What to watch in Week 6 while the Gators are off

By Adam Silverstein
October 8, 2016
What to watch in Week 6 while the Gators are off

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Though it was certainly not planned, the No. 18 Florida Gators have wound up with a much-needed week off and will spend Saturday doing what you will likely be doing — watching other teams play football.

But just because Florida is not on the field does not mean there’s a lack of worthwhile games to watch. OnlyGators.com is here to point out the best and most interesting games to keep an eye on this weekend. (All times Eastern)

Games you must watch

No. 9 Tennessee (5-0) at No. 8 Texas A&M (5-0) — 3:30 p.m. (CBS)
The Vols are the far and away favorites to win the SEC East at this time, but they also have the toughest cross-division slate of any team this year. Tennessee really gets tested starting on Saturday at Texas A&M, and it will be interesting to see if its stroke of luck continues.

No. 1 Alabama (5-0) at No. 16 Arkansas (4-1) — 7 p.m. (ESPN)
Speaking of cross-division opponents, the Razorbacks are the second (well, potentially only) that the Gators will face this season. Arkansas barely survived Louisiana Tech (21-20) and TCU (41-38) but got creamed by TAMU (45-24). The Hogs have shown they can score, and hosting the Crimson Tide at home should make for an interesting affair.

No. 23 Florida State (3-2) at No. 10 Miami (4-0) — 8 p.m. (ABC)
Rare has this game mattered much over the last decade, particularly to Florida fans, but it does appear as if Mark Richt has the Hurricanes rolling despite their early-season competition. On the same note, the Seminoles look to be struggling — particularly defensively — which gives Miami a chance to win for the first time since 2009.

Games you should watch

Texas (2-2) vs. No. 20 Oklahoma (2-2) — 12 p.m. (FS1)
No, there is not any SEC relevance here, but the early slate of games is rather lacking and Florida fans should have some interest in watching a Charlie Strong-coached team, especially considering his seat is getting hotter with each passing week.

Games you could watch

No. 25 Virginia Tech (3-1) at No. 17 North Carolina (4-1) — 3:30 p.m. (ABC/ESPN2)
Suddenly an important ACC showdown featuring a team that should have beat Tennessee and one that actually beat Florida State.

Georgia (3-2) at South Carolina (2-3) — Sunday at 2:30 p.m. (SEC Network)
Oh, you don’t want to watch Will Muschamp play his alma mater on an NFL Sunday? OK, I don’t blame you. Just giving you options here.

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