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College football Week 5 schedule: Kickoff times and TV schedule

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Here's a random topic, but what do you think is college football's sweet spot, in terms of weather when you attend games and overall quality of games? I like September a lot for the 6 p.m. kickoffs because those are my favorite tailgates, but most of September is clogged by lopsided matchups.

I'm inclined to go with mid-to-late October, at least in the south, where the weather is still usually decent and most everybody is beyond cruddy non-conference matchups. Early November can be good too, though. It's somewhere in that range, I feel confident. With enough research we can pin down an exact date.

Anyway, the college football schedule this week is approaching that sweet spot, if not quite there. We've got some solid early-slate games, including a matchup between ranked teams!. That's when you know it's getting serious. NCSU/Louisville could be one of the best games to start during the noon hour; the ACC has a surprising number of 3:30 kicks; and Alabama-Georgia should tide us over until the night games.

Only thing that can potentially screw up a lovely day of football is incessant rain. Here's the full schedule:

Sat, Oct 3, 2015
12:00 PM ET
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Pittsburgh at Virginia Tech
12:00 PM ET
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South Carolina at Missouri
12:00 PM ET
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Purdue at (2) Michigan State
12:00 PM ET
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Minnesota at (16) Northwestern
12:00 PM ET
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Iowa at (19) Wisconsin
12:00 PM ET
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Army at Penn State
12:00 PM ET
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Kansas at Iowa State
12:00 PM ET
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(23) West Virginia at (15) Oklahoma
12:00 PM ET
ABC
Texas at (4) TCU
12:00 PM ET
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UCF at Tulane
12:00 PM ET
CBSS
Houston at Tulsa
12:00 PM ET
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(22) Michigan at Maryland
12:30 PM ET
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Louisville at NC State
2:00 PM ET
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Ohio at Akron
3:00 PM ET
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Toledo at Ball State
3:00 PM ET
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FIU at Massachusetts
3:00 PM ET
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Northern Illinois at Central Michigan
3:30 PM ET
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Wyoming at Appalachian State
3:30 PM ET
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Liberty at Georgia State
3:30 PM ET
CBSS
Air Force at Navy
3:30 PM ET
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Bowling Green at Buffalo
3:30 PM ET
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Miami (OH) at Kent State
3:30 PM ET
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Boston College at Duke
3:30 PM ET
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(11) Florida State at Wake Forest
3:30 PM ET
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North Carolina at Georgia Tech
3:30 PM ET
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(13) Alabama at (8) Georgia
3:30 PM ET
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Texas Tech at (5) Baylor
3:30 PM ET
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(1) Ohio State at Indiana
3:30 PM ET
AMSN
Old Dominion at Marshall
3:30 PM ET
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Western Kentucky at Rice
4:00 PM ET
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Nebraska at Illinois
4:00 PM ET
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Kansas State at (20) Oklahoma State
4:00 PM ET
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San Jose State at Auburn
4:00 PM ET
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East Carolina at SMU
4:00 PM ET
PAC12Pac-12 Live
Washington State at (24) Cal
7:00 PM ET
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Idaho at Arkansas State
7:00 PM ET
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Georgia Southern at Louisiana-Monroe
7:00 PM ET
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Colorado State at Utah State
7:00 PM ET
MWC
UNLV at Nevada
7:00 PM ET
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South Alabama at Troy
7:00 PM ET
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(3) Mississippi at (25) Florida
7:00 PM ET
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Arkansas at Tennessee
7:00 PM ET
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Eastern Michigan at (9) LSU
7:00 PM ET
CBSS
Vanderbilt at Middle Tennessee
7:00 PM ET
FCS
North Texas at Southern Miss
7:00 PM ET
AMSN
Louisiana-Lafayette at Louisiana Tech
7:30 PM ET
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Arizona State at (7) UCLA
7:30 PM ET
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(21) Mississippi State at (14) Texas A&M
7:30 PM ET
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Eastern Kentucky at Kentucky
8:00 PM ET
ABC
(6) Notre Dame at (12) Clemson
8:00 PM ET
Conference USA
Texas-San Antonio at UTEP
8:00 PM ET
MWC
New Mexico State at New Mexico
10:00 PM ET
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Oregon at Colorado
10:15 PM ET
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Hawaii at Boise State
10:30 PM ET
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Arizona at (18) Stanford
10:30 PM ET
CBSS
Fresno State at San Diego State