The Slate

The Best Sports in 7 Days

If I was a college football coach, I would rather have 100 Dak Prescotts than one Jameis Winston. Prescott is everything you want in a college athlete.

Thursday Sept, 25

NFL (7:30-11 p.m., CBS/NFLN): A pivotal NFC East matchup as Eli Manning and the New York Giants face Kirk Cousins and the Washington Redskins. ... College football (9 p.m.-12 a.m., Fox Sports 1): Catch a Top 25 matchup between UCLA and Arizona State to cap the night off.

Friday, Sept 26

College football (7-10 p.m., Fox Sports 1): Watch a C-USA matchup featuring surprising Old Dominion, in first year of FBS, against Middle Tennessee.

Saturday, Sept 27

College football (6-9 p.m., FCS): Southern Miss looks to improve to 3-0 at home and hit the halfway mark to bowl eligibility against the Rice Owls. ... College football (6:30-10 p.m., FSN): The Rebels can't look past Memphis this week since they host Alabama next week.

Sunday, Sept 28

NFL (7:30-11 p.m., NBC): The New Orleans Saints head to Texas to face the Dallas Cowboys in a huge game for both teams early in the season.

Monday, Sept 29

NFL (7:30-11 p.m., ESPN): Tom Brady and the New England Patriots face off against Alex Smith and the Kansas City Chiefs in an AFC battle of last year's playoff teams.

Tuesday, Sept 30

MLB (TBA, TBS): The MLB postseason gets underway with the AL Wild Card Game with time still to be announced.

Wednesday, Oct 1

MLB (TBA, ESPN): The MLB postseason continues as the NL Wild Card Game takes center stage but the time has yet to be announced.

Mississippi State gets a week off to celebrate its win over LSU, but more importantly, to get ready for another matchup against Top 10 team Texas A&M. The Bulldogs defense will be coming after Kenny Hill.