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Ohio State opens Big Ten Play in Week 2 of College Football action

There are some sneaky trap games for B1G teams today.

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It’s Saturday, and that means another full slate of honest to goodness, college football action! Obviously you don’t need me to tell you that the No. 4 Ohio State Buckeyes will open up their conference season when they take on the Rutgers Scarlet Knights at 3:30 p.m. ET on the Big Ten Network, but there are a slew of other interesting games here in Week 2.

The first window of games is a little thin this week, but two of OSU’s biggest Big Ten competitors will be in action, so if you flip over to BTN at 12:00 noon ET, you’ll see B1G West favorite, No. 5 Wisconsin hosting New Mexico. Last week, the Lobos beat something called Incarnate Word 62-30, but will likely get a better game from the Badgers.

Then over on FS1, the No. 21 Michigan Wolverines will look to break their four-game losing streak when they host in-state directional rival Western Michigan. Like TTUN, the Broncos lost their Week 1 game, falling to Syracuse 55-42. While this seems like a mismatch on paper, don’t forget that Western Michigan has a history of playing Big Ten teams close in recent years. Last season— also in Week 2—, they lost just 28-14 in East Lansing, and in 2016 they beat both Northwestern and Illinois on the road, and fell to No. 8 Wisconsin 24-16 in the Cotton Bowl behind quarterback Zach Terrell.

So, I’m not saying that TTUN is going to drop its fifth straight game, but I’m not not saying that.

If you’re rocking a multi-screen set up for today’s action, obviously you’ll have OSU and Rutgers on the main screen, but you’ll probably want to have one of the others tuned to CBS as No. 3 Georgia travels to Columbia, S.C. to take on the No. 24 Gamecocks. Believe it or not, this is the only ranked vs. ranked matchup until we get to 8:30 p.m. ET. So, keep an eye on the SEC battle. The Bulldogs are a trendy pick to make the College Football Playoff for the second straight year, even if they don’t win the conference title. So, an early season loss should clear the way a little bit for the Buckeyes with a lot of football still to be played.

As afternoon turns to evening, on ABC No. 13 Penn State will try to reclaim some of its dignity after the Week 1 overtime win over Appalachian State as they visit Heinz Field to take on their in-state rival Pitt. Then at 8:30 p.m. ET on FOX, the aforementioned matchup between two ranked teams, as the Pac-12 season gets cooking when No. 17 USC visits the Farm to take on No. 10 Stanford. Both teams got comfortable, but not overly impressive, wins against Mountain West schools last week. This should be a good game as the squads try to assert some dominance against their inter-division foe.

And then, if you still need a late-night CFB fix, the No. 15 Michigan State Spartans will visit the Fightin’ Herm Edwardses in Tempe, Ariz. at 10:45 p.m. ET on ESPN. There was an entire offseason of jokes about Herm being hired at Arizona State, but his Sun Devils looked pretty good against an overmatched UTSA last week in a 49-7 victory. If ASU plays to win the game, and upsets Sparty— who struggled against Utah State in Week 1— some college football fans might need to find some crow to eat, and quickly.

Week 2 Saturday Schedule

Matchup Time (ET) TV Streaming
Matchup Time (ET) TV Streaming
New Mexico at #5 Wisconsin 12:00 PM BTN
#18 Mississippi State at Kansas State 12:00 PM ESPN
Western Michigan at #21 Michigan 12:00 PM FS1
Towson at Wake Forest 12:00 PM ACC Network
Eastern Michigan at Purdue 12:00 PM BTN
Liberty at Army 12:00 PM CBSSN
Nevada at Vanderbilt 12:00 PM SEC Network
Arizona at Houston 12:00 PM ABC/ESPN2
Duke at Northwestern 12:00 PM ESPNU
Georgia Tech at South Florida 12:00 PM ABC/ESPN2
Georgia State at NC State 12:30 PM ACC Network
UCLA at #6 Oklahoma 1:00 PM FOX
Holy Cross at Boston College 1:00 PM ACC Network
William & Mary at #12 Virginia Tech 2:00 PM ACC Network
Portland State at #23 Oregon 2:00 PM Pac-12 Networks
Air Force at Florida Atlantic 2:00 PM CBSSN
Kansas at Central Michigan 3:00 PM ESPN+ ESPN+
Arkansas State at #1 Alabama 3:30 PM ESPN2
#3 Georgia at #24 South Carolina 3:30 PM CBS
Rutgers at #4 Ohio State 3:30 PM BTN
Ball State at #8 Notre Dame 3:30 PM NBC
Colorado at Nebraska 3:30 PM ABC
Buffalo at Temple 3:30 PM None
Memphis at Navy 3:30 PM CBSSN
North Carolina at East Carolina 3:30 PM ESPNU
Wagner at Syracuse 3:30 PM ACC Network
Howard at Kent State 3:30 PM ESPN+ ESPN+
Morgan State at Akron 3:30 PM ESPN+ ESPN+
Lamar at Texas Tech 4:00 PM FSN
Southern Illinois at Ole Miss 4:00 PM SEC Network
East Tennessee State at Tennessee 4:00 PM SEC Network
North Dakota at #9 Washington 5:00 PM Pac-12 Networks
Iowa State at Iowa 5:00 PM FOX
Youngstown State at #14 West Virginia 6:00 PM AT&T Sportsnet
South Carolina State at #19 UCF 6:00 PM None
Savannah State at #22 Miami 6:00 PM ACC Network
Maryland at Bowling Green 6:00 PM ESPN+ ESPN+
UMass at Georgia Southern 6:00 PM ESPN+ ESPN+
Appalachian State at Charlotte 6:00 PM ESPN+ ESPN+
Eastern Kentucky at Marshall 6:30 PM ESPN+ ESPN+
#2 Clemson at Texas A&M 7:00 PM ESPN
Southeastern Louisiana at #11 LSU 7:00 PM ESPN2
UT Martin at Middle Tennessee 7:00 PM ESPN+ ESPN+
Southern at Louisiana Tech 7:00 PM ESPN+ ESPN+
UL Monroe at Southern Mississippi 7:00 PM None
UAB at Coastal Carolina 7:00 PM ESPN+ ESPN+
Baylor at UTSA 7:00 PM None Facebook
Indiana State at Louisville 7:00 PM ACC Network
Wyoming at Missouri 7:00 PM ESPNU
Fort Valley State at Valdosta State 7:00 PM None
Texas Southern at Texas State 7:00 PM None
Florida A&M at Troy 7:00 PM ESPN+ ESPN+
Samford at Florida State 7:20 PM ACC Network
Alabama State at #7 Auburn 7:30 PM SEC Network
Kentucky at #25 Florida 7:30 PM SEC Network
Western Illinois at Illinois 7:30 PM BTN
Virginia at Indiana 7:30 PM BTN
Arkansas at Colorado State 7:30 PM CBSSN
Utah at Northern Illinois 7:30 PM ESPNews
Maine at Western Kentucky 7:30 PM ESPN+ ESPN+
Florida Intl at Old Dominion 7:30 PM beIN Sports None
Incarnate Word at North Texas 7:30 PM ESPN+ ESPN+
Fresno State at Minnesota 7:30 PM FS1
#13 Penn State at Pittsburgh 8:00 PM ABC
New Mexico State at Utah State 8:00 PM None Facebook
South Alabama at Oklahoma State 8:00 PM FSN
Tulsa at Texas 8:00 PM Longhorn Network
Nicholls at Tulane 8:00 PM None
Southern Utah at Oregon State 8:00 PM Pac-12 Networks
Cincinnati at Miami (OH) 8:00 PM None
#17 USC at #10 Stanford 8:30 PM FOX
UTEP at UNLV 9:00 PM AT&T Sportsnet None
Sacramento State at San Diego State 9:00 PM None None
UConn at #20 Boise State 10:15 PM ESPNU
California at BYU 10:15 PM ESPN2
#15 Michigan State at Arizona State 10:45 PM ESPN
San Jose State at Washington State 11:00 PM Pac-12 Networks
Rice at Hawai'i 11:59 PM Spectrum Sports PPV