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College Football Saturday: Bedlam and Alabama Lead the Early Slate

Of course, you’re probably watching UCLA’s game, but here are some other games to keep in mind early this Saturday.

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UCLA’s game against Arizona State is scheduled to kickoff at 11 am PST, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t some other games to watch during the run-up to (or in case things get bad for the Bruins).

Let’s start with the early shift, which has a lot of interesting games, but not a ton of games I would consider good. The most interesting of them would be the #10 Ohio State Buckeyes going on the road to East Lansing to face the Michigan State Spartans. Ohio State needs a win to stay in the hunt for the College Football Playoffs, let alone the Big 10 East, but they haven’t looked great in recent weeks, having been blown out by Purdue and needed a late surge to hold off Nebraska. This is also the kind of game that you almost expect Michigan State and head coach Mark Dantonio to get up for and absolutely ruin some other team’s season for no reason. Should be fun!

The early shift also features the defending national champions #12 Central Florida Knights facing the Navy Midshipmen. I don’t necessarily think UCF loses this game, but games against the service academies are always tricky, so it’s definitely one to keep an eye on.

In the noon slate, the clear headliner is the #16 Mississippi State Bulldogs heading on the road to take on the sentient Death Star that is the #1 Alabama Crimson Tide. This is the only matchup between ranked teams in the early shifts, and the betting line for this game currently sits at the Crimson Tide favored by 24 points. Maybe the Bulldogs pull something off? Ok they won’t, I’m sorry I even thought about it.

The other big game of the shift (besides UCLA, of course) is Bedlam, as the Oklahoma State Cowboys head to Norman to play the #6 Oklahoma Sooners. Oklahoma leads the all-time series 87-18-7, and this game again seems set up to be another Sooner triumph, which would be their 4th in a row. That said, Oklahoma really doesn’t have a defense, and any game they’re involved in at this point looks like it will be a high-scoring adventure, so a Cowboy upset is definitely possible.

Here is today’s full slate of college football games:

College Football Saturday, November 10, 2018

Matchup Time (PT) TV Streaming
Matchup Time (PT) TV Streaming
#10 Ohio State at Michigan State 9:00 AM FOX FoxSportsGo.com
South Carolina at #11 Florida 9:00 AM ESPN WatchESPN.com
Navy at #12 UCF 9:00 AM ESPN2 WatchESPN.com
TCU at #13 West Virginia 9:00 AM FS1 FoxSportsGo.com
Wisconsin at #14 Penn State 9:00 AM ABC WatchESPN.com
Ole Miss at #20 Texas A&M 9:00 AM CBS CBSSports.com
Akron at Eastern Michigan 9:00 AM ESPN3 WatchESPN.com
Tulsa at Memphis 9:00 AM ESPNU WatchESPN.com
SMU at UConn 9:00 AM ESPN3 WatchESPN.com
Kansas at Kansas State 9:00 AM Fox Sports Net FoxSportsGo.com
BYU at UMass 9:00 AM Eleven/NESN UMassAthletics.com
Lafayette at Army 9:00 AM CBSSN CBSSports.com
Vanderbilt at Missouri 9:00 AM SEC Network WatchESPN.com
Illinois at Nebraska 9:00 AM BTN FoxSportsGo.com
Maryland at Indiana 9:00 AM BTN FoxSportsGo.com
North Carolina at Duke 9:20 AM ACC Network WatchESPN.com
Troy at Georgia Southern 10:00 AM ESPN+ ESPN+
North Texas at Old Dominion 11:00 AM ESPN3 WatchESPN.com
UCLA at Arizona State 11:00 AM Pac-12 Networks Pac-12.com
Charlotte at Marshall 11:30 AM ESPN+ ESPN+
Liberty at #25 Virginia 12:00 PM ACC Network WatchESPN.com
Middle Tennessee at UTEP 12:00 PM ESPN+ ESPN+
Bowling Green at Central Michigan 12:00 PM ESPN+ ESPN+
#18 Mississippi State at #1 Alabama 12:30 PM CBS CBSSports.com
#5 Michigan at Rutgers 12:30 PM BTN FoxSportsGo.com
Oklahoma State at #7 Oklahoma 12:30 PM ABC WatchESPN.com
#8 Washington State at Colorado 12:30 PM ESPN WatchESPN.com
#9 Kentucky at Tennessee 12:30 PM SEC Network WatchESPN.com
Northwestern at #16 Iowa 12:30 PM FOX FoxSportsGo.com
Baylor at #24 Iowa State 12:30 PM FS1 FoxSportsGo.com
New Mexico at Air Force 12:30 PM CBSSN CBSSports.com
Virginia Tech at Pittsburgh 12:30 PM ESPNU WatchESPN.com
Purdue at Minnesota 12:30 PM ESPN2 WatchESPN.com
San Jose State at Utah State 1:00 PM None Facebook
Appalachian State at Texas State 1:00 PM ESPN3 WatchESPN.com
East Carolina at Tulane 1:00 PM ESPNews WatchESPN.com
Western Kentucky at Florida Atlantic 2:00 PM Stadium WatchStadium.com
Arkansas State at Coastal Carolina 2:00 PM ESPN+ ESPN+
Georgia State at Louisiana 2:00 PM ESPN+ ESPN+
UL Monroe at South Alabama 2:00 PM ESPN+ ESPN+
Oregon at #15 Utah 2:30 PM Pac-12 Networks Pac-12.com
Auburn at #6 Georgia 4:00 PM ESPN WatchESPN.com
Miami at Georgia Tech 4:00 PM ESPN2 WatchESPN.com
Florida Intl at UTSA 4:00 PM ESPN+ ESPN+
Rice at Louisiana Tech 4:00 PM ESPN+ ESPN+
Temple at Houston 4:00 PM CBSSN CBSSports.com
South Florida at Cincinnati 4:00 PM ESPNU WatchESPN.com
#3 LSU at Arkansas 4:30 PM SEC Network WatchESPN.com
Florida State at #4 Notre Dame 4:30 PM NBC NBCSports.com
#17 Texas at Texas Tech 4:30 PM FOX FoxSportsGo.com
Southern Mississippi at UAB 4:30 PM beIN Sports beINSports.com
#2 Clemson at #22 Boston College 5:00 PM ABC WatchESPN.com
Oregon State at Stanford 6:00 PM Pac-12 Networks Pac-12.com
California at USC 7:30 PM ESPN WatchESPN.com
UNLV at San Diego State 7:30 PM ESPN2 WatchESPN.com
Colorado State at Nevada 7:30 PM ESPNU WatchESPN.com

This is your College Football Saturday open thread.

Go Bruins!