at (4) Michigan 3:30 pm ABC / WatchESPN
Pittsburgh at North Carolina 3:30 pm ESPNU / WatchESPN
BYU vs. West Virginia (Landover, MD) 3:30 pm ESPN2 / WatchESPN
Duke at Notre Dame 3:30 pm NBC /
Boise State at Oregon State 3:30 pm FS1 / ESPN3
Wake Forest at Indiana 3:30 pm BTN / BTN2Go
Appalachian State at Akron 3:30 pm ASN / ESPN3
Miami (OH) at Cincinnati 3:30 pm ESPNEWS / WatchESPN
Mississippi State at UMass 3:30 pm ASN / ESPN3
UTSA at Old Dominion 3:30 pm KMYS-CW 35 / CUSA.TV
Western Illinois at NIU 3:30 pm ESPN3
Delaware State at Missouri 4:00 pm SECN / WatchESPN
Vanderbilt at Western Kentucky 4:30 pm CBSSN /
Tulsa at Fresno State 4:30 pm MWN
Colorado at Oregon 5:30 pm Pac-12N /
(18) LSU at Auburn 6:00 pm ESPN / WatchESPN
North Texas at Rice 6:00 pm CUSA.TV
Ball State at Florida Atlantic 6:00 pm CUSA.TV
(6) Houston at Texas State 7:00 pm ESPNU / WatchESPN
Missouri State at Kansas State 7:00 pm
Georgia Southern at Western Michigan 7:00 pm ESPN3
Army at Buffalo 7:00 pm ESPN3
Louisiana Tech at Middle Tennessee 7:00 pm ASN /
New Mexico State at Troy 7:00 pm ESPN3
Nicholls State at South Alabama 7:00 pm ESPN3
Central Arkansas at Arkansas State 7:00 pm ESPN3
UCF at FIU 7:00 pm beIN Sports / beIN Sports Connect
Oklahoma State at (16) Baylor 7:30 pm FOX / ESPN3
(20) Nebraska at Northwestern 7:30 pm BTN / BTN2Go
South Carolina at Kentucky 7:30 pm SECN / WatchESPN
(3) Louisville at Marshall 8:00 pm CBSSN /
(7) Stanford at UCLA 8:00 pm ABC / WatchESPN
Bowling Green at Memphis 8:00 pm ESPNEWS / WatchESPN
Southern Miss at UTEP 8:00 pm Campus Insiders
UL Lafayette at Tulane 8:00 pm ESPN3
(17) Arkansas vs. (10) Texas A&M (Arlington, TX) 9:00 pm ESPN / WatchESPN
Idaho at UNLV 9:00 pm MWN
California at Arizona State 10:00 pm ESPN2 / WatchESPN
Air Force at Utah State 10:15 pm ESPNU / WatchESPN
(9) Washington at Arizona 10:30 pm Pac-12N /