MIAMI, FL (Sporting Alert) — Several top ranked teams, including No. 1 Alabama and No. 2 Oregon will be in action on Week 5 of NCAAF Division I college football on Saturday.
The action packed weekend sees nine of the top 10 teams in the nation on the fixtures, while their game time and TV channel listing are also provided below.
The Crimson Tide (3-0), fresh off their crushing 31-6 victory over Colorado State on Saturday are hungry again and will be hoping for a similar result against No. 21 Ole Miss at Bryant-Denny Stadium.
At the same time head coach Nick Saban is expecting a much tougher game and he believes his team must improve in certain areas.
“We obviously have a difficult game coming up, and we need to get it right,” Saban said. “We didn’t do a very good job on third down.
“We couldn’t run the ball, couldn’t finish a lot of drives, and consequently (Colorado State) stayed in the game and we could never put them away.”
Saban will welcome back two key players, top receiver Amari Cooper and guard Anthony Steen, who sat out last week’s game because of injuries.
No. 2 Oregon (3-0), also undefeated this season, faces fellow Pac-12 outfits California at Autzen Stadium looking to keep up their impressive offensive outing thus far this season, which sees them ranked second at the moment for points for in a game.
The Ducks have hammered down 66 and two consecutive 59 point games so far this season, while keeping their opponents at an average of nine points per game on defense.
Another on form team, No. 3 Clemson (3-0) will host Wake Forest (2-2) at Memorial Stadium, searching for their fourth successive win in their third game at home.
The game of the week in Week 5 could come at Ohio Stadium where No. 4 Ohio State tackle No. 23 Wisconsin, a game this will broadcast live on ABC
The Buckeyes (4-0) hammered down 76 unanswered points last week in a dominating 76-0 victory over Florida A&M, with quarterback Kenny Guiton throwing for a school record six touchdowns, which all came in the first half.
Ohio State coach Urban Meyer, although not dwelling on last week’s one-sided victory, believes his players will be ready for the Wisconsin test.
“Are we prepared? I like to think we are,” he said when asked about their opening Big Ten fixture.
The Badgers (3-1), meanwhile, despite dropping a game already this season, come into this game full of confidence from their 41-10 thrashing of the Purdue Boilermakers last weekend.
Another exciting early season contest comes from the Sanford Stadium where No. 9 Georgia take on No. 6 LSU, live on CBS.
The Tigers (4-0) enter this fixture on the back of a 35-21 win over Auburn last weekend. The Bulldogs (2-1) beat North Texas 45-21 in their last outing.
Elsewhere, No. 5 Stanford travel to take on Washington State, while the action kicks-off at 12pm ET with No. 11 Oklahoma State going to West Virginia, No. 12 South Carolina at UCF and No. 15 Miami (FL) at South Florida.
Saturday, September 28 NCAAF WEEK 5: College football TV Channels
GAME TIME (ET) MATCHUP TV
12:00 PM No. 11 Oklahoma State at West Virginia ESPN, WatchESPN
12:00 PM No. 12 South Carolina at UCF ABC
12:00 PM No. 15 Miami (FL) at South Florida ESPNU, WatchESPN
12:00 PM Miami (OH) at Illinois BTN
12:00 PM Northern Illinois at Purdue ESPN2, WatchESPN
12:00 PM Southern Methodist at TCU FOX Sports 1
12:21 PM South Alabama at Tennessee ESPN3.COM
12:30 PM East Carolina at North Carolina ESPN3.COM
12:30 PM Virginia at Pittsburgh ESPN3.COM
2:00 PM Navy at Western Kentucky ESPNEWS, WatchESPN
2:30 PM Akron at Bowling Green ESPN3.COM
3:00 PM Troy at Duke ESPN3.COM
3:00 PM Colorado at Oregon State Pac-12 Network
3:00 PM Toledo at Ball State ESPN3.COM
3:30 PM Wake Forest at No. 3 Clemson ESPNU, WatchESPN
3:30 PM No. 6 LSU at No. 9 Georgia CBS
3:30 PM No. 8 Florida State at Boston College ESPN2, WatchESPN
3:30 PM No. 14 Oklahoma at No. 22 Notre Dame NBC
3:30 PM UTEP at Colorado State CBS Sports Network
3:30 PM Iowa at Minnesota ESPN2, WatchESPN, ABC
3:30 PM Central Michigan at North Carolina State ESPN3.COM
3:30 PM Connecticut at Buffalo ESPN3.COM
4:00 PM Army vs. Louisiana Tech FOX Sports 1
4:00 PM Houston at UTSA
5:00 PM Temple at Idaho
6:00 PM Albany at Old Dominion
6:30 PM No. 21 Ole Miss at No. 1 Alabama ESPN, WatchESPN
7:00 PM No. 10 Texas A&M at Arkansas ESPN2, WatchESPN
7:00 PM Arizona at No. 16 Washington FOX
7:00 PM No. 20 Florida at Kentucky ESPNU, WatchESPN
7:00 PM Florida Atlantic at Rice
7:00 PM Wyoming at Texas State
7:00 PM Tulane at Louisiana-Monroe ESPN3.COM
7:00 PM Kent State at Western Michigan ESPN3.COM
7:30 PM Arkansas State at Missouri ESPN3.COM
7:30 PM UAB at Vanderbilt ESPN3.COM
8:00 PM No. 23 Wisconsin at No. 4 Ohio State ABC
8:00 PM San Diego State at New Mexico State ESPN3.COM
8:00 PM UNLV at New Mexico
8:00 PM Air Force at Nevada CBS Sports Network
10:00 PM No. 5 Stanford at Washington State ESPN, WatchESPN
10:15 PM Southern Miss at Boise State ESPNU, WatchESPN
10:30 PM California at No. 2 Oregon Pac-12 Network
10:30 PM USC at Arizona State ESPN2, WatchESPN