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College Football Saturday: #6 TCU at K-State and Georgia Tech at #11 Miami Highlight Today’s Early Games

There really isn’t much of a marquee matchup today.

NCAA Football: Miami at Georgia Tech Shanna Lockwood-USA TODAY Sports

There is an unusual week in college football. There are no teams currently ranked in the Top 25 playing each other this week. Of course, that means that if each Top 25 team wins, there will likely be little change in the Top 25 polls.

So, what do we have to look forward to today?

I think that three of the 9 am games all have the chance to be good games. The first of those is the #6 TCU Horned Frogs on the road against Bill Snyder and Kansas State Wildcats in a Big 12 matchup. Heck, this one could be an upset special today with K-State at home.

The second potentially good early game is the #17 Michigan Wolverines at the Indiana Hoosiers, but, maybe, that’s just the Harbaugh admirer in me hoping that the Hoosiers play the Wolverines tough. I actually expect this one to be close early, but I expect Michigan to pull away either late in the first half or sometime in the second half.

The third game I was talking about is the #20 North Carolina State Wolfpack at the Pittsburgh Panthers. Here again, we have a Top 25 team playing on the road against a team with the potential to pull off the upset. Will it actually happen? We’ll have to watch and find out.

At 12:30, the Red River Shootout between the #12 Oklahoma Sooners and the Texas Longhorns probably doesn’t have the luster it usually does this year since Texas isn’t as good as they traditionally are. So, I will probably watch the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets at the #11 Miami Hurricanes. Yes, Mark Richt has the Canes up to #11 in the polls, but are fans coming back to watch the Canes play?

Here’s today’s full schedule:

College Football Schedule for Saturday, October 14, 2017

Matchup Time (PT) TV Streaming
Matchup Time (PT) TV Streaming
#6 TCU at Kansas State 9:00 AM FS1
#17 Michigan at Indiana 9:00 AM ABC
#20 NC State at Pittsburgh 9:00 AM ACC Network
#24 Texas Tech at West Virginia 9:00 AM ESPNU
Florida State at Duke 9:00 AM ESPN2
Rutgers at Illinois 9:00 AM BTN
Eastern Michigan at Army 9:00 AM CBSSN
BYU at Mississippi State 9:00 AM SEC Network
South Carolina at Tennessee 9:00 AM ESPN
Kansas at Iowa State 9:00 AM FSN
Connecticut at Temple 9:00 AM ESPNews
Boston College at Louisville 9:20 AM ACC Network
UNLV at Air Force 11:00 AM AT&T SportsNet None
Old Dominion at Marshall 11:30 AM None
Purdue at #7 Wisconsin 12:30 PM BTN
#10 Auburn at LSU 12:30 PM CBS
Georgia Tech at #11 Miami 12:30 PM ABC
#12 Oklahoma at Texas 12:30 PM ESPN
Baylor at #14 Oklahoma State 12:30 PM FS1
Virginia at North Carolina 12:30 PM ACC Network
Northwestern at Maryland 12:30 PM ESPN2
Vanderbilt at Ole Miss 12:30 PM SEC Network
Akron at Western Michigan 12:30 PM CBSSN
Miami (OH) at Kent State 12:30 PM None
Northern Illinois at Buffalo 12:30 PM None
Ohio at Bowling Green 12:30 PM None
Toledo at Central Michigan 12:30 PM None
#25 Navy at Memphis 12:45 PM ESPNU
Houston at Tulsa 1:00 PM ESPNews
Colorado at Oregon State 1:00 PM Pac-12 Networks
Charlotte at Western Kentucky 1:30 PM None
Wyoming at Utah State 1:30 PM None
Georgia State at Louisiana Monroe 2:00 PM None
Appalachian State at Idaho 2:00 PM None
New Mexico State at Georgia Southern 3:00 PM None
Middle Tennessee at UAB 3:30 PM beIN Sports None
East Carolina at #22 UCF 4:00 PM CBSSN
UT San Antonio at North Texas 4:00 PM None
UTEP at Southern Mississippi 4:00 PM None
Tulane at Florida Intl 4:00 PM None
Texas A&M at Florida 4:00 PM ESPN2
Coastal Carolina at Arkansas State 4:00 PM None
Arkansas at #1 Alabama 4:15 PM ESPN
Missouri at #4 Georgia 4:30 PM SEC Network
#9 Ohio State at Nebraska 4:30 PM FS1
Cincinnati at #18 South Florida 4:30 PM ESPNU
Utah at #13 USC 5:00 PM ABC
#21 Michigan State at Minnesota 5:00 PM BTN
UCLA at Arizona 6:00 PM Pac-12 Networks
New Mexico at Fresno State 7:00 PM AT&T SportsNet None
Nevada at Colorado State 7:15 PM ESPN2
Boise State at #19 San Diego State 7:30 PM CBSSN
#5 Washington at Arizona State 7:45 PM ESPN
Oregon at #23 Stanford 8:00 PM FS1
San José State at Hawai'i 8:59 PM Spectrum Sports None

Whatever games you decide to watch, discuss them below in the comments with your fellow Bruin fans!

This is your early college football Saturday open thread!

Go Bruins!