The Florida Gators have left the field after playing their first game of the Randy Shannon interim era. But, fret not, college football fan - this afternoon and evening there are many games with division, conference, and playoff implications, including several ranked-on-ranked match-ups.
Feel free to hang out in this thread while watching any of today’s games.
Here are our picks for the remainder of today’s viewing windows:
Afternoon (3:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Eastern)
South Carolina at Georgia (3:30 p.m., CBS): The No. 1 Bulldogs, anointed with the top spot in the inaugural College Football Playoff rankings of the season, can clinch the SEC East and a trip to Atlanta with a win today. The bowl-eligible Gamecocks travel between the hedges hoping to pull a major upset over head coach Will Muschamp’s alma mater, who are over three touchdown favorites at home.
Clemson at NC State (3:30 p.m., ABC/WatchESPN): The No. 4 Tigers visit the No. 20 Wolfpack in a battle for the top spot in the ACC Atlantic standings. Having already picked up one loss this season, Clemson cannot afford to falter if they hope to return to the College Football Playoff. NC State is 4-0 in conference this season and seeking their first victory over the Tigers since 2011.
Oklahoma at Oklahoma State (4:00 p.m., FS1): Bedlam, the annual rivalry between the No. 5 Sooners and No. 11 Cowboys, comes early this year. Generally, these two teams tussle on the last weekend of the season, but with the Big 12 reviving their conference championship game, the rivalry revs up sooner. These two are rather evenly matched, and boast compelling offenses, which should make for an exciting and entertaining contest.
In other games: Scout potential Florida head coach candidate Matt Campbell when his No. 15 Iowa State Cyclones visit Will Grier and the Mountaineers (3:30 p.m.); watch No. 25 Washington State and unlikely Florida coaching candidate Mike Freaking Leach host No. 21 Stanford (3:30 p.m.); or check out Ole Miss at Kentucky (4:00 p.m.).
Evening (7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., Eastern)
Texas at TCU (7:15 p.m., ESPN/WatchESPN): While you are waiting for the the two ranked-on-ranked primetime match-ups to start, you could spend a few moments watching the No. 8 Horned Frogs and an improving Longhorns squad.
Virginia Tech at Miami (8:00 p.m., ABC/WatchESPN): The tussle for the ACC Atlantic Division’s top spot happened earlier, and now the other side of the division, the Coastal, finds its top two teams going toe to toe. The one-loss No. 13 Hokies, and possible Florida coaching target Justin Fuente, head south to visit the undefeated No. 10 Hurricanes in this de facto Coastal Division title game between two top-15 teams.
LSU at Alabama (8:00 p.m., CBS): Every season since 2007, the annual match-up between the No. 19 Tigers and No. 2 Crimson Tide has featured both teams ranked in the top-25 - and this year is obviously no different. Think Nick Saban and Alabama might be motivated to show out at home after being ‘disrespected’ by their number two CFB poll seating?
In other games: Scout other potential Florida coaching candidates when UCF takes the field at SMU (7:15 p.m.) and Oregon plays at No. 12 Washington (10:00 p.m.). In the late late shift, there is another ranked on ranked match-up, as No. 17 USC hosts No. 22 Arizona (10:45 p.m.).
And here’s your schedule table.
Schedule for Saturday, November 4, 2017
|Matchup||Time (ET)||TV / Streaming|
|Matchup||Time (ET)||TV / Streaming|
|Penn State at Michigan State||12:00 p.m.||FOX|
|Wisconsin at Indiana||12:00 p.m.||ABC / WatchESPN|
|Auburn at Texas A&M||12:00 p.m.||ESPN / WatchESPN|
|Massachusetts at Mississippi State||12:00 p.m.||SECN / WatchESPN|
|Florida at Missouri||12:00 p.m.||ESPN2 / WatchESPN|
|Kansas State at Texas Tech||12:00 p.m.||FS1|
|Western Kentucky at Vanderbilt||12:00 p.m.||ESPNU / WatchESPN|
|Baylor at Kansas||12:00 p.m.|
|Illinois at Purdue||12:00 p.m.||BTN|
|Eastern Carolina at Houston||12:00 p.m.||CBSSN|
|Syracuse at Florida State||12:20 p.m.||ACCN / WatchESPN|
|Georgia Tech at Virginia||3:00 p.m.||ACCN / WatchESPN|
|Appalachian State at Louisiana-Monroe||3:00 p.m.||ESPN3 / WatchESPN|
|Georgia State at Georgia Southern||3:00 p.m.||ESPN3 / WatchESPN|
|Rice at UAB||3:00 p.m.|
|New Mexico State at Texas State||3:00 p.m.||ESPN3 / WatchESPN|
|South Carolina at Georgia||3:30 p.m.||CBS|
|Wake Forest at Notre Dame||3:30 p.m.||NBC|
|Clemson at North Carolina State||3:30 p.m.||ABC / WatchESPN|
|Ohio State at Iowa||3:30 p.m.||ESPN / WatchESPN|
|Iowa State at West Virginia||3:30 p.m.||ESPN2 / WatchESPN|
|Stanford at Washington State||3:30 p.m.||FOX|
|USF at Connecticut||3:30 p.m.||ESPNU / WatchESPN|
|Maryland at Rutgers||3:30 p.m.||BTN|
|Charlotte at Old Dominion||3:30 p.m.||ESPN3 / WatchESPN|
|North Texas at Louisiana Tech||3:30 p.m.|
|Northwestern at Nebraska||3:30 p.m.||BTN|
|Army at Air Force||3:30 p.m.||CBSSN|
|Oklahoma at Oklahoma State||4:00 p.m.||FS1|
|Ole Miss at Kentucky||4:00 p.m.||SECN / WatchESPN|
|Coastal Carolina at Arkansas||4:00 p.m.||SECN / WatchESPN|
|Cincinnati at Tulane||4:00 p.m.||ESPN3 / WatchESPN|
|Louisiana-Lafayette at South Alabama||4:00 p.m.||ESPN3 / WatchESPN|
|Oregon State at California||5:00 p.m.|
|Utah State at New Mexico||5:30 p.m.|
|Hawai'i at UNLV||6:00 p.m.|
|Nevada at Boise State||7:00 p.m.||ESPNU / WatchESPN|
|Colorado State at Wyoming||7:00 p.m.||CBSSN|
|UTSA at Florida International||7:00 p.m.|
|Texas at TCU||7:15 p.m.||ESPN / WatchESPN|
|Central Florida at SMU||7:15 p.m.||ESPN2 / WatchESPN|
|Southern Mississippi at Tennessee||7:30 p.m.||SECN / WatchESPN|
|UTEP at Middle Tennessee State||7:30 p.m.|
|Minnesota at Michigan||7:30 p.m.||FOX|
|LSU at Alabama||8:00 p.m.||CBS|
|Viriginia Tech at Miami||8:00 p.m.||ABC / WatchESPN|
|Colorado at Arizona State||9:00 p.m.|
|Oregon at Washington||10:00 p.m.||FS1|
|San Diego State at San Jose State||10:30 p.m.||ESPNU / WatchESPN|
|Arizona at USC||10:45 p.m.||ESPN / WatchESPN|
|BYU at Fresno State||10:45 p.m.||ESPN2 / WatchESPN|