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Week 10 college football open thread: A sleepy Saturday beyond the spotlight?

Florida and Georgia are playing the day’s marquee game. Is there any intrigue beyond it?

SMU v Houston Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images

Obviously, the Florida Gators taking on the Georgia Bulldogs in Jacksonville is the highlight of the Week 10 college football schedule. It’s one of just two ranked-on-ranked matchups, and the only one with two top-10 teams.

But it’s also maybe one of just two really compelling games on paper on this day.

There’s Florida-Georgia at 3:30, and there’s SMU-Memphis at 7:30, but it’s really hard to find anything else I feel compelled to spend part of my Saturday on. Michigan-Maryland might have been more interesting back when the Terrapins appeared to be alternating great and gross performances, but they’ve settled more for gross of late; Oregon-USC would have been more interesting five or even three years ago.

The other stuff? Miami-Florida State doesn’t even look like a good undercard in the afternoon, and it’s hard to get up for Clemson hosting Wofford or Utah traveling to Washington. LSU and Alabama being off in advance of their showdown really hurts this weekend’s schedule, I think — though, yeah, I’m aware that writing that and assuming that games won’t be exciting on the field just because they aren’t exciting on paper is silly.

Here’s hoping today’s slate surprises me and all of us.

College Football TV/Streaming Schedule — November 2, 2019

Game Time (Eastern) TV Streaming
Game Time (Eastern) TV Streaming
No. 14 Michigan at Maryland 12:00 p.m. ABC
NC State at No. 23 Wake Forest 12:00 p.m. ESPN
Houston at UCF 12:00 p.m. ESPN2
Buffalo at Eastern Michigan 12:00 p.m. ESPN
Northern Illinois at Central Michigan 12:00 p.m. CBSSN
Nebraska at Purdue 12:00 p.m. FOX
Boston College at Syracuse 12:00 p.m. ACC Network
UTSA at Texas A&M 12:00 p.m. SEC Network
Old Dominion at Florida International 12:00 p.m. ESPN+ ESPN+
Liberty at UMass 12:00 p.m. NESN
Akron at Bowling Green 2:00 p.m. ESPN+ ESPN+
Virginia Tech at No. 16 Notre Dame 2:30 p.m. NBC
Troy at Coastal Carolina 3:00 p.m. ESPN3
No. 8 Georgia at No. 6 Florida 3:30 p.m. CBS
No. 22 Kansas State at Kansas 3:30 p.m. FS1
Arkansas State at UL Monroe 3:30 p.m. ESPNU
Marshall at Rice 3:30 p.m. None Facebook
UTEP at North Texas 3:30 p.m. NFL
Army at Air Force 3:30 p.m. CBSSN
Middle Tennessee at Charlotte 3:30 p.m. ESPN3
UNLV at Colorado State 3:30 p.m. AT&T SportsNet None
Miami at Florida State 3:30 p.m. ABC
TCU at Oklahoma State 3:30 p.m. ESPN
Rutgers at Illinois 3:30 p.m. BTN
Wofford at No. 4 Clemson 4:00 p.m. ACC Network
No. 9 Utah at Washington 4:00 p.m. FOX
Mississippi State at Arkansas 4:00 p.m. SEC Network
Pittsburgh at Georgia Tech 4:00 p.m. ACCNX
Florida Atlantic at Western Kentucky 4:00 p.m. ESPN+ ESPN+
Tulsa at Tulane 4:00 p.m. ESPN2
Oregon State at Arizona 4:30 p.m. Pac-12 Networks
Texas State at Louisiana 5:00 p.m. ESPN+ ESPN+
Ole Miss at No. 11 Auburn 7:00 p.m. ESPN
No. 17 Cincinnati at East Carolina 7:00 p.m. CBSSN
UAB at Tennessee 7:00 p.m. ESPNU
Northwestern at Indiana 7:00 p.m. FS1
No. 15 SMU at No. 24 Memphis 7:30 p.m. ABC
Vanderbilt at South Carolina 7:30 p.m. SEC Network
Virginia at North Carolina 7:30 p.m. ACC Network
No. 7 Oregon at USC 8:00 p.m. FOX
Colorado at UCLA 9:00 p.m. Pac-12 Networks
BYU at Utah State 10:00 p.m. ESPN2
No. 21 Boise State at San Jose State 10:30 p.m. CBSSN
New Mexico at Nevada 10:30 p.m. ESPNU
Fresno State at Hawai'i 11:59 p.m. Spectrum Sports PPV Facebook