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.
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
|McNeese at #25 BYU||3:00 PM||None||WatchESPN.com|
|North Texas at Liberty||3:00 PM||None||WatchESPN.com|
|Army at #5 Oklahoma||4:00 PM||Fox Sports PPV||SoonerSports.tv|
|Louisiana Tech at #6 LSU||4:00 PM||ESPNU||WatchESPN.com|
|#14 Mississippi State at Kentucky||4:00 PM||ESPN2||WatchESPN.com|
|Texas Tech at #15 Oklahoma State||4:00 PM||FS1||FoxSportsGo.com|
|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||WatchESPN.com|
|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||CBSSports.com|
|Florida at Tennessee||4:00 PM||ESPN||WatchESPN.com|
|Arkansas at #9 Auburn||4:30 PM||SEC Network||WatchESPN.com|
|#24 Michigan State at Indiana||4:30 PM||BTN||FoxSportsGo.com|
|New Mexico State at UTEP||4:30 PM||None||WatchESPN.com|
|#7 Stanford at #20 Oregon||5:00 PM||ABC||WatchESPN.com|
|East Carolina at South Florida||5:00 PM||ESPNews||WatchESPN.com|
|Texas Southern at Houston||5:00 PM||None||WatchESPN.com|
|South Alabama at Memphis||5:00 PM||None||WatchESPN.com|
|#18 Wisconsin at Iowa||5:30 PM||FOX||FoxSportsGo.com|
|Arizona State at #10 Washington||7:30 PM||ESPN||WatchESPN.com|
|Air Force at Utah State||7:30 PM||ESPN2||WatchESPN.com|
|Eastern Michigan at San Diego State||7:30 PM||CBSSN||CBSSports.com|
|Duquesne at Hawai'i||8:59 PM||Spectrum Sports PPV||WatchStadium.com|
This is your College Football Late Saturday open thread.