Saturday Game Day Primer (9/30/2016)

It’s Friday! You know what that means? That’s right! Tomorrow is College Game Day for most of the NCAA Football Bowl Series teams. This weekend brings some great match-ups with two ranked rumbles headlining the day.

#8 Wisconsin taking on #4 Michigan at 3:30pm EST

This battle of the Big Ten division leaders pits two stingy defenses against two crafty offenses. Expect this one to be about strategy, coaching and which team can play the most mistake-free football to take the lead in the Big Ten conference.

#3 Louisville facing #5 Clemson in primetime at 8:00pm EST

Louisville’s Heisman hopeful Lamar Jackson leads his undefeated Cardinals into Death Valley in the hopes of snatching a win from last year’s #2 team the Clemson Tigers. However, Clemson has their own Heisman hopeful in signal caller Deshaun Watson. The two quarterbacks have combined for over 2300 yards and 21 touchdowns so far this season.


While these games headline the weekend, there are plenty of other exciting matchups, impending blowouts and potential upsets in the works throughout the day.

More feature games include:


No. 13 Baylor at Iowa State, noon, Fox Sports 1

No. 23 Florida at Vanderbilt, noon, SEC Network

No. 22 Texas at Oklahoma State, noon, ABC

Rutgers at No. 2 Ohio State, noon, Big Ten Network

No. 14 Miami (Fla.) at Georgia Tech, noon, ESPN2

Notre Dame at Syracuse, noon, ESPN

Alcorn State at No. 20 Arkansas, noon, SEC Network

Northwestern at Iowa, noon, ESPNU

Central Florida at East Carolina, noon, CBS Sports Network

SMU at Temple, noon, ESPN News

Georgia State at Appalachian State, noon, ESPN3

Virginia at Duke, 12:30 p.m., ACC Network

Buffalo at Boston College, 1 p.m., ACC Network

Oregon State at Colorado, 2:30 p.m., Pac-12 Network

Ohio at Miami (Ohio), 2:30 p.m., ESPN3

Eastern Michigan at Bowling Green, 3 p.m., ESPN3

Navy at Air Force, 3:30 p.m., CBS Sports Network

Louisiana Monroe at Auburn, 3:30 p.m., SEC Network

No. 11 Tennessee at No. 25 Georgia, 3:30 p.m., CBS

Minnesota at Penn State, 3:30 p.m., Big Ten Network

Kansas State at West Virginia, 3:30 p.m., ESPNU

Oklahoma at No. 21 TCU, 5 p.m., FOX

Troy at Idaho, 5 p.m., ESPN3

No. 18 Utah at California, 6 p.m., Pac-12 Network

Kentucky at No. 1 Alabama, 7 p.m., ESPN

Memphis at No. 16 Ole Miss, 7 p.m., ESPN2

South Florida at Cincinnati, 7 p.m., ESPNU

Western Michigan at Central Michigan, 7 p.m., CBS Sports Network

Incarnate Word at Texas State, 7:30 p.m., ESPN3

Marshall at Pittsburgh, 7:30 p.m., ACC Network

Missouri at LSU, 7:30 p.m., SEC Network

Louisiana Lafayette at New Mexico State, 8 p.m., ESPN3

No. 17 Michigan State at Indiana, 8 p.m., Big Ten Network

Arizona State at USC, 8:30 p.m., FOX

Oregon at Washington State, 9:30 p.m., Pac-12 Network

Utah State at No. 24 Boise State, 10:15 p.m., ESPN2

Wyoming at Colorado State, 10:15 p.m., ESPNU

Fresno State at UNLV, 10:30 p.m., CBS Sports Network

Arizona at UCLA, 10:30 p.m., ESPN