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College Football Friday: #9 Washington Visits Stanford in a Pac-12 North Matchup

This is the best game on tonight’s short schedule.

NCAA Football: Stanford at Washington Jennifer Buchanan-USA TODAY Sports

There are only three college football games tonight.

The first one kicks off at 4 pm PT on ESPN2 when the Temple Owls visit the Cincinnati Bearcats. This game features two bad teams in an AAC matchup that probably just isn’t worth watching. After all, neither team is above .500 at this point in the season, even though a win by Temple would move them to 5-5 overall and 3-3 in the AAC.

Once that game is done, ESPN2 will feature a game between the BYU Cougars and the UNLV Rebels. This one is another one worth skipping. In part, that’s because BYU is just 2-8 so far this year. On the other hand, UNLV continues to make progress under Tony Sanchez. The Rebels are 4-5 so far this year and 3-3 in the Mountain West. That’s 1-1/2 games behind Fresno State in the Mountain West’s Western Division.

But, compared to the third game tonight, this one doesn’t compare.

The third game kicks off on Fox Sports 1 at 7:30 pm PT and it features a pair of Pac-12 North foes in the #9 Washington Huskies and the Stanford Cardinal. And, this game could go along way towards deciding what team wins the Pac-12 North, especially if Washington wins. On the other hand, if Stanford wins, it will create a three-way tie in the North between Stanford, Washington, and the Washington State Cougars.

So, while you’re waiting for tonight’s UCLA Basketball game to start in Shanghai, it would definitely be worth checking this game out.

Go Bruins!