It’s time for ¡El Assico!
For more on ¡El Assico!, why it’s called that, and why you should spend your afternoon watching it, please direct your attention to this explainer by our friends at Banner Society.
As for the rest of the calendar, there are 19 games with a ranked team involved this week. None of them involve two ranked teams. In fact, none of the ranked teams not playing on national television are playing each other. It does lend itself to the possibility of something terrifically stupid happening, or even several terrifically stupid things happening. Nine ranked teams (including Iowa in ¡El Assico!) are playing on the road on national television. That’s a pretty healthy number of possibilities for upsets today.
On the flipside, there’s a lot of Big Ten Network and SEC Network regional coverage today. If you find yourself deeply in need of watching [consults list] Northwestern and UNLV, you might get stuck with Minnesota and Georgia Southern instead. That might actually be better for you, but be forewarned.
Worst case scenario: You can just watch ¡El Assico! instead.
Here’s your College Football Anarchy cheering guide for the day:
Syracuse vs #1 Clemson
South Carolina vs #2 Alabama
Arkansas State at #3 Georgia
Northwestern State at #4 LSU
UCLA vs #5 Oklahoma
Yes, both Clemson and Alabama are on the road for conference games this week. Is that good? Well, it’s probably not bad. I don’t know if I’d lay a wager against either of them (both are favored by more than three touchdowns) but being on the road should hopefully at least make this more interesting.
All times Central.
College Football Viewing Guide: 9/14/19
|11:00 AM||Arkansas State at #3 Georgia||ESPN2|
|#6 Ohio State at Indiana||Fox|
|Pittsburgh at #13 Penn State||ABC|
|#21 Maryland at Temple||CBS Sports Network|
|Miami (OH) at Cincinnati||ESPNU|
|Chattanooga at Tennessee||SEC Network|
|Kansas State at Mississippi State||ESPN|
|Furman at Virginia Tech||ACC Network|
|NC State at West Virginia||FS1|
|Eastern Michigan at Illinois||Big Ten Network|
|1:30 PM||New Mexico at #7 Notre Dame||NBC|
|2:30 PM||#2 Alabama at South Carolina||CBS|
|Stanford at #17 UCF||ESPN|
|#24 USC at BYU||ABC|
|East Carolina at Navy||CBS Sports Network|
|Memphis at South Alabama||ESPNU|
|Army at UT San Antonio||NFL Network|
|Georgia Southern at Minnesota||Big Ten Network**|
|UNLV at Northwestern||Big Ten Network**|
|Oklahoma State at Tulsa||ESPN2|
|3:00 PM||Arizona State at #18 Michigan State||Fox|
|#19 Iowa at Iowa State||FS1|
|Southeastern Louisiana at Ole Miss||SEC Network**|
|Colorado State at Arkansas||SEC Network**|
|Bethune-Cookman at Miami||ACC Network|
|6:00 PM||Kent State at #8 Auburn||ESPN2|
|#9 Florida at Kentucky||ESPN|
|Lamar at #16 Texas A&M||ESPNU|
|6:30 PM||#1 Clemson at Syracuse||ABC|
|Northwestern State at #4 LSU||SEC Network**|
|Florida State at #25 Virginia||ACC Network|
|TCU at Purdue||Big Ten Network|
|Southeast Missouri State at Missouri||SEC Network**|
|7:00 PM||#5 Oklahoma at UCLA||Fox|
|#12 Texas at Rice||CBS Sports Network|
|Northern Illinois at Nebraska||FS1|
|9:15 PM||Portland State at #22 Boise State||ESPN2|
|9:30 PM||Texas Tech at Arizona||ESPN|