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

This is your College Football Saturday open thread.

Go Bruins!