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

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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 WatchESPN.com
#7 Penn State at #24 Michigan State 9:00 AM FOX FoxSportsGo.com
#16 Auburn at Texas A&M 9:00 AM ESPN WatchESPN.com
UMass at #21 Mississippi State 9:00 AM SEC Network WatchESPN.com
Florida at Missouri 9:00 AM ESPN2 WatchESPN.com
Kansas State at Texas Tech 9:00 AM FS1 FoxSportsGo.com
Western Kentucky at Vanderbilt 9:00 AM ESPNU WatchESPN.com
Baylor at Kansas 9:00 AM FSN FoxSportsGo.com
Illinois at Purdue 9:00 AM BTN BTN2Go.com
East Carolina at Houston 9:00 AM CBSSN CBSSports.com
Syracuse at Florida State 9:20 AM ACC Network WatchESPN.com
Georgia Tech at Virginia 12:00 PM ACC Network WatchESPN.com
Appalachian State at Louisiana Monroe 12:00 PM None WatchESPN.com
Georgia State at Georgia Southern 12:00 PM None WatchESPN.com
Rice at UAB 12:00 PM None CUSA.tv
New Mexico State at Texas State 12:00 PM None WatchESPN.com
South Carolina at #2 Georgia 12:30 PM CBS CBSSports.com
#3 Ohio State at Iowa 12:30 PM ESPN WatchESPN.com
Wake Forest at #5 Notre Dame 12:30 PM NBC NBCSports.com
#6 Clemson at #20 NC State 12:30 PM ABC WatchESPN.com
#14 Iowa State at West Virginia 12:30 PM ESPN2 WatchESPN.com
#18 Stanford at #25 Washington State 12:30 PM FOX FoxSportsGo.com
South Florida at Connecticut 12:30 PM ESPNU WatchESPN.com
Maryland at Rutgers 12:30 PM BTN BTN2Go.com
Charlotte at Old Dominion 12:30 PM None WatchESPN.com
North Texas at Louisiana Tech 12:30 PM None Facebook.com
Northwestern at Nebraska 12:30 PM BTN BTN2Go.com
Army at Air Force 12:30 PM CBSSN CBSSports.com
#8 Oklahoma at #11 Oklahoma State 1:00 PM FS1 FoxSportsGo.com
Ole Miss at Kentucky 1:00 PM SEC Network WatchESPN.com
Coastal Carolina at Arkansas 1:00 PM SEC Network WatchESPN.com
Cincinnati at Tulane 1:00 PM None WatchESPN.com
Louisiana at South Alabama 1:00 PM None WatchESPN.com
Oregon State at California 2:00 PM Pac-12 Networks Pac-12.com
Utah State at New Mexico 2:30 PM None WatchStadium.com
Hawai'i at UNLV 3:00 PM Spectrum Sports Stadium iOS App
Nevada at Boise State 4:00 PM ESPNU WatchESPN.com
Colorado State at Wyoming 4:00 PM CBSSN CBSSports.com
UT San Antonio at Florida Intl 4:00 PM None WatchStadium.com
Texas at #10 TCU 4:15 PM ESPN WatchESPN.com
#15 UCF at SMU 4:15 PM ESPN2 WatchESPN.com
Southern Mississippi at Tennessee 4:30 PM SEC Network WatchESPN.com
UTEP at Middle Tennessee 4:30 PM beIN Sports None
Minnesota at Michigan 4:30 PM FOX FoxSportsGo.com
#19 LSU at #1 Alabama 5:00 PM CBS CBSSports.com
#13 Virginia Tech at #9 Miami 5:00 PM ABC WatchESPN.com
Colorado at Arizona State 6:00 PM Pac-12 Networks Pac-12.com
Oregon at #12 Washington 7:00 PM FS1 FoxSportsGo.com
San Diego State at San Jose State 7:30 PM ESPNU WatchESPN.com
#23 Arizona at #17 USC 7:45 PM ESPN WatchESPN.com
BYU at Fresno State 7:45 PM ESPN2 WatchESPN.com

This is your College Football Saturday open thread.


Go Bruins.