Week 5 College Football Television Schedule

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As you know by now, I like to break the Saturday games into three categories: (Early Games) Noon to 3 PM, (Mid-Day Games) 3 PM to 6 PM, and (Late) 6 PM through whenever Hawaii plays football. I'll continue that trend along with providing my award-winning advice on games to watch during each time slot. Feel free to comment as necessary and let everyone know who you're watching, why you are watching, and your picks for the day. Thus, without delay, here is the Saturday schedule:

Early

12 p.m. ET 11 Oklahoma State at West Virginia ESPN
12 p.m. ET 12 South Carolina at UCF ABC
12 p.m. ET 15 Miami at USF ESPNU
12 p.m. ET Miami (Ohio) at Illinois Big Ten Network
12 p.m. ET SMU at TCU FOX Sports 1
12 p.m. ET NIU at Purdue ESPN2
12:21 p.m. ET South Alabama at Tennessee SEC Net, MSG, ESPN3.com
12:30 p.m. ET East Carolina at North Carolina ACC Network, ESPN3.com
12:30 p.m. ET Virginia at Pittsburgh ROOT-P, CSN-DC, NESN, FSN
1 p.m. ET Bryant at Wagner ESPN3.com
2 p.m. ET Navy at Western Kentucky ESPN News
2 p.m. ET Charlotte at Presbyterian ESPN3.com
2 p.m. ET Hampton at SC State ESPN3.com
2 p.m. ET Illinois State at Missouri State Mediacom
2:30 p.m. ET Akron at Bowling Green ESPN3.com
2:30 p.m. ET Eastern Kentucky at Eastern Illinois ESPN3.com

The early games pretty much by default feature the Gamecocks heading down to Orlando to play UCF at noon on ABC. UCF is no pushover though I still have not figured out why South Carolina agreed to go down to the Citrus Bowl to play this game. It must be some sort of two-for-one deal they worked out with UCF, though I don't know that to be definitive fact. In other action ECU rolls to UNC on the ACC Network. Somehow a non-conference game made it to the ACC Network over UVa at Pitt...I guess Swoffy really wants to watch his Tarheels.

Mid-Day

3 p.m. ET Colorado at Oregon State Pac-12 Network
3 p.m. ET Toledo at Ball State ESPN3.com
3 p.m. ET Troy at Duke ESPN3.com
3 p.m. ET Eastern Washington at Sam Houston State CSN
3 p.m. ET North Dakota State at South Dakota State Midco SN, NBC North Dakota
3:30 p.m. ET 14 Oklahoma at 22 Notre Dame NBC
3:30 p.m. ET 6 LSU at 9 Georgia CBS
3:30 p.m. ET 8 Florida State at Boston College ABC/ESPN2
3:30 p.m. ET Wake Forest at 3 Clemson ESPNU
3:30 p.m. ET UConn at Buffalo ESPN3.com
3:30 p.m. ET UTEP at Colorado State CBSSN
3:30 p.m. ET Iowa at Minnesota ABC/ESPN2
3:30 p.m. ET Central Michigan at NC State ESPN3.com
4 p.m. ET Army vs. Louisiana Tech FOX Sports 1
4 p.m. ET Houston at UTSA FSN, MSG+, ROOT-RM
4 p.m. ET Maine at Richmond CSN
5 p.m. ET Temple at Idaho Altitude

No question, the premier game of the day is LSU at Georgia. The Tigers looked really good last week running the ball down Auburn's throat and I suspect they will try more of the same up in Athens this weekend. I am still not sold on UGa and was impressed with LSU last week. This gives Aaron Murray a chance to silence all the haters but LSU is extremely talented. Vegas has Georgia as a 3 point favorite...I think it goes the other way by 3--though there is always the Les Miles factor that could nullify any logical discussion about this game. Notre Dame gets OU at their place. I hope Oklahoma can go up to South Bend and beat the crap out to the Irish. Obviously, out Tigers host Wake at 3:30.

Late

6:30 p.m. ET 21 Ole Miss at 1 Alabama ESPN
7 p.m. ET 10 Texas A&M at Arkansas ESPN2
7 p.m. ET 20 Florida at Kentucky ESPNU
7 p.m. ET Arizona at 16 Washington FOX
7 p.m. ET Kent State at Western Michigan ESPN3.com
7 p.m. ET Tulane at ULM ESPN3.com
7 p.m. ET Wyoming at Texas State Longhorn Network
7 p.m. ET FAU at Rice FCS
7 p.m. ET James Madison at Delaware CSN
7 p.m. ET Kentucky Wesleyan at Liberty ESPN3.com
7 p.m. ET Youngstown State at Southern Illinois ESPN3.com
7 p.m. ET Jackson State at Southern Cox Sports
7:30 p.m. ET Arkansas State at Missouri CSS, ESPN3.com, CSN-NW
7:30 p.m. ET UAB at Vanderbilt FSN, ESPN3.com
7:30 p.m. ET Brown at Harvard NBCSN
8 p.m. ET 23 Wisconsin at 4 Ohio State ABC
8 p.m. ET San Diego State at New Mexico State ALT, ESPN3, FS-SD, AZ+
8:05 p.m. ET Air Force at Nevada CBSSN
8:08 p.m. ET UNLV at New Mexico ROOT Sports
9 p.m. ET Montana at Northern Arizona ROOT
10 p.m. ET 5 Stanford vs. Washington State ESPN
10:15 p.m. ET Southern Miss at Boise State ESPNU
10:30 p.m. ET California at 2 Oregon Pac-12 Network
10:30 p.m. ET USC at Arizona State ESPN2
11:59 p.m. ET 25 Fresno State at Hawaii Oceanic PPV

The Bama game is the one I am looking forward to in this batch. Bama is the #1 team in America but will get a rising Ole Miss squad in Tuscaloosa. This is one of the games that many people point to as a trap game for the Tide. Otherwise, Ohio state hosts Wisconsin, Brown heads to Harvard, and Fresneck rolls to the Island State. As you can tell, there is little I am particularly interested after the Bama game.

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