For the second straight week, we get no Thursday night college football. That’s a shame, an outrage, and I’m more than slightly sad about it. If you have to watch something, you can watch the Thursday night NFL game to see which of Jameis Winston (5) or Cam Newton (7) breaks their streak of consecutive losses as a starter. Bad NFL football! Yay!(?)
For the second straight week, we also get multiple Friday night games involving ACC teams - and thanks to Wake Forest, we’re 3-for-3 in that regard on the season. UNC-CH and Wake will square off in a non-conference game, so that’s fun. Boston College gets to earn an easy non-conference P5 win as they take on Kansas. If you’re staying up late, that Washington State @ Houston game should put up a ton of points.
There aren’t a lot of great Saturday game either, sadly, and one of the more interesting ones (K-State @ Mississippi Sate) is the same time as the NC State game. When Iowa @ Iowa State is your College Gameday selection, you know it’s a poor week.
Florida State @ Virginia will be interesting in the evening slate of games, while Hawaii plays at a non-insomniac hour as they look to take down their third straight P5 opponent (Arizona, Oregon State) to start the year.
Bad football is better than no football, y’all! Enjoy!
SP+ Ratings and Sagarin Ratings listed ahead of each team’s name.
[NFL] Buccaneers @ Panthers - 8:20pm - NFLN
56/33 North Carolina @ 50/38 Wake Forest - 6:00pm - ESPN
114/111 Kansas @ 48/48 Boston College - 7:30pm - ACCN
22/13 Washington State @ 69/59 Houston - 9:15pm - ESPN
31/28 NC State @ 78/75 West Virginia - 12:00pm - FS1
82/41 Pittsburgh @ 10/9 Penn State - 12:00pm - ABC
41/25 Kansas State @ 13/35 Mississippi State - 12:00pm - ESPN
FCS/123 Furman @ 45/56 Virginia Tech - 12:00pm - ACCN
FCS/183 The Citadel @ 89/54 Georgia Tech - 12:30pm - ACCNX
90/81 Florida Atlantic @ 101/116 Ball State - 2:00pm - ESPN+
113/113 East Carolina @ 102/76 Navy - 3:30pm - CBSSN
1/1 Alabama @ 28/31 South Carolina - 3:30pm - CBS
61/43 Stanford @ 17/8 UCF - 3:30pm - ESPN
43/58 Arizona State @ 18/7 Michigan State - 4:00pm - FOX
20/23 Iowa @ 37/49 Iowa State - 4:00pm - FS1
75/68 Louisville @ 104/128 Western Kentucky - 4:00pm - Stadium
FCS/206 Bethune-Cookman @ 29/27 Miami - 4:00pm - ACCN
8/17 Florida @ 34/34 Kentucky - 7:00pm - ESPN
64/47 Duke @ 95/97 Middle Tennessee - 7:00pm - Facebook
2/2 Clemson @ 70/55 Syracuse - 7:30pm - ABC
83/89 Hawaii @ 21/36 Washington - 7:30pm - PAC12
46/40 Florida State @ 32/22 Virginia - 7:30pm - ACCN
30/42 TCU @ 57/110 Purdue - 7:30pm - BTN
39/19 Texas Tech @ 63/74 Arizona - 10:30pm - ESPN