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Your College Football Saturday Viewing Guide: September 21, 2019

The top five teams aren’t doing anything interesting, but the undercard of the day looks pretty great.

NCAA Basketball: Conference USA Tournament-Charlotte vs Middle Tennessee Marvin Gentry-USA TODAY Sports

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

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