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Your College Football Saturday Viewing Guide: October 5, 2019

Little bit of a small number of games, but still some good matchups in there.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: AUG 31 Georgia State at Tennessee
Go Vols, and so forth.
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It’s actually a quiet week for nationally televised college football games for whatever reason.

Usually when I type up the Google Sheet that feeds the table below, it runs out into the 30s in terms of lines used. This week? Last line is #29, which means only 28 games.

Part of this is the fact that the #1 and #2 teams in the country aren’t playing. That’s just two less games to put onto a national broadcast, so you end up with SEC Network and ACC Network getting used less than you might normally see.

Still, it’s a pretty robust week of games. 15 of the 28 games feature at least one ranked team. Nine of them have a ranked team on the road, and that’s always a good sign that you might get something (or somethings) silly happening.

The big game of the day is #7 Auburn visiting #10 Florida. I don’t know if you can take either of these teams seriously for SEC title contenders at this point of the season (there’s three more SEC teams in the top five right now), but that’s actually what helps make this a big deal. Losses are coming for these teams, and thus this will be a big win for them at the end of the season no matter what else happens.

Elsewhere in ranked battle games, you’ve got #14 Iowa visiting #19 Michigan (if this was flipped around on locations, I’d say bet the house on Iowa), and #25 Michigan State going to #4 Ohio State. I don’t really hold any hope of the Spartans pulling out the upset here, but I’m definitely going to be cheering for it.

With that in mind, here’s your College Football Anarchy cheering guide for the day:

Tennessee vs #3 Georgia
#25 Michigan State at #4 Ohio State
Utah State at #5 LSU

Yeah, not a lot of hope for wins here. Same goes for #6 Oklahoma (at Kansas), and while Florida absolutely could beat #7 Auburn, it’s not as fun for anarchy reasons when it’s the #10 team doing the winning.

Here’s your national television schedule for the day.

All times Central

College Football Saturday Viewing Guide: 10/5/19

Time (CT) Game Television
Time (CT) Game Television
11:00 AM Utah State at #5 LSU SEC Network
#6 Oklahoma at Kansas ABC
Kent State at #8 Wisconsin ESPNU
Purdue at #12 Penn State ESPN
#14 Iowa at #19 Michigan Fox
#21 Oklahoma State at Texas Tech FS1
TCU at Iowa State ESPN2
Maryland at Rutgers Big Ten Network
Tulane at Army CBS Sports Network
2:30 PM #7 Auburn at #10 Florida CBS
Bowling Green at #9 Notre Dame NBC
#11 Texas at West Virginia ABC
Baylor at Kansas State ESPN2
Illinois at Minnesota Big Ten Network
Air Force at Navy CBS Sports Network
Virginia Tech at Miami ESPN
2:45 PM Memphis at UL Monroe ESPNU
3:00 PM North Carolina at Georgia Tech ACC Network
Troy at Missouri SEC Network
6:00 PM #3 Georgia at Tennessee ESPN
6:30 PM #25 Michigan State at #4 Ohio State ABC
Tulsa at #24 SMU ESPNU
Vanderbilt at Ole Miss SEC Network
7:00 PM California at #13 Oregon Fox
Pitt at Duke ACC Network
9:00 PM San Diego State at Colorado State ESPN2
9:30 PM #15 Washington at Stanford ESPN
#16 Boise State at UNLV CBS Sports Network