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Your College Football Saturday Viewing Guide: September 30, 2017

Y’know, there’s a lot of American Athletic Conference football on TV today. I don’t care for it.

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By the time the 2:30 pm Central time window gets started today, there will be four American Athletic Conference games on national television. That is a lot of second rate football to kick off your day, and then there’s the 6pm Memphis-UCF game, too. All due respect to #18 South Florida, but they are the only thing in that league worth watching, and the mere fact that they’re playing East Carolina really takes the shine off of that apple. I feel like this is a weird byproduct of the ACC Network’s creation, which has essentially booted most of that league’s games to a digital only broadcast.... at least for the time being.

The two big games of the day are #24 Mississippi State at #13 Auburn, which gets an ESPN broadcast, and #2 Clemson at #12 Virginia Tech, which lands on ABC an hour later at 7pm. There’s also four more games that feature a ranked team on the road, including that aforementioned USF game. The most important of those four is probably the #7 Georgia vs Tennessee game, and that one has an afternoon kickoff. Don’t overlook the #15 Oklahoma State/Texas Tech game as a fun watch, by the way. The lowest scoring output between those two teams this season is 27 points and both of those squads allow a ton of points, too.

Here’s your schedule for the day, and don’t forget about Marquette men’s soccer against Georgetown at noon as well as volleyball hosting DePaul at 6pm.

College Football Saturday Viewing Guide: September 30, 2017

Time (CT) Game Network
Time (CT) Game Network
11:00 AM Northwestern at #10 Wisconsin ABC
11:00 AM #18 South Florida at East Carolina CBS Sports Network
11:00 AM Vanderbilt at #21 Florida ESPN
11:00 AM Houston at Temple ESPNU
11:00 AM New Mexico State at Arkansas SEC Network
11:00 AM Maryland at Minnesota FS1
11:00 AM North Carolina at Georgia Tech ESPN2
2:30 PM Indiana at #4 Penn State Big Ten Network
2:30 PM #7 Georgia at Tennessee CBS
2:30 PM Florida State at Wake Forest ABC
2:30 PM Baylor at Kansas State ESPN2
2:30 PM UTEP at Army CBS Sports Network
2:30 PM Navy at Tulsa ESPNU
3:00 PM Connecticut at SMU ESPN News
3:00 PM Eastern Michigan at Kentucky SEC Network
3:00 PM Iowa at Michigan State Fox
4:00 PM Miami (OH) at #22 Notre Dame NBC Sports Network
5:00 PM #24 Mississippi State at #13 Auburn ESPN
6:00 PM Troy at #25 LSU ESPNU
6:00 PM Air Force at New Mexico CBS Sports Network
6:00 PM Memphis at UCF ESPN2
6:30 PM #11 Ohio State at Rutgers Big Ten Network
6:30 PM South Carolina at Texas A&M SEC Network
7:00 PM #2 Clemson at #12 Virginia Tech ABC
7:00 PM #15 Oklahoma State at Texas Tech Fox
8:00 PM Ole Miss at #1 Alabama ESPN
9:30 PM Northern Illinois at #19 San Diego State CBS Sports Network
9:30 PM San Jose State at UNLV ESPNU
9:30 PM Colorado at UCLA ESPN2
9:30 PM California at Oregon FS1