Saturday, October 5, 2013

First October Saturday in College Football spotlights Homecoming for many teams

Air Force at Navy 10:30 a.m. CBS (HD) / CBS Video - Seriously, with Washington partially shutdown, there was talk that the military academies games might be suspended?

Ball State at Virginia 11:00 a.m. FSN Affiliates / RSN (HD) / (ESPN-GP / espn3) - It's October, but still time for a non-conference match up involving MAC vs. ACC!

Eastern Michigan at Buffalo 11:00 a.m.MASN2 / (ESPN-GP / espn3) / ERTV (cable) -MAC show down in Buffalo on Saturday! 

Illinois at Nebraska 11:00 a.m. ESPNU (HD) / WatchESPN - B1G game in Lincoln for Cornhuskers Homecoming game, as Huskers will go second straight game without Taylor Martinez.

#7 Louisville at Temple 11:00 a.m. ALT / MASN / SNY / (ESPN-GP / espn3) / cable - Teddy Bridgewater and his Cardinal teammates hit road off bye week heading into AAC play!

Maryland at #8 Florida State 11:00 a.m. ESPN (HD) / WatchESPN - Battle of unbeatens in the ACC!

Michigan State at Iowa - 11:00 a.m. ESPN2 (HD) - Spartans open B1G play coming off bye week, while Hawkeyes host Homecoming coming off B1G opening road win at Minnesota last week. Pick: Hawkeyes 26, Spartans 13

Penn State at Indiana 11:00 a.m.BTN (HD) / BTN2Go -Both teams open B1G play coming off bye week, as quarterback play will be critical for each team!

Rutgers at SMU 11:00 a.m. ESPN News - Scarlet Knights open new AAC league play coming off bye week!

Texas Tech at Kansas 11:00 a.m. FS1 (HD) - Jayhawks open Big 12 play with Red Raiders for Homecoming off bye week for home team!

Georgia State at #1 Alabama 11:21 a.m.SEC TV / ESPN-GP / espn3 - Back to back defending BCS champion Crimson Tide welcome Panthers to Tuscaloosa again, after 63-7 whipping in '10.

North Carolina at Virginia Tech 11:30 a.m. (ESPN-GP / espn3) / ACC Network (HD) - It's Homecoming in Blacksburg, as Hokies look to make it back to back wins in ACC to open conference play in '13!

South Alabama at Troy 12:00 p.m. (ESPN-GP / espn3)  / Sun Belt Network (cable) - The Trojans return home to Sun Belt play hosting Panthers for Homecoming! 

#5 Clemson at Syracuse 2:30 p.m. (ABC or ESPN2) (HD) / (ESPN-GP / espn3) - The Orange open first ACC game on Homecoming vs. Top team in conference!

East Carolina at Middle Tennessee 2:30 p.m.FSN Affiliates - Pirates return to C-USA play coming off nice win at UNC, as new conference foe, the Blue Raiders host Homecoming in Murfreesboro!

# 6 Georgia at Tennessee 2:30 p.m.CBS (HD) / CBS Video - Bulldogs hit road in SEC East, after 2-0 start in conference play!

Georgia Tech at #12 Miami-FL 2:30 p.m.ESPNU / WatchESPN - Yellow Jackets head to Miami for Hurricanes conference opener!

Kansas State at Oklahoma State 2:30 p.m.(ABC (HD) / WatchABC) / (ESPN-GP / espn3) - Wildcats lost Big 12 opener on road two weeks ago, then bye week, as they face Cowboys, who lost Big 12 opener last week in Morgantown.

Minnesota at #23 Michigan 2:30 p.m.(ABC or ESPN2) (HD) - It's Homecoming in Ann Arbor as Golden Gophers and Wolverines square off for Little Brown Jug trophy!

North Carolina State at Wake Forest 2:30 p.m.FSN Affiliates / RSN (HD) / (ESPN-GP / espn3) - New Wolfpack coach Dave Doeren looks to get first road win as Demon Deacons play host in ACC play!

North Texas at Tulane 2:30 p.m. DTV: 623 / FCSC (cable) - The Mean Green and coach Dan McCarney coming off bye week open C-USA play for Green Wave Homecoming!

#24 Northern Illinois at Kent State 2:30 p.m.(ESPN-GP / espn3) / TWC (cable) - Undefeated Huskies open MAC play as Golden Flashes host Homecoming in Kent!

Northern Iowa at #1 FCS North Dakota State 2:30 p.m. DTV: 626 / FSNO+ / (FCSP / ND NBC) (cable) - The Panthers aren't favored in this MVC showdown between unbeatens, who each notched wins at Big 12 schools in season openers! 

Rice at Tulsa 2:30 p.m. CBSSN (HD) - The Golden Hurricane are off to a rough start in 2013, as C-USA West play begins vs. Owls in key conference opener.

Washington State at California 3:00 p.m. FS1 (HD) - Pac 12 North match up, as Cougars seek another win in the state of California in '13.

#3 Oregon at Colorado 5:00 p.m.PAC-12 Network (HD) / Pac-12 Video - inter-division game in the Pac 12, as Buffalos host Ducks.

Arkansas at #13 Florida 6:00 p.m. ESPN2 (HD) - Coach Bret Bielema heads to Sunshine State

#10 LSU at Mississippi State 6:00 p.m.ESPN (HD) - Tigers seek to rebound!

New Mexico State at New Mexico 6:00 p.m.RSNW / RSRM / MWC Video

Ole Miss at Auburn 6:00 p.m. ESPNU (HD) / WatchESPN *9

TCU at #11 Oklahoma 6:00 p.m. FOX (HD) - Sooners

Texas State at Louisiana Lafayette 6:00 p.m. (ESPN-GP / espn3) / (KVNA / Cox4) (cable)

#22 Arizona State vs. Notre Dame (Arlington) 6:30 p.m. NBC (HD) / NBC Video - both teams have a blemish or two, but Sun Devils have offense to pair with defense.

Kentucky at #12 South Carolina 6:30 p.m. FS South (HD) / ESPN-GP / espn3

Louisiana Tech at UTEP 6:30 p.m. CBSSN (HD)

Missouri at Vanderbilt 6:30 p.m. (ESPN-GP / espn3) / (CSS / MO alternates) (cable)

#4 Ohio State at Northwestern 7:00 p.m. ABC (HD) - Does Holleywood script unfold for coach Pat Fitzgerald on the Wildcats Homecoming primetime game with Big Ten's top dog, the Buckeyes? Tough road...

West Virginia at Baylor 7:00 p.m. FS1 (HD)

#14 Washington at #2 Stanford 9:30 p.m. ESPN (HD) - Huge Pac 12 North showdown at Stanford.

Games online only or not scheduled for nationally available networks.

Army at Boston College 12:00 p.m. espn3 - The Cadets head to Boston in October, as BC regroup, after ACC road loss.

Central Michigan at Miami-OH 12:00 p.m. espn3

Cincinnati at South Florida 6:00 p.m. espn3 / cable

Florida Atlantic at UAB 2:00 p.m. $ULive Video

Florida International at Southern Miss 3:00 p.m. CSS (cable)

#21 Fresno State at Idaho 4:00 p.m. KSEE 24 (cable) / $Video - this used to he a conference game in the old WAC, but Fresno is now in MWC and Vandals join Sun Bun in '14.

Liberty at Old Dominion 5:00 p.m. CST (VA cable) / Flames Sports (cable) - if you are moving to FBS, then one wants to take care of business vs. FCS opponent.

Ohio U at Akron 1:00 p.m. espn3 / Video - Can Bobcats ruin Zips Homecoming?

San Jose State at Hawaii 11:00 p.m. Oceanic  PPV / MWC Video - Aloha in the Mountain West Conference!

UCF at Memphis 3:30 p.m. espn3 / cable

UMass at Bowling Green 2:30 p.m.espn3 / BCSN

UTSA at Marshall 1:00 p.m. $ULive Video / TW (TX) (cable)

Western Michigan at Toledo 2:00 p.m. espn3 / BCSN - MAC match up for Rockets Homecoming, as Broncos search for first win in coach P.J. Fleck era.

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