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.
|#21 South Florida at Connecticut||Canceled||ESPNews||WatchESPN.com|
|Cincinnati at #8 Michigan||12:00 PM||ABC||WatchESPN.com|
|Florida Atlantic at #9 Wisconsin||12:00 PM||BTN||BTN2Go.com|
|Louisiana Monroe at #10 Florida State||Canceled||ACC Network||WatchESPN.com|
|#17 Louisville at North Carolina||12:00 PM||ESPN||WatchESPN.com|
|Charlotte at #19 Kansas State||12:00 PM||FSN||FoxSportsGo.com|
|Northern Colorado at #22 Florida||Canceled||SEC Network||WatchESPN.com|
|Northwestern at Duke||12:00 PM||ESPNU||WatchESPN.com|
|East Carolina at West Virginia||12:00 PM||FS2||FoxSportsGo.com|
|Buffalo at Army||12:00 PM||CBSSN||CBSSports.com|
|Towson at Maryland||12:00 PM||BTN||BTN2Go.com|
|Eastern Kentucky at Kentucky||12:00 PM||SEC Network||WatchESPN.com|
|UT Martin at Ole Miss||12:00 PM||SEC Network||WatchESPN.com|
|Iowa at Iowa State||12:00 PM||ESPN2||WatchESPN.com|
|Jacksonville State at Georgia Tech||12:30 PM||ACC Network||WatchESPN.com|
|Wake Forest at Boston College||1:00 PM||ACC Network||WatchESPN.com|
|Texas State at Colorado||2:00 PM||Pac-12 Networks||Pac-12.com|
|UAB at Ball State||3:00 PM||None||WatchESPN.com|
|Fresno State at #1 Alabama||3:30 PM||ESPN2||WatchESPN.com|
|Pittsburgh at #4 Penn State||3:30 PM||ABC||WatchESPN.com|
|Delaware at #18 Virginia Tech||3:30 PM||ACC Network||WatchESPN.com|
|#23 TCU at Arkansas||3:30 PM||CBS||CBSSports.com|
|Tulane at Navy||3:30 PM||CBSSN||CBSSports.com|
|Austin Peay at Miami (OH)||3:30 PM||None||WatchESPN.com|
|Eastern Illinois at Northern Illinois||3:30 PM||None||WatchESPN.com|
|Howard at Kent State||3:30 PM||None||WatchESPN.com|
|Villanova at Temple||3:30 PM||None||WatchESPN.com|
|Savannah State at Appalachian State||3:30 PM||None||WatchESPN.com|
|Middle Tennessee at Syracuse||3:30 PM||ACC Network||WatchESPN.com|
|Indiana at Virginia||3:30 PM||ESPNU||WatchESPN.com|
|Old Dominion at UMass||3:30 PM||None||None|
|Western Michigan at Michigan State||3:30 PM||BTN||BTN2Go.com|
|Eastern Michigan at Rutgers||3:30 PM||BTN||BTN2Go.com|
|San José State at Texas||3:30 PM||Longhorn Network||WatchESPN.com|
|Abilene Christian at Colorado State||3:30 PM||None||WatchStadium.com|
|Indiana State at #25 Tennessee||4:00 PM||SEC Network||WatchESPN.com|
|Gardner-Webb at Wyoming||4:00 PM||AT&T SportsNet||None|
|Central Michigan at Kansas||4:00 PM||FSN||FoxSportsGo.com|
|Alabama A&M at Vanderbilt||4:00 PM||SEC Network||WatchESPN.com|
|Louisiana at Tulsa||4:00 PM||None||WatchESPN.com|
|New Hampshire vs. Georgia Southern (Birmingham, AL)||4:00 PM||None||WatchESPN.com|
|Nebraska at Oregon||4:30 PM||FOX||FoxSportsGo.com|
|Hawai'i at UCLA||5:00 PM||Pac-12 Networks||Pac-12.com|
|Weber State at California||5:00 PM||Pac-12 Networks||Pac-12.com|
|Marshall at NC State||6:00 PM||ACC Network||WatchESPN.com|
|South Dakota at Bowling Green||6:00 PM||None||WatchESPN.com|
|Alabama State at Troy||6:00 PM||None||WatchESPN.com|
|Arkansas-Pine Bluff at Akron||6:30 PM||None||WatchESPN.com|
|#13 Auburn at #3 Clemson||7:00 PM||ESPN||WatchESPN.com|
|Toledo at Nevada||7:00 PM||None||WatchESPN.com|
|UNLV at Idaho||7:00 PM||None||WatchESPN.com|
|North Texas at SMU||7:00 PM||None||WatchESPN.com|
|South Carolina at Missouri||7:00 PM||ESPN2||WatchESPN.com|
|Nicholls at Texas A&M||7:00 PM||ESPNU||WatchESPN.com|
|Southern at Southern Mississippi||7:00 PM||None||WatchStadium.com|
|#5 Oklahoma at #2 Ohio State||7:30 PM||ABC||WatchESPN.com|
|Chattanooga at #12 LSU||7:30 PM||SEC Network||WatchESPN.com|
|#15 Georgia at #24 Notre Dame||7:30 PM||NBC||NBCSports.com|
|Mississippi State at Louisiana Tech||7:30 PM||CBSSN||CBSSports.com|
|Montana at #7 Washington||8:00 PM||Pac-12 Networks||Pac-12.com|
|Rice at UTEP||8:00 PM||None||None|
|New Mexico State at New Mexico||8:00 PM||None|
|UT San Antonio at Baylor||8:00 PM||FSN||FoxSportsGo.com|
|Western Kentucky at Illinois||8:00 PM||BTN||BTN2Go.com|
|#14 Stanford at #6 Southern Cal||8:30 PM||FOX||FoxSportsGo.com|
|Minnesota at Oregon State||10:00 PM||FS1||FoxSportsGo.com|
|Utah at BYU||10:15 PM||ESPN2||WatchESPN.com|
|Boise State at #20 Washington State||10:30 PM||ESPN||WatchESPN.com|
|Houston at Arizona||10:30 PM||ESPNU||WatchESPN.com|
|San Diego State at Arizona State||11:00 PM||Pac-12 Networks||Pac-12.com|
Row the Boat.