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College Football Week 11 Schedule: It’s LSU and Alabama’s day and we’re just living in it

For the first time in almost a decade, however, the SEC’s biggest game of the year is not in prime time.

LSU v Alabama Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images

This year, it appears that CBS made a mistake.

Each year, the network gets to pick one CBS game to move out of the 3:30 PM Eastern Time slot and shift into prime time. And every year from 2011 to 2018, that game was LSU vs. Alabama. In that eight-year span, there were three games with both teams ranked in the top five, and two more when both were in the top ten.

But this year, CBS chose to flex out Georgia-Notre Dame instead, as the week four game featured a #3 vs. #7 matchup, won by Georgia 23-17. But this week, the Bama-LSU game is a #2 vs. #3 game, with the two teams occupying the middle two slots in the playoff rankings’ top four.

Now, the game sticks to the late afternoon time slot, and although it will certainly draw big ratings, it should lag behind what it could have done as a night game. The decision also leaves this week’s college football schedule without a great prime time matchup, as all of the other notable games come in the afternoon as well.

The other two big games come in the Big Ten, where the West Division pecking order will be decided somewhat. Penn State — #4 in the first playoff rankings — travels to play unbeaten Minnesota, while Wisconsin hosts Iowa in a top-20 matchup.

Here’s your schedule for this Saturday, and enjoy the games!

College Football Week 13 Schedule

Visiting Team Home Team Venue City Kickoff Time (ET) TV Network
Visiting Team Home Team Venue City Kickoff Time (ET) TV Network
#8 Penn State #2 Ohio State Ohio Stadium Columbus, OH 12:00 PM FOX
Western Carolina #5 Alabama Bryant-Denny Stadium Tuscaloosa, AL 12:00 PM ESPN
#10 Minnesota Northwestern Ryan Field Evanston, IL 12:00 PM ABC
Samford #15 Auburn Jordan-Hare Stadium Auburn, AL 12:00 PM SEC Network
Illinois #17 Iowa Kinnick Stadium Iowa City, IA 12:00 PM BTN
Oklahoma #21 State West Virginia Milan Puskar Stadium Morgantown, VA 12:00 PM ESPN2
Kansas #22 Iowa State Jack Trice Stadium Ames, IA 12:00 PM FSN Regional
Boston College #16 Notre Dame Notre Dame Stadium South Bend, IN 2:30 PM NBCSN
Texas State #24 Appalachian State Kidd Brewer Stadium Boone, NC 2:30 PM ESPN+
Texas A&M #4 Georgia Sanford Stadium Athens, GA 3:30 PM CBS
Texas #14 Baylor McLane Stadium Waco, TX 3:30 PM FOX Sports 1
#13 Michigan Indiana Memorial Stadium Bloomington, IN 3:30 PM ESPN
#25 SMU Navy Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium Annapolis, MD 3:30 PM CBSSN
UCLA #23 USC LA Memorial Coliseum Los Angeles, CA 3:30 PM ABC
Purdue #12 Wisconsin Camp Randall Stadium Madison, WI 4:00 PM FOX
#18 Memphis South Florida Raymond James Stadium Tampa, FL 4:00 PM ESPNU
Arkansas #1 LSU Tiger Stadium Baton Rouge, LA 7:00 PM ESPN
Temple #19 Cincinnati Nippert Stadium Cincinnati, OH 7:00 PM ESPN2
#6 Oregon Arizona State Sun Devil Stadium Tempe, AZ 7:30 PM ABC
TCU #9 Oklahoma Memorial Stadium Norman, OK 8:00 PM FOX
#7 Utah Arizona Arizona Stadium Tucson, AZ 10:00 PM FOX Sports 1
#20 Boise State Utah State Maverik Stadium Logan, UT 10:30 PM CBSSN