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College Football Saturday: Michigan Visits Wisconsin in a Big Ten Battle

Plus, there’s a lot of Top 25 action this morning and afternoon.

NCAA Football: Michigan at Wisconsin
The game between Michigan and Wisconsin should be the best early game today.
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It’s had to believe it’s already Week Four of the 2019 college football season. At the same time, it’s already been a long season for UCLA Bruins fans. Since the Bruins don’t play until tonight, let’s take a look at today’s early games.

This morning, things get started with a trio of games featuring SEC teams. ESPN’s 9 am game has the Tennessee Volunteers visiting the #9 Florida Gators while, over on ESPN2, the #2 Alabama Crimson Tide are prepared to crush the Southern Miss Golden Eagles. The third SEC 9 am game has Ed Orgeron and the #4 LSU Tigers visiting the Vanderbilt Commodores. Honestly, by themselves, none of these really stick out as a game to watch, as the unranked team in each game really doesn’t stand much of a chance of upsetting their ranked opponent, but each of these games does feature a team ranked into the top 10.

Now, if you’re looking for a match-up of two good teams, you’ll want to tune in to Fox for today’s matchup which has the #11 Michigan Wolverines taking on the #13 Wisconsin Badgers. While Michigan is currently ranked higher than the Badgers, the Wolverines are the visiting team in this one. So, I think Wisconsin holds the edge in this one.

The 12:30 window has a similar structure to the 9 am window. There’s only one matchup between top 25 teams and that’s the game which has the #8 Auburn Tigers visiting the #17 Texas A&M Aggies. That game looks to be the best of the 12:30 games and it will be broadcast on CBS.

ABC and ESPN2 have a pair of games which will be shown to about half the country on one channel and the other half on the other. That means that the #22 Washington Huskies game at the BYU Cougars will probably be the ABC game here on the West Coast while ESPN2 will probably have the #15 UCF Knights taking on the Pittsburgh Panthers. Of course, that means if you’re on the East Coast, expect those channels to flip.

Now, if your TV provider carries the Big Ten Network, you may want to check in on the #6 Ohio State Buckeyes who host the Miami (Oh) Redhawks.

That pretty much covers the best games in the early part of the day, but here’s the full slate so you can find a game that may interest you:

College Football Saturday, September 21, 2019

Matchup Time (PT) TV Streaming
Matchup Time (PT) TV Streaming
Southern Mississippi at #2 Alabama 9:00 AM ESPN2
#4 LSU at Vanderbilt 9:00 AM SEC Network
Tennessee at #9 Florida 9:00 AM ESPN
#11 Michigan at #13 Wisconsin 9:00 AM FOX
#23 California at Ole Miss 9:00 AM ESPNU
Western Michigan at Syracuse 9:00 AM ACC Network
Elon at Wake Forest 9:00 AM ACCNX
Boston College at Rutgers 9:00 AM BTN
UL Monroe at Iowa State 9:00 AM FS1
UConn at Indiana 9:00 AM BTN
Michigan State at Northwestern 9:00 AM ABC
Morgan State at Army 9:00 AM CBSSN
Coastal Carolina at UMass 10:00 AM NESN
Louisiana at Ohio 11:00 AM ESPN+ ESPN+
Troy at Akron 12:00 PM ESPN+ ESPN+
Central Connecticut at Eastern Michigan 12:00 PM ESPN3
Miami (OH) at #6 Ohio State 12:30 PM BTN
#8 Auburn at #17 Texas A&M 12:30 PM CBS
#15 UCF at Pittsburgh 12:30 PM ABC/ESPN2
#22 Washington at BYU 12:30 PM ABC/ESPN2
SMU at #25 TCU 12:30 PM FS1
Temple at Buffalo 12:30 PM ESPNU
Bowling Green at Kent State 12:30 PM ESPN3
Wyoming at Tulsa 12:30 PM CBSSN
South Alabama at UAB 12:30 PM NFL None
Louisville at Florida State 12:30 PM ESPN
Appalachian State at North Carolina 12:30 PM ACCNX
Central Michigan at Miami 1:00 PM ACC Network
Kentucky at Mississippi State 1:00 PM SEC Network
South Carolina at Missouri 1:00 PM SEC Network
West Virginia at Kansas 1:30 PM ESPN+ ESPN+
New Mexico State at New Mexico 1:30 PM AT&T Sportsnet None
Hampton at Liberty 3:00 PM ESPN+ ESPN+
William & Mary at East Carolina 3:00 PM ESPN3
Wagner at Florida Atlantic 3:00 PM ESPN+ ESPN+
#16 Oregon at Stanford 4:00 PM ESPN
Old Dominion at #21 Virginia 4:00 PM ESPN2
Southern Illinois at Arkansas State 4:00 PM ESPN3
Georgia State at Texas State 4:00 PM ESPN+ ESPN+
Baylor at Rice 4:00 PM CBSSN
Ball State at NC State 4:00 PM ESPNU
Charlotte at #1 Clemson 4:30 PM ACC Network
Oklahoma State at #12 Texas 4:30 PM ABC
San Jose State at Arkansas 4:30 PM SEC Network
UTSA at North Texas 4:30 PM None Facebook
#7 Notre Dame at #3 Georgia 5:00 PM CBS
Nevada at UTEP 5:00 PM ESPN3
Nebraska at Illinois 5:00 PM BTN
Colorado at #24 Arizona State 7:00 PM Pac-12 Networks
Sacramento State at Fresno State 7:00 PM None Facebook
Toledo at Colorado State 7:15 PM ESPN2
UCLA at #19 Washington State 7:30 PM ESPN
Utah State at San Diego State 7:30 PM CBSSN
Central Arkansas at Hawai'i 8:59 PM Spectrum Sports Facebook

This is your College Football Saturday open thread.

Go Bruins!