Saturday Slate: Clemson Faces a Top-10 Test Against Miami, Texas and Oklahoma Duel, and Georgia Battles Tennessee

By Kevin Harrish on October 10, 2020 at 10:16 am
Clemson vs. Miami
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The Buckeyes still aren't playing, but there's still a solid slate of other college games this Saturday. Here's a viewing guide.

Red River Shootout

  • No. 22 Texas vs. Oklahoma, NOON, Fox

The bad news is, with both of these teams losing last week, this game has lost a little bit of its luster. But the good news is that with both of these revolving-door defenses, this game is going to be fun as hell with about a billion points scored.

In two weeks of conference play, these teams have given up an average of 40.5 points per game with offenses that have combined to score an average of 39.75 points per game.

Vegas is setting the points total for this game at 73.5, which is by far the highest total yet this season, with Oklahoma entering as 2.5-point favorites. That translates to a 38-35 game.

Sign me up.

Don't Get Caught Looking Ahead!

  • No. 14 Tennessee vs. No. 3 Georgia, 3:30, CBS

Tennessee is 2-0 with wins against unranked South Carolina and Missouri. The Volunteers have looked fine, but frankly haven't done much to validate a top-15 ranking, but they'll have their chance on Saturday afternoon against No. 3 Georgia.

The Bulldogs came out flat to start its week-one game against Arkansas, but put on a clinic against No. 7 Auburn, dominating the Tigers on both sides of the ball in the top-10 showdown.

Georgia enters this matchup against Tennessee as a 12.5-point favorite, but there's a chance the Volunteers are getting the Bulldogs at just the right time.

Sandwiched between a top-10 showdown with Auburn and the looming battle with No. 2 Alabama next week, this has a chance to be the perfect storm of a hangover game and a lookahead game.

Let's see if Tennessee can take advantage.

Clemson? Tested in the Regular Season?

  • No. 7 Miami at No. 1 Clemson, 7:30, ABC

If you can't recall the last time Clemson's played an opponent with a pulse during the regular season, you probably aren't alone. The last time the Tigers met a top-10 team during the regular season was its 2016 showdown with Lamar Jackson and No. 3 Louisville.

It's been a while, but the Tigers will get a test on Saturday night, with the 3-0 Hurricanes heading into to Death Valley.

Clemson enters the game as more than a two-touchdown favorite, but the Tigers have yet to face anything like Miami's defense or a talented and veteran quarterback like the Hurricane's D'Eriq King.

Full Week Four Slate
Matchup Time (ET) TV/Mobile
22 Texas vs. Oklahoma (in Dallas) 12:00pm FOX
ULM at Liberty 12:00pm ESPN2
NC State at Virginia 12:00pm ACCN
19 Virginia Tech at 8 North Carolina 12:00pm ABC
4 Florida at 21 Texas A&M 12:00pm ESPN
South Carolina at Vanderbilt 12:00pm SECN
Missouri at 17 LSU 12:00pm SECN Alt.
Duke at Syracuse 12:30pm RSN/ESPN3
The Citadel at Army 1:30pm CBSSN
14 Tennessee at 3 Georgia 3:30pm CBS
Texas State at Troy 3:30pm ESPN3
UTSA at 15 BYU 3:30pm ESPN2
Texas Tech at 24 Iowa State 3:30pm ABC
Arkansas at 13 Auburn 4:00pm ESPN
Middle Tennessee at FIU 4:00pm ESPNU
Kansas State at TCU 4:00pm FOX
Pitt at Boston College 4:00pm ACCN
Temple at Navy 6:00pm CBSSN
Central Arkansas at Arkansas State 7:00pm ESPN+
East Carolina at USF 7:00pm ESPN+
Marshall at WKU 7:30pm Stadium
UTEP at Louisiana Tech 7:30pm ESPN2
Florida State at 5 Notre Dame 7:30pm NBC
7 Miami (FL) at 1 Clemson 7:30pm ABC
2 Alabama at Ole Miss 7:30pm ESPN
Mississippi State at Kentucky 7:30pm SECN
Charlotte at North Texas 8:00pm ESPNU
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