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College Football Saturday: The Red River Shootout Highlights Today’s Games

The Longhorns and the Sooners meet in the annual Red River Shootout this morning on Fox.

Oklahoma v Texas Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images

There are a total of 51 college football games on tap for today. With 812 hours to kill before UCLA kicks off, what games should you watch to pass the time?

Never fear! Because BN is here to help you with that just like we are every Saturday during the season.

There are two dandies that kickoff at 9 am PT this morning. The first one features #1 Alabama at Arkansas in an SEC matchup. Can the Tide go on the road to and beat the Razorbacks and new coach Chad Morris, who came to Arkansas from SMU? Realistically, this one probably won’t be much of a matchup considering that the Razorbacks are just 1-4 so far this season.

The other 9 am game of note will definitely be the better game of the two. This one featured the #19 Texas Longhorns against the #7 Oklahoma Sooners in the Red River Shootout. This one will be broadcast by Fox’s team of Gus Johnson and Joel Klatt. Frankly, I’m kind of surprised that the fine folks at Fox didn’t want to make this their primetime game, because this game should attract a lot of eyeballs.

Tom Herman finally seems to have the Longhorns on track. Can he lead them to an upset win over the Sooners? Or, will Kyler Murray cut through the Texas defense like a hot knife through butter? With Gus Johnson on this game, it is bound to be even more exciting than it really is. So, this is one to definitely check out.

There’s another SEC matchup that’s worth noting today. That’s the 12:30 pm kickoff between the #5 LSU Tigers and the #22 Florida Gators. You can find this one on CBS.

This one won’t top the Red River Shootout, but games between two Top 25 teams are hard to find this week. So, this one should live up to the hype.

The last early game I want to mention features the Arizona State Sun Devils visiting the #21 Colorado Buffaloes on Pac-12 Networks at 1 pm PT. Considering that this one is also at Folsom Field in Boulder, it could provide a good measuring stick compared to last week’s UCLA game. In other words, we’ll have an indication of whether the Bruins could beat the Sun Devils or if that’s just a pipe dream of UCLA fans.

Here is today’s full schedule of games:

College Football Saturday, October 6, 2018

Matchup Time (PT) TV Streaming
Matchup Time (PT) TV Streaming
#1 Alabama at Arkansas 9:00 AM ESPN
#19 Texas at #7 Oklahoma 9:00 AM FOX
Kansas at #9 West Virginia 9:00 AM ESPN2
Maryland at #15 Michigan 9:00 AM ABC
Northwestern at #20 Michigan State 9:00 AM FS1
Tulane at Cincinnati 9:00 AM ESPNU
Buffalo at Central Michigan 9:00 AM CBSSN
Eastern Michigan at Western Michigan 9:00 AM ESPN+ ESPN+
East Carolina at Temple 9:00 AM ESPNews
Missouri at South Carolina 9:00 AM SEC Network
Illinois at Rutgers 9:00 AM BTN
Syracuse at Pittsburgh 9:20 AM ACC Network
Boston College at #23 NC State 9:30 AM ACC Network
Northern Illinois at Ball State 12:00 PM None
#4 Clemson at Wake Forest 12:30 PM ESPN
#5 LSU at #22 Florida 12:30 PM CBS
Florida State at #17 Miami 12:30 PM ABC
Iowa State at #25 Oklahoma State 12:30 PM ESPN2
Ohio at Kent State 12:30 PM ESPN+ ESPN+
Miami (OH) at Akron 12:30 PM ESPN+ ESPN+
Navy at Air Force 12:30 PM CBSSN
Bowling Green at Toledo 12:30 PM ESPN+ ESPN+
South Alabama at Georgia Southern 12:30 PM None
San Diego State at Boise State 12:30 PM ESPNU
South Florida at UMass 12:30 PM Eleven/NESN/WTTA
Kansas State at Baylor 12:30 PM FS1
Iowa at Minnesota 12:30 PM BTN
Indiana at #3 Ohio State 1:00 PM FOX
Arizona State at #21 Colorado 1:00 PM Pac-12 Networks
UL Monroe at Ole Miss 1:00 PM SEC Network
New Mexico at UNLV 1:00 PM AT&T SportsNet None
Old Dominion at Florida Atlantic 2:00 PM Stadium
SMU at #12 UCF 4:00 PM ESPNU
#13 Kentucky at Texas A&M 4:00 PM ESPN
UAB at Louisiana Tech 4:00 PM Stadium
UTSA at Rice 4:00 PM None
Louisiana at Texas State 4:00 PM ESPN+ ESPN+
UConn at Memphis 4:00 PM CBSSN
Vanderbilt at #2 Georgia 4:30 PM SEC Network
#8 Auburn at Mississippi State 4:30 PM ESPN2
#10 Washington at UCLA 4:30 PM FOX
Nebraska at #16 Wisconsin 4:30 PM BTN
North Texas at UTEP 4:30 PM beIN Sports
#6 Notre Dame at #24 Virginia Tech 5:00 PM ABC
Liberty at New Mexico State 5:00 PM None Aggievision
Washington State at Oregon State 6:00 PM Pac-12 Networks
California at Arizona 7:00 PM FS1
Utah at #14 Stanford 7:30 PM ESPN
Colorado State at San Jose State 7:30 PM CBSSN
Fresno State at Nevada 7:30 PM ESPNU
Wyoming at Hawai'i 8:59 PM Spectrum Sports PPV Stadium (App Only)

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!!!