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Week 8: College Football Schedule Today, Oct. 19

MIAMI, FL, Sporting Alert – Three Associated Press ranked vs. ranked matchups are listed for Week 8 on the college football schedule on Saturday, Oct. 19.


No. 16 Michigan at No. 7 Penn State

No. 17 Arizona State at No. 13 Utah

No. 12 Oregon at No. 25 Washington

Highlighting them all is the Big Ten East clash between No. 7 Penn State against No. 16 Michigan at Beaver Stadium.

Game time for this encounter begins in Happy Valley begins at 7:30 pm and ABC will provide live television coverage. and its mobile app will also provide live online streaming coverage.

The Nittany Lions (6-0, 3-0 Big Ten) are undefeated so far this season after six starts, with four of those wins coming at home.

Penn State picked up a narrow 17-12 victory over then-No. 17 Iowa last week and is confident about extending the winning form in Week 8.

The Wolverines (5-1, 3-1), meanwhile, have won three straight since losing to Wisconsin in Week 3 and needed a late rush to fend away Illinois in a 42-25 result on Saturday.

According to ESPN’s Football Power Index, the home side comes in with an almost 79 percent chance of winning its seventh straight.

The Nittany Lions’ mean defense has only let in 49 points so far this season and has put up 252.

However, Michigan will need to improve defensively if they are going to change their recent history in Happy Valley.

In the meantime, the next two ranked vs. ranked battles will come from Pac-12 clashes.

In the Pac-12 South, No. 13 Utah will entertain No. 17 Arizona State at Rice-Eccles Stadium in Salt Lake City, while No. 12 Oregon is at No. 25 Washington in the Pac-12 North.

Game time for the Utes (5-1, 2-1 Pac-12) against the Sun Devils (5-1, 2-1) is slated for 6:00 pm ET on the Pac-12 Network, while the Ducks (5-1, 3-0) versus the Huskies (5-2, 2-2) is set for 3:30 at Husky Stadium in Seattle, live on ABC and streaming on WatchESPN.

In other notable games in Week 8, No. 1 Alabama will welcome Tennessee to Tuscaloosa, the in-form No. 2 LSU heads to Starkville to face Mississippi State at Davis Wade Stadium, while No. 3 Clemson takes on Louisville.

No. 5 Oklahoma welcome West Virginia in Norman at Noon ET, while No. 6 Wisconsin goes for its seventh win of the season against Illinois.

Complete College Football Week 8 Schedule

Saturday, October 19

No. 3 Clemson at Louisville, 12 p.m. ET, ABC

West Virginia at No. 5 Oklahoma, 12 p.m. ET, FOX

No. 6 Wisconsin at Illinois, 12 p.m. ET, BTN

No. 9 Florida at South Carolina, 12 p.m. ET, ESPN

No. 11 Auburn at Arkansas, 12 p.m. ET, SECN

Purdue at No. 23 Iowa, 12 p.m. ET, ESPN2

Georgia Tech at Miami, 12 p.m. ET, ACCN

Iowa State at Texas Tech, 12 p.m. ET, FS1

NC State at Boston College (3-3), 12 p.m. ET, ACCNX

Kent State at Ohio, 12 p.m. ET, CBSSN

Houston at UConn, 12 p.m. ET, ESPNU

Toledo (4-2) at Ball State, 2 p.m. ET, ESPN+

Central Michigan at Bowling Green, 2 p.m. ET, ESPN3

Oregon State at California, 2:30 p.m. ET

Northern Illinois at Miami (OH), 2:30 p.m. ET, ESPN+

TCU at Kansas State, 2:30 p.m. ET

New Mexico at Wyoming, 3 p.m. ET

Coastal Carolina at Georgia Southern, 3 p.m. ET, ESPN3

No. 2 LSU at Mississippi State, 3:30 p.m. ET

Oregon at Washington, 3:30 p.m. ET, ABC

No. 20 Minnesota at Rutgers, 3:30 p.m. ET

Duke at Virginia, 3:30 p.m. ET, ACCN

Temple at No. 19 SMU, 3:30 p.m. ET, ESPN2

Indiana at Maryland, 3:30 p.m. ET, BTN

Tulsa at No. 21 Cincinnati, 3:30 p.m. ET, ESPNU

UL Monroe at No. 24 Appalachian State, 3:30 p.m. ET, ESPN+

Buffalo at Akron, 3:30 p.m. ET, ESPN3

South Florida at Navy, 3:30 p.m. ET, ESPN3

North Carolina at Virginia Tech, 3:30 p.m. ET, ACCNX

Southern Miss at Louisiana Tech, 3:30 p.m. ET, NFLN

No. 18 Baylor at Oklahoma State, 4 p.m. ET, FOX

Middle Tennessee at North Texas, 4 p.m. ET

Old Dominion at UAB, 4 p.m. ET, ESPN+

No. 22 Missouri at Vanderbilt, 4 p.m. ET, SECN

Charlotte at Western Kentucky, 4 p.m. ET, ESPN+

Kentucky at No. 10 Georgia, 6 p.m. ET, ESPN

No. 17 Arizona State at Utah, 6 p.m. ET

Maine at Liberty, 6 p.m. ET, ESPN+

Rice at UTSA, 6 p.m. ET, ESPN3

Kansas at No. 15 Texas, 7 p.m. ET, LHN

Tulane at Memphis, 7 p.m. ET, ESPN2

Army at Georgia State, 7 p.m. ET, ESPN+

Colorado at Washington State, 7 p.m. ET, ESPNU

UTEP at Florida International, 7 p.m. ET, ESPN+

San Diego State at San Jose State, 7 p.m. ET

East Carolina at UCF, 7 p.m. ET, CBSSN

Wester Michigan at Eastern Michigan, 7 p.m. ET, ESPN+

No. 16 Michigan at No. 7 Penn State, 7:30 p.m. ET, ABC

Florida State at Wake Forest, 7:30 p.m. ET, ACCN

Texas A&M at Ole Miss, 7:30 p.m. ET, SECN

Tennessee at No. 1 Alabama, 9 p.m. ET, ESPN

Arizona at USC, 9:30 p.m. ET, Pac12 Network

Nevada at Utah State, 10:15 p.m. ET, ESPNU

No. 14 Boise State at BYU, 10:15 p.m. ET, ESPN2

Air Force at Hawaii, 11 p.m. ET, CBSSN

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