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College Football Late Saturday: Stanford Visits Oregon Tonight

Stanford and Oregon look to continue the history of great games as they square of tonight in Eugene.

Oregon v Stanford Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images

Now that all of the early games are done, it is time for Saturday night football. ABC will be broadcasting the game that is most intriguing for Pac-12 fans as the No. 7 Stanford Cardinal are traveling to the No. 20 Oregon Ducks for a 5 pm PT game.

You know it’s a big game when ESPN’s College GameDay Crew shows up. The “GameDay” broadcast started at 6 am PT from the UO Memorial Quad this morning. And you also know when GameDay shows up the signs show out, and my favorite sign of the morning so far read, “Stanford is for fart smellers, not smart fellers.”

This Pac-12 North match-up pits two undefeated teams, but, more specifically, two teams that are definitely looking to represent the North in the Pac-12 Championship game.

This will be the second Pac-12 game for Stanford as they already beat Southern Cal two weeks ago, 17-3, and are coming off an easy win last week against the UC Davis Aggies 30-10. Bryce Love is returning this week after sitting out last week’s game with an undisclosed injury.

Oregon is coming into this game 3-0 and averaging almost 52 points per game, but they have done this damage against Bowling Green, Portland State and San Jose State.

Whenever these two teams get together, it is always must-watch college football and tonight’s tilt is no difference.

Below is a great preview of tonight’s game from Pac-12 Networks.

Meanwhile, over on Fox, Gus Johnson, Joel Klatt, and Jenny Taft will have the game between the No. 16 Wisconsin Badgers (2-1) and the Iowa Hawkeyes (3-0).

When you think of Wisconsin football, you think of smash-mouth ground and pound football, and guess what? The average size of Wisconsin’s starting offensive linemen is 6-foot-6, 316 pounds. They have 146 college starts among them.

However, the strength of the Hawkeyes is a deep and explosive defensive line that has produced 10 sacks through three games while allowing 1.5 yards per rush attempt.

So, something will have to give in what looks to be a typical Big Ten game as the Hawkeyes have a great chance to take early control of the Big Ten West race with a win.

Another game that will be interesting to Pac-12 fans will be the Arizona State Sun Devils (2-1) traveling to Husky Stadium to take on the No. 10 Washington Huskies (2-1). This game will be on ESPN at 7:30 p.m.

Can somebody say payback? In what was one of the biggest upsets in college football in 2017, UW would like to forget that 2017 game against the Sun Devils and get some revenge. The Huskies entered 6-0 last year, but their offense sputtered and they fell on the road to the Sun Devils, 13-7.

Arizona State has started the season with back-to-back wins over UTSA and the Michigan State Spartans before the Sun Devils fell to San Diego State last week. Believe it or not, the Sun Devils are leading the Pac-12 with 12 sacks and are allowing just 16 points a game.

The Huskies are coming off a huge 21-7 road win over the Utah Utes. UW’s run game gashed through the Utes defense against as Myles Gaskin rushed for 143 yards and a touchdown on 30 carries.

Here’s today’s full late schedule.

College Football Late Saturday, September 22, 2018

Matchup Time (PT) TV Streaming
Matchup Time (PT) TV Streaming
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

This is your College Football Late Saturday open thread.

Go Bruins.