College Football Week 5 Schedule: TV Listings and Live Streams for Every Matchup

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College Football Week 5 Schedule: TV Listings and Live Streams for Every Matchup
Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

You want close football games with lots of drama? Set your DVRs, tune in on your television or live stream, and get ready for Week 5 of the college football season.

Some conferences have already begun to play meaningful games, but others are just kicking off those crucial matchups this weekend.

Along with an exciting slate of big matchups, some really intriguing storylines are brewing. We'll take a look at three storylines to watch this weekend, and a complete viewing guide for every game this weekend will follow.

Are the Ohio State Buckeyes for Real?

After going unbeaten in 2012, the Ohio State Buckeyes were ranked second heading into the season in both prominent NCAA polls. Things haven't gone smoothly for the Bucks, though, and they have dropped to No. 3 in the USA Today poll and to No. 4 in the AP Top 25.

They get their first true test of the season against Wisconsin at Ohio Stadium in Week 5. There are several big storylines within this clash, including the return of Braxton Miller and Wisconsin's juggernaut rushing attack—averaging 349.8 yards per game—against Ohio State's stout defense—allowing 79.8 rushing yards per game.

Can Miller return in top form, or will the Badgers run all over the Buckeyes on the Buckeyes' home field? If Miller struggles, will Urban Meyer turn to Kenny Guiton, the senior quarterback who threw a school record six touchdown passes against Florida A&M last week?

LSU at Georgia: Can Bulldogs Get Back in BCS Title Picture?

It's been five long years since the Georgia Bulldogs have gotten the better of Les Miles' LSU Tigers. After losing their season opener against Clemson, Georgia is in as close to a must-win situation as a team can be in college football.

On the flipside, the Tigers are facing a daunting schedule that features five ranked teams, including Georgia. This is their time to stand up and declare their intentions to make a run at a BCS title by defeating a good Bulldogs team on the Bulldogs' home field.

Both teams boast rushing games that are averaging over 200 yards per game, but defense will decide this SEC clash. Can Georgia hold a well-rounded Tigers attack? Or will Georgia's weakened defense—68th in the nation, allowing 388.7 yards per game—effectively end its title hopes?

These Aren't Your Father's Notre Dame Fighting Irish

Something is, well, off about this year's Notre Dame Fighting Irish. They're holding people from moving the football pretty well on defense but not like they were during last year’s BCS title run. Teams could not run the football against them last season—well, except for Alabama in the title game.

Oklahoma was the first team to rush for a touchdown against the stingy Irish rush defense last season. This year, they have given up two scores on the ground and are allowing 114.3 yards per game on the ground.

Their rushing offense hasn't been phenomenal—or existent—to this point. They have failed to crack the 100-yard mark during their last three matchups—something they will have to rectify if they hope to beat the Oklahoma Sooners this week.

College Football TV Schedule / Stream List - Week 5
Game Time (ET) Network (Channel Guide)
Thursday, September 26th
Howard at North Carolina A&T 7:30 p.m. ESPNU (HD) / WatchESPN *9
Iowa State at Tulsa 7:30 p.m. FS1 (HD)
Virginia Tech at Georgia Tech 7:30 p.m. ESPN (HD) / WatchESPN *9
Cal Poly at Portland State 10:00 p.m. RSNW / RSRM / Big Sky Video
Friday, September 27th
Middle Tennessee at BYU 9 p.m. ESPNU (HD) / WatchESPN *9
Utah State at San Jose State 9 p.m. ESPN (HD) / WatchESPN *9
Saturday, September 28th
Miami at South Florida 12 p.m. ESPNU (HD) / WatchESPN *9
Miami Ohio at Illinois 12 p.m. BTN (HD) / BTN2Go
Northern Illinois at Purdue 12 p.m. ESPN2 (HD) / WatchESPN *9
Oklahoma State at West Virginia 12 p.m. ESPN (HD) / WatchESPN *9
SMU at TCU 12 p.m. FS1 (HD)
South Carolina at UCF 12 p.m. ABC (HD) / WatchABC *9
South Alabama at Tennessee 12:21 p.m. SEC TV / ESPN-GP / espn3
East Carolina at North Carolina 12:30 p.m. (ESPN-GP / espn3) *2 / ACC Network (HD)
Virginia at Pittsburgh 12:30 p.m. FSN Affiliates / RSN (HD) / (ESPN-GP / espn3) *2
Bryant at Wagner 1:00 p.m. ESPN-GP (not confirmed) / espn3
Navy at Western Kentucky 2:00 p.m. ESPN News (HD) / WatchESPN *9
Colorado at Oregon State 3:00 p.m. PAC-12 Network (HD) / Pac-12 Video
Florida State at Boston College 3:30 p.m. ABC / WatchABC or ESPN2 / WatchESPN
Iowa at Minnesota 3:30 p.m. ABC / WatchABC or ESPN2 / WatchESPN
LSU at Georgia 3:30 p.m. CBS (HD) / CBS Video
Oklahoma at Notre Dame 3:30 p.m. NBC (HD) / NBC Video
UTEP at Colorado State 3:30 p.m. CBSSN (HD)
Wake Forest at Clemson 3:30 p.m. ESPNU / WatchESPN *9
Army vs. Louisiana Tech (Dallas) 4 p.m. FS1 (HD)
Houston at UTSA 4 p.m. FSN Affiliates (HD)
Maine at Richmond 4 p.m. (CSMA / CSNE) *5 / NBC Regional / CSS (cable)
Temple at Idaho 4 p.m. ALT
Ole Miss at Alabama 6:30 p.m. ESPN (HD) / WatchESPN *9
DII: Angelo State at Valdosta State 7 p.m. ESPN-GP / espn3
Arizona at Washington 7 p.m. FOX (HD)
Florida at Kentucky 7 p.m. ESPNU (HD) / WatchESPN *9
James Madison at Delaware 7 p.m. CSMA *5 / SNY (jip) NBC Regional / Video / Video?
Kentucky Wesleyan at Liberty 7 p.m. ESPN-GP / espn3 / Video / Flames Sports (cable)
Texas A&M at Arkansas 7 p.m. ESPN2 (HD) / WatchESPN *9
Wyoming at Texas State 7 p.m. LHN / $Video?
Youngstown State at Southern Illinois 7 p.m. ESPN-GP / espn3 / $ULive Video / Mediacom (cable)
Arkansas State at Missouri 7:30 p.m. CSCA *5 / ESPN-GP / espn3 / (CSS / CST) (cable)
Brown at Harvard 7:30 p.m. NBCSN (HD)
UAB at Vanderbilt 7:30 p.m. FS South (HD) / (ESPN-GP / espn3) *2
Air Force at Nevada 8 p.m. CBSSN (HD)
San Diego State at New Mexico State 8 p.m. ALT / FSSD / ESPN-GP / FCSP (cable) / espn3
Wisconsin at Ohio State 8 p.m. ABC (HD) / WatchABC *9
Montana at Northern Arizona 9 p.m. RSNW / DTV: 101
Stanford at Washington State 10 p.m. ESPN / WatchESPN *9
Southern Miss at Boise State 10:15 p.m. ESPNU (HD) / WatchESPN *9
California at Oregon 10:30 p.m. PAC-12 Network (HD) / Pac-12 Video
USC at Arizona State 10:30 p.m. ESPN2 / WatchESPN *9
Games online only or not yet scheduled for nationally available networks.
Akron at Bowling Green 2:30 p.m. espn3
Albany at Old Dominion 6 p.m. $Video
Alcorn State at Alabama State 6 p.m. Video
Butler at Jacksonville 12 p.m. CW17 (cable)
Central Michigan at North Carolina State 4:30 p.m. espn3
Central State at Tennessee State 3 p.m. OVC Video
Charlotte at Presbyterian 2 p.m. espn3
Eastern Kentucky at Eastern Illinois 2:30 p.m. espn3
Eastern Washington at Sam Houston State 3 p.m. CSN Houston / CSN NW (cable)
Florida Atlantic at Rice 7 p.m. FCSA (cable)
Fordham at Saint Francis 12 p.m. NEC Front Row Video
Fresno State at Hawaii 12 a.m. Oceanic PPV / KSEE24 (cable) / MWC Video
Hampton at South Carolina State 2 p.m. espn3
Idaho State at UC Davis 9 p.m. Big Sky Video
Illinois State at Missouri State 2 p.m. Mediacom (cable)
Kent State at Western Michigan 7 p.m. espn3
Indiana State at Tennessee Tech 7 p.m. OVC Video
Montana State at North Dakota 3:30 p.m. (Max Media / Midco) (cable) / Big Sky Video
Murray State at Jacksonville State 4 p.m. OVC Video
New Hampshire at Lehigh 12:30 p.m. PLN Video / SE2 (cable)
North Dakota State at South Dakota State 3 p.m. (ND NBC / Midco) (HD cable)
Point at Gardner Webb 6 p.m. Big South Video
Prairie View at Stephen F. Austin 7 p.m. ULive Video
Robert Morris at VMI 1:30 p.m. Big South Video
Sacramento State at Weber State 8 p.m. Big Sky Video
Sacred Heart at Bucknell 6 p.m. PLN Video
Southern Utah at Northern Colorado 3:30 p.m. Big Sky Video
Toledo at Ball State 3 p.m. espn3
Troy at Duke 3 p.m. espn3
Tulane at Louisiana Monroe 7 p.m. espn3
UConn at Buffalo 3:30 p.m. espn3
UNLV at New Mexico 8 p.m. MWC Video
UT Martin at Southeast Missouri 7 p.m. OVC Video

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