2020 College Football Season: Week 5 Schedule, How to Watch, Live Stream Games

The top three teams in the AP Top 25 Poll are all in action in Week 5 of the college football season, which features two ranked matchups.

The first of the two sees No. 2 Alabama host No. 13 Texas A&M on Saturday afternoon. Along with the rest of the SEC, both the Crimson Tide and the Aggies made their debut last week, with Alabama defeating Missouri 38-19 as Mac Jones kicked off the post Tua-Tagovailoa era by throwing for 249 yards and two touchdowns.

Texas A&M, meanwhile, was far from convincing in a narrow 17-12 win over Vanderbilt, which gave up 372 total yards but kept the Aggies to just two touchdowns and a field goal. The second matchup between the Top 25 ranked also features two SEC heavyweights as No. 7 Auburn travels to Athens to face No. 4 Georgia, with both teams looking to make it two wins in as many games.

The Tigers hit the ground running last week, defeating Kentucky 29-13 as Bo Nix passed for 233 yards and three touchdowns, while the Bulldogs recovered from a scoreless first quarter to win 37-10 on the road against Arkansas.

Following a bye in Week 4, No. 1-ranked and preseason favorite Clemson is back in action when it hosts Virginia on Saturday night, No. 3 Florida welcomes South Carolina in one of the 12 p.m. ET kickoffs on the slate.

The Gators won 51-35 on the road against Ole Miss last week, courtesy of monster performances from Kyle Trask and Kyle Pitts. The former finished 416 passing yards and six touchdowns—a record-equaling performance in SEC history in terms of touchdown passes thrown in a conference opener—while the latter had eight receptions for 170 yards and four touchdowns.

Meanwhile, LSU and Oklahoma, the two great disappointments of Week 4, will be looking to bounce back when they travel to face Vanderbilt and Iowa State respectively.

The Tigers' bid for back-to-back national titles got off to a nightmare start as they lost 44-34 at home to Mississippi State and plunged from sixth to 20th in the AP rankings, while the Sooners cratered from third to 18th after suffering a surprise loss to Kansas State for the second consecutive season.

Leading 35-14 with just over a quarter left, Oklahoma conceded 24 unanswered points to lose 38-35 at home.

Here's all you need to know to follow the action in Week 5.

Week 5 TV coverage and live stream

As usual, college football games are carried across ESPN, FOX, CBS, ABC, SEC Network and the ACC Network.

Live streams of games broadcast on ESPN are available on WatchESPN, while games carried on FOX can be streamed via FOX Sports GO and those on CBS can be streamed via CBS Total Access.

Live streams of all the nationally televised games will also be available via fuboTV and SlingTV.

Week 5 TV schedule for Top-25 ranked programs (All times ET)

Friday, October 2

  • Louisiana Tech @ (No. 22) BYU—9 p.m., ESPN2

Saturday, October 3

  • TCU @ (No. 9) Texas—12 p.m., FOX
  • South Carolina @ (No. 3) Florida—12 p.m., ESPN
  • Missouri @ (No. 21) Tennessee—12 p.m., SEC Network
  • NC State @ (No. 24) Pitt—12 p.m., ACC Network
  • (No. 13) Texas A&M @ (No. 2) Alabama—3:30 p.m., CBS
  • (No. 12) North Carolina @ Boston College—3:30 p.m., ABC
  • South Florida @ (No. 25) Cincinnati—3:30 p.m., ESPN+
  • (No. 17) Oklahoma State @ Kansas—3:30 p.m., ESPN
  • (No. 25) Memphis @ SMU—3:30 p.m., ESPN2
  • (No. 18) Oklahoma @ Iowa State—7:30 p.m., ABC
  • (No. 7) Auburn @ (No. 4) Georgia—7:30 p.m., ESPN
  • (No. 20) LSU @ Vanderbilt—7:30 p.m., SEC Network
  • Tulsa @ (No. 11) UCF—7:30 p.m., ESPN2
  • Arkansas @ (No.16) Mississippi State—7:30 p.m. SEC Network Alternate
  • Virginia @ (No. 1 Clemson)—8 p.m. ACC Network
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Eric Stokes #27 of the Georgia Bulldogs celebrates after returning a interception for a touchdown during a game against the Arkansas Razorbacks at Razorback Stadium on September 26, in Fayetteville, Arkansas The Bulldogs defeated the Razorbacks 37-10. Wesley Hitt/Getty