How are we supposed to keep track of what unfolded in Week 1 of the college football season? While blending the excitement and energy is an impossible task, there is plenty of intrigue surrounding Week 2. Headliners include Tennessee at Pittsburgh, Alabama at Texas, and the rivalry between Iowa State and the Iowa CyHawk.
Take a look at where and when you can see all the action unfold this weekend.
All start times listed below are in Central Time (CT)
Louisville Cardinals at UCF Knights
Friday, September 9, 6:30 p.m., ESPN2
Friday Night Lights doesn’t do it for you? Tune in to this game that should be a close, high scoring affair. malik cunningham and Louisville travel to Bounce House to take on UCF. louisville head coach Scott Satterfield is officially on the bench after being beaten 31-7 by Syracuse in Week 1.
With his job likely hanging in the balance, the Letters may be a must-watch for the next few weeks. UCF is no stranger to beating big opponents in Orlando and with this game starting on a Friday night, expect all sorts of weird stuff.
South Carolina Gamecocks at #16 Arkansas Razorbacks
Saturday, September 10, 11:00 a.m., ESPN
While most eyes will be on the next game, don’t overlook the potential of South Carolina-Arkansas to start your Saturday. spencer rattlesnake and the Spurs secured a win against Georgia State in Week 1, but not necessarily in the way fans expected.
Arkansas, on the other hand, posted a trademark win over top 25 Cincinnati at home. The Hogs cruised to a 35-27 win against a sold-out DWR Razorback Stadium. Expect this to be a close game with plenty of offensive fireworks.
#1 Alabama Crimson Tide at Texas Longhorns
Saturday, September 10, 11:00 a.m., FOX
The marquee game of the week may be marquee in name only. Alabama enters Austin as a 20-point favorite. The Tide boasts multiple All Americans and a Heisman Trophy winner young bryce. Young is coming off a five-touchdown performance on just 18 completions in a 55-0 win over Utah State.
Texas has its own share of explosive playmakers, namely Xavier Worthy Y robinson bijan— but they start two true rookies on the offensive line. While hopes are for this game to be back and forth, it’s more likely that we’ll see the tide go through this one.
#24 Tennessee Volunteers at #17 Pittsburgh Panthers
Saturday, September 10, 2:30 p.m., ABC
What a way to start the season for Pittsburgh: Week 1 featured the revival of the Backyard Brawl against West Virginia, while Week 2 features a tough season at home against Tennessee.
This game was exciting last year and established Hendon Hooker as Tennessee’s starter going forward. The Vols cruised to a 59-10 win in Week 1 as Pitt staved off West Virginia with a game-winning pick-six at home.
Appalachian State Mountaineers at #6 Texas A&M Aggies
Saturday, September 10, 2:30 p.m., ESPN2
Appalachian State scored 40 (yes, 40) points in the fourth quarter in a thrilling game against North Carolina last week. Unfortunately, the Mountaineers failed to defeat the TarHeels. But there’s no time to mourn that game, they travel to Kyle Field and one of the most intimidating atmospheres in college football.
Texas A&M didn’t allow a point last week against Sam Houston State in a game that was delayed for hours by lightning. Don’t expect the top 10 Aggies to take App State lightly, even though they hope to host Miami next week.
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Washington State Cougars at number 19 of the Wisconsin Badgers
Saturday, September 10, 2:30 p.m., FOX
Talk about an interesting matchup from Week 2. Wisconsin is 2-0 all-time against Wazzu, with the last matchup taking place at home in 2007. Star RB braelon allen he flexed his muscles in Week 1 against Illinois State, finding the end zone twice on 14 carries.
Washington State escaped with a 24-17 win over Idaho, but they bring an offense worth watching. FCS transfer cameron neighborhood he is one of the most anticipated transfers this season and faces a strong defense from the Badgers at Camp Randall Stadium.
Iowa State Cyclones in Iowa Hawkeyes
Saturday, September 10, 3:00 p.m., Big Ten Network
All right, sick, here’s your CyHawk game. Recently, this has been an ultra-low scoring affair similar to the Army-Navy game and a favorite of sports bettors all year long. Especially after what the Hawkeyes managed to do (or didn’t do) offensively in Week 1, this will be a national favorite bet.
spencer petras just completed one of the worst QB performances of all time (1.1 QBR, lowest ever, 4.4 yards per attempt) and only a The Iowa receiver caught a pass. Iowa State, on the other hand, features the dynamic lefty duo Dekker Hunter and all american Xavier Hutchinson. Against an excellent Iowa secondary, this should be an entertaining matchup.
#25 Houston Cougars at Texas Tech Red Raiders
Saturday, September 10, 3:00 p.m., FS1
Texas Tech is down starting QB tyler shough as they host Houston. Tech was the only blemish on Houston’s regular season record last year, defeating them in Week 1. clayton melody Y dell tank are back for the Cougs for an anticipated high-flying event in Lubbock.
Houston is a bit of an underdog in this game despite being ranked higher and Tech is off their starter. However, unranked teams that are favorites win around 80% of games against teams ranked 20-25.
#20 Kentucky Wildcats in the #12 Florida Gators
Saturday, September 10, 6:00 p.m., ESPN
All aboard the Florida hype train! anthony richardson jumped into the early Heisman conversation last week with a home win against #7 Utah. However, keeping track of his gutsy performance, sealed by an interception in the red zone, is a tall order.
will levis and Kentucky have high hopes for their season, though their Week 1 got off to a slow start against Miami Ohio. Although this is only Week 2, we’ll learn a lot about both teams in this primetime SEC East matchup.
#9 Baylor Bears at #21 BYU Cougars
Saturday, September 10, 9:15 p.m., ESPN
Baylor ran its business against BYU last year, rushing for 303 yards in a 38-24 victory. While the Bears lose most of their production from a season ago, BYU gives back almost all of theirs, especially QB Jarren Hall.
One hurdle for Baylor in this one: playing a game high up in Provo, Utah. Both teams more than ran their businesses in Week 1 wins with neck cracks. Expect this to be a physical game between two very good teams.
Mississippi State Bulldogs in the Arizona Wildcats
Saturday, September 10, 22:00, FS1
Ready for a serious drink? Mississippi State visits Arizona in the desert: a strange night game involving the SEC. wild catcher Jacob cowering he is coming off a 152-yard, three-touchdown outing against San Diego State. he and qb jacob de laura he will face a solid Bulldogs defense and prolific quarterback Will Rogers.
If you like weird, grab a coffee in the evening or a midday nap, because you’ll want to tune into this one.
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