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Your College Football Saturday Viewing Guide: September 15, 2018

Welcome to Roman Reigns’ yard, y’all.

BYU v Michigan Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images

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:

Ole Miss against #1 Alabama
Georgia Southern against #2 Clemson
Middle Tennessee against #3 Georgia
#15 TCU against #4 Ohio State
Iowa State against #5 Oklahoma

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

Time (CT) Game TV
Time (CT) Game TV
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