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Week 5 college football TV schedule and open thread

Here’s what to watch now that the Gators have played.

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The Florida Gators may have left the field, but there are still many more hours of college football on deck today for the interested viewer.

This afternoon you’ve got two of Florida’s SEC East rivals playing one another, two Big Ten teams battling it out, and two SEC West schools taking the field in the late afternoon/evening. Tonight, two undefeateds in the AAC and ACC see which team picks up their first loss, and a pair of SEC cross-divisional rivals meet again.

Feel free to hang out in this thread while watching any of today’s games.

Here are our picks for the rest of today’s viewing windows:

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

Georgia at Tennessee (3:30 p.m., CBS): The No. 7 Bulldogs travel to the SEC East division rival Volunteers. The last six meetings between these two teams have been decided by eight points or less; with three of the last four being decided by three points or less, including last year’s Tennessee Hail Mary win. Georgia is undefeated thus far on the season and Tennessee could use a signature victory - but there is skepticism that the Vols will be up the task today.

Indiana at Penn State (3:30 p.m., BTN): The No. 4 Nittany Lions will be wearing alternative “generations of greatness” uniforms today. Penn State RB Saquon Barkley will be looking to add to his Heisman Trophy campaign against the Hoosiers, while Indiana is hoping to pull the upset on the road. The Hoosiers have played the Nittany Lions close in recent meetings and were able to give Ohio State a game for a while until the Buckeyes pulled away.

Mississippi State at Auburn (6:00 p.m., ESPN): The No. 24 Bulldogs hope to get back on track after their disappointing road loss to Georgia last week, in which they mustered only three points on the scoreboard. The No. 13 Tigers also have one loss, to No. 2 Clemson. The winner of this match-up would seemingly have a leg up in the SEC West race against Alabama.

In other games: Also in the 3:30 p.m. slot, winless Florida State (it is kind of neat to write that phrase) plays at Wake Forest at 3:30 p.m. Can the Demon Deacons keep the Seminoles’ win column blank? Probably not. Wake Forest struggled with Appalachian State last week and hasn’t started a season 5-0 since 2006 - but, it’d be enjoyable if they could.

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

Memphis at UCF (7:00 p.m., ESPN2): These undefeated AAC teams meet in a game which was rescheduled due to Hurricane Irma. Memphis made a statement by taking down UCLA earlier in the season, and the Knights hammered Maryland on the road last week. Both teams are averaging over 43 points per game and rank in the top-20 nationally in scoring, so this could be a fun way to get an offense fix this evening.

South Carolina at Texas A&M (7:30 p.m., SECN): The SEC has implemented this now permanent cross-division rivalry between the Gamecocks and Aggies. Texas A&M comes in looking to make it four in a row over South Carolina. Both teams have one loss on the season, and both came back to win late in their games last week. The Aggies pulled off a 50-43 overtime victory over Arkansas, while the Gamecocks rallied from 13 down to emerge with the one-point win over Louisiana Tech after freshman kicker Parker White scored a FG with seven seconds left.

Clemson at Virginia Tech (8:00 p.m., ABC): College GameDay’s game of the week finds the No. 2 Tigers visiting the No. 12 Hokies. Both teams are undefeated, making this a big showdown this evening in the ACC. These two programs met last year in the ACC Championship, and could potentially meet there again this season. Clemson has won their last four in a row over the Hokies, including two ACC title game tilts.

In other games: Oklahoma State and Texas Tech play at 8:00 p.m., Ole Miss visits Alabama at 9:00 p.m. (I doubt this one is as exciting as it has been in the recent past), and Cal travels to Oregon in one of the evening’s late games, kicking off at 10:30 p.m.

And here’s your schedule table.

Schedule for Saturday, September 30, 2017

Matchup Time (ET) TV / Streaming
Matchup Time (ET) TV / Streaming
Vanderbilt at Florida 12:00 p.m. ESPN / WatchESPN
Northwestern at Wisconsin 12:00 p.m. ABC / WatchESPN
South Florida at East Carolina 12:00 p.m. CBSSN
Houston at Temple 12:00 p.m. ESPNU / WatchESPN
New Mexico State at Arkansas 12:00 p.m. SECN / WatchESPN
Maryland at Minnesota 12:00 p.m. FS1
Rice at Pittsburgh 12:00 p.m. ACCN / WatchESPN
North Carolina at Georgia Tech 12:00 p.m. ESPN2 / WatchESPN
Syracuse at NC State 12:20 p.m. ACCN / WatchESPN
Central Michigan at Boston College 1:00 p.m. ACCN / WatchESPN
Indiana at Penn State 3:30 p.m. BTN
Georgia at Tennessee 3:30 p.m. CBS
Murray State at Louisville 3:30 p.m. ACCN / WatchESPN
Florida State at Wake Forest 3:30 p.m. ABC / WatchESPN
Ohio at Massachusetts 3:30 p.m.
Baylor at Kansas State 3:30 p.m. ESPN2 / WatchESPN
UTEP at Army 3:30 p.m. CBSSN
Navy at Tulsa 3:30 p.m. ESPNU / WatchESPN
Buffalo at Kent State 3:30 p.m. ESPN3 / WatchESPN
Texas State at Wyoming 4:00 p.m.
Connecticut at SMU 4:00 p.m. ESPNews/WatchESPN
Arizona State at Stanford 4:00 p.m. PAC12
Eastern Michigan at Kentucky 4:00 p.m. SECN / WatchESPN
Iowa at Michigan State 4:00 p.m. FOX
Miami (OH) at Notre Dame 5:00 p.m. NBCSN
Mississippi State at Auburn 6:00 p.m. ESPN / WatchESPN
Akron at Bowling Green 6:00 p.m. ESPN3 / WatchESPN
Troy at LSU 7:00 p.m. ESPNU / WatchESPN
Charlotte at Florida International 7:00 p.m.
Middle Tennessee State at Florida Atlantic 7:00 p.m.
South Alabama at Louisiana Tech 7:00 p.m. ESPN3 / WatchESPN
Marshall at Cincinnati 7:00 p.m. ESPN3 / WatchESPN
North Texas at Southern Mississippi 7:00 p.m.
Ball State at Western Michigan 7:00 p.m. ESPN3 / WatchESPN
Coastal Carolina at Louisiana-Monroe 7:00 p.m. ESPN3 / WatchESPN
Air Force at New Mexico 7:00 p.m. CBSSN
Memphis at UCF 7:00 p.m. ESPN2 / WatchESPN
Ohio State at Rutgers 7:30 p.m. BTN
South Carolina at Texas A&M 7:30 p.m. SECN / WatchESPN
Clemson at Virginia Tech 8:00 p.m. ABC / WatchESPN
Washington at Oregon State 8:00 p.m. PAC12
Oklahoma State at Texas Tech 8:00 p.m. FOX
Ole Miss at Alabama 9:00 p.m. ESPN / WatchESPN
Nevada at Fresno State 10:00 p.m.
Northern Illinois at San Diego State 10:30 p.m. CBSSN
San Jose State at UNLV 10:30 p.m. ESPNU / WatchESPN
Colorado at UCLA 10:30 p.m. ESPN2 / WatchESPN
California at Oregon 10:30 p.m. FS1
Colorado State at Hawai'i 11:59 p.m.