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College Football Saturday: West Virginia and Texas Tech Do Battle

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The early slate is a bit weak but at least one game should be fun to watch.

NCAA Football: Kansas State at West Virginia Ben Queen-USA TODAY Sports

I mean....

Look, I signed up to write this article, and I knew there was a good chance I’d have to write something to get you interested in college football after watching another uninspiring UCLA performance, and lo and behold, that’s what happened.

Looking over today’s games, there are some good matchups in the early slate. Of course, my personal favorite is the battle of the undefeated squads, as the Syracuse Orangemen travel to play the Clemson Tigers at 9:00 AM PST. But, if you’re looking for what should be an actual good game, your focus in the early shift should be the matchup between the #12 West Virginia Mountaineers and #25 Texas Tech Red Raiders. West Virginia has looked the part of a Big 12 contender, with quarterback Will Grier looking like a potential Heisman candidate. Meanwhile, Texas Tech has rebounded nicely from its opening loss to Ole Miss, and its road dismantling of the Oklahoma State Cowboys is one of the more impressive wins of the year thus far.

The noon slate has a host of, well, let’s go with interesting games. Last year’s true national champions, the Central Florida Knights, will take on the Pittsburgh Panthers, aka the most important team in college football (this is a Shutdown Fullcast joke, you should listen to that) in a game that probably won’t be close in the slightest. The Texas Longhorns are going to try and prove they’re actually good at football this year by not faceplanting on the road against the Kansas State Wildcats. The Georgia Bulldogs are probably going to send the Tennessee Volunteers back to that time period where they didn’t teach evolution in schools.

Honestly, the early games aren’t super great, and after last night, I wouldn’t blame you if you decided to not watch football this morning.

There’s other stuff if you want to watch, I guess. The Ryder Cup is happening. I hear that’s a thing. There’s a host of Premier League games going on this morning, highlighted by Chelsea at Liverpool (LET’S GO LIVERPOOL I BELIEVE IN THE FIGHTING KLIPP KLOPPS!) while the Madrid Derby also kicks off between Real and Atletico Madrid. Or maybe you want to go watch a movie or something. Black Panther is on Netflix now. Maybe go watch that.

Here is the full lineup:

College Football, Saturday September 29

Matchup Time (PT) TV Streaming
Matchup Time (PT) TV Streaming
Louisiana at #1 Alabama 9:00 AM SEC Network WatchESPN.com
Syracuse at #3 Clemson 9:00 AM ABC WatchESPN.com
#12 West Virginia at #25 Texas Tech 9:00 AM ESPN2 WatchESPN.com
Central Michigan at #21 Michigan State 9:00 AM FS1 FoxSportsGo.com
Arkansas at Texas A&M 9:00 AM ESPN WatchESPN.com
Indiana at Rutgers 9:00 AM BTN FoxSportsGo.com
Army at Buffalo 9:00 AM CBSSN CBSSports.com
Oklahoma State at Kansas 9:00 AM FSN FoxSportsGo.com
Temple at Boston College 9:00 AM ESPNU WatchESPN.com
Bowling Green at Georgia Tech 9:00 AM ACC Network WatchESPN.com
Virginia at NC State 9:20 AM ACC Network WatchESPN.com
UMass at Ohio 11:00 AM None WatchESPN.com
UL Monroe at Georgia State 11:00 AM ESPN+ ESPN+
Kent State at Ball State 12:00 PM ESPN+ ESPN+
Tennessee at #2 Georgia 12:30 PM CBS CBSSports.com
Baylor at #6 Oklahoma 12:30 PM ABC WatchESPN.com
Pittsburgh at #13 UCF 12:30 PM ESPNU WatchESPN.com
#18 Texas at Kansas State 12:30 PM FS1 FoxSportsGo.com
Cincinnati at UConn 12:30 PM CBSSN CBSSports.com
Old Dominion at East Carolina 12:30 PM None WatchESPN.com
Coastal Carolina at Troy 12:30 PM None WatchESPN.com
Western Michigan at Miami (OH) 12:30 PM ESPN+ ESPN+
South Alabama at Appalachian State 12:30 PM ESPN+ ESPN+
Rice at Wake Forest 12:30 PM ACC Network WatchESPN.com
Purdue at Nebraska 12:30 PM BTN FoxSportsGo.com
Florida State at Louisville 12:30 PM ESPN2 WatchESPN.com
Southern Mississippi at #10 Auburn 1:00 PM SEC Network WatchESPN.com
Tennessee State at Vanderbilt 1:00 PM SEC Network WatchESPN.com
Nevada at Air Force 1:00 PM ESPNews WatchESPN.com
#14 Michigan at Northwestern 1:30 PM FOX FoxSportsGo.com
Florida at #23 Mississippi State 3:00 PM ESPN WatchESPN.com
Utah at Washington State 3:00 PM Pac-12 Networks Pac-12.com
Arkansas State at Georgia Southern 3:00 PM ESPN+ ESPN+
Northern Illinois at Eastern Michigan 3:00 PM ESPN+ ESPN+
Virginia Tech at #22 Duke 4:00 PM ESPN2 WatchESPN.com
Houston Baptist at SMU 4:00 PM None WatchESPN.com
UTEP at UTSA 4:00 PM ESPN+ ESPN+
Florida Atlantic at Middle Tennessee 4:00 PM None Facebook
Boise State at Wyoming 4:00 PM CBSSN CBSSports.com
Hawai'i at San Jose State 4:00 PM Spectrum Sports PPV WatchStadium.com
Charlotte at UAB 4:00 PM None WatchESPN.com
Iowa State at TCU 4:00 PM ESPNU WatchESPN.com
#4 Ohio State at #9 Penn State 4:30 PM ABC WatchESPN.com
#7 Stanford at #8 Notre Dame 4:30 PM NBC NBCSports.com
South Carolina at #17 Kentucky 4:30 PM SEC Network WatchESPN.com
Arkansas-Pine Bluff at Florida Intl 4:30 PM ESPN+ ESPN+
Louisiana Tech at North Texas 4:30 PM beIN Sports beINSports.com
Marshall at Western Kentucky 4:30 PM Stadium WatchStadium.com
#20 BYU at #11 Washington 5:30 PM FOX FoxSportsGo.com
Ole Miss at #5 LSU 6:00 PM ESPN WatchESPN.com
Oregon State at Arizona State 7:00 PM Pac-12 Networks Pac-12.com
#19 Oregon at #24 California 7:30 PM FS1 FoxSportsGo.com
USC at Arizona 7:30 PM ESPN2 WatchESPN.com
Toledo at Fresno State 7:30 PM ESPNU WatchESPN.com

This is your College Football Saturday early thread. Have fun and play nice.