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Week 5 Football: What to watch

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A look at games that might pique your interest

Kent State v Penn State Photo by Scott Taetsch/Getty Images

Here’s what’s on the schedule this week around the ACC and the immediate region, plus keeping an eye on the Wolfpack’s 2018 opponents and other potentially intriguing national games.

There’s (thankfully) a much better slate of games this week, including a slew of primetime Saturday night match-ups that should make your Sunday morning all the more rough.

As for intra-conference ACC games:

  • A Miami squad that has rebounded well from an early ugly loss to LSU hosts a surprisingly not winless UNC-CH on Thursday night
  • Clemson will probably destroy Syracuse in retaliation for last year’s game in the Carrier Dome
  • A surging Virginia squad will hit the road for a tough game against NC State
  • What was thought in the preseason to be an interesting matchup between Florida State and Louisville is now must-avoid television
  • And congratulations, everyone! We all live in an instance where Duke is a definitive favorite vs Virginia Tech in football. What a time to be alive!

(Note: F/+ (a combination of FEI and S&P+ rankings) and Sagarin rankings listed for each team. For D1-AA/FCS teams, only the Sagarin ranking is listed.)

Thursday

82/75 North Carolina @ 16/21 Miami - 8:00pm - ESPN

Friday

33/37 Memphis @ 94/99 Tulane - 8:00pm - ESPN2

78/87 UCLA @ 66/41 Colorado - 9:00pm - FS1

Saturday

62/47 Syracuse @ 4/4 Clemson - 12:00pm - ABC

18/14 West Virginia @ 35/26 Texas Tech - 12:00pm - ESPN2

50/66 Temple @ 32/44 Boston College - 12:00pm - ESPNU

121/163 Bowling Green @ 68/59 Georgia Tech - 12:00pm - ACCNE

55/49 Virginia @ 25/24 NC State - 12:20pm - ACCNE

118/129 UL Monroe @ 124/143 Georgia State - 2:00pm - ESPN+

105/153 Old Dominion @ 106/101 East Carolina - 3:30pm - ESPN3

75/74 Pittsburgh @ 19/34 Central Florida - 3:30pm - ESPNU

108/115 Coastal Carolina @ 88/83 Troy - 3:30pm - ESPN3

96/137 South Alabama @ 30/38 Appalachian State - 3:30pm - ESPN+

127/167 Rice @ 81/72 Wake Forest - 3:30pm - ACCNE

57/57 Florida State @ 84/69 Louisville - 3:30pm - ESPN2

31/27 Florida @ 14/16 Mississippi State - 6:00pm - ESPN

34/30 Utah @ 39/29 Washington State - 6:00pm - PAC12N

114/156 Liberty @ 110/108 New Mexico - 6:00pm - [no TV]

38/39 Virginia Tech @ 21/23 Duke - 7:00pm - ESPN2

126/179 Charlotte @ 100/112 UAB - 7:00pm - ESPN3

2/2 Ohio State @ 10/3 Penn State - 7:30pm - ABC

15/11 Stanford @ 8/20 Notre Dame - 7:30pm - NBC

24/28 South Carolina @ 22/31 Kentucky - 7:30pm - SECN

64/93 Marshall @ 98/109 Western Kentucky - 7:30pm - [no TV]

41/52 BYU @ 5/7 Washington - 8:30pm - FOX

40/43 Oregon @ 52/48 California - 10:30pm - FS1