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College Football Late Saturday: Southern Cal Visits Stanford Tonight

The Trojans will take on the Cardinal this evening. Can neither team win?

NCAA Football: Pac-12 Championship-Southern California vs Stanford
Bryce Love and the Cardinal will look to knock off Southern Cal tonight.
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There are a few potential gems in today’s late games. The first one kicks off at 4pm PT when the #2 Clemson Tigers visit College Station to take on the Texas A&M Aggies.

There’s little doubt that Dabo Sweeney will have his guys ready to play in a hostile environment. Meanwhile, Jimbo Fisher and the Aggies will have a much tougher game than last week’s 59-7 thrashing of the Northwestern State Demons. Heck, I had to look up where Northwestern State actually is. It turns out the school is located in Natchitoches, Louisiana, but, no, that’s not the same school that Bobby Boucher went to.

Anyway, Clemson crushed Furman last week, 48-7, and I expect the Tigers to come out ahead in this one.

One of the last games to kick off tonight will be between the #15 Michigan State Spartans and the Arizona State Sun Devils in Tempe. So, on one hand, you have Mark Dantonio and the Spartans. On the other, you’ve got Herm Edwards and the Sun Devils. When you mix in a little #Pac12AfterDark, you’ve got a recipe for a really entertaining game. At the very least, you should probably tune in to this one when tonight’s most interesting game is over.

The most interesting game tonight is an early season Pac-12 game featuring the Southern Cal Trojans and the Stanford Cardinal. This is the part of the article where I might normally comment that my second favorite team is whomever is playing Southern Cal, but when the team playing the Trojans is Stanford, I think the best thing we can root for is a tie because I’m not sure I want either of these teams to win. But I guess since overtime rules will prevent a tie from happening, we should root for the Cardinal to hand Southern Cal a conference loss.

Here’s today’s full schedule of late games:

College Football Late Saturday, September 8, 2018

Matchup Time (PT) TV Streaming
Matchup Time (PT) TV Streaming
#2 Clemson at Texas A&M 4:00 PM ESPN
Southeastern Louisiana at #11 LSU 4:00 PM ESPN2
UT Martin at Middle Tennessee 4:00 PM ESPN+ ESPN+
Southern at Louisiana Tech 4:00 PM ESPN+ ESPN+
UL Monroe at Southern Mississippi 4:00 PM None
UAB at Coastal Carolina 4:00 PM ESPN+ ESPN+
Baylor at UTSA 4:00 PM None Facebook
Indiana State at Louisville 4:00 PM ACC Network
Wyoming at Missouri 4:00 PM ESPNU
Fort Valley State at Valdosta State 4:00 PM None
Texas Southern at Texas State 4:00 PM None
Florida A&M at Troy 4:00 PM ESPN+ ESPN+
Samford at Florida State 4:20 PM ACC Network
Alabama State at #7 Auburn 4:30 PM SEC Network
Kentucky at #25 Florida 4:30 PM SEC Network
Western Illinois at Illinois 4:30 PM BTN
Virginia at Indiana 4:30 PM BTN
Arkansas at Colorado State 4:30 PM CBSSN
Utah at Northern Illinois 4:30 PM ESPNews
Maine at Western Kentucky 4:30 PM ESPN+ ESPN+
Florida Intl at Old Dominion 4:30 PM beIN Sports None
Incarnate Word at North Texas 4:30 PM ESPN+ ESPN+
Fresno State at Minnesota 4:30 PM FS1
#13 Penn State at Pittsburgh 5:00 PM ABC
New Mexico State at Utah State 5:00 PM None Facebook
South Alabama at Oklahoma State 5:00 PM FSN
Tulsa at Texas 5:00 PM Longhorn Network
Nicholls at Tulane 5:00 PM None
Southern Utah at Oregon State 5:00 PM Pac-12 Networks
Cincinnati at Miami (OH) 5:00 PM None
#17 USC at #10 Stanford 5:30 PM FOX
UTEP at UNLV 6:00 PM AT&T Sportsnet None
Sacramento State at San Diego State 6:00 PM None None
UConn at #20 Boise State 7:15 PM ESPNU
California at BYU 7:15 PM ESPN2
#15 Michigan State at Arizona State 7:45 PM ESPN
San Jose State at Washington State 8:00 PM Pac-12 Networks
Rice at Hawai'i 8:59 PM Spectrum Sports PPV

Go Bruins.