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Week 6 college football TV schedule and open thread: Competition and compassion

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Here's what to watch before the Gators play.

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The Gators began their brutal October stretch last week with a resounding defeat of Ole Miss. Florida does not face another opponent in The Swamp until Vanderbilt comes to town for Homecoming on November 7.

Tonight brings yet another night game for the Gators: Undefeated No. 11 Florida travels to defending SEC East champion Missouri. The Gators will take on the Tigers at 7:30 p.m. on the SEC Network.

Here are our picks for the two viewing windows before Florida's game:

Early (noon to 3:30 p.m., Eastern)

Oklahoma at Texas (noon, ABC): The annual Red River Rivalry Showdown is held at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas. Things have not gone well for the Longhorns this season and would only get worse with another loss. Oklahoma is undefeated, ranked #10 and looking for a Big 12 Championship.

Illinois at Iowa (noon, ESPNU): Here is where I would have recommended LSU at South Carolina but that game was moved to the next viewing window, and to Louisiana. Illinois has seemed to improve since firing its head coach before the season, while Iowa is undefeated and ranked #22. This game has Big Ten West implications.

Afternoon (3:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Eastern)

Georgia at Tennessee (3:30 p.m., CBS): This SEC East tilt features two teams reeling after losses to SEC West teams. Can Tennessee finally finish a game? A Georgia loss would give the Gators a little breathing room in the SEC East race (and would be hilarious).

South Carolina at LSU (3:30 p.m., ESPN): As mentioned above, this was originally a home game for the Gamecocks. Amid devastating flooding in the state of South Carolina. the game has been moved to Baton Rouge.

Dozens of roads surrounding Columbia have been closed or washed away in the flooding and there have been at least 14 weather related deaths in the state. South Carolina moved the game hoping to avoid the stress on infrastructure, law enforcement and first responders that the influx of visitors for the game would have caused, and Gamecocks coach Steve Spurrier has requested that those that wish to help make donations to the South Carolina Red Cross.

But I would be remiss not to note how gracious LSU has been in accommodating the venue change. LSU is transporting the South Carolina team on its chartered plane to and from the game. The LSU marching band also learned South Carolina's fight song and alma mater so that it can play them before the game on Saturday, as South Carolina is the designated "home" team, but will be without its band. LSU athletic director Joe Alleva mentioned that the band may play "Sandstorm", a South Carolina home game staple. A ceremony featuring students from both schools will take place prior to the game, at which time LSU students will hand the keys to Tiger Stadium over to South Carolina representatives. All the ticket revenue will go to South Carolina. LSU will also have a tailgate with free food and beverages for Gamecock fans making the trip.

These gestures are a wonderful display of compassion and sportsmanship. We could use more of them.

Sat, Oct 10, 2015
12:00 PM ET
ABC
(10) Oklahoma vs.
(Dallas, TX)
Texas
12:00 PM ET
ESPN2WatchESPN
Indiana at Penn State
12:00 PM ET
ESPNUWatchESPN
Illinois at (22) Iowa
12:00 PM ET
ESPNNWatchESPN
Tulane at Temple
12:00 PM ET
SECNWatchESPN
New Mexico State at (14) Mississippi
12:00 PM ET
BTNBTN2Go
Maryland at (1) Ohio State
12:00 PM ET
FS1FoxSportsGo
(3) Baylor at Kansas
12:00 PM ET
FSNFoxSportsGo
MTSU at Western Kentucky
12:00 PM ET
CBSS
Duke at Army
12:00 PM ET
AMSN
UTEP at FIU
12:30 PM ET
ACC
Virginia at Pittsburgh
2:00 PM ET
ESPN3WatchESPN
Miami (OH) at Ohio
2:00 PM ET
ESPN3WatchESPN
Massachusetts at Bowling Green
2:30 PM ET
FCS
Rice at Florida Atlantic
3:00 PM ET
ESPN3WatchESPN
Kent State at (24) Toledo
3:30 PM ET
FSNFoxSportsGo
Iowa State at Texas Tech
3:30 PM ET
CBSSEC Live
(19) Georgia at Tennessee
3:30 PM ET
CBSSN
Syracuse at South Florida
3:30 PM ET
NBCNBC Sports Live Extra
Navy at (15) Notre Dame
3:30 PM ET
ABC / ESPN2WatchESPN
Georgia Tech at (6) Clemson
3:30 PM ET
ABC / ESPN2WatchESPN
Wisconsin at Nebraska
3:30 PM ET
BTNBTN2Go
(13) Northwestern at (18) Michigan
3:30 PM ET
ESPNWatchESPN
(7) LSU vs.
(Baton Rouge, LA)
South Carolina
3:30 PM ET
ESPNWatchESPN
Minnesota at Purdue
3:45 PM ET
ESPNUWatchESPN
Connecticut at UCF
4:00 PM ET
FS1FoxSportsGo
Oregon State at Arizona
4:00 PM ET
SECNWatchESPN
Troy at Mississippi State
5:00 PM ET
CS Live ($)
Portland State at North Texas
6:00 PM ET
PAC12Pac-12 Live
Washington State at Oregon
6:00 PM ET
ESPN3WatchESPN
Louisiana-Monroe at Tulsa
7:00 PM ET
ESPN3WatchESPN
Texas State at Louisiana-Lafayette
7:00 PM ET
AMSN
Louisiana Tech at Texas-San Antonio
7:00 PM ET
ESPNWatchESPN
Arkansas at (8) Alabama
7:00 PM ET
ESPN2WatchESPN
(21) Oklahoma State at West Virginia
7:00 PM ET
CBSS
(25) Boise State at Colorado State
7:00 PM ET
MWC
New Mexico at Nevada
7:30 PM ET
FOXFoxSportsGo
(2) TCU at Kansas State
7:30 PM ET
ESPNUWatchESPN
East Carolina at BYU
7:30 PM ET
SECNWatchESPN
(11) Florida at Missouri
8:00 PM ET
ABC
Miami (FL) at (12) Florida State
8:00 PM ET
BTNBTN2Go
(4) Michigan State at Rutgers
9:00 PM ET
ESPN3WatchESPN
San Jose State at UNLV
10:00 PM ET
ESPNWatchESPN
(23) Cal at (5) Utah
10:00 PM ET
PAC12Pac-12 Live
Colorado at Arizona State
10:15 PM ET
ESPN2WatchESPN
Wyoming at Air Force
10:30 PM ET
CBSS
Utah State at Fresno State
Sun, Oct 11, 2015
12:00 AM ET
MWC
San Diego State at Hawaii