CLEMSON, SC, Sporting Alert – College Football AP Top 25 schedule, TV channels, livescores, live box scores and streaming for the Week 5 games on the schedule for Saturday, Oct. 1.
Among the listed games on the fixture for Saturday are three highlighted clashes that involve AP Top 25 ranked v ranked teams.
Heading that list is the 8:00pm ET battle at Memorial Stadium between the No. 3 Louisville and No. 5 Clemson.
Lamar Jackson v Deshaun Watson
This matchup will see two of the nation’s top quarterbacks, Lamar Jackson and Deshaun Watson going head-to-head in what is expected to be a thriller.
There is no doubt that QB Jackson is the current Heisman front-runner and he will lead the Cardinals (4-0) who are going for a fifth straight victory on the season.
So far, Jackson has accounted for 25 touchdowns for Louisville and has thrown for 1,330 yards and rushed for 526 yards – with a QBR of 93.4.
Meanwhile, preseason Heisman Trophy favourite Watson has tallied 996 yards in the air thus far and nine touchdowns.
In the last performance, the Tigers (4-0) beat Georgia Tech 26-7, with Watson going 32 of 48 on completed passes for 304 yards and two touchdowns.
Jackson Was Even Better
Jackson was even more prominent against Marshall in a 59-28 victory in Week 4, with the sophomore throwing for a career-high 417 yards and accounting for seven touchdowns, including five from passes.
The last time Louisville and Clemson met, the Tigers came away with a 20-17 victory last September.
Interestingly, there have been significant movements in Vegas from what was posted at the start of the season.
In August, Clemson was entered as a 10-point favourite for this home clash, but it’s Louisville, the team now favoured by 2 heading into Saturday’s battle.
Michigan v Wisconsin: College Football Must Watch
Also on Saturday, No. 4 Michigan is bracing itself for what is expected to be a very challenging encounter with one of the nation’s in-form programs, No. 8 Wisconsin at Michigan Stadium, in Ann Arbor.
Kick-off for this matchup is set for 3:30pm ET, with these two teams meeting for the first time since 2010.
The Wolverines (4-0) have not beaten an AP Top 10 ranked team since 2008, and are on an 11 consecutive game losing streak, according to the stats guru.
Last time out, the Badgers (4-0) routed Michigan State 30-6 over the weekend, while Michigan thrashed Penn State 49-10 on Saturday as well.
In the other AP Top 25 games involving ranked v ranked teams, No. 11 Tennessee is at No. 25 Georgia, looking to build on last weekend’s magical come from behind 38-28 win over Florida to end their 11-game losing streak in that series.
The Vols are heavily favoured by 71.6-percent, according to ESPN’s Football Power Index to win this game, with the oddsmakers listing the home side as 3.5-point favourites.
Tennessee beat Georgia 38-31 last year to end a five-game losing streak to the Bulldogs, but the Vols are searching for their first win in Athens since 2006.
Elsewhere on the college football schedule for Saturday, No. 1 Alabama will play host to Kentucky, No. 2 Ohio State returns from a rested week against Rutgers at Ohio Stadium in Columbus, No. 12 Florida State meets North Carolina at home, No. 9 Texas A&M travels to South Carolina, while at Amon G. Carter Stadium, No. 21 TCU will play host to Oklahoma.
In other AP Top 25 games, No. 13 Baylor will travel to Iowa State, No. 22 Texas will tackle Oklahoma State at Boone Pickens Stadium in Stillwater, No. 14 Miami goes to Georgia Tech, while No. 16 Ole Miss will entertain Memphis.
AP Top 25 College Football Schedule: Week 5
ESPN3 Streaming Games and Selected Fixtures
Saturday, October 1
Notre Dame at Syracuse 12:00 PM ESPN, WatchESPN
Alcorn State at No. 20 Arkansas 12:00 PM SECN, WatchESPN
No. 13 Baylor at Iowa State 12:00 PM FS1
No. 23 Florida at Vanderbilt 12:00 PM SECN, WatchESPN
No. 22 Texas at Oklahoma State 12:00 PM ABC, WatchESPN
Rutgers at No. 2 Ohio State 12:00 PM BTN
Northwestern at Iowa 12:00 PM ESPNU, WatchESPN
No. 14 Miami at Georgia Tech 12:00 PM ESPN2, WatchESPN
Georgia State at Appalachian State 12:00 PM ESPN3
Virginia at Duke 12:30 PM ACCN, WatchESPN
Ohio at Miami (OH) 2:30 PM ESPN3
Eastern Michigan at Bowling Green 3:00 PM ESPN3
Louisiana Monroe at Auburn 3:30 PM SECN, WatchESPN
No. 11 Tennessee at No. 25 Georgia 3:30 PM CBS
Northern Illinois at Ball State 3:30 PM ESPN3
North Carolina at No. 12 Florida State 3:30 PM ESPN, WatchESPN
Akron at Kent State 3:30 PM ESPN3
Purdue at Maryland 3:30 PM BTN
No. 8 Wisconsin at No. 4 Michigan 3:30 PM ABC, WatchESPN
Illinois at No. 15 Nebraska 3:30 PM ESPN2, WatchESPN
Kansas State at West Virginia 3:30 PM ESPNU, WatchESPN
No. 9 Texas A&M at South Carolina 4:00 PM SECN, WatchESPN
Oklahoma at No. 21 TCU 5:00 PM FOX
Troy at Idaho 5:00 PM ESPN3
No. 18 Utah at California 6:00 PM PAC12
Memphis at No. 16 Ole Miss 7:00 PM ESPN2, WatchESPN
Kentucky at No. 1 Alabama 7:00 PM ESPN, WatchESPN
Incarnate Word at Texas State 7:30 PM ESPN3
Missouri at LSU 7:30 PM SECN, WatchESPN
No. 3 Louisville at No. 5 Clemson 8:00 PM ABC, WatchESPN
No. 19 San Diego State at South Alabama 8:00 PM ESPNN, WatchESPN
Louisiana Lafayette at New Mexico State 8:00 PM ESPN3
No. 17 Michigan State at Indiana 8:00 PM BTN
Arizona State at USC 8:30 PM FOX
Oregon at Washington State 9:30 PM PAC12
Utah State at No. 24 Boise State 10:15 PM ESPN2, WatchESPN
Arizona at UCLA 10:30 PM ESPN, WatchESPN