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College Football Gameday: Week 2 Kickoff, TV Times and How to Watch

No Gophers till 9 PM, so enjoy college football all day long.

NCAA Football: Buffalo at Minnesota Jesse Johnson-USA TODAY Sports

Week 2 is upon us and we have to wait for a 9:00 PM CST kickoff to watch the Gophers. I know it is a gorgeous day here in Minnesota, but you can’t watch football all day if you don’t start early. So if you are planning to plop down and watch some college football today, here is a little primer on what to watch and how.

The overall schedule for today’s action is below, but here are few games worth highlighting.

Game of the Day

#2-Ohio State hosting #5-Oklahoma is the big one, but that game isn’t till 6:30. Which still leaves you hours of football to watch before that one kicks off.

Ideal Slate of Games to Watch

  • Early Games - Iowa at Iowa State (11:00 on ESPN2) - Rivalry game that typically is close. Go Cyclones.
  • Mid-Afternoon - channel surfing for best game - Maybe Middle Tennessee State at Syracuse (though I don’t have ACC Network) to scout next week’s opponent. Maybe Pitt at #4-Penn State (ABC), but I don’t anticipate this will be close. Maybe #23-TCU at Arkansas on CBS. I’d play this one by ear and see what’s the best game.
  • Evening Games - Flipping between two - the Ohio State/Oklahoma game will be on. But #13-Auburn at #3-Clemson kicks off 30 minutes earlier and should be a great game to watch as well. More surfing, but just between these two.

B1G Games Worth Keeping an Eye On

  • Nebraska at Oregon (3:30 on Fox) - two good but not great teams, but this game should tell us more about each of them.
  • Florida Atlantic at #9-Wisconsin (11:00 on BTN) - Lane Kiffin brings his Owls to Madison. I’d only be watching to watch a couple of the Last Chance U kids on the field.
  • Northwestern at Duke (11:00, ESPNU) - the smart kids bowl, likely a Northwestern win.
  • Cincinnati at #8-Michigan (11:00, ABC) - probably not going to be much of a game, but worth mentioning.
  • Indiana at Virginia - my money is on Tony Bennett’s squad dominating Archie Miller in his first year.

Full Schedule


Matchup Time (ET) TV Streaming
Matchup Time (ET) TV Streaming
#21 South Florida at Connecticut Canceled ESPNews
Cincinnati at #8 Michigan 12:00 PM ABC
Florida Atlantic at #9 Wisconsin 12:00 PM BTN
Louisiana Monroe at #10 Florida State Canceled ACC Network
#17 Louisville at North Carolina 12:00 PM ESPN
Charlotte at #19 Kansas State 12:00 PM FSN
Northern Colorado at #22 Florida Canceled SEC Network
Northwestern at Duke 12:00 PM ESPNU
East Carolina at West Virginia 12:00 PM FS2
Buffalo at Army 12:00 PM CBSSN
Towson at Maryland 12:00 PM BTN
Eastern Kentucky at Kentucky 12:00 PM SEC Network
UT Martin at Ole Miss 12:00 PM SEC Network
Iowa at Iowa State 12:00 PM ESPN2
Jacksonville State at Georgia Tech 12:30 PM ACC Network
Wake Forest at Boston College 1:00 PM ACC Network
Texas State at Colorado 2:00 PM Pac-12 Networks
UAB at Ball State 3:00 PM None
Fresno State at #1 Alabama 3:30 PM ESPN2
Pittsburgh at #4 Penn State 3:30 PM ABC
Delaware at #18 Virginia Tech 3:30 PM ACC Network
#23 TCU at Arkansas 3:30 PM CBS
Tulane at Navy 3:30 PM CBSSN
Austin Peay at Miami (OH) 3:30 PM None
Eastern Illinois at Northern Illinois 3:30 PM None
Howard at Kent State 3:30 PM None
Villanova at Temple 3:30 PM None
Savannah State at Appalachian State 3:30 PM None
Middle Tennessee at Syracuse 3:30 PM ACC Network
Indiana at Virginia 3:30 PM ESPNU
Old Dominion at UMass 3:30 PM None None
Western Michigan at Michigan State 3:30 PM BTN
Eastern Michigan at Rutgers 3:30 PM BTN
San José State at Texas 3:30 PM Longhorn Network
Abilene Christian at Colorado State 3:30 PM None
Indiana State at #25 Tennessee 4:00 PM SEC Network
Gardner-Webb at Wyoming 4:00 PM AT&T SportsNet None
Central Michigan at Kansas 4:00 PM FSN
Alabama A&M at Vanderbilt 4:00 PM SEC Network
Louisiana at Tulsa 4:00 PM None
New Hampshire vs. Georgia Southern (Birmingham, AL) 4:00 PM None
Nebraska at Oregon 4:30 PM FOX
Hawai'i at UCLA 5:00 PM Pac-12 Networks
Weber State at California 5:00 PM Pac-12 Networks
Marshall at NC State 6:00 PM ACC Network
South Dakota at Bowling Green 6:00 PM None
Alabama State at Troy 6:00 PM None
Arkansas-Pine Bluff at Akron 6:30 PM None
#13 Auburn at #3 Clemson 7:00 PM ESPN
Toledo at Nevada 7:00 PM None
UNLV at Idaho 7:00 PM None
North Texas at SMU 7:00 PM None
South Carolina at Missouri 7:00 PM ESPN2
Nicholls at Texas A&M 7:00 PM ESPNU
Southern at Southern Mississippi 7:00 PM None
#5 Oklahoma at #2 Ohio State 7:30 PM ABC
Chattanooga at #12 LSU 7:30 PM SEC Network
#15 Georgia at #24 Notre Dame 7:30 PM NBC
Mississippi State at Louisiana Tech 7:30 PM CBSSN
Montana at #7 Washington 8:00 PM Pac-12 Networks
Rice at UTEP 8:00 PM None None
New Mexico State at New Mexico 8:00 PM None Facebook
UT San Antonio at Baylor 8:00 PM FSN
Western Kentucky at Illinois 8:00 PM BTN
#14 Stanford at #6 Southern Cal 8:30 PM FOX
Minnesota at Oregon State 10:00 PM FS1
Utah at BYU 10:15 PM ESPN2
Boise State at #20 Washington State 10:30 PM ESPN
Houston at Arizona 10:30 PM ESPNU
San Diego State at Arizona State 11:00 PM Pac-12 Networks

Row the Boat.