Clemson football: The best CFB games for Tiger fans to watch Week 5

The Clemson University Tiger mascot does pushups after they scored against SC State Saturday, Sept. 11, 2021.Jm Clemson 091121 025
The Clemson University Tiger mascot does pushups after they scored against SC State Saturday, Sept. 11, 2021.Jm Clemson 091121 025 /

The Clemson football team will be looking to rebound this weekend against an undefeated Boston College team as the Tigers return to Death Valley.

Last weekend was about as frustrating as it could be, resulting in a double-overtime loss to NC State, but now Clemson will be looking to rebound and take a step forward as the Tigers try to get back into the ACC Atlantic Division race before an open date next weekend.

The Tigers and Eagles won’t kickoff until 7:30 p.m., but there will plenty of other intriguing games to get you through your Saturday tailgate outside of Death Valley or viewing experience at home.

The best CFB games for Clemson football fans to watch in Week 5

Noon Slate

  • #8 Arkansas at #2 UGA, 12 p.m. (ESPN)
  • #14 Michigan at Wisconsin, 12 p.m. (FOX)
  • Pittsburgh at Georgia Tech, 12 p.m. (ACC Network)
  • Duke at North Carolina, 12 p.m. (ESPN 2)
  • Louisville at #24 Wake Forest, 12:30 p.m. (ESPN 3)

You want to talk about a loaded noon slate, how about a top-10 matchup right off the bat as soon as ESPN College GameDay comes to a close? Arkansas-UGA will be a fun game and there’s no doubt the majority of Clemson football fans will be pulling for the Dawgs to be upset at home.

In addition, we’ve got some fun ACC action with Louisville-Wake Forest serving as a future scouting game for those looking ahead to the rest of the season for the Tigers.

Afternoon Slate:

  • #7 Cincinnati at #9 Notre Dame, 2 p.m. (NBC)
  • UL Monroe at #16 Coastal Carolina, 2:30 p.m. (ESPN+)
  • #12 Ole Miss at #1 Alabama, 3:30 p.m. (CBS)
  • #3 Oregon at Stanford, 3:30 p.m. (ABC)
  • #6 Oklahoma at Kansas State, 3:30 p.m. (FOX)
  • Troy at South Carolina, 3:30 p.m. (SEC Network)

Of course, the two games that stand out most from this list are Ole Miss-Alabama, where all eyes will be, and then Cincinnati-Notre Dame, especially if the Bearcats are winning towards the end. Oregon-Stanford and Oklahoma-Kansas State could be intriguing if an upset is brewing, but we all know the game we’ll all be watching is that offensive shootout between the Rebels and Crimson Tide in Tuscaloosa.

Could we see Alabama and Georgia go down in the same weekend? Maybe at least one of them falls.

Evening Slate

  • #10 Florida at Kentucky, 6 p.m. (ESPN)
  • #21 Baylor at #19 Oklahoma State, 7 p.m. (ESPN 2)
  • Mississippi State at #15 Texas A&M, 7 p.m. (SEC Network)
  • Indiana at #4 Penn State, 7:30 p.m. (ABC)
  • Boston College at #25 Clemson, 7:30 p.m. (ESPN)
  • #22 Auburn at LSU, 9 p.m. (ESPN)

For a Saturday with so many intriguing games in the afternoon, the evening slate isn’t quite as strong. Of course, that shouldn’t matter if you’re a Clemson football fan because you’ll be preoccupied with the Tigers and Eagles. Perhaps, after this one is over though, you might catch a little Auburn-LSU action in the second half.

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