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College Football Saturday: #4 Michigan vs. #10 Ohio State Takes Center Stage

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First, let me start out by saying how thankful I am that there are some decent games on tap for the early shift. Last Saturday at the Rose Bowl was brutal with all of the cupcake games on the schedule before UCLA took the field to beat Southern Cal. Thankfully, that won’t be the case this week.

The clear headliner of the morning shift is The Game between the #4 Michigan Wolverines and #10 Ohio State Buckeyes at 9 am PT. In a lot of respects, this is a play-in game for the College Football Playoff. Michigan is in if it wins out while Ohio State would have a good case should it knock Michigan off here and win the Big 10. This is also a big version of The Game for Michigan because the Wolverines have only won this matchup one time since 2003, which is a long period of dominance for the Buckeyes, and this looks like the best opportunity for the Wolverines to reverse their fortunes in the rivalry series.

There are a few other big rivalry match-ups in the early shift to keep an eye on. We have Clean, Old Fashioned Hate, which matches up the #5 Georgia Bulldogs and the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets. There’s the Sunshine Showdown between the #11 Florida Gators and the Florida State Seminoles. There’s also the Purdue Boilermakers traveling to face their rival, the Indiana Hoosiers, which has the makings of a fun match-up as well.

Obviously, at the noon shift, everyone will be glued to UCLA and Stanford, but, if you’re looking for something to watch during the commercial break, the Iron Bowl between the #1 Alabama Crimson Tide and the Auburn Tigers kicks off at 12:30 PM PST. And in the Pac-12, the Duel in the Desert between the Arizona Wildcats and Arizona State Sun Devils will also be going on at this time.

Here is the full Saturday lineup:

College Football Saturday, November 23, 2018

Matchup Time (PT) TV Streaming
Matchup Time (PT) TV Streaming
#4 Michigan at #10 Ohio State 9:00 AM FOX FoxSportsGo.com
Georgia Tech at #5 Georgia 9:00 AM SEC Network WatchESPN.com
#11 Florida at Florida State 9:00 AM ABC WatchESPN.com
#20 Syracuse at Boston College 9:00 AM ESPN WatchESPN.com
Marshall at Florida Intl 9:00 AM None Facebook
Western Kentucky at Louisiana Tech 9:00 AM CBSSN CBSSports.com
Baylor at Texas Tech 9:00 AM FS1 FoxSportsGo.com
Purdue at Indiana 9:00 AM ESPN2 WatchESPN.com
Navy at Tulane 9:00 AM ESPNU WatchESPN.com
NC State at North Carolina 9:20 AM ACC Network WatchESPN.com
Wake Forest at Duke 9:30 AM ACC Network WatchESPN.com
Old Dominion at Rice 10:00 AM ESPN+ ESPN+
New Mexico State at Liberty 11:00 AM ESPN3 WatchESPN.com
Georgia Southern at Georgia State 11:00 AM ESPN+ ESPN+
Wyoming at New Mexico 11:30 AM AT&T SportsNet WatchStadium.com
Troy at Appalachian State 11:30 AM ESPN+ ESPN+
Southern Mississippi at UTEP 12:00 PM ESPN+ ESPN+
Louisiana at UL Monroe 12:00 PM ESPN+ ESPN+
UAB at Middle Tennessee 12:00 PM ESPN3 WatchESPN.com
Stanford at UCLA 12:00 PM Pac-12 Networks Pac-12.com
Auburn at #1 Alabama 12:30 PM CBS CBSSports.com
Maryland at #12 Penn State 12:30 PM ABC WatchESPN.com
Illinois at #19 Northwestern 12:30 PM BTN FoxSportsGo.com
#24 Pittsburgh at Miami 12:30 PM ESPN WatchESPN.com
Arizona State at Arizona 12:30 PM FS1 FoxSportsGo.com
Minnesota at Wisconsin 12:30 PM ESPN2 WatchESPN.com
SMU at Tulsa 12:30 PM CBSSN CBSSports.com
Temple at UConn 12:30 PM ESPNU WatchESPN.com
Arkansas State at Texas State 1:00 PM ESPN3 WatchESPN.com
Rutgers at Michigan State 1:00 PM FOX FoxSportsGo.com
Tennessee at Vanderbilt 1:00 PM SEC Network WatchESPN.com
Charlotte at Florida Atlantic 3:00 PM Stadium WatchStadium.com
South Carolina at #2 Clemson 4:00 PM ESPN WatchESPN.com
#15 Kentucky at Louisville 4:00 PM ESPN2 WatchESPN.com
Kansas State at #25 Iowa State 4:00 PM FS1 FoxSportsGo.com
San Jose State at Fresno State 4:00 PM ESPNU WatchESPN.com
Colorado at California 4:00 PM Pac-12 Networks Pac-12.com
North Texas at UTSA 4:00 PM ESPN+ ESPN+
#7 LSU at #22 Texas A&M 4:30 PM SEC Network WatchESPN.com
#3 Notre Dame at USC 5:00 PM ABC WatchESPN.com
Oklahoma State at TCU 5:00 PM FOX FoxSportsGo.com
Nevada at UNLV 6:30 PM CBSSN CBSSports.com
BYU at #17 Utah 7:00 PM FS1 FoxSportsGo.com
#21 Utah State at #23 Boise State 7:15 PM ESPN WatchESPN.com
Hawai'i at San Diego State 7:30 PM ESPNU WatchESPN.com

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Go Bruins!