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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 WatchESPN.com
#4 LSU at Vanderbilt 9:00 AM SEC Network WatchESPN.com
Tennessee at #9 Florida 9:00 AM ESPN WatchESPN.com
#11 Michigan at #13 Wisconsin 9:00 AM FOX FoxSportsGo.com
#23 California at Ole Miss 9:00 AM ESPNU WatchESPN.com
Western Michigan at Syracuse 9:00 AM ACC Network WatchESPN.com
Elon at Wake Forest 9:00 AM ACCNX WatchESPN.com
Boston College at Rutgers 9:00 AM BTN FoxSportsGo.com
UL Monroe at Iowa State 9:00 AM FS1 FoxSportsGo.com
UConn at Indiana 9:00 AM BTN FoxSportsGo.com
Michigan State at Northwestern 9:00 AM ABC WatchESPN.com
Morgan State at Army 9:00 AM CBSSN CBSSports.com
Coastal Carolina at UMass 10:00 AM NESN NESNGo.com
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 WatchESPN.com
Miami (OH) at #6 Ohio State 12:30 PM BTN FoxSportsGo.com
#8 Auburn at #17 Texas A&M 12:30 PM CBS CBSSports.com
#15 UCF at Pittsburgh 12:30 PM ABC/ESPN2 WatchESPN.com
#22 Washington at BYU 12:30 PM ABC/ESPN2 WatchESPN.com
SMU at #25 TCU 12:30 PM FS1 FoxSportsGo.com
Temple at Buffalo 12:30 PM ESPNU WatchESPN.com
Bowling Green at Kent State 12:30 PM ESPN3 WatchESPN.com
Wyoming at Tulsa 12:30 PM CBSSN CBSSports.com
South Alabama at UAB 12:30 PM NFL None
Louisville at Florida State 12:30 PM ESPN WatchESPN.com
Appalachian State at North Carolina 12:30 PM ACCNX WatchESPN.com
Central Michigan at Miami 1:00 PM ACC Network WatchESPN.com
Kentucky at Mississippi State 1:00 PM SEC Network WatchESPN.com
South Carolina at Missouri 1:00 PM SEC Network WatchESPN.com
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 WatchESPN.com
Wagner at Florida Atlantic 3:00 PM ESPN+ ESPN+
#16 Oregon at Stanford 4:00 PM ESPN WatchESPN.com
Old Dominion at #21 Virginia 4:00 PM ESPN2 WatchESPN.com
Southern Illinois at Arkansas State 4:00 PM ESPN3 WatchESPN.com
Georgia State at Texas State 4:00 PM ESPN+ ESPN+
Baylor at Rice 4:00 PM CBSSN CBSSports.com
Ball State at NC State 4:00 PM ESPNU WatchESPN.com
Charlotte at #1 Clemson 4:30 PM ACC Network WatchESPN.com
Oklahoma State at #12 Texas 4:30 PM ABC WatchESPN.com
San Jose State at Arkansas 4:30 PM SEC Network WatchESPN.com
UTSA at North Texas 4:30 PM None Facebook
#7 Notre Dame at #3 Georgia 5:00 PM CBS CBSSports.com
Nevada at UTEP 5:00 PM ESPN3 WatchESPN.com
Nebraska at Illinois 5:00 PM BTN FoxSportsGo.com
Colorado at #24 Arizona State 7:00 PM Pac-12 Networks Pac-12.com
Sacramento State at Fresno State 7:00 PM None Facebook
Toledo at Colorado State 7:15 PM ESPN2 WatchESPN.com
UCLA at #19 Washington State 7:30 PM ESPN WatchESPN.com
Utah State at San Diego State 7:30 PM CBSSN CBSSports.com
Central Arkansas at Hawai'i 8:59 PM Spectrum Sports Facebook


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