clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

Saturday viewing guide: What to watch now Vandy's week is done

New, 56 comments

The Commodores don't play on Saturday, but pretty much everyone else does. Here's your full guide.

BEAT RHODE ISLAND
BEAT RHODE ISLAND
Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

College football is back, and the 2016 season will roar into place with a slate of high-octane matchups.

Best Game(s): Tom Herman will try to keep No. 15 Houston moving towards college football's elite in a 3 p.m. upset bid against No. 3 Oklahoma. The Cougars will have a chance to topple the Sooners before making an impassioned plea to join them in the expanding Big 12 Conference. That game will be followed by the first college game at historic Lambeau Stadium since 1983 when Wisconsin plays host to No. 5 LSU. Two elite tailbacks -- the Tigers' Leonard Fournette and the Badgers' Corey Clement -- will tear up the not-yet-frozen tundra in one of the weekend's marquee matchups.

The late slate of games doesn't disappoint, either. No. 1 Alabama and No. 20 USC will clash in a battle between football royalty. No. 2 Clemson faces Auburn in a game that could drastically affect Gus Malzahn's coaching career. No. 18 Georgia will host No. 22 North Carolina in the day's third contest between two ranked teams.

Worst Game: It's not all rainbows and explosions. Rhode Island at Kansas could be the worst FBS-involved college football game of the season, and that alone could make it worth watching. Kansas is coming off an 0-12 season. Their spring practice highlight was a game of knockout (the playground basketball game, not just a bunch of dudes punching each other). Rhode Island is 2-20 in its past two seasons, lost its past two FBS games (against Syracuse and Marshall) by a combined score of 95-7, and hasn't had a winning record since 2001.

Saturday, Sept. 3

Game Time TV / Online streaming
Georgia Tech vs. Boston College (Ireland) 7:30 a.m. ET ESPN2 / WatchESPN
Boise State at UL Lafayette Noon ET ASN / WatchESPN
Bowling Green at No. 6 Ohio State Noon ET BTN / BTN2Go
EKU at Purdue Noon ET ESPNews / WatchESPN
Fordham at Navy Noon ET CBSSN
Hawaii at No. 7 Michigan Noon ET ESPN / WatchESPN
Howard at Maryland Noon ET BTN / BTN2Go
Missouri at West Virginia Noon ET FS1 / FS Go
No. 3 Oklahoma vs. No. 15 Houston (NRG Stadium) Noon ET ABC / WatchESPN
South Alabama at Mississippi State Noon ET SECN / WatchESPN
Western Michigan at Northwestern Noon ET ESPNU / WatchESPN
Liberty at Virginia Tech 12:30 p.m. ET ACCN / WatchESPN
Villanova at Pittsburgh 1:30 p.m. ET ACCNExtra
Abilene Christian at Air Force 2 p.m. ET MWN
Rutgers at No. 14 Washington 2 p.m. ET Pac-12N / Pac-12.com
Kent State at Penn State 3:30 p.m. ET BTN / BTN2Go
No. 5 LSU vs. Wisconsin (Green Bay) 3:30 p.m. ET ABC / WatchESPN
Miami (Ohio) at No. 17 Iowa 3:30 p.m. ET ESPNU / WatchESPN
Murray State at Illinois 3:30 p.m. ET BTN / BTN2Go
Richmond at Virginia 3:30 p.m. ET ACCNExtra
SE Louisiana at No. 21 Oklahoma State 3:30 p.m. ET FSN / FS Go
Texas State at Ohio 3:30 p.m. ET CBSSN
No. 16 UCLA at Texas A&M 3:30 p.m. ET CBS / CBSSports.com
Louisiana Tech at Arkansas 4 p.m. ET SECN / WatchESPN
UC Davis at No. 24 Oregon 5 p.m. ET Pac-12N / Pac-12.com
No. 18 Georgia vs. No. 22 North Carolina (Atlanta) 5:30 p.m. ET ESPN / WatchESPN
Austin Peay at Troy 6 p.m. ET WatchESPN
Florida A&M at Miami, FL 6 p.m. ET ACCNExtra
Hampton at Old Dominion 6 p.m. ET CUSA.tv
NC Central at Duke 6 p.m. ET ACCNExtra
Savannah State at Georgia Southern 6 p.m. ET WatchESPN
Southern Illinois at Florida Atlantic 6 p.m. ET CUSA.tv
Western Carolina at East Carolina 6 p.m. ET WatchESPN
VMI at Akron 6:30 p.m. ET WatchESPN
Alabama A&M at Middle Tennessee 7 p.m. ET TBA
Alabama State at UTSA 7 p.m. ET KMYS-CW 35
Rhode Island at Kansas 7 p.m. ET Jayhawk TV
San Jose State at Tulsa 7 p.m. ET CBSSN
SE Missouri State at Memphis 7 p.m. ET WatchESPN
SMU at North Texas 7 p.m. ET ASN
South Carolina State at UCF 7 p.m. ET WatchESPN
Southern at ULM 7 p.m. ET WatchESPN
Towson at USF 7 p.m. ET WatchESPN
Southern Miss at Kentucky 7:30 p.m. ET ESPNU / WatchESPN
UMass at No. 25 Florida 7:30 p.m. ET SECN / WatchESPN
EWU at Washington State 8 p.m. ET Pac-12N / Pac-12.com
Fresno State at Nebraska 8 p.m. ET BTN / BTN2Go
New Mexico State at UTEP 8 p.m. ET beIN SPORTS
Northern Iowa at Iowa State 8 p.m. ET Cyclones.tv
South Dakota State at No. 13 TCU 8 p.m. ET FSN / FS Go
Stephen F. Austin at Texas Tech 8 p.m. ET FSN / FS Go
No. 20 USC vs. No. 1 Alabama (Arlington) 8 p.m. ET ABC / WatchESPN
New Hampshire at San Diego State 8:30 p.m. ET TBA
No. 2 Clemson at Auburn 9 p.m. ET ESPN / WatchESPN
Arizona vs. BYU (Glendale) 10:30 p.m. ET FS1 / FS Go
Northern Illinois at Wyoming 10:30 p.m. ET CBSSN
Northern Arizona at Arizona State 10:45 PM Pac-12N / Pac-12.com