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Your College Football Saturday Viewing Guide: September 8, 2018

We’ve got every top five team in action and a nice section of ranked squads on the road! PREPARE FOR INSANITY!

Stanford v New Mexico Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images


There are A LOT of college football games on national television today. I count 27 of them, with another eight getting the “regional coverage” designation from their television provider. That’s a lot of action to keep you busy all day, and that’s without even touching on ACC Network Extra, ESPN3, or ESPN+ on streaming options or even the vaguely available Pac-12 Network.

We’ve got 15 games with at least one ranked team involved today, which is pretty good. Only two of them feature two ranked foes. One is the probable best game of the day with #3 Georgia visiting #24 South Carolina, which also gets an honor as one of Anonymous Eagle’s official College Football Anarchy games of the day. The other ranked teams game gets a main event viewing slot tonight when #17 USC visits #10 Stanford. Sadly, it doesn’t officially qualify as #Pac12AfterDark because it’s only going to be 5:30pm in California at kick off.

We’ve got four other ranked teams out on the road today against unranked opponents, and that’s always a recipe for the possibility of something wild happening. We get nuts right out of the gate with #18 Mississippi State heading to Manhattan to face Kansas State. In the evening, we get #2 Clemson at Texas A&M and #13 Penn State at Pittsburgh. Let me tell you: Sad Pitt Bear stands at the ready for the Panthers to lose this game in a horrible fashion one way or another. The last nationally televised game to start today is #15 Michigan State at Arizona State. It’s going to be the first big time game for the Herm Edwards regime at ASU, and there is a non-zero chance that something bonkers happens as a result. REMINDER: Last week was the first time that Herm Edwards had coached in a college game since 1989, and it was a 49-7 mauling of UT-San Antonio. You or I could have coached the Sun Devils to a win there. What will happen when Herm plays a team that’s ostensibly much better than his own? LET’S FIND OUT TOGETHER.

Your official list of ANARCHY~! watch games of the day:

Arkansas State at #1 Alabama
#2 Clemson at Texas A&M
#3 Georgia at #24 South Carolina
Rutgers at #4 Ohio State
New Mexico at #5 Wisconsin

Hey, that’s all five ranking spots that we cheer against each week! Two of them are on the road against Power Five opponents! NEAT. Fingers crossed for something dumb.

Here’s the schedule for the day. There’s a couple of spots of regional coverage marked with a ** in there, so take that under advisement as needed. Enjoy!

2018 College Football Week 2 Viewing Guide

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11:00 AM New Mexico at #5 Wisconsin Big Ten Network**
#18 Mississippi State at Kansas State ESPN
Western Michigan at Michigan FS1
Eastern Michigan at Purdue Big Ten Network**
Liberty at Army CBS Sports Network
Nevada at Vanderbilt SEC Network
Arizona at Houston ESPN2
Duke at Northwestern ESPNU
Georgia Tech at South Florida ABC
12:00 PM UCLA at #6 Oklahoma Fox
2:30 PM Arkansas State at #1 Alabama ESPN2
#3 Georgia at #24 South Carolina CBS
Rutgers at #4 Ohio State Big Ten Network
Ball State at #8 Notre Dame NBC
Colorado at Nebraska ABC
Memphis at Navy CBS Sports Network
North Carolina at East Carolina ESPNU
3:00 PM Southern Illinois at Ole Miss SEC Network**
East Tennessee State at Tennessee SEC Network**
4:00 PM Iowa State at Iowa (¡El Assico!) Fox
6:00 PM #2 Clemson at Texas A&M ESPN
Southeastern Louisiana at #11 LSU ESPN2
Wyoming at Missouri ESPNU
6:30 PM Alabama State at #7 Auburn SEC Network**
Kentucky at #25 Florida SEC Network**
Western Illinois at Illinois Big Ten Network**
Virginia at Indiana Big Ten Network**
Arkansas at Colorado State CBS Sports Network
Utah at Northern Illinois ESPN News
Fresno State at Minnesota FS1
7:00 PM #13 Penn State at Pittsburgh ABC
7:30 PM #17 USC at #10 Stanford Fox
9:15 PM UConn at #20 Boise State ESPNU
California at BYU ESPN2
9:45 PM #15 Michigan State at Arizona State ESPN