Saturday Game Day Primer (10/8/2016)

#3 Clemson took care of business last night, destroying a mistake prone Boston College 56-10 on National TV and Coach Dabo Swinney said this year’s Tigers are better than the team that lost to Alabama in the title game last season.

But that was Friday. Now, Saturday Game Day is upon us once more! With the LSU/Florida game postponed, the early attention turns to Oklahoma v Texas in the Red River Rivalry – what many believe is a make or break game for Texas head coach Charlie Strong.

At 3:00, #6 ranked upstart Houston looks to continue their winning ways against unranked Navy. #2 Ohio State and Indiana kickoff at 3:30.

Also at 3:30 is the first battle of ranked teams as #9 Tennessee travels to College Station to take on #8 Texas A&M in front of a monster home crowd. The next up for ranked matches is #25 Virginia Tech at #17 North Carolina – weather permitting.

The Game of the Day comes on ESPN at 7:00pm as #1 Alabama squares off against #16 Arkansas. Jim Harbaugh takes his #4 Michigan team into Rutgers at 7:00pm also.

The Top 25 round out the day with #5 Washington at Oregon at 7:30 pm and #23 Florida State at #10 Miami before the final two ranked matches later in the evening. Arizona at #24 Utah airs at 10:00 pm and Washington State tries to knock off #15 Stanford at 10:30 pm on ESPN.

Here’s your full schedule for the day:

Cincinnati at UConn 11:30 am CBSSN / Stream

Auburn at Mississippi State Noon ESPN / WatchESPN

East Carolina at USF Noon ESPNews / WatchESPN

Iowa at Minnesota Noon ESPN2 / WatchESPN

LSU at (18) Florida—Postponed

Maryland at Penn State Noon BTN / BTN2Go

Notre Dame at NC State Noon ABC / WatchESPN

(20) Oklahoma vs. Texas (at Dallas) Noon FS1 / FS Go

Southern Miss at UTSA Noon

TCU at Kansas Noon ESPNU / WatchESPN

Georgia Tech at Pittsburgh 12:30 pm ACCN / ACCNExtra

Bowling Green at Ohio 2:00 pm ESPN3

(6) Houston at Navy 3:00 pm CBSSN / Stream

Miami, OH at Akron 3:00 pm ESPN3

Toledo at Eastern Michigan 3:00 pm ESPN3

Air Force at Wyoming 3:30 pm ROOT SPORTS / MWN

Army at Duke 3:30 pm RSN / ACCNExtra

Ball State at Central Michigan 3:30 pm ASN / ESPN3

BYU at Michigan State 3:30 pm ABC/ESPN2 (RM) / WatchESPN

Indiana at (2) Ohio State 3:30 pm ESPN / WatchESPN

Iowa State at Oklahoma State 3:30 pm ESPNU / WatchESPN

Kent State at Buffalo 3:30 pm ESPN3

Purdue at Illinois3:30 pm BTN / BTN2Go

(9) Tennessee at (8) Texas A&M 3:30 pm CBS / Stream

Texas State at Georgia State 3:30 pm ESPN3

(25) Virginia Tech at (17) North Carolina3:30 pm ABC/ESPN2 (RM) / WatchESPN

(21) Colorado at USC 4:00 pm Pac-12N / Stream

Vanderbilt at Kentucky 4:00 pm SECN / WatchESPN

Hawaii at San Jose State 4:30 pm Oceanic PPV

NIU at Western Michigan 6:30 pm CBSSN / Stream

(1) Alabama at (16) Arkansas 7:00 pm ESPN / WatchESPN

Fresno State at Nevada 7:00 pm ESPN3

Idaho at ULM 7:00 pm ESPN3

Marshall at North Texas 7:00 pm ASN/MASN

(4) Michigan at Rutgers 7:00 pm ESPN2 / WatchESPN

Syracuse at Wake Forest 7:00 pm RSN / ACCNExtra

Texas Tech at Kansas State 7:00 pm ESPNU / WatchESPN

(5) Washington at Oregon 7:30 pm FOX / FS GoFIU at UTEP 8:00 pm CUSA.TV

(23) Florida State at (10) Miami, FL 8:00 pm ABC / WatchESPN

California at Oregon State 9:00 pm Pac-12N / Stream

Arizona at (24) Utah 10:00 pm FS1 / FS Go

Utah State at Colorado State 10:00 pm CBSSN / Stream

UCLA at Arizona State 10:30 pm ESPN2 / WatchESPN

UNLV at San Diego State 10:30 pm ESPNU / WatchESPN

Washington State at (15) Stanford 10:30 pm ESPN / WatchESPN