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College Football Week 9 Schedule: Top-10 Cocktail Party for Florida-Georgia

An annual tradition sees a top-10 matchup for the first time since 2008.

Florida v Georgia Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images

There’s only one real choice for the game of the week in college football this Saturday. The World’s Largest Cocktail Party is this weekend, with the Florida-Georgia matchup historically claiming that nickname. As always, the game will be played in Jacksonville, where the two teams have met almost every year since the inception of the SEC in 1933.

This year’s game is special, however, as both teams are ranked in the top ten. This will be just the sixth such matchup, with the last coming in 2008. That year, #5 Florida blew out #8 Georgia 49-10, giving the Gators a 3-2 record in games with both teams ranked in the top ten coming in.

While that game is going on, there is a big cross-divisional matchup in the Big Ten as Iowa travels to Penn State. We also get a ranked game in the Pac-12 this evening, as Stanford hosts Washington State.

Enjoy the games!

Early Games

#20 Wisconsin Badgers at Northwestern Wildcats

11:00 AM CT (12 Noon ET)
Ryan Field, Evanston, IL
FOX

#2 Clemson Tigers at Florida State Seminoles

12:00 Noon ET
Doak Campbell Stadium, Tallahassee, FL
ABC

Purdue Boilermakers at Michigan State Spartans

12:00 Noon ET
Spartan Stadium, East Lansing, MI
ESPN

Texas Tech Red Raiders at Iowa State Cyclones

11:00 AM CT (12 Noon ET)
Jack Trice Stadium, Ames, IA
ESPN2

Afternoon Kickoffs

#9 Florida Gators vs. #7 Georgia Bulldogs

3:30 PM ET
TIAA Bank Field, Jacksonville, FL
CBS

#21 South Florida Bulls at Houston Cougars

2:30 PM CT (3:30 ET)
TDECU Stadium, Houston, TX
ABC or ESPN2

Arizona State Sun Devils at USC Trojans

12:30 PM PT (3:30 ET)
Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles, CA
ABC or ESPN2

Kansas State Wildcats at #8 Oklahoma Sooners

2:30 PM CT (3:30 ET)
Memorial Stadium, Norman, OK
FOX

#18 Iowa Hawkeyes at #17 Penn State Nittany Lions

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

#12 Kentucky Wildcats at Missouri Tigers

3:00 PM CT (4:00 ET)
Memorial Stadium, Columbia, MO
SEC Network

Prime Time

#15 Washington Huskies at California Golden Bears

3:30 PM PT (6:30 ET)
California Memorial Stadium, Berkeley, CA
Fox Sports 1

#16 Texas A&M Aggies at Mississippi State Bulldogs

6:00 PM CT (7:00 ET)
Davis Wade Stadium, Starkville, MS
ESPN

#22 NC State Wolfpack at Syracuse Orange

7:00 PM ET
Carrier Dome, Syracuse, NY
ESPN2

#14 Washington State Cougars at #24 Stanford Cardinal

4:00 PM PT (7:00 ET)
Stanford Stadium, Stanford, CA
Pac-12 Network

#6 Texas Longhorns at Oklahoma State Cowboys

7:00 PM CT (8:00 ET)
Boone Pickens Stadium, Stillwater, OK
ABC

#3 Notre Dame Fighting Irish vs. Navy Midshipmen

5:00 PM PT (8:00 ET)
Qualcomm Stadium, San Diego, CA
CBS

#19 Oregon Ducks at Arizona Wildcats

8:30 PM MT (10:30 ET)
Arizona Stadium, Tucson, AZ
ESPN