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

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


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