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

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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 FoxSportsGo.com
#17 Michigan at Indiana 9:00 AM ABC WatchESPN.com
#20 NC State at Pittsburgh 9:00 AM ACC Network WatchESPN.com
#24 Texas Tech at West Virginia 9:00 AM ESPNU WatchESPN.com
Florida State at Duke 9:00 AM ESPN2 WatchESPN.com
Rutgers at Illinois 9:00 AM BTN BTN2Go.com
Eastern Michigan at Army 9:00 AM CBSSN CBSSports.com
BYU at Mississippi State 9:00 AM SEC Network WatchESPN.com
South Carolina at Tennessee 9:00 AM ESPN WatchESPN.com
Kansas at Iowa State 9:00 AM FSN FoxSportsGo.com
Connecticut at Temple 9:00 AM ESPNews WatchESPN.com
Boston College at Louisville 9:20 AM ACC Network WatchESPN.com
UNLV at Air Force 11:00 AM AT&T SportsNet None
Old Dominion at Marshall 11:30 AM None WatchESPN.com
Purdue at #7 Wisconsin 12:30 PM BTN BTN2Go.com
#10 Auburn at LSU 12:30 PM CBS CBSSports.com
Georgia Tech at #11 Miami 12:30 PM ABC WatchESPN.com
#12 Oklahoma at Texas 12:30 PM ESPN WatchESPN.com
Baylor at #14 Oklahoma State 12:30 PM FS1 FoxSportsGo.com
Virginia at North Carolina 12:30 PM ACC Network WatchESPN.com
Northwestern at Maryland 12:30 PM ESPN2 WatchESPN.com
Vanderbilt at Ole Miss 12:30 PM SEC Network WatchESPN.com
Akron at Western Michigan 12:30 PM CBSSN CBSSports.com
Miami (OH) at Kent State 12:30 PM None WatchESPN.com
Northern Illinois at Buffalo 12:30 PM None WatchESPN.com
Ohio at Bowling Green 12:30 PM None WatchESPN.com
Toledo at Central Michigan 12:30 PM None WatchESPN.com
#25 Navy at Memphis 12:45 PM ESPNU WatchESPN.com
Houston at Tulsa 1:00 PM ESPNews WatchESPN.com
Colorado at Oregon State 1:00 PM Pac-12 Networks Pac-12.com
Charlotte at Western Kentucky 1:30 PM None FloFootball.com
Wyoming at Utah State 1:30 PM None Facebook.com
Georgia State at Louisiana Monroe 2:00 PM None WatchESPN.com
Appalachian State at Idaho 2:00 PM None WatchESPN.com
New Mexico State at Georgia Southern 3:00 PM None WatchESPN.com
Middle Tennessee at UAB 3:30 PM beIN Sports None
East Carolina at #22 UCF 4:00 PM CBSSN CBSSports.com
UT San Antonio at North Texas 4:00 PM None WatchESPN.com
UTEP at Southern Mississippi 4:00 PM None WatchStadium.com
Tulane at Florida Intl 4:00 PM None CUSA.tv
Texas A&M at Florida 4:00 PM ESPN2 WatchESPN.com
Coastal Carolina at Arkansas State 4:00 PM None WatchESPN.com
Arkansas at #1 Alabama 4:15 PM ESPN WatchESPN.com
Missouri at #4 Georgia 4:30 PM SEC Network WatchESPN.com
#9 Ohio State at Nebraska 4:30 PM FS1 FoxSportsGo.com
Cincinnati at #18 South Florida 4:30 PM ESPNU WatchESPN.com
Utah at #13 USC 5:00 PM ABC WatchESPN.com
#21 Michigan State at Minnesota 5:00 PM BTN BTN2Go.com
UCLA at Arizona 6:00 PM Pac-12 Networks Pac-12.com
New Mexico at Fresno State 7:00 PM AT&T SportsNet None
Nevada at Colorado State 7:15 PM ESPN2 WatchESPN.com
Boise State at #19 San Diego State 7:30 PM CBSSN CBSSports.com
#5 Washington at Arizona State 7:45 PM ESPN WatchESPN.com
Oregon at #23 Stanford 8:00 PM FS1 FoxSportsGo.com
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!

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