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College Football Week 5 Schedule: Clemson-VT headlines mediocre slate

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There aren’t many big matchups this week, but one rises to the top.

NCAA Football: ACC Championship-Clemson vs Virginia Tech Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Although we are now getting well into the start of conference play around college football, we have yet to have many must-watch matchups pop up on the schedule thus far. This week is much the same, with top teams starting off the year with conference foes that are likely to finish the season closer to the bottom of the standings.

In light of this, the one top-15 matchup of the day will take center stage, with ESPN College Gameday traveling to Blacksburg, Virginia for the game between #2 Clemson and #12 Virginia Tech.

Meanwhile, Wisconsin fans will look for the Badgers to avenge a heartbreaking loss to Northwestern at Camp Randall two years ago, as the Wildcats return to Madison. Last year, Wisconsin won in Evanston 21-7, their first win over Northwestern on the road since 1999.

Here is your schedule for today’s games.

Early Games

Northwestern Wildcats vs. #10 Wisconsin Badgers

Camp Randall Stadium, Madison, WI
ABC
11:00 AM CT (12 Noon ET)

#18 South Florida Bulls vs. East Carolina Pirates

Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium, Greenville, NC
CBS Sports Network
12 Noon ET

Vanderbilt Commodores vs. #21 Florida Gators

Ben Hill Griffin Stadium, Gainesville, FL
ESPN
12 Noon ET

Afternoon Kickoffs

Indiana Hoosiers vs. #4 Penn State Nittany Lions

Beaver Stadium, University Park, PA
BTN
3:30 PM ET

#7 Georgia Bulldogs vs. Tennessee Volunteers

Neyland Stadium, Knoxville, TN
CBS
3:30 PM ET

Iowa Hawkeyes vs. Michigan State Spartans

Spartan Stadium, East Lansing, MI
FOX
4:00 PM ET

Miami Redhawks vs. #22 Notre Dame Fighting Irish

Notre Dame Stadium, South Bend, IN
NBC Sports Network
5:00 PM ET

Evening Games

#24 Mississippi State Bulldogs vs. #13 Auburn Tigers

Jordan-Hare Stadium, Auburn, AL
ESPN
5:00 PM CT (6:00 ET)

Troy Trojans vs. #25 LSU Tigers

Tiger Stadium, Baton Rouge, LA
ESPNU
6:00 PM CT (7:00 ET)

#11 Ohio State Buckeyes at Rutgers Scarlet Knights

High Point Solutions Stadium, Piscataway, NJ
BTN
7:30 PM ET

#2 Clemson Tigers vs. #12 Virginia Tech Hokies

Lane Stadium, Blacksburg, VA
ABC
8:00 PM ET

#6 Washington Huskies vs. Oregon State Beavers

Reser Stadium, Corvallis, OR
PAC-12 Network
5:00 PM PT (8:00 ET)

#15 Oklahoma State Cowboys vs. Texas Tech Red Raiders

Jones AT&T Stadium, Lubbock, TX
FOX
7:00 PM CT (8:00 ET)

Ole Miss Runnin’ Rebels vs. #1 Alabama Crimson Tide

Bryant-Denny Stadium, Tuscaloosa, AL
ESPN
8:00 PM CT (9:00 ET)

Northern Illinois Huskies vs. #19 San Diego State Aztecs

Qualcomm Stadium, San Diego, CA
CBS Sports Network
7:30 PM PT (10:30 ET)