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College Football Saturday: Washington and Oregon’s Rivalry Takes Center Stage

The Huskies and Ducks battle with CFP implications.

NCAA Football: Oregon at Washington Jennifer Buchanan-USA TODAY Sports

Good morning everyone, and welcome to College Football Saturday.

Thanks Jon!

So, I’ve mentioned before that I was in Chicago last weekend, and one of the things that made me way more thankful to live on the West Coast is that time difference. I don’t know how people outside of the Pacific time zone deal with having to wake up and wait before college football starts, while over here you can literally sleep in till 9 A.M., wake up, and instantly get to watch college football. It’s the best thing in the world!

Or, even better, you can be like me and figure out if there’s even a good game on in that first timeslot, and if there isn’t choose to sleep in longer (unless, of course, it’s a UCLA home game, which usually means waking up early and probably setting up at the Rose Bowl at this time). Last week we were blessed with a fantastic edition of the Red River Showdown, but this week returns back to normal with a host of....well, they’re technically football games. The best game may be the #14 Florida Gators going on the road to take on the Vanderbilt Commodores, but it’s hard to really get excited for this game considering how hard it is to watch those two teams play football. The #3 Ohio State Buckeyes will also be in action in the early slate, but they also should cruise to an easy victory.

Luckily, things pick up with the noon slate, as there’s two big matchups going on in this slot. Your choice of which game will be bigger may vary, but for my money the biggest game will be when last week’s foe, the #7 Washington Huskies, head down to Eugene to take on the #17 Oregon Ducks. This is a huge game for both teams; for the Huskies, they desperately need to run the table, and look good while doing so, to still have a shot at making the College Football Playoff, while Oregon needs a win to still be in the Pac-12 North race, beyond just proving they belong in the top echelon of the Pac-12.

Of course, if you believe the #2 Georgia Bulldogs going into Death Valley to take on the #13 LSU Tigers is a bigger game, I won’t begrudge you. Georgia really has turned into Alabama-lite over the last few years, and LSU has shown a penchant for dragging the Crimson Tide into absolute rock-fights over the years, so this has a chance to really turn into a traditional SEC dogfight.

Here is today’s full schedule of games:

College Football Saturday, October 13, 2018

Matchup Time (PT) TV Streaming
Matchup Time (PT) TV Streaming
Minnesota at #3 Ohio State 9:00 AM FS1
#14 Florida at Vanderbilt 9:00 AM ESPN
Tennessee at #21 Auburn 9:00 AM SEC Network
Rutgers at Maryland 9:00 AM BTN
Iowa at Indiana 9:00 AM ESPN2
Nebraska at Northwestern 9:00 AM ABC
Oklahoma State at Kansas State 9:00 AM ESPNU
Akron at Buffalo 9:00 AM CBSSN
Toledo at Eastern Michigan 9:00 AM ESPN+
Duke at Georgia Tech 9:20 AM ACC Network
Louisville at Boston College 9:30 AM ACC Network
UAB at Rice 10:00 AM ESPN+ ESPN+
Troy at Liberty 11:00 AM None
Southern Mississippi at North Texas 11:00 AM None
Pittsburgh at #5 Notre Dame 11:30 AM NBC
Kent State at Miami (OH) 11:30 AM ESPN+ ESPN+
Western Michigan at Bowling Green 12:00 PM ESPN+ ESPN+
Ball State at Central Michigan 12:00 PM None
#2 Georgia at #13 LSU 12:30 PM CBS
#7 Washington at #17 Oregon 12:30 PM ABC
Michigan State at #8 Penn State 12:30 PM BTN
Baylor at #9 Texas 12:30 PM ESPN
#10 UCF at Memphis 12:30 PM ABC/ESPN2
#22 Texas A&M at South Carolina 12:30 PM SEC Network
Ohio at Northern Illinois 12:30 PM ESPN+ ESPN+
Temple at Navy 12:30 PM CBSSN
Western Kentucky at Charlotte 12:30 PM ESPN+ ESPN+
Marshall at Old Dominion 12:30 PM Stadium
Army at San Jose State 12:30 PM ESPNU
Purdue at Illinois 12:30 PM FS1
New Mexico at Colorado State 1:00 PM AT&T Sports Net None
UNLV at Utah State 1:00 PM None Facebook
Alabama State at South Alabama 2:00 PM None
New Mexico State at Louisiana 2:00 PM ESPN+ ESPN+
UL Monroe at Coastal Carolina 3:00 PM ESPN+ ESPN+
Missouri at #1 Alabama 4:00 PM ESPN
#6 West Virginia at Iowa State 4:00 PM FS1
#16 Miami at Virginia 4:00 PM ESPN2
Houston at East Carolina 4:00 PM CBSSN
Virginia Tech at North Carolina 4:00 PM ESPNU
Louisiana Tech at UTSA 4:00 PM ESPN+ ESPN+
UCLA at California 4:00 PM Pac-12 Networks
#15 Wisconsin at #12 Michigan 4:30 PM ABC
Ole Miss at Arkansas 4:30 PM SEC Network
Middle Tennessee at Florida Intl 4:30 PM beIN Sports
Hawai'i at BYU 7:15 PM ESPN2
#19 Colorado at USC 7:30 PM FS1
Wyoming at Fresno State 7:30 PM ESPNU
Boise State at Nevada 7:30 PM CBSSN

This is your College Football Saturday open thread. Join your fellow Bruin fans discussing all of today’s action in the comments below.

Go Bruins!!!