We’ve got 18 games with at least one ranked team on national television today, so that seems pretty good. Five of those games have two ranked teams matched up against each other, and that seems pretty good, too.
The only bummer of having five of those games on tap today is that three of them will all be going on at the same time when BYU and Washington kick off at 7:30pm tonight. The other two in that window are the candidates for the most important game of the day, at least heading into the start of action. With 6:30pm Central kickoff times, we’ve got #4 vs #9 in Ohio State at Penn State and #7 vs #8 with Stanford at Notre Dame.
The other two ranked team games are on opposite ends of the schedule. #12 West Virginia at #25 Texas Tech gives us the day’s first major matchup in the 11am window, while #19 Oregon‘s trip to #24 California gets the FS1 treatment on a 9:30pm CT start time.
Outside of those contests, there’s only two other ranked teams on the road in a nationally televised game today: #18 Texas and #14 Michigan. I would estimate that they’re still favored against Kansas State and Northwestern respectively, but hey: weirder things have happened.
Here’s your official College Football Anarchy cheering guide for the day:
Here’s the national television schedule for the day! Enjoy!
College Football Saturday Viewing Guide 9/29/18
|11:00 AM||Louisiana-Lafayette at #1 Alabama||SEC Network|
|Syracuse at #3 Clemson||ABC|
|#12 West Virginia at #25 Texas Tech||ESPN2|
|Central Michigan at #21 Michigan State||FS1|
|Arkansas at Texas A&M||ESPN|
|Indiana at Rutgers||Big Ten Network|
|Army at Buffalo||CBS Sports Network|
|Temple at Boston College||ESPNU|
|2:30 PM||Tennessee at #2 Georgia||CBS|
|Baylor at #6 Oklahoma||ABC|
|Pittsburgh at #13 UCF||ESPNU|
|#18 Texas at Kansas State||FS1|
|Cincinnati at UConn||CBS Sports Network|
|Purdue at Nebraska||Big Ten Network|
|Florida State at Louisville||ESPN2|
|3:00 PM||Southern Mississippi at #10 Auburn||SEC Network|
|Tennessee State at Vanderbilt||SEC Network**|
|Nevada at Air Force||ESPN News|
|3:30 PM||#14 Michigan at Northwestern||Fox|
|5:00 PM||Florida at #23 Mississippi State||ESPN|
|6:00 PM||Virginia Tech at #22 Duke||ESPN2|
|Boise State at Wyoming||CBS Sports Network|
|Iowa State at TCU||ESPNU|
|6:30 PM||#4 Ohio State at #9 Penn State||ABC|
|#7 Stanford at #8 Notre Dame||NBC|
|South Carolina at #17 Kentucky||SEC Network|
|7:30 PM||#20 BYU at #11 Washington||Fox|
|8:00 PM||Ole Miss at #5 LSU||ESPN|
|9:30 PM||#19 Oregon at #24 California||FS1|
|USC at Arizona||ESPN2|
|Toledo at Fresno State||ESPNU|