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