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

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We are back to that wonderful fall Saturday situation where the Michigan State Spartans do not kick off until tonight at 7 p.m. Eastern time, but we are all surely amped for what poses to be a big matchup under the lights against Nebraska, and have lots of football to enjoy in the meantime. With that in mind, we have a game thread for all the noon and mid-afternoon kicks for everyone while we await kickoff in Spartan Stadium tonight. The comments will close on this around a hour prior to Michigan State’s game start when the MSU thread goes live. Enjoy (all game times listed in Eastern Time)!

Noon Big Ten Action

  • Villanova at No. 5 Penn State, BTN
  • Bowling Green at Minnesota, ESPNU
  • Ohio at Northwestern, BTN
  • No. 12 Notre Dame vs. No. 18 Wisconsin (Soldier Field, Chicago), FOX

Group of Five Games of Note

  • Noon, FIU at Central Michigan, ESPN+
  • 2 p.m., San Jose St at Western Michigan, ESPN+
  • 2 p.m.., Texas St at Eastern Michigan, ESPN+
  • 1 p.m., UMass at No. 17 Coastal Carolina, ESPN+
  • Noon, Boise State at Utah State, CBS

Power Five (Allies)

  • Noon, Missouri at Boston College, ESPN2
  • Noon, New Hampshire at Pitt, ACCNX/ESPN+
  • Noon, Richmond at Virginia Tech, ACCN
  • 12:30 p.m., Central Connecticut St at Miami (FL), ESPN3

Noon Power Five (Axis)

  • No. 2 Georgia at Vanderbilt, SECN
  • LSU at Mississippi St, ESPN
  • Texas Tech at Texas, ABC

The Rest

  • Noon, SMU at TCU, FS1
  • Noon, Wagner at Temple, ESPN+
  • Noon, Miami (OH) at Army, CBSSN
  • 2 p.m., Toledo at Ball State, ESPN+

Mid-Afternoon

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

  • Colorado St at No. 5 Iowa, FS1
  • Rutgers at No. 19 Michigan, ABC
  • Illinois at Purdue, BTN
  • Kent State at Maryland, BTN

Group of Five Games of Note

  • 2:30 p.m., Maine at Northern Illinois, ESPN3

Power Five (Allies)

  • 2:30 p.m, Washington State at Utah, PAC12
  • 3:30 p.m., No. 9 Clemson at NC State, ESPN
  • 3:30 p.m., Louisville at Florida State, ESPN2
  • 4 p.m., Kansas at Duke, ACCN

Power Five (Axis)

  • 3:30 p.m., No. 7 Texas A&M at No. 16 Arkansas, CBS
  • 4 p.m., Georgia St at No. 23 Auburn, SECN
  • 3:30 p.m., No. 14 Iowa St at Baylor, FOX

The Rest

  • 3:30 p.m., Wyoming at UConn
  • 3:30 p.m., UTSA at Memphis, ESPNU

*I will be tailgating this afternoon ahead of the game, so I would appreciate folks keeping comments within the community guidelines so I don’t have to ban anybody or hide any comments when I periodically check in on the thread.

Go Green! Beat Nebraska!