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College Football Saturday: #18 Stanford Faces #25 Washington State in a Pac-12 North Matchup

Meanwhile, #7 Penn State visits #24 Michigan State in the Big Ten.

NCAA Football: Washington State at Stanford Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

After a few weeks with relatively lackluster matchups, we have finally landed on week with some promising games.

To get the day started, we have the #7 Penn State Nittany Lions visiting the #24 Michigan State Spartans in a Big Ten game. This should be a great way to start the day. Penn State is an example of a team that has rebuilt the right way. They’ve come from a near-death penalty experience and are right back on top. Meanwhile, the Spartans are no slouch of a team either. This one has the makings of an instant classic.

At 12:30, there are two potentially great games that kickoff. The first is between the #6 Clemson Tigers and the #20 North Carolina State Wolfpack. The defending national champs are looking to claw their way back into the College Football Playoff and beating the Wolfpack gives them a way to start doing just that. On the other hand, the Wolfpack have played well all season long and are looking to earn some more respect. Toppling Clemson would give them that.

The other 12:30 game of note is a Pac-12 game between the #18 Stanford Cardinal and the #25 Washington State Cougars. The Cardinal head to the Palouse in a game which could determine who wins the Pac-12 North. Stanford is currently 5-1 in conference play while the Cougars are 4-2. But a win over Stanford would put Mike Leach’s team in charge of their own destiny while setting up an Apple Cup showdown which will determine who wins the North.

David Shaw and the Cardinal, though, have other plans. If they win today, it sets up them up to possibly clinch the Pac-12 North next Friday when they face the Washington Huskies.

There is one more early game that deserves some mention this morning and that’s today’s game between the #8 Oklahoma Sooners and the #11 Oklahoma State Cowboys. This rivalry is simply known as “Bedlam” and “Bedlam” happens today at 1 pm PT. Both of these teams will be looking to enhance their resumés with the College Football Playoff Committee and defeating their rival in this game would certainly do that.

Here’s today’s full college football schedule:

College Football Schedule for Saturday, November 4, 2017

Matchup Time (PT) TV Streaming
Matchup Time (PT) TV Streaming
#4 Wisconsin at Indiana 9:00 AM ABC
#7 Penn State at #24 Michigan State 9:00 AM FOX
#16 Auburn at Texas A&M 9:00 AM ESPN
UMass at #21 Mississippi State 9:00 AM SEC Network
Florida at Missouri 9:00 AM ESPN2
Kansas State at Texas Tech 9:00 AM FS1
Western Kentucky at Vanderbilt 9:00 AM ESPNU
Baylor at Kansas 9:00 AM FSN
Illinois at Purdue 9:00 AM BTN
East Carolina at Houston 9:00 AM CBSSN
Syracuse at Florida State 9:20 AM ACC Network
Georgia Tech at Virginia 12:00 PM ACC Network
Appalachian State at Louisiana Monroe 12:00 PM None
Georgia State at Georgia Southern 12:00 PM None
Rice at UAB 12:00 PM None
New Mexico State at Texas State 12:00 PM None
South Carolina at #2 Georgia 12:30 PM CBS
#3 Ohio State at Iowa 12:30 PM ESPN
Wake Forest at #5 Notre Dame 12:30 PM NBC
#6 Clemson at #20 NC State 12:30 PM ABC
#14 Iowa State at West Virginia 12:30 PM ESPN2
#18 Stanford at #25 Washington State 12:30 PM FOX
South Florida at Connecticut 12:30 PM ESPNU
Maryland at Rutgers 12:30 PM BTN
Charlotte at Old Dominion 12:30 PM None
North Texas at Louisiana Tech 12:30 PM None
Northwestern at Nebraska 12:30 PM BTN
Army at Air Force 12:30 PM CBSSN
#8 Oklahoma at #11 Oklahoma State 1:00 PM FS1
Ole Miss at Kentucky 1:00 PM SEC Network
Coastal Carolina at Arkansas 1:00 PM SEC Network
Cincinnati at Tulane 1:00 PM None
Louisiana at South Alabama 1:00 PM None
Oregon State at California 2:00 PM Pac-12 Networks
Utah State at New Mexico 2:30 PM None
Hawai'i at UNLV 3:00 PM Spectrum Sports Stadium iOS App
Nevada at Boise State 4:00 PM ESPNU
Colorado State at Wyoming 4:00 PM CBSSN
UT San Antonio at Florida Intl 4:00 PM None
Texas at #10 TCU 4:15 PM ESPN
#15 UCF at SMU 4:15 PM ESPN2
Southern Mississippi at Tennessee 4:30 PM SEC Network
UTEP at Middle Tennessee 4:30 PM beIN Sports None
Minnesota at Michigan 4:30 PM FOX
#19 LSU at #1 Alabama 5:00 PM CBS
#13 Virginia Tech at #9 Miami 5:00 PM ABC
Colorado at Arizona State 6:00 PM Pac-12 Networks
Oregon at #12 Washington 7:00 PM FS1
San Diego State at San Jose State 7:30 PM ESPNU
#23 Arizona at #17 USC 7:45 PM ESPN
BYU at Fresno State 7:45 PM ESPN2

This is your College Football Saturday open thread.

Go Bruins.