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College Football Week 9 Rooting Guide, TV/Streaming Schedule and Open Thread

Much has to happen this weekend if UW hopes to keep slim playoff dreams alive.

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Earlier this week, I broke down the barely viable path that still exists for UW to get to the Playoff. It remains true that no two-loss team has ever reached the CFP. That said, we’d never had two teams from the same conference until last season. If the situation warrants it, we can count on the selection committee not to be wed to precedent.

That said, the things that must happen and things that would be great if they did happen are starting to add up for Husky fans if the hope is becoming the first two-loss team to ever get into the Playoff.

Here is a condensed version of this week’s rooting guide:

Must Happen

#15 UW at Cal: a convincing UW win


Would Be Great

#9 Florida at #7 Georgia: Florida

The best scenario for UW is if Florida beats Georgia this week (handing the Bulldogs their second loss) and then Georgia beats Kentucky next week (handing them their second loss). That would setup Florida for a run to the SEC championship and a potential beatdown by ‘Bama. Sweet.

#6 Texas at Oklahoma State: OKST

This one is going to happen. And it will be awesome.

#3 Notre Dame at Navy: duh.

Well, it is at Navy. That’s something.

#18 Iowa at #17 Penn State: Iowa

This sounds counter-intuitive, but the bet here is that Penn State could put together a competitive two-loss résumé if they somehow emerged out to win the Big Ten. I’d rather not test that theory. Iowa will lose another along the way. And they played the Lions sooooo close last year.

The Rose Bowl

Of much more likelihood is a postseason appearance in the Rose Bowl. For that to happen, the rooting guide for UW is pretty straight forward. We Husky fans are rooting for anything that makes it easier for UW to win the North and a favorable matchup in the South.

#23 Utah at UCLA: Go Chip!

UCLA is tied for first (in the loss column) in the South. Think about that for a second. I don’t want anything to do with a Utah rematch. So I’m rooting Bruins.

#14 WSU at #24 Stanford: pick ‘em

If you pressed me, I’d say root for WSU because Stanford’s PAC 12 schedule is pretty much a cakewalk after the UW game. That said, if UW doesn’t beat Stanford next week its chances of winning the PAC are pretty much nil no matter the outcome of this game.

That’s all I got. Here is your full Friday night and Saturday TV/streaming schedules. Enjoy.

Friday Night Lights

Matchup Time (PT) TV Streaming
Matchup Time (PT) TV Streaming
Louisiana Tech at Florida Atlantic 3:30 PM CBSSN
Miami at Boston College 4:00 PM ESPN
Indiana at Minnesota 5:00 PM FS1
Wyoming at Colorado State 7:00 PM CBSSN
#23 Utah at UCLA 7:30 PM ESPN

Saturday Gameday

Matchup Time (PT) TV Streaming
Matchup Time (PT) TV Streaming
#2 Clemson at Florida State 9:00 AM ABC
#20 Wisconsin at Northwestern 9:00 AM FOX
Vanderbilt at Arkansas 9:00 AM SEC Network
Texas Tech at Iowa State 9:00 AM ESPN2
Wake Forest at Louisville 9:00 AM ACC Network
UMass at UConn 9:00 AM ESPNU
Army at Eastern Michigan 9:00 AM CBSSN
Purdue at Michigan State 9:00 AM ESPN
Central Michigan at Akron 9:00 AM None
Bethune-Cookman at Nebraska 9:00 AM BTN
North Carolina at Virginia 9:20 AM ACC Network
Southern Mississippi at Charlotte 11:00 AM None
Coastal Carolina at Georgia State 11:00 AM ESPN+ ESPN+
TCU at Kansas 12:00 PM FS1
Oregon State at Colorado 12:00 PM Pac-12 Networks
#9 Florida at #7 Georgia 12:30 PM CBS
Kansas State at #8 Oklahoma 12:30 PM FOX
#18 Iowa at #17 Penn State 12:30 PM ESPN
#21 South Florida at Houston 12:30 PM ABC/ESPN2
Arizona State at USC 12:30 PM ABC/ESPN2
Illinois at Maryland 12:30 PM BTN
Duke at Pittsburgh 12:30 PM ACC Network
Middle Tennessee at Old Dominion 12:30 PM ESPN+ ESPN+
Northern Illinois at BYU 12:30 PM ESPNU
Cincinnati at SMU 12:30 PM CBSSN
#12 Kentucky at Missouri 1:00 PM SEC Network
New Mexico at Utah State 1:00 PM None Facebook
Rice at North Texas 1:00 PM ESPN+ ESPN+
#15 Washington at California 3:30 PM FS1
UNLV at San Jose State 3:30 PM AT&T SportsNet
#14 Washington State at #24 Stanford 4:00 PM Pac-12 Networks
#16 Texas A&M at Mississippi State 4:00 PM ESPN
#22 NC State at Syracuse 4:00 PM ESPN2
Boise State at Air Force 4:00 PM CBSSN
Arkansas State at Louisiana 4:00 PM ESPN+ ESPN+
Tulane at Tulsa 4:00 PM ESPNU
New Mexico State at Texas State 4:00 PM None
Tennessee at South Carolina 4:30 PM SEC Network
Florida Intl at Western Kentucky 4:30 PM beIn Sports
#3 Notre Dame at Navy 5:00 PM CBS
#6 Texas at Oklahoma State 5:00 PM ABC
#19 Oregon at Arizona 7:30 PM ESPN
Hawai'i at Fresno State 7:30 PM ESPN2
San Diego State at Nevada 7:30 PM ESPNU