Bellator 208

Bellator 208: Fan Corner with Andy Nesbitt | #Bellator2081:56. In this episode of FAN CORNER, Andy Nesbitt covers everything related to Fedor Emeliananko! #Bellator208.n the middle of the flurry of athletic action is Bellator MMA with the weekend’s marquee event for the sport. Bellator 208Credit: Emelianenko .Sherdog’s live Bellator 208 coverage kicks off Saturday at 6:30 p.m. ET.

Chael Sonnen is in a position to turn the Bellator Heavyweight Grand Prix on its ear if he can defeat all-time great Fedor Emelianenko in the tournament’s second semifinal. That high-profile battle is the main event for Saturday’s Bellator 208.After completing the first half of the Heavyweight Grand Prix semifinals on Friday, the action continues on Saturday night in New York with a pair of marquee names on the docket. Light heavyweight champion Ryan Bader steamrolled past Matt Mitrione for a decisive decision win at Bellator 207 and now awaits the winner of Fedor Emelianenko and Chael Sonnen on Saturday. The event, a short bus ride from Friday’s festivities, brings us just one fight away from crowning the first heavyweight champion since 2016.

Emelianenko got here by scoring a thunderous knockout of Frank Mir in May while Sonnen scored a grinding decision win over Quinton “Rampage” Jackson. On the undercard are a few more familiar faces to fight fans like Benson Henderson, Cheick Kongo and Henry Corrales.

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Below is all the information you’ll need to watch the Bellator 208 event live on Saturday. After completing the first half of the Heavyweight Grand Prix semifinals on Friday, the action continues on Saturday night in New York with a pair of marquee names on the docket. Light heavyweight champion Ryan Bader steamrolled past Matt Mitrione for a decisive decision win at Bellator 207 and now awaits the winner of Fedor Emelianenko and Chael Sonnen on Saturday. The event, a short bus ride from Friday’s festivities, brings us just one fight away from crowning the first heavyweight champion since 2016.

Emelianenko got here by scoring a thunderous knockout of Frank Mir in May while Sonnen scored a grinding decision win over Quinton “Rampage” Jackson. On the undercard are a few more familiar faces to fight fans like Benson Henderson, Cheick Kongo and Henry Corrales.

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Below is all the information you’ll need to watch the Bellator 208 event live on Saturday. Bellator MMA returns to Paramount Network this weekend for the Bellator 208: “Fedor vs. Sonnen” mixed martial arts (MMA) event, which is locked and loaded for this Saturday night (Oct. 13, 2018) inside Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, New York.

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Topping the card is a Heavyweight Grand Prix semifinal bout that features MMA legends Fedor Emelianenko (37-5, 1 NC) and Chael Sonnen (31-15-1).

Let’s see what Ep. 1 has in store for us, courtesy of YouTube:

As we head into the Heavyweight World Grand Prix Semifinals, we get an inside look into Fedor and Chael Sonnen’s fight camp. Don’t miss their epic match up, SATURDAY, Oct. 13th, LIVE on PARAMOUNT NETWORK!

See the entire Bellator 208 fight card and line up here.

MMAmania.com will deliver LIVE round-by-round, blow-by-blow coverage of the entire Bellator 208 fight card on fight night (click here), starting with the “Prelims” matches online before the Paramount Network main card start time at 9 p.m. ET.

For much more on Bellator 208 click here.MMA Fighting has Bellator 208 results for the Fedor vs. Sonnen fight card Saturday night from the Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, N.Y.

In the main event, Fedor Emelianenko and Chael Sonnen will compete for the right to face Ryan Bader in the final of the Bellator Heavyweight Grand Prix early next year.Bellator 208 is upon us as legends collide in the main event, when Fedor Emelianenko squares off with Chael Sonnen in the semi-finals of the heavyweight GP. That matchup will be covered in its own separate post, as this one will cover the rest of the main card. The co-main event for Bellator 208 will see Benson Henderson in the final fight of his Bellator contract, taking on the 23-9 Saad Awad, with the winner likely to be considered for a lightweight title shot…provided that Henderson re-signs.

Before that, longtime MMA veteran Cheick Kongo will put his six-fight winning streak on the line when he faces off with new Bellator acquisition Timothy Johnson. This will be Johnson’s first time competing since departing from the UFC on a win earlier this year. Also on the card, Bellator’s former middleweight champion Alexander Shlemenko will lock horns with fellow Russian, Anatoly Tokov, which is almost guaranteed to be fireworks. Opening up the Bellator 208 main card, Henry Corrales will look to make it four-straight when he takes on Bellator newcomer and slick submission artist Andy Main.

Check out the breakdowns of these matchups below, and be sure to check out The MMA Vivisection with Bloody Elbow’s own Zane Simon, Victor Rodriguez, and Eddie Mercado.

Bellator 208 takes place this Saturday, October 13th, and will air live on the Paramount Network at 9:00 P.M. ET. The prelims will begin at 7:00 P.M. ET.Ben Henderson is moving into the final fight on his Bellator contract. Since joining the promotion, Henderson has gone 2-3, dropping a welterweight title fight to Andrey Koreshkov, a lightweight title fight to Michael Chandler, and a split decision loss to Patricky Freire. On a lighter note, Henderson has an injury TKO win over Patricio Freire and a second round submission over Roger Huerta. A win over a streaking Saad Awad could put Henderson right back in the conversation for another shot at Bellator gold, if he re-signs.

Fedor vs Sonnen

Fedor vs Sonnen : Bellator MMA Main Event: Fedor vs. Sonnen. As we head into the Heavyweight World Grand Prix Semifinals Sonnen vs Fedor , we get an inside look into Fedor and Chael Sonnen’s Bellator 208 fight camp.Here you can  Sonnen vs Fedor MMA HD coverage from Saturday night from NYCB  You can watch the game easily just create a simple registration.

The Bloody Elbow staff has made its picks for tomorrow night’s Bellator 208 card in New York, and most of us are going with Fedor Emelianenko to best Chael Sonnen and advance to the heavyweight tournament final. Only Phil Mackenzie and Stephie Haynes are going with Sonnen to topple “The Last Emperor.” As for the co-main event, Stephie and Nick Baldwin are picking Saad Awad to upset Benson Henderson.

Note: Predictions are entered throughout the week and collected the day before the event. Explanations behind each pick are not required and some writers opt not to do so for their own reasons. For example, if Phil Mackenzie entered all of his predictions on Wednesday without adding in any explanations, he has no idea if he’s going to be the only one siding with one fighter for any given fight.

Mookie Alexander: I won’t let myself get talked into picking a middleweight to grind out Fedor. Yeah, he’s been knocked out by one, but this would be a step too far. I don’t think my brain could process this.

Chael obviously won’t outstrike him, and Fedor still has the power to rock Sonnen and just beat him up on the ground. Hell, I wouldn’t rule out a submission for Fedor seeing as Chael is quite submittable. This should be a Fedor win, and if not… I don’t know what to say. Fedor Emelianenko by TKO, round 1.

Fraser Coffeen: I think it’s pretty clear that this tournament bracket is set up to get Fedor into the finals. Mir was a great opponent for him, and Chael is even better. Fedor is far (FAAAR) from the invincible super-cyborg he once was, but the way you beat him these days is usually by outstriking him, and that’s not Chael’s game. I see Chael getting drawn into being too sloppy on the feet, and then paying for it. The one thing that gives me pause is Fedor auctioning off his glorious sweater. Would Samson ever auction off his hair? I think not. Let’s hope that decision does not cost him. Fedor, KO, R1

Tim Burke: I can’t pick against Fedor. I won’t. But I think this is a winnable fight for Chael if he can grind out some time on the top. The size difference doesn’t mean anything – I think Chael is actually the same size as Fedor, he just chooses to cut weight – but Fedor’s bottom game is obviously dangerous. I think Chael takes him down, and gets swept and pounded out, or subbed from the bottom. I’ll go with the former. Fedor Emelianenko via submission, round 2.

Victor Rodriguez: Chael may have smothered Rampage for a win, but that’s plodding, slow, “I mostly just wanna box”, 2018 Rampage. Fedor still got the old man strength, legendary takedown defense, savage overhand right and and blistering forward assaults on offense when he smells blood. Eddie thinks Chael can use volume to outstrike Fedor and work his way to a decision, and notes Chael’s cardio as an advantage. To all of this, I agree – but he’s a sillyhead and must be publicly shunned at all times. Same with anyone that sees Chael winning this.

Besides, Fedor’s submission game is still there, even if he’s more about punching people to separate them from consciousness. If Frank Mir couldn’t put him down, how the hell can Chael? Sonnen puts forth a valiant effort, shows how good his boxing is but gets greedy with a takedown attempt and gets mauled. That’s not to say that Vintage Fedor™ is back and here to stay, but this is a fight that can have him look really good against an unquestionably tough opponent that appears destined to never really get the big one. Fedor Vladimirovich Emelianenko, ESQ via submission, round 2.

Mookie Alexander: It’s not completely out of the question for Awad to land some big shots on Bendo and hurt him, but we’ve rarely seen Henderson get seriously hurt in fights, and Awad is at a disadvantage virtually everywhere else beyond pure power.

The major question mark is how “Toothpick-less Bendo” performs, as this could be a groundbreaking new MMA mythical figure that could either revive his career or be a sure sign of a substantial decline. Benson Henderson by unanimous decision.

Phil Mackenzie: This would be a long way to fall for Bendo. Saad Awad is a vicious finisher given the opportunity, but if Bendo’s janky style has lost the athletic edge that allowed him to pick up round-winning moments, he still has a major wrestling and grappling advantage, and his excellent chin still seems to be intact. Benson Henderson by submission, round 2.

Victor Rodriguez: Bendo’s style flusters guys because of all of the flash, movement, funky improvisation and timing. Awad’s also a veteran and a very good fighter in his own right. I just don’t think he’ll avoid falling for Bendo’s flimflam and lose a fight because Henderson’s style is just more appealing to the judges. He just does enough to win off points. Benson Henderson by decision.

Mookie Alexander: Really? This is Timothy Johnson’s Bellator debut? This fight? Oh man. So um… if you’ve got 15 minutes to do something else besides watching a Cheick Kongo clinchfest, I recommend making the most of that time. Cheick Kongo by split decision.

Phil Mackenzie: A fight between someone who looks like Timothy Johnson and fights exactly how you’d expect Timothy Johnson to, and someone who looks like an action figure who also fights exactly how you’d expect Timothy Johnson to. If you like people sweatin’ it up in the clinch by the fence and periodically landing an uppercut or a knee to the groin, this is the fight for you. Cheick Kongo by split decision.

Victor Rodriguez: Don’t matter who wins, we all lose. This fight is gonna be uglier than Cheick Kongo’s foot. Seriously, look at that goddamned thing. Look at it again. You deserve all of this. Yes, you. You asked for violence, and this is what we get. Fedor fighting on a major U.S. platform? Possibly getting a title shot with a win? You gotta eat this bucket of dreck, and it is both filthy and unseasoned. I don’t know which of the two qualities I’d prefer in my food. Just kidding, I’ll eat filthy food, but this not if it’s bland.

And bland is what you’ll get. Guh. Whatever. Nutshots, angry hugging and sweaty dudes with facial hair. Such is the price we pay to please the blood gods. Moloch smiles upon us and shall smite us all equally. Bla’atha Mgnona Chrulb. Cheick Kongo by whatever.

Mookie Alexander: Tokov could be really good for Bellator. He’s a really talented, well-rounded fighter who’s been in the sport for nine years, and a win against Shlemenko could make him a new middleweight contender. Hell, Shlemenko got KO’d by Bruno Silva in his last fight and he’s slowly but surely starting to look like these wars are catching up to him. He’s still quite dangerous offensively though, and perhaps he has one more spinning sh-t moment in him. Alexander Shlemenko by TKO, round 2.

Mookie Alexander: I caught Andy Main’s last fight against Saul Almeida at LFA 49. That was not a very good to watch at all, but usually Almeida loses to more-than-credible opposition. Corrales is one of the best Bellator featherweights out there, although he has been tapped by current champ Patricio Pitbull and former champ Daniel Straus. Is Main that good enough to get Corrales to grapple with him and snag a sub? I don’t think so. Henry Corrales by unanimous decision.

Victor Rodriguez: Main really impressed me in his recent Pancrase run, and he’s a wily fighter with a nice flow to his grappling game. Corrales is a good all-around fighter, but Main’s got craftier submission chains and can pick him apart from the outside. Andy Main by submission, round 3.

Michigan vs Wisconsin

Michigan vs Wisconsin : This will be the 67th meeting between Michigan and Wisconsin. The Wolverines hold a 50-15-1 lead in the all-time series and have a 23-6 record in games played at Michigan Stadium (28-7 all-time in Ann Arbor). U-M has claimed victories in 18 of the last 25 games played between the two schools and 32 of the last 40 matchups …

While Michigan and Wisconsin both call the Big Ten home, they don’t play nearly as often since the conference expanded to 14 teams and went to separate divisions. This will be the 67th meeting between the Big Ten counterparts in their history, but only the third game between them since the 2011 season.

Also, while the series has been dominated by Michigan over its entire history (Michigan leads 50-15-1), Wisconsin has gotten the better of the maize and blue recently. Wisconsin has won five of the last eight meetings, including a 24-10 win last year in Madison, though Michigan won 14-7 when they last met in Ann Arbor in 2016.
The No. 12 Michigan Wolverines are 16-2 straight up over their last 18 home games and 5-1 against the spread over their last six home games. The Wolverines will try to keep things rolling at home with a win this Saturday night against the No. 15 Wisconsin Badgers.

Michigan is a 9.5-point home favorite in Ann Arbor at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com. In the last seven games the Wolverines have played at home against the Badgers Michigan is 6-1 SU.
Since losing their season opener 24-17 to the Notre Dame Fighting Irish, Michigan has bounced back with a 5-0 SU and 3-2 ATS record over its last five games. Ole Miss transfer Shea Patterson has given Jim Harbaugh some much-needed stability at the quarterback position with 1,187 passing yards and 10 passing touchdowns and only three interceptions through the first half of the season.

Michigan has been a big favorite in each of its last five games; the real test comes over its next three games at home against Wisconsin and Penn State and on the road against Michigan State.

The Wolverines covered the spread last Saturday in their 42-21 win over Maryland. Michigan is 1-11 ATS in its last 12 games coming off an ATS win per the OddsShark College Football Database.

Wisconsin has covered the spread only once this season, doing so as 3-point favorites in a 28-17 road win over the Iowa Hawkeyes last month. But despite their 1-4 ATS record and disastrous 24-21 home loss to BYU, the Badgers are still alive and well in the Big Ten with a 2-0 SU conference record and a 4-1 SU record overall.

The Badgers have a chance to turn the narrative on their season around with a big upset this Saturday. Wisconsin is 9-1-1 ATS in its last 11 games against Michigan.

Saturday’s total is set at 49 points. The OVER is 6-1 in Michigan’s last seven games at home.

With each of these teams’ blemishes coming out of conference, both still control their destiny in the Big Ten. Ohio State and Penn State currently sit at No. 1 and No. 2 in the Big Ten pecking order, and the winner of this game will solidify itself as the biggest threat to disrupt those two teams down the stretch.

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Wisconsin enters the contest with the nation’s No. 25 overall offense, totaling 480.2 yards per game and the nation’s No. 45 scoring offense, averaging 33.8 points per game. Much of that success comes from sophomore running back Jonathan Taylor. Through five games, Taylor leads the entire country in rushing yards per game with 169.8, and is third in total rushing with 849 yards (both players ahead of him have played six games).

Taylor is an elite player, a Heisman Trophy contender and future NFL back that runs behind one of the most experienced and talented offensive lines in the nation. Michigan will need to slow him down and make the Badgers beat them through the air.

Wisconsin quarterback Alex Hornibrook hasn’t thrown nearly as many interceptions as last year, but he still isn’t the type of quarterback that is going to blow away a defense, especially one as good as Michigan’s.

The good news for the Wolverines is they still have the No. 1 defense in the nation, allowing 230.5 yards per game. They also have the No. 6 rushing defense, giving up just 96.5 yards per game, and the No. 1 passing defense, allowing 134.0 yards through the air.

Wisconsin may have the best offense Michigan has seen this season, but the Maize & Blue have a clear advantage here.

Texas vs Baylor

Texas vs Baylor: The Right Texas vs Baylor Tickets For The Right Price With SeatGeek. The Texas Longhorns are back and are gearing up for their game against the Baylor Bears, who are quietly having a pretty solid season.The Texas Longhorns face the Baylor Bears on Saturday, Oct. 28 in college football Week 9, and here’s all the info you need to watch.

In spite of the national conversation surrounding them, the Texas Longhorns spent the week training and preparing the same way they have all year, hoping to get the same outcome.

Texas is experiencing its best start since its 2009 national championship run and can enter its bye week relatively healthy and on a high note with a win over the Baylor Bears (4-2, 2-1).

Quarterback Sam Ehlinger continues to elevate his play every week, and can further solidify himself as an elite Texas quarterback in the second half of the season. He’s racked up 1,499 passing yards, 11 touchdowns and more consecutive passes without an interception than any other quarterback in school history.

The Texas defense will face another potent offense this week, as quarterback Charlie Brewer is quietly having a productive season for the Bears. The sophomore signal caller is completing 64 percent of his passes to the tune of 1,558 yards and nine touchdowns. His two favorite targets, Denzel Mims and Jalen Hurd, have been on the receiving end of 999 yards of his passes, and in any other conference could easily be the best wideout duo.It’s time for the Tale of the Tape, an article where Horns247 takes a look at the Texas Longhorns and their opponent in a head-to-head breakdown to see which squad, on paper, looks better. This week, we’re taking a look at how the Longhorns (5-1, 3-0 in the Big 12) stack up against the Baylor Bears (4-2, 2-1) heading into a Big 12 contest at Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium on Saturday (2:30 p.m., ESPN).

Tom Herman (34-11 overall, 12-7 at Texas) will lead the Longhorns, ranked No. 9 in the latest Associated Press Top 25, onto the field looking to match the 2013 squad’s six-game winning streak as the longest for the program since winning 17 in a row between the 2008 and 2009 seasons. The Longhorns, fresh off of a 48-45 win over Oklahoma in the 113th edition of the AT&T Red River Showdown, have earned the program’s highest ranking in the AP Top 25 since 2010 and can keep themselves in the Big 12’s catbird seat along with No. 6 West Virginia with a win over the Bears.

Matt Rhule (33-36 overall, 5-13 at Baylor) went 1-11 in his first season on the Brazos as he tried to revive the program from the rubble that remained from the sexual assault scandal which ultimately cost Art Briles his job. After last week’s 37-34 win over Kansas State, Baylor is two wins away from bowl eligibility with six games remaining on the schedule.

UCF vs Memphis

UCF vs Memphis: The Knights haven’t played anyone like Memphis which can score in bunches just as easily as UCF The Tigers’ attack is powered by a Heisman candidate of their own in Memphis vs UCF Darrell Henderson, the nation’s leading rusher.That’s where UCF figures to have an advantage.

Memphis gave up 35 points to one-win South Alabama and 40 in a loss to Tulane, neither of which has anything resembling the offense it will see on Saturday. Memphis is particularly poor at stopping offenses once they’re inside the Tigers’ 40, allowing an average of 5.26 points on those opportunities. UCF’s offense happens to be the best in the country at finishing drives once it’s past the 40 (6.21 points/opp).

UCF lost defensive standouts Shaquem Griffin and Mike Hughes, but talent remains. Sophomore safety Richie Grant is a playmaker who leads the Knights in tackles (41) and interceptions (three), and linebacker Pat Jasinski and defensive end Titus Davis are standouts in the front seven. For Memphis, outside linebacker Bryce Huff (five sacks, six TFLs) is a player to watch.To begin 2017, Memphis was a popular choice to contend for the AAC title. UCF was not. That quickly changed when the Knights dominated the regular season matchup 40-13.

The Tigers rebounded from that loss to make the AAC Championship Game for a rematch, and gave the Knights all they could. Many thought Memphis didn’t stand a chance in that matchup, but the Tigers proved their worth. They even had UCF fans nervous about the outcome of the game before Riley Ferguson threw a game ending interception. You can bet the Tigers had this game circled as soon as the schedules came out.

Get after McKenzie Milton. Finding a way to rattle Milton’s cage is going to be top priority after what he did to the Tigers defense in last year’s contests. Milton averaged 373.5 yards and four touchdowns passing along with 78 yards rushing in the two games last year. While Memphis did find a way to pick him off four times, they need to find a way to make him less effective.
Give Darrell Henderson running room. Teams have tried to eliminate Henderson (and Patrick Taylor) from the Memphis offense. Henderson is the nation’s leading rusher, and his efficiency will have a big impact on the passing game. This is a challenge for the offensive line.

UCF is going to try to force Brady White to beat them, but the Tigers need to find a way to break Henderson free. Memphis was outrushed by UCF 582-357 in the two games, and that can’t happen again this year.

Don’t get intimidated. By the speed, the talent, or the ranking. UCF is more than likely going to have big plays because they are good. Memphis can’t back away from that. If they can play more like they did in the AAC Championship Game, they have a good chance of winning. UCF is a good team, make no mistake, but they are a beatable team. Memphis has the talent to pull off the upset if they stay focused on what they’re doing.

Go fast. This isn’t new to the Knights at all, but they need to stay true to who they are. This is the best team they’ve seen so far this season, and one that they know is dangerous. Using their speed was a huge weapon against Memphis last year, and it can be again in 2018. They are the more talented team, but they need to show it early and often.

Defense needs to play big. More like the first game than the conference championship. Sure, UCF has looked good so far on defense, but this will be the best offense they’ve faced all year. This is a defense that gave up a 574.5 yard average to the Tigers offense last year, and lost some stars. UCF may have the firepower offensively to win this game, but the defense needs to contribute.

McKenzie Milton must be a star. UCF has the talent to win, but Milton must be a stud for this to end well. Memphis won’t have an answer if Milton explodes on Saturday, and this game could be over quickly if he does. His ability to pick apart defenses as well as his ability to escape the pocket and run downfield will be a combination that Memphis struggles to defend.

If the Tigers don’t have an answer, the Knights will be successful Prediciton
There’s no doubt who the better team is, but UCF needs to prove that. This is a motivated Memphis team that hasn’t forgotten the feeling they had after the conference championship game, and the Knights need to realize that. If they don’t take the Tigers seriously, this will be a tight game.

Crawford vs Benavidez

Crawford vs Benavidez Continue to Ignite Rivalry Terence Crawford is excited to be back in Omaha, his beloved hometown and the site of many of his greatest fistic moments. The man nicknamed “Bud” will defend his WBO welterweight world title Saturday evening against Jose Benavidez Jr. at the CHI Health Center Omaha (formerly the CenturyLink Center), live on ESPN and ESPN Deportes beginning at 10:30 p.m. ET.Crawford-Jose Benavidez Jr. and Shakur Stevenson-Viorel Simion LIVE on Saturday at CHI Health Center Omaha
10:30 p.m. ET on ESPN
Undercard action on ESPN+ at 7 p.m. ET

OMAHA, Neb. (Oct. 11, 2018) – Following Wednesday’s media day tensions, Terence “Bud” Crawford and Jose Benavidez Jr. were a bit more civil at Thursday’s press conference. The trash talk led to an extended face-off, as pound-for-pound king Crawford (33-0, 24 KOs) readies to defend his WBO welterweight world title against Benavidez (27-0, 18 KOs) Saturday at the CHI Health Center Omaha (ESPN and ESPN Deportes, 10:30 p.m. ET).

In the 10-round co-feature, unbeaten featherweight sensation Shakur Stevenson (8-0, 4 KOs) will take on Viorel Simion (21-2, 9 KOs). Terence Crawford

“This is my fourth time fighting in Omaha, and I’m happy to be back. Like I said, there’s no place like home.”

“He said we’re all bark but no bite. Come Saturday, he’s gonna find out how hard I bite. I ain’t even gotta do too much talking because I know what’s gonna happen come Saturday.”

Brian McIntyre (Crawford’s trainer/manager)

“I can’t say if they’re worthy or not, but I know for sure they ain’t ever been at this level before. For them to come into our city and talk all the trash they’ve been talking…. for them to talk all that trash they’re talking and not knowing what they’re getting into, two things I gotta say to that: I respect that because that’s total confidence, and you fuc*ed up, dude.”
Jose Benavidez Jr.

“It’s been a great camp. We’ve been {in Omaha} for three weeks. We’re training hard. You’re going to see a new champion Saturday night. I don’t see nothing special in Crawford. I don’t know why everyone is scared of him. Everyone is sleeping and soon they’re going to wake up and I’m going to beat his ass Saturday evening.”

“You guys ain’t scaring nobody. You best bring your A-game on Saturday because you’re going to get your ass beat. Guaranteed.”

“You better enjoy that belt because Saturday, that belt is going to be mine.”

On being shot in 2016 and the recovery

“Things happen in life, good and bad. I don’t try to use that as an excuse or anything. I know what I have to do, and the leg, I block it out. I just focus 110 percent. I know what we have to do. We train to win, and that’s what I am going to keep doing.”

Jose Benavidez Sr. (trainer of Benavidez Jr.)

“We’re here to show the world that we’re ready to make a big upset, and we’re going to take that belt and we’re going to represent the Mexican people, and like I said, the Hispanic people. We worked so hard.”

Bob Arum

“There are some matches that you particularly look forward to. This welterweight championship {featuring challenger} Jose Benavidez, who we started with when he was about 16 or 17 years of age… now, he has grown into a man. Terence Crawford, all of his fights or most of his fights we promoted, certainly in the last four or five years all of his fights. To see these two great warriors, Jose challenging and Terence ‘Bud’ Crawford defending, it’s, for me, a real honor and a privilege. It’s wonderful to be here.”

“The fighters are ready. This is going to be a spectacular event. We look forward to millions of people watching on ESPN.”

Shakur Stevenson

“I feel good and I had a great training camp with Terence. I’m excited. I’m ready to put on a show. This is my first time as a co-main event. This is a tough fighter I’m fighting against. I feel like the better the competition, the better I am.”

“I’m definitely hyped. I want to outdo Lee Selby and Scott Quigg {each of whom beat Simion by decision}.”

Viorel Simion

“I am very excited to be here and to fight for the first time in America. I was preparing for a show in Bulgaria on Oct. 27, but when I got this offer, I jumped at it. It’s not a problem for me. I fought in the co-main event of Joshua-Klitschko and lost a unanimous decision to a former world champion, Scott Quigg.”

ESPN, 10:30 p.m. ET

Terence Crawford (champion) vs. Jose Benavidez (challenger), 12 rounds, WBO welterweight world title

Shakur Stevenson vs. Viorel Simion, 10 rounds, super featherweight (129-pound limit)

ESPN+, 7 p.m. ET

Carlos Adames vs. Joshua Conley, 10 rounds, vacant NABF super welterweight title

Steve Nelson vs. Oscar Riojas, 10/8 rounds, light heavyweight

Mike Alvarado vs. Robbie Cannon, 8/6 rounds, welterweight

Mikaela Mayer vs. Vanessa Bradford, 8 rounds, vacant NABF super featherweight title

Ismail Muwendo vs. Andre Wilson, 8/6 rounds, lightweight

Jose Valenzuela vs. Hugo Rodriguez, 4 rounds, super featherweight

Keeshawn Williams vs. Ramel Snegur, 4 rounds, welterweight

Crawford-Benavidez and Stevenson-Simion will air live and exclusively Saturday on ESPN and ESPN Deportes at 10:30 p.m. ET with undercards streaming live in the United States at 7 p.m. ET on ESPN+ — the new multi-sport, direct-to-consumer subscription streaming service from The Walt Disney Company’s Direct-to-Consumer & International segment in conjunction with ESPN.

Remaining tickets to this world championship event, priced at $178, $103, $63, and $38, not including applicable fees, can be purchased at the CHI Health Center Omaha box office, all Ticketmaster outlets, by phone at 800-745-3000, or online at ticketmaster.com.

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Djokovic vs Zverev

Djokovic vs Zverev : Novak Djokovic vs Mischa Zverev all matches, with stats on their H2H rivalry. ATP & WTA Novak Djokovic head to head tennis search. Alexander Zverev is currently world number 5 and he has lived up to his ranking this tournament as he has won all his matches in straight sets.Juan Martin del Potro’s injury scare in Shanghai: Novak Djokovic vs. Alexander Zverev. ATP fans have been waiting for this one.

The Serbian has stormed to the final four in fine style and is on course to face Roger Federer in a heavyweight final showdown.

But he first must overcome the threat of German Zverev, whose win over Kyle Edmund in the quarter-finals earned him a tour-high 49th win of 2018.

The pair have only ever met once, with Zverev beating the 14-time Grand Slam champion in the 2017 Italian Open.

But the 31-year-old is an entirely different prospect in current form having won Wimbledon, the Cincinnati Masters and the US Open in recent months as he returns to his dominant best.

ATP fans have been waiting for this one. Djokovic is a former, and probably future, world No. 1; Zverev is the man many expect to replace him there someday. Even better, they’ve met just once, last year in Rome. On that day, Zverev was in breakthrough mode; the 20-year-old was playing in his first Masters 1000 final. Djokovic, meanwhile, was in fade-out mode; after largely dominating the tour for five years, he would fail to win any majors or Masters 1000 events in 2017.

Seventeen months later, everything is different. Djokovic is back in top form, having won Wimbledon and the US Open, while Zverev, despite owning a tour-high 49 wins this season, has hit a roadblock at the Slams. The slick hard-court surface in Shanghai is also very different from the red clay in Rome.

What will it all add up to? Lots of rallies; these are two of the steadiest shotmakers in the game, and neither is overly comfortable at net. But on this surface, I’d also expect them to try to take control of those rallies a little earlier than they usually do. Judging by his form over the last three months, his desire to get back to No. 1, and his three previous titles at this event, I’m going to say Djokovic will be the one who wins more of them.

How often do we have a day in which two members of the Big 4 both come in having lost their last matches against their opponents? It will be true on Saturday: Djokovic lost to Zverev in Rome last year, and Federer lost to Coric this summer in Halle.

The next question is: Will that loss have an effect on this match? I’d say it will have two effects, which could cancel each other out. If Coric builds an early lead, he should have confidence that he can close it out. As for Federer, he’ll be determined not to lose to Coric two straight times.

More important, of course, will be their forms. Coric had some good fortune on his road to the semis: In the third round, Juan Martin del Potro retired against him, and in the fourth round, he faced 76th-ranked Matthew Ebden. Granted, Federer also made a couple of fortunate escapes in his first two matches, winning 6-4 in the third set over both Daniil Medvedev and Roberto Bautista Agut. But against Kei Nishikori in the quarters, Federer showed off his old spring and aggression, as well as his new, more powerful backhand. Even when his form went off late in the second set, he found his way though against a fired-up opponent. Could we see a repeat of that scenario on Saturday

Both enjoyed straight sets wins in their quarter-final ties and both will face an opponent who beat them in their last encounter. Following the doubles semi-final on Center Court between Lukasz Kubot and Marcelo Melo against Oliver Marach and Mate Pavic – where the winner will face Jamie Murray and Bruno Soares – Djokovic will take on world No. 5 Alexander Zverev before Federer meets Borna Coric.

Shanghai – Novak Djokovic said that he was relishing facing “top player” Alexander Zverev in Saturday’s semi-finals of the Shanghai Masters, just the second meeting between them.

The 14-time Grand Slam champion beat Kevin Anderson 7-6 (7/1), 6-3 on Friday to set up the tasty last-four clash.

Djokovic saved set point in the opener before taking control of the tie break and the second set to dump out the South African seventh seed in efficient fashion.

The 31-year-old from Serbia is in sparkling form, winning Wimbledon, the Cincinnati Masters and US Open in recent months, after having elbow surgery in February.

Although Roger Federer finally won a match in straight sets at this year’s Shanghai Masters, it didn’t save him any energy.

The defending champion reached the semifinals Friday by beating eighth-seeded Kei Nishikori 6-4, 7-6 (4). His first two matches both went three sets.

“It was the same length, actually, as all three of my matches went the same length basically, an hour and 52 [minutes],” Federer said. “So you see, two sets sometimes doesn’t tell the truth.”

Federer finished the match with 10 aces and landed an impressive 71% of his first serves. He went up a break at the start of the second set, but then trailed 4-1 in the tiebreaker.

Federer, a two-time champion in Shanghai, will next face 13th-seeded Borna Coric. The Croat defeated Matthew Ebden 7-5, 6-4.

Earlier, fourth-seeded Alexander Zverev secured a spot in next month’s ATP Finals with a 6-4, 6-4 quarterfinal win over Kyle Edmund.

Zverev is the fifth player to qualify for the season-ending tournament in London, joining Federer, Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic and Juan Martin del Potro in the eight-player field.

“Obviously it’s great to finally officially make it and obviously be part of the eight best again, which is an elite group, which is kind of the goal for everyone at the beginning of the season,” Zverev said.

Zverev will next play the second-seeded Djokovic in the semifinals. Djokovic, the Wimbledon and U.S. Open champion who is looking to win a record fourth Shanghai title, defeated seventh-seeded Kevin Anderson 7-6 (1), 6-3.

Ola Malmqvist is being promoted to director of coaching for the U.S. Tennis Assn.’s player development program.

The USTA also announced two other moves Friday: Fed Cup captain Kathy Rinaldi is replacing Malmqvist as head of women’s tennis, and director of player identification and development Kent Kinnear is becoming head of men’s tennis.

Kinnear takes over for Brian Boland, who left the USTA in May to become Baylor’s tennis coach.

Malmqvist fills the job as director of coaching that’s been open since March 2017, when Jose Higueras left to move into a consulting role with the USTA.

Malmqvist has been the USTA’s head of women’s tennis since 2008, when the position was created. There were five American women in the WTA’s year-end top 100 at the time. There are 14 in this week’s top 100, and American girls won five of the last nine junior Grand Slam singles titles.

Top-seeded Elina Svitolina of Ukraine was close to bowing out of the Hong Kong Open when rain disrupted the quarterfinals on Friday.

Sixth-seeded Wang Qiang of China was leading Svitolina 6-2, 5-2, and serving at 15-30, when their match was suspended until Saturday.

Svitolina entered this week as one of five players still in contention to earn the final three spots in the eight-player WTA Finals in Singapore.

Even if she ends up losing the quarterfinal to Wang, she could still possibly land a berth in the WTA Finals. To do so, she would need to play the Moscow tournament next week. She’s currently not entered, but could request a main draw wild card.

 

Georgia vs LSU

Georgia vs LSU Week 7 of the college football season kicks off on Thursday night with Georgia Southern at Texas State and Texas Tech at TCU. A newly ranked No. 23 South Florida faces off against Tulsa in Friday’s nights first game at 7 p.m. and then Air Force and San Diego State playing at Levi’s Stadium shortly after and Arizona visiting Utah to cap off the night.

Saturday has several top-25 games scheduled for Week 7. The stakes are high as the second half of the season gets underway this weekend and we’ve got you covered with the top games on tap, followed by the complete Week 7 schedule.

Saturday, Noon Slate

Saturday’s noon slate starts with a trio of ranked teams taking on unranked opponents with an undefeated No. 3 Ohio State hosts Minnesota, No. 14 Florida visiting Vanderbilt, and Tennessee at No. 21 Auburn. The ACC closes out Saturday’s early games as Duke and Georgia Tech kickoff at 12:20 p.m. before Louisville and Boston College face off at 12:30 p.m. ET.Saturday, Afternoon Slate

Saturday afternoon features two top-25 matchups with No. 2 Georgia at No. 13 LSU and No. 7 Washington at No. 17 Oregon at 3:30 p.m. ET. The 3:30 slate also features several conference contests, with Michigan State visiting No. 8 Penn State in a Big Ten showdown and Baylor traveling to No. 9 Texas for a Big 12 battle.

Saturday, Evening Slate

No. 1 Alabama kicks off Saturday evening football at 7 p.m. when they host Missouri. No. 6 West Virginia visits Iowa State with No. 16 Miami visiting Virginia at the same time. Saturday night’s biggest showdown kicks off at 7:30 p.m. ET when No. 15 Wisconsin visits No. 12 Michigan. Michigan leads the series 50-15 all-time but fell to Wisconsin QB Alex Hornibrook and the Badgers star running back Jonathan Taylor last year 24-10 at Camp Randall. The West Coast dominates the late evening slate, headlined by No. 19 Colorado visiting the struggling USC Trojans.

Check out times and TV channels for all of the FBS games taking place in our complete Week 7 schedule below:

THURSDAY, OCT. 11
• 7:30 p.m. Georgia Southern at Texas State (ESPNU)
• 7:30 p.m. Texas Tech at TCU (ESPN)

FRIDAY, OCT. 12
• 7 p.m. No. 23 South Florida at Tulsa (ESPN)

• 9 p.m. Air Force at San Diego State (CBSSN)

• 10 p.m. Arizona at Utah (ESPN)

SATURDAY, OCT. 13
• Noon Minnesota at No. 3 Ohio State (FS1)
• Noon No. 14 Florida at Vanderbilt (ESPN)
• Noon Tennessee at No. 21 Auburn (SEC Network)
• Noon Rutgers at Maryland (BTN)
• Noon Iowa at Indiana (ESPN2)
• Noon Nebraska at Northwestern (ABC)
• Noon Oklahoma State at Kansas State (ESPNU)
• Noon Akron at Buffalo (No TV channel listed)
• Noon Toledo at Eastern Michigan (ESPN+)

• 12:20 p.m. Duke at Georgia Tech (ACC Network)

• 12:30 p.m. Louisville at Boston College (ACC Network)

• 1 p.m. UAB at Rice (ESPN+)

• 2 p.m. Troy at Liberty (ESPN3)
• 2 p.m. Southern Mississippi at North Texas (ESPN3)• 2:30 p.m. Pittsburgh at No. 5 Notre Dame (NBC)
• 2:30 p.m. Kent State at Miami (OH) (ESPN+)

• 3 p.m. Western Michigan at Bowling Green (ESPN+)
• 3 p.m. Ball State at Central Michigan (ESPN3)

• 3:30 p.m. No. 2 Georgia at No. 13 LSU (CBS)
• 3:30 p.m. No. 7 Washington at No. 17 Oregon (ABC/ESPN2)
• 3:30 p.m. Michigan State at No. 8 Penn State (BTN)
• 3:30 p.m. Baylor at No. 9 Texas (ESPN)
• 3:30 p.m. No. 10 UCF at Memphis (ABC/ESPN2)
• 3:30 p.m. No. 22 Texas A&M at South Carolina (SEC Network)
• 3:30 p.m. Ohio at Northern Illinois (ESPN+)
• 3:30 p.m. Temple at Navy (CBSSN)
• 3:30 p.m. Western Kentucky at Charlotte (ESPN+)
• 3:30 p.m. Marshall at Old Dominoin (No TV channel listed)
• 3:30 p.m. Army vs. San Jose State (ESPNU)
• 3:30 p.m. Purdue at Illinois (FS1)
• 4 p.m. New Mexico at Colorado State (No TV channel listed)
• 4 p.m. UNLV at Utah State (No TV channel listed)• 5 p.m. Alabama State at South Alabama (ESPN3)
• 5 p.m. New Mexico State at Louisiana (ESPN+)

• 6 p.m. UL Monroe at Coastal Carolina (ESPN+)

• 7 p.m. Missouri at No. 1 Alabama (ESPN)
• 7 p.m. No. 6 West Virginia at Iowa State (FS1)
• 7 p.m. No. 16 Miami at Virginia (ESPN2)
• 7 p.m. Houston at East Carolina (CBSSN)
• 7 p.m. Virginia Tech at North Carolina (ESPNU)
• 7 p.m. Louisiana Tech at UTSA (ESPN+)
• 7 p.m. UCLA at California (Pac-12 Network)
• 7:30 p.m. No. 15 Wisconsin at No. 12 Michigan (ABC)
• 7:30 p.m. Ole Miss at Arkansas (SEC Network)
• 7:30 p.m. Middle Tennessee at Florida International (No TV channel listed)

• 10:15 p.m. Hawaii at BYU (ESPN2)
• 10:30 p.m. No. 19 Colorado at USC (FS1)
• 10:30 p.m. Wyoming at Fresno State(ESPNU)

• 10:30 p.m Boise State at Nevada (CBSSN)

Penn State vs Michigan State

Penn State vs Michigan State Week 7 of the college football season kicks off on Thursday night with Georgia Southern at Texas State and Texas Tech at TCU. A newly ranked No. 23 South Florida faces off against Tulsa in Friday’s nights first game at 7 p.m. and then Air Force and San Diego State playing at Levi’s Stadium shortly after and Arizona visiting Utah to cap off the night.

Saturday has several top-25 games scheduled for Week 7. The stakes are high as the second half of the season gets underway this weekend and we’ve got you covered with the top games on tap, followed by the complete Week 7 schedule.

Saturday, Noon Slate

Saturday’s noon slate starts with a trio of ranked teams taking on unranked opponents with an undefeated No. 3 Ohio State hosts Minnesota, No. 14 Florida visiting Vanderbilt, and Tennessee at No. 21 Auburn. The ACC closes out Saturday’s early games as Duke and Georgia Tech kickoff at 12:20 p.m. before Louisville and Boston College face off at 12:30 p.m. ET.Saturday, Afternoon Slate

Saturday afternoon features two top-25 matchups with No. 2 Georgia at No. 13 LSU and No. 7 Washington at No. 17 Oregon at 3:30 p.m. ET. The 3:30 slate also features several conference contests, with Michigan State visiting No. 8 Penn State in a Big Ten showdown and Baylor traveling to No. 9 Texas for a Big 12 battle.

Saturday, Evening Slate

No. 1 Alabama kicks off Saturday evening football at 7 p.m. when they host Missouri. No. 6 West Virginia visits Iowa State with No. 16 Miami visiting Virginia at the same time. Saturday night’s biggest showdown kicks off at 7:30 p.m. ET when No. 15 Wisconsin visits No. 12 Michigan. Michigan leads the series 50-15 all-time but fell to Wisconsin QB Alex Hornibrook and the Badgers star running back Jonathan Taylor last year 24-10 at Camp Randall. The West Coast dominates the late evening slate, headlined by No. 19 Colorado visiting the struggling USC Trojans.

Check out times and TV channels for all of the FBS games taking place in our complete Week 7 schedule below:

THURSDAY, OCT. 11
• 7:30 p.m. Georgia Southern at Texas State (ESPNU)
• 7:30 p.m. Texas Tech at TCU (ESPN)

FRIDAY, OCT. 12
• 7 p.m. No. 23 South Florida at Tulsa (ESPN)

• 9 p.m. Air Force at San Diego State (CBSSN)

• 10 p.m. Arizona at Utah (ESPN)

SATURDAY, OCT. 13
• Noon Minnesota at No. 3 Ohio State (FS1)
• Noon No. 14 Florida at Vanderbilt (ESPN)
• Noon Tennessee at No. 21 Auburn (SEC Network)
• Noon Rutgers at Maryland (BTN)
• Noon Iowa at Indiana (ESPN2)
• Noon Nebraska at Northwestern (ABC)
• Noon Oklahoma State at Kansas State (ESPNU)
• Noon Akron at Buffalo (No TV channel listed)
• Noon Toledo at Eastern Michigan (ESPN+)

• 12:20 p.m. Duke at Georgia Tech (ACC Network)

• 12:30 p.m. Louisville at Boston College (ACC Network)

• 1 p.m. UAB at Rice (ESPN+)

• 2 p.m. Troy at Liberty (ESPN3)
• 2 p.m. Southern Mississippi at North Texas (ESPN3)• 2:30 p.m. Pittsburgh at No. 5 Notre Dame (NBC)
• 2:30 p.m. Kent State at Miami (OH) (ESPN+)

• 3 p.m. Western Michigan at Bowling Green (ESPN+)
• 3 p.m. Ball State at Central Michigan (ESPN3)

• 3:30 p.m. No. 2 Georgia at No. 13 LSU (CBS)
• 3:30 p.m. No. 7 Washington at No. 17 Oregon (ABC/ESPN2)
• 3:30 p.m. Michigan State at No. 8 Penn State (BTN)
• 3:30 p.m. Baylor at No. 9 Texas (ESPN)
• 3:30 p.m. No. 10 UCF at Memphis (ABC/ESPN2)
• 3:30 p.m. No. 22 Texas A&M at South Carolina (SEC Network)
• 3:30 p.m. Ohio at Northern Illinois (ESPN+)
• 3:30 p.m. Temple at Navy (CBSSN)
• 3:30 p.m. Western Kentucky at Charlotte (ESPN+)
• 3:30 p.m. Marshall at Old Dominoin (No TV channel listed)
• 3:30 p.m. Army vs. San Jose State (ESPNU)
• 3:30 p.m. Purdue at Illinois (FS1)
• 4 p.m. New Mexico at Colorado State (No TV channel listed)
• 4 p.m. UNLV at Utah State (No TV channel listed)• 5 p.m. Alabama State at South Alabama (ESPN3)
• 5 p.m. New Mexico State at Louisiana (ESPN+)

• 6 p.m. UL Monroe at Coastal Carolina (ESPN+)

• 7 p.m. Missouri at No. 1 Alabama (ESPN)
• 7 p.m. No. 6 West Virginia at Iowa State (FS1)
• 7 p.m. No. 16 Miami at Virginia (ESPN2)
• 7 p.m. Houston at East Carolina (CBSSN)
• 7 p.m. Virginia Tech at North Carolina (ESPNU)
• 7 p.m. Louisiana Tech at UTSA (ESPN+)
• 7 p.m. UCLA at California (Pac-12 Network)
• 7:30 p.m. No. 15 Wisconsin at No. 12 Michigan (ABC)
• 7:30 p.m. Ole Miss at Arkansas (SEC Network)
• 7:30 p.m. Middle Tennessee at Florida International (No TV channel listed)

• 10:15 p.m. Hawaii at BYU (ESPN2)
• 10:30 p.m. No. 19 Colorado at USC (FS1)
• 10:30 p.m. Wyoming at Fresno State(ESPNU)

• 10:30 p.m. Boise State at Nevada (CBSSN)

West Virginia vs Iowa State

West Virginia vs Iowa State Week 7 of the college football season kicks off on Thursday night with Georgia Southern at Texas State and Texas Tech at TCU. A newly ranked No. 23 South Florida faces off against Tulsa in Friday’s nights first game at 7 p.m. and then Air Force and San Diego State playing at Levi’s Stadium shortly after and Arizona visiting Utah to cap off the night.

Saturday has several top-25 games scheduled for Week 7. The stakes are high as the second half of the season gets underway this weekend and we’ve got you covered with the top games on tap, followed by the complete Week 7 schedule.

Saturday, Noon Slate

Saturday’s noon slate starts with a trio of ranked teams taking on unranked opponents with an undefeated No. 3 Ohio State hosts Minnesota, No. 14 Florida visiting Vanderbilt, and Tennessee at No. 21 Auburn. The ACC closes out Saturday’s early games as Duke and Georgia Tech kickoff at 12:20 p.m. before Louisville and Boston College face off at 12:30 p.m. ET.Saturday, Afternoon Slate

Saturday afternoon features two top-25 matchups with No. 2 Georgia at No. 13 LSU and No. 7 Washington at No. 17 Oregon at 3:30 p.m. ET. The 3:30 slate also features several conference contests, with Michigan State visiting No. 8 Penn State in a Big Ten showdown and Baylor traveling to No. 9 Texas for a Big 12 battle.

Saturday, Evening Slate

No. 1 Alabama kicks off Saturday evening football at 7 p.m. when they host Missouri. No. 6 West Virginia visits Iowa State with No. 16 Miami visiting Virginia at the same time. Saturday night’s biggest showdown kicks off at 7:30 p.m. ET when No. 15 Wisconsin visits No. 12 Michigan. Michigan leads the series 50-15 all-time but fell to Wisconsin QB Alex Hornibrook and the Badgers star running back Jonathan Taylor last year 24-10 at Camp Randall. The West Coast dominates the late evening slate, headlined by No. 19 Colorado visiting the struggling USC Trojans.

Check out times and TV channels for all of the FBS games taking place in our complete Week 7 schedule below:

THURSDAY, OCT. 11
• 7:30 p.m. Georgia Southern at Texas State (ESPNU)
• 7:30 p.m. Texas Tech at TCU (ESPN)

FRIDAY, OCT. 12
• 7 p.m. No. 23 South Florida at Tulsa (ESPN)

• 9 p.m. Air Force at San Diego State (CBSSN)

• 10 p.m. Arizona at Utah (ESPN)

SATURDAY, OCT. 13
• Noon Minnesota at No. 3 Ohio State (FS1)
• Noon No. 14 Florida at Vanderbilt (ESPN)
• Noon Tennessee at No. 21 Auburn (SEC Network)
• Noon Rutgers at Maryland (BTN)
• Noon Iowa at Indiana (ESPN2)
• Noon Nebraska at Northwestern (ABC)
• Noon Oklahoma State at Kansas State (ESPNU)
• Noon Akron at Buffalo (No TV channel listed)
• Noon Toledo at Eastern Michigan (ESPN+)

• 12:20 p.m. Duke at Georgia Tech (ACC Network)

• 12:30 p.m. Louisville at Boston College (ACC Network)

• 1 p.m. UAB at Rice (ESPN+)

• 2 p.m. Troy at Liberty (ESPN3)
• 2 p.m. Southern Mississippi at North Texas (ESPN3)• 2:30 p.m. Pittsburgh at No. 5 Notre Dame (NBC)
• 2:30 p.m. Kent State at Miami (OH) (ESPN+)

• 3 p.m. Western Michigan at Bowling Green (ESPN+)
• 3 p.m. Ball State at Central Michigan (ESPN3)

• 3:30 p.m. No. 2 Georgia at No. 13 LSU (CBS)
• 3:30 p.m. No. 7 Washington at No. 17 Oregon (ABC/ESPN2)
• 3:30 p.m. Michigan State at No. 8 Penn State (BTN)
• 3:30 p.m. Baylor at No. 9 Texas (ESPN)
• 3:30 p.m. No. 10 UCF at Memphis (ABC/ESPN2)
• 3:30 p.m. No. 22 Texas A&M at South Carolina (SEC Network)
• 3:30 p.m. Ohio at Northern Illinois (ESPN+)
• 3:30 p.m. Temple at Navy (CBSSN)
• 3:30 p.m. Western Kentucky at Charlotte (ESPN+)
• 3:30 p.m. Marshall at Old Dominoin (No TV channel listed)
• 3:30 p.m. Army vs. San Jose State (ESPNU)
• 3:30 p.m. Purdue at Illinois (FS1)
• 4 p.m. New Mexico at Colorado State (No TV channel listed)
• 4 p.m. UNLV at Utah State (No TV channel listed)• 5 p.m. Alabama State at South Alabama (ESPN3)
• 5 p.m. New Mexico State at Louisiana (ESPN+)

• 6 p.m. UL Monroe at Coastal Carolina (ESPN+)

• 7 p.m. Missouri at No. 1 Alabama (ESPN)
• 7 p.m. No. 6 West Virginia at Iowa State (FS1)
• 7 p.m. No. 16 Miami at Virginia (ESPN2)
• 7 p.m. Houston at East Carolina (CBSSN)
• 7 p.m. Virginia Tech at North Carolina (ESPNU)
• 7 p.m. Louisiana Tech at UTSA (ESPN+)
• 7 p.m. UCLA at California (Pac-12 Network)
• 7:30 p.m. No. 15 Wisconsin at No. 12 Michigan (ABC)
• 7:30 p.m. Ole Miss at Arkansas (SEC Network)
• 7:30 p.m. Middle Tennessee at Florida International (No TV channel listed)

• 10:15 p.m. Hawaii at BYU (ESPN2)
• 10:30 p.m. No. 19 Colorado at USC (FS1)
• 10:30 p.m. Wyoming at Fresno State(ESPNU)

• 10:30 p.m. Boise State at Nevada (CBSSN)