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
|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|
|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|
This is your College Football Saturday open thread.