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The Canes don’t have a game this week, but that doesn’t mean we’re not watching football! Come hang out and discuss the action

NCAA Football: Wisconsin at Michigan Tim Fuller-USA TODAY Sports

Hello Sports Fans!

It’s the early window of games on October 20th, and we’re back with an open thread. This week doesn’t have a Miami Hurricanes game, we’re on a bye this week, but there’s plenty to watch if you’re a CFB fan.

The headliner early, for me, is Michigan-Michigan State. Hey, hey, HEY!!!! I’m a native Detroiter, and have multiple friends and family members who have attended each institution. I grew up as a Michigan fan, and even though Miami is #1 in my heart, I still root for Michigan from afar. So, you know where I stand on this one. #GoBlue

The biggest game for in Miami’s sphere of the CFB world is Clemson-NC State. Both teams are undefeated, Clemson at 6-0 (3-0 ACC) and NC State at 5-0 (2-0 ACC). So, the winner of this game is squarely in the driver’s seat on the other side of the conference from Miami. Obviously, Clemson is the favorite; they’re the 3-time defending ACC champions and one of the 3-5 best programs in America. But NC State is a good, undefeated team, and they’ve traditionally played Clemson tough.

Could NC State dethrone the multiple-time ACC Champs? We’ll see.

Here’s your rooting guide for the ACC games today (including Clemson-NC State)

And here’s your viewing chart for all the games on this College Football Saturday:

10/20 viewing guide

Matchup Time (ET) TV Streaming
Matchup Time (ET) TV Streaming
#6 Michigan at #24 Michigan State 12:00 PM FOX FoxSportsGo.com
#9 Oklahoma at TCU 12:00 PM ABC WatchESPN.com
Maryland at #19 Iowa 12:00 PM ESPN2 WatchESPN.com
#20 Cincinnati at Temple 12:00 PM ESPNU WatchESPN.com
Illinois at #23 Wisconsin 12:00 PM FS1 FoxSportsGo.com
Buffalo at Toledo 12:00 PM ESPN+ ESPN+
Tulsa at Arkansas 12:00 PM SEC Network WatchESPN.com
Auburn at Ole Miss 12:00 PM ESPN WatchESPN.com
Northwestern at Rutgers 12:00 PM BTN FoxSportsGo.com
Miami (OH) at Army 12:00 PM CBSSN CBSSports.com
North Carolina at Syracuse 12:20 PM ACC Network WatchESPN.com
Virginia at Duke 12:30 PM ACC Network WatchESPN.com
Idaho State at Liberty 2:00 PM None WatchESPN.com
Bowling Green at Ohio 2:00 PM None WatchESPN.com
Utah State at Wyoming 2:30 PM AT&T SportsNet WatchStadium.com
Florida Atlantic at Marshall 2:30 PM None Facebook
Charlotte at Middle Tennessee 3:00 PM None WatchESPN.com
Eastern Michigan at Ball State 3:00 PM ESPN+ ESPN+
Western Michigan at Central Michigan 3:00 PM ESPN+ ESPN+
#1 Alabama at Tennessee 3:30 PM CBS CBSSports.com
#16 NC State at #3 Clemson 3:30 PM ESPN WatchESPN.com
Colorado at #15 Washington 3:30 PM FOX FoxSportsGo.com
#18 Penn State at Indiana 3:30 PM ABC WatchESPN.com
Coastal Carolina at UMass 3:30 PM Eleven/NESN+ UMassAthletics.com
Houston at Navy 3:30 PM CBSSN CBSSports.com
SMU at Tulane 3:30 PM ESPNU WatchESPN.com
Akron at Kent State 3:30 PM ESPN+ ESPN+
Louisiana at Appalachian State 3:30 PM ESPN+ ESPN+
UTEP at Louisiana Tech 3:30 PM ESPN+ ESPN+
Wake Forest at Florida State 3:30 PM ESPN2 WatchESPN.com
Minnesota at Nebraska 3:30 PM BTN FoxSportsGo.com
Kansas at Texas Tech 3:30 PM FS1 FoxSportsGo.com
Memphis at Missouri 4:00 PM SEC Network WatchESPN.com
California at Oregon State 4:00 PM Pac-12 Networks Pac-12.com
Georgia Southern at New Mexico State 6:00 PM Eleven/FSN Aggievision
#22 Mississippi State at #5 LSU 7:00 PM ESPN WatchESPN.com
#10 UCF at East Carolina 7:00 PM ESPN2 WatchESPN.com
UConn at #21 South Florida 7:00 PM CBSSN CBSSports.com
UTSA at Southern Mississippi 7:00 PM ESPN+ ESPN+
Texas State at UL Monroe 7:00 PM None WatchESPN.com
#2 Ohio State at Purdue 7:30 PM ABC WatchESPN.com
#12 Oregon at #25 Washington State 7:30 PM FOX FoxSportsGo.com
Vanderbilt at #14 Kentucky 7:30 PM SEC Network WatchESPN.com
Fresno State at New Mexico 7:30 PM ESPNU WatchESPN.com
Rice at Florida Intl 7:30 PM ESPN+ ESPN+
North Texas at UAB 7:30 PM beIN Sports beINSports.com
Old Dominion at Western Kentucky 7:30 PM ESPN+ ESPN+
USC at Utah 8:00 PM Pac-12 Networks Pac-12.com
Arizona at UCLA 10:30 PM ESPN2 WatchESPN.com
San Jose State at San Diego State 10:30 PM CBSSN CBSSports.com
Nevada at Hawai'i 11:59 PM Spectrum Sports PPV WatchStadium.com

And that’s it.

What game(s) are you looking forward to this week? Who will you be watching?

Hop in the comments and discuss the CFB happenings, you guys.

Go Canes

(not today, but #soon)