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:
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
|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|