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
|#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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