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College Football Listings Week 2

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With the FYF Fest distracting my plans for the first college football Saturday, I’m diving head first into this week’s slate of games. So there is no Michigan-Alabama this week. Wasn't that a shit-show anyhow?

While talking to several people about the college schedule this week, they noted that I'm a complete Pac-12 homer. With all of the hype devoted to the SEC, sure I will talk up Pac-12 football since I live out here on the West Coast.

Let's face it: a middle-of-the-road Pac-12 conference game is much more entertaining than a middle-of-the-road SEC game. A 31-27 Washington victory over Oregon State is much better to watch than a 3-2 Auburn win over Ole Miss.

I'm not saying the top of the Pac-12 has been better than the top of the SEC. I'm just saying when you start heading down to the cellar, the Pac-12 is a lot more liveable than the SEC.

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Which brings us to the Washington-LSU game. I'm really curious to see this Washington team. They're most likely going to lose in Death Valley, but how well they keep it together will probably dictate how much they challenge Oregon in the Pac-12 North division.

However, the most interesting game is a battle between new conference-mates: Florida and Texas A&M. Florida isn't the powerhouse that Urban Meyer left a couple of seasons ago. And Texas A&M perhaps built to handle the SEC more than Missouri who also fled to the SEC from the Big 12 this season.

Well I'm going to complete vegetate in front of the television to gawk at all of this.

Penn State at Virginia. 9:00 a.m. ABC
East Carolina at South Carolina. 9:00 a.m. KDOC
Miami (FL) at Kansas State. 9:00 a.m. FX.
Tulane at Tulsa. 9:00 a.m. FSWest.
Maryland at Temple. 9:00 a.m. ESPNU.
Auburn at Mississippi State. 9:00 a.m. ESPN.
Central Florida at Ohio State. 9:00 a.m. ESPN2.

Southern Utah at Cal. Noon, Pac-12 Net.
Purdue at Notre Dame. 12:30 p.m. NBC.
USC at Syracuse. 12:30 p.m. ABC.
Western Kentucky at Alabama. 12:30 p.m. KDOC.
Rice at Kansas. 12:30 p.m. FSWest.
Michigan State at Central Michigan. 12:30 p.m. ESPNU.
Florida at Texas A&M. 12:30 p.m. ESPN.
Air Force at Michigan. 12:30 p.m. ESPN2.
Carnegie Mellon at Allegheny. 12:30 p.m. Fox College Sports Pacific.
South Florida at Nevada. 12:30 p.m. CBS Sports Net.
Delaware State at Delaware. 12:30 p.m. Versus.
Wisconsin at Oregon State. 1:00 p.m. FX.

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Fresno State at Oregon. 3:30 p.m. Pac-12 Net.
UTEP at Mississippi. 4:00 p.m. FS Prime Ticket.
Arkansas at Louisiana-Monroe. 4:00 p.m. ESPNU.
Washington at LSU. 4:00 p.m. ESPN.
Grambling State at TCU. 4:00 p.m. Fox College Sports Pacific.
Western Carolina at Marshall. 4:00 p.m. Fox College Sports Atlantic.
Nebraska at UCLA. 4:30 p.m. FOX.
Georgia at Missouri. 4:30 p.m. ESPN2.
Army at San Diego State. 4:30 p.m. Versus.
Louisiana Tech at Houston. 5:00 p.m. CBS Sports Net.

Oklahoma State at Arizona. 7:30 p.m. Pac-12 Net.
Bethune-Cookman at South Carolina State. 7:30 p.m. ESPNU.
Illinois at Arizona State. 7:30 p.m. ESPN.

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