There are not as many top 25 matchups as there was last weekend, but here at the games to watch headquarters, we try to give you something to watch on your Saturday.
USA v Mexico (CONCACAF Cup)
Alright, this isn’t college football, but it’s more important and is a tastier matchup than any of the college gridiron games this weekend. Because each of these teams has won the last two Gold Cups, this playoff game is the decider to determine which nation represents the CONCACAF region in the Confederations Cup, the 2017 warm-up for the World Cup in Russia in 2018.
Plus, if you’re not already foaming at the mouth for the only game in CONCACAF that matters, you have the added bonus of former USA star Landon Donovan saying that this game should determine manager Jurgen Klinsmann’s fate. So go ahead and forgo college football and watch this match. You’re actually more American if you do. It’s on Fox Sports One at 7:00 PM CT.
#10 Oklahoma v. Texas
I’ll watch this just to watch Texas do Texas things….which now means getting destroyed by good teams or blowing chances to win in comedic fashion. In this game against the Sooners, I’m putting my money on the former. Watch it at 11:00 AM CT on ABC.
#13 Northwestern at #18 Michigan
Admit it, you didn’t think this would be a match-up of ranked teams. But somehow it is. The Big House will be rocking and Jim Harbaugh has another chance to impress the people that brought him to his alma mater. Check it out at 2:30 PM CT on ABC.
#21 Oklahoma State at West Virginia
Last week, the Cowboy’s squeaked by K-State and West Virginia got a reality check in their trip to Boomer Sooner land. This is one of those games that will probably determine the pecking order in the Big XII behind Baylor, TCU, and Oklahoma. Watch it unfold at 6:00 PM CT on ESPN2.
#2 TCU at Kansas State
Well, I guess we’ll see what K-State is made of in this one. One thing we know is that the crowd in Manhattan will be juiced to see the #2 team in the land come to town. The last time the Horned Frogs came to the state of Kansas, it might have cost them a chance in the playoff. They won’t overlook K-State. Watch the game at 6:30 PM CT on Fox.
#23 California at #5 Utah
If you’re into late night football, this is your game. It’s definitely the cream of the crop as far as late games on Saturday and this game will go a long way in determining the teams that will play in the Pac-12 title game. It might even be a preview of the Pac-12 Championship game. Catch it at 9:00 PM CT on ESPN.