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College football TV guide: Week 11 schedule, top games to watch

Freshman quarterback Trevor Lawrence and No. 2 Clemson visit No. 17 Boston College in ABC's primetime game. (USA TODAY Sports)
Freshman quarterback Trevor Lawrence and No. 2 Clemson visit No. 17 Boston College in ABC's primetime game. (USA TODAY Sports)

If you knew at the start of the season that Alabama, Clemson and Notre Dame were all undefeated heading into Week 11, you might have pinpointed the Irish’s game against Florida State as this Saturday’s marquee tilt.

But while the Seminoles have stumbled, Boston College has climbed to No. 17 in the College Football Playoff rankings and now hosts second-ranked Clemson with ESPN’s College GameDay in town. Here’s your college football TV guide for a chilly Saturday.

Early window

It’s all setting up for a winner-take-all Ohio State-Michigan finale in the Big Ten East. First, though, the 10th-ranked Buckeyes (8-1, 5-1) must win at No. 18 Michigan State (6-3, 4-2) this week (11 a.m., FOX). Meanwhile, Wisconsin (6-3, 4-2) and No. 20 Penn State (6-3, 3-3), teams that entered the season with Big Ten championship hopes, collide in Happy Valley, where one will leave with a fourth loss (11 a.m., ABC).

11 a.m. games

Wisconsin at No. 20 Penn State, ABC

South Carolina at No. 15 Florida, ESPN

Navy at No. 12 Central Florida, ESPN2

No. 10 Ohio State at No. 18 Michigan State, FOX

Texas Christian at No. 9 West Virginia, FS1

Mississippi at Texas A&M, CBS

Illinois at Nebraska, BTN

Tulsa at Memphis, ESPNU

Lafayette at Army, CBSSN

North Carolina at Memphis, KCRG 9.2 (11:20 a.m.)

Afternoon window

Bedlam arrives early this year (2:30 p.m., ABC), in theory to avoid Oklahoma (8-1, 5-1) and Oklahoma State (5-4, 2-4) meeting in back-to-back weeks should both qualify for the Big 12 title game. Only problem is, West Virginia has taken the Cowboys’ spot on No. 6 OU’s schedule at the end of the season and near the top of the conference standings. Fresh off a shutout of LSU, No. 1 Alabama (9-0, 6-0) hosts a 16th-ranked Mississippi State (6-3, 2-3) team that is allowing just 12.3 points per game (2:30 p.m., CBS).

No. 21 Iowa (6-3, 3-3) opened as a double-digit favorite against Big Ten West-leading Northwestern (5-4, 5-1). Here’s a preview of that game (2:40 p.m., FOX). In Ames, No. 22 Iowa State (5-3, 4-2) tries to stay in the Big 12 title game chase against Baylor (5-4, 3-3). Click here for a preview (2:30 p.m., FS1).

2:30 p.m. games

No. 16 Mississippi State at No. 1 Alabama, FOX

Oklahoma State at No. 6 Oklahoma, ABC

No. 8 Washington State at Colorado, ESPN

Purdue at Minnesota, ESPN2

No. 4 Michigan at Rutgers, BTN

Baylor at No. 22 Iowa State, FS1

New Mexico at Air Force, CBSSN

Virginia Tech at Pittsburgh, ESPNU

Northwestern at No. 21 Iowa, FOX (2:40 p.m.)

3 p.m. game

East Carolina at Tulane, ESPNews

Primetime window

No. 2 Clemson (9-0, 6-0) has walked through most of its ACC schedule, but could still come up short in the Atlantic Division if No. 17 Boston College (7-2, 4-1) pulls off the upset Saturday night in Chestnut Hill (7 p.m., ABC). Fellow unbeaten Notre Dame hosts Florida State (4-5), but the third-ranked Irish (9-0) will be without quarterback Ian Book (6:30 p.m., NBC).

6 p.m. games

No. 24 Auburn at No. 5 Georgia, ESPN

Miami at Georgia Tech, ESPN2

Temple at Houston, CBSSN

South Florida at Cincinnati, ESPNU

6:30 p.m. games

Florida State at No. 3 Notre Dame, NBC

No. 19 Texas at Texas Tech, FOX

7 p.m. game

No. 2 Clemson at No. 17 Boston College, ABC

Late night window

Unless you’re a #Pac12AfterDark devotee, maybe just catch a movie. Or go to bed early.

9:30 p.m. games

California at Southern California, ESPN

UNLV at San Diego State, ESPN2

Colorado State at Nevada, ESPNU

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