College football schedule, games 2020: What to watch in Week 7, TV channels, Saturday kickoff times

College football schedule, games 2020: What to watch in Week 7, TV channels, Saturday kickoff times


Week 7 of the college football season has arrived, and with it, so has the most anticipated game of the campaign. No. 3 Georgia will head to No. 2 Alabama on Saturday, a game that will be featured in prime time on CBS. The cross-divisional game could be a preview of the upcoming SEC Championship Game. And depending on how things unfold, it could also feature two College Football Playoff teams. 

But those are conversations for another day. Right now, it’s about enjoying football, and Georgia-Alabama is far from the only interesting matchup of the day. Every time slot has a game for someone and we’re here to break down the biggest ones of the day, from the American Athletic Conference to the SEC. 

Check out this week’s viewer’s guide with games, times, networks and storylines to follow below. 

The biggest games

Louisville at No. 4 Notre Dame — 2:30 p.m., NBC: This game received the “… but it’d be funny, right?” upset alert siren on the Cover 3 Podcast. The Cardinals’ defense has to slow the Fighting Irish’s vaunted run game, but there’s some desperation from Scott Satterfield’s team — a preseason dark horse darling — after starting 0-3 in conference play. Notre Dame may be in for a fight. 

UCF at Memphis — 3:30 p.m., ABC: I don’t care that this game isn’t between two ranked teams. It feels like could be. The reason why it’s not getting more play is that both teams are coming off of losses and open weeks. Don’t let the Knights and Tigers be out of sight, out of mind. These are still two of the AAC’s better teams and it’s an early-season battle to keep afloat in the race towards a conference title. 

No. 11 Texas A&M at Mississippi State — 4 p.m., ESPN: The Bulldogs’ upset over LSU feels like it was ages ago. Mike Leach’s offense has scored just two touchdowns in the past two games — both losses. Texas A&M is coming off a signature win over Florida. Aggies running back Isaiah Spiller has been good, but Mississippi State’s run defense is stout. A&M can’t afford a hangover game. 

No. 3 Georgia at No. 2 Alabama — 8 p.m., CBS: The most anticipated game of the weekend was thrown a wrench when Crimson Tide coach Nick Saban tested positive for the coronavirus. Offensive coordinator Steve Sarkisian, a former head coach at Washington and USC, will lead the way. Despite Saban’s absence, this game will count towards Saban’s unblemished record against his former assistants. Oh yeah, and the alpha spot in the SEC is on the line. This game is layered in storylines. 

Other big games

Pitt at No. 13 Miami (FL) — noon, ACC Network: This is a pivotal game for both teams, but especially so for Miami. OK, so the Hurricanes couldn’t keep up with Clemson. News flash: a lot of teams can’t. But if Miami has really taken a step forward, one loss can’t become two. Pitt is the type of team to feast on a hangover, too. The Panthers’ defensive front is one of the best in the nation and the offense has a good passing attack. This could be an exciting game in the early slot. 

No. 1 Clemson at Georgia Tech — noon, ABC: More than anything, we’re waiting on an ACC team to make Clemson work for 60 minutes. The Tigers have won their last nine conference games by at least three touchdowns. Will Georgia Tech catch their top-ranked opponent sleepwalking on the road? The Yellow Jackets have a fun quarterback in Jeff Sims, but that Clemson defense is elite. 

Kentucky at No. 18 Tennessee — noon, SEC Network: This is about getting back to basics for the Vols. Their supposedly great offensive line didn’t do well in the Week 6 loss to Georgia and Kentucky has a strong defense of its own. Tennessee may not be in the upper echelon of the SEC East yet, but it has to refocus on running the ball in a get-right game — especially with Alabama on the horizon. 

No. 5 North Carolina at Florida State — 7:30 p.m., ABC: Florida State hasn’t been winning a lot, but it’s found some mojo on offense with quarterback Jordan Travis. Can the Seminoles score enough to keep up with UNC quarterback Sam Howell? The Tar Heels are comfortable getting into shootouts. 

Boston College at No. 23 Virginia Tech — 8 p.m., ACC Network: It’ll be completely overshadowed by Georgia-Alabama, but don’t sleep on this game. This has some low-key fun potential in the final time slot of the day. Boston College has an impressive one-two punch with wide receiver Zay Flowers and tight end Hunter Long. Quarterback Phil Jurkovec has the arm to get it to them. Virginia Tech has been lights out on offense, too, but just hasn’t been at full strength because of COVID-19. Keep this one on your second screen. 

Want more college football in your life? Listen below and subscribe to the Cover 3 College Football podcast for top-notch insight and analysis beyond the gridiron.

Best of the rest

require.config({"baseUrl":"https://sportsfly.cbsistatic.com/fly-967/bundles/sportsmediajs/js-build","config":{"version":{"fly/components/accordion":"1.0","fly/components/alert":"1.0","fly/components/base":"1.0","fly/components/carousel":"1.0","fly/components/dropdown":"1.0","fly/components/fixate":"1.0","fly/components/form-validate":"1.0","fly/components/image-gallery":"1.0","fly/components/iframe-messenger":"1.0","fly/components/load-more":"1.0","fly/components/load-more-article":"1.0","fly/components/load-more-scroll":"1.0","fly/components/loading":"1.0","fly/components/modal":"1.0","fly/components/modal-iframe":"1.0","fly/components/network-bar":"1.0","fly/components/poll":"1.0","fly/components/search-player":"1.0","fly/components/social-button":"1.0","fly/components/social-counts":"1.0","fly/components/social-links":"1.0","fly/components/tabs":"1.0","fly/components/video":"1.0","fly/libs/easy-xdm":"2.4.17.1","fly/libs/jquery.cookie":"1.2","fly/libs/jquery.throttle-debounce":"1.1","fly/libs/jquery.widget":"1.9.2","fly/libs/omniture.s-code":"1.0","fly/utils/jquery-mobile-init":"1.0","fly/libs/jquery.mobile":"1.3.2","fly/libs/backbone":"1.0.0","fly/libs/underscore":"1.5.1","fly/libs/jquery.easing":"1.3","fly/managers/ad":"2.0","fly/managers/components":"1.0","fly/managers/cookie":"1.0","fly/managers/debug":"1.0","fly/managers/geo":"1.0","fly/managers/gpt":"4.3","fly/managers/history":"2.0","fly/managers/madison":"1.0","fly/managers/social-authentication":"1.0","fly/utils/data-prefix":"1.0","fly/utils/data-selector":"1.0","fly/utils/function-natives":"1.0","fly/utils/guid":"1.0","fly/utils/log":"1.0","fly/utils/object-helper":"1.0","fly/utils/string-helper":"1.0","fly/utils/string-vars":"1.0","fly/utils/url-helper":"1.0","libs/jshashtable":"2.1","libs/select2":"3.5.1","libs/jsonp":"2.4.0","libs/jquery/mobile":"1.4.5","libs/modernizr.custom":"2.6.2","libs/velocity":"1.2.2","libs/dataTables":"1.10.6","libs/dataTables.fixedColumns":"3.0.4","libs/dataTables.fixedHeader":"2.1.2","libs/dateformat":"1.0.3","libs/waypoints/infinite":"3.1.1","libs/waypoints/inview":"3.1.1","libs/waypoints/jquery.waypoints":"3.1.1","libs/waypoints/sticky":"3.1.1","libs/jquery/dotdotdot":"1.6.1","libs/jquery/flexslider":"2.1","libs/jquery/lazyload":"1.9.3","libs/jquery/maskedinput":"1.3.1","libs/jquery/marquee":"1.3.1","libs/jquery/numberformatter":"1.2.3","libs/jquery/placeholder":"0.2.4","libs/jquery/scrollbar":"0.1.6","libs/jquery/tablesorter":"2.0.5","libs/jquery/touchswipe":"1.6.18","libs/jquery/ui/jquery.ui.core":"1.11.4","libs/jquery/ui/jquery.ui.draggable":"1.11.4","libs/jquery/ui/jquery.ui.mouse":"1.11.4","libs/jquery/ui/jquery.ui.position":"1.11.4","libs/jquery/ui/jquery.ui.slider":"1.11.4","libs/jquery/ui/jquery.ui.sortable":"1.11.4","libs/jquery/ui/jquery.ui.touch-punch":"0.2.3","libs/jquery/ui/jquery.ui.autocomplete":"1.11.4","libs/jquery/ui/jquery.ui.accordion":"1.11.4","libs/jquery/ui/jquery.ui.tabs":"1.11.4","libs/jquery/ui/jquery.ui.menu":"1.11.4","libs/jquery/ui/jquery.ui.dialog":"1.11.4","libs/jquery/ui/jquery.ui.resizable":"1.11.4","libs/jquery/ui/jquery.ui.button":"1.11.4","libs/jquery/ui/jquery.ui.tooltip":"1.11.4","libs/jquery/ui/jquery.ui.effects":"1.11.4","libs/jquery/ui/jquery.ui.datepicker":"1.11.4"}},"shim":{"liveconnection/managers/connection":{"deps":["liveconnection/libs/sockjs-0.3.4"]},"liveconnection/libs/sockjs-0.3.4":{"exports":"SockJS"},"libs/setValueFromArray":{"exports":"set"},"libs/getValueFromArray":{"exports":"get"},"fly/libs/jquery.mobile-1.3.2":["version!fly/utils/jquery-mobile-init"],"libs/backbone.marionette":{"deps":["jquery","version!fly/libs/underscore","version!fly/libs/backbone"],"exports":"Marionette"},"fly/libs/underscore-1.5.1":{"exports":"_"},"fly/libs/backbone-1.0.0":{"deps":["version!fly/libs/underscore","jquery"],"exports":"Backbone"},"libs/jquery/ui/jquery.ui.tabs-1.11.4":["jquery","version!libs/jquery/ui/jquery.ui.core","version!fly/libs/jquery.widget"],"libs/jquery/flexslider-2.1":["jquery"],"libs/dataTables.fixedColumns-3.0.4":["jquery","version!libs/dataTables"],"libs/dataTables.fixedHeader-2.1.2":["jquery","version!libs/dataTables"],"https://sports.cbsimg.net/js/CBSi/app/VideoPlayer/AdobePass-min.js":["https://sports.cbsimg.net/js/CBSi/util/Utils-min.js"]},"map":{"*":{"adobe-pass":"https://sports.cbsimg.net/js/CBSi/app/VideoPlayer/AdobePass-min.js","facebook":"https://connect.facebook.net/en_US/sdk.js","facebook-debug":"https://connect.facebook.net/en_US/all/debug.js","google":"https://apis.google.com/js/plusone.js","google-platform":"https://apis.google.com/js/client:platform.js","google-csa":"https://www.google.com/adsense/search/async-ads.js","google-javascript-api":"https://www.google.com/jsapi","google-client-api":"https://apis.google.com/js/api:client.js","gpt":"https://securepubads.g.doubleclick.net/tag/js/gpt.js","newsroom":"https://c2.taboola.com/nr/cbsinteractive-cbssports/newsroom.js","recaptcha":"https://www.google.com/recaptcha/api.js?onload=loadRecaptcha&render=explicit","recaptcha_ajax":"https://www.google.com/recaptcha/api/js/recaptcha_ajax.js","supreme-golf":"https://sgapps-staging.supremegolf.com/search/assets/js/bundle.js","taboola":"https://cdn.taboola.com/libtrc/cbsinteractive-cbssports/loader.js","twitter":"https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js","video-utils":"https://sports.cbsimg.net/js/CBSi/util/Utils-min.js"}},"waitSeconds":300});



Source link

Leave a Reply