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College Football 2016 Week 2 TV Schedule: What to Watch

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After the GREATEST OPENING WEEK EVER, we have one of the weakest weeks, ever. But here's how to watch what's on!

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Following a weekend filled with bigs games between Top 25 teams and a lot of upsets, we're left with one of the first weekends in a long time in which not a single game features a matchup of ranked teams. Anticlimactic, much? But, hey, it's football!

So, let's look at what games are being played. There is no Thursday night game this week because the NFL season is starting (booooooo). But, Cam is playing (yaaaaaay) so, I guess that kinda makes up for it.

There is one ranked team playing Friday night, and that's Louisville at Syracuse. Go watch that game and cry at the sight of Lamar Jackson and knowing we were recruiting him at one point and I think the depth chart (at the time it looked like Jeremy Johnson was good for another year or two) affected (that's the proper way to use it, Alabama) his decision a bit.

Saturday's games are just... well, they're bad. So, I'm going to give you the game's I'll spend most of my time watching in each major time slot.

Early Games:

Sure, you could watch Texas A&M, Auburn's next opponent, take on Prairie View A&M, but will you really gain any information from that? No. So, I choose UCF at Michigan. I'd like to see if Scott Frost's offense can give Harbough any fits. Alternate choice would be Troy at Clemson. Troy is supposed to be much improved this season, and I want to see how they hold up against our last opponent.

Mid-afternoon Games:

It pains me to say it but check out the Georgia State vs Air Force game at 2pm Eastern just for those Air Force uniforms. They're smoking hot. After you've spent some time there, see what Western Kentucky's passing offense can do against Alabama at 3:30 on ESPN2.

Early Evening Games:

You should already be ready for Auburn if you're in town for this, but if you're sitting at home, then since I can't really find another good game, I'm going to be homerific and say watch Georgia Southern at South Alabama on ESPN3 at 7:00pm Eastern (unless you actually get the American Sports Network). Why? To see if South Alabama might be good against one of the top teams in its conference after upsetting Mississippi State and to scout the 2017 opening opponent for Auburn!

Of course, 30 minutes later you should be switching to the Auburn game if you're at home watching the games, of course. Alternatively, LSU - after struggling in Week 1 - is welcoming Jacksonville State to Baton Rouge. That has potential to be fun. Oh, and someone had the idea to put a football game in a race track. That's happening, too.

Late Night Games:

There's some good #Pac12AfterDark action in the late games. Washington State plays at Boise State, and who wants to pass up a Dread Pirate Leach game? Virginia plays at Oregon, but that one should be over by the 1st quarter since UVA lost to FCS Richmond last weekend. For pure #Pac12AfterDark, though, Texas Tech plays Arizona State at 10pm on FoxSports1.

Friday, Sept. 9, 2016
Matchup Time (ET) TV / Online
Maryland at FIU 7:30 pm CBSSN / CBSSports.com
(13) Louisville at Syracuse 8:00 pm ESPN2 / WatchESPN
Saturday, Sept. 10, 2016
Matchup Time (ET) TV / Online
Penn State at Pittsburgh Noon ESPN / WatchESPN
UCF at (5) Michigan Noon ABC / WatchESPN
Central Michigan at (22) Oklahoma State Noon FS1 / FS Go
Lamar at (6) Houston Noon ASN / WatchESPN
Nicholls State at (9) Georgia Noon SECN / WatchESPN
Prairie View A&M at (20) Texas A&M Noon SECN Alt. / WatchESPN
Wyoming at Nebraska Noon ESPN2 / WatchESPN
NC State at East Carolina Noon ESPNU / WatchESPN
Cincinnati at Purdue Noon BTN / BTN2Go
Boston College at UMass Noon ASN/SNY / WatchESPN
Rice at Army Noon CBSSN / CBSSports.com
Howard at Rutgers Noon BTN / BTN2Go
Indiana State at Minnesota Noon ESPNEWS / WatchESPN
Troy at (2) Clemson 12:30 pm ACCN / WatchESPN
Charleston Southern at (3) Florida State 12:30 pm FSN Affiliates / ACC-RSN / WatchESPN
Stony Brook at Temple 1:00 pm WatchESPN
Utah State at USC 2:00 pm Pac-12N / Pac-12.com
Youngstown State at West Virginia 2:00 pm ROOT SPORTS
Georgia State at Air Force 2:00 pm MWN
Ohio at Kansas 2:30 pm FSN / FS Go
Mercer at Georgia Tech 3:00 pm ACCNExtra / WatchESPN
Western Kentucky at (1) Alabama 3:30 pm ESPN2 / WatchESPN
Tulsa at (4) Ohio State 3:30 pm ABC / WatchESPN
Akron at (10) Wisconsin 3:30 pm BTN / BTN2Go
Nevada at (18) Notre Dame 3:30 pm NBC / NBCSports.com
SMU at (23) Baylor 3:30 pm FS1 / FS Go
Kentucky at Florida 3:30 pm CBS / CBSSports.com
Wake Forest at Duke 3:30 pm ESPNU / WatchESPN
UConn at Navy 3:30 pm CBSSN / CBSSports.com
Illinois State at Northwestern 3:30 pm BTN / BTN2Go
North Dakota at Bowling Green 3:30 pm ASN/ALT / WatchESPN
Eastern Illinois at Miami (OH) 3:30 pm WatchESPN
Old Dominion at Appalachian State 3:30 pm ASN / WatchESPN
Wofford at (19) Ole Miss 4:00 pm SECN / WatchESPN
Ball State at Indiana 4:00 pm ESPNEWS / WatchESPN
Middle Tennessee at Vanderbilt 4:00 pm SECN Alt. / WatchESPN
UTSA at Colorado State 4:00 pm MWN
Portland State at San Jose State 4:30 pm Not Televised
Idaho at (8) Washington 5:00 pm Pac-12N / Pac-12.com
Idaho State at Colorado 5:30 pm Pac-12N / Pac-12.com
Elon at Charlotte 6:00 pm C-USA.tv
Florida Atlantic at (25) Miami (FL) 6:00 pm ACCNExtra / WatchESPN
Morgan State at Marshall 6:00 pm beIN SPORTS / Stream
North Carolina A&T at Kent State 6:00 pm WatchESPN
Arkansas at (15) TCU 7:00 pm ESPN / WatchESPN
UTEP at (11) Texas 7:00 pm LHN / WatchESPN
ULM at (14) Oklahoma 7:00 pm PPV
South Carolina at Mississippi State 7:00 pm ESPN2 / WatchESPN
Northern Illinois at USF 7:00 pm CBSSN / CBSSports.com
Bethune-Cookman at North Texas 7:00 pm C-USA.tv
Maine at Toledo 7:00 pm WatchESPN
Georgia Southern at South Alabama 7:00 pm ASN / WatchESPN
McNeese State at UL Lafayette 7:00 pm WatchESPN
NC Central at Western Michigan 7:00 pm WatchESPN
Savannah State at Southern Miss 7:00 pm TBA
SC State at Louisiana Tech 7:00 pm C-USA.tv
Iowa State at (16) Iowa 7:30 pm BTN / BTN2Go
Jacksonville State at (21) LSU 7:30 pm ESPNU / WatchESPN
Arkansas State at Auburn 7:30 pm SECN / WatchESPN
BYU at Utah 7:30 pm FOX / FS Go
Eastern Michigan at Missouri 7:30 pm SECN Alt. / WatchESPN
North Carolina at Illinois 7:30 pm BTN / BTN2Go
New Mexico at New Mexico State 8:00 pm AggieVision / WatchESPN
Southern at Tulane 8:00 pm WatchESPN
(17) Tennessee vs. Virginia Tech (at Bristol Motor Speedway) 8:00 pm ABC / WatchESPN
UNLV at UCLA 8:00 pm Pac-12N / Pac-12.com
Sacramento State at Fresno State 10:00 pm TBA
Texas Tech at Arizona State 10:00 pm FS1 / FS Go
Washington State at Boise State 10:15 pm ESPN2 / WatchESPN
Virginia at (24) Oregon 10:30 pm ESPN / WatchESPN
California at San Diego State 10:30 pm CBSSN / CBSSports.com
Grambling State at Arizona 10:45 pm Pac-12N / Pac-12.com
UT Martin at Hawaii 12:00 a.m. OceanicPPV