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Week 2 college football schedule brings exciting matchups

Bearcats vs. Buckeyes, Aggies vs. Tigers, Tigers vs. Longhorns, and more!

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Alright folks, it is game day, and the buzz around the Ohio State vs. Cincinnati game is far more electric than you would normally expect for an intra-state game. Part of that is because of Luke Fickell coming into The Horseshoe for the first time in his career as a visitor, and another part of it is because the Bearcats are a really good team, and they could present some issues for the Buckeyes in today’s game.

12 noon ET Window

Obviously all Buckeye fans will be focused on what’s happening in Columbus during the early window, as the No. 5 Ohio State Buckeyes host the Cincinnati Bearcats on ABC, but if you have multiple screens, That Team Up North will be hosting the Army Black Knights on FOX, and No. 21 Syracuse Orange, led by the most exciting coach in college football, Dino Babers, will face Big Ten East squad Maryland.

Neither of these games will likely be competitive, but they could be informative and entertaining nonetheless.

3:30 p.m. ET Window

Business will definitely be picking up as we get into the second wave of games, as the No. 1 Clemson Tigers will host the No. 12 Texas A&M Aggies on ABC. The Aggies own a one-game advantage in the all-time series (3-2), but have lost the last two matchups, including last year in College Station, Tex. by a score of 28-26.

If A&M is able to pull off the road upset, it would obviously not only be the defining win in the very young Jimbo Fisher era, but it would also upset the entire college landscape for 2019. The thing is, that even with a loss, Clemson still likely has an inside track to a College Football Playoff berth, because the ACC is such a horrific conference, that save going to the Carrier Dome next week to take on the Orange, the chances of them losing are slim-to-none.

While A&M on the other hand would certainly catapult themselves into the national conversation with a victory, but they will still have to survive contests against Auburn, Alabama, Georgia, and LSU. Godspeed, Jimbo.

Also at 3:30 p.m. will be a rivalry renewed as the No. 25 Nebraska Cornhuskers travel to take on their old Big 12 foes, the Colorado Buffaloes.

Evening Window

The evening slate gets started as Ohio State’s Week 1 opponent the Florida Atlantic Owls host their rivals the Central Florida Knights at 7 p.m. ET on the CBS Sports Network. Then, 30 minutes later, the game of night kicks off on ABC as the No. 6 LSU Tigers and the No. 9 Texas Longhorns argue over who comes in second to Ohio State as the real DBU.

Like the A&M and Clemson contest earlier in the day, this game has major ramifications for both teams, and it should be a compelling game to watch, but, because of the schedule that LSU must face in the SEC West, it is just one small step for them to prove that their new, fast-paced offense is ready for CFP contention.

For the ‘Horns, there is little doubt that LSU will be the most difficult defense for Sam Ehlinger to move the ball against all season, as defense is optional in the Big 12. If Tom Herman can scheme enough to put up points tonight, they might have enough to distance themselves from Oklahoma, no matter how good they look with Jalen Hurts.

Pac-12 After Dark and Hawai’i Party

If you aren’t completely exhausted by that point, things will continue to get crazy out on the left coast and beyond, as No. 14 Washington will host Cal and No. 23 Stanford will visit USC with both games kicking off at 10:30 p.m. ET. The Huskies will likely need to go undefeated to have a shot at the Playoff this season in the Pac-12 — a Power 5 conference in name only — and the Bears will give them a stout defense to play against. Their game will air on FS1.

Both the Cardinal and Trojans looked shaky in Week 1 wins, but both came out on top. They will both be looking to win their game on ESPN in order to continue their claw back to prominence and respectability.

Then early Saturday morning, Hawai’i will host Oregon State, who is terrible, but the Rainbow Warriors are always worth watching, and there’s not much else on to watch. The only problem is that, unless you’re on the islands, you will have to watch the game on Facebook.

Check out the complete Saturday schedule of games:

Week 2 College Football Schedule

Matchup Time (ET) TV Streaming
Matchup Time (ET) TV Streaming
Ohio at Pittsburgh 11:00 AM ACC Network
Cincinnati at #5 Ohio State 12:00 PM ABC
Army at #7 Michigan 12:00 PM FOX
Rutgers at #20 Iowa 12:00 PM FS1
#21 Syracuse at Maryland 12:00 PM ESPN
Old Dominion at Virginia Tech 12:00 PM ESPNU
UAB at Akron 12:00 PM CBSSN
Kennesaw State at Kent State 12:00 PM ESPN3
Southern at Memphis 12:00 PM ESPN3
West Virginia at Missouri 12:00 PM ESPN2
Charleston Southern at South Carolina 12:00 PM SEC Network
Vanderbilt at Purdue 12:00 PM BTN
Bowling Green at Kansas State 12:00 PM Fox Sports Net
Western Carolina at NC State 12:30 PM ACCNX
Northern Illinois at #13 Utah 1:00 PM Pac-12 Networks
Fordham at Ball State 2:00 PM ESPN3
South Florida at Georgia Tech 2:00 PM ACC Network
Tennessee Tech at Miami (OH) 2:30 PM ESPN+ ESPN+
#12 Texas A&M at #1 Clemson 3:30 PM ABC
Central Michigan at #17 Wisconsin 3:30 PM BTN
#25 Nebraska at Colorado 3:30 PM FOX
Southern Illinois at UMass 3:30 PM NESNplus NESNgo
Charlotte at Appalachian State 3:30 PM ESPN+ ESPN+
Grambling at Louisiana Tech 3:30 PM NFL None
Richmond at Boston College 3:30 PM ACCNX
Illinois at UConn 3:30 PM CBSSN
Eastern Illinois at Indiana 3:30 PM BTN
Southern Mississippi at Mississippi State 3:30 PM ESPNU
New Mexico State at #2 Alabama 4:00 PM SEC Network
Murray State at #3 Georgia 4:00 PM ESPN2
UTSA at Baylor 4:00 PM Fox Sports Net
Western Illinois at Colorado State 4:00 PM AT&T SportsNet
San Diego State at UCLA 4:15 PM Pac-12 Networks
Northern Colorado at #22 Washington State 5:00 PM Pac-12 Networks
UL Monroe at Florida State 5:00 PM ACC Network
North Carolina A&T at Duke 6:00 PM ACCNX
Gardner-Webb at East Carolina 6:00 PM ESPN3
Maine at Georgia Southern 6:00 PM ESPN+ ESPN+
South Dakota at #4 Oklahoma 7:00 PM PPV
#18 UCF at Florida Atlantic 7:00 PM CBSSN
Furman at Georgia State 7:00 PM ESPN3
Jackson State at South Alabama 7:00 PM ESPN3
Wyoming at Texas State 7:00 PM ESPN+ ESPN+
Western Kentucky at Florida International 7:00 PM ESPN+ ESPN+
Tennessee State at Middle Tennessee 7:00 PM ESPN3
North Texas at SMU 7:00 PM ESPN3
Eastern Kentucky at Louisville 7:00 PM ACCNX
BYU at Tennessee 7:00 PM ESPN
Coastal Carolina at Kansas 7:00 PM ESPN+ ESPN+
McNeese at Oklahoma State 7:00 PM ESPN+ ESPN+
#6 LSU at #9 Texas 7:30 PM ABC
Tulane at #10 Auburn 7:30 PM ESPN2
UT Martin at #11 Florida 7:30 PM ESPNU
Buffalo at #15 Penn State 7:30 PM FOX
Nevada at #16 Oregon 7:30 PM Pac-12 Networks
Western Michigan at #19 Michigan State 7:30 PM BTN
Eastern Michigan at Kentucky 7:30 PM SEC Network
Arkansas at Ole Miss 7:30 PM SEC Network
Stony Brook at Utah State 7:30 PM None Facebook
Liberty at Louisiana 7:30 PM ESPN+ ESPN+
Prairie View at Houston 8:00 PM ESPN3
Miami at North Carolina 8:00 PM ACC Network
UTEP at Texas Tech 8:00 PM Fox Sports Net
Tulsa at San Jose State 9:00 PM ESPN3
Arkansas State at UNLV 10:00 PM None Facebook
California at #14 Washington 10:30 PM FS1
#23 Stanford at USC 10:30 PM ESPN
Minnesota at Fresno State 10:30 PM CBSSN
Northern Arizona at Arizona 10:45 PM Pac-12 Networks
Oregon State at Hawai'i 11:59 PM Spectrum Sports (Hawai'i only) Facebook