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

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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

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Matchup Time (ET) TV Streaming
Matchup Time (ET) TV Streaming
#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 Facebook
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

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