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Week 2 of the college football season gets underway tonight. There’s a good slate of games and a whole lot of weirdness. Here’s who’s playing when, and where to watch.

NCAA Football: Ohio State at Indiana
JT Barrett is creepy. Watch him take on #5 Oklahoma in prime time.
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I hope that buzz you got from the return of football hasn’t fully worn off at this point, because the college football Gods have given us another really good slate of games this weekend. There are some high profile matchups, some really strange ones, and a full slate of games to keep you busy late into the night on Saturday. Here’s who’s worth watching.

Thursday

You may have noticed this is coming out on Friday this week, rather than Thursday. “JP! You made us miss important college football!” you say. Not so fast, my interweb friends. This strange week of college football did indeed kick off last night. But Thursday was an incredibly light night this week for college football. How light? The only game was Idaho State at Utah State, and it wasn’t even on TV. Why? Because the NFL season kicked off last night and you don’t mess with the NFL!

Friday

Luckily, we get back into the actual college action tonight. I’m not sure why, exactly, but this is where things get a little weird. First, there’s no game on ESPN. They’re showing the US Open. So instead, you can catch Memphis at UCF on ESPNU at 5:30. At 7, #11 Oklahoma State will travel South Alabama (you read that right!) on ESPN2. I don’t think I want to know why OK State is going to USA, but it’s a thing. And it’s weird.

Also at 7pm, you can catch OMHR as they play host to Ohio on our new partner, FS1. Be sure to tune in for the slick to commercial. Also, maybe Purdue is OK at football?

And that’s it, no late games. Again, kind of weird.

Here’s the full slate for tonight.

College Football Matchups: Friday, September 8th

Matchup Time (ET) TV Streaming
Matchup Time (ET) TV Streaming
Memphis at UCF 6:30 PM ESPNU WatchESPN.com
Alcorn State at Florida Intl 7:00 PM None None
#11 Oklahoma State at South Alabama 8:00 PM ESPN2 WatchESPN.com
Ohio at Purdue 8:00 PM FS1 FoxSportsGo.com

Saturday

Saturday gets kicked off with some further weird-ness brought upon us by Hurricane Irma. Due to the impending storm, which is expected to make landfall in south Florida Saturday, #21 South Florida’s trip to UCONN has been bumped up to 9:30 from the original 11am start. I don’t fully understand the impact the hurricane in south Florida will have on East Hartford, Connecticut, but I’m told it has to do with travel arrangements for the team trying to get home.

The usual morning slot at 11 chock-full of Big Ten matchups (there are 5 in this time slot in total). Of course, your Iowa Hawkeyes are at Iowa State at 11 on ESPN2. Over on the ESPN family, Northwestern is at Duke on ESPNU. #17 Louisville is at UNC on ESPN. ABC has Cincinnati at #8 Michigan. The BTN is carrying Florida Atlantic at #9 Wisconsin. To avoid the bump up in time UCONN got, Wisconsin has already agreed to pay for lodging and provide FAU with use of their practice facility should the team be stuck in the upper midwest longer than originally planned. #MidwestNice

Hurricane Irma is making a weird slate of weekend games even more weird.
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The afternoon slate features #1 Alabama hosting Fresno State on ESPN2. Pitt is at #4 Penn State on ABC. ESPNU will now feature Indiana at Virginia as #16 Miami’s planned trip to Arkansas State (you read that one right as well, they were supposed to head to Arkie State) is cancelled due to the aforementioned Hurricane Irma, and concern about returning home safely after the game

CBS features #23 TCU at Arkansas in the 2:30 slot. Michigan State hosts Western Michigan on BTN. That will split with Rutgers hosting Eastern Michigan

Later in the afternoon, Nebraska is at Oregon at 3:30 CT on FOX

The evening slate kicks off at 6pm CT on ESPN with #13 Auburn at #3 Clemson. On ESPN2 you have South Carolina at Mizzou.

NCAA Football: Ohio State at Indiana
JT Barrett looks to lead the Buckeyes to a big win against the Oklahoma Sooners Saturday evening.
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The primetime matchup on ABC kicks off early this week as there is a Big Ten team involved (note this for future reference as the ABC time slot for week 1 of Iowa’s Big Ten slate is also 6:30 - hmmmm). #2 Ohio State hosts #5 Oklahoma at 6:30 CT. This should be a great one so settle in.

NBC also has an early primetime matchup kicking off at 6:30 as #24 Notre Dame hosts #15 Georgia.

At 7, you can watch Illinois as a 7 point underdog at home to Western Kentucky on BTN. We really need a relegation system in college football.

At 7:30, FOX has a showdown between #14 Stanford and #6 USC. That one is in L.A.

If you’re a fan of #Pac12AfterDark, you’re in for an exhausting treat this week as Minnesota travels to Oregon State for a 9pm matchup on FS1. #FleckAfterDark

Even better, the ESPN family of networks has a full late game slate for you. Utah is at BYU at 9:15 on ESPN2. At 9:30, you can catch Boise State at #20 Washington State on ESPN or Houston at Arizona on ESPNU.

Here’s a look at the full slate of games tomorrow. All times listed below are EASTERN because it’s hate week and we want to get your blood boiling early for Saturday. You’re welcome.

College Football Matchups: Saturday, September 9th

Matchup Time (ET) TV Streaming
Matchup Time (ET) TV Streaming
#21 South Florida at Connecticut 10:30 AM ESPNews WatchESPN.com
Cincinnati at #8 Michigan 12:00 PM ABC WatchESPN.com
Florida Atlantic at #9 Wisconsin 12:00 PM BTN BTN2Go.com
Louisiana Monroe at #10 Florida State 12:00 PM ACC Network WatchESPN.com
#17 Louisville at North Carolina 12:00 PM ESPN WatchESPN.com
Charlotte at #19 Kansas State 12:00 PM FSN FoxSportsGo.com
Northern Colorado at #22 Florida 12:00 PM SEC Network WatchESPN.com
Northwestern at Duke 12:00 PM ESPNU WatchESPN.com
East Carolina at West Virginia 12:00 PM FS2 FoxSportsGo.com
Buffalo at Army 12:00 PM CBSSN CBSSports.com
Towson at Maryland 12:00 PM BTN BTN2Go.com
Eastern Kentucky at Kentucky 12:00 PM SEC Network WatchESPN.com
UT Martin at Ole Miss 12:00 PM SEC Network WatchESPN.com
Iowa at Iowa State 12:00 PM ESPN2 WatchESPN.com
Jacksonville State at Georgia Tech 12:30 PM ACC Network WatchESPN.com
Wake Forest at Boston College 1:00 PM ACC Network WatchESPN.com
Texas State at Colorado 11:00 AM Pac-12 Networks Pac-12.com
UAB at Ball State 12:00 PM None WatchESPN.com
Fresno State at #1 Alabama 12:30 PM ESPN2 WatchESPN.com
Pittsburgh at #4 Penn State 12:30 PM ABC WatchESPN.com
Delaware at #18 Virginia Tech 12:30 PM ACC Network WatchESPN.com
#23 TCU at Arkansas 12:30 PM CBS CBSSports.com
Tulane at Navy 12:30 PM CBSSN CBSSports.com
Austin Peay at Miami (OH) 12:30 PM None WatchESPN.com
Eastern Illinois at Northern Illinois 12:30 PM None WatchESPN.com
Howard at Kent State 12:30 PM None WatchESPN.com
Villanova at Temple 12:30 PM None WatchESPN.com
Savannah State at Appalachian State 12:30 PM None WatchESPN.com
Middle Tennessee at Syracuse 12:30 PM ACC Network WatchESPN.com
Indiana at Virginia 12:30 PM ESPNU WatchESPN.com
Old Dominion at UMass 12:30 PM None None
Western Michigan at Michigan State 12:30 PM BTN BTN2Go.com
Eastern Michigan at Rutgers 12:30 PM BTN BTN2Go.com
San José State at Texas 12:30 PM Longhorn Network WatchESPN.com
Abilene Christian at Colorado State 12:30 PM None WatchStadium.com
Indiana State at #25 Tennessee 1:00 PM SEC Network WatchESPN.com
Gardner-Webb at Wyoming 1:00 PM AT&T SportsNet None
Central Michigan at Kansas 1:00 PM FSN FoxSportsGo.com
Alabama A&M at Vanderbilt 1:00 PM SEC Network WatchESPN.com
Louisiana at Tulsa 1:00 PM None WatchESPN.com
New Hampshire vs. Georgia Southern (Birmingham, AL) 1:00 PM None WatchESPN.com
Nebraska at Oregon 1:30 PM FOX FoxSportsGo.com
Hawai'i at UCLA 2:00 PM Pac-12 Networks Pac-12.com
Weber State at California 2:00 PM Pac-12 Networks Pac-12.com
Marshall at NC State 3:00 PM ACC Network WatchESPN.com
South Dakota at Bowling Green 3:00 PM None WatchESPN.com
Alabama State at Troy 3:00 PM None WatchESPN.com
Arkansas-Pine Bluff at Akron 3:30 PM None WatchESPN.com
#13 Auburn at #3 Clemson 4:00 PM ESPN WatchESPN.com
Toledo at Nevada 4:00 PM None WatchESPN.com
UNLV at Idaho 4:00 PM None WatchESPN.com
North Texas at SMU 4:00 PM None WatchESPN.com
South Carolina at Missouri 4:00 PM ESPN2 WatchESPN.com
Nicholls at Texas A&M 4:00 PM ESPNU WatchESPN.com
Southern at Southern Mississippi 4:00 PM None WatchStadium.com
#5 Oklahoma at #2 Ohio State 4:30 PM ABC WatchESPN.com
Chattanooga at #12 LSU 4:30 PM SEC Network WatchESPN.com
#15 Georgia at #24 Notre Dame 4:30 PM NBC NBCSports.com
Mississippi State at Louisiana Tech 4:30 PM CBSSN CBSSports.com
Montana at #7 Washington 5:00 PM Pac-12 Networks Pac-12.com
Rice at UTEP 5:00 PM None None
New Mexico State at New Mexico 5:00 PM None Facebook
UT San Antonio at Baylor 5:00 PM FSN FoxSportsGo.com
Western Kentucky at Illinois 5:00 PM BTN BTN2Go.com
#14 Stanford at #6 USC 5:30 PM FOX FoxSportsGo.com
Minnesota at Oregon State 7:00 PM FS1 FoxSportsGo.com
Utah at BYU 7:15 PM ESPN2 WatchESPN.com
Boise State at #20 Washington State 7:30 PM ESPN WatchESPN.com
Houston at Arizona 7:30 PM ESPNU WatchESPN.com
San Diego State at Arizona State 8:00 PM Pac-12 Networks Pac-12.com

And that’s that. As far as what I’m drinking, you should all know by now in honor of #HateWeek #FactWeek I’m actually drinkin’ Natty Light. Because I can. Deal with it.

Which is more gross, Natural Light or ISU Football? Yes.
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I will undoubtedly throw up in my mouth.