The Big Ten stole the show last weekend by announcing their revised, 8-game schedule live over the course of an hour during FOX’s Big Noon Saturday broadcast. While there was football the rest of the day, it’s unlikely anything else you saw on your TV caused as much discussion as the schedule reveal.
Heading into week 4, it’s the SEC’s turn to steal the show. The conference, unlike the Big Ten, elected to initially postpone its fall schedule until the end of September rather than pushing all the way to the spring. Now, three weeks after the season officially started and two weeks after the Big 12 and ACC kicked off, we get a full schedule of SEC games to add to the slate.
We’ve got action spread across three days this weekend and barring last-minute postponements like we saw a week ago, there should be some decent football. Here’s a look at what to watch.
Thursday, September 24th Games
The action kicks off tonight, though there’s only one game and it’s not exactly must see TV. But you do have UAB at South Alabama kicking off at 6:30pm CT on ESPN as you get prepped for the NFL’s Thursday night matchup. That will feature the Miami Dolphins at the Jacksonville Jaguars on the NFL Network.
Friday, September 25th Games
If Friday wasn’t must see TV, I’m not sure what you would say to describe Friday other than more of the same.
The only matchup is Middle Tennessee at UT-San Antonio. It’s a 7pm CT kick and you can find that one on CBS Sport Net. Or not - either way.
Saturday, September 26th Games
Saturday is what we’re all looking forward to. While the Big Ten is still a month away, we get the ACC, Big 12 and SEC all in action this weekend providing a nearly full slate of power 5 games Saturday. How full? Last week we had 22 games across the entire weekend. This week, we get 30 games on Saturday alone.
As usual, the action kicks off at 11am CT. FOX has Kansas State at #3 Oklahoma, ESPN has #5 Florida at Ole Miss, ESPN2 has Georgia Southern at YOUR #19 Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns and ABC has #13 UCF at East Carolina. Perhaps the two most compelling matchups, however, are not on the major networks because 2020 is dumb. SEC Network is carrying #23 Kentucky at #8 Auburn and the ACC Network has #24 Louisville at #21 Pitt. I guess that’s one way to try and drive demand for those channels.
Those guys in Ames give us a nice staggered start if you’re looking for some Saturday afternoon schadenfreude. The Cyclones look to recover from their beatdown at the hands of Louisiana by traveling to TCU for a 12:30pm CT start. You can catch that on FS1.
The afternoon slate gets rolling in earnest at 2:30pm CT. CBS has Mississippi State at #6 LSU while FOX has #8 Texas at Texas Tech. ESPN has an interesting group of 5 showdown with #22 Army at #14 Cincinnati. ABC is carrying West Virginia at #15 Oklahoma State. And there is football on ESPN2.
We get another set of staggered starts to fill your halftime needs with a pair of 3pm CT kicks. The SEC Network has #4 Georgia at Arkansas while the ACC Network is carrying Duke at Virginia.
The evening slate gets started at 6pm CT with #2 Alabama at Missouri. That’s on ESPN. Then at 6:30 you’ve got a pair of games on the SEC Network (read: one on the SEC Network and one on an overflow channel) because apparently ESPN2 is going out of business after that West Virginia-OSU matchup. Looks like #16 Tennessee at South Carolina is scheduled to be on the primary station with Vanderbilt at #10 Texas A&M on the alternate (can you imagine playing in what is considered the premier conference in America, being a top-10 team and having a CONFERENCE matchup stuck on an alternate channel?!?).
Also at 6:30, ABC has Florida State at #12 Miami. The Seminoles have been without head coach Mike Norvell all week after testing positive for COVID-19 so it’ll be interesting to see whether they can keep this one close. ESPNU also has Kansas at Baylor if you’re in need of a backup game.
At 7pm, the ACC Network gives you another staggererd start with NC State at #20 Virginia Tech.
The night cap is light this week (it won’t be the same without #Pac12AfterDark). There’s only one game and it’s Troy at #18 BYU. You can find that one on ESPN.
And that’s it for this week Here’s a look at the full slate for week 3:
College Football Week 4 TV Listings
|Thursday, September 24th||UAB at South Alabama||6:30 PM||ESPN||WatchESPN.com|
|Friday, September 25th||Middle Tennessee at UTSA||7:00 PM||CBSSN||CBSSports.com|
|Saturday, September 26th||Kansas State at #3 Oklahoma||11:00 AM||FOX||FoxSportsGo.com|
|Saturday, September 26th||#5 Florida at Ole Miss||11:00 AM||ESPN||WatchESPN.com|
|Saturday, September 26th||#23 Kentucky at #8 Auburn||11:00 AM||SEC Network||WatchESPN.com|
|Saturday, September 26th||#13 UCF at East Carolina||11:00 AM||ABC||WatchESPN.com|
|Saturday, September 26th||Georgia Southern at #19 Louisiana||11:00 AM||ESPN2||WatchESPN.com|
|Saturday, September 26th||#24 Louisville at #21 Pitt||11:00 AM||ACC Network||WatchESPN.com|
|Saturday, September 26th||Georgia Tech at Syracuse||11:00 AM||ESPN3||WatchESPN.com|
|Saturday, September 26th||Georgia State at Charlotte||11:00 AM||ESPNU||WatchESPN.com|
|Saturday, September 26th||Campbell at Appalachian State||1:30 PM||ESPN+||ESPN+|
|Saturday, September 26th||Florida International at Liberty||12:00 PM||ESPN3||WatchESPN.com|
|Saturday, September 26th||Iowa State at TCU||12:30 PM||FS1||FoxSportsGo.com|
|Saturday, September 26th||Tulane at Southern Miss||1:30 PM||Stadium||WatchStadium.com|
|Saturday, September 26th||Mississippi State at #6 LSU||2:30 PM||CBS||CBSSports.com|
|Saturday, September 26th||#8 Texas at Texas Tech||2:30 PM||FOX||FoxSportsGo.com|
|Saturday, September 26th||#22 Army at #14 Cincinnati||2:30 PM||ESPN||WatchESPN.com|
|Saturday, September 26th||West Virginia at #15 Oklahoma State||2:30 PM||ABC||WatchESPN.com|
|Saturday, September 26th||UTEP at UL Monroe||2:30 PM||ESPN2||WatchESPN.com|
|Saturday, September 26th||#4 Georgia at Arkansas||3:00 PM||SEC Network||WatchESPN.com|
|Saturday, September 26th||#2 Alabama at Missouri||6:00 PM||ESPN||WatchESPN.com|
|Saturday, September 26th||Vanderbilt at #10 Texas A&M||6:30 PM||SEC Network||WatchESPN.com|
|Saturday, September 26th||Florida State at #12 Miami||6:30 PM||ABC||WatchESPN.com|
|Saturday, September 26th||#16 Tennessee at South Carolina||6:30 PM||SEC Network||WatchESPN.com|
|Saturday, September 26th||NC State at #20 Virginia Tech||7:00 PM||ACC Network||WatchESPN.com|
|Saturday, September 26th||Troy at #18 BYU||9:15 PM||ESPN||WatchESPN.com|