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How to Watch College Football on UW’s Bye Week

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No UW? No problem. We got you covered.

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One of the consequences of the Huskies sitting at 5-3 and pretty much out of any discussion related to the College Football Playoff, the Rose Bowl or even the division championship is that just about everything else in college football has lost its intrigue. There are simply no consequences for UW left out there should team A beat team B today. Those other games might as well be Korean Team Badmitton matchups for all of the interest that present to the average Washington fan at this point.

No suspense. No intrigue. No impact.

It’s a shame too. I wish that I could muster up some enthusiasm for the games this weekend as there are some really good ones. A few that really stand out include:

#9 Auburn at #2 LSU - are the Tigers for real? And is this an indirect measuring stick of how good Oregon is?

#13 Wisconsin at #3 Ohio State - can Wisconsin bounce back after last week’s upset? And is Ohio State the true #1 team in the nation?

Maryland at #17 Minnesota - will the Gophers keep their undefeated streak going with Wisconsin - a long forgotten rivalry - on the near horizon?

#8 Notre Dame at #19 Michigan - Kelly vs Harbaugh ... need I say more?

Washington State at #11 Oregon - will the Ducks overlook the Cougs in a matchup that will really stress secondary depth for Oregon?

Whether you ... or I ... choose to watch any of these games is now a decision that is solely a function of the other options you have available to you today. The good news here is that we can go back to just being fans however we like to do the whole fan thing. We can sit down in front of Auburn and LSU today if we like and just appreciate what “good” football looks like relative to what we’ve been seeing out of the PAC and out of UW. Or we can go to the neighbor’s Halloween party and let the games just exist in the background as part of the overall ambiance of the event. Or we can simply choose to not watch at all. 100% guilt free.

Be the fan you were meant to be.

So, with that, I’ve got no interest in college football today. Sure, I’ll keep my eye on the games and make sure that I’m clued into things as I know that I can never truly detatch. But I’m invested in nothing. And I’ve got other things to spend three hours on. Thus, no rooting guide today. No upset picks. No intriguing analysis. Just the games and an open thread...just in case a few of you need it.

Enjoy. And see you next week.

Saturday College Football Guide

Matchup Time (PT) TV Streaming
Matchup Time (PT) TV Streaming
#13 Wisconsin at #3 Ohio State 9:00 AM FOX FoxSportsGo.com
#5 Oklahoma at Kansas State 9:00 AM ABC WatchESPN.com
#20 Iowa at Northwestern 9:00 AM ESPN2 WatchESPN.com
#21 Appalachian State at South Alabama 9:00 AM ESPNU WatchESPN.com
Miami at Pittsburgh 9:00 AM ESPN WatchESPN.com
San Jose State at Army 9:00 AM CBSSN CBSSports.com
Mississippi State at Texas A&M 9:00 AM SEC Network WatchESPN.com
Illinois at Purdue 9:00 AM BTN FoxSportsGo.com
Liberty at Rutgers 9:00 AM BTN FoxSportsGo.com
Bowling Green at Western Michigan 9:00 AM ESPN3 WatchESPN.com
Southern Mississippi at Rice 10:00 AM ESPN+ ESPN+
Nevada at Wyoming 11:00 AM AT&T Sportsnet TheMW.com
Ohio at Ball State 11:00 AM ESPN+ ESPN+
Western Kentucky at Marshall 11:30 AM None Facebook
New Mexico State at Georgia Southern 12:00 PM ESPN3 WatchESPN.com
#9 Auburn at #2 LSU 12:30 PM CBS CBSSports.com
#6 Penn State at Michigan State 12:30 PM ABC WatchESPN.com
#15 Texas at TCU 12:30 PM FOX FoxSportsGo.com
Maryland at #17 Minnesota 12:30 PM ESPN WatchESPN.com
Oklahoma State at #23 Iowa State 12:30 PM FS1 FoxSportsGo.com
UConn at UMass 12:30 PM NESN FloFootball.com
North Texas at Charlotte 12:30 PM ESPN+ ESPN+
Florida International at Middle Tennessee 12:30 PM NFL NFLNetwork.com
Florida Atlantic at Old Dominion 12:30 PM ESPN+ ESPN+
Syracuse at Florida State 12:30 PM ESPN2 WatchESPN.com
Virginia at Louisville 12:30 PM ACC Network WatchESPN.com
Arizona at Stanford 12:30 PM Pac-12 Networks Pac-12.com
Indiana at Nebraska 12:30 PM BTN FoxSportsGo.com
Tulane at Navy 12:30 PM CBSSN CBSSports.com
Central Michigan at Buffalo 12:30 PM ESPN+ ESPN+
Eastern Michigan at Toledo 12:30 PM ESPN+ ESPN+
Miami (OH) at Kent State 12:30 PM ESPN+ ESPN+
Akron at Northern Illinois 12:30 PM ESPN3 WatchESPN.com
South Florida at East Carolina 12:45 PM ESPNU WatchESPN.com
Hawai'i at New Mexico 1:00 PM Spectrum Sports Facebook
Duke at North Carolina 1:00 PM ACCNX WatchESPN.com
South Carolina at Tennessee 1:00 PM SEC Network WatchESPN.com
Arkansas at #1 Alabama 4:00 PM ESPN WatchESPN.com
Texas Tech at Kansas 4:00 PM FS1 FoxSportsGo.com
UCF at Temple 4:00 PM ESPN2 WatchESPN.com
Memphis at Tulsa 4:00 PM CBSSN CBSSports.com
Texas State at Arkansas State 4:00 PM ESPN+ ESPN+
Troy at Georgia State 4:00 PM ESPN+ ESPN+
Boston College at #4 Clemson 4:30 PM ACC Network WatchESPN.com
#8 Notre Dame at #19 Michigan 4:30 PM ABC WatchESPN.com
#24 Arizona State at UCLA 4:30 PM Pac-12 Networks Pac-12.com
Colorado State at Fresno State 4:30 PM ESPNU WatchESPN.com
Missouri at Kentucky 4:30 PM SEC Network WatchESPN.com
Louisiana Tech at UTEP 5:00 PM ESPN3 WatchESPN.com
California at #12 Utah 7:00 PM FS1 FoxSportsGo.com
Utah State at Air Force 7:15 PM ESPN2 WatchESPN.com
Washington State at #11 Oregon 7:30 PM ESPN WatchESPN.com
San Diego State at UNLV 7:30 PM CBSSN CBSSports.com