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College Football Saturday: Can #12 Syracuse Knock Off #3 Notre Dame?

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Dino Babers has the Orange playing well, but they haven’t faced a tougher opponent so far this season.

NCAA Football: Syracuse at Wake Forest Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports

There aren’t very many good matchups among today’s early games to hold you over until today’s Crosstown Showdown between the Bruins and Southern Cal.

The best early game today is probably the game between the #12 Syracuse Orange and the #3 Notre Dame Fighting Irish at 11:30 am PT on NBC. What makes this game even more interesting is that, despite being a “home game” for the Irish, it’s being played at Yankee Stadium. The Irish have even shown off a special NY Yankees-inspired uniform for this game.

The bigger question, of course, is can the Orange upset the Irish? One thing is for sure: If the Irish lose wearing these unis, they will NEVER see the light of day again.

The next most interesting early game will kick off at 9 am PT and feature the #22 Northwestern Wildcats visiting the Minnesota Golden Gophers. Northwestern is looking to wrap up the Big 10 West while Minnesota needs a win to become bowl-eligible.

Another good one could be the 9 am game between the #10 Ohio State Buckeyes and the Maryland Terrapins. The Terps need a win to become bowl-eligible under interim head coach Matt Canada while the Buckeyes are fighting to get back into the Top Four to make the College Football Playoff.

Here’s today’s complete slate of games:

College Football Saturday, November 17, 2018

Matchup Time (PT) TV Streaming
Matchup Time (PT) TV Streaming
The Citadel at #1 Alabama 9:00 AM SEC Network WatchESPN.com
#10 Ohio State at Maryland 9:00 AM ABC WatchESPN.com
Idaho at #13 Florida 9:00 AM ESPNU WatchESPN.com
#14 Penn State at Rutgers 9:00 AM BTN FoxSportsGo.com
Middle Tennessee at #17 Kentucky 9:00 AM SEC Network WatchESPN.com
Arkansas at #21 Mississippi State 9:00 AM ESPN WatchESPN.com
#22 Northwestern at Minnesota 9:00 AM BTN FoxSportsGo.com
South Florida at Temple 9:00 AM ESPNews WatchESPN.com
Colgate at Army 9:00 AM CBSSN CBSSports.com
Michigan State at Nebraska 9:00 AM FOX FoxSportsGo.com
TCU at Baylor 9:00 AM FS1 FoxSportsGo.com
Pittsburgh at Wake Forest 9:00 AM ACC Network WatchESPN.com
NC State at Louisville 9:20 AM ACC Network WatchESPN.com
#19 Utah at Colorado 10:30 AM Pac-12 Networks Pac-12.com
#23 Utah State at Colorado State 11:00 AM AT&T SportsNet WatchStadium.com
Florida Intl at Charlotte 11:00 AM ESPN3 WatchESPN.com
VMI at Old Dominion 11:00 AM ESPN+ ESPN+
#12 Syracuse at #3 Notre Dame 11:30 AM NBC NBCSports.com
UTSA at Marshall 11:30 AM None Facebook
Georgia State at Appalachian State 11:30 AM ESPN+ ESPN+
Western Carolina at North Carolina 12:00 PM ACC Network WatchESPN.com
UL Monroe at Arkansas State 12:00 PM ESPN+ ESPN+
#9 West Virginia at Oklahoma State 12:30 PM ABC WatchESPN.com
#20 Boston College at Florida State 12:30 PM ESPN2 WatchESPN.com
Tulsa at Navy 12:30 PM CBSSN CBSSports.com
Texas State at Troy 12:30 PM ESPN+ ESPN+
Louisiana Tech at Southern Mississippi 12:30 PM Stadium WatchStadium.com
Wisconsin at Purdue 12:30 PM BTN FoxSportsGo.com
Bowling Green at Akron 12:30 PM ESPN3 WatchESPN.com
Virginia at Georgia Tech 12:30 PM ACC Network WatchESPN.com
Miami at Virginia Tech 12:30 PM ESPN WatchESPN.com
Texas Tech at Kansas State 12:30 PM ESPNU WatchESPN.com
Iowa at Illinois 12:30 PM BTN FoxSportsGo.com
Missouri at Tennessee 12:30 PM CBS CBSSports.com
USC at UCLA 12:30 PM FOX FoxSportsGo.com
Indiana at #4 Michigan 1:00 PM FS1 FoxSportsGo.com
UMass at #5 Georgia 1:00 PM SEC Network WatchESPN.com
Liberty at Auburn 1:00 PM SEC Network WatchESPN.com
Air Force at Wyoming 1:00 PM ESPNews WatchESPN.com
Oregon State at #18 Washington 1:30 PM Pac-12 Networks Pac-12.com
Georgia Southern at Coastal Carolina 2:00 PM ESPN+ ESPN+
South Alabama at Louisiana 2:00 PM ESPN3 WatchESPN.com
Nevada at San Jose State 2:00 PM ESPN3 WatchESPN.com
Duke at #2 Clemson 4:00 PM ESPN WatchESPN.com
UConn at East Carolina 4:00 PM CBSSN CBSSports.com
UAB at Texas A&M 4:00 PM ESPN2 WatchESPN.com
Kansas at #6 Oklahoma 4:30 PM FOX FoxSportsGo.com
Rice at #7 LSU 4:30 PM ESPNU WatchESPN.com
Ole Miss at Vanderbilt 4:30 PM SEC Network WatchESPN.com
Stanford at California PPD (Smoke) N/A N/A
Chattanooga at South Carolina 4:30 PM SEC Network WatchESPN.com
UTEP at Western Kentucky 4:30 PM beIN Sports beINSports.com
#24 Cincinnati at #11 UCF 5:00 PM ABC WatchESPN.com
#16 Iowa State at #15 Texas 5:00 PM Longhorn Network WatchESPN.com
New Mexico State at BYU 7:15 PM ESPN2 WatchESPN.com
Arizona at #8 Washington State 7:30 PM ESPN WatchESPN.com
San Diego State at Fresno State 7:30 PM CBSSN CBSSports.com
Arizona State at Oregon 7:30 PM Pac-12 Networks Pac-12.com
UNLV at Hawai'i 8:00 PM Spectrum Sports PPV Stadium (App only)

Of course, the best early game kicks off at 12:30 pm PT when the Bruins face the Trojans at the Rose Bowl. Don’t forget to head over to our game thread to discuss today’s Crosstown Showdown.


Go Bruins!! Beat $c!!!