Folks, they’re gonna do a college football weekend again, and you’re gonna need a schedule to watch it all. Here’s one!
Below, TV and streaming info for the entire FBS Week 9, with games ranked in each time slot by a subjective combo of stakes, quality, competitiveness, and what else is going on at the time. Let it guide you to only the most premium and rewarding matchups.
It feels like everyone is jockeying for position in the SEC East — Florida, Tennessee and Kentucky are the three in the mix — and despite the Crimson Tide’s dominance, they haven’t sewn up the West just yet.(Click here for NCAA FB Week-9 picks without regard to the spread.)
This week, goodness gracious, feels like the first ROAD TEST WEEKEND of the year. Fourteen AP-ranked teams are on the road, three of them against other ranked teams (Washington-Utah, Nebraska-Wisconsin, and Clemson-Florida State), and at least a couple are underdogs. This could be the first weekend of the year that wrecks our entire floral arrangement.
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Michigan Wolverines at Michigan State Spartans:
|12:00 PM (ET)||Spartan Stadium , East Lansing, M|
Jim Harbaugh has Michigan marching toward a special season, winning its first seven games and climbing to No. 2 in The Associated Press college football poll for the first time in a decade.
Last year’s Michigan State-Michigan game in Ann Arbor was one of the college football season’s cornerstone moments. The Spartans won on a last-second flubbed-punt runback, shocking the Wolverines and setting themselves up for an eventual Big Ten title and College Football Playoff berth.
If anyone could spoil Michigan‘s perfect season, it could very well be the Michigan State! The instate rivalry is so intense and with the game in East Lansing, the Spartans will have home field advantage on their side. The Wolverines have fielded their best team in years and have been crushing it all season, but MSU knows a thing or two about pulling off wins over them, victorious in their last three meetings.
What’s happened to Michigan State is fairly stunning. The Spartans have gone from a Playoff participant to a team that’s lost five games in a row this year, and they haven’t even played Ohio State and Michigan yet. This has already gotten ugly, and it’s a virtual certainty that more ugliness is on the horizon. Saturday should bring a heavy dosage of it.
Penn State Nittany Lions at Purdue Boilermakers:
#24 Penn State
|12:00 PM (ET)||Ross-Ade Stadium, West Lafayett|
Penn State travels for a game against Purdue this week ranked in the AP Top 25 for the first time since 2011. The No. 24 Nittany Lions scored an upset against Ohio State last week on a thrilling (and legal) blocked field goal, and it sure looks like this program is back to being good at football. It was a long time in the wilderness.
This season didn’t start out well for Penn State. Ever since James Franklin took over as coach, they were never a Top 25 team despite having Christian Hackenberg. It looked like it would be the same story when they suffered early losses to Pitt and Michigan.
Fresh off their monumental home upset of previously undefeated Ohio State, James Franklin, Saquon Barkley and the Penn State Nittany Lions will aim to add another Big Ten Conference victory on Saturday when they face the Purdue Boilermakers, led by quarterback David Blough.
On the other hand, Purdue has a big coaching problem. Even though Darrell Hazell has given the program three years of mediocrity, they kept him, but on a very short leash. A loss to Iowa seven weeks in was the final death knell for Hazell, and they fired him despite owning a 3-3 record. Gerad Parker is serving as interim head coach, and gave a valiant effort against the Big Ten West’s leading team in Nebraska.
Washington Huskies at Utah Utes:
|3:30 PM (ET)||FS1||Rice-Eccles Stadium, Salt Lake Cit|
On Saturday afternoon, Washington and Utah will go to battle in arguably the top game of the college football schedule. The Huskies are ranked No. 4 and Utah comes in at No. 17. They’ll be playing at Rice-Eccles Stadium in Salt Lake City, UT.
The Washington Huskies, led by quarterback Jake Browning, will face the Utah Utes on Saturday, October 29, 2016, at Rice-Eccles Stadium in Salt Lake City, Utah. The Utes are led by quarterback Troy Williams.
A huge interdivisional showdown in Salt Lake City as the North and South clash when the Washington Huskies face the Utah Utes Saturday with ESPN’s “College GameDay” in town.
In the most recent game against the Bruins, Utah absolutely dominated the rushing game. Joe Williams, who unretired earlier this month, ran for 332 yards and four touchdowns. Not a bad way to make a statement whatsoever. That kind of production will obviously be difficult to replicate, but it will make him someone to watch for this Saturday. Washington allowed nearly 200 rushing yards last week, so Williams could be in for another big game.
Northwestern Wildcats at Ohio State Buckeyes:
#6 Ohio State
|3:30 PM (ET)||Ohio Stadium, Columbus, OH|
When the sixth-ranked Ohio State Buckeyes play host to the Northwestern Wildcats in a Big Ten college football game on Saturday, history will be on Ohio State’s side.
Ohio State’s nail-biting loss at Penn State last week was unfortunate, but it doesn’t nearly knock the No. 6 Buckeyes out of the College Football Playoff picture. In fact, the Buckeyes still control their own Playoff destiny – but they’ll almost certainly need to win every game they play for the rest of the season. That starts on Saturday.
The Buckeyes have owned this series, winning 60 of the 75 meetings, and they have not lost to Northwestern in Columbus since 1971. The Buckeyes enter as a nearly four-touchdown favorite, so few are expecting the Wildcats to break their streak of 15 consecutive road losses in the series.
Based on a head-to-head loss, Ohio State’s currently behind Penn State in the Big Ten East, sort of, as both teams have one loss. But if Ohio State wins out and beats Michigan in a season-ending game at Ohio Stadium, the Buckeyes still win the division, regardless of whether Penn State keeps winning. That’s how the Big Ten’s rules work.
Florida Gators at Georgia Bulldogs:
|3:30 PM (ET)||CBS||EverBank Field, Jacksonville, FL|
Here we go again. As if EverBank Field doesn’t get enough boring/bad football of the professional variety, Florida and Georgia are going to get together in Jacksonville to do this whole unnamed rivalry tilt one more time.
This game will have a significant impact on the SEC East title race, which Florida is currently leading despite having a loss to Tennessee. The Gators need to win out to guarantee a spot in Atlanta, as a tie in the loss column will send the Vols to the title game. It may be a down year in Athens, but a win over Florida would make Georgia fans feel much better about Kirby Smart’s first season.
These two SEC East teams absolutely hate each other. They hate each other so much, they have to play their annual football rivalry at neutral-site Jacksonville. That’s right. The Florida-Georgia/Georgia-Florida rivalry is in full effect this weekend.
Florida is 5-1 (3-1) on the year and have a realistic shot at winning the SEC East. If the Gators win the East and upend presumably the Alabama Crimson Tide in the SEC Championship, Florida could make the College Football Playoff. The Gators are a better team with Luke Del Rio at quarterback.
Nebraska Cornhuskers at Wisconsin Badgers:
|7:00 PM (ET)||Camp Randall Stadium, Madison,|
Nebraska will emerge from Saturday with a Big Ten West lead no matter what happens in its game against Wisconsin. But the stakes are significant anyway, in large part because of what comes afterward.
Nebraska is looking to tighten its grip on the Big Ten West Division. Huskers could also use a statement win on the road to pad its playoff resume, especially with a visit to Ohio State looming next week. Wisconsin must win to keep alive hopes of getting to the conference title game. Both teams are playing “respect” cards.
Unbeaten Nebraska hits the road for its toughest test of the 2016 season, when the Huskers travel to Wisconsin for a primetime matchup. The Huskers are off to their best start in 15 seasons, heading to Wisconsin with a 7-0 record, including a 4-0 mark in Big Ten play.
Wisconsin comes into the game with a 5-2 record and a 2-2 ledger in Big Ten play. The Badgers are ranked 11th in both polls this week. Wisconsin’s only two losses this season have come against top-10 opponents Michigan and Ohio State and have both been by only seven points. Wisconsin features one of the nation’s top defenses, allowing 300.6 yards and 14.3 points per game. Saturday’s game will be a key part of deciding the Big Ten West Division race. NU enters the weekend with a one-game lead over Northwestern with Wisconsin another game behind.
Clemson Tigers at Florida State Seminoles:
#12 Florida State
|8:00 PM (ET)||Doak Campbell Stadium, Tallahas|
Saturday night’s Clemson-Florida State game in Tallahassee doesn’t have the stakes widely imagined for it when the season started, but it’s still an awfully big game, just like it always is nowadays.
Heisman Trophy hopeful DeShaun Watson will lead Dabo Swinney’s undefeated Clemson Tigers against running back Dalvin Cook, head coach Jimbo Fisher and the Florida State Seminoles on Saturday night in a crucial ACC primetime showdown at Doak Campbell Stadium in Tallahassee, Fla., that will have a major impact on the College Football Playoff.
For years, Clemson vs. Florida State has been the most important game in the ACC Atlantic Division. That’s because, since 2009, one of those two teams has gone on to win the division, and since 2011, one of them has gone on to the BCS or College Football Playoff.
There’s no better platform for this game than primetime on ABC. This game might not carry the same stakes as it did last year, but don’t tell the players that. The best way to watch this game online is through WatchESPN, which is available on computers and mobile devices. However, you will need to log in with your television service provider.
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