College football TV/streaming schedule guide

Oregon-Michigan State! Oklahoma-Tennessee! Other games, surely!

Week 1 was fun, wasn’t it? We got to see some bluebloods implode, a few upsets of ranked teams, the spin move to end all spin moves, a Hail Mary and a possibly NSFW marching band performance. College football is BACK!

Week 2 brings us … distressingly few marquee games, but there’s definitely enough on the slate to keep you occupied throughout the weekend. The NFL’s back, so it’s not the five-day extravaganza we saw on college football’s opening weekend, but the good news is all the action’s packed into three days now.

Here’s the full schedule for the weekend, complete with viewing options, links to our many excellent team blogs and the best choices for your college football experience.

Thu, Sept 10, 2015
8:00 PM ET
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Louisiana Tech at Western Kentucky

Spread: Louisiana Tech -1

This could be a sneaky good game for your Thursday night! Both teams had successful Week 1 outings: Louisiana Tech put up 62 points against FCS Southern while Western Kentucky beat Vanderbilt (and possibly had more fans in the Commodores’ stadium than the SEC hosts did). This is also a matchup between two of the best non-power passing offenses. The Hilltoppers are led by reigning Conference USA MVP Brandon Doughty, while Florida transfer Jeff Driskel had a career-best game in his debut with the Bulldogs.

Fri, Sept 11, 2015
8:00 PM ET
FS1FoxSportsGo
Miami (FL) at Florida Atlantic
9:00 PM ET
ESPN2WatchESPN
Utah State at (24) Utah

Best option: Utah State at Utah, ESPN2

Spread: Utah -13

This game sure looked more appealing a week ago, before Utah State struggled to a 12-9 win over FCS Southern Utah. This should still be a matchup between two of the best defenses in the Mountain time zone, and the last two games of this series have been decided by a single score.

Plan B: Miami (FL) at Florida Atlantic, FS1

You can start your night with this, but unless some Weird Friday Football happens, this’ll probably be out of hand fairly early on. Just in time for you to switch over to the other game!

Sat, Sept 12, 2015
11:30 AM ET
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South Florida at (11) Florida State
12:00 PM ET
SECNWatchESPN
Jacksonville State at (6) Auburn
12:00 PM ET
ABC
Oregon State at Michigan
12:00 PM ET Army at Connecticut
12:00 PM ET
FS1FoxSportsGo
Kansas State at Texas-San Antonio
12:00 PM ET
BTNBTN2Go
Western Illinois at Illinois
12:00 PM ET
BTNBTN2Go
Bowling Green at Maryland
12:00 PM ET
ESPN3WatchESPN
Houston at Louisville
12:00 PM ET
ESPN2/ESPNU
Buffalo at Penn State
12:00 PM ET
ESPNNWatchESPN
Indiana State at Purdue
12:00 PM ET
ESPN2/ESPNU
Miami (OH) at Wisconsin
12:00 PM ET
ESPN3WatchESPN
Presbyterian College at Charlotte
12:30 PM ET
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Wake Forest at Syracuse
12:30 PM ET
ESPN3WatchESPN
Appalachian State at (12) Clemson
1:00 PM ET
ESPN3WatchESPN
Howard at Boston College
2:00 PM ET
PAC12Pac-12 Live
Massachusetts at Colorado
2:00 PM ET
PAC12Pac-12 Live
Sacramento State at Washington
3:00 PM ET
FOXFoxSportsGo
UTEP at Texas Tech
3:00 PM ET Liberty at West Virginia
3:00 PM ET
ESPN3WatchESPN
Monmouth at Central Michigan
3:30 PM ET
ESPN3WatchESPN
Murray State at Northern Illinois
3:30 PM ET
BTNBTN2Go
Hawaii at (1) Ohio State
3:30 PM ET Austin Peay at Southern Miss
3:30 PM ET
CBSS
Minnesota at Colorado State
3:30 PM ET
FS1FoxSportsGo
Stephen F. Austin at (3) TCU
3:30 PM ET
ESPN2/ESPNU
Washington State at Rutgers
3:30 PM ET
ESPN3WatchESPN
Tulane at (15) Georgia Tech
3:30 PM ET
ABC
(9) Notre Dame at Virginia
3:30 PM ET
ESPN3WatchESPN
Furman at Virginia Tech
3:30 PM ET
CBSSEC Live
(10) Georgia at Vanderbilt
3:30 PM ET
ESPN2/ESPNU
Fresno State at (17) Mississippi
4:00 PM ET
SECNWatchESPN
Middle Tennessee at (2) Alabama
4:00 PM ET
SECNWatchESPN
Toledo at (18) Arkansas
4:00 PM ET
ESPNNWatchESPN
Eastern Illinois at Northwestern
4:00 PM ET Eastern Michigan at Wyoming
4:30 PM ET
FOXFoxSportsGo
Iowa at Iowa State
5:00 PM ET
PAC12Pac-12 Live
San Diego State at Cal
6:00 PM ET
ESPNWatchESPN
(19) Oklahoma at (23) Tennessee
6:00 PM ET
ESPN3WatchESPN
North Carolina Central at Duke
6:00 PM ET
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North Carolina A&T at North Carolina
6:00 PM ET
ESPN3WatchESPN
Eastern Kentucky at NC State
6:00 PM ET
ESPN3WatchESPN
Pittsburgh at Akron
6:00 PM ET
ESPN3WatchESPN
Delaware State at Kent State
6:00 PM ET
ESPN3WatchESPN
Western Michigan at Georgia Southern
7:00 PM ET
ESPN3WatchESPN
Northwestern State at Louisiana-Lafayette
7:00 PM ET
ESPN3WatchESPN
Nicholls State at Louisiana-Monroe
7:00 PM ET
ESPN3WatchESPN
Prairie View A&M at Texas State
7:00 PM ET
ESPN3WatchESPN
Charleston Southern at Troy
7:00 PM ET
ESPN3WatchESPN
Marshall at Ohio
7:00 PM ET Norfolk State at Old Dominion
7:00 PM ET
ESPN3WatchESPN
North Texas at SMU
7:00 PM ET
CBSS
(22) Arizona at Nevada
7:00 PM ET
ESPNUWatchESPN
Ball State at (16) Texas A&M
7:00 PM ET
ESPN3WatchESPN
(21) Missouri at Arkansas State
7:00 PM ET
ESPN2WatchESPN
East Carolina at Florida
7:00 PM ET
ESPN3WatchESPN
Memphis at Kansas
7:30 PM ET Central Arkansas at Oklahoma State
7:30 PM ET
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Lamar at (4) Baylor
7:30 PM ET
SECNWatchESPN
Kentucky at South Carolina
8:00 PM ET
PAC12Pac-12 Live
Idaho at (8) USC
8:00 PM ET
ABC
(7) Oregon at (5) Michigan State
8:00 PM ET
BTNBTN2Go
South Alabama at Nebraska State
8:00 PM ET
LHNWatchESPN
Rice at Texas
8:00 PM ET
BTNBTN2Go
FIU at Indiana
8:00 PM ET
ESPN3WatchESPN
Georgia State at New Mexico State
8:00 PM ET
ESPNNWatchESPN
Temple at Cincinnati
8:00 PM ET
ESPN3WatchESPN
Tulsa at New Mexico
9:15 PM ET
ESPNWatchESPN
(14) LSU at (25) Mississippi State
10:15 PM ET
ESPNUWatchESPN
San Jose State at Air Force
10:15 PM ET
ESPN2WatchESPN
(20) Boise State at BYU
10:30 PM ET
CBSS
(13) UCLA at UNLV
10:30 PM ET
FS1FoxSportsGo
UCF at Stanford
11:00 PM ET
PAC12Pac-12 Live
Cal Poly at Arizona State

Early shift

Best option: Houston at Louisville, ESPN3

Spread: Louisville -13.5

Both teams impressed in their own ways in Week 1, considering the competition. Houston started the Tom Herman era with an easy 52-24 win against FCS Tennessee Tech. Louisville lost by a touchdown to No. 6 Auburn, and picked off Tigers quarterback Jeremy Johnson three times in the process.

Quarterback Greg Ward Jr. averaged 10.2 yards per attempt, ran for 101 yards and scored three total touchdowns. He seems like the perfect fit for the Herman offense, and Saturday will be a much bigger test for both of them.

Plan B: Oregon State at Michigan, ABC

The only other game between power schools in this time slot is Wake Forest at Syracuse. Michigan’s a pretty heavy favorite here, but this will certainly be better than that.

Keep it in mind: Bowling Green at Maryland, BTN

Bowling Green might have the most fun (and explosive) offense in the country, and doesn’t appear to be able to defend the run. That might be the only thing Maryland can do on offense this season, so expect an explosive game, with an over/under set at 70 points.

In case of emergency: Buffalo at Penn State, ESPN2

An exciting new coach with a history of success and unprecedented achievement at his former school, and also James Franklin!

Middle shift:

Best option: No. 9 Notre Dame at Virginia, ABC

Spread: Notre Dame -12.5

Texas’s defense didn’t do much to stop Notre Dame’s attack … maybe Virginia’s well? The Cavaliers have one of the best young defensive backs in the country in Quin Blanding, and the quite good UVA secondary will be faced with one of Week 1’s brightest stars in Notre Dame QB Malik Zaire.

Plan B: Washington State at Rutgers, ESPN2/ESPNU

Yes, Washington State lost to a bad FCS team, but Rutgers lost four defensive backs from the two-deep in one arrest. Against a Mike Leach offense, that’s potentially terrifying.

Keep it in mind: Iowa at Iowa State, FOX

El Assico. Is. Here.

In case of emergency: Minnesota at Colorado State, CBS Sports Network

Hey, Minnesota looked pretty good against TCU! Colorado State hung 65 on an FCS team! This could be interesting, sure!

Late shift:

Best option: No. 7 Oregon at No. 5 Michigan State, ABC

Spread: Michigan State -4

The sparse early slate is almost made up for by a late top-10 matchup, a rematch of last year’s fun game in Eugene. The Ducks won that one with a late comeback, but this is an appealing style matchup that should produce another entertaining affair.

Plan B: No. 19 Oklahoma at No. 23 Tennessee, ESPN

These teams combined for 100 points against MAC competition in Week 1 and hold high hopes as dark horse contenders in tough conference. Going to be a rough weekend for one fan base!

Keep it in mind: No. 14 LSU at No. 25 Mississippi State, ESPN

This isn’t the only SEC game, but we chose to ignore Georgia at Vanderbilt and Kentucky at South Carolina at for various safety reasons. All seven teams in the SEC West appear to be division contenders at least to some extent, but the candidacies of these two teams are particularly dicey. LSU’s quarterback issues and Mississippi State’s run defense will be tested, and someone’s surely ending up near (or in) the top 10.

In case of emergency: No. 20 Boise State at BYU, ESPN2

Boise looked back like its old self against Washington, while BYU’s backup blue-chip quarterback threw a Hail Mary to beat Nebraska. This is probably one of the best non-power matchups all season, and it’s worth staying up for. Trust us!

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