Week 5 of the 2020 college football season helps usher in October with a full slate of games on Saturday, Oct. 3. The SEC and Big 12 both feature several key conference games while the battle for the Commander-In-Chief's Trophy also gets started. And perhaps the best news of all, just one college football game was canceled this weekend (Troy-South Alabama) because of COVID-19 concerns.
So if you're wondering "What college football games are on today?" know this: There are 30 involving FBS teams scheduled for today, Saturday, Oct. 3.
Note: All times are ET.
Best College Football Games on TV Today
TCU at Texas, 12 p.m. on FOX
Horned Frogs have won five of the last six meetings with the Longhorns and Texas has already dodged one close call, outlasting Texas Tech in overtime last week.
Baylor at West Virginia, 12 p.m. on ABC
Bears won in Dave Aranda's debut but the Mountaineers figure to be a much tougher test than the Jayhawks, especially in Morgantown.
Texas A&M at Alabama, 3:30 p.m. on CBS
Both teams won their openers last Saturday but neither did so in impressive fashion. Aggies have talent and experience but will that be enough to knock off the Crimson Tide in Tuscaloosa?
Navy at Air Force, 6 p.m. on CBSSN
The Midshipmen rebounded nicely from their season-opening blowout loss to BYU by rallying to beat Tulane last week. The Falcons are playing in their first game as the Mountain West originally postponed their season before recently announcing an Oct. 24 return to play an eight-game schedule (Air Force getting early start). Also, any game in the Commander-In-Chief's Trophy series is usually worth watching.
Auburn at Georgia, 7:30 p.m. on ESPN
Bulldogs have won the last three editions of the "Deep South's Oldest Rivalry." Can the Tigers win the 125th meeting and announce themselves as legitimate contenders in the SEC?
Arkansas at Mississippi State, 7:30 p.m. on SEC Network Alternate
Mike Leach and K.J. Costello made quite the first impression in their Bulldogs debut by beating defending national champion LSU. The Razorbacks hung in for a while against Georgia in Sam Pittman's first game as head coach but now have to try and solve the offense that broke a few records last week.
Oklahoma at Iowa State, 7:30 p.m. on ABC
Sooners were stunned at home by Kansas State and now must venture to Ames to face a Cyclones team that upset Oklahoma a couple of seasons ago.
Virginia at Clemson, 8 p.m. on ACC Network
It's a rematch of last season's ACC Championship Game although the Cavaliers no longer have Bryce Perkins to lean on while the Tigers still have Trevor Lawrence. Can Virginia's defense slow down Clemson's offense enough to keep it a close game in Death Valley?
Other NCAAF Games on TV Today
- South Carolina at Florida, 12 p.m. on ESPN
- Missouri at Tennessee, 12 p.m. on SEC Network
- NC State at Pitt, 12 p.m. on ACC Network
- East Carolina at Georgia State, 12 p.m. on ESPNU
- Arkansas State at Coastal Carolina, 12 p.m. on ESPN2
- UTSA at UAB, 12:30 p.m. on Stadium
- North Alabama at Liberty, 1 p.m. on ESPN3
- Abilene Christian at Army, 1:30 p.m. on CBSSN
- North Carolina at Boston College, 3:30 p.m. on ABC
- USF at Cincinnati, 3:30 pm. on ESPN+
- Oklahoma State at Kansas, 3:30 p.m. on ESPN
- Memphis at SMU, 3:30 p.m. on ESPN2
- Texas Tech at Kansas State, 3:30 p.m. on FS1
- Virginia Tech at Duke, 4 p.m. on ACC Network
- Ole Miss at Kentucky, 4 p.m. on SEC Network
- Charlotte at FAU, 4 p.m. on ESPNU
- Jacksonville State at Florida State, 4 p.m. on ESPN3
- WKU at Middle Tennessee, 5 p.m. on ESPN3
- Georgia Southern at ULM, 7 p.m. on ESPN+
- Southern Miss at North Texas, 7:30 p.m. on Stadium
- LSU at Vanderbilt, 7:30 p.m. on SEC Network
- Tulsa at UCF, 7:30 p.m. on ESPN2
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