You remember how last week I sat here and told you that it was a bit of a let down because we had so many football games across so many days in week one and there were just not many good matchups in week 2 and they were all condensed to essentially one day? Yeah, it ain’t much better this week, folks.
I mean, sure, things are a bit spread out. Like, did you know there was already a game last night? Yeah, Coastal Carolina dropped a 58 burger on Campbell. Wild, right? That’s the type of action you can expect tonight and tomorrow night, and most of Saturday. A bunch of games, not a lot of great matchups, and some bad weather on the east coast.
Hooray for football!
Alrigh, let’s take a look at the weekend’s full slate of games.
Note: All times are as the good Lord intended, in the central time zone. For that is where the college football Mecca known as Kinnick Stadium lies.
After last night’s exhilarating matchup, we get a couple more tonight. Or should I say this afternoon. If you’re looking to kill some time at the end of the day, the slate actually kicks off at 3pm CT with Old Dominion at Charlotte as they look to get things wrapped up before Florence hits. And when it hits, it looks like it will bring loads of rain.
The real matchup worth watching tonight is Boston College at Wake Forest. That’s also an early start at 4:30pm CT on ESPN.
Here’s the full slate tonight.
It’s not much, but there is football tomorrow night. Georgia State is at Memphis on ESPN. That kicks off at 6pm.
If you’re not out watching local high school football, I might also suggest tuning into ESPNU at 7pm CT. Future Iowa RB Tyler Goodson and his North Gwinnett high school team are taking on Walton on national TV. There are roughly a dozen division 1 prospects and commits paying in that one.
Much like a week ago, Saturday’s slate leaves a bit to be desired. Many teams are taking their last opportunity to pad some stats in pay games with only a handful of really good matchups or conference games.
As usual, things get started at 11am. If you’re into schadenfreude, you can watch Iowa State play host to #5 Oklahoma on ABC. Sure the Cyclones pulled off the upset a year ago, but do you really think Lincoln Riley is letting that happen two years in a row?
The other matchups in that time slot are likely to be much worse. You’ve got #11 Penn State hosting Kent State on FS1, #2 Clemson is hosting Georgia Southern on ESPNU and ESPN2 is playing either #21 Miami at Toledo or #3 Georgia hosting Middle Tennessee depending on your location.
In the Big Ten, Nebraska looks to get Scott Frost his first win as they host Troy on BTN. You’ll find Indiana hosting Ball State and Maryland hosting Temple on one of your BTN overflow channels in most locations. And Rutgers is at Kansas. Whatever you do, I beg of you not to watch a second of that game. But it’s on FSN.
The afternoon gets underway at 1:30pm CT as #8 Notre Dame hosts Vanderbilt on NBC.
The real action kicks off in the 2:30 time slot at #6 Wisconsin hosts BYU on ABC. CBS has perhaps the matchup of the week with #12 LSU at #7 Auburn. I predict the Tigers win this one. ESPN is carrying #17 Boise State at #24 Oklahoma State (Side note, what exactly has Boise done to be ranked 17th? They beat Troy and UConn and .....). BTN has #19 Michigan hosting SMU and you can likely catch Miami (OH) at Minnesota and South Florida at Illinois on the BTN overflow channels.
The evening slate isn’t great. At 6pm you have #1 Alabama at Ole Miss. Of course, if you aren’t going to be in Kinnick Stadium, the Hawkeyes are hosting the UNI Panthers at 6:30 on BTN (I suppose in this case it’s a good thing there aren’t many other games worth watching?).
The 7pm slot brings us a couple decent games as #4 Ohio State takes on #15 TCU from AT&T Stadium. That’s on ABC. FOX is carrying #22 USC at Texas.
In the night cap, #10 Washington travels to Utah. That one kicks at 9pm CT on ESPN. At 9:30, you can catch #23 Arizona State at San Diego State on CBSSN and Fresno State at UCLA on FS1.
Here’s the full schedule for Saturday.
Saturday, September 22nd
|#2 Georgia at Missouri||11:00 AM||ESPN||WatchESPN.com|
|#8 Notre Dame at Wake Forest||11:00 AM||ABC||WatchESPN.com|
|Nebraska at #19 Michigan||11:00 AM||FS1||FoxSportsGo.com|
|#23 Boston College at Purdue||11:00 AM||ESPN2||WatchESPN.com|
|Kent State at Ole Miss||11:00 AM||SECN||WatchESPN.com|
|Buffalo at Rutgers||11:00 AM||BTN||FoxSportsGo.com|
|Minnesota at Maryland||11:00 AM||BTN||FoxSportsGo.com|
|Akron at Iowa State||11:00 AM||FSN||FoxSportsGo.com|
|Ohio at Cincinnati||11:00 AM||ESPNU||WatchESPN.com|
|Nevada at Toledo||11:00 AM||CBSSN||CBSSports.com|
|Navy at SMU||11:00 AM||ESPNN||WatchESPN.com|
|Pittsburgh at North Carolina||11:20 AM||ACCNE||WatchESPN.com|
|Louisville at Virginia||11:30 AM||ACCNE||WatchESPN.com|
|Western Michigan at Georgia State||1:00 PM||ESPN+||ESPN+|
|Miami (OH) at Bowling Green||2:00 PM||ESPN+||ESPN+|
|Western Kentucky at Ball State||2:00 PM||ESPN3||WatchESPN.com|
|Illinois State at Colorado State||2:00 PM||ATTSN||ATTSN.com|
|Maine at Central Michigan||2:00 PM||ESPN+||ESPN+|
|#22 Texas A&M at #1 Alabama||2:30 PM||CBS||CBSSports.com|
|#3 Clemson at Georgia Tech||2:30 PM||ABC||WatchESPN.com|
|Tulane at #4 Ohio State||2:30 PM||BTN||FoxSportsGo.com|
|Kansas State at #12 West Virginia||2:30 PM||ESPN||WatchESPN.com|
|#13 Virginia Tech at Old Dominion||2:30 PM||CBSSN||CBSSports.com|
|Florida International at #21 Miami||2:30 PM||ESPNU||WatchESPN.com|
|Gardner-Webb at Appalachian State||2:30 PM||ESPN+||ESPN+|
|Charlotte at UMass||2:30 PM||None||UMassAthletics.com|
|North Carolina Central at Duke||2:30 PM||ACCNE||WatchESPN.com|
|Northern Illinois at Florida State||2:30 PM||ESPNU||WatchESPN.com|
|Kansas at Baylor||2:30 PM||FS1||FoxSportsGo.com|
|Arizona at Oregon State||3:00 PM||PAC12||Pac-12.com|
|South Carolina at Vanderbilt||3:00 PM||SECN||WatchESPN.com|
|UConn at Syracuse||3:00 PM||ESPNN||WatchESPN.com|
|#17 TCU at Texas||3:30 PM||FOX||FoxSportsGo.com|
|McNeese at #25 BYU||5:00 PM||ESPN3||WatchESPN.com|
|North Texas at Liberty||5:00 PM||ESPN3||WatchESPN.com|
|Army at #5 Oklahoma||6:00 PM||PPV||Soonersports.com|
|Louisiana Tech at #6 LSU||6:00 PM||ESPNU||WatchESPN.com|
|#14 Mississippi State at Kentucky||6:00 PM||ESPN2||WatchESPN.com|
|Texas Tech at #15 Oklahoma State||6:00 PM||FS1||FoxSportsGo.com|
|Rice at Southern Miss||6:00 PM||ESPN+||ESPN+|
|Texas State at UTSA||6:00 PM||ESPN+||ESPN+|
|UNLV at Arkansas State||6:00 PM||ESPN3||WatchESPN.com|
|Coastal Carolina at Louisiana||6:00 PM||ESPN+||ESPN+|
|Troy at UL Monroe||6:00 PM||ESPN+||ESPN+|
|NC State at Marshall||6:00 PM||CBSSN||CBSSports.com|
|Florida at Tennessee||6:00 PM||ESPN||WatchESPN.com|
|Arkansas at #9 Auburn||6:30 PM||SECN||WatchESPN.com|
|#24 Michigan State at Indiana||6:30 PM||BTN||FoxSportsGo.com|
|New Mexico State at UTEP||6:30 PM||ESPN3||WatchESPN.com|
|#7 Stanford at #20 Oregon||7:00 PM||ABC||WatchESPN.com|
|East Carolina at South Florida||7:00 PM||ESPNN||WatchESPN.com|
|Texas Southern at Houston||7:00 PM||ESPN3||WatchESPN.com|
|South Alabama at Memphis||7:00 PM||ESPN3||WatchESPN.com|
|#18 Wisconsin at Iowa||7:30 PM||FOX||FoxSportsGo.com|
|Arizona State at #10 Washington||9:30 PM||ESPN||WatchESPN.com|
|Air Force at Utah State||9:30 PM||ESPN2||WatchESPN.com|
|Eastern Michigan at San Diego State||9:30 PM||CBSSN||CBSSports.com|
|Duquesne at Hawai'i||10:59 PM||None||WatchStadium.com|
And that’s it for week 3 of college football. In total, there are already 6 games cancelled or postponed with a number of others moved around due to Florence.
As for Iowa City, the forecast remains beautiful and dry for the foreseeable future. Things should be great for an evening game in Kinnick on Saturday. In honor of our Northern Iowa opponent, I’ll be drinking some beer from northern Iowa. Decorah, to be exact.
It’s hard to ever go wrong with Pseudo Sue, but given the opponent and the glorious description from Toppling Goliath, I think it’s the perfect weekend to crack a few.
This single hop pale ale showcases the Citra hop for a well-balanced beer that is delicate in body with a mild bitterness in the finish. She roars with ferocious aromas of grapefruit, citrus, mango and evergreen. Pseudo Sue’s unique taste is clean and bright with just enough bite!
Sounds a lot like what I expect from the Hawkeyes this weekend. Well-balanced, a mild bitterness in the finish, but just enough bite. Not a perfect game, but enough to get the win over our friends from the north.