MIAMI, FL, Sporting Alert — The following is the college football schedule, live stream and TV channels for the games taking place in Week 8 on Saturday (21).
No. 1 Alabama, No. 2 Penn State and No. 4 TCU are the Top 5 teams in action this week and two of the three are expected to be tested at home.
The top-ranked Crimson Tide (7-0, 4-0 SEC) go in search of their eighth straight win this season when they host Tennessee (3-3, 0-3) at Bryant-Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa.
After the winning the first two games of the season, the Volunteers have dropped two of the last three and the visitors will try to avoid a third defeat in a row.
Alabama has been favored to win heavily by ESPN’s Football Power Index, which is giving Nick Saban men a 97.8 percent chance to win at home.
Meanwhile, the second-ranked Penn State (6-0, 3-0 Big Ten) will be well-rested for its first battle against a ranked team this season.
The Nittany Lions will welcome the visit of No. 19 Michigan (5-1, 2-1 Big Ten) at Beaver Stadium at University Park, with this game going off at 7:30 p.m. ET and live on ABC. WatchESPN will provide the live stream.
The Wolverines labored to an overtime 27-20 win at Indiana last week and will need to improve if they are going to upset the home side.
TCU is the other AP Top 5 team in action in Week 8.
The Horned Frogs (6-0, 3-0 Big 12) will take on Kansas (1-5, 0-3) and ESPN’s Football Power Index is giving the home side a 99 percent chance to pick up the victory at Amon G. Carter Stadium.
In other games involving AP Top 25 teams in Week 8, No. 11 USC and No. Notre Dame meeting at Notre Dame Stadium, while No. 8 Miami will entertain Syracuse.
College Football Schedule – Week 0
Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017
Maryland at No. 5 Wisconsin Noon FOX
No. 10 Oklahoma State at Texas Noon ABC
Louisville at Florida State Noon ESPN
Purdue at Rutgers Noon BTN
Temple at Army Noon CBSSN
Tulsa at UConn Noon ESPNU
Pittsburgh at Duke Noon ACCN
Akron at Toledo Noon ESPN3
Idaho at Missouri Noon SECN
Iowa at Northwestern Noon ESPN2
Iowa State at Texas Tech Noon FS1
Boston College at Virginia 12:30 pm RSN
NIU at Bowling Green 2:00 pm ESPN3
Troy at Georgia State 2:00 pm ESPN3
Kent State at Ohio 2:00 pm ESPN3
Western Michigan at Eastern Michigan 2:00 pm ESPN3
Buffalo at Miami, OH 2:30 pm ESPN3
Central Michigan at Ball State 3:00 pm ESPN3
Tennessee at No. 1 Alabama 3:30 pm CBS
Syracuse at No. 8 Miami, FL 3:30 pm ESPN
Indiana at No. 18 Michigan State 3:30 pm ABC
No. 20 UCF at Navy 3:30 pm CBSSN
Coastal Carolina at Appalachian State 3:30 pm ESPN3
Georgia Southern at UMass 3:30 pm NESN
Illinois at Minnesota 3:30 pm BTN
Arizona State at Utah 3:30 pm FS1
North Carolina at No. 14 Virginia Tech 3:30 pm ESPN2
Kentucky at Mississippi State 4:00 pm SECN
No. 9 Oklahoma at Kansas State 4:00 pm FOX
Oregon at UCLA 4:00 pm Pac-12N
SMU at Cincinnati 4:00 pm ESPNU
North Texas at Florida Atlantic 5:00 pm ESPN3
ULM at South Alabama 5:00 pm ESPN3
Utah State at UNLV 6:00 pm ATTSNRM
UAB at Charlotte 6:30 pm beIN SPORTS
No. 16 USF at Tulane 7:00 pm ESPN2
BYU at East Carolina 7:00 pm CBSSN
Southern Miss at Louisiana Tech 7:00 pm Stadium
Rice at UTSA 7:00 pm
No. 19 Michigan at No. 2 Penn State 7:30 pm ABC
No. 11 USC at No. 13 Notre Dame 7:30 pm NBC
No. 21 Auburn at Arkansas 7:30 pm SECN
No. 24 LSU at Ole Miss 7:15 pm ESPN
Wake Forest at Georgia Tech 7:30 pm ESPNU
No. 23 West Virginia at Baylor 8:00 pm FS2
Arizona at California 8:00 pm Pac-12N
Kansas at No. 4 TCU 8:00 pm FOX
Wyoming at Boise State 10:15 pm ESPN2
Fresno State at San Diego State 10:30 pm CBSSN
Colorado at No. 15 Washington State 10:45 pm ESPN