WOULD YOU BELIEVE that WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns is the celebrity guest picker on College Gameday this morning? It’s true!
Apparently WWE wanted to garner more attention for the Hell In A Cell show that’s on Sunday night in San Antonio, so Reigns will be in Fort Worth on TCU‘s campus before the Horned Frogs take on Ohio State over in Arlington at JerryWorld. There is a college football connection here, as Reigns did play for Georgia Tech back in the day.
The real bummer of the whole deal is this is probably going to be a fairly sedate affair with Reigns just making some picks (please please please make him pick a winner in Kansas/Rutgers) and probably talking a little about his time playing college football. We’re probably not going to get Braun Strowman showing up in the Brutus Buckeye costume and laying waste to the College Gameday set, and boy oh boy, I am already disappointed in this.
We’ve got 16 games with a ranked team on national television today. There’s a few with two ranked teams squaring off. First, #12 LSU visits #7 Auburn in an SEC clash. At the same time, out in Stillwater, you’ve got #17 Boise State visiting #24 Oklahoma State, and that could just be totally bananas. Both teams are averaging over 55 points per game and both are allowing fewer than 16 points per game. Something is going to have to break here, and the College Football Anarchist in me absolutely wants it to be the Cowboys. Finally, there’s the aforementioned #4 Ohio State/#15 TCU game in Arlington. I’m kind of interested in seeing what the crowd looks like for that one, given the sheer enormity of the stadium that they’re playing in.
Speaking of College Football Anarchy, here’s your official Anarchy Rooting Interests for the day:
The wild part of this is that three of those games — Clemson, Georgia, and Oklahoma — are all going off at 11am right at the top of the day, thanks to some creative rescheduling due to the approach of Hurricane Florence. I’m putting this together on Thursday night, and I apologize if I miss anything getting changed between now and then.
Here’s the rundown for the day! Enjoy!
2018 College Football Saturday Week 3 Viewing Guide
|11:00 AM||Georgia Southern at #2 Clemson||ESPNU|
|Middle Tennessee at #3 Georgia||ESPN News|
|#5 Oklahoma at Iowa State||ABC|
|Kent State at #11 Penn State||FS1|
|#21 Miami at Toledo||ESPN2|
|Hawaii at Army||CBS Sports Network|
|Troy at Nebraska||Big Ten Network|
|Florida State at Syracuse||ESPN|
|Ball State at Indiana||Big Ten Network**|
|Temple at Maryland||Big Ten Network**|
|Murray State at Kentucky||SEC Network|
|UTEP at Tennessee||SEC Network**|
|1:30 PM||Vanderbilt at #8 Notre Dame||NBC|
|2:30 PM||BYU at #6 Wisconsin||ABC|
|#12 LSU at #7 Auburn||CBS|
|#17 Boise State at #24 Oklahoma State||ESPN|
|SMU at #19 Michigan||Big Ten Network|
|South Florida at Illinois||Big Ten Network**|
|Duke at Baylor||FS1|
|Lehigh at Navy||CBS Sports Network|
|Miami (OH) at Minnesota||Big Ten Network**|
|3:00 PM||Colorado State at Florida||SEC Network|
|North Texas at Arkansas||SEC Network**|
|3:15 PM||Houston at Texas Tech||Fox|
|3:30 PM||Ohio at Virginia||ESPN2|
|6:00 PM||#1 Alabama at Ole Miss||ESPN|
|Arkansas State at Tulsa||CBS Sports Network|
|Oregon State at Nevada||ESPNU|
|6:30 PM||Louisiana-Lafayette at #16 Mississippi State||ESPN2|
|UL-Monroe at Texas A&M||SEC Network|
|Missouri at Purdue||Big Ten Network|
|Northern Iowa at Iowa||Big Ten Network**|
|Akron at Northwestern||Big Ten Network**|
|7:00 PM||#4 Ohio State vs #15 TCU||ABC|
|#22 USC at Texas||Fox|
|9:00 PM||#10 Washington at Utah||ESPN|
|9:30 PM||#23 Arizona State at San Diego State||CBS Sports Network|
|Fresno State at UCLA||FS1|