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Week 9 college football TV schedule and open thread

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

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Can you believe it’s Week 9 already? We’re about to enter November, and a tough stretch of games begins for our Gators. Around the college football landscape today, there are a few games that looked to be more meaningful in the preseason but now have lost some of their shine. However, there should still be plenty of action to watch across the board.

Today is the Florida-Georgia game, also known as The World’s Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party (Or Whatever They Are Trying to Call It Now). The Gators and Bulldogs meet in Jacksonville at 3:30 p.m., on CBS, for their annual rivalry.

Feel free to come back to this thread while watching any of today’s later games.

Here are our picks for today’s viewing windows:

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

West Virginia at Oklahoma State (12:00 p.m., FOX): The undefeated No. 10 Mountaineers take a road trip to visit the Cowboys in Stillwater. West Virginia beat both Texas Tech and TCU by at least three touchdowns the past two games. Both of these teams are known for offense, but the Mountaineers’ defense has also impressed this season.

Kentucky at Missouri (12:00 p.m., SECN): Did y’all know that Kentucky is currently in second place in the SEC East standings? Really! Did y’all know that Missouri lost to Middle Tennessee last week? Really. Maybe Kentucky will actually make a bowl game this year!

Michigan at Michigan State (12:00 p.m., ESPN): This game seemed important before the season started. But while the No. 2 Wolverines are undefeated, and dominating on both sides of the ball, the Spartans have fallen apart, losing their last five games to now sit at 2-5. Michigan is a three touchdown favorite, and it might get worse than that.

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

You will obviously be watching Florida play Georgia, at 3:30 p.m. on CBS!

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

Nebraska at Wisconsin (7:00 p.m., ESPN): The undefeated No. 7 Huskers travel to division rival Wisconsin. The No. 11 Badgers have two losses, but both were narrow defeats (to Michigan and Ohio State) and the Badgers have a quality defense. This will be the biggest test yet for the Huskers.

Auburn at Mississippi (7:15 p.m., SECN): The No. 15 Tigers ran for 543 (!) yards on Arkansas last weekend. Auburn’s offense and defense appear to be fully functional right now. Ole Miss could not stop Leonard Fournette and the LSU rushing attack – will they have any better luck trying to stop these Tigers?

Tennessee at South Carolina (7:15 p.m., ESPN2): Get ready to root for the Fighting Muschamps again. A Gamecock win would knock the No. 18 Volunteers further down in the SEC East standings and give the Gators some breathing room.

Clemson at FSU (8:00 p.m., ABC): The clash between the No. 3 Tigers and the No. 12 Seminoles has lost some of its luster due to the Seminoles already dropping two games this season. Clemson looks to stay undefeated, though the Tigers could lose this one and still win their division if they win out, by virtue of their victory over Louisville.

And here’s your Week 9 schedule table.

Saturday, Oct. 29, 2016
Matchup Time (ET) TV / Streaming
(2) Michigan at Michigan State 12:00 p.m. ESPN / WatchESPN
(5) Louisville at Virginia 12:00 p.m. ABC/ESPN2 (RM) / WatchESPN
(10) West Virginia at Oklahoma State 12:00 p.m. FOX / FS Go
(24) Penn State at Purdue 12:00 p.m. ABC/ESPN2 (RM) / WatchESPN
Duke at Georgia Tech 12:00 p.m. RSN / ACCNExtra
Kansas State at Iowa State 12:00 p.m. FSN / FS Go
Kent State at Central Michigan 12:00 p.m. CBSSN /
Kentucky at Missouri 12:00 p.m. SECN / WatchESPN
Minnesota at Illinois 12:00 p.m. BTN / BTN2Go
UCF at Houston 12:00 p.m. ESPNU / WatchESPN
UConn at East Carolina 12:00 p.m. ESPNEWS / WatchESPN
Wagner at UMass 12:00 p.m. ASN/NESN / ESPN3
Boston College at NC State 12:30 p.m. ACCN / ACCNExtra
(4) Washington at (17) Utah 3:30 p.m. FS1 / FS Go
(8) Baylor at Texas 3:30 p.m. ABC / ESPN3
(14) Florida vs. Georgia (in Jacksonville, FL) 3:30 p.m. CBS /
Army at Wake Forest 3:30 p.m. RSN / ACCNExtra
Cincinnati at Temple 3:30 p.m. CBSSN /
Maryland at Indiana 3:30 p.m. ESPNU / WatchESPN
Miami (FL) at Notre Dame 3:30 p.m. NBC /
Miami (OH) at Eastern Michigan 3:30 p.m. ASN / ESPN3
Northwestern at (6) Ohio State 3:30 p.m. ESPN / WatchESPN
Samford at Mississippi State 3:30 p.m. SECN / WatchESPN
Texas Tech at TCU 3:30 p.m. ESPN2 / WatchESPN
Western Kentucky at Florida Atlantic 3:30 p.m. ASN/MASN
SMU at Tulane 4:00 p.m. ESPNEWS / WatchESPN
Arizona State at Oregon 5:00 p.m. Pac-12N /
Georgia State at South Alabama 5:00 p.m. ESPN3
(7) Nebraska at (11) Wisconsin 7:00 p.m. ESPN / WatchESPN
(13) Boise State at Wyoming 7:00 p.m. CBSSN /
Kansas at (16) Oklahoma 7:00 p.m. FS1 / FS Go
Marshall at Southern Miss 7:00 p.m. ASN/MASN
Middle Tennessee at FIU 7:00 p.m. ESPN3
North Texas at UTSA 7:00 p.m. KMYS-CW 35
Rice at Louisiana Tech 7:00 p.m. CampusInsiders
ULM at Arkansas State 7:00 p.m. ESPN3
(15) Auburn at Ole Miss 7:15 p.m. SECN / WatchESPN
(18) Tennessee at South Carolina 7:15 p.m. ESPN2 / WatchESPN
New Mexico State at (9) Texas A&M 7:30 p.m. ESPNU / WatchESPN
(3) Clemson at (12) Florida State 8:00 p.m. ABC / ESPN3
Old Dominion at UTEP 8:00 p.m. CUSA.TV
Tulsa at Memphis 8:00 p.m. ESPNEWS / WatchESPN
UNLV at San Jose State 10:30 p.m. CBSSN /
Washington State at Oregon State 10:45 p.m. ESPN2 / WatchESPN
Stanford at Arizona 11:00 p.m. FS1 / FS Go
New Mexico at Hawaii 12:00 a.m. Oceanic PPV