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.|