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College Football Saturday: #8 Wisconsin Finally Faces a Worthy Opponent in #20 Iowa

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Plus, #12 Michigan State heads to #13 Ohio State and #11 Southern Cal visits Boulder in the Pac-12.

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Today’s early games start off with a dandy when the #12 Michigan State Spartans travel to the Horseshoe to face the #13 Ohio State Buckeyes. While both of these teams have been eliminated from consideration for the College Football Playoff, anytime you pair up schools this good, anything can happen and, today, probably won’t be an exception.

But, Bruin fans may just want to keep an eye on the other early matchup between Top 25 teams when #15 Oklahoma State visits #21 Iowa State in a Big 12 game. Why would this one be of interest to Bruin fans? Two words: Matt Campbell. He’s done a fantastic job leading the Cyclones and he should be on Dan Guerrero’s short list to replace Jim Mora once the season wraps up. Chip Kelly will still be the big draw even though he shouldn’t be but Campbell has earned the right to interview for the job and I can think of a lot of choices that would be worse than Campbell. He’s a young up-and-coming coach. Give this game a look today.

There are two 12:30 kickoffs that should prove to be interesting. In the first one, the #1 Georgia Bulldogs visit the #10 Auburn Tigers in the SEC. Can the Tigers knock off #1? In the other game, the #8 Wisconsin Badgers finally play a worthy opponent when the #20 Iowa Hawkeyes visit Madison. Wisconsin is still undefeated, but they are only ranked eighth by the Playoff Committee due to their schedule. This is really their first big test. A blowout win is needed to put them back in the Playoff conversation.

Finally, there are two early Pac-12 games. #11 Southern Cal travels to Boulder to play the Colorado Buffaloes at 1 pm PT on FOX. Can the Buffaloes use the thin mountain air to knock off the Trojans? I don’t know, but I do know that the Buffs are my second favorite team today.

Then, at 2:30 pm PT, the #19 Washington State Cougars travel to Salt Lake City to face the Utah Utes. A similar question arises for the Utes. Can they use the thinner mountain air to help knock off the Cougs?

College Football Schedule for Saturday, November 11, 2017

Matchup Time (PT) TV Streaming
Matchup Time (PT) TV Streaming
#12 Michigan State at #13 Ohio State 9:00 AM FOX FoxSportsGo.com
Rutgers at #14 Penn State 9:00 AM BTN BTN2Go.com
#15 Oklahoma State at #21 Iowa State 9:00 AM ABC/ESPN2 WatchESPN.com
Connecticut at #18 UCF 9:00 AM ESPNU WatchESPN.com
#23 NC State at Boston College 9:00 AM ABC/ESPN2 WatchESPN.com
Arkansas at #24 LSU 9:00 AM ESPN WatchESPN.com
Duke at Army 9:00 AM CBSSN CBSSports.com
Texas Tech vs Baylor 9:00 AM FSN FoxSportsGo.com
Louisiana at Ole Miss 9:00 AM SEC Network WatchESPN.com
Florida at South Carolina 9:00 AM CBS CBSSports.com
Indiana at Illinois 9:00 AM BTN BTN2Go.com
Nebraska at Minnesota 9:00 AM FS1 FoxSportsGo.com
#17 Virginia Tech at Georgia Tech 9:20 AM ACC Network WatchESPN.com
Middle Tennessee at Charlotte 11:00 AM None WatchESPN.com
Wake Forest at Syracuse 12:00 PM ACC Network WatchESPN.com
#1 Georgia at #10 Auburn 12:30 PM CBS CBSSports.com
Florida State at #4 Clemson 12:30 PM ESPN WatchESPN.com
#20 Iowa at #8 Wisconsin 12:30 PM ABC WatchESPN.com
Virginia at Louisville 12:30 PM ESPNU WatchESPN.com
Michigan at Maryland 12:30 PM BTN BTN2Go.com
West Virginia at Kansas State 12:30 PM ESPN2 WatchESPN.com
SMU at Navy 12:30 PM CBSSN CBSSports.com
Florida Atlantic at Louisiana Tech 12:30 PM Stadium WatchStadium.com
Southern Mississippi at Rice 12:30 PM None CUSA.tv
#11 USC at Colorado 1:00 PM FOX FoxSportsGo.com
Maine vs UMass 1:00 PM NESNPlus/Eleven UMass.com
Georgia State at Texas State 1:00 PM None WatchESPN.com
San Jose State at Nevada 1:00 PM None WatchESPN.com
Kentucky at Vanderbilt 1:00 PM SEC Network WatchESPN.com
Troy at Coastal Carolina 1:30 PM None WatchESPN.com
Arkansas State at South Alabama 2:00 PM None WatchESPN.com
UTEP at North Texas 2:00 PM None WatchESPN.com
#19 Washington State at Utah 2:30 PM Pac-12 Networks Pac-12.com
Kansas at Texas 3:00 PM Longhorn Network WatchESPN.com
Western Kentucky at Marshall 3:30 PM beIN None
#2 Alabama at #16 Mississippi State 4:00 PM ESPN WatchESPN.com
Purdue at #25 Northwestern 4:00 PM ESPN2 WatchESPN.com
UAB at UT San Antonio 4:00 PM KCWX CUSA.tv
Tulane at East Carolina 4:00 PM CBSSN CBSSports.com
New Mexico at Texas A&M 4:00 PM ESPNU WatchESPN.com
Old Dominion at Florida Intl 4:00 PM None CUSA.tv
Tennessee at Missouri 4:30 PM SEC Network WatchESPN.com
#3 Notre Dame at #7 Miami 5:00 PM ABC WatchESPN.com
#6 TCU at #5 Oklahoma 5:00 PM FOX FoxSportsGo.com
Arizona State at UCLA 6:30 PM Pac-12 Networks Pac-12.com
Oregon State at Arizona 7:00 PM ESPN2 WatchESPN.com
Wyoming at Air Force 7:15 PM ESPNU WatchESPN.com
Boise State at Colorado State 7:30 PM CBSSN CBSSports.com
Fresno State at Hawai'i 8:00 PM Spectrum Sports/KSEE None

Join your fellow Bruin fans discussing all of today’s action leading up to tonight’s UCLA game in the comments below!

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