Two games matching ranked Southeastern Conference teams, including the Deep South’s Oldest Rivalry, highlights Week 5 of the college football season on Saturday.
At the Bryant-Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa, No. 2 Alabama will welcome No. 13 Texas A&M in what should be a very entertaining encounter. Coverage of this game is on CBS with kick-off slated for 3:30 pm ET.
On Saturday, the Aggies go into the game seeking their biggest SEC victory since 2012 when Johnny Manziel when into Tuscaloosa and beat the Crimson Tide.
According to ESPN’s Football Power Index, Alabama holds a 90.7 percent chance of beating Texas A&M this weekend.
The Crimson Tide opened up the season last week with a 38-19 victory at Missouri, while the Aggies battled to a struggling 17-12 win over Vanderbilt.
“A victory is a victory, but all three phases didn’t play how I thought we could or how we can,” Aggies coach Jimbo Fisher said.
“We made the plays when we had to, but, man, too much inconsistency. We’ve just got to get them to play better and that’s my fault.”
Tide coach Nick Saban said: “I think it’s pretty obvious that it was a good win for the opening game of the season.”
“Any time you can win a game in the SEC, you have to be happy about that. I thought we played well in the first half, which shows the preparation and focus the players had.
“We also didn’t maintain our focus and enthusiasm throughout the second half, and it showed in our performance. Hopefully, we’ll be able to get a lot of players to make improvement throughout the week so we can play better.”
Also on the SEC ranked teams schedule, No. 7 Auburn visits No. 4 Georgia on Saturday night. This matchup, scheduled for the Sanford Stadium in Athens, will get going at 7:30 pm and ESPN will provide the live nationally broadcasting coverage. WatchESPN.com will have live online streaming.
Meanwhile, No. 1 Clemson will entertain Virginia in a rematch of last season’s Atlantic Coast Conference championship game.
Elsewhere, No. 3 Florida welcomes South Carolina at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium in Gainesville, live on ESPN and WatchESPN, starting at Noon.
In other games, No. 9 Texas entertains TCU, defending champion LSU, which slipped to No. 20 after last week’s defeat to Mississippi State, will look to bounce back at Vanderbilt, while No. 18 Oklahoma goes to Iowa State, aiming to bounce back from last week’s shocking defeat to Kansas State
College Football Week 5 Schedule
All Times (ET)
South Carolina at No. 3 Florida 12:00pm ESPN | WatchESPN.com
TCU at No. 9 Texas 12:00pm FOX | FoxsportsGo.com
Missouri at No. 21 Tennessee 12:00pm SECN | WatchESPN.com
NC State at No. 24 Pittsburgh 12:00pm ACCN | WatchESPN.com
Baylor at West Virginia 12:00pm ABC | WatchESPN.com
Arkansas State at Coastal Carolina 12:00pm ESPN2 | WatchESPN.com
East Carolina at Georgia State 12:00pm ESPNU | WatchESPN.com
UTSA at UAB 12:30pm Stadium
North Alabama at Liberty 1:00pm ESPN3
Abilene Christian at Army 1:30pm CBSSN
No. 13 Texas A&M at No. 2 Alabama 3:30pm CBS
No. 25 Memphis at SMU 3:30pm ESPN2 | WatchESPN.com
No. 17 Oklahoma State at Kansas 3:30pm ESPN | WatchESPN.com
No. 12 North Carolina at Boston College 3:30pm ABC | WatchESPN.com
USF at No. 15 Cincinnati 3:30pm ESPN+
Texas Tech at Kansas State 3:30pm FS1 | FoxsportsGo.com
Virginia Tech at Duke 4:00pm ACCN | WatchESPN.com
Ole Miss at Kentucky 4:00pm SECN | WatchESPN.com
Jacksonville State at Florida State 4:00pm RSN/ESPN3
Charlotte at Florida Atlantic 4:00pm ESPNU | WatchESPN.com
WKU at Middle Tennessee 5:00pm ESPN3
Navy at Air Force 6:00pm CBSSN
Georgia Southern at ULM 7:00pm ESPN+
No. 7 Auburn at No. 4 Georgia 7:30pm ESPN | WatchESPN.com
Tulsa at No. 11 UCF 7:30pm ESPN2
No. 18 Oklahoma at Iowa State 7:30pm ABC | WatchESPN.com
Arkansas at No. 16 Mississippi State 7:30pm SECN Alt.
No. 20 LSU at Vanderbilt 7:30pm SECN | WatchESPN.com
Southern Miss at North Texas 7:30pm Stadium
Virginia at No. 1 Clemson 8:00pm ACCN | WatchESPN.com