MIAMI, FL, Sporting Alert – Four of the top five ranked teams are inactive in Week 10 on the college football schedule, but there are still a few matchups to excite the fans this weekend.
No. 1 LSU, No. 2 Alabama, third-ranked Ohio State and the fifth-ranked Penn State, are all on a bye this week.
However, there are two AP Ranked v Ranked battles listed on the schedule, while defending champion and undefeated Clemson, the No. 4 ranked team in the country, will also be in action on Saturday.
SEC Preview: Florida vs. Georgia shapes up as playoff elimination game https://t.co/S9ZAce2wAr
— AP Top 25 (@AP_Top25) November 2, 2019
At the TIAA Bank Field in Jacksonville, FL, live on CBS and kicking off at 3:30 pm ET is the clash between No. 6 Florida and No. 8 Georgia, which will likely decide the SEC East.
“This is for first place in the SEC East,” Florida head coach Dan Mullen said. “All you can really control is winning the East.
“If you do that, you get an opportunity to go to Atlanta and play one game there. Beyond that, everybody is voting for you.”
Both teams enter this contest y as one-loss teams and will know that another defeat would put a major dent in the push for a College Football Playoff spot.
“You get into November and to be in first place in the East is a great position to be in because that’s what you can control,” Mullen added. “I don’t view it really as a playoff game because whoever wins doesn’t go on to the playoffs. There’s a lot more football ahead of us before any of that stuff.”
The Gators (7-1, 4-1 SEC) are coming off a 38-27 victory over South Carolina last week, while the Bulldogs (6-1, 3-1) registered a 21-0 shutout win over Kentucky a week ago.
“This game is huge,” Florida senior linebacker Jon Greenard said. “It sets us up for where we want to be moving forward with this team.
“We’ve got a lot of guys that can make some really good plays. We’ve got a lot of guys that think this team can take it the distance. At this point, we’ve just got to play football.”
Meanwhile, No. 15 SMU travels to take on No. 24 Memphis at Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium and this game is live on ABC and streaming live on the WatchESPN App. Game time is slated for 7:30 pm ET.
First place in the AAC West is on the line.
The Mustangs (8-0, 4-0 American) are undefeated this season, while the Tigers (7-1, 3-1) have dropped one game so far this season.
Elsewhere, reigning champion Clemson, which has so far won eight straight this season, has a relatively easy assignment against Wofford, starting at 4:00 pm and live on the ACC Network.
Following the upset win over Oklahoma last week, No. 22 Kansas State will take aim at Kansas when they travel to Lawrence to face the Jayhawks at Memorial Stadium.
College Football Today Live
Saturday, November 2
No. 14 Michigan at Maryland, 12 p.m. ET, ABC
NC State at No.23 Wake Forest, 12 p.m. ET, ESPN
Boston College at Syracuse, 12 p.m. ET, ACCN
Houston at UCF, 12 p.m. ET, ESPN2
UTSA at Texas A&M, 12 p.m. ET, SECN
Buffalo at Eastern Michigan, 12 p.m. ET, ESPNU
Old Dominion at Florida International, 12 p.m. ET, ESPN+
Liberty at UMass, 12 p.m. ET
Northern Illinois at Central Michigan, 12 p.m. ET, CBSSN
Nebraska at Purdue, 1:00 p.m. ET, FOX
Akron at Bowling Green, 2:00 p.m. ET, ESPN+
Virginia Tech at No. 16 Notre Dame, 2:30 p.m. ET, NBC
Troy at Coastal Carolina, 3:00 p.m. ET, ESPN3
No. 8 Georgia vs. No. 6 Florida, 3:30 p.m. ET, CBS
No. 22 Kansas State at Kansas, 3:30 p.m. ET, FS1
Rutgers at Illinois, 3:30 p.m. ET, BTN
Arkansas State at UL Monroe, 3:30 p.m. ET, ESPNU
UNLV at Colorado State, 3:30 p.m. ET
Miami (FL) at Florida State, 3:30 p.m. ET, ABC
TCU at Oklahoma State, 3:30 p.m. ET, ESPN
Marshall at Rice, 3:30 p.m ET
UTEP at North Texas, 3:30 p.m. ET, NFL Network
Army at Air Force, 3:30 p.m. ET, CBSSN
Middle Tennessee at Charlotte, 3:30 p.m. ET, ESPN3
Wofford at No. 7 Clemson, 4:00 p.m. ET, ACCN
No. 9 Utah at Washington, 4:00 p.m. ET
Florida Atlantic at Western Kentucky, 4:00 p.m. ET, ESPN+
Mississippi State at Arkansas, 4:00 p.m. ET, SECN
Pittsburgh at Georgia Tech, 4:00 p.m. ET, ACCNX
Tulsa at Tulane, 4:00 p.m. ET, ESPN2
Oregon State at Arizona, 4:30 ET, Pac-12 Networks
Texas State at Louisiana, 5:00 p.m. ET, ESPN+
Ole Miss at No. 11 Auburn, 7:00 p.m. ET, ESPN
No. 17 Cincinnati at East Carolina, 7:00 p.m. ET, CBSSN
Northwestern at Indiana, 7:00 p.m. ET, FS1
UAB at Tennessee, 7:00 p.m. ET, ESPNU
No. 15 SMU at No. 24 Memphis, 7:30 p.m. ET, ABC
Virginia at North Carolina, 7:30 p.m. ET, ACCN
Vanderbilt at South Carolina, 7:30 p.m. ET, SECN
No. 7 Oregon at USC, 8:00 p.m. ET, FOX
BYU at Utah State, 10:00 p.m. ET, ESPN2
Colorado at UCLA, 10:00 p.m. ET, Pac-12 Networks
No. 21 Boise State at San Jose State, 10:30 p.m. ET, CBSSN
New Mexico at Nevada, 10:30 p.m. ET, ESPNU
Fresno State at Hawaii, 11:59 p.m. ET