This week’s college football schedule is highlighted by Georgia vs. Arkansas, Ole Miss vs. no. 1 Alabama and Cincinnati vs. Notre Dame, but there are many more games worth checking out.
There are plenty of opportunities for underdogs to get upset this weekend. For now, though, we’ll focus on a few of the headline games.
Early in the day we can view No. 8 Arkansas at No. 2 Georgia. The Razorbacks haven’t defended quite as well as Georgia’s yet, and the Bulldogs look like they’re starting to build it up on offense, though it’s hard to tell against Vandy. For those reasons, there aren’t many predictive models that Arkansas has with more than a 15 percent chance of winning. Bulldogs need to roll.
Also at 12 noon, No. Michigan’s chance to make a statement against Wisconsin as the Badgers try to straighten out after a rough start to the season. This one should be closer than Arkansas/Georgia, but maybe not more exciting. Both teams have been heavily on the run so far. Nevertheless, the Wolverines will make it out in gambling, if not statistically, upset.
At 2:30, perfectly in line with games at 3:30, so you have something to see during the halftime of both timeslot games, is the biggest game we’ve seen in ages. On the one hand, we have the team that loves to hate college football at Notre Dame. On the other hand, we have the team researchers who hate love in Cincinnati. Several predictive models have this game as a small lead over Notre Dame or as close as a toss coin. When games are this close, it’s fun to (1) advocate for the underdog and (2) pick the team it means more to. In this case that Cincinnati.
On the 3:30 slot we have No. 12 Ole Miss at No. 1 Alabama. Florida showed that Alabama is far from a perfect team. While Ole Miss has a more efficient offense than Florida, it doesn’t seem likely they will have the same success in slowing the tide on defense. Roll tide, roll.
Closing out the SEC’s ranked matches will be the second-least surprising day. LSU leans on their home crowd and takes advantage of the shaky quarterback play at No. 22 Auburn.
We have a whole bunch of exciting games this week. Let’s see where to catch each of the matchups.
College football schedule this week and predictions for Top 25 games
Note: Predicted winner in bold
Saturday October 2
No. 8 Arkansas at No. 2 Georgia – 12 noon ET – ESPN
No. 14 Michigan in Wisconsin – 12 noon ET – FOX
Louisville at No. 24 Wake Forest – 12:30 p.m. ET – ESPN3
No. 7 Cincinnati at No. 9 Notre Dame – 2:30 p.m. ET – NBC
UL Monroe at no. 16 Coastal Carolina- 2:30 p.m. ET – ESPN+
No. 12 Ole Miss at No. 1 Alabama – 3:30 PM ET – CBS
No. 3 Oregon at Stanford – 3:30 p.m. ET – ABC
No. 6 Oklahoma in Kansas State – 3:30 p.m. ET – FOX
No. 11 Ohio State at Rutgers – 3:30 p.m. ET – BTN
No. 10 Florida in Kentucky – 6 p.m. ET – ESPN
LA Tech Bee No. 23 NC State – 6:00 PM ET – ESPN+
Mississippi state at No. 15 Texas A&M – 7pm ET – SECN
No. 21 Baylor at No. 19 Oklahoma State – 7pm ET – ESPN2
Indiana on No. 4 Penn State – 7:30 p.m. ET – ABC
Western Kentucky at No. 24 Michigan State – 7:30 PM ET – FS1
Boston College at No. 25 Clemson – 7:30 PM ET – ACCN
Saturday, October 2 (9pm ET)
No. 22 Chestnut brown at LSU – 9 p.m. ET – ESPN
Saturday, October 2 (10:30 PM ET)
Arizona State at No. 20 UCLA – 10:30 p.m. ET – FS1
Saturday, October 2 (11pm ET)
No. 18 Fresno State in Hawaii – 11 p.m. ET – CBSSN
In addition, every college football game this week can be streamed via fuboTV.
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