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Week 3 college football open thread: The biggest showdown is off the field

Clemson-Syracuse? Alabama-South Carolina? Nah: This week, it’s Disney and AT&T.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: SEP 08 Michigan State at Arizona State Photo by Kevin Abele/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Week 3 brings another early-season Saturday without many showdowns for college football fans. But one that many may not have anticipated — including Florida Gators fans — might affect their ability to watch games this evening.

That’s because Disney — ESPN’s parent company — and AT&T are currently squabbling over Disney attempting to raise carriage rates for several channels (including ESPN and the SEC Network) as AT&T pushes back. Your mileage may vary on which side is in the right in this or other cable provider/channel operator disputes, but the end result for fans may well be not seeing their favorite team this evening, depending on their cable provider.

Florida fans who want to watch Florida-Kentucky at 7 p.m. and don’t have assurances that they will have access to ESPN might want to consider finding the nearest bar or friend that will have it for certain.

Before the evening, though, we’ll see the return of SEC on CBS action at 3:30 p.m. Eastern — with Alabama traveling to South Carolina for the first time since Stephen Garcia and Steve Spurrier combined to upset the Crimson Tide in 2010 — and a couple of other interesting games (UCF hosting Stanford, USC traveling to BYU) in the late afternoon block.

And while our eyes will certainly be glued to Florida’s attempt to restart a winning streak against the Wildcats in the primetime window, there are some decent games elsewhere, as Florida State heads to Virginia as an underdog and Oklahoma comes to UCLA as a vanquisher. Don’t sleep on Clemson’s trip to Syracuse, either: The Orange have been notoriously tough for the Tigers in recent years, though Trevor Lawrence was only briefly a factor in last year’s narrow Clemson victory thanks to injury.

Here’s the full Week 3 TV/streaming schedule. (Note: The links leading to ESPN+ in this table are affiliate links, meaning that if you sign up for ESPN+ through them, Alligator Army will receive a small percentage in return.)

College Football TV/Streaming Schedule — September 14, 2019

Game Time (Eastern) TV Streaming
Game Time (Eastern) TV Streaming
Arkansas State at No. 3 Georgia 12:00 p.m. ESPN2
No. 6 Ohio State at Indiana 12:00 p.m. FOX
Pittsburgh at No. 13 Penn State 12:00 p.m. ABC
No. 21 Maryland at Temple 12:00 p.m. CBSSN
Miami (OH) at Cincinnati 12:00 p.m. ESPNU
Chattanooga at Tennessee 12:00 p.m. SEC Network
Kansas State at Mississippi State 12:00 p.m. ESPN
Furman at Virginia Tech 12:00 p.m. ACC Network
NC State at West Virginia 12:00 p.m. FS1
Eastern Michigan at Illinois 12:00 p.m. BTN
The Citadel at Georgia Tech 12:30 p.m. ACCNX
Air Force at Colorado 1:00 p.m. Pac-12 Networks
Florida Atlantic at Ball State 2:00 p.m. ESPN+ ESPN+
Norfolk State at Coastal Carolina 2:00 p.m. ESPN3
New Mexico at No. 7 Notre Dame 2:30 p.m. NBC
Akron at Central Michigan 3:00 p.m. ESPN+ ESPN+
No. 2 Alabama at South Carolina 3:30 p.m. CBS
Stanford at No. 17 UCF 3:30 p.m. ESPN
No. 24 USC at BYU 3:30 p.m. ABC
East Carolina at Navy 3:30 p.m. CBSSN
Memphis at South Alabama 3:30 p.m. ESPNU
Army at UTSA 3:30 p.m. NFL None
Georgia Southern at Minnesota 3:30 p.m. BTN
UNLV at Northwestern 3:30 p.m. BTN
Oklahoma State at Tulsa 3:30 p.m. ESPN2
Arizona State at No. 18 Michigan State 4:00 p.m. FOX
No. 19 Iowa at Iowa State 4:00 p.m. FS1
Southeastern Louisiana at Ole Miss 4:00 p.m. SEC Network
Colorado State at Arkansas 4:00 p.m. SEC Network
Louisville at Western Kentucky 4:00 p.m. Stadium
Bethune-Cookman at Miami 4:00 p.m. ACC Network
Idaho State at No. 11 Utah 4:15 p.m. Pac-12 Networks
North Texas at California 4:15 p.m. Pac-12 Networks
Cal Poly at Oregon State 4:15 p.m. Pac-12 Networks
Louisiana Tech at Bowling Green 5:00 p.m. ESPN+ ESPN+
Idaho at Wyoming 5:00 p.m. ESPN3
Buffalo at Liberty 6:00 p.m. ESPN+ ESPN+
South Carolina State at South Florida 6:00 p.m. ESPN3
UMass at Charlotte 6:00 p.m. ESPN+ ESPN+
Southern Mississippi at Troy 6:00 p.m. ESPN+ ESPN+
Ohio at Marshall 6:30 p.m. None Facebook
Kent State at No. 8 Auburn 7:00 p.m. ESPN2
No. 9Florida at Kentucky 7:00 p.m. ESPN
Lamar at No. 16 Texas A&M 7:00 p.m. ESPNU
New Hampshire at Florida International 7:00 p.m. ESPN3
Texas State at SMU 7:00 p.m. ESPN3
Weber State at Nevada 7:00 p.m. ESPN3
Georgia State at Western Michigan 7:00 p.m. ESPN+ ESPN+
Murray State at Toledo 7:00 p.m. ESPN3
Duke at Middle Tennessee 7:00 p.m. None Facebook
No. 1 Clemson at Syracuse 7:30 p.m. ABC
Northwestern State at No. 4 LSU 7:30 p.m. SEC Network
Hawai'i at No. 23 Washington 7:30 p.m. Pac-12 Networks
Florida State at No. 25 Virginia 7:30 p.m. ACC Network
TCU at Purdue 7:30 p.m. BTN
Southeast Missouri State at Missouri 7:30 p.m. SEC Network
Texas Southern at Louisiana 7:30 p.m. ESPN3
No. 5 Oklahoma at UCLA 8:00 p.m. FOX
No. 12 Texas at Rice 8:00 p.m. CBSSN
San Diego State at New Mexico State 8:00 p.m. None
Missouri State at Tulane 8:00 p.m. ESPN3
Northern Illinois at Nebraska 8:00 p.m. FS1
Portland State at No. 22 Boise State 10:15 p.m. ESPN2
Texas Tech at Arizona 10:30 p.m. ESPN
Montana at No. 15 Oregon 10:45 p.m. Pac-12 Networks