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College Football Late Saturday: Southern Cal Plays Notre Dame Tonight

This week, our second favorite team hails from South Bend, Indiana. Go Irish!

Of course, you need to root for the blue and gold when Notre Dame plays Southern Cal!
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With today’s early games in the books, let’s look at today’s late games.

Of course, we should start by reminding you that it’s officially National Root for the Irish Day. That’s because, at 4 pm PT, the Notre Dame Fighting Irish officially become our second favorite college football team when they host the Southern Cal Trojans. You can go back to hating the Irish for basketball reasons tomorrow. Today, cheer for them on NBC.

The second best matchup later today is the game between the #10 Penn State Nittany Lions and the #17 Iowa Hawkeyes. This is a game between two very good teams. The Nittany Lions remain undefeated and would like to add a win against a Top 25 team to their College Football Playoff resume while the Hawkeyes would like to stay in the race for the Big Ten West.

The only reason I’m calling the Penn State-Iowa game the second best late game today, though, is because the best late game should be ESPN’s 5 pm PT game which features the #7 Florida Gators who are visiting Death Valley to play the #5 LSU Tigers. This game is probably the one to watch if you only watch one game late today.

There are, of course, a couple of late Pac-12 games. The #15 Utah Utes head to Corvallis to play the Oregon State Beavers at 5 pm PT on Pac-12 Networks while the Washington Huskies visit the Arizona Wildcats at 8 pm PT on Fox Sports 1.

Here’s the full list of late games:

College Football Late Saturday, October 12, 2019

Matchup Time (PT) TV Streaming
Matchup Time (PT) TV Streaming
Army at Western Kentucky 4:00 PM None
UMass at Louisiana Tech 4:00 PM ESPN3
North Texas at Southern Mississippi 4:00 PM None Facebook
Fresno State at Air Force 4:00 PM CBSSN
Ole Miss at Missouri 4:00 PM ESPN2
Charlotte at Florida International 4:00 PM ESPN+ ESPN+
USC at #9Notre Dame 4:30 PM NBC
#10 Penn State at #17 Iowa 4:30 PM ABC
Louisville at #19 Wake Forest 4:30 PM ACC Network
Nebraska at Minnesota 4:30 PM FS1
Arkansas at Kentucky 4:30 PM SEC Network
Navy at Tulsa 4:30 PM ESPNU
#7 Florida at #5 LSU 5:00 PM ESPN
#15 Utah at Oregon State 5:00 PM Pac-12 Networks
Hawai'i at #14 Boise State 7:15 PM ESPN
Wyoming at San Diego State 7:30 PM CBSSN
Washington at Arizona 8:00 PM FS1

This is your College Football Late Saturday open thread.

Go Bruins!