College Football Match-ups and Schedule – Week 2 – September 8th – 10th

Taking a look at college football this weekend, we have a big SEC rivalry between Penn State, ranked number 23 in the Coaches poll, and Alabama, ranked number 3, in the SEC kick-off. Penn State had a lopsided victory last week against  Indiana State, 41 to 7, as did Alabama against Kent State,  48 to 7. This will be the first big challenge of the year for both teams.

Georgia dropped out of the top 25 after last week’s loss against Boise State last week, starting them off with a 0-1 record the year.  Their going up against number 12, South Carolina, this week.

Will Tommy Rees come back as strong as before for Notre Dame? We’ll see as they face Michigan.

Auburn fell completely out of the AP Top 25 poll this week – the first time a BCS champion has ever dropped out of a major poll after the first week of the new season. They dropped to number 22 in the Coaches poll. This after they won their game last week against Utah State, but just barely: 42-38. This week they will face a blistering offense in their game against number 17, Mississippi State.

The Oregon Ducks took a bath last week against the LSU Tigers, can they shake it off with a win against Nevada?

Longhorns rolled over Rice with a slow-starting 34-9 victory last week. Can they keep the momentum up against the tougher BYU Cougars this week?

Full schedule of this weekend’s games:

Thursday, September 8th
6:30 p.m.
– Florida A&M at Hampton: ESPNU (HD)
7:00 p.m.
– Arizona at Okla. State: ESPN (3D) / espn3
– DIV 2:Central Wash. at Humboldt St.: CBSSN

Friday, September 9th
6 pm
– Florida International at Louisville: ESPN / espn3
9:30 p.m.
– Missouri at Arizona State: ESPN (HD) / espn3

Saturday, September 10th
11:00 a.m.
– Central Michigan at Kentucky: ESPNU (HD)
– Cent. St. at N. Carolina Cent.: DirecTV – 685
– Florida Atl. at Michigan St.: ESPN2 (HD)
– Iowa at Iowa State: FSN (HD) / Mediacom
– Oregon St. at Wisconsin: ESPN (HD) / espn3
– San Diego State at Army: CBSSN (HD)
– South Dakota State at Illinois: BTN (HD)
– Toledo at Ohio State: BTN (HD)
11:21 a.m.
– Mississippi State at Auburn: SEC Network / ESPN-GP / espn3
11:30 a.m.
– Rutgers at N. Carolina: SNY / ESPN-GP / espn3
12:00 p.m.
– Norfolk State at W. Virginia: ESPN-GP / espn3
1:00 p.m.
– Northern Colorado at Colorado State: MTN
2:30 p.m.
– Alabama at Penn State: ABC (HD)
– California at Colorado: CSCA / (FCSA / FCSP)
– Cincinnati at Tennessee: ESPN2 (HD) / espn3
– Eastern Illinois at Northwestern: BTN (HD)
– Hawaii at Washington: (RSMW / RSNW) PPV
– Nevada at Oregon: FX (HD)
– New Mexico State at Minnesota: BTN (HD)
– N.C. State at Wake Forest: (FSS /ESPN-GP)
– Purdue at Rice: CBSSN (HD)
– Stanford at Duke: ESPNU (HD)
– TCU at Air Force: Versus (HD)
– Virginia Tech at East Carolina: FSN (HD)
3:30 p.m.
– Rhode Island at Syracuse: SNY / ESPN-GP
– South Carolina at Georgia: ESPN / espn3
5:00 p.m.
– Southern Illinois at Ole Miss: ESPN-GP / espn3
– Stony Brook at Buffalo: ESPN-GP / espn3 /
– Texas State at Wyoming: MTN (HD)
6:00 p.m.
– BYU at Texas:  ESPN2 (HD) (3D) / espn3
– Fresno State at Nebraska: BTN (HD)
– New Mexico at Arkansas: ESPNU (HD)
– UAB at Florida: Fox Sports South / ESPN-GP / espn3
– Virginia at Indiana: BTN (HD)
6:30 p.m.
– Connecticut at Vanderbilt: SNY-HD / ESPNGP / (CST / CSS) (cable) / espn3
– Utah at USC: Versus (HD)
7:00 p.m.
– Notre Dame at Michigan: ESPN (HD) / espn3
– Northwestern St. at LSU: ESPN-GP / espn3
– Weber State at Utah State: espn3
9:00 p.m.
– San Jose State at UCLA: FSW (HD) / FCSP

BTN = Big Ten Network (See Big Ten Website)
CBSSN = CBS Sports Network (Not the same as CBS)
ESPN-GP = ESPN Game Plan (where no blackout)
FSN = Fox Sports Net (Fox Sports South,FSS in the SE)
MTN = Mountain West Sports Network
SEC Network: Local affiliate at:
SNY: SportsNet New York