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College Football Schedule Week 2: Yawn

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It’s week two of the college football season, and let’s face it: it’s a bit underwhelming. The two marquee matchups are Alabama at Penn State in the afternoon and Notre Dame at Michigan in prime time (on the East Coast.)

Let’s see. An SEC team versus a Big Ten team. I don’t think you need to be a bookie in Las Vegas to know who will win that game. And Notre Dame at Michigan? The only allure of that game is that it’s the first game under the lights at the Big House. The reason for that? They barely installed lights there. And you thought Wrigley Field and Notre Dame Stadium were that behind. I wonder if they have phone jacks for reporters to use a dial-up connection to file their stories.

What else is there?

Well Utah and USC looks to be a compelling game. With how well Utah has fared in recent years, it will be their first test in the Pac-12 conference.

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But I’m sure the Stanford and Duke game will be fun. Or the Cincinnati-Tennessee game. Oh can’t wait for the BYU-Texas game!

Who needs Valium when you have games like these?

But I’m not going to lie. I’ll probably be watching the games all day long because it is football. Here’s the schedule of games being broadcast in the Southern California area:

Mississippi State at Auburn. 9:00 a.m. KDOC.
Iowa at Iowa State. 9:00 a.m. FSWest.
Central Michigan at Kentucky. 9:00 a.m. ESPNU.
Oregon State at Wisconsin. 9:00 a.m. ESPN.
Florida Atlantic at Michigan State. 9:00 a.m. ESPN2.
Lincoln at Washburn. 9:00 a.m. Fox College Sports Central.
Central State at North Carolina Central. 9:00 a.m. Fox College Sports Atlantic.
San Diego State at Army. 9:00 a.m. CBS Sports.
Rutgers at North Carolina. 9:30 a.m. KCOP.

Alabama at Penn State. 12:30 p.m. ABC.
Nevada at Oregon. 12:30 p.m. FX.
Virginia Tech at East Carolina. 12:30 p.m. FSWest.
North Carolina State at Wake Forest. 12:30 p.m. FS Prime Ticket.
Stanford at Duke. 12:30 p.m. ESPNU.
Cincinnati at Tennessee. 12:30 p.m. ESPN2.
California at Colorado. 12:30 p.m. Fox College Sports Pacific.
C.W. Post at California (PA). 12:30 p.m. Fox College Sports Central.
Purdue at Rice. 12:30 p.m. CBS Sports.
TCU at Air Force. 12:30 p.m. Versus.
South Carolina at Georgia. 1:30 p.m. ESPN.

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Fort Lewis at North Arizona. 3:00 p.m. Fox College Sports Atlantic.

BYU at Texas. 4:00 p.m. ESPN2.
New Mexico at Arkansas. 4:00 p.m. ESPNU.
Northern Illinois at Kansas. 4:00 p.m. Fox College Sports Central.

Utah at USC. 4:30 p.m. Versus.
Notre Dame at Michigan. 5:00 p.m. ESPN.
Boston College at Central Florida. 5:00 p.m. CBS Sports.

San Jose State at UCLA. 7:00 p.m. FSWest.

LAist’s picks for each timeblock in bold.