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How to Watch College Football on UW’s Bye Week

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
#5 Oklahoma at Kansas State 9:00 AM ABC
#20 Iowa at Northwestern 9:00 AM ESPN2
#21 Appalachian State at South Alabama 9:00 AM ESPNU
Miami at Pittsburgh 9:00 AM ESPN
San Jose State at Army 9:00 AM CBSSN
Mississippi State at Texas A&M 9:00 AM SEC Network
Illinois at Purdue 9:00 AM BTN
Liberty at Rutgers 9:00 AM BTN
Bowling Green at Western Michigan 9:00 AM ESPN3
Southern Mississippi at Rice 10:00 AM ESPN+ ESPN+
Nevada at Wyoming 11:00 AM AT&T Sportsnet
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
#9 Auburn at #2 LSU 12:30 PM CBS
#6 Penn State at Michigan State 12:30 PM ABC
#15 Texas at TCU 12:30 PM FOX
Maryland at #17 Minnesota 12:30 PM ESPN
Oklahoma State at #23 Iowa State 12:30 PM FS1
UConn at UMass 12:30 PM NESN
North Texas at Charlotte 12:30 PM ESPN+ ESPN+
Florida International at Middle Tennessee 12:30 PM NFL
Florida Atlantic at Old Dominion 12:30 PM ESPN+ ESPN+
Syracuse at Florida State 12:30 PM ESPN2
Virginia at Louisville 12:30 PM ACC Network
Arizona at Stanford 12:30 PM Pac-12 Networks
Indiana at Nebraska 12:30 PM BTN
Tulane at Navy 12:30 PM CBSSN
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
South Florida at East Carolina 12:45 PM ESPNU
Hawai'i at New Mexico 1:00 PM Spectrum Sports Facebook
Duke at North Carolina 1:00 PM ACCNX
South Carolina at Tennessee 1:00 PM SEC Network
Arkansas at #1 Alabama 4:00 PM ESPN
Texas Tech at Kansas 4:00 PM FS1
UCF at Temple 4:00 PM ESPN2
Memphis at Tulsa 4:00 PM CBSSN
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
#8 Notre Dame at #19 Michigan 4:30 PM ABC
#24 Arizona State at UCLA 4:30 PM Pac-12 Networks
Colorado State at Fresno State 4:30 PM ESPNU
Missouri at Kentucky 4:30 PM SEC Network
Louisiana Tech at UTEP 5:00 PM ESPN3
California at #12 Utah 7:00 PM FS1
Utah State at Air Force 7:15 PM ESPN2
Washington State at #11 Oregon 7:30 PM ESPN
San Diego State at UNLV 7:30 PM CBSSN