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College Football Saturday: #6 Oklahoma Faces #11 Texas in Red River Shootout

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Will this rivalry game be a close game or will it be more like a Red River Blowout?

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: OCT 06 Red River Showdown - Texas v Oklahoma
Texas and Oklahoma meet today in the annual Red River Shootout.
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It’s another College Football Saturday. UCLA has this week off which, after last week’s loss to Oregon State, reminds me of that line from the end of the movie WarGames.

“Strange game. The only winning move is not to play.” That movie quote just seems appropriate right now.

So, while UCLA’s bye week may be the closest thing the Bruins get to a win for the rest of the season, the rest of college football rolls on.

Indeed, it does in a big way. After all, the early game of the day features the #6 Oklahoma Sooners taking on the #11 Texas Longhorns in the Red River Shootout at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas. It may not be a Top Ten matchup but, if the polls are to be believed, it should be a great game. That said, I’m not convinced Texas is there yet and I think the Longhorns not only get exposed, but also embarrassed by the Sooners. In fact, I think Oklahoma wins by enough to move into the Top Four. This game kicks off at 9 am on FOX.

Meanwhile, at 12:30 pm PT, CBS has the only other early game featuring a pair of Top 25 teams when the #1 Alabama Crimson Tide visits the #24 Texas A&M Aggies. How the Aggies are still in the Top 25 has baffled some this week, leading to speculation that some in the media were trying to give Bama a win over a Top 25 opponent. This one won’t be very close. Roll Tide.

When that game becomes a blowout, the game between the Florida State Seminoles and the #2 Clemson Tigers could be a better game over on ABC and also starting at 12:30 pm PT.

Looking closer to home, the #18 Arizona State Sun Devils host the Washington State Cougars in a Pac-12 matchup. This game won’t be seen by many in the country as it will air on Pac-12 Networks. It’s a bit of a surprise that this one wasn’t picked up by one of the bigger networks. That’s probably to something to do with Wazzou’s losses to UCLA and Utah.

Let’s look at today’s complete schedule:

College Football Saturday, October 12, 2019

Matchup Time (PT) TV Streaming
Matchup Time (PT) TV Streaming
South Carolina at #3 Georgia 9:00 AM ESPN WatchESPN.com
#6 Oklahoma vs. #11 Texas 9:00 AM FOX FoxSportsGo.com
#16 Michigan at Illinois 9:00 AM ABC WatchESPN.com
#23 Memphis at Temple 9:00 AM ESPN2 WatchESPN.com
Maryland at Purdue 9:00 AM BTN FoxSportsGo.com
Mississippi State at Tennessee 9:00 AM SEC Network WatchESPN.com
Rutgers at Indiana 9:00 AM BTN FoxSportsGo.com
Miami (OH) at Western Michigan 9:00 AM ESPNU WatchESPN.com
Toledo at Bowling Green 9:00 AM CBS Sports Network CBSSports.com
Georgia Tech at Duke 9:30 AM ACCNX WatchESPN.com
Ball State at Eastern Michigan 11:00 AM ESPN+ ESPN+
Old Dominion at Marshall 11:30 AM Stadium WatchStadium.com
New Mexico State at Central Michigan 12:00 PM ESPN3 WatchESPN.com
#1 Alabama at #24 Texas A&M 12:30 PM CBS CBSSports.com
Florida State at #2 Clemson 12:30 PM ABC WatchESPN.com
Michigan State at #8 Wisconsin 12:30 PM BTN FoxSportsGo.com
Washington State at #18 Arizona State 12:30 PM Pac-12 Networks Pac-12.com
#25 Cincinnati at Houston 12:30 PM ESPN2 WatchESPN.com
BYU at South Florida 12:30 PM CBSSN CBSSports.com
Kent State at Akron 12:30 PM ESPN3 WatchESPN.com
Northern Illinois at Ohio 12:30 PM ESPN+ ESPN+
UConn at Tulane 12:45 PM ESPNU WatchESPN.com
Texas Tech at #22 Baylor 1:00 PM FS1 FoxSportsGo.com
San Jose State at Nevada 1:00 PM AT&T SportsNet None
UNLV at Vanderbilt 1:00 PM SEC Network WatchESPN.com
Iowa State at West Virginia 1:00 PM ESPN WatchESPN.com
Rhode Island at Virginia Tech 1:00 PM ACC Network WatchESPN.com
Middle Tennessee at Florida Atlantic 1:00 PM ESPN+ ESPN+
Georgia State at Coastal Carolina 2:00 PM ESPN+ ESPN+
UAB at UTSA 3:00 PM ESPN+ ESPN+
Army at Western Kentucky 4:00 PM None WatchStadium.com
UMass at Louisiana Tech 4:00 PM ESPN3 WatchESPN.com
North Texas at Southern Mississippi 4:00 PM None Facebook
Fresno State at Air Force 4:00 PM CBSSN CBSSports.com
Ole Miss at Missouri 4:00 PM ESPN2 WatchESPN.com
Charlotte at Florida International 4:00 PM ESPN+ ESPN+
USC at #9 Notre Dame 4:30 PM NBC NBCSports.com
#10 Penn State at #17 Iowa 4:30 PM ABC WatchESPN.com
Louisville at #19 Wake Forest 4:30 PM ACC Network WatchESPN.com
Nebraska at Minnesota 4:30 PM FS1 FoxSportsGo.com
Arkansas at Kentucky 4:30 PM SEC Network WatchESPN.com
Navy at Tulsa 4:30 PM ESPNU WatchESPN.com
#7 Florida at #5 LSU 5:00 PM ESPN WatchESPN.com
#15 Utah at Oregon State 5:00 PM Pac-12 Networks Pac-12.com
Hawai'i at #14 Boise State 7:15 PM ESPN WatchESPN.com
Wyoming at San Diego State 7:30 PM CBSSN CBSSports.com
Washington at Arizona 8:00 PM FS1 FoxSportsGo.com


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Go Bruins!