The last weekend of October has arrived and for college football, that means another series of action-packed games to watch. As conference races get serious across the country and the bowling eligibility race heats up, it’s going to be another big week in the sport, and CBS Sports Network will provide you with five games from across the country.
A pair of Conference USA teams rebooting under freshman coaches will kick off Friday night as Mike MacIntyre’s Louisiana Tech FIU hosts new coach Sonny Cumbie. Saturday then brings four more games from noon until the wee hours of Sunday morning for viewers in the Eastern time zone. UConn hosts Boston College to kick off Saturday before the action heads to the AAC, where the Navy hosts Temple in the afternoon. In the evening, FAU hosts UAB in a battle between teams that come close to Conference USA losses. Finally, the state of San Jose hosts Nevada in a Mountain West battle to close out the night as the Spartans continue to hunt for a division title.
It should be another exciting football weekend. Here’s the full rundown of all the action from Week 9 on CBS Sports Network. All times East.
Boston College at UConn
Date: Saturday October 29 | Time: 12 noon Location: Pratt & Whitney Stadium — East Hartford, Connecticut TV: CBS Sports Network [Channel finder] Live Stream: CBSSports.com | Mobile: CBS Sports AppSpread: Boston College -7.5 | Will the Eagles cover? View SportsLine’s Week 9 Forecasts
Storylines: UConn needs just one more win to top its best win tally since 2015, as the Huskies show signs of progress under freshman coach Jim Mora Jr. after a season of 1-11 in 2021. Struggling Boston College team that needs a win before going back into the grind of ACC play. The Eagles rank No. 119 in overall offense and last nationally in hasty offense behind a struggling offensive line.
Temple at Marine
Date: Saturday October 29 | Time: 3:30 PM Location: Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium — Annapolis, MarylandTV: CBS Sports Network [Channel finder] Live Stream: CBSSports.com | Mobile: CBS Sports AppSpread: Navy -13.5 | Will the midshipmen cover? View SportsLine’s Week 9 Forecasts
Storylines: Navy is only 2-5, but the midshipmen have shown flashes that indicate they are capable of more than their record suggests. Wins over respectable rivals East Carolina and Tulsa show what the Navy is capable of on a good day. But Temple will see this game as one of the best remaining chances to take an AAC win under freshman coach Stan Drayton this season.
UAB in Florida Atlantic
Date: Saturday October 29 | Time: 7:00 PM Location: FAU Stadium — Boca Raton, FloridaTV: CBS Sports Network [Channel finder] Live Stream: CBSSports.com | Mobile: CBS Sports AppSpread: UAB -4.5 | Will the Blazers cover? View SportsLine’s Week 9 Forecasts
Storylines: FAU nearly caused a roadblock from UTEP last week before the miners scored a winning field goal as time went on. It was FAU’s fourth loss in the last five games, leaving the Owls 3-5 overall and in danger of making consecutive losing seasons. UAB faces a similar defeat after falling to 4-3 last week with a 20-17 loss in Western Kentucky. The Blazers won last year’s meeting 31-14.
Nevada in the state of San Jose
Date: Saturday October 29 | Time: 10:30 PM Venue: CEFCU Stadium — San Jose, CATV: CBS Sports Network [Channel finder] Live Stream: CBSSports.com | Mobile: CBS Sports AppSpread: San Jose State – 24.5 | Will the Spartans cover? View SportsLine’s Week 9 Forecasts
Storylines: San Jose State is coming off a 17-10 loss at Fresno State, but the Spartans remain solid in the Mountain West Mountain Division race as three teams enter the week leading the standings 2-1. Nevada is still looking for its first league win under freshman coach Ken Wilson after falling 23-7 in San Diego state last week. The Wolf Pack has won four of the past five and 11 of the past 13 in the series, including a 27-24 match last season.
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