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College Football Games on TV Today (Thursday, Oct. 21)

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College Football on TV Today

There are four college football games to accompany the NFL's offering on Thursday night

Week 8 of the college football season includes four games on Thursday, Oct. 21. Three will get started before "Thursday Night Football" between the Denver Broncos and Cleveland Browns kicks off, followed by a nightcap out west.

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So if you're wondering "What college football games are on today?" know this: There are four involving FBS teams scheduled for today, Thursday, Oct. 21.

Note: All times are ET.

College Football Games on TV Today

Tulane at No. 21 SMU, 7:30 p.m. on ESPN

SMU is undefeated and trying to keep pace in the American Athletic Conference with Cincinnati and Houston, while Tulane is desperate to put an end to its four-game losing streak.

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Louisiana at Arkansas State, 7:30 p.m. on ESPNU

This is a matchup of Sun Belt West Division foes going in the exact opposite directions. Louisiana has won five in a row, and Arkansas State has lost that many consecutively. For that to change on Thursday night, the Red Wolves will really have to turn up the defensive screws on the red-hot Ragin' Cajuns, which is much easier said than done.

Florida Atlantic at Charlotte, 7:30 p.m. on CBSSN

Charlotte can improve its hold on first place in Conference USA's East Division with a win at home, while Florida Atlantic wants to create a logjam atop the standings. 

San Jose State at UNLV, 11 p.m. on CBSSN

UNLV is 0-6, but the record doesn't tell the true story of how competitive the Rebels have been, especially recently. Maybe a visit from a San Jose State that is struggling to score is just what the Rebels need to get into the win column?

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