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College Football Saturday: West Virginia and Texas Tech Do Battle

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

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

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