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Your College Football Saturday Viewing Guide: November 17, 2018

I don’t care when the SEC plays buy games, but boy howdy, is it a bummer.

NCAA Football: Boston College at Purdue Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

So, yeah. Thanks to the SEC scheduling up some of the guarantee games on the schedule this week.... things are... shall we say... a little slow in the ol’ entertainment department around here.

Usually I hold onto the College Football Anarchy cheering guide until the end, but it makes sense to pull it up here to make my point.

The Citadel at #1 Alabama
Duke at #2 Clemson
#12 Syracuse vs #3 Notre Dame
Indiana at #4 Michigan
UMass at #5 Georgia

See what I mean? Kinda takes a bit out of the fun to know that there’s a 99.99999999% chance of ‘Bama and Georgia winning.

Things go from “ugh, what a waste of time” to “you’ve got to be kidding me” as the best game of the day in terms of two ranked teams facing each other involves Notre Dame wearing THESE MONSTROSITIES while playing Syracuse at Yankee Stadium. No thanks.

With that game being rendered completely unwatchable, the new best game of the day is Cincinnati visiting UCF. Yes, both teams are ranked. Yes, I know that sounds totally whackadoodle, much less that it’s the best game of the day. Not only is it the best game of the day, ESPN’s College Gameday is actually going to be in Orlando. That’s how big of a deal it is.

what a time to be alive

Thank goodness I’m going to spend four hours of my day getting ready for, traveling to, watching, and traveling home from Marquette’s game against Presbyterian.

Here’s your national television schedule for the day. Keep an eye on those Big Ten Network and SEC Network regional coverage spots, y’all.

oh, and Go Cougs.

CFB Viewing Guide: 11/17/18

Time (CT) Game Television
Time (CT) Game Television
11:00 AM The Citadel at #1 Alabama SEC Network**
#10 Ohio State at Maryland ABC
Idaho at #13 Florida ESPNU
#14 Penn State at Rutgers Big Ten Network**
Middle Tennessee at #17 Kentucky SEC Network**
Arkansas at #21 Mississippi State ESPN
#22 Northwestern at Minnesota Big Ten Network**
South Florida at Temple ESPN News
Colgate at Army CBS Sports Network
Michigan State at Nebraska Fox
TCU at Baylor FS1
1:30 PM #3 Notre Dame vs #12 Syracuse (Yankee Stadium) NBC
2:30 PM #9 West Virginia at Oklahoma State ABC
#20 Boston College at Florida State ESPN2
Tulsa at Navy CBS Sports Network
Wisconsin at Purdue Big Ten Network**
Miami at Virginia Tech ESPN
Texas Tech at Kansas State ESPNU
Iowa at Illinois Big Ten Network**
Missouri at Tennessee CBS
3:00 PM Indiana at #4 Michigan FS1
UMass at #5 Georgia SEC Network**
Liberty at Auburn SEC Network**
Air Force at Wyoming ESPN News
6:00 PM Duke at #2 Clemson ESPN
Connecticut at East Carolina CBS Sports Network
UAB at Texas A&M ESPN2
6:30 PM Kansas at #6 Oklahoma Fox
Rice at #7 LSU ESPNU
Ole Miss at Vanderbilt SEC Network**
Chattanooga at South Carolina SEC Network**
7:00 PM #24 Cincinnati at #11 UCF ABC
9:15 PM New Mexico State at BYU ESPN2
9:30 PM Arizona at #8 Washington State ESPN
San Diego State at Fresno State CBS Sports Network