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Here's what to watch while waiting for the Gators to come on.

Shanna Lockwood-USA TODAY Sports

For the third week in a row, we have a while to wait until Florida takes the field on this college football Saturday; the Gators don't play until 7:30 p.m. Eastern when they will open conference play on the road against Kentucky (on SEC Network).

Here are my picks for the two viewing windows before Florida plays.

Early (noon to 3:30 p.m. Eastern)

Northwestern at Duke (noon, ESPN3): Northwestern is ranked No. 23 (really!) and beat offensively challenged Stanford. Duke has only allowed seven points so far this year (and scored 92), albeit against lesser competition.

UConn at Missouri (noon, ESPN): Scout out the Gators' future SEC East opponent Missouri. See if another cellar-dwelling FBS team can continue Indiana's narrative and beat Eventual SEC East Champion Missouri!

Disclaimer: Recommending a game to watch in the early going today is hard.

Afternoon (3:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Eastern)

Auburn at LSU (3:30 p.m., CBS): Can Auburn rebound after its embarrassing near-loss to FCS Jacksonville State last week? Does LSU have any offense outside of Leonard Fournette? Do the Tigers even need to have an offense outside of Leonard Fournette?

Georgia Tech at Notre Dame (3:30 p.m., NBC): Notre Dame lost its starting QB to injury last week but still squeaked out a win over Virginia. Georgia Tech scored 134 points in its first two games, but Notre Dame is better than Tulane and Alcorn State. Probably.

Sat, Sept 19, 2015
12:00 PM ET
ESPN3WatchESPN
Savannah State at Akron
12:00 PM ET
ESPNUWatchESPN
South Florida at Maryland
12:00 PM ET
BTNBTN2Go
UNLV at Michigan
12:00 PM ET
ABC
Air Force at (4) Michigan State
12:00 PM ET
BTNBTN2Go
Kent State at Minnesota
12:00 PM ET
Buffalo at Florida Atlantic
12:00 PM ET
SECNWatchESPN
Nevada at (17) Texas A&M
12:00 PM ET
ESPN2WatchESPN
Illinois at North Carolina
12:00 PM ET
ESPNWatchESPN
Connecticut at (22) Missouri
12:00 PM ET
CBSS
Wake Forest at Army
12:00 PM ET
FS1 FoxSportsGo
Tulsa at (16) Oklahoma
12:30 PM ET
ESPN3WatchESPN
Central Michigan at Syracuse
12:30 PM ET
ESPN3WatchESPN
(23) Northwestern at Duke
2:00 PM ET
PAC12Pac-12 Live
Georgia State at (12) Oregon
2:00 PM ET
ESPN3WatchESPN
Southeastern Louisiana at Ohio
2:30 PM ET
Rice at North Texas
3:00 PM ET
ESPN3WatchESPN
Temple at Massachusetts
3:00 PM ET
ESPN3WatchESPN
Ball State at Eastern Michigan
3:00 PM ET
ESPN3WatchESPN
Memphis at Bowling Green
3:00 PM ET
FSNFoxSportsGo
Louisiana Tech at Kansas State
3:30 PM ET
BTNBTN2Go
Troy at (24) Wisconsin
3:30 PM ET
ABC/ESPN2WatchESPN
Northern Illinois at (1) Ohio State
3:30 PM ET
ESPN3WatchESPN
Cincinnati at Miami (OH)
3:30 PM ET
CBSS
East Carolina at Navy
3:30 PM ET
Norfolk State at Marshall
3:30 PM ET
FS1FoxSportsGo
Texas-San Antonio at (25) Oklahoma State
3:30 PM ET
ESPN3WatchESPN
William & Mary at Virginia
3:30 PM ET
ESPNUWatchESPN
Virginia Tech at Purdue
3:30 PM ET
NBCNBC Sports Live Extra
(14) Georgia Tech at (8) Notre Dame
3:30 PM ET
ABC/ESPN2WatchESPN
Nebraska at Miami (FL)
3:30 PM ET
CBSSEC Live
(18) Auburn at (13) LSU
4:00 PM ET
Northwestern State at Mississippi State
4:00 PM ET
SECNWatchESPN
Austin Peay at Vanderbilt
4:00 PM ET
ESPNNWatchESPN
Western Kentucky at Indiana
5:00 PM ET
ESPN3WatchESPN
Wofford at Idaho
5:00 PM ET
PAC12Pac-12 Live
Utah State at Washington
6:00 PM ET
ESPNWatchESPN
South Carolina at (7) Georgia
6:00 PM ET
ESPN3WatchESPN
The Citadel at Georgia Southern
6:00 PM ET
ESPN3WatchESPN
Furman at UCF
6:00 PM ET
North Carolina Central at FIU
7:00 PM ET
Charlotte at Middle Tennessee
7:00 PM ET
Southern Miss at Texas State
7:00 PM ET
ESPN3WatchESPN
Murray State at Western Michigan
7:00 PM ET
ESPN3WatchESPN
Missouri State at Arkansas State
7:00 PM ET
ESPN2WatchESPN
Texas Tech at Arkansas
7:00 PM ET
ESPNUWatchESPN
Western Carolina at Tennessee
7:00 PM ET
NC State at Old Dominion
7:00 PM ET
CBSS
Colorado vs.
(Denver, CO)
Colorado State
7:30 PM ET
SECNWatchESPN
Florida at Kentucky
7:30 PM ET
FOXFoxSportsGo
Cal at Texas
8:00 PM ET
BTNBTN2Go
Rutgers at Penn State
8:00 PM ET
ESPN3WatchESPN
UTEP at New Mexico State
8:00 PM ET
ESPN3WatchESPN
Maine at Tulane
8:00 PM ET
South Alabama at San Diego State
8:00 PM ET
BTNBTN2Go
Pittsburgh at Iowa
8:00 PM ET
ABC
Stanford at (6) USC
8:00 PM ET
PAC12Pac-12 Live
San Jose State at Oregon State
8:00 PM ET
FSNFoxSportsGo
SMU at (3) TCU
8:00 PM ET
ESPNNWatchESPN
Iowa State at Toledo
8:30 PM ET
PAC12Pac-12 Live
Wyoming at Washington State
9:15 PM ET
ESPNWatchESPN
(15) Mississippi at (2) Alabama
10:30 PM ET
FS1FoxSportsGo
(22) BYU at (10) UCLA
10:30 PM ET
CBSS
(21) Utah at Fresno State
11:00 PM ET
PAC12Pac-12 Live
Northern Arizona at (20) Arizona
11:59 PM ET
UC Davis at Hawaii