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College football viewing guide Week 7: Alabama vs. Tennessee should be fun, right?

Here’s what to watch on Saturday.

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The past few Friday nights have offered up some real gems in terms of college football viewing, and Week 7’s palate cleansers are no different. After an arduous fight to the weekend summit, you deserve to crack a few, sit back and relax as Dan Mullen’s Bulldogs swoop into Provo for what could turn into a generous ass-whipping at the hands of BYU (9:30 p.m. CT, ESPN and live streaming at WatchESPN).

As a robust appetizer to that clown show, though, Duke rolls up to Louisville hoping to topple the September National Champion Cardinals (6 p.m. CT, ESPN and live streaming at WatchESPN). A tall order for the 3-3 Blue Devils, who are currently giving up 5.1 yards per play on defense.

Memphis also travels to Tulane Friday night (7 p.m. CT, ESPNU and live streaming at WatchESPN), if that’s more your speed. As always, we’re following Jason Kirk’s watchability grid, but you’re free to make your own viewing decisions, especially if, say, Vanderbilt starts creeping up on Georgia Saturday (11 a.m. CT, SEC Network and WatchESPN).

Early games

NC State at No. 3 Clemson, 11 a.m. CT, ABC (live streaming at WatchESPN) | No. 20 West Virginia at Texas Tech, FS1 (live streaming at FOX Sports Go)

This isn’t a rivalry in the strictest sense of the word, but a healthy hate has sprung up between the Wolfpack and Tigers, due in large part to proximity. With the arrival of Hurricane Matthew last weekend, many coastal Carolinians fled the Low Country for either Raleigh or Clemson, mostly depending on their particular allegiance to whichever college football program.

Admittedly, the more competitive and fireworks-likely matchup is West Virginia’s jaunt down to Lubbock for a date with Kliff Kingsbury’s Red Raiders, but hey, you’ve got two eyes for a reason.

Afternoon games

No. 1 Alabama at No. 9 Tennessee, 2:30 p.m. CT, CBS (live streaming at CBS Sports Network)

Uncle Verne and Gary return to Knoxville for the second time this month for one of Alabama’s last great tests of the year. No prop betting odds on whether Lane Kiffin takes a battery to the back of the head out of the tunnel, but this could be a trap game for the Tide. Probably not, though.

There’s also some pretty solid Big 12 action during the 2:30 block, as No. 10 Nebraska travels to CHAOS TEAM Indiana (ABC/ESPN2 and WatchESPN) and Kansas takes on No. 11 Baylor in Waco (FS1 and FOX Sports Go).

Night games

No. 2 Ohio State at No. 8 Wisconsin, 7 p.m. CT, ABC (live streaming at WatchESPN)

We know you’re not taking eyes off of Ole Miss-Arkansas until the Rebs have a 50-point lead with two minutes left in the game, but assuming Hugh Freeze and BERT decide not to gift us all with overtime, pop on over to ABC for what will surely be a hell of a brawl. URBAN MEYER CONNIPTION OVERLOAD FACTOR IS HIGH.


UCLA at Washington State, 9:30 p.m. CT, ESPN (live streaming at WatchESPN)

Wazzu’s been trending up since October commenced, and though it’s difficult to say that they’re on par with UCLA currently, the Cougars are definitely helped out by playing at home. No guarantees that 120+ points come dropping out of the sky in Pullman, but rest assured that Mike Leach will find some way to make this one interesting.

The full Week 7 viewing guide:

Friday, Oct. 14, 2016
Matchup Time (ET) TV / Streaming
Duke at (7) Louisville 7:00 p.m. ESPN / WatchESPN
Memphis at Tulane 8:00 p.m. ESPNU / WatchESPN
San Diego State at Fresno State 10:00 p.m. CBSSN /
Mississippi State at BYU 10:15 p.m. ESPN / WatchESPN
Saturday, Oct. 15, 2016
Matchup Time (ET) TV / Streaming
Illinois at Rutgers 12 p.m. ESPNEWS / WatchESPN
Iowa at Purdue 12 p.m. ESPN2 / WatchESPN
Kansas State at (19) Oklahoma 12 p.m. ESPN / WatchESPN
Lafayette at Army 12 p.m. CBSSN /
Minnesota at Maryland 12 p.m. ESPNU / WatchESPN
NC State at (3) Clemson 12 p.m. ABC / WatchESPN
Vanderbilt at Georgia 12 p.m. SECN / WatchESPN
(20) West Virginia at Texas Tech 12 p.m. FS1 / FS Go
Georgia Southern at Georgia Tech 12:30 p.m. RSN / WatchESPN
Pittsburgh at Virginia 12:30 p.m. ACCN / WatchESPN
Eastern Michigan at Ohio 2:00 p.m. ESPN3
Kent State at Miami, OH 2:30 p.m. ESPN3
WKU at Middle Tennessee 2:30 p.m. ESPN3
(1) Alabama at (9) Tennessee 3:30 p.m. CBS /
Ball State at Buffalo 3:30 p.m. ESPN3
Bowling Green at Toledo 3:30 p.m. ASN / ESPN3
Central Michigan at NIU 3:30 p.m. ESPN3
Georgia State at Troy 3:30 p.m. ESPN3
Kansas at (11) Baylor 3:30 p.m. FS1 / FS Go
Louisiana Tech at UMass 3:30 p.m. ASN/NESN / ESPN3
(10) Nebraska at Indiana 3:30 p.m. ABC/ESPN2 (RM) / WatchESPN
New Mexico at Air Force (at Dallas, TX) 3:30 p.m. ESPNEWS / WatchESPN
North Carolina at (16) Miami, FL 3:30 p.m. ABC/ESPN2 (RM) / WatchESPN
Northwestern at Michigan State 3:30 p.m. BTN / BTN2Go
USC at Arizona 3:30 p.m. FOX / FS Go
Wake Forest at (14) Florida State 3:30 p.m. ESPN / WatchESPN
(24) Western Michigan at Akron 3:30 p.m. CBSSN /
(17) Virginia Tech at Syracuse 3:45 p.m. ESPNU / WatchESPN
Missouri at (18) Florida 4:00 p.m. SECN / WatchESPN
(21) Utah at Oregon State 4:00 p.m. Pac-12N /
New Mexico State at Idaho 5:00 p.m. ESPN3
FIU at Charlotte 6:00 p.m. CUSA.TV
Florida Atlantic at Marshall 7:00 p.m. ASN/MASN / American Sports
Iowa State at Texas 7:00 p.m. LHN/ / WatchESPN
(12) Ole Miss at (22) Arkansas 7:00 p.m. ESPN / WatchESPN
South Alabama at Arkansas State 7:00 p.m. ESPN3
Texas State at ULM 7:00 p.m. ESPN3
Tulsa at (13) Houston 7:00 p.m. ESPN2 / WatchESPN
UConn at USF 7:00 p.m. CBSSN /
UTSA at Rice 7:00 p.m. beIN Sports / beIN Video
Southern Miss at LSU 7:30 p.m. SECN / WatchESPN
Stanford at Notre Dame 7:30 p.m. NBC /
Temple at UCF 7:30 p.m. ESPNU / WatchESPN
Arizona State at Colorado 8:00 p.m. Pac-12N /
(2) Ohio State at (8) Wisconsin 8:00 p.m. ABC / WatchESPN
Colorado State at (15) Boise State 10:15 p.m. ESPN2 / WatchESPN
Nevada at San Jose State 10:30 p.m. CBSSN /
UCLA at Washington State 10:30 p.m. ESPN / WatchESPN
UNLV at Hawaii 11:59 p.m. Fox 5 Vegas / Oceanic PPV