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Week 2 college football TV schedule and open thread

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Here’s what to watch before the Gators play today.

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After a successful showing in last Saturday’s opener, the Florida Gators and new head coach Dan Mullen will begin conference play this evening and look to extend their win streak against Kentucky to 32.

Today’s daytime schedule is a little light on the marquee matchups, most of the second week action is taking place in the night shift – during Florida’s contest with the visiting ‘Cats. However, there is one SEC East rivalry that may hold some interest this afternoon.

So as you wait for the Gators to take the field, feel free to hang out in this thread while watching any of today’s games.

Here are our picks for today’s viewing windows:

Early (12:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., Eastern)

Arizona at Houston (12:00 p.m., ABC/ESPN2): New Arizona coach Kevin Sumlin returns to his old stomping grounds when the Wildcats visit the Cougars. Watch for Houston standout defensive tackle Ed Oliver against hyped Arizona QB Khalil Tate.

Mississippi State at Kansas State (12:00 p.m., ESPN): After barely escaping FCS opponent South Dakota, the Wildcats play host to the Bulldogs. MSU signal caller Nick Fitzgerald – who has missed the Bulldogs’ last three games dating back to last season – is expected back on the field in Manhattan.

UCLA at Oklahoma (1:00 p.m., FOX): On paper at its initial scheduling, this game probably looked like a marquee out-of-conference match-up early in the season. But interest has waned (and the Sooners have opened as big favorites) after the Bruins’ slumped in 2017 and dropped their 2018 opener (Chip Kelly’s debut) last week against Cincinnati.

In other games: Western Michigan travels to Michigan (ESPN) with both teams looking for their first win of the season after dropping their inaugural 2018 games; and Georgia Tech is at USF for the first ever match-up between those programs (ABC/ESPN2). Both of these games are at noon.

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

Georgia at South Carolina (3:30 p.m., CBS): The biggest game in the afternoon slate is this early season SEC East showdown. Georgia has won four of the last five in this series, but South Carolina has managed to pick up three of their last four at home. Steve Spurrier’s anti-Bulldog magic is gone from Columbia, but maybe Will Muschamp has something up his sleeve?

Colorado at Nebraska (3:30 p.m., ABC): This will be Scott Frost’s debut with the Huskers, as their opener against Akron was washed out. Now Nebraska gets to start their season with the once rival Buffs coming to town. Circle this game as one with a potential for points.

In other games: Several SEC teams will spend their second week hosting midday games against lighter competition. There’s Arkansas State at Alabama (3:30 p.m., ESPN2), SIU at Ole Miss (4:00 p.m., SECN), and ETSU at Tennessee (4:00 p.m., SECN).

Evening (7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Eastern)

Obviously, you will be watching the Gators host the Kentucky Wildcats at 7:30 p.m. on the SEC Network.

And here is your schedule table for today’s games.

Week 2 Schedule Table

Game Time (ET) TV / Streaming
Game Time (ET) TV / Streaming
Mississippi State at Kansas State 12:00 p.m. ESPN / WatchESPN
Nevada at Vanderbilt 12:00 p.m. SECN / WatchESPN
Arizona at Houston 12:00 p.m. ABC / WatchESPN
Western Michigan at Michigan 12:00 p.m. FS1
Duke at Northwestern 12:00 p.m. ESPNU / WatchESPN
Georgia Tech at USF 12:00 p.m. ABC / WatchESPN
Towson at Wake Forest 12:00 p.m. ACCN / WatchESPN
Eastern Michigan at Purdue 12:00 p.m. BTN
New Mexico at Wisconsin 12:00 p.m. BTN
Liberty at Army 12:00 p.m. CBSSN
Georgia State at NC State 12:30 p.m. ACCN / WatchESPN
UCLA at Oklahoma 1:00 p.m. FOX
Holy Cross at Boston College 1:00 pm. ACCN / WatchESPN
Portland State at Oregon 2:00 p.m. PAC12
William & Mary at Virginia Tech 2:00 p.m. ACCN / WatchESPN
Air Force at Florida Atlantic 2:00 p.m.
Kansas at Central Michigan 3:00 p.m. ESPN+ / WatchESPN
Arkansas State at Alabama 3:30 p.m. ESPN2 / WatchESPN
Georgia at South Carolina 3:30 p.m. CBS
Colorado at Nebraska 3:30 p.m. ABC / WatchESPN
Rutgers at Ohio State 3:30 p.m. BTN
North Carolina at East Carolina 3:30 p.m. ESPNU / WatchESPN
Wagner at Syracuse 3:30 p.m. ACCN / WatchESPN
Ball State at Notre Dame 3:30 p.m. NBC
Buffalo at Temple 3:30 p.m. ESPN3 / WatchESPN
Memphis at Navy 3:30 p,m, CBSSN
Howard at Kent State 3:30 p.m. ESPN+ / WatchESPN
Morgan State at Akron 3:30 p.m. ESPN+ / WatchESPN
S. Illinois at Ole Miss 4:00 p.m. SECN / WatchESPN
ETSU at Tennessee 4:00 p.m. SECN / WatchESPN
Lamar at Texas Tech 4:00 p.m.
North Dakota at Washington 5:00 p.m. PAC12
Iowa State at Iowa 5:00 p.m. FOX
South Carolina State at UCF 6:00 p.m. ESPN3 / WatchESPN
Maryland at Bowling Green 6:00 p.m. ESPN+ / WatchESPN
Savannah State at Miami 6:00 p.m. ACCN / WatchESPN
Youngstown State at West Virginia 6:00 p.m.
UMass at Georgia Southern 6:00 p.m. ESPN+ / WatchESPN
Appalachian State at Charlotte 6:00 p.m. ESPN+ / WatchESPN
Eastern Kentucky at Marshall 6:30 p.m. ESPN+ / WatchESPN
SE Louisiana at Louisiana State 7:00 p.m. ESPN2 / WatchESPN
Wyoming at Missouri 7:00 p.m. ESPNU / WatchESPN
Clemson at Texas A&M 7:00 p.m. ESPN / WatchESPN
Baylor at UTSA 7:00 p.m.
Indiana State at Louisville 7:00 p.m. ACCN / WatchESPN
Southern at Louisiana Tech 7:00 p.m. ESPN+ / WatchESPN
UT Martin at Middle Tennessee 7:00 p.m. ESPN+ / WatchESPN
UL Monroe at Southern Miss 7:00 p.m. ESPN3 / WatchESPN
UAB at Coastal Carolina 7:00 p.m. ESPN+ / WatchESPN
Texas Southern at Texas State 7:00 p.m. ESPN3 / WatchESPN
Florida A&M at Troy 7:00 p.m. ESPN+ / WatchESPN
Samford at FSU 7:20 p.m. ACCN / WatchESPN
Kentucky at Florida 7:30 p.m. SECN / WatchESPN
Arkansas at Colorado State 7:30 p.m. CBSSN
Alabama State at Auburn 7:30 p.m. SECN / WatchESPN
Utah at Northern Illinois 7:30 p.m. ESPNN / WatchESPN
Western Illinois at Illinois 7:30 p.m. BTN
Virginia at Indiana 7:30 p.m. BTN
Fresno State at Minnesota 7:30 p.m. FS1
Florida International at Old Dominion 7:30 p.m.
Incarnate Word at North Texas 7:30 p.m. ESPN+ / WatchESPN
Maine at Western Kentucky 7:30 p.m. ESPN+ / WatchESPN
Southern Utah at Oregon State 8:00 p.m. PAC12
Penn State at Pittsburgh 8:00 p.m. ABC / WatchESPN
Tulsa at Texas 8:00 p.m. LHN
New Mexico State at Utah State 8:00 p.m.
South Alabama at Oklahoma State 8:00 p.m.
Nicholls at Tulane 8:00 p.m. ESPN3 / WatchESPN
Cincinnati at Miami (OH) 8:00 p.m. ESPN3 / WatchESPN
USC at Stanford 8:30 p.m. FOX
UTEP at UNLV 9:00 p.m.
Sacramento State at San Diego State 9:00 p.m.
California at BYU 10:15 p.m. ESPN2 / WatchESPN
Connecticut at Boise State 10:15 p.m. ESPNU / WatchESPN
Michigan State at Arizona State 10:45 p.m. ESPNU / WatchESPN
San Jose State at Washington State 11:00 p.m. PAC12
Rice at Hawai'i 11:59 p.m.