College Football TV Schedule, Week 3: Michigan State, Tennessee Host Headliners

SOUTH BEND, IN - SEPTEMBER 17: Keith Mumphery #25 of the Michigan State Spartans tackles John Goodman #81 of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish during the second half September 17, 2011 at Notre Dame Stadium in South Bend, Indiana. (Photo by John Gress/Getty Images)

Alabama-Arkansas was supposed to headline* this week's college football schedule, but Florida-Tennessee and Notre Dame-Michigan State have stepped up to fill the gap. Also, join the rest of our live Saturday coverage right here.

College football, now with stakes! After a week that had us hoping for (and getting) upsets, Week 3 just comes right out and says it: somebody's dreams are getting crushed this week.

Three games feature ranked-on-ranked action (Florida-Tennessee, Notre Dame-Michigan State and USC-Stanford), with another five ranked teams playing road games.

Rivalry intrigue abounds as well, with one of the final annual editions of the BYU-Utah Holy War leading the way.

Also, check out TCU playing Kansas in its first-ever Big 12 game. The Frogs should cruise (Mizzou's T.J. Moe seems excited about what's coming KU's way), but the matchup still makes for a huge moment for longsuffering TCU fans.

Many other things are also happening! The complete Week 3 TV schedule below

* I would say, "Don't bet against Arkansas, though," but you should know by now to never bet on anything involving John L. Smith anyway.

Thursday, September 13

7:30 p.m. ET Rutgers 2-0 at South Florida 2-0 ESPN

Friday, September 14

9:00 p.m. ET Washington St.1-1 at UNLV 0-2 ESPN

Saturday, September 15

Noon ET 13 VA Tech 2-0 at Pittsburgh 0-2 ESPN U

Noon ET 16 TCU 1-0 at Kansas 1-1 FX

Noon ET California 1-1 at 12 Ohio State 2-0 ABC

Noon ET Wake Forest 2-0 at 5 Florida State 2-0 ESPN

Noon ET NIU 1-1 at Army 0-1 CBSSN

Noon ET Char Southern 0-2 at Illinois 1-1 Big Ten Network

Noon ET B-CU 2-0 at Miami 1-1

Noon ET W. Michigan 1-1 at Minnesota 2-0 Big Ten Network

Noon ET Arkansas State 1-1 at Nebraska 1-1 ESPN 2

Noon ET UL Lafayette 2-0 at Oklahoma St. 1-1 FSN

Noon ET E. Michigan 0-2 at Purdue 1-1 Big Ten Network

12:21 p.m. ET UL Monroe 1-0 at Auburn 0-2 SECN, ESPN3

12:30 p.m. ET UConn 1-1 at Maryland 2-0 ACCN, ESPN3

12:30 p.m. ET Presbyterian 1-1 at Vanderbilt 0-2 CSS

3:00 p.m. ET Furman 0-2 at 11 Clemson 2-0 RSN, ESPN3

3:00 p.m. ET Tenn. Tech 2-0 at 4 Oregon 2-0 Pac-12 Network

3:30 p.m. ET 1 Alabama 2-0 at Arkansas 1-1 CBS

3:30 p.m. ET UMass 0-2 at 17 Michigan 1-1 Big Ten Network

3:30 p.m. ET North Carolina 1-1 at 19 Louisville 2-0 ABC or ESPN 2

3:30 p.m. ET Morgan State 1-1 at Akron 0-2

3:30 p.m. ET Virginia 2-0 at Georgia Tech 1-1 ESPN U

3:30 p.m. ET Boston College 1-1 at Northwestern 2-0 Big Ten Network

3:30 p.m. ET Navy 0-1 at Penn State 0-2 ABC or ESPN 2

3:30 p.m. ET Texas A&M 0-1 at SMU 1-1 FSN

3:30 p.m. ET ECU 1-1 at Southern Miss 0-1 CBSSN

3:42 p.m. ET Northern Iowa 1-1 at Iowa 1-1 Big Ten Network

4:00 p.m. ET Miami (Ohio) 1-1 at Boise State 0-1 NBCSN

4:00 p.m. ET Stony Brook 2-0 at Syracuse 0-2 TW, SNY, ESPN3

4:00 p.m. ET FIU 1-1 at UCF 1-1 CSS

4:00 p.m. ET Portland State 1-1 Seattle Washington 1-1 FX

4:30 p.m. ET James Madison 2-0 D.C. 9 West Virginia 1-0 ROOT, MSN

6:00 p.m. ET 18 Florida 2-0 at 23 Tennessee 2-0 ESPN

6:00 p.m. ET Cal Poly 1-0 at Wyoming 0-2

6:00 p.m. ET South Alabama 1-1 at N.C. State 1-1

6:00 p.m. ET UTSA 2-0 at Georgia State 0-2

6:30 p.m. ET Ohio 2-0 at Marshall 1-1

7:00 p.m. ET North Texas 1-1 at 15 K-State 2-0 FSN

7:00 p.m. ET UAB 0-1 at 8 S. Carolina 2-0 FSN,

7:00 p.m. ET Sam Houston 1-0 at Baylor 1-0 FCS

7:00 p.m. ET Delaware State 1-1 at Cincinnati 1-0

7:00 p.m. ET NC Central 1-1 at Duke 1-1

7:00 p.m. ET WKU 1-1 at Kentucky 1-1 ESPN U

7:00 p.m. ET Rice 1-1 at Louisiana Tech 1-0

7:00 p.m. ET MTSU 1-1 at Memphis 0-2

7:00 p.m. ET Arizona State 2-0 at Missouri 1-1 ESPN 2

7:00 p.m. ET New Mexico 1-1 at Texas Tech 2-0 FCS

7:00 p.m. ET Bowling Green 1-1 at Toledo 1-1 BCSN, ESPN3

7:00 p.m. ET Miss. State 2-0 at Troy 1-1

7:00 p.m. ET Nicholls 0-1 at Tulsa 1-1

7:05 p.m. ET NW St.1-1 at Nevada 1-1

7:30 p.m. ET FAU 1-1 at 7 Georgia 2-0 CSS,

7:30 p.m. ET 2 USC 2-0 at 21 Stanford 2-0 FOX

8:00 p.m. ET 20 Notre Dame 2-0 at 10 Michigan St. 2-0 ABC

8:00 p.m. ET Idaho 0-2 at 3 LSU 2-0 PPV,

8:00 p.m. ET Colorado 0-2 at Fresno State 1-1 CBSSN

8:00 p.m. ET Ball State 1-1 at Indiana 2-0 Big Ten Network

8:00 p.m. ET W. Illinois 2-0 at Iowa State 2-0

8:00 p.m. ET North Dakota 2-0 at San Diego St.1-1 KUSI

8:00 p.m. ET Colorado State 1-1 at San Jose St.1-1

8:00 p.m. ET Utah State 2-0 at Wisconsin 1-1 Big Ten Network

8:00 p.m. ET New Mexico St.1-1 at UTEP 0-2

9:15 p.m. ET 14 Texas 2-0 at Ole Miss 2-0 ESPN

10:00 p.m. ET 25 BYU 2-0 at Utah 1-1 ESPN 2

10:30 p.m. ET SC State 1-1 at 24 Arizona 2-0 Pac-12 Network

10:30 p.m. ET Houston 0-2 at 22 UCLA 2-0 Pac-12 Network

Midnight Lamar 1-1 at Hawai'i 0-1 Oceanic PPV

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