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College Football Saturday: #9 Florida Will Battle #7 Georgia This Morning

The Gators head to Athens for an SEC East showdown against the Bulldogs.

NCAA Football: Georgia at Florida Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

If you turned off the second half of last night’s UCLA football game, perhaps to watch the Dodgers game, consider yourself lucky. If you were like me and you stuck around or watched till the end, it may be hard to wash the bad taste out of your mouth.

Thankfully, there is a full slate of college football games on tap for today to help you try to do that.

Things get started right away at 9 am PT on ABC when the #2 Clemson Tigers visit the Florida State Seminoles. As has been the case under Dabo Sweeney, the Tigers enter today’s game looking for a win in order to secure their spot when the first College Football Playoff rankings are announced on Tuesday. When Florida State was led by Jimbo Fisher, this game could be counted on to be a dandy. But Fisher left the Seminoles for Texas A&M and, now, Willie Taggart is leading the Noles. So far this year, they’ve struggled to a 4-3 mark overall and they are just 2-3 in the ACC. This should be an easy Tiger win.

In fact, the game between the #20 Wisconsin Badgers and the Northwestern Wildcats, which airs on Fox at 9 am, may prove to be a tougher game since the Badgers will be without starting QB Alex Hornibrook and because the Wildcats look to be on the rise as a team.

The game of the day, however, may be the 12:30 pm PT matchup between the #9 Florida Gators and the #7 Georgia Bulldogs. This game will be on CBS. Gator fans must be looking at the way our season has gone and be extremely thankful that Chip Kelly didn’t head to Tallahassee. That’s because Dan Mullen has the Gators at 6-1 and ranked 9th in the country.

Unlike last night’s “battle for first place in the Pac-12 South,” this one definitely will be a battle between teams looking to take control of the SEC East.

The other 12:30 pm PT game that promises to be a good game is the one between the #18 Iowa Hawkeyes and the #17 Penn State Nittany Lions. This one will be played in Happy Valley and can be found on ESPN. While it should be a good one, I’d reserve it for commercial breaks and halftime in the Florida-Georgia game.

Here’s today’s full slate:

College Football Saturday, October 27, 2018

Matchup Time (PT) TV Streaming
Matchup Time (PT) TV Streaming
#2 Clemson at Florida State 9:00 AM ABC
#20 Wisconsin at Northwestern 9:00 AM FOX
Vanderbilt at Arkansas 9:00 AM SEC Network
Texas Tech at Iowa State 9:00 AM ESPN2
Wake Forest at Louisville 9:00 AM ACC Network
UMass at UConn 9:00 AM ESPNU
Army at Eastern Michigan 9:00 AM CBSSN
Purdue at Michigan State 9:00 AM ESPN
Central Michigan at Akron 9:00 AM None
Bethune-Cookman at Nebraska 9:00 AM BTN
North Carolina at Virginia 9:20 AM ACC Network
Southern Mississippi at Charlotte 11:00 AM None
Coastal Carolina at Georgia State 11:00 AM ESPN+ ESPN+
TCU at Kansas 12:00 PM FS1
Oregon State at Colorado 12:00 PM Pac-12 Networks
#9 Florida at #7 Georgia 12:30 PM CBS
Kansas State at #8 Oklahoma 12:30 PM FOX
#18 Iowa at #17 Penn State 12:30 PM ESPN
#21 South Florida at Houston 12:30 PM ABC/ESPN2
Arizona State at USC 12:30 PM ABC/ESPN2
Illinois at Maryland 12:30 PM BTN
Duke at Pittsburgh 12:30 PM ACC Network
Middle Tennessee at Old Dominion 12:30 PM ESPN+ ESPN+
Northern Illinois at BYU 12:30 PM ESPNU
Cincinnati at SMU 12:30 PM CBSSN
#12 Kentucky at Missouri 1:00 PM SEC Network
New Mexico at Utah State 1:00 PM None Facebook
Rice at North Texas 1:00 PM ESPN+ ESPN+
#15 Washington at California 3:30 PM FS1
UNLV at San Jose State 3:30 PM AT&T SportsNet
#14 Washington State at #24 Stanford 4:00 PM Pac-12 Networks
#16 Texas A&M at Mississippi State 4:00 PM ESPN
#22 NC State at Syracuse 4:00 PM ESPN2
Boise State at Air Force 4:00 PM CBSSN
Arkansas State at Louisiana 4:00 PM ESPN+ ESPN+
Tulane at Tulsa 4:00 PM ESPNU
New Mexico State at Texas State 4:00 PM None
Tennessee at South Carolina 4:30 PM SEC Network
Florida Intl at Western Kentucky 4:30 PM beIn Sports
#3 Notre Dame at Navy 5:00 PM CBS
#6 Texas at Oklahoma State 5:00 PM ABC
#19 Oregon at Arizona 7:30 PM ESPN
Hawai'i at Fresno State 7:30 PM ESPN2
San Diego State at Nevada 7:30 PM ESPNU

This is your College Football Saturday open thread.

Go Bruins.