A tradition at NFL Draft Geek is to provide the readers with a guide to the perfect College Football Viewing experience. In addition to our College Football Scouting Guide we have your Saturday Scouting covered. Listed below are the top games at each time slot for games Thursday through Sunday and a brief explanation why you should watch that game.
Saturday September 16th
#9 Oklahoma State Cowboys at Pittsburgh Panthers at 11:00 CST on ESPN
Why I Should Watch: Any chance to watch the Cowboys offense is a treat as they are fast and score a ton of points. What makes this special is the Cowboys are actually playing a tough non conference game and will be facing off against a quality assignment based defense ran by Pat Narduzzi. How Oklahoma State’s QB Mason Rudolph and WR James Washington are your two players to keep an eye on to see what they can do against this quarters defense.
#23 Tennessee Volunteers at #24 Florida Gators at 2:30 CST on CBS
Why I Should Watch: This old school rivalry doesn’t carry the same weight as it did in the 1990’s, but it could help decide which team wins the East (and gets drilled by Alabama). Tennessee doesn’t have the top flight prospects like last years group, but they do have some non draft eligible freshman and sophomores while Florida has LT Martez Ivey, DE CeCe Jefferson and CB Duke Dawson that are getting plenty of draft attention.
#3 Clemson Tigers at #14 Louisville Cardinals at 7:00 CST on ABC
Why I Should Watch: The premiere game of the day has plenty of 2018 Draft implications. You’ll get a chance to see last year’s Heisman winner Lamar Jackson go against one of the best defenses in the nation which is also loaded at the defensive line. Christian Wilkins, Austin Bryant and Clelin Ferrell are all potential 1st round picks. Louisville CB Jaire Alexander is one of the best cornerbacks in the nation and will get to face off against Clemson’s deep receiving core.
#19 Stanford Cardinals at San Diego State Aztecs at 9:30 CST on CBSSN
Why I Should Watch: Stanford is coming off a tough loss to USC and doesn’t get a break this week traveling to San Diego and facing off against an Aztec team that just beat Arizona State on the road. Stanford has NFL talent all over the board, but the player to watch is SDSU RB Rashaad Penny who has been tearing it up this season. Having a good game against a stout Cardinal defense could help Penny establish himself in a loaded 2018 RB class.