College football schedule today: TV coverage, channels, scores for Week 5 top 25 games – Sporting News

  • October 1, 2022

The Week 5 college football schedule stands to be among the most impactful of this young season.
A total of five games will take place among ranked teams, which includes two matchups of unbeaten opponents. The biggest game of the week is debatable, but there’s no doubting that No. 2 Alabama at No. 20 Arkansas will draw plenty of eyes in the 3:30 p.m. ET CBS slot.
The Crimson Tide appear to have worked out some offensive issues from earlier in their season, but the Week 2 trip to Austin, Texas — where Alabama escaped with a 20-19 win — likely weighs on Nick Saban’s mind this week. Now he and Alabama must travel to Fayetteville, where Sam Pittman has the Razorbacks — fresh off a heartbreaking loss to Texas A&M — looking like true contenders in the SEC.
The “other” biggest game this week will be No. 10 NC State’s trip to No. 5 Clemson. The Wolfpack will face their first true test after surviving a couple of scares from lesser competition earlier in the season. Meanwhile, Dabo Swinney appears to have the Tigers in midseason form — particularly quarterback DJ Uiagalelei — after a fantastic offensive battle with Wake Forest.
MORE: Watch live Week 5 college football with fuboTV (free trial)
There’s also the cross-division SEC meeting between No. 7 Kentucky and No. 14 Ole Miss, No. 22 Wake Forest at undefeated, No. 23 Florida State, and No. 9 Oklahoma State at No. 16 Baylor.
It stands to be a wild week of college football, and those are only five of the games played among top 25 competition this week. The Sporting News has you covered on how to watch those games and more for Week 5:
Eleven games will be nationally televised in Week 5, including stand-alone games on Thursday and Friday night.
This week’s schedule also includes five games between ranked opponents: No. 7 Kentucky at No. 14 Ole Miss; No. 2 Alabama at No. 20 Arkansas; No. 9 Oklahoma State at No. 16 Baylor; No. 22 Wake Forest at No. 23 Florida State (Hurricane Ian allowing); and No. 10 NC State at No. 5 Clemson.
Nineteen games will take place this weekend among top 25 teams, with only No. 8 Tennessee taking the week off. All but two can be streamed via fuboTV, which offers a free trial. Other options this week include the ESPN App,, Paramount+ and conference-specific networks for the ACC, Big Ten and SEC.
Here’s the entire slate of top-25 games in Week 5. Nationally televised games are listed in italics.
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Friday, Sept. 30
Saturday, Sept. 31
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Friday, Sept. 30
Saturday, Sept. 31