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Saturday Open Thread

There's football on today, but not Auburn football. Here's a place for you to talk about it!

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Here's what I wrote in the TV Guide post from the other day about today's games:

There are five match-ups involving Top 25 teams playing each other this week to keep an eye on. Those begin with one Auburn fans have some interest in with #14 Kansas State at #11 Oklahoma at noon. A Kansas State victory in Norman will go a long way to helping Auburn's strength of schedule and make that Thursday night victory in Manhattan look even better.

Next up at 3:30 is #21 Texas A&M at #7 Alabama. This game has been a fun addition to the SEC slate in the past two seasons. It will be interesting to see if this weekend's game adds to the growing fun or becomes a stinker one way or another. Going back to the Big XII, we have #15 Oklahoma State at #12 TCU at 4pm on FS1, then a bit of a break between these and the marquee games of the day.

#2 Florida State will face their toughest remaining test at 8pm against #5 Notre Dame at home. Win this one and it's smooth sailing towards the playoffs for the Seminoles. At 10:30pm, #23 Stanford will travel to #17 Arizona State to round out the Top 25 match-ups for the day.

Around the SEC, #10 Georgia will travel to Arkansas in one of the SEC East's best chances for a victory over the SEC West this season. I really think this is one the Razorbacks have a decent chance of pulling out, but we'll see. #3 Ole Miss will take on Tennessee at home, Kentucky at LSU, and if you're really into punishing yourself, you can watch Missouri at Florida.

Now if you want the more detailed schedule to help with what all's going on today, here's the full schedule reposted:

Sat, Oct 18, 2014 Time (ET) TV
Iowa @ Maryland 12:00 PM ESPN2
Furman @ South Carolina 12:00 PM SECN
Syracuse @ Wake Forest 12:00 PM ESPN3/ESPNGP
(4) Baylor @ West Virginia 12:00 PM FS1
Purdue @ Minnesota 12:00 PM
(14) Kansas State @ (11) Oklahoma 12:00 PM ESPN
Western Kentucky @ Florida Atlantic 12:00 PM AMSN
Texas-San Antonio @ Louisiana Tech 12:00 PM FSN
Tulane @ UCF 12:00 PM ESPNU
South Florida @ Tulsa 12:00 PM ESNN
Virginia @ Duke 12:30 PM ESPN3/ESPNGP
Western Michigan @ Bowling Green 2:00 PM ESPN3/ESPNGP
Akron @ Ohio 2:00 PM ESPN3
Eastern Michigan @ Massachusetts 3:00 PM ESPN3
Appalachian State @ Troy 3:00 PM ESPN3
(24) Clemson @ Boston College 3:30 PM ESPNU
(8) Michigan State @ Indiana 3:30 PM ESPN
Army @ Kent State 3:30 PM ESPN3
North Carolina State @ Louisville 3:30 PM ESPN3/ESPNGP
Rutgers @ (13) Ohio State 3:30 PM ABC/ESPN2
(21) Texas A&M @ (7) Alabama 3:30 PM CBS
Kansas @ Texas Tech 3:30 PM FSN
UCLA @ California 3:30 PM ABC/ESPN2
UAB @ Middle Tennessee 3:30 PM FCS
New Mexico @ Air Force 3:30 PM ROOT
Ball State @ Central Michigan 3:30 PM ESPN3
Cincinnati @ Southern Methodist 3:30 PM CBSS
(10) Georgia @ Arkansas 4:00 PM SECN
(15) Oklahoma State @ (12) TCU 4:00 PM FS1
San Jose State @ Wyoming 4:00 PM ESPN3
Miami (OH) @ Northern Illinois 5:00 PM ESPN3
New Mexico State @ Idaho 5:00 PM ESPN3
Colorado @ (22) USC 6:00 PM PAC12
(25) Marshall @ FIU 6:00 PM
Missouri @ Florida 7:00 PM ESPN2
Georgia Tech @ North Carolina 7:00 PM ESPNU
Tennessee @ (3) Mississippi 7:00 PM ESPN
Southern Miss @ North Texas 7:00 PM AMSN
Utah State @ Colorado State 7:00 PM CBSS
Kentucky @ LSU 7:30 PM SECN
(19) Nebraska @ Northwestern 7:30 PM BTN
Georgia State @ South Alabama 7:30 PM ESPN3
(5) Notre Dame @ (2) Florida State 8:00 PM ABC
Iowa State @ Texas 8:00 PM LGHN
Washington @ (9) Oregon 8:00 PM FS1
Nevada @ Brigham Young 10:15 PM ESPN2
(23) Stanford @ (17) Arizona State 10:30 PM ESPN
Hawaii @ San Diego State 10:30 PM CBSS

Enjoy your day of care-free College Football! I'll pop in as I can, but with drill this weekend it's unlikely I'll be able to watch any of the early and afternoon games.