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2018 College Football Viewing Guide

Your comprehensive walkthrough of every game that matters.

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COLLEGE FOOTBALL IS HERE. And boy, it couldn’t have come much sooner. Why is the offseason so stupid long? I had to pretend to like baseball just to get through it. BASEBALL. Can you imagine? I’m so glad that chapter of my life is closing.

Enclosed, you will find a flexible table willing to bend to your viewing needs. I structured the viewing guide in pretty basic terms. The first class of games is CU games, which is appointment viewing regardless of the other games on television. The next classification of games is Great Games to Watch. These games should be next up on the importance scale (date is enclosed to let you know what days you’re busy). These are, in my opinion, the most interesting and entertaining games to watch, with an obvious slant towards relevance to the Buffs. The next classification is Good Games to Watch. These games will hold your interest, with storylines or play style, for at least a half of football. Purdue makes a few appearances because Jeff Brohm is so damn fun, and a lot of Pac-12 games lay in this classification. Next, the Games to Watch. These are the games that you shouldn’t miss because it’s still college football. They’re Saturday fare, empty calories to tide you over until the main dish. Finally, there’s the I’m Bored category. Run out of things to watch or do? Flip these games on and you’ll find semi-interesting games, even if it’s just for one player or matchup.

Alright, for your viewing pleasure:

College Football viewing guide

Classification Week 0 Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Week 6 Week 7 Week 8 Week 9 Week 10 Week 11 Week 12 Week 13
Classification Week 0 Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Week 6 Week 7 Week 8 Week 9 Week 10 Week 11 Week 12 Week 13
CU Opponent vs. CSU - 8/31 7:30 PM at Nebraska - 9/8 1:30 vs. New Hampshire - 9/15 3:00 BYE vs. UCLA - 9/28 7:00 vs. Arizona State - 10/6 TBD at USC - 10/13 TBD at Washington - 10/20 vs. Oregon State - 10/27 at Arizona - 11/2 8:30 vs. Washington State - 11/10 vs. Utah - 11/17 at California - 11/24
Great Games to Watch Auburn vs. Washington - 9/1 UCLA @ Oklahoma - 9/8 LSU @ Auburn - 9/15 Stanford @ Oregon - 9/22 Stanford @ Notre Dame - 9/29 Texas @ Oklahoma - 10/6 Washington @ Oregon - 10/13 USC @ Utah - 10/20 Stanford @ Washington - 11/3 Okahoma State @ Oklahoma - 11/10 USC @ UCLA - 11/17 Michigan @ Ohio State - 11/24
Great Games to Watch Michigan @ Notre Dame - 9/1 Clemson @ Texas A&M - 9/8 Ohio State @ TCU - 9/15 TCU @ Texas - 9/22 Ohio State @ Penn State - 9/29 Florida State @ Miami - 10/6 Michigan State @ Penn State - 10/13 Michigan @ Michigan State - 10/20 Penn State @ Michigan - 11/3 Wisconsin @ Penn State - 11/10 Auburn @ Alabama - 11/24
Great Games to Watch Miami vs. LSU - 9/2 USC @ Stanford - 9/8 USC @ Texas - 9/15 Texas A&M @ Alabama - 9/22 Wisonsin @ Michigan - 10/13 Auburn @ Georgia - 11/10 Notre Dame @ USC - 11/24
Good Games to Watch Texas @ Maryland - 9/1 Iowa State @ Iowa - 9/8 Boise State @ Oklahoma State - 9/15 Wisconsin @ Iowa - 9/22 USC @ Arizona - 9/29 Notre Dame @ Virginia Tech - 10/6 Arizona @ Utah - 10/12 Oklahoma @ TCU - 10/20 Florida @ Georgia - 10/27 Texas A&M @ Auburn - 11/3 Florida State @ Notre Dame - 11/10 Miami @ Virginia Tech - 11/17 South Carolina @ Clemson - 11/24
Good Games to Watch Tennessee vs. West Virginia - 9/1 Michigan State @ Arizona State - 9/8 West Virginia @ NC State - 9/15 Florida @ Tennessee - 9/22 Utah @ Stanford - 10/6 Georgia @ LSU - 10/13 Ohio State @ Purdue - 10/20 Clemson @ Florida State - 10/27 Alabama @ LSU - 11/3 Ohio State @ Michigan State - 11/10 Florida @ Florida State - 11/24
Good Games to Watch Virgina Tech @ Florida State - 9/3 Penn State @ Pittsburgh - 9/8 Washington @ Utah - 9/15 Georgia Tech @ Georgia - 11/24
Games to Watch Northwestern @ Purdue - 8/30 SDSU @ Stanford - 8/31 Mississippi State @ Kansas State - 9/8 Oklahoma @ Iowa State - 9/15 Washington State @ USC - 9/21 Tennessee @ Georgia - 9/29 Washington @ UCLA - 10/6 West Virginia @ Iowa State - 10/13 Colorado State @ Boise State - 10/19 Oregon @ Arizona - 10/27 UCLA @ Oregon - 11/3 Oregon @ Utah - 11/10 Wisconsin @ Purdue - 11/17 LSU @ Texas A&M - 11/24
Games to Watch Boise State @ Troy - 9/1 Arizona @ Houston - 9/8 Alabama @ Ole Miss - 9/15 Kansas State @ West Virginia - 9/22 Iowa State @ TCU - 9/29 San Diego State @ Boise State - 10/6 UCLA @ California * 10/13 Arizona @ UCLA - 10/20 Utah @ UCLA - 10/26 Air Force @ Army - 11/3 North Carolina @ Duke - 11/10 Stanford @ California - 11/17 Oklahoma @ West Virginia - 11/23
Games to Watch Louisville vs. Alabama - 9/1 Arkansas @ Colorado State - 9/8 Fresno State @ UCLA - 9/15 Nebraska @ Michigan - 9/22 Oregon @ California - 9/29 Mississippi State @ LSU - 10/20 Purdue @Michigan State - 10/27 Notre Dame @ Northwestern - 11/3 Northwestern @ Iowa - 11/10 TCU @ Baylor - 11/17
I'm Bored Hawaii @ Colorado State - 8/25 Oregon State @ Ohio State - 9/1 Duke @ Northwestern - 9/8 Boston College @ Wake Forest - 9/13 Georgia @ Missouri - 9/22 Purdue @ Nebraska - 9/29 LSU @ Florida - 10/6 Missouri @ Alabama - 10/13 Houston @ Navy - 10/20 Wyoming @ Colorado State - 10/26 Iowa @ Purdue - 11/3 Miami @ Georgia Tech - 11/10 Michigan State @ Nebraska - 11/17 Mississippi State @ Ole Miss - 11/22
I'm Bored North Carolina @ California - 9/1 Wyoming @ Missouri - 9/8 Troy @ Nebraska - 9/15 Texas Tech @ Oklahoma State - 9/22 Toledo @ Fresno State - 9/29 Northwestern @ Michigan State - 10/6 Texas A&M @ South Carolina - 10/13 Memphis @ Missouri - 10/20 Iowa @ Penn State - 10/27 West Virginia @ Texas - 11/3 Toledo @ Northern Illinois - 11/10 Boston College @ Florida State - 11/17 BYU @ Utah - 11/24
I'm Bored Utah @ Northern Illinois - 9/8 Arizona State @ San Diego State - 9/15 Notre Dame @ Wake Forest - 9/22 Virginia Tech @ Duke - 9/29 Nebraska @ Wisconsin - 10/6 NC State @ Clemson - 10/20 Utah @ Arizona State - 11/3 Mississippi State @ Alabama - 11/10 Arizona State @ Arizona - 11/24