College Football TV Schedule and Rooting Guide for Vols fans: Week 5

The Tennessee Volunteers have to take care of business against the Georgia Bulldogs at 3:30 on Saturday. Assuming they do, there are some other games that will be important to the rest of the season as well, most notably Vanderbilt traveling to Florida.

Here’s the Week 5 college football TV schedule, curated for Vols fans. It includes kickoff times, TV stations, and what’s at stake in each game from the perspective of a Vols fan. It also includes helpful suggestions on how to watch everything most efficiently and who to root for in each game.

The full schedule for the entire weekend is also included at the bottom of the post.

Go Vols!

Thursday, September 28

2017 College Football TV Schedule - W5 - Thursday
Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017
Game Time (ET) TV Why How Root for
Texas at Iowa State 8:00 PM ESPN It's football Live An entertaining game

 

Cows vs. corn? I’m going with the cows.

Friday, September 29

2017 College Football TV Schedule - W5 - Friday
Friday, Sept. 29, 2017
Game Time (ET) TV Why How Root for
(14) Miami, FL at Duke 7:00 PM ESPN It's football Live Miami (recruiting)
(5) USC at (16) Washington State 10:30 PM ESPN Big game Live Discuss

 

I know we Vols fans have a storehouse of affection for David Cutcliffe and everything, but we want Miami to be strong under Mark Richt so that they and Florida State can take as much of that Sunshine State talent away from the Florida Gators as possible. Go Canes. Also, I’m rooting for Mike Leach over whoever’s at USC now. I obviously care a lot.

Gameday, September 30

And then it’s Gameday.

2017 College Football TV Schedule - W5 - Saturday
Saturday, Sept. 30, 2017
Game Time (ET) TV Why How Root for
Vanderbilt at (21) Florida Noon ESPN Direct impact on the SEC East Live Vanderbilt
(7) Georgia at Tennessee 3:30 PM CBS GO VOLS! LIVE GO VOLS!
(24) Mississippi State at (13) Auburn 6:00 PM ESPN Indirect impage on the SEC East Channel hop Auburn
North Texas at Southern Miss 7:00 PM TBA Future opponent Channel hop Discuss
Troy at (25) LSU 7:00 PM ESPNU Future opponent Channel hop Discuss
South Carolina at Texas A&M 7:30 PM SECN Future opponent Channel hop Discuss
(2) Clemson at (12) Virginia Tech 8:00 PM ABC Big game Channel hop An entertaining game
Ole Miss at (1) Alabama 9:00 PM ESPN Future opponent Channel hop Discuss

 

The Vols are 3-1, but it’s been a pretty rough 3-1, and the team could really use a big win over Georgia Saturday. If they don’t get it, the rest of this stuff won’t matter nearly as much, but if they do, then watch and hope for the following as well:

Noon slot

Yeah, Vanderbilt got handled by Alabama. Who doesn’t? It doesn’t mean they can’t beat Florida. All they have to do is figure out how to keep Florida from getting lucky at the end of the game. Seriously, though, the Gators are running out of chances to lose, and Vandy actually does present a challenge.

Afternoon slot

At 3:30, it’s all guns blazing against the Georgia Bulldogs. If the Vols can get it done, everything is still in play.

Evening slot

Here’s where it really gets interesting.

  • After the Vols game, tune in to #13 Auburn vs. #24 Mississippi State. Even if Tennessee beats Georgia, we’re almost certainly going to need Georgia to get another loss somewhere else. Auburn’s on the schedule, so we want them to present a challenge.
  • After that, just channel hop through the rest of your evening as future opponents Southern Miss, LSU, and Alabama are all playing. When that gets boring, tune in to #2 Clemson at #12 Virginia Tech. I’m rooting for the Hokies in that one.

Complete college football TV schedule for Week 5

And here’s the complete schedule for the week, paginated and searchable!

2017 College Football TV Schedule - W5
Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017
Game Time (ET) TV
Texas at Iowa State 8:00 PM ESPN
Friday, Sept. 29, 2017
Game Time (ET) TV
(14) Miami, FL at Duke 7:00 PM ESPN
BYU at Utah State 8:00 PM CBSSN
Nebraska at Illinois 8:00 PM FS1
(5) USC at (16) Washington State 10:30 PM ESPN
Saturday, Sept. 30, 2017
Game Time (ET) TV
Houston at Temple Noon ESPNU
Maryland at Minnesota Noon FS1
New Mexico State at Arkansas Noon SECN
North Carolina at Georgia Tech Noon ESPN2
Northwestern at (10) Wisconsin Noon ABC
Rice at Pittsburgh Noon RSN
(18) USF at East Carolina Noon CBSSN
Vanderbilt at (21) Florida Noon ESPN
Syracuse at NC State 12:20 PM ACCN
Central Michigan at Boston College 1:00 PM ACCNExtra
Baylor at Kansas State 3:30 PM ABC/ESPN2
Buffalo at Kent State 3:30 PM ESPN3
Florida State at Wake Forest 3:30 PM ABC/ESPN2
(7) Georgia at Tennessee 3:30 PM CBS
Indiana at (4) Penn State 3:30 PM BTN
Murray State at (17) Louisville 3:30 PM RSN
Navy at Tulsa 3:30 PM ESPNU
Ohio at UMass 3:30 PM 11 Sports
UTEP at Army 3:30 PM CBSSN
Arizona State at Stanford 4:00 PM Pac-12N
Eastern Michigan at Kentucky 4:00 PM SECN
Iowa at Michigan State 4:00 PM FOX
Texas State at Wyoming 4:00 PM Facebook
UConn at SMU 4:00 PM ESPNews
Miami, OH at (22) Notre Dame 5:00 PM NBCSN
Akron at Bowling Green 6:00 PM ESPN3
(24) Mississippi State at (13) Auburn 6:00 PM ESPN
Air Force at New Mexico 7:00 PM CBSSN
Ball State at Western Michigan 7:00 PM ESPN3
Charlotte at FIU 7:00 PM beIN SPORTS
Coastal Carolina at ULM 7:00 PM ESPN3
Marshall at Cincinnati 7:00 PM ESPN3
Memphis at UCF 7:00 PM ESPN2
Middle Tennessee at Florida Atlantic 7:00 PM Stadium TV
North Texas at Southern Miss 7:00 PM TBA
South Alabama at Louisiana Tech 7:00 PM ESPN3
Troy at (25) LSU 7:00 PM ESPNU
(11) Ohio State at Rutgers 7:30 PM BTN
South Carolina at Texas A&M 7:30 PM SECN
(2) Clemson at (12) Virginia Tech 8:00 PM ABC
(15) Oklahoma State at Texas Tech 8:00 PM FOX
(6) Washington at Oregon State 8:00 PM Pac-12N
Ole Miss at (1) Alabama 9:00 PM ESPN
Nevada at Fresno State 10:00 PM ATTSNRM
California at Oregon 10:30 PM FS1
Colorado at UCLA 10:30 PM ESPN2
NIU at (19) San Diego State 10:30 PM CBSSN
San Jose State at UNLV 10:30 PM ESPNU
Colorado State at Hawaii 11:59 PM MWN/Spectrum PPV

One Comment

  1. I’d say:
    Hokies over Clemson because recruiting.
    Future opponents over non-opponents because quality wins.

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