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Week 6 college football TV/streaming schedule guide: Top-15 shakeup comin'

Saturday features wall-to-wall SEC West greatness, but don't count out some other huge matchups in the afternoon and evening.

We've removed our writeups on Thursday and Friday, for your convenience.


Time Road Home TV Streaming
Noon ET Ball State Army CBSSN
Noon ET SMU No. 22 East Carolina ESPNU WatchESPN
Noon ET Purdue Illinois ESPN2 WatchESPN
Noon ET No. 20 Ohio State Maryland ABC
Noon ET Southern Miss Middle Tennessee ASN, CSN
Noon ET No. 6 Texas A&M No. 12 Mississippi State ESPN WatchESPN
Noon ET Iowa State No. 21 Oklahoma State FS1
Noon ET Marshall Old Dominion FSN, ROOT
Noon ET Florida Tennessee SEC Network WatchESPN
12:30 p.m. ET Virginia Tech North Carolina ACC Network
2 p.m. ET Eastern Michigan Akron
2:30 p.m. ET North Texas Indiana Big Ten Network
2:30 p.m. ET Massachusetts Miami (Ohio)
3 p.m. ET Tulsa Colorado State Mountain West Network!/watch-live
3:30 p.m. ET Navy Air Force CBSSN
3:30 p.m. ET Buffalo Bowling Green ESPN GP
3:30 p.m. ET Ohio Central Michigan
3:30 p.m. ET NC State Clemson ESPNU WatchESPN
3:30 p.m. ET Wake Forest No. 1 Florida State ABC (regional)
3:30 p.m. ET No. 17 Wisconsin Northwestern ESPN2 WatchESPN
3:30 p.m. ET No. 14 Stanford No. 9 Notre Dame NBC NBC Sports Live Extra
3:30 p.m. ET No. 3 Alabama No. 11 Ole Miss CBS
3:30 p.m. ET No. 4 Oklahoma No. 25 TCU FOX
3:30 p.m. ET No. 7 Baylor Texas ABC (regional)
3:30 p.m. ET New Mexico UTSA ASN, CSN
4 p.m. ET Oregon State Colorado Pac-12 Network
4 p.m. ET Vanderbilt No. 13 Georgia SEC Network WatchESPN
4 p.m. ET Kansas West Virginia FSN, ROOT
5 p.m. ET Kent State Northern Illinois
6 p.m. ET South Alabama Appalachian State
7 p.m. ET ULM Arkansas State
7 p.m. ET No. 15 LSU No. 5 Auburn ESPN WatchESPN
7 p.m. ET Memphis Cincinnati CBSSN
7 p.m. ET Texas Tech No. 23 Kansas State ESPNU WatchESPN
7 p.m. ET Georgia State Louisiana
7 p.m. ET UTEP Louisiana Tech FCS
7 p.m. ET Hawaii Rice ASN, CSN
7 p.m. ET Michigan Rutgers Big Ten Network
7 p.m. ET Idaho Texas State
7 p.m. ET UAB Western Kentucky
7 p.m. ET Toledo Western Mich
7:30 p.m. ET Miami Georgia Tech ESPN2 WatchESPN
7:30 p.m. ET South Carolina Kentucky SEC Network WatchESPN
7:30 p.m. ET Arizona State No. 16 USC FOX
7:30 p.m. ET Pittsburgh Virginia RSN, ROOT
8 p.m. ET No. 19 Nebraska No. 10 Michigan State ABC
8 p.m. ET Georgia Southern New Mexico State
8 p.m. ET UNLV San Jose State ESPNews WatchESPN
10:30 p.m. ET Boise State Nevada CBSSN
10:30 p.m. ET Utah No. 8 UCLA ESPN WatchESPN
10:30 p.m. ET California Washington State Pac-12 Network

Early shift

Best option: No. 6 Texas A&M at No. 12 Mississippi State, 12 p.m. ET, ESPN, WatchESPN

Spread: Mississippi State -2.5
Read: Good Bull HuntingFor Whom The Cowbell TollsTeam Speed Kills

Wait — this is a noon game?! Nobody tell ESPN what an error this is! Just roll with it! A&M is coming off a 35-28 overtime win against Arkansas, while Mississippi State is one of the most surprising teams in the nation. Kenny Hill and Dak Prescott can bolster their Heisman resumes, and if the Bulldogs can come away with it, they'll be on the short list of SEC West favorites. Seriously, how is this a noon game?

Plan B: No. 20 Ohio State at Maryland, 12 p.m. ET, ABC

The Buckeyes just eviscerated Cincinnati, and freshman QB J.T. Barrett has improved week-to-week as much as anybody in the nation. Maryland's not short on firepower, especially at wideout (hello Stefon Diggs, hello Deon Long) and an upset throws the Big Ten East into utter disarray. Well, Michigan State wouldn't be too upset, but the race to catch Sparty would be a lot more interesting.

Keep it in mind: Florida at Tennessee, 12 p.m. ET, SEC Network, WatchESPN

It's been an unfortunate couple of years for these once-proud programs, but the struggles run deeper: the last time both finished the same season with double-digit wins was over a decade ago. Tennessee looks like it's a year away from being a serious contender, while Florida looks like it's going to be there as soon as it figures out how to get out of its own way. Which comes first?

In case of emergency: Purdue at Illinois, 12 p.m. ET, ESPN2, WatchESPN

Welcome to the 2014 Poulan Weedeater Cry For Help Bowl! Do you have a direct family member starting? No? Then just put on A&M-MSU.

Middle shift

Best option: No. 3 Alabama at No. 11 Ole Miss, 3:30 p.m. ET, CBS,

Spread: Alabama -7
Read: Roll Bama RollRed Cup Rebellion

"College GameDay" will be coming to you from The Grove on Saturday, where the Rebels will face their first big test of the season. And it's a big test. The Tide have become an offensive power with Lane Kiffin as offensive coordinator, but the Ole Miss defense has been hitting hard this year and is only allowing 8.5 points per game. This is a huge measuring stick game. The Rebels may not win, but a close game against Alabama is better than most of what they've been able to do in the past decade.

Plan B: No. 14 Stanford at No. 9 Notre Dame, 3:30 p.m. ET, NBC

Top-15 matchups are basically growing on trees (Stanford reference) (get it) (because of the tree mascot) this weekend. Quarterback Everett Golson has been incredible so far this year for the Irish, but he'll face the nation's top passing-yardage defense. The Stanford offense's struggles have been well documented, but if this game stays close, all it takes is one play from Ty Montgomery to break things open.

Keep it in mind: Arizona State at No. 16 USC, 7:30 p.m. ET, FOX

The Sun Devils have a chance to get back on the right track after getting shellacked at home by UCLA, but have to travel to Los Angeles to do it. The Trojans comfortably put away Oregon State last weekend and look to have put the Boston College loss behind them. Arizona State needs a win to keep afloat in the Pac-12 South race.

In case of emergency: No. 4 Oklahoma at No. 25 TCU, No. 7 Baylor at Texas, Wake Forest at No. 1 FSU, No. 17 Wisconsin at Northwestern

This pack of games would make for a pretty dang great afternoon slate by themselves — every game features a serious Heisman contender, for crying out loud — and none of those games even cracked this top three. Man, if you're not watching college football this Saturday afternoon, you're doing it all wrong.

Late shift

Best option: No. 15 LSU at No. 5 Auburn, 7 p.m. ET, ESPN, WatchESPN

Spread: Auburn -7.5
Read: And The Valley Shook!College And Magnolia

The SEC West's day in the spotlight concludes with (you guessed it) another top-15 matchup. LSU might be down, but it's also the only team that beat Auburn last year until the BCS Championship. And remember, LSU took that Auburn game by 14 points. If nothing else, LSU's John Chavis has his strategy for attacking the Gus Malzahn offense, and he knows it works.

Plan B: No. 19 Nebraska at No. 10 Michigan State, 8 p.m. ET, ABC

We've got ourselves a heavyweight bout in the Heartland on Saturday night. The marquee matchup is Nebraska running back Ameer Abdullah against the ferocious Michigan State defense, but Nebraska will have to slow down the Michigan State offense, which has put up over 50 points per game so far in 2014 (albeit against overmatched competition). Any way you slice it, this should to be a good one.

Keep it in mind: Michigan at Rutgers, 7 p.m. ET, Big Ten Network

There's no telling what's going to happen. Michigan should, on paper, control this game. But the Wolverines are in a freefall, while Rutgers has looked, well ... aware of how the game of football is played? So that's a step up.

In case of emergency: California at Washington State, 10:30 p.m. ET, Pac-12 Network

Let West Coast football take you into the weird, weird night.