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College Football Saturday: #12 Oregon Ducks Meet #25 Washington Huskies in a Pac-12 North Battle

This Pac-12 game is one of just three games today between a pair of ranked teams.

NCAA Football: Washington at Oregon
What color uniforms will the Ducks be wearing this afternoon when they visit the Huskies?
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It’s another Saturday without Bruin football, but that’s ok because the UCLA Bruins finally beat the Stanford Cardinal on Thursday night. So, that means that, if you’re looking to watch some college football today, you’ve got to find a game which doesn’t involve the Bruins.

There are six games at 9 am PT this morning which involve ranked teams, but none of them feature a pair of ranked teams playing each other. In fact, just three games today involve a pair of ranked teams playing each other.

At 9 am, the #3 Clemson Tigers visit the Louisville Cardinals on ABC. Obviously, Clemson should win this one easily, but it might be nice to watch a team which can be counted on to win all the time.

Alternatively, the #5 Oklahoma Sooners host the West Virginia Mountaineers on Fox at 9 am. If Clemson can be counted on to win their game, the same goes for the Sooners when they play the Mountaineers.

At 12:30 pm PT, we finally get a pair of ranked teams playing one another when the #12 Oregon Ducks head north to play the #25 Washington Huskies in a Pac-12 conference game. This game could ultimately determine who wins the Pac-12 North and you know that means it will determine who UCLA plays in the Pac-12 Championship Game after the Bruins run the table now that Chip Kelly has the program headed in the right direction.

Hey, one can dream right? Especially after the Bruins beat Stanford! I just hope that the BN FanPulse confidence poll doesn’t jump from less than 5% to somewhere near 50% without any sign that Kelly can get UCLA to play consistantly well. It’s ok to be happy the Bruins finally beat the Cardinal. But to read anything into that other than the fact that they beat the worst Stanford team in 12 years on Thursday is waaaaaaaaaaaay too optimistic. Let’s at least wait until they prove they can put a solid effort together for a few weeks in a row.

That concludes this morning’s mini-editorial. Let’s look at all of today’s games.

College Football Saturday, October 19, 2019

Matchup Time (PT) TV Streaming
Matchup Time (PT) TV Streaming
#3 Clemson at Louisville 9:00 AM ABC
West Virginia at #5 Oklahoma 9:00 AM FOX
#6 Wisconsin at Illinois 9:00 AM BTN
#9 Florida at South Carolina 9:00 AM ESPN
#11 Auburn at Arkansas 9:00 AM SEC Network
Purdue at #23 Iowa 9:00 AM ESPN2
Iowa State at Texas Tech 9:00 AM FS1
Georgia Tech at Miami 9:00 AM ACC Network
NC State at Boston College 9:00 AM ACCNX
Houston at UConn 9:00 AM ESPNU
Kent State at Ohio 9:00 AM CBSSN
Toledo at Ball State 11:00 AM ESPN+ ESPN+
Central Michigan at Bowling Green 11:00 AM ESPN3
Oregon State at California 11:30 AM Pac-12 Networks
Northern Illinois at Miami (OH) 11:30 AM ESPN+ ESPN+
TCU at Kansas State 11:30 AM Fox Sports Net
New Mexico at Wyoming 12:00 PM AT&T SportsNet None
Coastal Carolina at Georgia Southern 12:00 PM ESPN3
#2 LSU at Mississippi State 12:30 PM CBS
#12 Oregon at #25 Washington 12:30 PM ABC
Temple at #19 SMU 12:30 PM ESPN2
#20 Minnesota at Rutgers 12:30 PM BTN
Tulsa at #21 Cincinnati 12:30 PM ESPNU
UL Monroe at #24 Appalachian State 12:30 PM ESPN+ ESPN+
Buffalo at Akron 12:30 PM ESPN3
South Florida at Navy 12:30 PM CBSSN
Indiana at Maryland 12:30 PM BTN
Duke at Virginia 12:30 PM ACC Network
North Carolina at Virginia Tech 12:30 PM ACCNX
Southern Mississippi at Louisiana Tech 12:30 PM NFL
#18 Baylor at Oklahoma State 1:00 PM FOX
#22 Missouri at Vanderbilt 1:00 PM SEC Network
Middle Tennessee at North Texas 1:00 PM Stadium
Old Dominion at UAB 1:00 PM ESPN+ ESPN+
Charlotte at Western Kentucky 1:00 PM ESPN+ ESPN+
Kentucky at #10 Georgia 3:00 PM ESPN
#17 Arizona State at #13 Utah 3:00 PM Pac-12 Networks
Maine at Liberty 3:00 PM ESPN+ ESPN+
Rice at UTSA 3:00 PM ESPN3
Kansas at #15 Texas 4:00 PM Longhorn Network
Army at Georgia State 4:00 PM ESPN+ ESPN+
Colorado at Washington State 4:00 PM ESPNU
UTEP at Florida International 4:00 PM ESPN+ ESPN+
San Diego State at San Jose State 4:00 PM None Facebook
East Carolina at UCF 4:00 PM CBSSN
Tulane at Memphis 4:00 PM ESPN2
Western Michigan at Eastern Michigan 4:00 PM ESPN+ ESPN+
#16 Michigan at #7 Penn State 4:30 PM ABC
Texas A&M at Ole Miss 4:30 PM SEC Network
Florida State at Wake Forest 4:30 PM ACC Network
Tennessee at #1 Alabama 6:00 PM ESPN
Arizona at USC 6:30 PM Pac-12 Networks
#14 Boise State at BYU 7:15 PM ESPN2
Nevada at Utah State 7:15 PM ESPNU
Air Force at Hawai'i 8:00 PM CBSSN

This is your College Football Saturday open thread. Join your fellow Bruin fans discussing today’s games in the comments below.

Go Bruins!!!