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College football viewing guide: Week 6

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We are firing back up the CFB viewing guide this year with a strong slate of games scheduled for this weekend.

NCAA FOOTBALL: OCT 08 Oklahoma v Texas Photo by George Walker/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

With Big Ten football mere weeks away, we at B5Q figured it was the right time to bring back our college football viewing guide.

Each week we will do the heavy lifting for you, and figure out the top games that will be playing during each television window on a weekly basis across college football.

With all the pleasantries out of the way, here are the best games to watch this weekend.

Thursday, Oct. 8

Tulane (2-1) at Houston (2-8) —> 6:30 p.m. CST on ESPN

Tulane absolutely layed down a beating to Southern Miss last week to the tune of 66-24. Head coach Willie Fritz is one of the better G5 coaches, but they take on Houston who has had all of their games postponed leading up to this week. Houston is a 6.5 favorite, but this game should be fun to watch for a Thursday night.

Friday, Oct. 9

Louisville (1-2) at Georgia Tech (1-2) —> 6 p.m. CST on ESPN

A little ACC football on a Friday night? We will take it! Both Louisville and Georgia Tech come into the game sporting back-to-back losses, and for Louisville this is an important game to get back on track. The Cardinals were a team that a lot of people thought could make some noise in the ACC, but that has yet to come to fruition.

Saturday, Oct. 10

Morning games

No. 4 Florida (2-0) at No. 21 Texas A&M (1-1) —> 11 a.m. CST on ESPN

In a loaded morning schedule, this game is a great litmus test for Florida. The Gators have been red hot, and quarterback Kyle Trask has already thrown for 10 touchdowns in only two games. A&M wasn’t able to hang with Alabama last weekend on the road, maybe Kellen Mond can get things going for the Aggies this weekend. Florida is nearly a seven point road favorite.

No. 19 Virginia Tech (2-0) at No. 8 North Carolina (2-0) —> 11 a.m. CST on ABC

Virginia Tech has had to maneuver through COVID issues aplenty the past couple weeks, but are now poised to return their starting quarterback Hendon Hooker in time for a dance with North Carolina. The Tar Heels were a trendy pick to cycle up this off-season under the leadership of Mack Brown, but narrowly won last week against Boston College. This ACC showdown should be one of the better games of the day.

No. 22 Texas (2-1) at Oklahoma (1-2) —> 11 a.m. CST on FOX

This year’s iteration of the Red River Rivalry lost some juice after Oklahoma and Texas fell last week, but Tom Herman of UT could be coaching for his future in this one. His Longhorns are led by senior quarterback Sam Ehlinger who completed under 50% of his passes last week. Redshirt freshman quarterback Spencer Rattler has been up and down for Oklahoma thus far. Whichever quarterback can take care of the ball on Saturday could pave the way for a win in this rivalry game.

Other morning games of interest: NC State at Virginia, LSU at Missouri (the location was switched recently due to Hurricane Delta).

Afternoon games

No. 14 Tennessee (2-0) at No. 3 Georgia (2-0) —> 2:30 p.m. CST on CBS

The marquee game in the afternoon is an SEC East showdown on CBS. Georgia has settled on Stetson Bennett at quarterback, but their No. 3 ranking is mostly due to their phenomenal defense. Tennessee has one of the better offensive lines in college football, but they still may be a year or two away from really competing in the East. Georgia is currently a 12-point favorite at home in what could prove to be a low scoring affair.

Other afternoon games of interest: Texas Tech at No. 24 Iowa State, Kansas State at TCU, Pittsburgh at Boston College.

Primetime games

No. 7 Miami (3-0) at No. 1 Clemson (3-0) —> 6:30 p.m. CST on ABC

A pair of 3-0 teams square off in the biggest game of the day. Clemson has held the top spot in the rankings all season long, while Miami has quickly risen after a strong start with new quarterback D’Eriq King. In order for Miami to officially be “back” it will require dethroning Clemson in the ACC, will that be Saturday night? Probably not, but the matchup is the best of the evening.

Other primetime games of interest: No. 2 Alabama at Ole Miss, Florida State at No. 5 Notre Dame