The penultimate Saturday in April brings about the last big day for college football spring games in 2017. More than 30 teams will be in action on Saturday, April 22, including big names like Alabama, Notre Dame, Penn State and LSU.
Here’s a complete rundown of times and TV channels for every spring game on Saturday:
|Syracuse||10 a.m. (ET)||ACC Network Extra|
|Boston College||12 p.m.||ACC Network Extra|
|Notre Dame||12:30 p.m.||NBC Sports Network|
|Baylor||1 p.m.||Fox Sports Southwest|
|Central Michigan||1 p.m.|
|Miami (Ohio)||1 p.m.|
|Southern Miss||1 p.m.|
|Georgia||2 p.m.||SEC Network|
|Cal||2 p.m.||Pac-12 Network (B)|
|East Carolina||2 p.m.|
|Kansas State||2 p.m.|
|Virginia Tech||2:30 p.m.|
|Colorado State||3 p.m.||Mountain West Network|
|Penn State||3 p.m.||Big Ten Network|
|Northern Illinois||3 p.m.|
|Washington||3 p.m.||Pac-12 Network|
|Tennessee||4 p.m.||SEC Network|
|Florida Atlantic||4 p.m.|
|Western Kentucky||4 p.m.|
|Rutgers||5 p.m.||Big Ten Network|
|Washington State||5 p.m.||Pac-12 Network|
|LSU||8 p.m.||SEC Network|
2017 spring football game storylines
How will ‘Bama bounce back?
The Crimson Tide will be playing in front of a crowd for the first time since their last-second loss at the hands of Clemson in January’s National Championship Game. Nick Saban’s team has not been on the losing end of many games in the last five seasons, and the loss to the Tigers was a blow to a potential dynasty. The Tide faithful will be back in the seats at Bryant-Denny Stadium with a look at a team that is the early 2017 favorite to win the national title. Jalen Hurts will be under center at least a little bit Saturday to give a look at his development.
Who will break out for Penn State?
Saquon Barkley and Trace McSorley figure to be Heisman Trophy candidates in 2017, but neither should see the field much in Saturday’s Blue-White game. Instead, other Penn State skill players should get a chance to shine at Beaver Stadium. The Nittany Lions will have a void at wideout with Chris Godwin heading to the NFL. DaeSean Hamilton and Juwan Johnson are among the players who could have a big receiving day at the spring game.
Can anyone top Ohio State’s attendance mark?
The Buckeyes set the bar with 80,134 fans at an under-renovation Ohio Stadium last week. Can that number be topped Saturday? Alabama, Penn State, Tennessee and LSU all have the stadiums and the fan bases to do it. Bragging rights are at stake.