Week 3 College Football TV Schedule

Tyler Smith

Another week, another weekend of football.  The schedule below was provided by the mothership, so don't jam me up if something isn't correct--I'm just trying to help.  If you want to see what SBN corporate has to say about the games go here.  Else, you are stuck with my take on things.

Friday

8 p.m. ET

Air Force

at

Boise State

ESPN

I guess this one wins by default.  I really don't know much about either team but do know Boise is typically tough out there.  I'll watch it if I am near a television (though I believe that tonight is the season premiere of "Shark Tank," so the first hour of this game is likely off the table).

Saturday

Early Games

12 p.m. ET

16 UCLA

at

23 Nebraska

ABC

12 p.m. ET

5 Stanford

at

Army

CBSSN

12 p.m. ET

7 Louisville

at

Kentucky

ESPN

12 p.m. ET

Akron

at

11 Michigan

Big Ten Network

12 p.m. ET

Tulsa

at

14 Oklahoma

ESPN 2

12 p.m. ET

Virginia Tech

at

East Carolina

FSN

12 p.m. ET

Bowling Green

at

Indiana

ESPNU

12 p.m. ET

Western Illinois

at

Minnesota

Big Ten Network

12 p.m. ET

Georgia State

at

West Virginia

Mountaineer Network

12:21 p.m. ET

Southern Miss

at

Arkansas

SEC Network, ESPN3.com

12:30 p.m. ET

New Mexico

at

Pittsburgh

ACC Network, ESPN3.com

12:30 p.m. ET

ULM

at

Wake Forest

RSN, ESPN3.com

1 p.m. ET

Eastern Michigan

at

Rutgers

ESPN3.com

1 p.m. ET

Fordham

at

Temple

ESPN3.com

2 p.m. ET

Fresno State

at

Colorado

Pac-12 Network

2 p.m. ET

Youngstown State

at

Michigan State

Big Ten Network

UCLA/Nebraska is the clear premier game.  Otherwise, there is little that interests me early on.  Fresneck at Colorado may be one to flip to at 2 and VPI/ECU is a regional game that may answer a question or two but overall the early games are still a bust with no interesting conference games ongoing.

Afternoon Games

3 p.m. ET

Boston College

at

USC

Pac-12 Network

3 p.m. ET

Texas Southern

at

Sam Houston State

CSN-HOU

3:05 p.m. ET

Colorado Mesa

at

Montana State

Max Media

3:30 p.m. ET

1 Alabama

at

6 Texas A&M

CBS

3:30 p.m. ET

Nevada

at

10 Florida State

ESPN

3:30 p.m. ET

Tennessee

at

2 Oregon

ABC

3:30 p.m. ET

Stony Brook

at

Buffalo

ESPN3.com

3:30 p.m. ET

Cal Poly

at

Colorado State

TheMW.com

3:30 p.m. ET

Georgia Tech

at

Duke

ESPNU

3:30 p.m. ET

Delaware

at

Navy

CBSSN

4 p.m. ET

Ball State

at

North Texas

FSN

4 p.m. ET

Wagner

at

Syracuse

ESPN3.com

4 p.m. ET

Northern Colorado

at

Wyoming


5 p.m. ET

Northern Illinois

at

Idaho

GoVandals.com

5 p.m. ET

Alabama State

at

Arkansas-Pine Bluff

ESPN3.com

6 p.m. ET

19 Washington

vs.

Illinois

Big Ten Network

6 p.m. ET

Bethune-Cookman

at

FIU

FIUSports.com

6 p.m. ET

Iowa

at

Iowa State

FOX Sports 1

6 p.m. ET

UCF

at

Penn State

Big Ten Network

6:30 p.m. ET

Southern Utah

at

Washington State

Pac-12 Network

3:00 starts a more interesting slate of games.  BC at USC kicks us off.  Both teams suck but the thought of Lane Kiffen getting fired halfway through the season makes most any USC game relevant and one to watch and ultimately (hopefully) laugh about.  Did anyone out there know that Alabama travels to College Station "looking for revenge"?  First I've heard of it too...this is clearly the game everyone in America is focusing on Saturday.  Johnny Football vs. The Sabanator.  Clearly my television will be tuned to CBS looking for the Tide to Roll tomorrow.  Nevada/FSU does interest me.  I have taken a liking to Nevada since I started examining the Pistol formation several years ago.  While I don't expect the folks from out West to beat the Seminoles, it does give me an excuse to scout a little more Florida State football.  Tennessee at Oregon should be a bloodbath, but it will be a nationally televised bloodbath and UT is involved...that is enough to get a couple updates for sure.  I'll be interested in following the Ga Tech / Due score to see where these teams are in comparison to one another.

Evening / Late Games

7 p.m. ET

4 Ohio State

at

California

FOX

7 p.m. ET

Vanderbilt

at

13 South Carolina

ESPN

7 p.m. ET

Kent State

at

8 LSU

ESPNU

7 p.m. ET

Mississippi State

at

Auburn

ESPN 2

7 p.m. ET

Northwestern State

at

Cincinnati

ESPN3.com

7 p.m. ET

UMass

at

Kansas State

K-StateHD.tv

7 p.m. ET

Nicholls

at

Louisiana-Lafayette

ESPN3.com

7 p.m. ET

Memphis

at

Middle Tennessee

CSS

7 p.m. ET

Eastern Washington

at

Toledo

ESPN3.com

7 p.m. ET

FAU

at

USF

ESPN3.com

7 p.m. ET

Rhode Island

at

Albany

NBCSports Regional

7 p.m. ET

Montana

at

North Dakota

Max Media

7:30 p.m. ET

Lamar

at

12 Oklahoma State

MASN2

7:30 p.m. ET

Maryland

at

UConn

ESPN3.com

7:30 p.m. ET

Kansas

at

Rice

CBSSN

7:30 p.m. ET

Western Kentucky

at

South Alabama

ESPN3.com

8 p.m. ET

21 Notre Dame

at

Purdue

ABC

8 p.m. ET

25 Ole Miss

at

Texas

Longhorn Network

8 p.m. ET

Marshall

at

Ohio

ESPN News

8 p.m. ET

Weber State

at

Utah State

ESPN3.com

8 p.m. ET

UTEP

at

New Mexico State


9 p.m. ET

Western Michigan

at

17 Northwestern

Big Ten Network

10 p.m. ET

Central Michigan

at

UNLV

Mountain West Network

10 p.m. ET

Oregon State

at

Utah

FOX Sports 1

10:30 p.m. ET

20 Wisconsin

at

Arizona State

ESPN

10:30 p.m. ET

UTSA

at

Arizona

Pac-12 Network

I would love to see Cal put up a good fight against Ohio State.  If you are like me, you look forward to any Buckeye pitfall and Cal on the road could at least make this interesting.  Vandy at SCar will likely dominate the evening viewing though I am also interested in the Mississippi State @ Auburn contest.  Notre Dame gets prime coverage at Purdue though I really am interested in the Mississippi Bears head over to Texas.  Unfortunately, I don't believe I get the Longhorn Network.  Texas screwed Ole Miss into this with contract language on a contract signed prior to this big network evolution.  Sucks for the rest of the country but in typical Texas fashion they do whatever they want out there.  Late night features Wisconsin traveling out to Sun Devil-land for a 10:30 kick on ESPN.

Overall, this weekend shapes up much nicer than last week from my perspective.  Clearly the Bama game is the big one.  Carolina hosts a Vandy team that could give them some trouble.  In addition to the Gamecocks, there are a handful of intriguing games after the sun goes down.  Additionally, Clemson is off so the blood pressure should remain at a reasonable level during Saturday football viewing.  Should be another good football weekend.

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