College Football Week 6 TV Schedule: Where to Catch Saturday's Best Action

Ian HanfordFeatured ColumnistOctober 4, 2012

BATON ROUGE, LA - SEPTEMBER 29:  Les Miles, head coach of the LSU Tigers brings his team on to the field for a game against the Towson Tigers at Tiger Stadium on September 29, 2012 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.  (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)
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The college football season is entering its prime weeks, and Week 6 ranks up there as one of the best.

The schedule is littered with marquee matchups worth keeping your eye on, a few of which will play a major role in determining this year's BCS bowl landscape.

On Saturday, sit down and relax, college football fans. Flip on your television, kick up your feet and watch some of the best teams the nation has to offer.

In order to do that, you need to know where to watch.

*All times ET


Game Time Channel
No. 24 Northwestern at Penn State 12 p.m. ESPN
No. 4 LSU at No. 10 Florida 3:30 p.m. CBS
No. 5 Georgia at No. 6 South Carolina 7 p.m. ESPN
No. 8 West Virginia at No. 11 Texas 7 p.m. FOX
No. 21 Nebraska at No. 12 Ohio State 8 p.m. ABC


Players to Watch

Todd Gurley

Gurley is averaging around eight yards per carry for Georgia this season as a true freshman running back. If you don't know the name yet, and you should, you will after the Bulldogs game against South Carolina.

His 539 yards and nine touchdowns are a major reason that Georgia has been able to go undefeated so far. Gurley is a dynamic home-run threat, capable of breaking a big run any time he touches the ball.

There are several reasons to watch Southeastern Conference football every week, but Gurley is quickly becoming one of its main attractions.


Matt McGloin

McGloin is leading the Big Ten with 1,217 passing yards on the season. Even Penn State fans couldn't have seen that coming.

Bill O'Brien's offense has transformed McGloin from turnover-prone mediocrity into a capable game manager. He has a No. 1 target in Allen Robinson, and he's blossomed in his senior season.

No one will mistake McGloin for the most talented quarterback, but he's vastly improved. The Nittany Lions are looking for their biggest win of the season on Saturday, in front of their home crowd.

If McGloin turns in a big game, look for Penn State to continue its momentum.


Zach Mettenberger

Les Miles must turn his QB loose against Florida if he wants to win the game. If he doesn't, the Tigers will succumb to The Swamp.

He has 1,016 yards and six touchdowns this season, but Florida's defense will present a challenge. Much larger than Auburn or Towson, both of which have challenged LSU in recent weeks.

Talent-wise and size-wise, Mettenberger looks the part. He has the arm, but he must work on his timing. That will come with comfort and further development behind center.

Look for the Gators to bring pressure from the edges in an attempt to keep LSU's attack one-dimensional.

If Mettenberger can't step up, it could be a long night for the Mad Hatter.