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Your College Football Saturday Viewing Guide: September 29, 2018

When Notre Dame is involved in the probable most important game of the day, it’s probably a subpar schedule.

Louisisana-Lafayette v NC State
This is the Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns mascot.
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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:

Louisiana-Lafayette at #1 Alabama
Tennessee at #2 Georgia
Syracuse at #3 Clemson
#9 Penn State vs #4 Ohio State
Ole Miss at #5 LSU

Here’s the national television schedule for the day! Enjoy!

College Football Saturday Viewing Guide 9/29/18

Time (CT) Game Television
Time (CT) Game Television
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