Georgia vs Alabama Live

This game has been marked on the calendar for both teams for a long time.

No. 2 Alabama and No. 3 Georgia will face off in the Game of the Year in college football to this point.

Both teams are 3-0, with differing degrees of satisfaction through three weeks. Alabama’s defense struggled to defend Ole Miss’s dynamic offense in a high-scoring win last week, while Georgia’s defense continued to mash opposing offenses in a dominant win over Tennessee. Add on Nick Saban’s positive COVID-19 test this week, and Saturday’s matchup is fascinating.

How to watch Alabama Crimson Tide vs. Georgia football

Game time: 7 p.m. CT, Saturday, Oct. 17

TV:  CBS

CBS broadcasters are scheduled to be Brad Nessler (play-by-play), Gary Danielson (analyst), Jamie Erdahl (sideline)

Online live streaming broadcast:  CBS All-Access, CBSSports.com

Radio:  95.3 FM in Tuscaloosa (find your Crimson Tide Sports Network affiliate here)

Online radio:  Crimson Tide Sports Network

North Carolina vs Florida State Live

Get ready for an ACC battle as the North Carolina Tar Heels and the Florida State Seminoles will face off at 7 p.m. ET on Saturday at Bobby Bowden Field at Doak Campbell Stadium. UNC is coming into the contest with an unblemished 3-0 record.

How To Watch

  • When: Saturday at 7 p.m. ET
  • Where: Bobby Bowden Field at Doak Campbell Stadium — Tallahassee,, Florida
  • TV: ABC
  • Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
  • Follow: CBS Sports App

Don’t be fooled by the insanely high score: we promise the Tar Heels and the Virginia Tech Hokies were playing football. UNC bagged a 56-45 win last week. RB Michael Carter was a one-man wrecking crew for UNC, rushing for two TDs and 214 yards on 17 carries. One of the most memorable plays of the game was Carter’s 62-yard touchdown rush in the fourth quarter.

Meanwhile, FSU lost to the Notre Dame Fighting Irish on the road by a decisive 42-26 margin. QB Jordan Travis put forth a good effort for the losing side as he passed for one TD and 204 yards on 24 attempts in addition to rushing for one TD and 96 yards.

North Carolina’s victory lifted them to 3-0 while Florida State’s loss dropped them down to 1-3. We’ll find out if UNC can add another positive mark to their record or if the Seminoles can shake off the defeat and take the spring out of North Carolina’s step.

Texas A&M vs Mississippi State Live

Get ready for an SEC battle as the Mississippi State Bulldogs and the Texas A&M Aggies will face off at 4 p.m. ET on Saturday at Davis Wade Stadium at Scott Field. A&M should still be riding high after a win, while MSU will be looking to right the ship.

How To Watch

  • When: Saturday at 4 p.m. ET
  • Where: Davis Wade Stadium at Scott Field — Starkville,, Mississippi
  • TV: SEC Network
  • Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
  • Follow: CBS Sports App

The Bulldogs suffered a grim 24-2 defeat to the Kentucky Wildcats last week. QB K.J. Costello had a memorable game, but not in the way you want to be remembered: besides failing to produce a single touchdown, he threw four interceptions with only 4.22 yards per passing attempt.

Meanwhile, the Aggies sure made it a nail-biter, but they managed to escape with a 41-38 victory over the Florida Gators last week. RB Isaiah Spiller had a stellar game for A&M as he rushed for two TDs and 174 yards on 27 carries. Spiller had some trouble finding his footing against the Alabama Crimson Tide two weeks ago, so this was a step in the right direction.

MSU is now 1-2 while A&M sits at a mirror-image 2-1. A pair of defensive stats to keep an eye on: The Bulldogs have yet to allow a single rushing touchdown. The Aggies are not quite as good, but they are no chumps, either: they rank 17th in the nation when it comes to rushing touchdowns allowed, with only two on the season. Looks like the running backs might have a tough go of it.

Duke vs NC State Live

The Duke Blue Devils are on the road again on Saturday and play against the NC State Wolfpack at 3:30 p.m. ET Oct. 17 at Carter-Finley Stadium. Duke will be hoping to continue their now three-game streak of scoring more points each contest than the last.

How To Watch

  • When: Saturday at 3:30 p.m. ET
  • Where: Carter-Finley Stadium — Raleigh,, North Carolina
  • TV: Charter Sports Southeast
  • Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
  • Follow: CBS Sports App

When you finish with 359 more yards than your opponent like the Blue Devils did last week, a favorable outcome is almost sure to follow. They beat the Syracuse Orange 38-24. RB Mataeo Durant had a stellar game for Duke as he rushed for two TDs and 163 yards on 23 carries. This was the first time Durant has racked up 100+ rushing yards all year. Durant’s sharp performance also set his single-game rushing touchdown high for the season.

Special teams collected 12 points for Duke. K Charlie Ham delivered a perfect 3-for-3 game.

Meanwhile, NC State had enough points to win and then some against the Virginia Cavaliers last week, taking their game 38-21. RB Zonovan Knight was the offensive standout of the matchup for NC State, rushing for two TDs and 101 yards on 18 carries.

The Wolfpack’s defense was a presence as well, as it collected three interceptions and one fumble. Those interceptions were spread across their defensive unit.

The wins brought the Blue Devils up to 1-4 and NC State to 3-1. Two defensive stats to keep in the back of your head while watching: Duke ranks sixth in the nation when it comes to sacks, with 12 on the season. The Wolfpack are not quite as good, but they are no chumps, either: they enter the game with nine sacks, good for 19th best in the nation. With that kind of ball pressure, don’t be surprised if there are a lot of short passes in this one.

Louisville vs Notre Dame Live

Get ready for an ACC battle as the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and the Louisville Cardinals will face off at 2:30 p.m. ET on Saturday at Notre Dame Stadium. We’ve got a mismatch of fortunes here as Notre Dame is currently riding a three-game winning streak while U of L is crashing in on three straight losses.

How To Watch

  • When: Saturday at 2:30 p.m. ET
  • Where: Notre Dame Stadium — Notre Dame,, Indiana
  • TV: NBC
  • Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
  • Follow: CBS Sports App

The Fighting Irish strolled past the Florida State Seminoles with points to spare last week, taking the matchup 42-26. RB Kyren Williams had a stellar game for Notre Dame as he rushed for two TDs and 185 yards on 19 carries. Williams’ longest run was for 65 yards in the first quarter.

Meanwhile, the game between U of L and the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets last Friday was not particularly close, with U of L falling 46-27. QB Macale Cunningham put forth a good effort for the losing side as he passed for two TDs and 229 yards on 33 attempts in addition to rushing for two TDs and 50 yards.

The Fighting Irish are now a perfect 3-0 while the Cardinals sit at 1-3. A couple numbers to keep in mind before kickoff: Notre Dame has yet to allow a single passing touchdown. But U of L comes into the contest boasting the seventh most passing touchdowns in the nation at nine. We’ll see which of these strengths — offense or defense — will win out.

Kentucky vs Tennessee Live

The Tennessee Volunteers are 4-1 against the Kentucky Wildcats since October of 2015, and they’ll have a chance to extend that success on Saturday. Tennessee and UK will face off in an SEC battle at noon ET at Neyland Stadium. The Wildcats will be strutting in after a victory while the Volunteers will be stumbling in from a loss.

How To Watch

  • When: Saturday at 12 p.m. ET
  • Where: Neyland Stadium — Knoxville,, Tennessee
  • TV: SEC Network
  • Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
  • Follow: CBS Sports App

The oddsmakers predicted a rough game for Tennessee last week, and boy were they were right. They ended up on the wrong side of a painful 44-21 walloping at the Georgia Bulldogs’ hands. A silver lining for Tennessee was the play of WR Josh Palmer, who snatched two receiving TDs.

Meanwhile, UK made easy work of the Mississippi State Bulldogs last week and carried off a 24-2 win. No one had a standout game offensively for the Wildcats, but they got scores from RB Christopher Rodriguez Jr. and TE Keaton Upshaw. Terry Wilson’s longest run was for 51 yards in the second quarter.

UK’s defense was a force to be reckoned with, as it collected six interceptions. Those interceptions were spread across their defensive unit.

The Volunteers are now 2-1 while UK sits at a mirror-image 1-2. A couple numbers to keep in mind before kickoff: Tennessee hasn’t thrown an interception yet this season. The Wildcats are not quite as good, but they are no chumps, either: they enter the matchup with only one thrown interception, good for ninth best in the nation. So expect both teams to feel comfortable airing the ball out.

Auburn vs South Carolina Live

The South Carolina Gamecocks will be returning home after a two-game road trip. USC and the Auburn Tigers will face off in an SEC battle at noon ET on Saturday at Williams-Brice Stadium. These two teams come into the contest bolstered by wins in their previous games.

You’re bound to get a positive result if you outscore your opponent every quarter, and that’s exactly how it played out for the Gamecocks last week. They put the hurt on the Vanderbilt Commodores with a sharp 41-7 win. The game was all but wrapped up at the end of the third, by which point USC had established a 27-7 advantage. RB Kevin Harris had a stellar game for USC as he rushed for two TDs and 171 yards on 21 carries. Harris put himself on the highlight reel with an 88-yard TD scramble in the fourth quarter.

How To Watch

  • When: Saturday at 12 p.m. ET
  • Where: Williams-Brice Stadium — Columbia,, South Carolina
  • TV: ESPN
  • Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
  • Follow: CBS Sports App

Meanwhile, it was a close one, but last week Auburn sidestepped the Arkansas Razorbacks for a 30-28 victory. The overall outcome was to be expected, but Arkansas made it more of a matchup than the oddsmakers had predicted. The Tigers can attribute much of their success to QB Bo Nix, who passed for one TD and 187 yards on 28 attempts in addition to rushing for one TD and 30 yards, and RB Tank Bigsby, who picked up 146 yards on the ground on 20 carries.

Special teams collected 12 points for Auburn. K Anders Carlson booted in three field goals, the longest a 47-yarder in the first quarter, which ultimately accounted for the difference in the matchup.

The wins brought the Gamecocks up to 1-2 and Auburn to a reciprocal 2-1. A pair of stats to keep in the back of your head while watching: USC ranks ninth in the nation when it comes to thrown interceptions, with only one on the season. Auburn is completely their equal: they also come into the contest with one thrown interception. So expect both teams to feel comfortable airing the ball out.

Pitt vs Miami Live

The Pittsburgh Panthers are 1-4 against the Miami (FL) Hurricanes since November of 2015, but they’ll have a chance to close the gap a little bit on Saturday. The Panthers are on the road again on Saturday and play against Miami (FL) at noon ET Oct. 17 at Hard Rock Stadium. Pitt will be hoping to continue their now three-game streak of scoring more points each game than the last.

How To Watch

  • When: Saturday at 12 p.m. ET
  • Where: Hard Rock Stadium — Miami Gardens,, Florida
  • TV: ACC Network
  • Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
  • Follow: CBS Sports App

Pitt missed a PAT kick in overtime against the Boston College Eagles last week, and it came back to haunt them. Pitt lost to BC in overtime 31-30. Despite the defeat, Pitt got a solid performance out of QB Kenny Pickett, who passed for two TDs and 266 yards on 48 attempts in addition to rushing for one TD and 36 yards.

In other good news for the Panthers, the Pitt defensive unit accumulated five sacks for a loss of 15 yards. Leading the way was DL Patrick Jones II and his three sacks. Jones II now has 6.5 sacks this season.

Meanwhile, the Hurricanes might not have won anyway, but with 115 yards lost due to penalties, they really shot themselves in the foot last week. They found themselves the reluctant recipients of an unfortunate 42-17 punch to the gut against the Clemson Tigers. Miami (FL) was down 35-10 at the end of the third quarter, which was just too much to recover from. Their only offensive touchdown came on a rush from QB D’Eriq King. King’s longest run was for 56 yards in the second quarter.

Two numbers to keep in mind before kickoff: The Panthers enter the matchup having picked the ball off six times, good for fourth in the nation. But Miami (FL) hasn’t thrown an interception yet this season. We’ll see which of these strengths — offense or defense — will win out.

European Rugby Challenge Cup Final 2020

Bristol Bears will face RC Toulon at Stade Maurice-David (Aix-en-Provence) in the final of the European Challenge Cup on Friday, October 16th (9pm KO local time).

It’s a first appearance in a European final for Pat Lam’s men after they overcame Bordeaux-Begles in extra time at Ashton Gate, while Toulon saw off Leicester Tigers at Stade Mayol.

Match details

Friday, October 16th
Bristol Bears vs RC Toulon
Stade Maurice-David (Aix-en-Provence) 21.00
FR 4/beIN SPORTS/BT Sport

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Bristol Bears vs Toulon Live

Bears go head to head with European giants RC Toulon at Stade Maurice-David looking to sign off an outstanding 2019/20 campaign with first major silverware since 1983.

Bristol Bears are this season’s leading try scorers (38) and points scorers (302) from their eight matches to date.

Lam makes six changes from the Premiership semi-final defeat, as Alapati Leiua and Harry Randall return to the backline.

In the pack, Dave Attwood lines up against his former side, while Dan Thomas, Yann Thomas and Kyle Sinckler are also included. 

John Afoa is listed among the replacements and could feature in his fifth European final if called upon.

Bristol Bears team to face RC Toulon in the European Challenge Cup final at Stade Maurice-David (8pm KO BST):

15. Max Malins; 14. Luke Morahan, 13. Semi Radradra, 12. Siale Piutau, 11. Alapati Leiua; 10. Callum Sheedy, 9. Harry Randall; 1. Yann Thomas, 2. Harry Thacker, 3. Kyle Sinckler, 4. Dave Attwood, 5. Chris Vui, 6. Steven Luatua (c), 7. Dan Thomas, 8. Ben Earl.

System players: 16. George Kloska, 17. Jake Woolmore, 18. John Afoa, 19. Joe Joyce, 20. Jake Heenan, 21. Tom Kessell, 22. Piers O’Conor, 23. Niyi Adeolokun.

Unavailable: Will Capon (ankle), Max Lahiff (calf), Charles Piutau (achilles), Nathan Hughes (ribs), Andy Uren (foot), Henry Purdy (hamstring).