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
|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|