Happy Friday, citizens. It's time to roll out the super-splendiferous Saturday TV schedule!
Your Saturday begins with a raft of pretty awful games. The most competitive game available on your actual television without performing arcane rituals or selling off your firstborn is either UConn at Missouri or USF at Maryland. In the market for something different? Delaware/Villanova is a legit rivalry game. At 1:00 on ESPN3, there's the mind-boggling spectacle of one of the worst teams in FCS taking on one of those fake schools we're trying to get banned from college football.
The afternoon, of course, begins with K-State hosting Louisiana Tech. While we're occupied with that, everyone else will be fixated on Auburn-LSU, Georgia Tech-Notre Dame, or maybe Nebraska-Miami if they're old and don't know who's good at football these days. There are also a trio of really tasty FCS games during the afternoon window, but we can't recommend you seek them out because EMAW.
South Carolina-Georgia ushers in the dinner hour, with the battle of Colorado kicking off an hour later, along with Texas Tech-Arkansas and another trio of big FCS contests. Then there's Cal-Texas and Florida-Kentucky, Iowa State-Toledo and Stanford-USC, and finally the big event of the day, Ole Miss at Alabama. After that's over, you can catch the second half of BYU-UCLA before calling it a night.
Regarding Miami/Nebraska and Northern Illinois/Ohio State: viewers in Kansas, Nebraska, the Dakotas, Florida, Georgia, and South Carolina; most of Oklahoma, Colorado, Wyoming, and North Carolina; western Missouri and Iowa; and small parts of Montana, Minnesota, Arkansas, and Alabama will see Nebraska/Miami on ABC. The rest of the country will see that game on ESPN. NIU/OSU will be the reverse.
Rest up, football fans. It's going to be a long day, especially if you'll be at the Fam during the afternoon. As a reminder, the following schedule includes all games involving an FBS team, plus all other games airing on nationally-available networks and/or on ESPN3.