Saturday, September 28, 2013

Week 5: Many open Conference play, while others enjoy non-conference match ups in College Football

The last Saturday of September is headlined with two big Big Ten conference games, one in the Legends Division for the Floyd of Rosedale and the other a primetime affair spotlighting the top two teams in the Leaders Division, actually the top two teams presently in the conference.

Conference play is the heart of every College Football season and 2013 isn't any different. As many teams have closed out one-third of the season to date.

Miami-FL at South Florida 11:00 a.m. ESPNU (HD) - The Hurricane is off to a good start in 2013 and this ACC-AAC should favor the visitor!

Miami-OH at Illinois 11:00 a.m. BTN (HD) / BTN2Go- The Fighting Illini are coming off a bye week, after first loss of season and will close out non-conference season today, before another bye week and hitting the road in the Big Ten!

Northern Illinois at Purdue 11:00 a.m. ESPN2 (HD) - Could the Boilermakers pull off the upset in the first year of coach Darrel Hazell on Homecoming?

Oklahoma State at West Virginia 11:00 a.m. ESPN (HD) - The Cowboys open Big 12 play coming off a bye week, as they head out to Morgantown.

SMU at TCU 11:00 a.m. FS1 (HD) - This once was a conference game in the old Southwest, but those days are long gone for the Mustangs and Horned Frogs in Big D.

South Carolina at UCF 11:00 a.m. ABC (HD) - The Knights are off to a solid 3-0 start coming off a Bye Week, while the Gamecocks have been knocked down already in '13.

South Alabama at Tennessee 11:21 a.m.SEC TV / ESPN-GP / espn3- The Volunteers look to regroup after back to back losses ahead of a big SEC showdown to open October.

East Carolina at North Carolina 11:30 a.m. (ESPN-GP / espn3) *2 / ACC Network (HD) - Can the Pirates upset the Tar Heels to close out September?

Virginia at Pittsburgh 11:30 a.m. FSN Affiliates / RSN (HD) / (ESPN-GP / espn3) - One of the newcomers to the ACC hosts one of the traditional members of the conference!

Navy at Western Kentucky 1:00 p.m. ESPN News (HD) - The Midshipmen hit the road for a difficult game vs. the Hilltoppers of the Sun Belt.

Colorado at Oregon State 2:00 p.m. PAC-12 Network (HD) / Pac-12 Video - A battle of two Pac 12 teams that have been through some rough waters already this season!

#10 Florida State at Boston College 2:30 p.m. ABC  or ESPN2 - The Seminoles head to Boston in their second road game in the early ACC season this September.

Iowa at Minnesota 2:30 p.m. ABC or ESPN2 - Floyd of Rosedale is on the line as these two rivals in the Big Ten Legends Division open conference play with a physical contest where "hate" is being thrown by the home team!
Pick: Iowa 38, Minnesota 21

#6 LSU at Georgia 2:30 p.m.CBS (HD) / CBS Video - This is an important inter-divisional game in the SEC as the Tigers battle the Bulldogs in Athens.

Oklahoma at Notre Dame 2:30 p.m. NBC (HD) / NBC Video - The Sooners are 3-0 coming off a bye week, but the Fighting Irish are at home and may get better QB play the the visitors from OU.

UTEP at Colorado State 2:30 p.m.CBSSN (HD) - A battle between C-USA vs. MWC foes in Fort Collins!

Wake Forest at #5 Clemson 2:30 p.m.ESPNU - It's Homecoming in Clemson as the Demon Deacons come to town for this ACC game!

Army vs. Louisiana Tech (Dallas) 3:00 p.m.FS1 (HD) - The Cadets hit the road for a neutral site match up vs. the Bulldogs under first year coach Skip Holtz.

Houston at UTSA 3:00 p.m. FSN Affiliates (HD) - A battle in the Lone Star State between C-USA teams now!

Temple at Idaho 4:00 p.m. ALT (HD) / SWX (cable) - The Owls head out to Moscow to play the Vandals!

Ole Miss at #1 Alabama 5:30  p.m.ESPN (HD) - The Crimson Tide return SEC for 2nd divisional game at home in Tuscaloosa.

Arizona at Washington 6:00 p.m. FOX (HD) - Pac 12 opener for each, as Wildcats hit road, after bye week.

Florida at Kentucky 6:00 p.m. ESPNU (HD) - The Gators debut new quarterback, after losing Jeff Driskel last week to a season ending injury... big opportunity for Mark Stoops in Lexington!

Texas A&M at Arkansas 6:00 p.m. ESPN2 (HD) - Johnny Football hits the road in SEC, as Aggies welcome new Arkansas coach Bret Bielema to the conference!

Wyoming at Texas State 6:00 p.m.LHN / $Video? - Can the Cowboys take care of business in the Lone Star State?

Arkansas State at Missouri 6:30 p.m. CSCA / ESPN-GP / espn3 / (CSS / CST) (cable) - The Tigers return home to Columbia after winning in Bloomington last week.

UAB at Vanderbilt 6:30 p.m. FS South (HD) / (ESPN-GP / espn3) - A C-USA foe looks to sneak in and sneak out of a SEC venue with a win!

Air Force at Nevada 7:00 p.m. CBSSN (HD) - The Falcons hit road this year, after taking care of Wolf Pack last season.

San Diego State at New Mexico State 7:00 p.m. ALT / FSSD / ESPN-GP / FCSP (cable) / espn3 - The Aztecs coach Rocky Long knows a little about little about winning in Lae Cruces.

UNLV at New Mexico 7:00 p.m. RSRM+ / MWC Video / cable - Coach Bob Davie needs to win in the MWC at home.

Wisconsin at #4 Ohio State 7:00 p.m. ABC (HD) - The three-time defending Big Ten champs leads conference at 1-0, but Buckeyes likely have the 2013 title on their mind, absent of one, after winning it in 2009.

#2 Stanford at Washington State 9:00 p.m.ESPN - The Cardinal hit the road in Pac 12 play, after winning the conference opener at home, while Cougars hope to move to 2-0 in Pac 12?

Southern Miss at Boise State 9:15 p.m. ESPNU (HD) - The Broncos have gotten some bumps and bruises in '13, so the Golden Eagles are likely in for a long day traveling to Boise.

California at #3 Oregon 9:30 p.m. PAC-12 Network (HD) / Pac-12 Video - The Ducks likely will enjoy wet weather in Eugene in this Pa 12 game.

USC at Arizona State 9:30 p.m.-ESPN2 - The Trojans hit Pac 12 road, where Sun Devils are trying to avoid 0-2 start in conference?

Games online only or not scheduled for nationally available networks:

Akron at Bowling Green 1:30 p.m. espn3 - MAC... Zips vs. Falcons!

Albany at Old Dominion 5:00 p.m. $Video - The Monarchs are making move from FCS for a future date in the FBS, as a C-USA member.

Central Michigan at North Carolina State 2:30 p.m. espn3 / (Bright House / TWC) (cable) - Coach Dave Doeren needs to rebound, after dropping ACC opener, so he will welcome old MAC foe from his recent day leading NIU.

Florida Atlantic at Rice 6:00 p.m. FCSA (cable) - This is now a C-USA match up!

Fresno State at Hawaii 11:00 p.m. Oceanic PPV / KSEE24 (cable) / MWC Video - Once WAC foes, this is an important match up in MWC.

Kent State at Western Michigan 6:00 p.m. espn3 - Row, row, row the boat, gently in the MAC, as Broncos hope to find first win of season as they kick off conference play!

FCS #1 North Dakota State at South Dakota State 2:00 p.m.(ND NBC / Midco) (HD cable) / $Video - One heck of a MVC openers with two of the best teams in FCS teams!

Toledo at Ball State 2:00 p.m. espn3 - Battle in the MAC in Muncie as Candinals host Rockets in important conference match up.

Troy at Duke 2:00 p.m. espn3 / (Bright House / TWC) (cable) - The Blue Devils return to non-conference in attempt to get back on track.

Tulane at Louisiana Monroe 6:00 p.m. espn3 / (Bright House / TWC) (cable) - C-USA program heading to a Sun Belt team with conference bragging rights on the line.

UConn at Buffalo 2:30 p.m. espn3 p.m. ESPNU - An AAC program heading to a MAC school for conference bragging rights on the line, as underdog conference gets to host.

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