In theory, there’s a few candidates for Best Game Of The Day, but you have to be a true neutral fan in order to consider all of them. You’d think that I’d be highlighting #3 Georgia and #7 Notre Dame as the obvious best game today, but, uh, I’m not. That would involve highlighting Notre Dame, and I’d rather see the entire university wake up in a roadside ditch. The same goes for #11 Michigan visiting #13 Wisconsin, I suppose. Friends don’t let friends care about Wisconsin football.
In that case, we’re looking at #8 Auburn going on the road to visit #17 Texas A&M for an SEC collision as the most important and best game out there on national television today. In addition to that, and ignoring the two games I mentioned at the top, there are six games with a ranked team going on the road today.
Teams in the 20s going on the road is always an interesting proposition, as it’s not necessarily a unanimous thought process that makes them a top 25 team. Does Cal deserve to be #23 after squeaking wins against UC Davis, North Texas, and then-#14 Washington? Do the Huskies themselves deserve to be #22 after hammering Eastern Washington and Hawaii, but also suffering the aforementioned squeaking? Those two are on the road today against Ole Miss and BYU today respectively, and it sure sounds like they’re ripe for an upset to me.
After last week’s hilarious loss to Penn State, Pittsburgh gets to host #15 UCF today. How will Pitt screw this one up? It’s nearly impossible to say, but Sad Pitt Bear is on standby in case The Pitt Superweapon (TM Banner Society) misfires again.
If you want to stay up late for #Pac12AfterDark, I’m told that burgeoning American icon Gardner Minshew II is going to be back on campus this weekend as #19 Washington State are hosting UCLA. I’m not saying that’s upset territory, but I am saying that Pullman is going to be prepared to go nova when the Cougars run wild on their conference rivals.
Here’s your College Football Anarchy cheering guide for today:
Charlotte at #1 Clemson
Southern Miss at #2 Alabama
Vanderbilt vs #4 LSU
And that’s it. #5 Oklahoma is not in action today, and it will be a cold day in hell before I cheer for #7 Notre Dame to beat #3 Georgia.
Here’s the full national television schedule for today.
All times Central.
College Football Viewing Guide: 9/21/19
|11:00 AM||Southern Miss at #2 Alabama||ESPN2|
|#4 LSU at Vanderbilt||SEC Network|
|Tennessee at #9 Florida||ESPN|
|#11 Michigan at #13 Wisconsin||Fox|
|#23 California at Ole Miss||ESPNU|
|Western Michigan at Syracuse||ACC Network|
|Boston College at Rutgers||Big Ten Network**|
|UL Monroe at Iowa State||FS1|
|UConn at Indiana||Big Ten Network**|
|Michigan State at Northwestern||ABC|
|Morgan State at Army||CBS Sports Network|
|2:30 PM||Miami (OH) at #6 Ohio State||Big Ten Network|
|#8 Auburn at #17 Texas A&M||CBS|
|#15 UCF at Pittsburgh||ESPN2|
|#22 Washington at BYU||ABC|
|SMU at #25 TCU||FS1|
|Temple at Buffalo||ESPNU|
|Wyoming at Tulsa||CBS Sports Network|
|South Alabama at UAB||NFL Network|
|Louisville at Florida State||ESPN|
|3:00 PM||Central Michigan at Miami||ACC Network|
|Kentucky at Mississippi State||SEC Network**|
|South Carolina at Missouri||SEC Network**|
|6:00 PM||#16 Oregon at Stanford||ESPN|
|Old Dominion at #21 Virginia||ESPN2|
|Baylor at Rice||CBS Sports Network|
|Ball State at NC State||ESPNU|
|6:30 PM||Charlotte at #1 Clemson||ACC Network|
|Oklahoma State at #12 Texas||ABC|
|San Jose State at Arkansas||SEC Network|
|7:00 PM||#7 Notre Dame at #3 Georgia||CBS|
|Nebraska at Illinois||Big Ten Network|
|9:15 PM||Toledo at Colorado State||ESPN2|
|9:30 PM||UCLA at #19 Washington State||ESPN|
|Utah State at San Diego State||CBS Sports Network|