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Week 4 college football open thread: Little numbers naturally link

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Georgia hosting Notre Dame caps a day with a few big games.

Arkansas State v Georgia Photo by Carmen Mandato/Getty Images

After a week without a ranked team meeting another, Week 4 in college football delivers on the thirst for that sort of marquee matchup on a few different levels.

First, at noon, comes the first Big Ten showdown of the season, with a rising Wisconsin team taking on Michigan. The Badgers have yet to allow a point through two games, while Michigan has been taxed by Army and did not exactly stomp Middle Tennessee. We likely won’t be watching that here unless Florida dusts Tennessee, but Jim Harbaugh’s seat could get hot in a hurry if Wisconsin wins big today.

In the 3:30 p.m. window, we have one of the season’s first SEC West clashes, as Auburn travels to Texas A&M. The Aggies have to be a little tired of seeing Tigers, what with their annual meetings with Auburn and LSU being supplemented these last two years by games against Clemson, but they might need more than cinnamon — this is a joke from a movie that is 15 years old — to tame the bunch from the Plains.

And, finally, in primetime, Georgia hosts Notre Dame in a game that is set to decide whether Georgia Is Finally Back. One hopes the answer is no, thanks to a loss, because that would be a fun thing to bring up to Georgia fans who insist that little things like making the College Football Playoff and then the National Championship Game constitute being “back.”

Not so fast, my friends. Can you defend home turf against Brian Kelly and a program that has habitually lost almost every big game it has played in recent years? If so, maybe we can grant you some benefit of the doubt in regards to backness.

College Football TV/Streaming Schedule — September 21, 2019

Game Time (Eastern) TV Streaming
Game Time (Eastern) TV Streaming
Southern Mississippi at No. 2 Alabama 12:00 PM ESPN2 WatchESPN.com
No. 4 LSU at Vanderbilt 12:00 PM SEC Network WatchESPN.com
Tennessee at No. 9 Florida 12:00 PM ESPN WatchESPN.com
No. 11 Michigan at No. 13 Wisconsin 12:00 PM FOX FoxSportsGo.com
No. 23 California at Ole Miss 12:00 PM ESPNU WatchESPN.com
Western Michigan at Syracuse 12:00 PM ACC Network WatchESPN.com
Elon at Wake Forest 12:00 PM ACCNX WatchESPN.com
Boston College at Rutgers 12:00 PM BTN FoxSportsGo.com
UL Monroe at Iowa State 12:00 PM FS1 FoxSportsGo.com
UConn at Indiana 12:00 PM BTN FoxSportsGo.com
Michigan State at Northwestern 12:00 PM ABC WatchESPN.com
Morgan State at Army 12:00 PM CBSSN CBSSports.com
Coastal Carolina at UMass 1:00 PM NESN NESNGo.com
Louisiana at Ohio 2:00 PM ESPN+ ESPN+
Troy at Akron 3:00 PM ESPN+ ESPN+
Central Connecticut at Eastern Michigan 3:00 PM ESPN3 WatchESPN.com
Miami (OH) at No. 6 Ohio State 3:30 PM BTN FoxSportsGo.com
No. 8 Auburn at No. 17 Texas A&M 3:30 PM CBS CBSSports.com
No. 15 UCF at Pittsburgh 3:30 PM ABC/ESPN2 WatchESPN.com
No. 22 Washington at BYU 3:30 PM ABC/ESPN2 WatchESPN.com
SMU at No. 25 TCU 3:30 PM FS1 FoxSportsGo.com
Temple at Buffalo 3:30 PM ESPNU WatchESPN.com
Bowling Green at Kent State 3:30 PM ESPN3 WatchESPN.com
Wyoming at Tulsa 3:30 PM CBSSN CBSSports.com
South Alabama at UAB 3:30 PM NFL None
Louisville at Florida State 3:30 PM ESPN WatchESPN.com
Appalachian State at North Carolina 3:30 PM ACCNX WatchESPN.com
Central Michigan at Miami 4:00 PM ACC Network WatchESPN.com
Kentucky at Mississippi State 4:00 PM SEC Network WatchESPN.com
South Carolina at Missouri 4:00 PM SEC Network WatchESPN.com
West Virginia at Kansas 4:30 PM ESPN+ ESPN+
New Mexico State at New Mexico 4:30 PM AT&T Sportsnet None
Hampton at Liberty 6:00 PM ESPN+ ESPN+
William & Mary at East Carolina 6:00 PM ESPN3 WatchESPN.com
Wagner at Florida Atlantic 6:00 PM ESPN+ ESPN+
No. 16 Oregon at Stanford 7:00 PM ESPN WatchESPN.com
Old Dominion at No. 21 Virginia 7:00 PM ESPN2 WatchESPN.com
Southern Illinois at Arkansas State 7:00 PM ESPN3 WatchESPN.com
Georgia State at Texas State 7:00 PM ESPN+ ESPN+
Baylor at Rice 7:00 PM CBSSN CBSSports.com
Ball State at NC State 7:00 PM ESPNU WatchESPN.com
Charlotte at No. 1 Clemson 7:30 PM ACC Network WatchESPN.com
Oklahoma State at No. 12 Texas 7:30 PM ABC WatchESPN.com
San Jose State at Arkansas 7:30 PM SEC Network WatchESPN.com
UTSA at North Texas 7:30 PM None Facebook
No. 7 Notre Dame at No. 3 Georgia 8:00 PM CBS CBSSports.com
Nevada at UTEP 8:00 PM ESPN3 WatchESPN.com
Nebraska at Illinois 8:00 PM BTN FoxSportsGo.com
Colorado at No. 24 Arizona State 10:00 PM Pac-12 Networks Pac-12.com
Sacramento State at Fresno State 10:00 PM None Facebook
Toledo at Colorado State 10:15 PM ESPN2 WatchESPN.com
UCLA at No. 19 Washington State 10:30 PM ESPN WatchESPN.com
Utah State at San Diego State 10:30 PM CBSSN CBSSports.com
Central Arkansas at Hawai'i 11:59 PM Spectrum Sports Facebook