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Week 8 college football open thread: Get it over early

The Gators play early, and there’s not that much to recommend the later windows.

NCAA Football: Florida at Louisiana State Chuck Cook-USA TODAY Sports

This is a good week for Florida Gators fans to get out and see the world on a Saturday, rather than devoting it to college football.

But there are, of course, some delights to be had if you stick around on your couch beyond what is a rather pleasantly loaded noon hour.

Florida’s trip to South Carolina (noon, ESPN) is probably the biggest and possibly the most competitive game of the early window, but West Virginia taking a shot at troubling Oklahoma and Louisville getting Clemson at home are both interesting tilts in their own ways. Iowa State and Texas Tech are also meeting in a game between teams that have arguments to be ranked.

If you put in your time from noon to 3:30, though, you have seen basically the caliber of game you’re going to get today. At 3:30, LSU travels to Mississippi State in what should be a walkover on CBS, and ranked Oregon and Washington teams meet in one of the fiercest rivalries no one east of the Rockies cares about; at night, Michigan at Penn State is supposed to get the juices flowing for ABC, but it’s flanked by a lot of potential beatdowns, like Tennessee traveling to Alabama.

Personally, I’m going to seriously consider what’s playing in my local multiplex — remember the word multiplex — this evening.

College Football TV/Streaming Schedule — October 19, 2019

Game Time (Eastern) TV Streaming
Game Time (Eastern) TV Streaming
No. 3 Clemson at Louisville 12:00 p.m. ABC
West Virginia at No. 5 Oklahoma 12:00 p.m. FOX
No. 6 Wisconsin at Illinois 12:00 p.m. BTN
No. 9 Florida at South Carolina 12:00 p.m. ESPN
No. 11 Auburn at Arkansas 12:00 p.m. SEC Network
Purdue at No. 23 Iowa 12:00 p.m. ESPN2
Iowa State at Texas Tech 12:00 p.m. FS1
Georgia Tech at Miami 12:00 p.m. ACC Network
NC State at Boston College 12:00 p.m. ACCNX
Houston at UConn 12:00 p.m. ESPNU
Kent State at Ohio 12:00 p.m. CBSSN
Toledo at Ball State 2:00 p.m. ESPN+ ESPN+
Central Michigan at Bowling Green 2:00 p.m. ESPN3
Oregon State at California 2:30 p.m. Pac-12 Networks
Northern Illinois at Miami (OH) 2:30 p.m. ESPN+ ESPN+
TCU at Kansas State 2:30 p.m. Fox Sports Net
New Mexico at Wyoming 3:00 p.m. AT&T SportsNet None
Coastal Carolina at Georgia Southern 3:00 p.m. ESPN3
No. 2 LSU at Mississippi State 3:30 p.m. CBS
No. 12 Oregon at No. 25 Washington 3:30 p.m. ABC
Temple at No. 19 SMU 3:30 p.m. ESPN2
No. 20 Minnesota at Rutgers 3:30 p.m. BTN
Tulsa at No. 21 Cincinnati 3:30 p.m. ESPNU
UL Monroe at No. 24 Appalachian State 3:30 p.m. ESPN+ ESPN+
Buffalo at Akron 3:30 p.m. ESPN3
South Florida at Navy 3:30 p.m. CBSSN
Indiana at Maryland 3:30 p.m. BTN
Duke at Virginia 3:30 p.m. ACC Network
North Carolina at Virginia Tech 3:30 p.m. ACCNX
Southern Mississippi at Louisiana Tech 3:30 p.m. NFL
No. 18 Baylor at Oklahoma State 4:00 p.m. FOX
No. 22 Missouri at Vanderbilt 4:00 p.m. SEC Network
Middle Tennessee at North Texas 4:00 p.m. Stadium
Old Dominion at UAB 4:00 p.m. ESPN+ ESPN+
Charlotte at Western Kentucky 4:00 p.m. ESPN+ ESPN+
Kentucky at No. 10 Georgia 6:00 p.m. ESPN
No. 17 Arizona State at No. 13 Utah 6:00 p.m. Pac-12 Networks
Maine at Liberty 6:00 p.m. ESPN+ ESPN+
Rice at UTSA 6:00 p.m. ESPN3
Kansas at No. 15 Texas 7:00 p.m. Longhorn Network
Army at Georgia State 7:00 p.m. ESPN+ ESPN+
Colorado at Washington State 7:00 p.m. ESPNU
UTEP at Florida International 7:00 p.m. ESPN+ ESPN+
San Diego State at San Jose State 7:00 p.m. None Facebook
East Carolina at UCF 7:00 p.m. CBSSN
Tulane at Memphis 7:00 p.m. ESPN2
Western Michigan at Eastern Michigan 7:00 p.m. ESPN+ ESPN+
No. 16 Michigan at No. 7 Penn State 7:30 p.m. ABC
Texas A&M at Ole Miss 7:30 p.m. SEC Network
Florida State at Wake Forest 7:30 p.m. ACC Network
Tennessee at No. 1 Alabama 9:00 p.m. ESPN
Arizona at USC 9:30 p.m. Pac-12 Networks
No. 14 Boise State at BYU 10:15 p.m. ESPN2
Nevada at Utah State 10:15 p.m. ESPNU
Air Force at Hawai'i 11:00 p.m. CBSSN