clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

College Football Saturday: Alabama Looks to Get Back in CFP Picture

The Crimson Tide need to beat Mississippi State to have a chance of moving back into the CFP Top Four.

Alabama v Mississippi State Photo by Butch Dill/Getty Images

After last week’s loss to the LSU Tigers, the Alabama Crimson Tide would be on the outside looking in at the College Football Playoff if the season was over. Instead, Bama will look to try to find a way back into the CFP starting with today’s game against the Mississippi State Bulldogs.

Today’s game shouldn’t be much of a problem for the Crimson Tide, given the fact that the Bulldogs are just 4-5 so far, but you never know. You can find this game on ESPN.

Assuming Bama wins their game, their best chance to get back in the playoff picture would be if the #12 Auburn Tigers can beat the #4 Georgia Bulldogs at 12:30 pm PT on CBS. Of course, that assumes that the Tigers or the Oregon Ducks wouldn’t leap over the Crumson Tide and replace Georgia as the fourth-ranked team.

The #2 Ohio State Buckeyes also play at 12:30 pm today when they visit the Rutgers Scarlet Knights on the Big Ten Network. This should be the Buckeyes’ easiest game on their schedule. It would be a surprise if Ohio State doesn’t win this one by at least 60 points.

The #3 Clemson Tigers are also on the docket at 12:30 pm. Their game is a little more difficult than the Buckeyes. That’s because they will be facing the 7-2 Wake Forest Demon Deacons. The first of their two losses came in a shootout against Louisville while the second one was a road loss to Virginia Tech. This game will be broadcast on ABC.

Here’s today’s entire schedule:

College Football Saturday, November 16, 2019

Matchup Time (PT) TV Streaming
Matchup Time (PT) TV Streaming
#5 Alabama at Mississippi State 9:00 AM ESPN
Indiana at #9 Penn State 9:00 AM ABC
#11 Florida at Missouri 9:00 AM CBS
#14 Wisconsin at Nebraska 9:00 AM BTN
Michigan State at #15 Michigan 9:00 AM FOX
Kansas at #22 Oklahoma State 9:00 AM FS1
VMI at Army 9:00 AM CBSSN
Alabama State at Florida State 9:00 AM ACCNX
TCU at Texas Tech 9:00 AM ESPN2
UMass at Northwestern 9:00 AM BTN
Tulane at Temple 9:00 AM ESPNU
UTEP at UAB 10:00 AM ESPN3
#23 Navy at #16 Notre Dame 11:30 AM NBC
Idaho State at BYU 12:00 PM ESPN3
Troy at Texas State 12:00 PM ESPN3
Coastal Carolina at Arkansas State 12:00 PM ESPN+ ESPN+
UL Monroe at Georgia Southern 12:00 PM ESPN+ ESPN+
#2 Ohio State at Rutgers 12:30 PM BTN
Wake Forest at #3 Clemson 12:30 PM ABC
#4 Georgia at #12 Auburn 12:30 PM CBS
#18 Memphis at Houston 12:30 PM ESPN2
#19 Texas at Iowa State 12:30 PM FS1
West Virginia at #24 Kansas State 12:30 PM ESPN
Central Michigan at Ball State 12:30 PM CBSSN
Virginia Tech at Georgia Tech 12:30 PM ACCNX
Kentucky at Vanderbilt 12:30 PM SEC Network
#8 Minnesota at #20 Iowa 1:00 PM FOX
Syracuse at Duke 1:00 PM ACC Network
Hawai'i at UNLV 1:00 PM Spectrum Sports PPV Facebook
Incarnate Word at New Mexico State 1:00 PM None
Wyoming at Utah State 1:00 PM ESPNU
Stanford at Washington State 1:30 PM Pac-12 Networks
Rice at Middle Tennessee 1:30 PM ESPN+ ESPN+
Louisiana at South Alabama 2:00 PM ESPN+ ESPN+
Southern Mississippi at UTSA 3:00 PM ESPN+ ESPN+
#1 LSU at Ole Miss 4:00 PM ESPN
#17 Cincinnati at South Florida 4:00 PM CBSSN
Air Force at Colorado State 4:00 PM ESPN2
#10 Oklahoma at #13 Baylor 4:30 PM ABC
#25 Appalachian State at Georgia State 4:30 PM ESPNU
South Carolina at Texas A&M 4:30 PM SEC Network
Louisville at NC State 4:30 PM ACC Network
Arizona State at Oregon State 4:30 PM FS1
UCLA at #7 Utah 5:00 PM FOX
New Mexico at #21 Boise State 7:15 PM ESPN2
Arizona at #6 Oregon 7:30 PM ESPN
USC at California 8:00 PM FS1

This is your College Football Saturday open thread.

Go Bruins!!