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College Football Viewing Guide: Week Five

It is not a great slate this weekend. Not at all.

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The only game that most of us care about starts at 6 on the Big 10 Network. But there are plenty of other good games on the docket for this weekend. The big problem is that you will have to suffer through (or not) a pretty dreadful stretch of noon games. Honestly there is nothing that is really worth watching until 3:30. Unless you like watching Butch Jones lose to Georgia. In which case you should watch that.

The headliner of the 3:30 slot is without question Arkansas against Texas A&M in Jerry World for some reason. The backup game for me there will probably be Washington hosting Stanford because I like big dumb football being played by good teams sometimes. Or if you like big dumb football being played in the most incompetent manner possible there is Temple and UConn.

For the night cap there is only one acceptable game to watch. But if you need something to do during the commercial breaks you should be making funny / inappropriate comments in our criminally under attended gamethread which will be live at 5 PM Saturday. But if you don't want to do that (and recent history suggests that no one but me wants to) Missouri at South Carolina which is pretty much the only option.

Friday, Sept. 26, 2014 Time (ET) TV
Middle Tennessee @ Old Dominion 8:00 PM FS1
Fresno State @ New Mexico 8:00 PM ESPN2

Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014 Time (ET) TV
Tennessee @ (12) Georgia 12:00 PM ESPN
Vanderbilt @ Kentucky 12:00 PM SECN
Wyoming @ (9) Michigan State 12:00 PM ESPN2
Northwestern @ Penn State 12:00 PM BTN/BTN2
Iowa @ Purdue 12:00 PM BTN/BTN2
Tulane @ Rutgers 12:00 PM ESPNEWS
TCU @ Southern Methodist 12:00 PM CBSS
South Florida @ (19) Wisconsin 12:00 PM ESPNU
UTEP @ (25) Kansas State 12:00 PM FSN
Colorado State @ Boston College 12:30 PM ESPN3/ESGP
Western Michigan @ Virginia Tech 12:30 PM ESPN3/ESGP
Army @ Yale 1:00 PM
Maryland @ Indiana 1:30 PM BTN/BTN2
Akron @ Pittsburgh 1:30 PM ESPN3
Eastern Illinois @ Ohio 2:00 PM ESPN3
Bowling Green @ Massachusetts 3:00 PM ESPN3
Wake Forest @ Louisville 3:30 PM ESPNU
Minnesota @ Michigan 3:30 PM ABC/ESPN2
Western Kentucky @ Navy 3:30 PM
(1) Florida State @ North Carolina State 3:30 PM ABC/ESPN2
Kent State @ Virginia 3:30 PM ESPN3
Arkansas @ (6) Texas A&M 3:30 PM CBS
FIU @ UAB 3:30 PM AMSN
Miami (OH) @ Buffalo 3:30 PM ESPN3
Louisiana Tech @ (5) Auburn 4:00 PM SECN
Texas @ Kansas 4:00 PM FS1
Colorado @ California 4:00 PM PAC12
(16) Stanford @ Washington 4:00 PM FOX
Temple @ Connecticut 4:00 PM ESPNEWS
Texas-San Antonio @ Florida Atlantic 5:00 PM
South Alabama @ Idaho 5:00 PM ESPN3
Cincinnati @ (22) Ohio State 6:00 PM BTN/BTN2
North Carolina @ Clemson 7:00 PM ESPNU
Missouri @ (13) South Carolina 7:00 PM ESPN
Rice @ Southern Miss 7:00 PM FCS
Boise State @ Air Force 7:00 PM CBSS
Central Michigan @ Toledo 7:00 PM ESPN3
Troy @ Louisiana-Monroe 7:00 PM ESPN3
Duke @ Miami (FL) 7:30 PM ESPN2
New Mexico State @ (17) LSU 7:30 PM SECN
Memphis @ (10) Mississippi 7:30 PM ESPN3/ESGP
(8) Notre Dame @ Syracuse 8:00 PM ABC
(7) Baylor @ Iowa State 8:00 PM FOX
Washington State @ Utah 8:00 PM PAC12
UNLV @ San Diego State 8:00 PM ESPN3
Texas State @ Tulsa 8:00 PM ESPNEWS
Illinois @ (21) Nebraska 9:00 PM BTN/BTN2
Oregon State @ (18) USC 10:30 PM ESPN
Nevada @ San Jose State 10:30 PM CBSS