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Full Week 2 college football TV/streaming schedule guide, Michigan State-Oregon and all

An iconic Top 10 battle is the headliner, but there are several strong games out west to keep your eye on this week.


Best (only) option: Arizona at UTSA, 8 p.m. ET, FS1, Fox Sports GO

Odds: Arizona -7
Read: Arizona Desert Swarm, Underdog Dynasty

That's not a typo: Arizona, a second-tier Pac-12 program is playing a road game at UTSA, which played its first game three years ago. The game's not at some rinky-dink stadium; it's at the AlamoDome, and a similar game against Oklahoma State last year drew over 40,000 fans. The craziest part is that this should be a good game. UTSA went 7-5 last year and just got done absolutely thumping Houston. This is a seven-point spread, people. Seven!


Best option: Washington State at Nevada, 10:30 p.m. ET, ESPN, WatchESPN

Odds: Washington State -4
Read: Coug Center, Mountain West Connection

This is West Coast ball at its ridiculous finest, coming on the air at a ridiculous time and featuring two ridiculous offenses: Mike Leach's air raid and the Nevada pistol. Wolf Pack QB Cody Fajardo just became the only current FBS player with over 7,000 passing yards and 2,000 rushing yards, and this feels like the kind of game where Wazzu QB Connor Halliday throws, like, 90 passes.

Plan B: Pittsburgh at Boston College, 7 p.m. ET, ESPN, WatchESPN

This is about as replacement-level as it gets. Please find something better to do with your Friday evening. Or don't. We're not the Fun Police.


Time Road team Home team TV Streaming
Noon ET FAU No. 2 Alabama SEC Network
Noon ET Buffalo Army CBSSN
Noon ET Stony Brook Connecticut SNY
Noon ET Western Kentucky Illinois Big Ten Network
Noon ET No. 20 Kansas State Iowa State FS1
Noon ET McNeese State No. 19 Nebraska ESPNU
Noon ET SMU North Texas FSN
Noon ET Akron Penn State ABC
Noon ET Central Michigan Purdue ESPNews
Noon ET Howard Rutgers Big Ten Network
Noon ET Arkansas State Tennessee SEC Network
Noon ET No. 24 Missouri Toledo ESPN
Noon ET No. 4 Oklahoma Tulsa ABC
Noon ET Western Illinois No. 18 Wisconsin Big Ten Network
12:30 p.m. ET South Carolina State No. 23 Clemson ACC Network
1 p.m. ET Navy Temple
2 p.m. ET New Mexico St Georgia State
2 p.m. ET South Alabama Kent State
2 p.m. ET UAB Miss State FSN
3 p.m. ET Sacramento State California Pac-12 Networks
3 p.m. ET Colorado Massachusetts
3 p.m. ET Fresno State Utah Pac-12 Networks
3 p.m. ET Eastern Washington Washington Pac-12 Networks
3:30 p.m. ET VMI Bowling Green
3:30 p.m. ET Ball State Iowa ESPN2
3:30 p.m. ET Ohio Kentucky ESPNU
3:30 p.m. ET Eastern Kentucky Miami (Ohio
3:30 p.m. ET Middle Tennessee Minnesota Big Ten Network
3:30 p.m. ET Northern Illinois Northwestern Big Ten Network
3:30 p.m. ET Missouri State Oklahoma State FSN
3:30 p.m. ET Maryland South Florida CBSSN
3:30 p.m. ET No. 14 USC No. 13 Stanford ABC
3:30 p.m. ET Richmond Virginia
4 p.m. ET Nicholls State Arkansas SEC Network
4 p.m. ET Eastern Michigan Florida SEC Network
4 p.m. ET Georgia Tech Tulane ESPNews
4:30 p.m. ET No. 15 Ole Miss Vanderbilt ESPN
6 p.m. ET Campbell Appalachian State
6 p.m. ET Wagner FIU
6 p.m. ET Savannah State Georgiaa Southern
6 p.m. ET Old Dominion NC State
6:30 p.m. ET No. 7 Michigan State No. 3 Oregon FOX
6:30 p.m. ET Gardner-Webb Wake Forest
7 p.m. ET San Jose State No. 5 Auburn ESPN2
7 p.m. ET SE Missouri State Kansas JTV
7 p.m. ET Louisiana Tech Louisiana
7 p.m. ET Murray State No. 25 Louisville
7 p.m. ET Rhode Island Marshall WCHS
7 p.m. ET Florida A&M Miami
7 p.m. ET No. 17 Arizona State New Mexico CBSSN
7 p.m. ET East Carolina No. 21 South Carolina ESPNU
7 p.m. ET Alcorn State Southern Miss
7 p.m. ET Duke Troy
7 p.m. ET Idaho ULM
7:30 p.m. ET Northwestern State No. 10 Baylor FSN
7:30 p.m. ET Citadel No. 1 Florida State RSN
7:30 p.m. ET Sam Houston State No. 12 LSU SEC Network
7:30 p.m. ET Michigan No. 16 Notre Dame NBC
7:30 p.m. ET BYU Texas FS1
7:30 p.m. ET Lamar No. 9 Texas A&M SEC Network
7:30 p.m. ET Towson West Virginia ROOT PIT
8 p.m. ET Grambling State Houston
8 p.m. ET San Diego State No. 21 North Carolina ESPNews
8 p.m. ET Virginia Tech No. 8 Ohio State ESPN
8 p.m. ET Idaho State Utah State Mountain West Network!/watch-live
10 p.m. ET Memphis No. 11 UCLA Pac-12 Networks
10 p.m. ET Northern Colorado UNLV
10:15 p.m. ET Colorado State Boise State ESPN2
10:15 p.m. ET Air Force Wyoming ESPNU
10:30 p.m. ET Oregon State Hawaii CBSSN
11 p.m. ET Texas Tech UTEP FS1

Early shift

Best option: No. 24 Missouri at Toledo

Odds: Missouri -4.5
Read: Rock M Nation, Team Speed Kills, Hustle Belt

Ordinarily, a "Top 25, power-conference team vs. the MAC" matchup barely registers, but this is a sneaky-great pairing. Missouri looked average while grinding over an FCS creampuff in Week 1, and Toledo was able to hang with Mizzou last year in Columbia. This year the matchup is in Toledo, and the Rockets now boast former Alabama QB Phillip Ely under center.

Plan B: No. 4 Oklahoma at Tulsa

The Sooners are "on the road" against the Golden Hurricane, which is to say two hours up I-44. Tulsa is a major threat through the air, so Oklahoma can't just show up, shove some linemen over, and call it a day.

Keep it in mind: FAU at No. 2 Alabama

FAU's one of the better small schools out there, but even the most muscular deer shouldn't stand in the middle of the highway as the Alabama semi barrels down the road. Keep an eye on how the Blake Sims/Jake Coker situation at QB for Alabama continues to shake out.

In case of emergency: WIU at No. 18 Wisconsin

WIU's not even a top-25 FCS team, so don't expect a miracle. But Wisconsin has got to demonstrate that its offense isn't just Melvin Gordon and ten others. QB Tanner McEvoy was brutal against LSU, and if he struggles again, Badger faithful will get antsy for the return of deposed starter Joel Stave.

Afternoon shift

Best option: No. 14 USC at No. 13 Stanford

Odds: Stanford -2.5
Read: Rule of Tree, Conquest Chronicles, Pacific Takes

If anyone was worried that USC would dial back on the vertical passing game with Steve Sarkisian in town, the incineration that QB Cody Kessler and his receivers put on Fresno State in Week 1 was a welcome reassurance. Stanford coasted in its opener as well, holding UC-Davis to a comical 115 yards of total offense and six first downs.

Plan B: No. 15 Ole Miss at Vanderbilt

It's hard not to overreact to the Commodores' floppy Week 1, but it's an impossible mission to contend in the SEC after getting thumped by Temple. Ole Miss is fresh off its own statement game, dispatching Boise State. The line on this game has ballooned from Ole Miss -14 to -20.5, and it's probably not done moving yet.

Keep it in mind: Middle Tennessee State at Minnesota

As you can probably tell, the afternoon slate is slim and grim. Minnesota's well-coached enough that this game shouldn't disgust you, and MTSU has been bowl-eligible in four of the last five seasons. This is beefy, run-heavy ball all the way. You don't have a ton of options.

In case of emergency: Colorado at Massachusetts

I'm just kidding.

Late shift

Best option: No. 7 Michigan State at No. 3 Oregon

Odds: Oregon -12
Read: Addicted to Quack, The Only Colors

It might be premature to say that this is the nation's best defense and offense, respectively, squaring off. It is certainly two New Year's-quality programs who have forged their identity and success on a single side of the ball each. In other words, someone's philosophy is going to get bent sideways. Michigan State dodged a bullet when QB Connor Cook shook off a low shot to the knee last week. The Spartans will need a massive day from their offense to keep pace with Heisman favorite Marcus Mariota and the high-octane Ducks.

Plan B: Virginia Tech at No. 8 Ohio State

Ohio State QB J.T. Barrett looked unspectacular in his first start for the Buckeyes, who dropped three spots in the AP poll after Navy gave them fits for four quarters. Virginia Tech's more the type of team Ohio State can expect to face all year. Make no mistake, though: the Hokies are tough, well-coached and eager to punish mistakes. Twenty points will probably win it.

Keep it in mind: Michigan at No. 16 Notre Dame

One of the nation's best rivalries draws to a close for reasons unspecified, so it might as well be a solid game one last time. The Wolverines looked positively interested in football for the first time in quite a while as they dispatched Appalachian State (all-time series record now tied at 1-1), and the return of QB Everett Golson means that Notre Dame is a threat against anybody.

In case of emergency: BYU at Texas

This was the game that killed (former) Texas defensive coordinator Manny Diaz's tenure in Week 2 in 2013, and now the new-look, attrition-ravaged Longhorns are looking for revenge. Wanting to shut down BYU's ground game is not quite the same as being able to shut it down, though, and QB Taysom Hill is back to deliver more agony.