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Week 6 college football open thread: Around the eye of the storm

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Gainesville is the epicenter of the college football universe this week.

Towson v Florida Photo by James Gilbert/Getty Images

For the second time this year, the Florida Gators will be playing in the game of the day in college football.

And this time, it won’t be because they’re playing one of just two games on the day.

The Gators’ seismic showdown with the Auburn Tigers is one of just three games pitting ranked teams against each other on the Week 6 college football schedule, and it’s arguably a lot more interesting than the other ones, a noon-hour matchup between rising Iowa and listing Michigan and a primetime game between red-hot Ohio State and inexplicably ranked Michigan State. (Seriously, why is Michigan State ranked?)

And among the other games featuring ranked teams, it’s hard to find potentially compelling matchups on paper. Texas traveling to see a West Virginia far removed from its Dana Holgorsen-Will Grier battery and Georgia invading Neyland Stadium — which is going to be rather saturated in red and black, one must suspect — are among the best options.

Furthermore, it’s entirely possible that all of the upset magic for this week in this stupid, wonderful sport was dedicated to Cincinnati, which knocked off UCF and then came for the program’s entire soul with some Disney-parodying grave dancing on Friday.

Can’t fathom topping that! So this is likely a perfect day to spend the entire day killing time until Florida-Auburn ... and either ignore (because revelry) or stare blankly at (because hello darkness, my old friend) a TV afterward.

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College Football TV/Streaming Schedule — October 5, 2019

Matchup Time (Eastern) TV Streaming
Matchup Time (Eastern) TV Streaming
Utah State at No. 5 LSU 12:00 p.m. SEC Network WatchESPN.com
No. 6 Oklahoma at Kansas 12:00 p.m. ABC WatchESPN.com
Kent State at No. 8 Wisconsin 12:00 p.m. ESPNU WatchESPN.com
Purdue at No. 12 Penn State 12:00 p.m. ESPN WatchESPN.com
No. 14 Iowa at No. 19 Michigan 12:00 p.m. FOX FoxSportsGo.com
No. 21 Oklahoma State at Texas Tech 12:00 p.m. FS1 FoxSportsGo.com
South Florida at UConn 12:00 p.m. None CBSSports.com
TCU at Iowa State 12:00 p.m. ESPN2 WatchESPN.com
Maryland at Rutgers 12:00 p.m. BTN FoxSportsGo.com
Tulane at Army 12:00 p.m. CBSSN GoArmyWestPoint.com
Boston College at Louisville 12:30 p.m. ACCNX WatchESPN.com
Marshall at Middle Tennessee 12:30 p.m. None Facebook
Memphis at UL Monroe 12:45 p.m. ESPNU WatchESPN.com
Eastern Michigan at Central Michigan 3:00 p.m. ESPN+ ESPN+
No. 7 Auburn at No. 10 Florida 3:30 p.m. CBS CBSSports.com
Bowling Green at No. 9 Notre Dame 3:30 p.m. NBC NBCSports.com
No. 11 Texas at West Virginia 3:30 p.m. ABC WatchESPN.com
Ohio at Buffalo 3:30 p.m. ESPN+ ESPN+
Western Michigan at Toledo 3:30 p.m. ESPN+ ESPN+
Ball State at Northern Illinois 3:30 p.m. ESPN3 WatchESPN.com
Arkansas State at Georgia State 3:30 p.m. ESPN+ ESPN+
Baylor at Kansas State 3:30 p.m. ESPN2 WatchESPN.com
Illinois at Minnesota 3:30 p.m. BTN FoxSportsGo.com
Air Force at Navy 3:30 p.m. CBSSN CBSSports.com
Virginia Tech at Miami 3:30 p.m. ESPN WatchESPN.com
Northwestern at Nebraska 4:00 p.m. FOX FoxSportsGo.com
North Carolina at Georgia Tech 4:00 p.m. ACC Network WatchESPN.com
Troy at Missouri 4:00 p.m. SEC Network WatchESPN.com
Arizona at Colorado 4:30 p.m. Pac-12 Networks Pac-12.com
Western Kentucky at Old Dominion 6:00 p.m. ESPN+ ESPN+
No. 3 Georgia at Tennessee 7:00 p.m. ESPN WatchESPN.com
Rice at UAB 7:00 p.m. ESPN+ ESPN+
UMass at Florida International 7:00 p.m. ESPN3 WatchESPN.com
No. 25 Michigan State at No. 4 Ohio State 7:30 p.m. ABC WatchESPN.com
Tulsa at No. 24 SMU 7:30 p.m. ESPNU WatchESPN.com
Vanderbilt at Ole Miss 7:30 p.m. SEC Network WatchESPN.com
California at No. 13 Oregon 8:00 p.m. FOX FoxSportsGo.com
Pittsburgh at Duke 8:00 p.m. ACC Network WatchESPN.com
Liberty at New Mexico State 8:00 p.m. None FloFootball.com
UTSA at UTEP 8:00 p.m. ESPN+ ESPN+
Oregon State at UCLA 9:00 p.m. Pac-12 Networks Pac-12.com
San Diego State at Colorado State 10:00 p.m. ESPN2 WatchESPN.com
No. 15 Washington at Stanford 10:30 p.m. ESPN WatchESPN.com
No. 16 Boise State at UNLV 10:30 p.m. CBSSN CBSSports.com