Gameday Central: College Football Saturday

Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

First weekend of football is underway. Thursday and Friday offered plenty of excitement. But here comes Saturday. Oh boy, Saturday.

Football isn't just on Saturdays anymore. There was fun for all to be had Thursday from 6:00 PM to 3:00 AM. On a THURSDAY. Friday, a night of ho-hum tune up games, featured K-State losing to FCS North Dakota State University. However, there's this: NDSU is 7-3 since 2006 against FBS teams. For the love of your fan base college teams, stop scheduling the mighty Bison.

Random game watching on weeknights is great. But here comes college football Saturday. While there's a lot of beat-down-poor-FCS-team-tune-up games, there's plenty to keep you glued to the TV . Be sure to check out your SB Nation viewing options here.

Games to watch:

Early Games:

Toledo vs 10 Florida - UF has suspended players, a couple of which are contributors, for this game. First chance to see if the Gator's offense and QB Driskel have improved.

Maryland, NC State, and Boston College all play games in which they SHOULD win. It'll be worth checking in on those to make sure they actually do (one of them has to lose right?).

Afternoon Games:

Miss State vs 13 Oklahoma State - Solid afternoon viewing. Miss State started 2012 7-0 and finished 8-5. For 2013, 0-1 is likely but the upset isn't impossible.

Penn State vs Syracuse - Only because FSU plays Cuse.

Evening Games:

1 Alabama vs VT - VT has had to deal with a lot of injuries. Bama is almost a 3 TD favorite. Hopefully the Hokies keep it close and no more injuries.

5 Georgia vs 8 Clemson - Top 10, game of the day, opponent scouting. Are the Tigers ready for the big stage? The Clemson defense will have their hands full with the Georgia offense. The over/under is 71. There will be points. Lots and lots of points.

12 LSU vs 20 TCU - The Hat in a ranked game on Saturday night? Yes please.*

12 p.m. ET Buffalo at 2 Ohio State ESPN 2
12 p.m. ET Massachusetts at 23 Wisconsin Big Ten Network
12 p.m. ET Villanova at Boston College ESPN News
12 p.m. ET Purdue at Cincinnati ESPNU
12 p.m. ET Elon at Georgia Tech ESPN3.com
12 p.m. ET SIU at Illinois Big Ten Network
12 p.m. ET William & Mary at West Virginia FOX Sports 1
12:21 p.m. ET Toledo at 10 Florida SEC Network, ESPN3.com
12:30 p.m. ET FIU at Maryland RSN, ESPN3.com
12:30 p.m. ET Louisiana Tech at NC State ACC Network, ESPN3.com
1 p.m. ET Rice at 7 Texas A&M ESPN
3 p.m. ET Colgate at Air Force ROOT Sports
3:30 p.m. ET Miss State Houston 13 Oklahoma State ABC/ESPN 2
3:30 p.m. ET Temple at 14 Notre Dame NBC
3:30 p.m. ET Central Mich at 17 Michigan Big Ten Network
3:30 p.m. ET NIU at Iowa Big Ten Network
3:30 p.m. ET Penn State East Rutherford Syracuse ABC/ESPN 2
3:30 p.m. ET BYU at Virginia ESPNU
4 p.m. ET Nicholls State at 3 Oregon FOX Sports 1
4 p.m. ET Louisiana at Arkansas FSN, ESPN3.com
4 p.m. ET NC Central at Duke ESPN3.com
5:30 p.m. ET 1 Alabama Atlanta Virginia Tech ESPN
6 p.m. ET EWU at 25 Oregon State Pac-12 Network
6 p.m. ET Howard at EMU ESPN3.com
6 p.m. ET Austin Peay at Tennessee PPV, ESPN3.com
7 p.m. ET ULM at 16 Oklahoma FSN (PPV)
7 p.m. ET APBU at Arkansas State ESPN3.com
7 p.m. ET Washington State at Auburn ESPNU
7 p.m. ET Old Dominion at East Carolina FOX College Sports
7 p.m. ET Miami-Ohio at Marshall CBSSN
7 p.m. ET Murray State at Missouri PPV
7 p.m. ET Idaho at North Texas
7 p.m. ET McNeese State at USF ESPN3.com
7 p.m. ET Texas State at Southern Miss
7 p.m. ET UAB at Troy ESPN3.com
7 p.m. ET Kentucky Nashville WKU ESPN News
7:30 p.m. ET Wofford at Baylor FSN
8 p.m. ET New Mexico State at 15 Texas Longhorn Network
8 p.m. ET Wyoming at 18 Nebraska Big Ten Network
8 p.m. ET 5 Georgia at 8 Clemson ABC
8 p.m. ET Northern Iowa at Iowa State Cyclones.tv
8 p.m. ET UTSA at New Mexico KKOB
8 p.m. ET EIU at San Diego State Mountain West Network
8 p.m. ET Jackson State at Tulane WMTI
9 p.m. ET 12 LSU Arlington 20 TCU ESPN
9 p.m. ET Appalachian State at Montana ESPN3.com
10 p.m. ET Nevada at 21 UCLA Pac-12 Network
10 p.m. ET 19 Boise State at Washington FOX Sports 1
10:30 p.m. ET 22 Northwestern at California ESPN 2

*It's college football season. Take your TV out of the bedroom or steal your kids or whatever. Two minimum is a necessity.

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