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Your College Football Saturday Viewing Guide: October 19, 2019

There’s a lot on tap to watch, but maybe not any particularly great highlights?

Mississippi State v Tennessee
Is dog.
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17 games on national television today have at least one ranked team playing. That’s pretty good. However, only two of those games involve two ranked teams, and if I’m being honest, neither one of them immediately jump out at me as “OMG THAT’LL BE GREAT.”

Item #1: #12 Oregon going up to Seattle to see #25 Washington. Sure.

Item #2: #16 Michigan heading to Happy Valley to play #7 Penn State. Yeah, why not.

Look, there’s probably a lot more on the line within the conferences that those teams play in that make those games very fascinating and give them long term ramifications. For a casual fan like me? Eh. Maybe I’ll tune it if they’re close late just for entertainment purposes.

There are 11 ranked teams on the road on national TV today. That feels kind of important. If not important at least “at least a few of those have to lose, merely by the odds of it all.” I like the Clemson/Louisville game myself, as it seems that the Cards are already playing with house money to a certain extent this season. That’s exactly the kind of team that can jump up and bite a national championship contender in the butt if they’re not paying attention, and you know that the UL fans will be out in droves to watch that one, too.

I kinda wanna see #20 Minnesota get the football version of RAC Attacked when they visit Rutgers today. I know, Rutgers is trash, blah blah blah. But it would be funny, and that’s what’s important here.

Here’s your College Football Anarchy rooting guide for today, following whatever that was in Evanston last night.

Tennessee at #1 Alabama
Mississippi State Bulldogs vs #2 LSU
Louisville vs #3 Clemson
West Virginia at #5 Oklahoma

Maybe MSU makes that interesting, and I already professed my interest in the Cards. Other than that? Mmmmmmm, not holding out a lot of hope here. Fingers crossed!

Here’s your rundown for everything on national television today!

All times Central

CFB Viewing Guide: 10/19/19

Time (CT) Game Television
Time (CT) Game Television
11:00 AM #3 Clemson at Louisville ABC
West Virginia at #5 Oklahoma Fox
#6 Wisconsin at Illinois Big Ten Network
#9 Florida at South Carolina ESPN
#11 Auburn at Arkansas SEC Network
Purdue at #23 Iowa ESPN2
Houston at Connecticut ESPNU
Kent State at Ohio CBS Sports Network
Georgia Tech at Miami ACC Network
Iowa State at Texas Tech FS1
2:30 PM #2 LSU at Mississippi State CBS
#12 Oregon at #25 Washington ABC
Temple at #19 SMU ESPN2
#20 Minnesota at Rutgers Big Ten Network**
Tulsa at #21 Cincinnati ESPNU
South Florida at Navy CBS Sports Network
Southern Miss at Louisiana Tech NFL Network
Indiana at Maryland Big Ten Network**
Duke at Virginia ACC Network
3:00 PM #18 Baylor at Oklahoma State Fox
#22 Missouri at Vanderbilt SEC Network
5:00 PM Kentucky at #10 Georgia ESPN
6:00 PM East Carolina at UCF CBS Sports Network
Tulane at Memphis ESPN2
Colorado at Washington State ESPNU
6:30 PM #16 Michigan at #7 Penn State ABC
Texas A&M at Ole Miss SEC Network
Florida State at Wake Forest ACC Network
8:00 PM Tennessee at #1 Alabama ESPN
9:15 PM #14 Boise State at BYU ESPN2
Nevada at Utah State ESPNU
10:00 PM Air Force at Hawaii CBS Sports Network