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Your College Football Saturday Viewing Guide: September 9, 2017

Business, as they say, is about to pick up.

NCAA Basketball: Louisiana State at Georgia
Any ranked team playing Notre Dame is my new favorite team.
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After a couple of weeks of kind of lackluster starts to the season, things are starting to fire on all cylinders. 21 of the Associated Press’ top 25 teams are in action on this fine Saturday, which is actually all of the teams possible. The other four teams had their games cancelled as a result of Hurricane Irma. God bless Florida Atlantic for hustling up to Madison to play Wisconsin even though they might not be able to get back to the Miami area until some time on Monday. Lane Kiffin is a crazy person, I guess.

On top of the stack of ranked teams, there’s four games — all on national television — between two ranked teams. Now, they’re all after 6pm Central on the clock, but there’s enough entertaining games on the rest of the schedule to keep us busy until then, including ¡El Assico! right off the top.

Speaking of keeping busy, it appears that Big Ten Network and SEC Network are doing regional coverage in the first two broadcast windows of the day. Those games are marked with a double asterisk in the table below, so if you’re not getting the game you want to see, be sure to spin over to WatchESPN to solve your problem.

College Football Saturday Viewing Guide: 9/9/17

Time (CT) Game Television
Time (CT) Game Television
11:00 AM Cincinnati at #8 Michigan ABC
11:00 AM Florida Atlantic at #9 Wisconsin Big Ten Network**
11:00 AM #17 Louisville at North Carolina ESPN
11:00 AM Northwestern at Duke ESPNU
11:00 AM East Carolina at West Virginia FS2
11:00 AM Buffalo at Army CBS Sports Network
11:00 AM Towson at Maryland Big Ten Network**
11:00 AM Eastern Kentucky at Kentucky SEC Network**
11:00 AM UT Martin at Mississippi SEC Network**
11:00 AM Iowa at Iowa State ESPN2
2:30 PM Fresno State at #1 Alabama ESPN2
2:30 PM Pitt at #4 Penn State ABC
2:30 PM #23 TCU at Arkansas CBS
2:30 PM Indiana at Virginia ESPNU
2:30 PM Tulane at Navy CBS Sports Network
2:30 PM Western Michigan at Michigan State Big Ten Network**
2:30 PM Eastern Michigan at Rutgers Big Ten Network**
3:00 PM Indiana State at #25 Tennessee SEC Network**
3:00 PM Alabama A&M at Vanderbilt SEC Network**
3:30 PM Nebraska at Oregon Fox
6:00 PM #13 Auburn at #3 Clemson ESPN
6:00 PM South Carolina at Missouri ESPN2
6:00 PM Nicholls at Texas A&M ESPNU
6:30 PM #5 Oklahoma at #2 Ohio State ABC
6:30 PM Chattanooga at #12 LSU SEC Network
6:30 PM #15 Georgia at #24 Notre Dame NBC
6:30 PM Mississippi State at Louisiana Tech CBS Sports Network
7:00 PM Western Kentucky at Illinois Big Ten Network
7:30 PM #14 Stanford at #6 USC Fox
9:00 PM Minnesota at Oregon State FS1
9:15 PM Utah at BYU ESPN2
9:30 PM Boise State at #20 Washington State ESPN
9:30 PM Houston at Arizona ESPNU