College football presents its version of "Friday Night Lights" with a pair of games on Friday, Oct. 16. The first game pits a pair of American Athletic Conference (AAC) teams in action while the nightcap serves up a catfight.
So if you're wondering "What college football games are on today?" know this: There are two involving FBS teams scheduled for today, Friday, Oct. 16.
Note: All times are ET.
College Football Games on TV Today
No. 17 SMU at Tulane, 6 p.m. on ESPN
Undefeated SMU (4-0) has one of the nation's most potent offenses, ranking fourth in the country in both points (44.0 ppg) and yards (558.8) per game. Tulane forced five turnovers and scored a pair of defensive touchdowns last week against Houston yet still lost 49-31. The Green Wave need to stay opportunistic on defense and try and use their running game (238 rushing ypg, first in AAC) to control the clock if they want to slow down the Mustangs.
No. 18 BYU at Houston, 9:30 p.m. on ESPN
It's a Friday night cougar fight when undefeated BYU takes on Houston. BYU has looked impressive in all four of its victories while Houston finally made its season debut last week and promptly put up 49 points and 476 yards in a win over Tulane despite turning the ball over five times. Which team will scratch out a victory and stay undefeated?
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