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

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