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

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
#10 Ohio State at Maryland 9:00 AM ABC
Idaho at #13 Florida 9:00 AM ESPNU
#14 Penn State at Rutgers 9:00 AM BTN
Middle Tennessee at #17 Kentucky 9:00 AM SEC Network
Arkansas at #21 Mississippi State 9:00 AM ESPN
#22 Northwestern at Minnesota 9:00 AM BTN
South Florida at Temple 9:00 AM ESPNews
Colgate at Army 9:00 AM CBSSN
Michigan State at Nebraska 9:00 AM FOX
TCU at Baylor 9:00 AM FS1
Pittsburgh at Wake Forest 9:00 AM ACC Network
NC State at Louisville 9:20 AM ACC Network
#19 Utah at Colorado 10:30 AM Pac-12 Networks
#23 Utah State at Colorado State 11:00 AM AT&T SportsNet
Florida Intl at Charlotte 11:00 AM ESPN3
VMI at Old Dominion 11:00 AM ESPN+ ESPN+
#12 Syracuse at #3 Notre Dame 11:30 AM NBC
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
UL Monroe at Arkansas State 12:00 PM ESPN+ ESPN+
#9 West Virginia at Oklahoma State 12:30 PM ABC
#20 Boston College at Florida State 12:30 PM ESPN2
Tulsa at Navy 12:30 PM CBSSN
Texas State at Troy 12:30 PM ESPN+ ESPN+
Louisiana Tech at Southern Mississippi 12:30 PM Stadium
Wisconsin at Purdue 12:30 PM BTN
Bowling Green at Akron 12:30 PM ESPN3
Virginia at Georgia Tech 12:30 PM ACC Network
Miami at Virginia Tech 12:30 PM ESPN
Texas Tech at Kansas State 12:30 PM ESPNU
Iowa at Illinois 12:30 PM BTN
Missouri at Tennessee 12:30 PM CBS
USC at UCLA 12:30 PM FOX
Indiana at #4 Michigan 1:00 PM FS1
UMass at #5 Georgia 1:00 PM SEC Network
Liberty at Auburn 1:00 PM SEC Network
Air Force at Wyoming 1:00 PM ESPNews
Oregon State at #18 Washington 1:30 PM Pac-12 Networks
Georgia Southern at Coastal Carolina 2:00 PM ESPN+ ESPN+
South Alabama at Louisiana 2:00 PM ESPN3
Nevada at San Jose State 2:00 PM ESPN3
Duke at #2 Clemson 4:00 PM ESPN
UConn at East Carolina 4:00 PM CBSSN
UAB at Texas A&M 4:00 PM ESPN2
Kansas at #6 Oklahoma 4:30 PM FOX
Rice at #7 LSU 4:30 PM ESPNU
Ole Miss at Vanderbilt 4:30 PM SEC Network
Stanford at California PPD (Smoke) N/A N/A
Chattanooga at South Carolina 4:30 PM SEC Network
UTEP at Western Kentucky 4:30 PM beIN Sports
#24 Cincinnati at #11 UCF 5:00 PM ABC
#16 Iowa State at #15 Texas 5:00 PM Longhorn Network
New Mexico State at BYU 7:15 PM ESPN2
Arizona at #8 Washington State 7:30 PM ESPN
San Diego State at Fresno State 7:30 PM CBSSN
Arizona State at Oregon 7:30 PM Pac-12 Networks
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!!!