The Slate

The Best Sports in 7 Days

If the Rebels and Bulldogs are going to do something special this football season, this Saturday is the day to do it. It should feel like Christmas has come early for Bulldog and Rebel fans.

Thursday, Oct 2

MLB (TBA, TBS): The Los Angeles Angels play a winner of the American League Wild Card games and the Baltimore Orioles play the Detroit Tigers as the AL Division Series begins with game one of both series.

Friday, Oct 3

MLB (TBA, Fox Sports 1): The Washington Nationals play a winner of the National League Wild Card games and the LA Dodgers play the St. Louis Cardinals as the NL Division Series begins with game one of both series.

Saturday, Oct 4

College football (11 a.m.-2:30 p.m., ESPN): Dak Prescott and Mississippi State look to stay unbeaten against the Texas A&M Aggies. ... College football (2:30-6 p.m., CBS): Bo Wallace and the Mississippi Rebels look to upset Alabama at home with the "College GameDay" crew watching.

Sunday, Oct 5

NFL (12-3:30 p.m., Fox): Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints host their division rival, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, as the Saints look to bounce back from a rough start.

Monday, Oct 6

NFL (7:30-11 p.m., ESPN): The Seattle Seahawks face the Washington Redskins.

Tuesday, Oct 7

MLB (TBA, FS1): If necessary, both game fours of the National League Division Series will be played, featuring the Los Angeles Dodgers against the St. Louis Cardinals and a NL Wild Card winner against the Washington Nationals.

Wednesday, Oct 8

Documentary (6-8 p.m. ESPNU): See the evolution of the University of Miami's football program in the 1980s in the "The U." Miami native and university alumni Billy Corbin examines how the changes reflected culture and race in the school and city.

Mississippi will be center stage with Alabama and Texas A&M coming to the state in two Top-25 matchups. Dak Prescott can help his Heisman case with a win over the Aggies.