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¡El Assico!, Kentucky streaking against Florida, more in Saturday’s schedule

Also, Ohio State’s next opponent faces off against Ohio State’s last opponent.

NCAA Football: Iowa State at Iowa Reese Strickland-USA TODAY Sports

Another week, another noon ET kick for the No. 6 Ohio State Buckeyes. That means that after OSU takes care of business against the Indiana Hoosiers, you have the rest of the day to watch college football, so we are going to get you ready by focusing in on a handful of the day’s most interesting games.

12 noon ET Window

Pittsburgh at No. 13 Penn State | ABC

Obviously all of Buckeye Nation’s attention will be on FOX as Gus Johnson, Joel Klatt, and Jenny Taft call the game from Bloomington, Ind., but over on ABC, Ohio State’s B1G opponent the elite No. 13 Penn State will take on the rivals that they deserve, the Pittsburgh Panthers. In a rivalry game as fiery and passionate as this one, anything can happen, especially as this could be the end of the yearly series.

Miami (OH) at Cincinnati | ESPNU

Ohio State’s next opponent faces off against Ohio State’s last opponent. While you would expect the Bearcats to be significantly better than the Redhawks, it will be good to see just how wide a gap there is between the teams before the Buckeyes host Miami next week.


Afternoon Window

Stanford at No. 17 UCF | 3:30 p.m. ET | ESPN

The athletic department for the University of Central Florida has been steadfast in trying to raise the national profile of the Knights by focusing on bringing quality opponents to Orlando for home-and-home series, and today they have their wish as David Shaw brings the Stanford Cardinal to Central Florida. Following a Week 1 win over Northwestern, then a Week 2 beat down at the hands of USC, Stanford is looking to bounce back and beating the 2017 National Champions on the road would certainly do this.

However, for the UCF Knights, this is a chance to put a win against a Power 5 team on their resume in hopes of an eventual New Year’s Six bowl game.

¡El Assico! | No. 19 Iowa at Iowa State | 4:00 p.m. ET | FS1

The most important game of this — or potentially any — week, “El Assico” is the rivalry game that dwarfs all rivalry games (The Game excluded, of course). If you don’t understand why this is THE best game of the week, check this out:

Explaining ¡El Assico!, the greatest Iowa-Iowa State rivalry of all


Evening Window

No. 9 Florida at Kentucky | 7:00 p.m. ET | ESPN

The Florida Gators won 31-straight games against their SEC brethren the Kentucky Wildcats from 1987 to 2017, but last year, Mark Stoops’ UK squad broke through and ended the streak with a 27-16 win.

Both teams come into this year’s matchup at 2-0, and UF currently sits at No. 8 in SP+ with unranked Kentucky is 34th. So while the Gators are 8.5 point favorites, this should be a competitive SEC contest as the ‘Cats look to start a streak of their own.

Hawai’i at No. 23 Washington | 7:30 p.m. | Pac-12 Network

It’s almost a crime that this game is happened at 4:30 p.m. local time, because this should be a quality game that just as well could have been in the Pac-12 After Dark or the Hawai’i Really Dark Windows. However, the Huskies are clearly favored despite being 1-1 on the year. UW is a 21.5-point favorite, but anything can happen when the Rainbow Warriors come to town.

Week 2 Saturday Schedule

Matchup Time (PT) TV Streaming
Matchup Time (PT) TV Streaming
Arkansas State at #3 Georgia 12:00 PM ESPN2 WatchESPN.com
#6 Ohio State at Indiana 12:00 PM FOX FoxSportsGo.com
Pittsburgh at #13 Penn State 12:00 PM ABC WatchESPN.com
#21 Maryland at Temple 12:00 PM CBSSN CBSSports.com
Miami (OH) at Cincinnati 12:00 PM ESPNU WatchESPN.com
Chattanooga at Tennessee 12:00 PM SEC Network WatchESPN.com
Kansas State at Mississippi State 12:00 PM ESPN WatchESPN.com
Furman at Virginia Tech 12:00 PM ACC Network WatchESPN.com
NC State at West Virginia 12:00 PM FS1 FoxSportsGo.com
Eastern Michigan at Illinois 12:00 PM BTN FoxSportsGo.com
The Citadel at Georgia Tech 12:30 PM ACCNX WatchESPN.com
Air Force at Colorado 1:00 PM Pac-12 Networks Pac-12.com
Florida Atlantic at Ball State 2:00 PM ESPN+ ESPN+
Norfolk State at Coastal Carolina 2:00 PM ESPN3 WatchESPN.com
New Mexico at #7 Notre Dame 2:30 PM NBC NBCSports.com
Akron at Central Michigan 3:00 PM ESPN+ ESPN+
#2 Alabama at South Carolina 3:30 PM CBS CBSSports.com
Stanford at #17 UCF 3:30 PM ESPN WatchESPN.com
#24 USC at BYU 3:30 PM ABC WatchESPN.com
East Carolina at Navy 3:30 PM CBSSN CBSSports.com
Memphis at South Alabama 3:30 PM ESPNU WatchESPN.com
Army at UTSA 3:30 PM NFL None
Georgia Southern at Minnesota 3:30 PM BTN FoxSportsGo.com
UNLV at Northwestern 3:30 PM BTN FoxSportsGo.com
Oklahoma State at Tulsa 3:30 PM ESPN2 WatchESPN.com
Arizona State at #18 Michigan State 4:00 PM FOX FoxSportsGo.com
#19 Iowa at Iowa State 4:00 PM FS1 FoxSportsGo.com
Southeastern Louisiana at Ole Miss 4:00 PM SEC Network WatchESPN.com
Colorado State at Arkansas 4:00 PM SEC Network WatchESPN.com
Louisville at Western Kentucky 4:00 PM Stadium WatchStadium.com
Bethune-Cookman at Miami 4:00 PM ACC Network WatchESPN.com
Idaho State at #11 Utah 4:15 PM Pac-12 Networks Pac-12.com
North Texas at California 4:15 PM Pac-12 Networks Pac-12.com
Cal Poly at Oregon State 4:15 PM Pac-12 Networks Pac-12.com
Louisiana Tech at Bowling Green 5:00 PM ESPN+ ESPN+
Idaho at Wyoming 5:00 PM ESPN3 WatchESPN.com
Buffalo at Liberty 6:00 PM ESPN+ ESPN+
South Carolina State at South Florida 6:00 PM ESPN3 WatchESPN.com
UMass at Charlotte 6:00 PM ESPN+ ESPN+
Southern Mississippi at Troy 6:00 PM ESPN+ ESPN+
Ohio at Marshall 6:30 PM None Facebook
Kent State at #8 Auburn 7:00 PM ESPN2 WatchESPN.com
#9Florida at Kentucky 7:00 PM ESPN WatchESPN.com
Lamar at #16 Texas A&M 7:00 PM ESPNU WatchESPN.com
New Hampshire at Florida International 7:00 PM ESPN3 WatchESPN.com
Texas State at SMU 7:00 PM ESPN3 WatchESPN.com
Weber State at Nevada 7:00 PM ESPN3 WatchESPN.com
Georgia State at Western Michigan 7:00 PM ESPN+ ESPN+
Murray State at Toledo 7:00 PM ESPN3 WatchESPN.com
Duke at Middle Tennessee 7:00 PM None Facebook
#1 Clemson at Syracuse 7:30 PM ABC WatchESPN.com
Northwestern State at #4 LSU 7:30 PM SEC Network WatchESPN.com
Hawai'i at #23 Washington 7:30 PM Pac-12 Networks Pac-12.com
Florida State at #25 Virginia 7:30 PM ACC Network WatchESPN.com
TCU at Purdue 7:30 PM BTN FoxSportsGo.com
Southeast Missouri State at Missouri 7:30 PM SEC Network WatchESPN.com
Texas Southern at Louisiana 7:30 PM ESPN3 WatchESPN.com
#5 Oklahoma at UCLA 8:00 PM FOX FoxSportsGo.com
#12 Texas at Rice 8:00 PM CBSSN CBSSports.com
San Diego State at New Mexico State 8:00 PM None FloSports.com
Missouri State at Tulane 8:00 PM ESPN3 WatchESPN.com
Northern Illinois at Nebraska 8:00 PM FS1 FoxSportsGo.com
Portland State at #22 Boise State 10:15 PM ESPN2 WatchESPN.com
Texas Tech at Arizona 10:30 PM ESPN WatchESPN.com
Montana at #15 Oregon 10:45 PM Pac-12 Networks Pac-12.com