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College Football Saturday: #15 TCU at #6 Oklahoma State and #5 Southern Cal at UC Berkeley Highlight Today’s Early Games

Can the Justin Wilcox-led Bears topple the Trojans?

NCAA Football: Oklahoma State at Texas Christian Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

When #6 Oklahoma State plays #15 TCU this afternoon at Boone Pickens Stadium in Stillwater, Oklahoma, it will be the only early game scheduled between Top 25 teams.

For that reason, it deserves to get the most attention as a victory for the Cowboys could push them higher in the Top 25 Polls come tomorrow. On the flip side, a win by the Horned Frogs should move them closer to the Top 10.

The second most interesting early game features the #5 Southern Cal Trojans and the UC Berkeley Golden Bears. On paper, this one shouldn’t be close, but the fact is that the Golden Bears have a new coach in Justin Wilcox who was hired after Sonny Dykes was fired for appearing to not be committed to the Golden Bears. The Bears have played well so far, having won all three of their games. They beat North Carolina in Week 1. Then they played Weber State before facing Ole Miss last weekend.

A win today by the Golden Bears will vault them into the Top 25 and drop the Trojans like a rock.

College Football Schedule for Saturday, September 23, 2017

Matchup Time (PT) TV Streaming
Matchup Time (PT) TV Streaming
UNLV at #10 Ohio State 9:00 AM BTN
NC State at #12 Florida State 9:00 AM ABC/ESPN2
Kent State at #19 Louisville 9:00 AM ACC Network
Texas Tech at Houston 9:00 AM ABC/ESPN2
Army at Tulane 9:00 AM CBSSN
Texas A&M at Arkansas 9:00 AM ESPN
UMass at Tennessee 9:00 AM SEC Network
West Virginia at Kansas 9:00 AM ESPNU
Pittsburgh at Georgia Tech 9:20 AM ACC Network
New Mexico at Tulsa 10:30 AM None
Old Dominion at #13 Virginia Tech 11:00 AM ACC Network
Idaho at South Alabama 11:00 AM None
Ohio at Eastern Michigan 11:00 AM None
UCF at Maryland 12:00 PM FS1
#1 Alabama at Vanderbilt 12:30 PM CBS
Boston College at #2 Clemson 12:30 PM ESPN2
#5 USC at California 12:30 PM ABC
#16 TCU at #6 Oklahoma State 12:30 PM ESPN
Toledo at #14 Miami 12:30 PM ACC Network
Rutgers at Nebraska 12:30 PM BTN
Georgia Southern at Indiana 12:30 PM BTN
Wake Forest at Appalachian State 12:30 PM None
Duke at North Carolina 12:30 PM ESPNU
Louisiana Tech at South Carolina 12:30 PM SEC Network
Miami (OH) at Central Michigan 12:30 PM None
Cincinnati at Navy 12:30 PM CBSSN
#8 Michigan at Purdue 1:00 PM FOX
Louisiana Monroe at Louisiana 2:00 PM None
Nevada at #18 Washington State 3:00 PM Pac-12 Networks
Akron at Troy 3:00 PM None
Georgia State at Charlotte 3:00 PM WCCB
#3 Oklahoma at Baylor 3:30 PM FS1
Western Illinois at Coastal Carolina 3:30 PM None
UAB at North Texas 3:30 PM beIN None
#17 Mississippi State at #11 Georgia 4:00 PM ESPN
#22 San Diego State at Air Force 4:00 PM CBSSN
Syracuse at #23 Utah 4:00 PM ESPN2
Ball State at Western Kentucky 4:00 PM None
Florida Atlantic at Buffalo 4:00 PM None
Bowling Green at Middle Tennessee 4:00 PM None
Arkansas State at SMU 4:00 PM None
Wagner at Western Michigan 4:00 PM None
#4 Penn State at Iowa 4:30 PM ABC
#15 Auburn at Missouri 4:30 PM ESPNU
#20 Florida at Kentucky 4:30 PM SEC Network
Florida International at Rice 4:30 PM None Facebook
Utah State at San José State 4:30 PM None Facebook
UT San Antonio at Texas State 4:30 PM None
UTEP at New Mexico State 5:00 PM None
Southern Illinois at Memphis 5:00 PM None
Notre Dame at Michigan State 5:00 PM FOX
#7 Washington at Colorado 7:00 PM FS1
#24 Oregon at Arizona State 7:00 PM Pac-12 Networks
Hawai'i at Wyoming 7:15 PM ESPN2
UCLA at Stanford 7:30 PM ESPN

This is your College Football Saturday early games open thread.

Go Bruins and Go Bears!