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Michigan State doesn’t kick off until 7:40 p.m. tonight, but there are lots of exciting games on the docket until then.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: SEP 11 Youngstown State at Michigan State Photo by Adam Ruff/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Two weeks in a row of home night games for the Michigan State Spartans? Oh my! We’re not in Kirk Ferentz 7-5 purgatory right now, apparently! I am sure you are all amped for what should be a an exciting game of offense tonight, but in the meantime here is the slate of daytime games to watch until then (all times Eastern).

Noon Big Ten Action

  • No. 14 Michigan at Wisconsin, FOX
  • Charlotte at Illinois, BTN
  • Minnesota at Purdue, BTN

Group of Five Games of Note

  • Toledo at UMass
  • Western Michigan at Buffalo, CBSSN
  • 2:30 p.m., No. 7 Cincinnati at No. 9 Notre Dame, NBC

Power Five (Allies)

  • Pittsburgh at Georgia Tech, ACCN
  • Duke at North Carolina, ESPN2
  • Louisville at No. 24 Wake Forest, ESPN3
  • 2 p.m., USC at Colorado, PAC-12N

Noon Power Five (Axis)

  • No. 8 Arkansas at No. 2 Georgia, ESPN
  • Tennessee at Missouri, SECN
  • Texas at TCU, ABC

The Rest

  • 2 p.m., Appalachian St at Georgia St, ESPN+
  • 2:30 p.m., UL Monroe at No. 16 Coastal Carolina, ESPN+

Mid-Afternoon

Big Ten Action (3:30 p.m.)

Group of Five Games of Note

  • 2:30 p.m., Eastern Michigan at Northern Illinois, ESPN+
  • Central Michigan at Miami (OH), ESPN+
  • Ohio at Akron, ESPN3
  • Bowling Green at Kent State, ESPN+
  • 5 p.m., Army at Ball State, ESPN+

Power Five (Allies)

  • Syracuse at Florida State, ACCN
  • No. 3 Oregon at Stanford, ABC
  • 5:30 p.m., Washington St. at Cal, PAC12

Power Five (Axis)

  • No. 12 Ole Miss at No. 1 Alabama, CBS
  • Troy at South Carolina, SECN
  • No. 6 Oklahoma (more like Overrated) at Kansas State, FOX
  • Texas Tech at West Virginia, ESPN2

The Rest

  • 3:30 p.m., Nevada at Boise St, FS1

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