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

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