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 / CBSSports.com|
|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 / CBSSports.com|
|Army at Wake Forest||3:30 p.m.||RSN / ACCNExtra|
|Cincinnati at Temple||3:30 p.m.||CBSSN / CBSSports.com|
|Maryland at Indiana||3:30 p.m.||ESPNU / WatchESPN|
|Miami (FL) at Notre Dame||3:30 p.m.||NBC / NBCSports.com|
|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 / Pac-12.com|
|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 / CBSSports.com|
|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 / CBSSports.com|
|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|