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5 Games You Should Watch Saturday While Oregon State Is On A Bye

It’s a college football Saturday, even if the Beavs aren’t playing this week.

NCAA Football: Oregon at Washington Jennifer Buchanan-USA TODAY Sports

The Oregon State Beavers are 1-5 to start the year and in need of a breather. Luckily, they get that this week and can try and reset and pick up another victory somewhere along the line before the end of the year.

So there’s no Beaver football this Saturday. What are you supposed to do know? Spend more of your limited time on this Earth with your loved ones? Nope. Plant yourself in front of the T.V. or computer and watch all the other teams. Don’t act like you were going to do the other thing.

We took a look at the schedule and planned your day of football watching out for you. Here’s what we came up with.

#14 Florida Gators at Vanderbilt Commodores - 9 AM PT - Watch: ESPN

NCAA Football: Vanderbilt at Florida Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

To start your day, have some coffee or a nice breakfast and watch the Gators head to Nashville and try to maintain momentum after knocking off #5 LSU last week. Florida is only favored by seven points, so that could be easier said than done. Either way, a nice little jolt of SEC action to kick the morning off.

#7 Washington Huskies at #17 Oregon Ducks - 12:30 PM PT - Watch: ABC and ESPN2

NCAA Football: Washington at UCLA Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

This one has big implications all around. These two teams are vying for the top spot in the Pac-12 North. Plus, if Washington manages to lose this game, that could be it for the conference’s College Football Playoff hopes this year. UW is favored by just 3.5 points heading into Autzen Stadium. I imagine most eyes in the PNW will be on this game.

#6 West Virginia Mountaineers at Iowa State Cyclones - 4 PM PT - Watch: FS1

NCAA Football: Kansas State at West Virginia Ben Queen-USA TODAY Sports

This one just has the makings of something crazy to me. WVU QB Will Grier is generating some Heisman buzz as his team moves up the national rankings. Then there’s Iowa State, who have made something of a reputation of scoring weird upsets when playing on their home field, and WVU are only favored by a touchdown. Can’t you feel the intrigue in the air?

Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders at FIU Panthers - 4:30 PM PT - Watch: BeIn Sports

NCAA Football: Florida Atlantic at Middle Tennessee Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

Over in Conference USA’s eastern division, Lane Kiffin’s Florida Atlantic Owls were expected to run away with it. However, they’ve looked average at best, thus leaving the door open for what we have now: MTSU and FIU playing each other that could identify the division’s front runner. Both of these teams are pretty likeable too with Coach Rick Stockstill’s MTSU team being lead by his son and QB Brent while FIU coach Butch Davis rebuilding a program with a roster of severely underrated recruits.

Wyoming Cowboys at Fresno State Bulldogs - 7:30 PM PT - Watch: ESPNU

NCAA Football: Fresno State at Minnesota Jesse Johnson-USA TODAY Sports

Former Oregon State quarterback Marcus McMaryion is really living his best life now that he’s under center for Fresno State. He’s already thrown for over 1200 yards win nine touchdowns as his team is off to a 4-1 start. End your night by watching his squad host Wyoming.