Wake up folks. It’s Florida-Georgia day! The World’s Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party is upon us.
Let’s get it started.
Both College GameDay and SEC Nation are broadcasting live from Jacksonville this morning, at 9:00 a.m. on ESPN and SEC Network, respectively, ahead of Florida’s top-ten tussle with the Bulldogs, airing at 3:30 p.m. on CBS.
While you anxiously await the Gators’ time in the spotlight this afternoon, or when you’re watching other games this evening and (hopefully) basking in the post-game glow, feel free to hang out in this thread while watching any of today’s games.
Here are our picks for today’s viewing windows:
Early (12:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., Eastern)
Clemson at Florida State (12:00 p.m., ABC): The noon shift isn’t bringing its A game this week. I suppose there is a possibility that the ‘Noles could get up for this one and catch the No. 2 Tigers sleepwalking? FSU has been mostly a mess on offense but is periodically competent on the other side of the ball.
Texas Tech at Iowa State (12:00 p.m., ESPN2): The Cyclones knocked off a previously undefeated West Virginia, stymieing the Mountaineers. Can they do it again against the Red Raiders’ efficient offense?
Vanderbilt at Arkansas (12:00 p.m., SECN): I told you it’s slim pickings in the noon viewing window. These two teams have a combined five wins and not a conference victory among them - but one lucky program will get their first SEC pelt today!
In other games: At noon, Purdue follows up their Ohio State upset with a date at Michigan State (ESPN) and No. 20 Wisconsin visits Northwestern (FOX). At 12:20 p.m., North Carolina is at Virginia (ACCN) in a game which is legitimately significant in the ACC Coastal race.
Afternoon (3:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Eastern)
You will of course be watching Florida vs. Georgia at 3:30 p.m. on CBS.
In other games: At 3:30 p.m., one-loss No. 18 Iowa visits two-loss No. 17 Penn State (ESPN), and undefeated No. 21 USF gets tested at Houston (ABC). At 4:00 p.m., No. 12 Kentucky visits Florida’s next opponent, Missouri (SECN), needing a win to keep pace with the Florida-Georgia winner in the SEC East race.
Evening (7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Eastern)
Texas A&M at Mississippi State (7:00 p.m., ESPN): The No. 16 Aggies are in Starkville for a date with the offensively challenged Bulldogs, who will be looking to get the taste of a loss to LSU out of their mouths.
Washington State at Stanford (7:00 p.m., PAC12): Playoff expansion proponent Mike Leach is back on the field with the one-loss No. 14 Cougs after their win over Oregon last week. This Saturday evening, Wazzu visits the No. 24 Cardinal.
Texas at Oklahoma State (8:00 p.m., ABC): After a week off, the No. 6 Longhorns begin a tough stretch of their schedule with a visit to Stillwater. The status of Texas QB Sam Ehlinger is still unclear, though it appears he may attempt to give it a go against the Cowboys.
In other games: At 7:00 p.m., No. 22 NC State is at Syracuse (ESPN2). Tennessee visits South Carolina at 7:30 p.m. (SECN), in a battle of two thoroughly mediocre SEC East opponents. There’s also No. 3 Notre Dame at Navy (8:00 p.m., CBS), a game which I cannot bring myself to care about.
And here is your schedule table for today’s games.
Week 9 College Football Schedule
|Match-up||Time (ET)||TV / Streaming|
|Match-up||Time (ET)||TV / Streaming|
|Vanderbilt at Arkansas||12:00 p.m.||SECN / WatchESPN|
|Purdue at Michigan State||12:00 p.m.||ESPN / WatchESPN|
|Texas Tech at Iowa State||12:00 p.m.||ESPN2 / WatchESPN|
|Clemson at Florida State||12:00 p.m.||ABC / WatchESPN|
|Wake Forest at Louisville||12:00 p.m.||ACCN / WatchESPN|
|Wisconsin at Northwestern||12:00 p.m.||FOX|
|UMass at UConn||12:00 p.m.||ESPNU / WatchESPN|
|Army at Eastern Michigan||12:00 p.m.||CBSSN|
|Central Michigan at Akron||12:00 p.m.||ESPN3 / WatchESPN|
|Bethune-Cookman at Nebraska||12:00 p.m.||BTN|
|North Carolina at Virginia||12:20 p.m.||ACCN / WatchESPN|
|Southern Miss at Charlotte||2:00 p.m.||ESPN3 / WatchESPN|
|Coastal Carolina at Georgia State||2:00 p.m.||ESPN+ / WatchESPN|
|Oregon State at Colorado||3:00 p.m.||PAC 12|
|TCU at Kansas||3:00 p.m.||FS1|
|Florida vs. Georgia||3:30 p.m.||CBS|
|Arizona State at USC||3:30 p.m.||ABC / WatchESPN|
|Illinois at Maryland||3:30 p.m.||BTN|
|Iowa at Penn State||3:30 p.m.||ESPN / WatchESPN|
|Kansas State at Oklahoma||3:30 p.m.||FOX|
|Duke at Pittsburgh||3:30 p.m.||ACCN / WatchESPN|
|Middle Tennessee at Old Dominion||3:30 p.m.||ESPN+ / WatchESPN|
|Northern Illinois at BYU||3:30 p.m.||ESPNU / WatchESPN|
|Cincinnati at Southern Methodist||3:30 p.m.||CBSSN|
|South Florida at Houston||3:30 p.m.||ABC / WatchESPN|
|Kentucky at Missouri||4:00 p.m.||SECN / WatchESPN|
|New Mexico at Utah State||4:00 p.m.|
|Washington at California||6:30 p.m.||FS1|
|UNLV at San Jose State||6:30 p.m.|
|Texas A&M at Mississippi State||7:00 p.m.||ESPN / WatchESPN|
|Washington State at Stanford||7:00 p.m.||PAC 12|
|NC State at Syracuse||7:00 p.m.||ESPN2 / WatchESPN|
|New Mexico State at Texas State||7:00 p.m.||ESPN3 / WatchESPN|
|Tulane at Tulsa||7:00 p.m.||ESPNU / WatchESPN|
|Arkansas State at Louisiana||7:00 p.m.||ESPN+ / WatchESPN|
|Boise State at Air Force||7:00 p.m.||CBSSN|
|Tennessee at South Carolina||7:30 p.m.||SECN / WatchESPN|
|Florida International at Western Kentucky||7:30 p.m.|
|UAB at UTEP||7:30 p.m.||ESPN+ / WatchESPN|
|Notre Dame at Navy||8:00 p.m.||CBS|
|Texas at Oklahoma State||8:00 p.m.||ABC / WatchESPN|
|Oregon at Arizona||10:30 p.m.||ESPN / WatchESPN|
|Hawai'i at Fresno State||10:30 p.m.||ESPN2 / WatchESPN|
|San Diego State at Nevada||10:30 p.m.||ESPNU / WatchESPN|