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Saturday Open Thread: How to watch today’s college football action

Just because Syracuse played last night, it doesn’t stop you from watching the rest of the college football action today.

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The Syracuse Orange netted a win last night, knocking off Liberty by a score of 24-21 via a last-second field goal. But there’s plenty more college football going on this weekend, and we have a whole day of it ahead of us this Saturday.

So as College Gameday’s wrapping up this morning, here’s how to watch ACC games all day, along with some of the other top matchups around the country.

(all times ET)


Missouri Tigers at Boston College Eagles, noon (ESPN2)

BC’s injury-plagued already this season, which won’t do them a ton of good against a Missouri team that doesn’t have much trouble finding the end zone. Dennis Grosel can manage a game, but it’ll largely be a run-game by committee on offense.

New Hampshire Wildcats at Pittsburgh Panthers, noon (ACC Network Extra)

Pitt lost to Tim Lester’s Western Michigan team last week and then told everyone the game didn’t matter. This game doesn’t either by Pat Narduzzi’s definition, but the Panthers should be able to get past even a very good UNH squad.

Richmond Spiders at Virginia Tech Hokies, noon (ACC Network)

Tech’s ready to bounce back after a close loss to West Virginia last time out. This game shouldn’t be an issue for the Hokies. And if it is, Justin Fuente’s getting fired.

Central Connecticut State Blue Devils at Miami Hurricanes, 12:30 p.m. (ESPN3)

Miami not being able to keep up with Alabama was understandable in the opener. Squeaking by Appalachian State was less so. And then getting stomped by Michigan State last week has a talented ‘Canes team reeling. CCSU should be a cure for what ails them (at least temporarily).

No. 9 Clemson Tigers at N.C. State Wolfpack, 3:30 p.m. (ESPN)

Come for Dave Doeren and Dabo Swinney hating each other. Stay for Clemson potentially struggling to score more than 20 points. Everyone’s pretty intrigued by the Tigers’ offense imploding at this point, and rightfully so.

Louisville Cardinals at Florida State Seminoles, 3:30 p.m. (ESPN2)

FSU is getting closer and closer to a full implosion, if they’re not there already. A loss to Louisville would probably do the job — and the Cardinals’ offense is good enough to get by the ‘Noles. There’s a debate to be had whether Florida State losing this weekend means beating SU next weekend is more likely.

Kansas Jayhawks at Duke Blue Devils, 4 p.m. (ACC Network)

Don’t do this to yourself. But if you do, expect to see a Duke victory. Kansas is incredibly bad, beating South Dakota by just three points and getting stomped by both Coastal Carolina and Baylor. So the Blue Devils should be able to handle them.

No. 21 North Carolina Tar Heels at Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets, 7:30 p.m. (ACC Network)

The Heels offense has looked resurgent in the last two games after just 10 points vs. Virginia Tech, scoring 59 points against both Georgia State and Virginia. Georgia Tech can’t score points. This won’t be enjoyable to watch.

And Top 25 games that may also interest you...

No. 2 Georgia Bulldogs at Vanderbilt Commodores, noon (SEC Network)

Villanova Wildcats at No. 6 Penn State Nittany Lions, noon (Big Ten Network)

No. 12 Notre Dame Fighting Irish vs. Wisconsin Badgers in Chicago, noon (FOX)

UMass Minutemen at No. 17 Coastal Carolina Chanticleers, 1 p.m. (ESPN+)

Colorado State Rams at No. 5 Iowa Hawkeyes, 3:30 p.m. (Fox Sports 1)

No. 7 Texas A&M Aggies at No. 16 Arkansas Razorbacks, 3:30 p.m. (CBS)

No. 14 Iowa State Cyclones at Baylor Bears, 3:30 p.m. (FOX)

Rutgers Scarlet Knights at No. 19 Michigan Wolverines, 3:30 p.m. (ABC)

Georgia State Panthers at No. 23 Auburn Tigers, 4 p.m. (SEC Network)

No. 24 UCLA Bruins at Stanford Cardinal, 6 p.m. (Pac-12 Network)

Tennessee Volunteers at No. 11 Florida Gators, 7 p.m. (ESPN)

Nebraska Cornhuskers at No. 20 Michigan State Spartans, 7 p.m. (Fox Sports 1)

No. 25 Kansas State Wildcats at Oklahoma State Cowboys, 7 p.m. (ESPN+)

Southern Miss Golden Eagles at No. 1 Alabama Crimson Tide, 7:30 p.m. (SEC Network)

West Virginia Mountaineers at No. 4 Oklahoma Sooners, 7:30 p.m. (ABC)

Akron Zips at No. 10 Ohio State Buckeyes, 7:30 p.m. (Big Ten Network)

USF Bulls at No. 15 BYU Cougars, 10:15 p.m. (ESPN2)

Arizona Wildcats at No. 3 Oregon Ducks, 10:30 p.m. (ESPN)