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Week 4 college football TV schedule and open thread

Here’s what to watch before the Gators play. 

NCAA Football: Arkansas State at Alabama John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports

It’s already week four and conference play is in full swing now across the country. Today, there are some significant SEC match-ups taking place (including one in Tuscaloosa) and a ranked pacific coast showdown.

For their part, the Florida Gators once again have the Saturday night lights upon them, as they hit the road for the first time this season to face rival Tennessee.

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)

Georgia at Missouri (12:00 p.m., ESPN): As is often the case, the noon slate features some pretty bleak competition. Florida fans would probably be most interested in this contest between two of their divisional opponents, as the No. 2 Bulldogs travel to the other SEC Columbia after wreaking havoc on the South Carolina version in week two.

Notre Dame at Wake Forest (12:00 p.m., ABC): The No. 8 Irish had all they could handle last week with Vanderbilt and are on the road for the first time this season. For their part, the Demon Deacons spent last week off due to Hurricane Florence.

Nebraska at Michigan (12:00 p.m., FS1): The No. 19 Wolverines (and wide receiver coach Jim McElwain) open conference play with the winless Huskers, who have limped to a 0-2 start under new head coach Scott Frost.

In other games: Also in the uninspiring noon slot, you can find Kent State at Ole Miss (SECN), No. 23 Boston College at Purdue (ESPN2), and Louisville at Virginia (ACCN).

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

Texas A&M at Alabama (3:30 p.m., CBS): The big afternoon showdown today is between the No. 22 Aggies and the No. 1 Tide. Jimbo Fisher opens up conference SEC play on the road in Tuscaloosa and some feel this contest may be competitive after the Aggies nearly knocked off Clemson in week 2.

South Carolina at Vanderbilt (4:00 p.m., SECN): The Commodores host the Gamecocks in their SEC opener, looking for their first win over South Carolina in a decade.

TCU at Texas (4:30 p.m., FOX): The No. 17 Horned Frogs have defeated the Longhorns four straight times and travel to Austin hoping to make it five. Texas comes into this match-up with some more confidence after defeating USC last week.

In other games: At 3:30 p.m., keep an eye on Northern Illinois at Florida State (3:30 p.m., ESPNU) - in case some sad shenanigans are afoot. There is also Kansas State at No. 12 West Virginia (ESPN) and No. 13 Virginia Tech playing at Old Dominion for some reason (CBSSN).

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

Obviously, you will be watching the Florida Gators on the road against the Tennessee Volunteers, at 7:00 p.m. on ESPN.

In other games: The marquee evening game is the annual Pac-12 rivalry between No. 7 Stanford and No. 20 Oregon (8:00 p.m., ABC). You could also keep an eye out during commercials for No. 14 Mississippi State at Kentucky (7:00 p.m., ESPN2), to see the Gators’ next opponent take on the team which handed Florida its first loss of the year.

And here is your schedule table for today’s games.

Week 4 College Football Schedule

Match-up Time (ET) TV / Streaming
Match-up Time (ET) TV / Streaming
Georgia at Missouri 12:00 p.m. ESPN / WatchESPN
Notre Dame at Wake Forest 12:00 p.m. ABC / WatchESPN
Nebraska at Michigan 12:00 p.m. FS1
Boston College at Purdue 12:00 p.m. ESPN2 / WatchESPN
Kent State at Ole Miss 12:00 p.m. SECN / WatchESPN
Buffalo at Rutgers 12:00 p.m. BTN
Minnesota at Maryland 12:00 p.m. BTN
Akron at Iowa State 12:00 p.m.
Ohio at Cincinnati 12:00 p.m. ESPNU / WatchESPN
Nevada at Toledo 12:00 p.m. CBSSN
Navy at Southern Methodist 12:00 p.m. ESPNN / WatchESPN
Pittsburgh at North Carolina 12:20 p.m. ACCN / WatchESPN
Louisville at Virginia 12:30 p.m. ACCN / WatchESPN
Western Michigan at Georgia State 2:00 p.m. ESPN+ / WatchESPN
Miami (OH) at Bowling Green 3:00 p.m. ESPN+ / WatchESPN
Western Kentucky at Ball State 3:00 p.m. ESPN3 / WatchESPN
Illinois State at Colorado State 3:00 p.m.
Maine at Central Michigan 3:00 p.m. ESPN+ / WatchESPN
Texas A&M at Alabama 3:30 p.m. CBS
Clemson at Georgia Tech 3:30 p.m. ABC / WatchESPN
Tulane at Ohio State 3:30 p.m. BTN
Kansas State at West Virginia 3:30 p.m. ESPN / WatchESPN
Virginia Tech at Old Dominion 3:30 p.m. CBSSN
Florida International at Miami 3:30 p.m. ESPN2 / WatchESPN
Gardner-Webb at Appalachian State 3:30 p.m. ESPN+ / WatchESPN
Charlotte at UMass 3:30 p,m,
North Carolina Central at Duke 3:30 p.m. ACCN / WatchESPN
Northern Illinois at Florida State 3:30 p.m. ESPNU / WatchESPN
Kansas at Baylor 3:30 p.m. FS1
Arizona at Oregon State 4:00 p.m. PAC12
South Carolina at Vanderbilt 4:00 p.m. SECN / WatchESPN
UConn at Syracuse 4:00 p.m. ESPNN / WatchESPN
TCU at Texas 4:30 p.m. FOX
McNeese at BYU 6:00 p.m. ESPN3 / WatchESPN
North Texas at Liberty 6:00 p.m. ESPN3 / WatchESPN
Florida at Tennessee 7:00 p.m. ESPN / WatchESPN
Army at Oklahoma 7:00 p.m.
Louisiana Tech at LSU 7:00 p.m. ESPNU / WatchESPN
Mississippi State at Kentucky 7:00 p.m. ESPN2 / WatchESPN
Texas Tech at Oklahoma State 7:00 p.m. FS1
Rice at Southern Mississippi 7:00 p.m. ESPN+ / WatchESPN
Texas State at UTSA 7:00 p.m. ESPN+ / WatchESPN
UNLV at Arkansas State 7:00 p.m. ESPN3 / WatchESPN
Coastal Carolina at Louisiana 7:00 p.m. ESPN+ / WatchESPN
Troy at UL Monroe 7:00 p.m. ESPN+ / WatchESPN
NC State at Marshall 7:00 p.m. CBSSN
Arkansas at Auburn 7:30 p.m. SECN / WatchESPN
Michigan State at Indiana 7:30 p.m. BTN
New Mexico State at UTEP 7:30 p.m. ESPN3 / WatchESPN
Stanford at Oregon 8:00 p.m. ABC / WatchESPN
East Carolina at South Florida 8:00 p.m. ESPNN / WatchESPN
Texas Southern at Houston 8:00 p.m. ESPN3 / WatchESPN
South Alabama at Memphis 8:00 p.m. ESPN3 / WatchESPN
Wisconsin at Iowa 8:35 p.m. FOX
Arizona State at Washington 10:30 p.m. ESPN / WatchESPN
Air Force at Utah State 10:30 p.m. ESPN2 / WatchESPN
Eastern Michigan at San Diego State 10:30 p.m. CBSSN
Duquesne at Hawai'i 11:59 p.m.