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Week 7 college football TV schedule and open thread

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Here’s what to watch before and after the Gators play.

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There are a few ranked match-ups today, and two of those games are between top-ten teams. (Yes, there is a top-ten SEC match-up on during Florida’s game — but the good news is that that game is on CBS, and thus will take an eternity, so you will probably get to see whatever kind of late-game shenanigans Tennessee has in store for this one.)

Florida returns to The Swamp this week, for what is now a true homecoming – the Gators were of course supposed to play LSU there last weekend but that game was postponed due to Hurricane Matthew, and has subsequently been rescheduled for November 19th in Baton Rouge. Florida kicks off at 4:00 p.m. today, on the SEC Network, for its homecoming game with Missouri; which also serves as the Gators’ first and only game in Gainesville this month — and its second-to-last home game this season.

Feel free to come back to this thread to comment while watching any of today’s later games after the Gators leave the field.

Here are our picks for today’s viewing windows:

Early (12:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., Eastern)

Vanderbilt at Georgia (12:00 p.m., SECN): Vanderbilt’s defense is fine but their offense is lackluster. UGA’s passing game struggled against South Carolina, but its running game is solid. Methinks this one will not be pretty.

NC State at Clemson (12:00 p.m., ABC): The undefeated No. 3 Tigers are back in full swing after a slow start to the season. The one-loss Wolfpack have shown offensive ability this season (their sloppy, Hurricane Matthew game against Notre Dame last week notwithstanding). The Tigers should win, but this game could stay interesting for a bit.

West Virginia at Texas Tech (12:00 p.m, FS1): The No. 20 Mountaineers are undefeated (and somehow have only played four games). There will probably be plenty of passing and points.

Kansas State at Oklahoma (12:00 p.m., ESPN): The No. 19 Sooners have two losses, but both are out of conference (Houston, Ohio State) and so Oklahoma remains one of the favorites in the Big 12 race. The Sooners have been suspect on defense but the offense has a lot of firepower. Kansas State boasts a veteran defensive unit that leads in many Big 12 defensive categories.

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

Obviously you will be watching Florida play Missouri at 4:00 p.m. on the SEC Network.

Evening (7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Eastern)

Ole Miss at Arkansas (7:00 p.m., ESPN): The No. 12 Rebels and No. 22 Razorbacks played a wild one last season, with Arkansas winning in overtime (and thus removing Ole Miss’s chance to represent the SEC West in the SEC Championship Game). Remember that fourth and 25 play? Hopefully this year’s contest is as interesting.

Ohio State at Wisconsin (8:00 p.m., ABC): College GameDay’s game of the day features the No. 2 Buckeyes, and their top-10 offense, who have beaten their first five opponents by an average of over 40 points. Ohio State also has a top-10 defense. Wisconsin has a formidable defense themselves but a pedestrian offense.

And here’s your Week 7 schedule table.

Saturday, Oct. 15, 2016
Matchup Time (ET) TV / Streaming
Illinois at Rutgers 12 p.m. ESPNEWS / WatchESPN
Iowa at Purdue 12 p.m. ESPN2 / WatchESPN
Kansas State at (19) Oklahoma 12 p.m. ESPN / WatchESPN
Lafayette at Army 12 p.m. CBSSN / CBSSports.com
Minnesota at Maryland 12 p.m. ESPNU / WatchESPN
NC State at (3) Clemson 12 p.m. ABC / WatchESPN
Vanderbilt at Georgia 12 p.m. SECN / WatchESPN
(20) West Virginia at Texas Tech 12 p.m. FS1 / FS Go
Georgia Southern at Georgia Tech 12:30 p.m. RSN / WatchESPN
Pittsburgh at Virginia 12:30 p.m. ACCN / WatchESPN
Eastern Michigan at Ohio 2:00 p.m. ESPN3
Kent State at Miami, OH 2:30 p.m. ESPN3
WKU at Middle Tennessee 2:30 p.m. ESPN3
(1) Alabama at (9) Tennessee 3:30 p.m. CBS / CBSSports.com
Ball State at Buffalo 3:30 p.m. ESPN3
Bowling Green at Toledo 3:30 p.m. ASN / ESPN3
Central Michigan at NIU 3:30 p.m. ESPN3
Georgia State at Troy 3:30 p.m. ESPN3
Kansas at (11) Baylor 3:30 p.m. FS1 / FS Go
Louisiana Tech at UMass 3:30 p.m. ASN/NESN / ESPN3
(10) Nebraska at Indiana 3:30 p.m. ABC/ESPN2 (RM) / WatchESPN
New Mexico at Air Force (at Dallas, TX) 3:30 p.m. ESPNEWS / WatchESPN
North Carolina at (16) Miami, FL 3:30 p.m. ABC/ESPN2 (RM) / WatchESPN
Northwestern at Michigan State 3:30 p.m. BTN / BTN2Go
USC at Arizona 3:30 p.m. FOX / FS Go
Wake Forest at (14) Florida State 3:30 p.m. ESPN / WatchESPN
(24) Western Michigan at Akron 3:30 p.m. CBSSN / CBSSports.com
(17) Virginia Tech at Syracuse 3:45 p.m. ESPNU / WatchESPN
Missouri at (18) Florida 4:00 p.m. SECN / WatchESPN
(21) Utah at Oregon State 4:00 p.m. Pac-12N / Pac-12.com
New Mexico State at Idaho 5:00 p.m. ESPN3
FIU at Charlotte 6:00 p.m. CUSA.TV
Florida Atlantic at Marshall 7:00 p.m. ASN/MASN / American Sports
Iowa State at Texas 7:00 p.m. LHN/Cyclones.tv / WatchESPN
(12) Ole Miss at (22) Arkansas 7:00 p.m. ESPN / WatchESPN
South Alabama at Arkansas State 7:00 p.m. ESPN3
Texas State at ULM 7:00 p.m. ESPN3
Tulsa at (13) Houston 7:00 p.m. ESPN2 / WatchESPN
UConn at USF 7:00 p.m. CBSSN / CBSSports.com
UTSA at Rice 7:00 p.m. beIN Sports / beIN Video
Southern Miss at LSU 7:30 p.m. SECN / WatchESPN
Stanford at Notre Dame 7:30 p.m. NBC / NBCSports.com
Temple at UCF 7:30 p.m. ESPNU / WatchESPN
Arizona State at Colorado 8:00 p.m. Pac-12N / Pac-12.com
(2) Ohio State at (8) Wisconsin 8:00 p.m. ABC / WatchESPN
Colorado State at (15) Boise State 10:15 p.m. ESPN2 / WatchESPN
Nevada at San Jose State 10:30 p.m. CBSSN / CBSSports.com
UCLA at Washington State 10:30 p.m. ESPN / WatchESPN
UNLV at Hawaii 11:59 p.m. Fox 5 Vegas / Oceanic PPV