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College Football Saturday: Wake Forest Looks to Upset Notre Dame

While the Fighting Irish will attempt to maintain their reputation on the road, Georgia and Alabama are looking to add another win to their perfect records.

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I think one of the greatest things about college football is the fact that there is always the potential for an upset and that’s what some fans are hoping for today.

A total of eleven games kick off at 9:00 am PT and there are a couple that could get interesting. My top pick is the Wake Forest Demon Deacons who are hosting the Notre Dame Fighting Irish. College football pundits have Notre Dame staring down the mouth of an upset, while Wake Forest hasn’t beaten a top ten team since 1946. I don’t know why, but I think Wake Forest will be ending their streak today.

The Nebraska Cornhuskers will take on the #19 Michigan Wolverines in an early game in Ann Arbor. Both of these teams have a lot to prove. Scott Frost’s 0-2 debut hasn’t exactly been spectacular and coming off a road loss to Troy with a back up quarterback under center has left a bad taste in the mouths of Husker fans. It’s unclear if they’ll get their starter back for today’s game. On the flip side, some say Michigan’s prodigal son, Jim Harbaugh, is on the hot seat and a loss to Nebraska at home would only turn the heat up. I’d expect this to be a fun game to watch.

At 12:30 pm PT, the #1 Alabama Crimson Tide hosts the #22 Texas A&M Aggies. This is probably the best matchup on the early part of today’s schedule. Jimbo Fisher’s Aggies are getting into a groove, proving their worth in a close loss to the Clemson Tigers last week. But the always hot Crimson Tide are going to be awfully hard to unseat and you can bet Nick Saban is up for the challenge.

There is only one early Pac-12 game today featuring the Arizona Wildcats visiting the Oregon State Beavers at 1:00 pm. I know this isn’t exactly the contest of the year, but, at least, we can check out the Wildcats for our upcoming game on October 20.

Here is the full lineup of today’s games.

College Football, Saturday, September 22

Matchup Time (PT) TV Streaming
Matchup Time (PT) TV Streaming
#2 Georgia at Missouri 9:00 AM ESPN
#8 Notre Dame at Wake Forest 9:00 AM ABC
Nebraska at #19 Michigan 9:00 AM FS1
#23 Boston College at Purdue 9:00 AM ESPN2
Kent State at Ole Miss 9:00 AM SEC Network
Buffalo at Rutgers 9:00 AM BTN
Minnesota at Maryland 9:00 AM BTN
Akron at Iowa State 9:00 AM Fox Sports Net
Ohio at Cincinnati 9:00 AM ESPNU
Nevada at Toledo 9:00 AM CBSSN
Navy at SMU 9:00 AM ESPNews
Pittsburgh at North Carolina 9:20 AM ACC Network
Louisville at Virginia 9:30 AM ACC Network
Western Michigan at Georgia State 11:00 AM ESPN+ ESPN+
Miami (OH) at Bowling Green 12:00 PM ESPN+ ESPN+
Western Kentucky at Ball State 12:00 PM None
Illinois State at Colorado State 12:00 PM AT&T SportsNet
Maine at Central Michigan 12:00 PM ESPN+ ESPN+
#22 Texas A&M at #1 Alabama 12:30 PM CBS
#3 Clemson at Georgia Tech 12:30 PM ABC
Tulane at #4 Ohio State 12:30 PM BTN
Kansas State at #12 West Virginia 12:30 PM ESPN
#13 Virginia Tech at Old Dominion 12:30 PM CBSSN
Florida Intl at #21 Miami 12:30 PM ESPNU
Gardner-Webb at Appalachian State 12:30 PM ESPN+ ESPN+
Charlotte at UMass 12:30 PM Eleven Sports/NESN+
North Carolina Central at Duke 12:30 PM ACC Network
Northern Illinois at Florida State 12:30 PM ESPNU
Kansas at Baylor 12:30 PM FS1
Arizona at Oregon State 1:00 PM Pac-12 Networks
South Carolina at Vanderbilt 1:00 PM SEC Network
UConn at Syracuse 1:00 PM ESPNews
#17 TCU at Texas 1:30 PM FOX
McNeese at #25 BYU 3:00 PM None
North Texas at Liberty 3:00 PM None
Army at #5 Oklahoma 4:00 PM Fox Sports PPV
Louisiana Tech at #6 LSU 4:00 PM ESPNU
#14 Mississippi State at Kentucky 4:00 PM ESPN2
Texas Tech at #15 Oklahoma State 4:00 PM FS1
Rice at Southern Mississippi 4:00 PM ESPN+ ESPN+
Texas State at UTSA 4:00 PM ESPN+ ESPN+
UNLV at Arkansas State 4:00 PM None
Coastal Carolina at Louisiana 4:00 PM ESPN+ ESPN+
Troy at UL Monroe 4:00 PM ESPN+ ESPN+
NC State at Marshall 4:00 PM CBSSN
Florida at Tennessee 4:00 PM ESPN
Arkansas at #9 Auburn 4:30 PM SEC Network
#24 Michigan State at Indiana 4:30 PM BTN
New Mexico State at UTEP 4:30 PM None
#7 Stanford at #20 Oregon 5:00 PM ABC
East Carolina at South Florida 5:00 PM ESPNews
Texas Southern at Houston 5:00 PM None
South Alabama at Memphis 5:00 PM None
#18 Wisconsin at Iowa 5:30 PM FOX
Arizona State at #10 Washington 7:30 PM ESPN
Air Force at Utah State 7:30 PM ESPN2
Eastern Michigan at San Diego State 7:30 PM CBSSN
Duquesne at Hawai'i 8:59 PM Spectrum Sports PPV

While UCLA has a bye, take in a non-stressful day of college football!

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Go Bruins!