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2014 College Football Top 25 and SEC TV Schedule Week Nine: How To Watch, Game Times, Channels

Get all of your viewing information right here for another really good weekend of college football.

Stacy Revere

After a weekend off, State fans awaken from their college football hibernation to prepare for a... CBS game against Kentucky?  Am I reading that right?  Despite how unreal that sounds, it is a real thing, as the Bulldogs and Wildcats will battle as the SEC, ah, "game of the week" on CBS.  This week's schedule features some pretty good games across the board.  And as we get deeper into the season, every game counts just a little more, so the intensity of these matchups seems to ratchet up a bit.  We are going to do things a bit differently today, so first we'll give you the full schedule of Top 25, SEC and other games over interest, and then I will share with you my viewing picks and how to watch football this Saturday.

Enjoy folks, and here's your full college football games of interest schedule for week nine:

TIME ROAD TEAM HOME TEAM NETWORK
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 23TH
6 p.m. Connecticut - 21
No. 18 East Carolina - 31
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7 p.m. Miami (Fl) - 30
Virginia Tech - 6
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FRIDAY, OCTOBER 24TH
6 p.m.
South Florida - 17
Cincinnati - 34
6:30 p.m.
Troy - 13
South Alabama - 27
8 p.m.
BYU - 30
Boise State - 55
9 p.m.
No. 6 Oregon - 59
California - 41
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 25TH
11 a.m.
Texas
No. 11 Kansas State
11 a.m. Rutgers
No. 16 Nebraska
11 a.m. UAB
Arkansas
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1 p.m. No. 25 UCLA
Colorado
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2:30 p.m. No. 1 Mississippi State
Kentucky
2:30 p.m. Michigan
No. 8 Michigan State
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2:30 p.m. Texas Tech
No. 10 TCU
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2:30 p.m. No. 22 West Virginia
Oklahoma State
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2:30 p.m. Florida Atlantic
Marshall
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2:30 p.m. Oregon State
Stanford
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3 p.m. Vanderbilt
Missouri
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4 p.m. No. 15 Arizona
Washington State
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6 p.m. Syracuse
No. 21 Clemson
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6:15 p.m. No. 3 Ole Miss
No. 24 LSU
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6:30 p.m. No. 4 Alabama
Tennessee
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6:30 p.m. South Carolina
No. 5 Auburn
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7 p.m. No. 13 Ohio State
Penn State
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9 p.m.
No. 20 USC
No. 19 Utah
9:45 p.m. No. 14 Arizona State
Washington
Breakfast: College Gameday

After taking a slight detour last week to poorsignchoicesville, Florida, Gameday has returned to its rightful home this week: an SEC campus.  This week the ESPN show will originate from Baton Rouge where there is zero some a good chance that we'll see someone cooking Nutria in a large pot as the show opens with a sweeping shot across the tailgating scene at 8 a.m.

The Tigers seem to have settled down a bit after back to back big losses to MSU and Auburn a few weeks ago, and they will get an unusual opportunity for themselves Saturday night: a chance to play the spoiler.  LSU-Ole Miss always seems to be a good game, so why wouldn't a pregame show prior to said game be any different?  Expect lots of crazy fans, a few bowties mixed into the crowd, and if we're lucky, John Goodman in an ill-fitting LSU shirt as the guest picker.

Brunch: Texas at Kansas State

Stop laughing because this may be the best game on at high noon.  Your choices are this or Rutgers versus Nebraska, and if you really want to see New Jersey violence, wouldn't you rather watch a well done mobster film?

Mid-Afternoon: Mississippi State at Kentucky [or] Michigan at Michigan State [bonus or] West Virginia at Oklahoma State

This midday slate reads like a lot of books that you can buy in an airport just before a flight: good not great, and entertaining enough to get you where you're going.  None of these games stick out nationally, although as a State fan, I'm obviously going to be tuning into CBS to see how many times Verne and Gary can passively state that they don't want to be in Lexington.

The sleeper of this three game set may be West Virginia at Oklahoma State.  The Mountaineers are coming off of a huge win at home over Baylor, and the Cowboys are coming off a not-so-enjoyable huge loss to TCU.  As per college football rules, expect the unexpected in this game.  Oh and lots of points, probably.

Evening: Ole Miss at LSU [or] Ohio State at Penn State [or] USC at Utah

There you are, nighttime slate.  You will save this day with your triple-set of great games that spans three different conferences.  You really do have your pick of what to watch Saturday night between the SEC, Big Ten, or Pac-12, with all three being pretty good matchups with big implications.  As we stated earlier, LSU will get the rare opportunity to play spoiler to its, ah, "rival" *coughcoughcough* Ole Miss.  Penn State stands as one of only two defenses left between Ohio State and contending for a playoff spot this year.  Penn State is riding an ugly two-game losing streak.  Can they bounce back at home?  Out west, USC travels to Utah in a game that should help shake out the Pac 12 south picture at least a little bit.  Between these three games, you should be plenty entertained Saturday night.

Enjoy it to the fullest, because college football season is more than halfway over now :((((((