College football schedule 2022 games: What to watch in Week 9, TV channels, Saturday kickoff times

The Week 9 college football schedule is loaded with huge matchups that will set the landscape for the final month of the season and put the College Football Playoff race into focus as the first set of CFP rankings are set on Tuesday.

No. 2 Ohio State travels to Happy Valley to face No. 13 Penn State in what could be the biggest test the Buckeyes have faced all year. This game could provide ample opportunity for Buckeyes quarterback CJ Stroud to make a Heisman Trophy statement early in the day’s action. The festivities then shift to the SEC in the 3:30 PM ET window as No. 1 Georgia and rival Florida square off in Jacksonville, Fla., in one of the most anticipated matchups of any college football season.

It’s going to be a busy Saturday across the country, so here’s a handy spectator guide to help you navigate the action. All times east.

The best games

2 Ohio State at 13 Penn State — noon on Fox, fuboTV (Try it for free): The Nittany Lions can make a huge statement with an upset over the Buckeyes while staying in the Big Ten East race with a win. However, the Buckeyes’ defense has been one of the most pleasant surprises of the college football season under first-year coordinator Jim Knowles, and another strong performance would cement the Buckeyes as one of the only “complete” teams in the country.

No. 1 Georgia vs. Florida (at Jacksonville, Fla.) — 3:30 p.m. on CBS, CBSSports.com, CBS Sports App: Both teams have had two weeks to prepare for each other, and one of the most important aspects of this game will be the development of Gators quarterback Anthony Richardson. If the rest has helped him progress as a passer, this matchup could be tight. Meanwhile, another strong offensive performance would be a great sign for a Georgia offense that is quietly one of the most efficient in the nation.

9 Oklahoma State at 22 Kansas State — 3:30 p.m., Fox fuboTV (Try it for free): The Big 12 has been a wild race this year, and the loser of this game will have to climb up the ladder to reach the conference championship game in December. The health of Wildcats quarterback Adrian Martinez will be a big factor in this game after the veteran suffered a lower-body injury last week against TCU.

No. 19 Kentucky at No. 3 Tennessee – 7:00 p.m. on ESPN, fuboTV (Try it for free): The Volunteers have another chance to steal the national spotlight against a ranked foe — albeit one that isn’t quite on the same level as Alabama. Quarterback Hendon Hooker has emerged as one of the top contenders for the Heisman Trophy, and another stellar performance will help that cause and likely keep his team in the thick of the CFP race.

Michigan State at No. 4 Michigan — 7:30 p.m. on ABC, fuboTV (Try it for free): The Spartans are 3-4 this year but have won the last two meetings between these in-state rivals, though the Wolverines made the CFP last year after the loss. Michigan’s defense was lights out this year, and the rushing attack was one of the most dynamic and punishing units in the country. You know what they say: Throw the plates out the window when the opponents win.

The best of the rest

  • No. 7 TCU at West Virginia — Noon on ESPN, fuboTV (Try Free)
  • Notre Dame at No. 16 Syracuse — Noon on ABC, fuboTV (Try Free)
  • Boston College at UConn — Noon on CBS Sports Network, CBSSports.com, CBS Sports App
  • No. 8 Oregon at California — 3:30 p.m. FS1, fuboTV (Try Free)
  • No. 10 Wake Forest at Louisville — 3:30 p.m. ACC Network, fuboTV (Try Free)
  • No. 17 Illinois at Nebraska – 3:30 p.m. ABC, fuboTV (Try Free)
  • No. 20 Cincinnati at UCF — 3:30 p.m. ESPN, fuboTV (Try Free)
  • Temple at Navy — 3:30 p.m. on CBS Sports Network, CBSSports.com, CBS Sports App
  • Missouri at No. 25 South Carolina – 4:00 PM on SEC Network, fuboTV (Try Free)
  • No. 10 USC at Arizona — 7:00 p.m. on Pac-12 Networks, fuboTV (Try Free)
  • UAB at FAU – 7:00 p.m. on CBS Sports Network, CBSSports.com, CBS Sports App
  • No. 15 Ole Miss at Texas A&M – 7:30 p.m. on SEC Network, fuboTV (Try Free)
  • Pittsburgh at No. 21 North Carolina — 8:00 p.m. ACC Network, fuboTV (Try Free)
  • Stanford at No. 12 UCLA — 10:30 p.m. ESPN, fuboTV (Try Free)
  • Nevada at San Jose State – 10:30 p.m. CBS Sports Network, CBSSports.com, CBS Sports App

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