College Football Week 9 Viewing Guide
It’s that time again: College football week 9 is upon us. It’s not the fullest slate, but we’re still here with our trusty viewing guide to get you through the day! But who am I kidding—true college football fans have been waiting all year to see the Duke-Louisville showdown. Ah, there I go spoiling things! I’m just too excited!
College Football Week 9: The Early Slate
First Screen: Texas A&M vs. South Carolina (12 PM ET/11 AM CT, ESPN)
Historic rivals brought together once more under a Texas sky. It doesn’t get any better than this one, folks. The battle for the Bonham Trophy renews once more on this Saturday—who will take home the fabled prize? The Aggies will!
Second Screen: 4 Florida State at Wake Forest (12 PM ET/11 AM CT, ABC)
The Seminoles have had some close calls against lesser opponents. Wake Forest is a place where strange things have happened in recent years when welcoming in higher-ranked conference foes. Could the Seminoles be on upset alert? Who knows?
College Football Week 9: The Afternoon Slate
First Screen: 1 Georgia vs. Florida (3:30 ET/2:30 CT, CBS)
This year’s edition of the World’s Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party promises to be a defensive slog for at least the first half. The Gators have played some stout defense in big games this year, and may have found something offensively in recent weeks. I’m just trying to make this sound more interesting than the inevitable 44-13 UGA victory.
Second Screen: 8 Oregon at 13 Utah (3:30 ET/2:30 CT, FOX)
The yearly creep of Utah beginning to systematically dismantle every playoff contender in the PAC-12 churns on as the Ducks roll into Salt Lake City. Can Dan Lanning controvert the rising tide of destiny? Probably not!
College Football Week 9: The Evening Slate
First Screen: 3 Ohio State at Wisconsin (7:30 ET/6:30 CT, NBC)
This is the first time in a while that Ohio State will have visited Camp Randall—since 2016, as a matter of fact, when the Buckeyes barely escaped with a 7-point victory. Ohio State doesn’t exactly have the same kind of blistering offense that they did back then, but Wisconsin doesn’t have the same kind of suffocating defense that they have in years past.
Second Screen: 21 Tennessee at Kentucky (7:00 ET/6:00 CT, ESPN)
Kentucky still has a glimmer of a chance at the SEC East Title, so this game does indeed have some divisional implications. Tennessee would need some help too, but they still have yet to play the Bulldogs. With how the Volunteer offense has been playing, this will be a tough ask for them over in Lexington.