College football TV schedule, Week 11: Texas A&M-Alabama, Kansas State-TCU the must-watch games

Ronald Martinez

Call it hey-who-invited-these-guys Saturday. The nation's top two teams, Alabama and Kansas State, get tough tests from teams still on their first years in their new conferences.

Four of the nation's top five college football teams are on the road, the top two teams have serious challenges, and a trip to the Rose Bowl could be just about on the line. It's college football weekend! We only get like four more of them from here on out! HELP!


Can Alabama slow down Texas A&M?

The two biggest games of the day, No. 15 Texas A&M at No. 1 Alabama and No. 2 Kansas State at TCU, bring together national title contenders and new additions to their respective conferences. If the new guys play spoiler, things could get awkward in a hurry. And make no mistake: spoiling could be played in each of those games.

Elsewhere, No. 11 Oregon State and No. 14 Stanford battle (with the loser certainly out of this year's very confusing Rose Bowl race), No. 7 LSU tries to restore its momentum against No. 21 Mississippi State, and -- prediction time -- somebody from among No. 3 Oregon, No. 4 Notre Dame, No. 5 Georgia and No. 9 Louisville is gonna come very close to falling on the road against an outgunned opponent. And it won't be Oregon at Cal. Let's be serious.

The complete Week 11 college football TV schedule for FBS and FCS:

Thursday, November 8

7 p.m. ET ULM 6-3 at Arkansas State 6-3 ESPNU

7:30 p.m. ET 10 Florida State 8-1 at Virginia Tech 4-5 ESPN

Friday, November 9

8 p.m. ET Pittsburgh 4-5 at UConn 3-6 ESPN 2

Saturday, November 10

Noon ET 9 Louisville 9-0 at Syracuse 4-5 ABC

Noon ET Arkansas 4-5 at 8 S. Carolina 7-2 CBS

Noon ET Iowa State 5-4 at 17 Texas 7-2 Longhorn Network

Noon ET Army 2-7 at 23 Rutgers 7-1 ESPNU

Noon ET Kansas 1-8 at 22 Texas Tech 6-3 FSN

Noon ET Wisconsin 6-3 at Indiana 4-5 ESPN 2

Noon ET Purdue 3-6 at Iowa 4-5 Big Ten Network

Noon ET Northwestern 7-2 at Michigan 6-3 ESPN

Noon ET Cincinnati 6-2 at Temple 3-5 Big East Network

Noon ET Miami 5-4 at Virginia 3-6 ABC

Noon ET SE Missouri St. 3-6 at EIU 6-3 FCS

Noon ET St. Francis-PA 3-6 at Monmouth 4-4 FCS, ESPN3.com

Noon ET William & Mary 2-7 at Old Dominion 8-1 CSN

Noon ET Harvard 7-1 at Penn 4-4 NBCSN

Noon ET Princeton 4-4 at Yale 2-6 YES

12:21 p.m. ET ULL 5-3 at 6 Florida 8-1 SEC Network

12:21 p.m. ET Missouri 4-5 at Tennessee 4-5 SEC Network

12:30 p.m. ET Georgia Tech 4-5 at North Carolina 6-3 ACC Network

12:30 p.m. ET Colgate 6-3 at Lehigh 9-0 CBSSN

1 p.m. ET CMU 3-6 at EMU 1-8 WEMU

1 p.m. ET Kent State 8-1 at Miami-Ohio 4-5 SportsTime Ohio

1 p.m. ET FAU 2-7 at WKU 6-3 SBN, CSS

1 p.m. ET Northern Iowa 3-6 at South Dakota 1-8 ESPN3.com

1:30 p.m. ET Colorado 1-8 at Arizona 5-4 FX

1:30 p.m. ET Gardner-Webb 2-7 at CSU 4-5 ESPN3.com

2 p.m. ET UMass 0-9 at Akron 1-9

3 p.m. ET Wake Forest 5-4 at N.C. State 5-4 RSN

3 p.m. ET 11 Oregon St. 7-1 at 14 Stanford 7-2 FOX

3 p.m. ET Arizona State 5-4 at 19 USC 6-3 Pac-12 Networks

3:30 p.m. ET 15 Texas A&M 7-2 at 1 Alabama 9-0 CBS

3:30 p.m. ET Maryland 4-5 at 13 Clemson 8-1 ESPNU

3:30 p.m. ET Baylor 4-4 at 12 Oklahoma 6-2 FSN

3:30 p.m. ET Penn State 6-3 at 16 Nebraska 7-2 ABC or ESPN 2

3:30 p.m. ET WMU 4-6 at Buffalo 2-7 Time Warner Cable

3:30 p.m. ET Minnesota 5-4 at Illinois 2-7 Big Ten Network

3:30 p.m. ET Wyoming 2-7 at New Mexico 4-6 Comcast

3:30 p.m. ET San Jose St 7-2 at New Mexico St 1-8 AggieVision

3:30 p.m. ET West Virginia 5-3 at Oklahoma St. 5-3 ABC

3:30 p.m. ET Air Force 5-4 at San Diego St 7-3 NBCSN

3:30 p.m. ET Navy 6-3 at Troy 4-5 ESPN3.com

3:30 p.m. ET Furman 3-6 at Appalachian St. 7-3 ESPN3.com

3:30 p.m. ET Stony Brook 9-1 at Liberty 4-5 MASN

3:30 p.m. ET SDSU 7-2 at NDSU 8-1 FCS

3:35 p.m. ET Portland State 3-6 at Montana State 8-1 ROOT

4:05 p.m. ET Southern Utah 4-6 at NAU 8-1 NAU-TV

4:05 p.m. ET SHSU 7-2 at N'western St. 4-5 Southland TV

4:30 p.m. ET Marshall 4-5 at UAB 2-7 CSS

4:35 p.m. ET UC-Davis 3-6 at EWU 7-2 SWX

5 p.m. ET Tulsa 7-2 at Houston 4-5 CBSSN

5 p.m. ET South Alabama 2-7 at North Texas 3-6 KTXA

5 p.m. ET McNeese State 6-3 at UTSA 5-4

7 p.m. ET 20 LA Tech 8-1 at Texas State 3-5 Longhorn Network

7 p.m. ET 21 Miss. State 7-2 at 7 LSU 7-2 ESPN

7 p.m. ET 2 Kansas State 9-0 at TCU 6-3 FOX

8 p.m. ET 4 Notre Dame 9-0 at Boston College 2-7 ABC

7 p.m. ET 5 Georgia 8-1 at Auburn 2-7 ESPN 2

7 p.m. ET Boise State 7-2 at Hawaii 1-7 NBCSN

7 p.m. ET Southern Miss 0-9 at SMU 4-5 FSN

7 p.m. ET Tulane 2-7 at Memphis 1-8 WREC

7 p.m. ET UCF 7-2 at UTEP 2-7 FCS

7 p.m. ET UNLV 2-8 at Colorado State 2-7 KTVD

7 p.m. ET Vanderbilt 5-4 at Ole Miss 5-4 ESPNU

8 p.m. ET S.F. Austin 4-5 at SE Louisiana 3-6 SE Channel

10:15 p.m. ET Idaho 1-8 at BYU 5-4 ESPNU

10:30 p.m. ET 3 Oregon 9-0 at California 3-7 ESPN

10:30 p.m. ET Utah 4-5 vs Washington 5-4 Pac-12 Networks

10:30 p.m. ET 18 UCLA 7-2 at Washington St. 2-7 ESPN 2

10:35 p.m. ET Fresno State 7-3 at Nevada 6-3 NBCSN

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