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Closing Week 4: Saturday Evening Open Thread

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In the day's only matchup of ranked teams, it's an early-season Pac-12 showdown. Big Will Sutton and Arizona State travel to the world's largest collection of Taco Bell architecture to face off against the Stanford Cardinal.

Christian Petersen

Week 4 of the college football season has reached the evening and prime time stage. Quite possibly the headliner game of the entire day takes place in Palo Alto, where the No. 5 Stanford clashes with No. 23 Arizona State in the day's only matchup of ranked teams. Stanford has been untested in its first two games against San Jose State and Army, while Arizona State is 3-0 and flying high after last week's bizarre finish in a win over Wisconsin. (Pac-12 officiating, FTL!)

In other games of Pac-12 interest tonight, Oregon State goes to San Diego State in a matchup of FBS teams that have lost to FCS teams this year (thank Oski we're not in that group, amirite?!?), Utah renews its Holy War rivalry with BYU, Washington State hosts Idaho, and New Mexico State looks to keep it close at UCLA.

Here is tonight's schedule of televised games (all times Pacific):

Arizona State at Stanford 4:00 p.m. FOX (HD)
Colorado State at Alabama 4:00 p.m. ESPN2 (HD) / WatchESPN
Montana State at Stephen F. Austin 4:00 p.m. (ESPN-GP / espn3) / (Max Media / KCEB) (cable)
Rhode Island at William and Mary 4:00 p.m. CSMA / NBC Regional / CSS (cable)
SMU at Texas A&M 4:00 p.m. ESPNU (HD) / WatchESPN
South Dakota at Northern Arizona 4:00 p.m. FSAZ Plus (DTV: 695-1) / Big Sky Video
Texas State at Texas Tech 4:00 p.m. FSN Affiliates (HD) / FCSP (cable)
DII: Midwestern State at West Georgia 4:30 p.m. ESPN-GP / CST (cable) / espn3
Oregon State at San Diego State 4:30 p.m. CBSSN (HD)
Troy at Mississippi State 4:30 p.m. FS South (HD) / (ESPN-GP / espn3)
Auburn at LSU 4:45 p.m. ESPN (HD) / WatchESPN
Kansas State at Texas 5:00 p.m. ABC (HD) / (ESPN-GP / espn3) / WatchABC
Michigan at UConn 5:00 p.m. ABC (HD) / (ESPN-GP / espn3) / WatchABC
Missouri at Indiana 5:00 p.m. BTN (HD) / BTN2Go
UTSA at UTEP 5:00 p.m. DirecTV: 623 / FCSA (cable)
Utah at BYU 7:15 p.m. ESPN2 (HD) / WatchESPN
Wyoming at Air Force 7:15 p.m. ESPNU (HD) / WatchESPN
Idaho at Washington State 7:30 p.m. (PAC-12 Network (HD) / Pac-12 Video)
New Mexico State at UCLA 7:30 p.m. (PAC-12 Network (HD) / Pac-12 Video)

Enjoy the games. Something tells me we are all Sun Devils tonight. So I leave you with this as we support our ASU friends tonight no matter what.


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