Ohio State vs. Cal: Game time, TV schedule, odds and more

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Ohio State-Cal is the focal point of your evening. So how are you going to spend your Saturday afternoon?

Before we get to see if Kenny Guiton (in all likelihood) can lead Ohio State to a more comfortable victory than last year's 7-point surprisingly close tangle with the Cal Golden Bears, all eyes will be on what some are calling the game of the young season.

In College Station, last year's classic Texas A&M-Alabama tilt gets the sequel it deserves. After a summer of tumult, defending Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Manziel tries to lead a Texas A&M team that finds themselves 7-point home underdogs. If anything, that the line is that low is a bit of a nod to A&M's great 2012 as their defense has struggled to find consistency between suspensions and unevenness in the early goings this year.

Though Alabama is 16-8 versus the spread as road favorites under Nick Saban, Bama is just 6-4 against the spread after a bye week since 2009. Though it's no reflection on the Sumlin era, A&M is just 9-9-1 when home underdogs during the last decade. Sumlin, for what it's worth, is 0-1 in such occasions.

A sneaky good early Big Ten/Pac-12 contest occurs during the noon slate as Nebraska and UCLA match wits in a battle of Top 25 sides. Big Red was 6-1 against the spread at home last year, but are 0-2 against the Mountain West's Wyoming and Conference USA's Southern Miss to start 2013. Though the Cornhuskers enter this one as three point favorites, UCLA matches up really well on paper. This might be a smart money line play as this might just turn out to be the Bruins' to lose.

Here's the rest of college football's third complete Saturday's slate:

TIME ROAD TEAM HOME TEAM CHANNEL
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 14th
12 p.m. ET 16 UCLA at 23 Nebraska ABC
12 p.m. ET 5 Stanford at Army CBSSN
12 p.m. ET 7 Louisville at Kentucky ESPN
12 p.m. ET Akron at 11 Michigan Big Ten Network
12 p.m. ET Tulsa at 14 Oklahoma ESPN 2
12 p.m. ET Virginia Tech at East Carolina FSN
12 p.m. ET Bowling Green at Indiana ESPNU
12 p.m. ET Western Illinois at Minnesota Big Ten Network
12 p.m. ET Georgia State at West Virginia Mountaineer Network
12:21 p.m. ET Southern Miss at Arkansas SEC Network, ESPN3.com
12:30 p.m. ET New Mexico at Pittsburgh ACC Network, ESPN3.com
12:30 p.m. ET ULM at Wake Forest RSN, ESPN3.com
1 p.m. ET Eastern Michigan at Rutgers ESPN3.com
1 p.m. ET Fordham at Temple ESPN3.com
2 p.m. ET Fresno State at Colorado Pac-12 Network
2 p.m. ET Youngstown State at Michigan State Big Ten Network
3 p.m. ET Boston College at USC Pac-12 Network
3 p.m. ET Texas Southern at Sam Houston State CSN-HOU
3:05 p.m. ET Colorado Mesa at Montana State Max Media
3:30 p.m. ET 1 Alabama at 6 Texas A&M CBS
3:30 p.m. ET Nevada at 10 Florida State ESPN
3:30 p.m. ET Tennessee at 2 Oregon ABC
3:30 p.m. ET Stony Brook at Buffalo ESPN3.com
3:30 p.m. ET Cal Poly at Colorado State TheMW.com
3:30 p.m. ET Georgia Tech at Duke ESPNU
3:30 p.m. ET Delaware at Navy CBSSN
4 p.m. ET Ball State at North Texas FSN
4 p.m. ET Wagner at Syracuse ESPN3.com
4 p.m. ET Northern Colorado at Wyoming
5 p.m. ET Northern Illinois at Idaho GoVandals.com
5 p.m. ET Alabama State at Arkansas-Pine Bluff ESPN3.com
6 p.m. ET 19 Washington vs. Illinois Big Ten Network
6 p.m. ET Bethune-Cookman at FIU FIUSports.com
6 p.m. ET Iowa at Iowa State FOX Sports 1
6 p.m. ET UCF at Penn State Big Ten Network
6:30 p.m. ET Southern Utah at Washington State Pac-12 Network
7 p.m. ET 4 Ohio State at California FOX
7 p.m. ET Vanderbilt at 13 South Carolina ESPN
7 p.m. ET Kent State at 8 LSU ESPNU
7 p.m. ET Mississippi State at Auburn ESPN 2
7 p.m. ET Northwestern State at Cincinnati ESPN3.com
7 p.m. ET UMass at Kansas State K-StateHD.tv
7 p.m. ET Nicholls at Louisiana-Lafayette ESPN3.com
7 p.m. ET Memphis at Middle Tennessee CSS
7 p.m. ET Eastern Washington at Toledo ESPN3.com
7 p.m. ET FAU at USF ESPN3.com
7 p.m. ET Rhode Island at Albany NBCSports Regional
7 p.m. ET Montana at North Dakota Max Media
7:30 p.m. ET Lamar at 12 Oklahoma State MASN2
7:30 p.m. ET Maryland at UConn ESPN3.com
7:30 p.m. ET Kansas at Rice CBSSN
7:30 p.m. ET Western Kentucky at South Alabama ESPN3.com
8 p.m. ET 21 Notre Dame at Purdue ABC
8 p.m. ET 25 Ole Miss at Texas Longhorn Network
8 p.m. ET Marshall at Ohio ESPN News
8 p.m. ET Weber State at Utah State ESPN3.com
8 p.m. ET UTEP at New Mexico State
9 p.m. ET Western Michigan at 17 Northwestern Big Ten Network
10 p.m. ET Central Michigan at UNLV Mountain West Network
10 p.m. ET Oregon State at Utah FOX Sports 1
10:30 p.m. ET 20 Wisconsin at Arizona State ESPN
10:30 p.m. ET UTSA at Arizona Pac-12 Network
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