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College Football Saturday: Kansas Hosts Rutgers in the “Futility Bowl”

The Scarlet Knights travel to Lawrence, KS to play the Jayhawks in a battle of terrible teams. This could be the most competitive game either school plays for a long time.

Kansas v Rutgers
The last time Rutgers played Kansas in 2015, the Jayhawks lost to the Scarlet Knights, 27-14.
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There are three early games that you might want to check out this morning while you’re waiting for the UCLA Bruins game against Fresno State tonight.

The first one kicks off at 9 am PT when last week’s opponent, the Oklahoma Sooners, visit the Iowa St. Cyclones. The #5 Sooners are a good football team. We all saw that last week. This week, they travel to Ames, Iowa to play Matt Campbell’s Cyclones.

This game is intriguing because Campbell is one of the game’s brightest young coaches and, if the Sooners aren’t careful, the Cyclones might upend them. Of course, after watching them blowout the Bruins last week, if the Sooners blow the Cyclones out too, it will make us feel a little better about last week. This game is on ABC.

The second game you should check out this morning is a game I’m calling the “Futility Bowl presented by every newpaper in America.” That’s because this game features two of the worst football teams in the Power Five. Yeah, I’m talking about the Kansas Jayhawks and the Scarlet Chickens, uh, I mean, the Rutgers Scarlet Knights.

I think the winner of this game gets to play Oregon State next season, or something like that.

This game also kicks off at 9 am PT and will air on Fox Sports Net. In Southern California, it can be seen on Fox Sports West. The reason to watch this game is rather simple. This game may be the most competitive game either of these teams play for the next decade. Rutgers won the last meeting between these teams 27-14 back in 2015. Regardless, if you have a soft spot for either school, this is a game worth checking out.

The third early game worth checking out is the matchup between the #12 LSU Tigers and the #7 Auburn Tigers. you’ve got #7 hosting #12 and it’s an SEC battle. It’s got the makings of a possible upset if Auburn isn’t careful. I’m predicting that the Tigers will win this game.

But, seriously, I’ve got a hunch that LSU comes out ahead in this one. This game kicks off at 12:30 pm on CBS.

Here’s the full slate of today’s games.

College Football Saturday, September 13, 2018

Matchup Time (PT) TV Streaming
Matchup Time (PT) TV Streaming
Georgia Southern at #2 Clemson 9:00 AM ESPN2
#5 Oklahoma at Iowa State 9:00 AM ABC
Kent State at #11 Penn State 9:00 AM FS1
#21 Miami at Toledo 9:00 AM ESPN2
Rhode Island at UConn 9:00 AM None
Troy at Nebraska 9:00 AM BTN
Hawai'i at Army 9:00 AM CBSSN
Florida State at Syracuse 9:00 AM ESPN
Rutgers at Kansas 9:00 AM FSN
Ball State at Indiana 9:00 AM BTN
Temple at Maryland 9:00 AM BTN
Murray State at Kentucky 9:00 AM SEC Network
UTEP at Tennessee 9:00 AM SEC Network
Georgia Tech at Pittsburgh 9:30 AM ACC Network
Tulane at UAB 10:00 AM None Facebook
UC Davis at #9 Stanford 11:00 AM Pac-12 Networks
Vanderbilt at #8 Notre Dame 11:30 AM NBC
Ohio at Virginia 12:00 PM ACC Network
BYU at #6 Wisconsin 12:30 PM ABC
#12 LSU at #7 Auburn 12:30 PM CBS
#17 Boise State at #24 Oklahoma State 12:30 PM ESPN
SMU at #19 Michigan 12:30 PM BTN
Miami (OH) at Minnesota 12:30 PM BTN
Lehigh at Navy 12:30 PM CBSSN
Central Michigan at Northern Illinois 12:30 PM ESPN+ ESPN+
South Florida at Illinois 12:30 PM BTN
Duke at Baylor 12:30 PM FS1
UTSA at Kansas State 1:00 PM FSN
Colorado State at Florida 1:00 PM SEC Network
North Texas at Arkansas 1:00 PM SEC Network
Wofford at Wyoming 1:00 PM None
Eastern Kentucky at Bowling Green 1:00 PM None
Houston at Texas Tech 1:15 PM FOX
San Jose State at #20 Oregon 2:00 PM Pac-12 Networks
New Hampshire at Colorado 2:00 PM Pac-12 Networks
Idaho State at California 3:00 PM Pac-12 Networks
Bethune-Cookman at Florida Atlantic 3:00 PM Stadium Facebook
Eastern Michigan at Buffalo 3:00 PM ESPN+ ESPN+
#1 Alabama at Ole Miss 4:00 PM ESPN
Texas State at South Alabama 4:00 PM ESPN+ ESPN+
Arkansas State at Tulsa 4:00 PM CBSSN
Alabama A&M at Cincinnati 4:00 PM None
Delaware State at Western Michigan 4:00 PM ESPN+ ESPN+
Oregon State at Nevada 4:00 PM None
Middle Tennessee at #3 Georgia 4:15 PM ESPN2
Louisiana at #16 Mississippi State 4:30 PM SEC Network
UL Monroe at Texas A&M 4:30 PM SEC Network
Missouri at Purdue 4:30 PM BTN
Northern Iowa at Iowa 4:30 PM BTN
Western Kentucky at Louisville 4:30 PM ACC Network
UMass at Florida Intl 4:30 PM beIN Sports
Akron at Northwestern 4:30 PM BTN
#4 Ohio State at #15 TCU 5:00 PM ABC
#22 USC at Texas 5:00 PM FOX
New Mexico at New Mexico State 5:00 PM Eleven Sports Aggievision
Eastern Washington at Washington State 5:00 PM Pac-12 Networks
#10 Washington at Utah 7:00 PM ESPN
Prairie View at UNLV 7:00 PM None
#23 Arizona State at San Diego State 7:30 PM CBSSN
Fresno State at UCLA 7:30 PM FS1
Southern Utah at Arizona 8:00 PM Pac-12 Networks
#18 UCF at North Carolina Canceled
East Carolina at #13 Virginia Tech Canceled
#14 West Virginia at NC State Canceled
Southern Mississippi at Appalachian State Postponed
Norfolk State at Liberty Postponed
Marshall at South Carolina Cancelled

Which game are you most excited about today? Leave it in the comments or just discuss today’s action while you’re waiting for the Bruin game to start.

Go Bruins!