Week two of college football is absolutely full of great games. We have nonconference matchups of top ten teams, rivalries, and even some early season conference games. There will be a lot to keep up with this weekend, so here is your handy-dandy guide to channel surfing this week.
Noon: Eastern Kentucky at Kentucky
Where to Watch: SEC Network
Why you should tune in: This is the obvious viewing material to start off a fun slate of games across the country. The Cats will be looking to move to 2-0 on the season and 10-0 all-time against OVC opponents. EKU is coming off a 31-17 loss to Western Kentucky in their opener, but showed lots of promise in the passing game. Your day should start either at Kroger Field or in front of a TV with the SEC Network on.
What to watch during breaks: Cincinnati vs Michigan
3:30: TCU vs Arkansas
Where to Watch: CBS
Why you should tune in: This game was an instant classic last year at TCU. This year, the Frogs travel to Fayetteville to take on the Hogs. Austin Allen is the highest rated QB in the SEC, and for good reason. Allen threw for nearly 3,500 yards last season for Arkansas as a junior. TCU’s offense will not be completely foreign to the Razorbacks. Former-Texas A&M Quarterback Kenny Hill will start for the Frogs on Saturday. Hill transferred in 2015 to TCU where he is in his second season as starting QB. There are storylines aplenty in this afternoon SEC/Big-12 matchup, so make sure to make it home in time to catch it.
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What to watch during breaks: Nebraska vs Oregon (4 p.m) Flip over to see the Ducks take on Nebraska in Willie Taggart’s first big game in Eugene. You can catch part of this one at halftime of TCU/Arkansas.
7:30 Oklahoma vs Ohio State
Where to Watch: ABC
Why you should tune in: Much like last week’s Florida State vs. Alabama game, we have a battle of championship contenders matching up in non-conference play. Baker Mayfield and Oklahoma were destroyed last year in Norman by the Buckeyes, seemingly ending their hopes at a CFP bid. The Sooners will look for revenge in Columbus on Saturday night. This game will have plenty of athletes and fantastic quarterback play to go around. Mayfield and OSU QB J.T Barrett are competing for Heisman votes in week two, as well as a potential spot in the Playoff come January.
What to watch during breaks: Check back and forth between Auburn/Clemson and Georgia/Notre Dame. There is plenty of good competition to go around during the night slot on Saturday.
8:30 Stanford vs. USC
Where to Watch: FOX
Why you should tune in: Welcome to PAC-12 After Dark, AKA THE THUNDERDOME. After struggling to get past Western Michigan in week one, USC has to rebound after #14 Stanford at home. It’s been a decade since Stanford started their football rising with a win in LA over the Trojans. The Cardinal are still a presence nationally and the Trojans know it. Sam Darnold and USC are favored by 6.5 despite their early season fluke last week.
What to watch during breaks: Hang around until 10:30 when Washington State takes on Boise State. It is a great test to see if the Cougars can actually compete in the PAC-12 or if this will be another middle of the road season for Luke Falk and company. I like Wazzu to prove their worth this week over Boise.
Upsets to Watch for this week: Definitely keep an eye on Louisiana Tech and Mississippi State. LaTech likes to air it out with Javar Smith at QB. The Bulldogs of LaTech will need to step it up on defense if they want to pull the upset.