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Your College Football Saturday Viewing Guide: September 22, 2018

There’s 11 games on national TV with a ranked team on the road. Seems like it could be wild.

Wyoming v Iowa Photo by Matthew Holst/Getty Images

Yet another Saturday full of college football is upon us. We’ve got 34 games on a national broadcast of some kind today, including 19 of ‘em with at least one ranked team.

The headline game of the day is presumably #7 Stanford at #20 Oregon, as it’s one of the two games with ranked foes facing off on national TV, and it’s the one that doesn’t include #1 Alabama just running roughshod all over someone yet again.

In the land of “nonsense happens when ranked teams go on the road,” we’ve got 11 games like that with a national broadcast today. Three of them are right off the top of the day, followed by another four in the afternoon window, and then another four in the evening window. None of the games particularly jump off the page as “OMG CAN YOU BELIEVE WHAT’S GONNA HAPPEN HERE,” but weird things tend to happen when ranked teams play road games, so fingers crossed for crazy times.

Your College Football Anarchy Cheering Guide goes like this today:

#22 Texas A&M over #1 Alabama
Missouri over #2 Georgia
Georgia Tech over #3 Clemson
Tulane over #4 Ohio State
Army over #5 Oklahoma

Of the five, only the Oklahoma/Army game is not on national television. In fact, it’s only available on pay-per-view. Quick, think of a number that you’d be willing to pay to watch a Marquette basketball game that was on PPV. Okay, now think of a number that you’d be willing to pay to watch Marquette play the #274 team in KenPom, which is roughly equivalent to what Army is according to Bill Connelly’s S&P+ rankings. Got that number in mind?

Okay! Was either of your numbers $54.99? BECAUSE THAT’S WHAT YOU HAVE TO PAY TO WATCH OKLAHOMA/ARMY! I’m not kidding! Lookit this explanation from OU’s own website! I mean, yeah, you get to watch Oklahoma/Army from 1961 as well, but I don’t know if that’s really that much of an enticement to drop $55 on a game that should be a blowout.

Go Knights, though.

Here’s the schedule for everything on national television today! Enjoy!

College Football Saturday Viewing Guide: 9/22/18

Time (CT) Game Television
Time (CT) Game Television
11:00 AM #2 Georgia at Missouri ESPN
#8 Notre Dame at Wake Forest ABC
Nebraska at #19 Michigan FS1
#23 Boston College at Purdue ESPN2
Kent State at Ole Miss SEC Network
Buffalo at Rutgers Big Ten Network**
Minnesota at Maryland Big Ten Network**
Ohio at Cincinnati ESPNU
Nevada at Toledo CBS Sports Network
Navy at SMU ESPN News
2:30 PM #22 Texas A&M at #1 Alabama CBS
#3 Clemson at Georgia Tech ABC
Tulane at #4 Ohio State Big Ten Network
Kansas State at #12 West Virginia ESPN
#13 Virginia Tech at Old Dominion CBS Sports Network
FIU at #21 Miami (FL) ESPN2
Northern Illinois at Florida State ESPNU
Kansas at Baylor FS1
3:00 PM South Carolina at Vanderbilt SEC Network
Connecticut at Syracuse ESPN News
3:30 PM #17 TCU at Texas Fox
6:00 PM Louisiana Tech at #6 LSU ESPNU
#14 Mississippi State at Kentucky ESPN2
Texas Tech at #15 Oklahoma State FS1
NC State at Marshall CBS Sports Network
Florida at Tennessee ESPN
6:30 PM Arkansas at #9 Auburn SEC Network
#24 Michigan State at Indiana Big Ten Network
7:00 PM #7 Stanford at #20 Oregon ABC
East Carolina at USF ESPN News
7:30 PM #18 Wisconsin at Iowa Fox
9:30 PM Arizona State at #10 Washington ESPN
Air Force at Utah State ESPN2
Eastern Michigan at San Diego State CBS Sports Network