College Football Games To Watch – Week 6

This season of college football has been one of the best in recent memory.  There have been dozens of ranked vs. ranked matchups and there have been just as many wild and crazy finishes.  Fans, journalists and broadcast personalities are no doubt hoping for more of the same.  All games will be listed chronologically and all times listed are Central Time.  All rankings reflect the AP Poll.


Wednesday October 5

Georgia Southern @ Arkansas State

Centennial Bank Stadium – Jonesboro, AR

Kickoff: 7:00pm


Why you should watch: It’s the only game on.  Georgia Southern has been a very good team since joining FBS in 2014.  Arkansas State’s season has already fallen apart with an 0-4 start.


Thursday October 6

Temple @ Memphis

Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium – Memphis, TN

Kickoff: 7:00pm


Why you should watch: Memphis has a short week coming off a tough loss to Ole Miss.  Memphis and Temple were two of the best teams in the AAC last year.


Friday October 7

#3 Clemson @ Boston College

Alumni Stadium – Chestnut Hill, MA

Kickoff: 6:30pm


Why you should watch: Clemson has all but sewn up their spot in the ACC Championship game.  Boston College is hoping that former Kentucky QB Patrick Towles can get them back to a bowl game.


Saturday October 8

#20 Oklahoma vs. Texas*

Cotton Bowl – Fair Park, TX
Kickoff: 11:00am


Why you should watch: It’s one of the best rivalries in college football, the Red River Shootout (not the Red River Rivalry).  Texas may fire Charlie Strong at the end of the season, so a second straight win over the Sooners would go a long way towards saving his job.


#25 Virginia Tech @ #17 North Carolina

Kenan Memorial Stadium – Chapel Hill, NC

Kickoff: 2:30pm

Why you should watch: Both teams are ranked.  Both teams have a shot to win a wide open division in the ACC.  Larry Fedora finally seems to have it rolling for the Tar Heels and Justin Fuente appears to have the Hokies ahead of schedule.


#9 Tennessee @ #8 Texas A&M

Kyle Field – College Station, TX

Kickoff: 2:30pm


Why you should watch: Both teams are undefeated.  Every game Tennessee has played this year has had a good level of drama or intrigue.  Texas A&M has started 5-0 for the third straight season, but is this the year they figure out how to close out a season?


#1 Alabama @ #16 Arkansas

Donald W Reynolds Razorback Stadium – Fayetteville, AR

Kickoff: 6:00pm


Why you should watch: An SEC West showdown.  Arkansas has gone toe to toe with Alabama in each of the last two years, but has been unable to get over the hump.


#23 Florida State @ #10 Miami

Hard Rock Stadium – Miami Gardens, FL

Kickoff: 7:00pm


Why you should watch: It’s a big intrastate rivalry.  Florida State is falling apart while Mark Richt appears to have bring some swagger back to the U.


*denotes game being played at neutral site

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I was born in Las Vegas and moved to the Memphis area in 2005.I became a soccer referee in 2006 and am currently a Grade 8. I write for two soccer websites: World Soccer Talk and Soccer Referee USA, in addition to writing several pieces for the Rogue Squadron (the supporters group for Memphis City FC).I did commentary in high school for football, basketball, baseball and soccer at Christian Brothers High School in Memphis and did commentary for Lafayette High School football in Oxford, MS for two seasons.
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