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Wake Up! College Football Early Games Open Thread

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There’s plenty out there to calm your nerves as you wait for the big one tonight

Alabama vs Ole Miss Photo by Kent Gidley/Collegiate Images/Getty Images

Another week, another chance for more college football chaos. This one is a bit more limited, as #2 and #3 play each other, so it won’t really be a season-ending upset for whichever team should lose.

Here’s your RBR staff picks for the SEC matchups this week:

We have Auburn and South Carolina scheduled for first thing this morning in what should be a gloriously ugly game. Georgia Tech will look to make life difficult for Clemson for a quarter or two, and Tennesse vs Kentucky just might turn out to be a really fun matchup.

I personally look for Ole Miss to fall flat after spending every ounce of their energy on Alabama, and Arkansas notches yet another win. That could be an entertaining midday diversion. Texas A&M and Miss State is the only other noteworthy afternoon game to watch for, as Mike Leach and the Bulldogs will hope to get their offense back on track while A&M hopes to build on their upset over Florida.

The lack of the Florida-LSU matchup is a hole that’s definitely felt in the scheduling today.

Saturday, Oct 17

Game Time (CT) Channel
Game Time (CT) Channel
Auburn at South Carolina 11:00 AM ESPN / ESPN Video
Clemson at Georgia Tech 11:00 AM ABC (cable) / espn3 Video
Kansas at West Virginia 11:00 AM FOX (cable) / FSGo Video
Kentucky at Tennessee 11:00 AM SEC Network / ESPN Video
Liberty at Syracuse 11:00 AM ECE / FSN / ACC RSN / espn3 Video (blackouts) / FSGo
Navy at East Carolina 11:00 AM ESPN2 / $espn+ Video / ?ESPN Video?
Pittsburgh at Miami 11:00 AM ACC Network / ESPN Video
Texas State at South Alabama 11:00 AM ESPNU / ESPN Video
Army at UTSA 12:30 PM CBSSN / CBS Video
Western Kentucky at UAB 12:30 PM FSN / Stadium (affiliates) / FSGo Video
Jacksonville State at North Alabama 1:00 PM ESPN Extra / espn3 Video
Louisville at Notre Dame 1:30 PM NBC (cable / NBC Video / 4K on DTV 105
Duke at NC State 2:30 PM FSN / ACC RSN / espn3 Video (blackouts) / FSGo
Eastern Kentucky at Troy 2:30 PM ESPN Extra / espn3 Video
Ole Miss at Arkansas 2:30 PM SEC Network / ESPN Video
UCF at Memphis 2:30 PM ABC (cable) / espn3 Video
UMass at Georgia Southern 3:00 PM ESPN2 / ESPN Video
Virginia at Wake Forest 3:00 PM ACC Network / ESPN Video
Texas A&M at Mississippi State 3:00 PM ESPN / ESPN Video
Angelo State at Stephen F. Austin 4:00 PM ESPN Extra / espn3 Video
North Texas at MTSU 4:00 PM FSN / Stadium (affiliates) / FSGo Video
Marshall at Louisiana Tech 5:00 PM CBSSN / CBS Video
North Carolina at Florida State 6:30 PM ABC (cable) / espn3 Video (was ESPN at 6)
Southern Miss at UTEP N/A Postponed (was ESPN2)
Boston College at Virginia Tech 7:00 PM ACC Network / ESPN Video
Central Arkansas at Missouri State 7:00 PM ESPN Extra / espn3 Video / KOZL MO (cable)
Florida International at Charlotte N/A Postponed (was ESPNU)
Georgia at Alabama 7:00 PM CBS (cable / CBS Video