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Your College Football Saturday Viewing Guide: September 14, 2019

¡El Assico!

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: SEP 07 Rutgers at Iowa
¡El Assico!
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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

Time (CT) Game Television
Time (CT) Game Television
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