Saturday is packed with 70 games involving FBS teams including several marquee matchups
The second week of the 2019 college football season is jam-packed with all different kinds of matchups involving FBS teams on Saturday, Sept. 7. The full slate features everything from FCS vs. FBS pairings, intriguing non-conference matchups, conference action, and a couple of games that have been circled on everyone's calendars for months.
So if you're wondering "What college football games are on today?" know this: There are 70 involving FBS teams scheduled for today, Saturday, Sept. 7.
Note: Games are ordered by start time. All times are ET.
Best College Football Games on TV Today
Cincinnati at Ohio State, 12 p.m. on ABC
Bearcats head coach Luke Fickell, who played and coached at Ohio State, brings his upset-minded team to Columbus. The Buckeyes stormed out of the gates last week in Ryan Day's first game as permanent head coach, but wasn't able to maintain that level of performance in an uneven win over Florida Atlantic. Quarterback Justin Fields was as good as advertised in his debut but he will get a stiff test facing Fickell's defense.
West Virginia at Missouri, 12 p.m. on ESPN2
The Tigers are back home opener after losing 37-31 at Wyoming last week. The Mountaineers got the W against FCS opponent James Madison, but it didn't come easy. West Virginia was outgained by the Dukes and managed just 34 rushing yards. On the other side, Kelly Bryant and the Mizzou offense produced more than 500 yards but also had three costly turnovers while the defense surrendered nearly 300 yards on the ground.
Texas A&M at Clemson, 3:30 p.m. on ABC
The Aggies nearly took down the Tigers last season on their home field, as Kellen Mond had one of his best games of the year. The two teams will meet again, this time on Clemson's turf and Texas A&M will have to try and slow down Trevor Lawrence, who didn't play much in the 2018 encounter. Defense could decide this game, as the Aggies have to contend with all of the Tigers' weapons and this will be the first test for Clemson's revamped D.
Nebraska at Colorado, 3:30 p.m. on FOX
Whether you want to call it a rivalry or something stronger (grudge match?), one thing is for certain – these teams don't like each other very much. Last season's encounter was anything but cordial so don't expect many pleasantries to be exchanged between the two sides. What you can look forward to is seeing if Scott Frost's offense can get things into gear after a disappointing opening showing against South Alabama while his defense will try and slow down the Buffaloes' dynamic QB-WR combo in Steven Montez and Laviska Shenault Jr.
BYU at Tennessee, 7 p.m. on ESPN
Volunteer fans are still processing last week's stunning home loss to Georgia State while the Cougars are licking their wounds from dropping a ninth straight to archrival Utah. The two teams will clash in Neyland Stadium with both desperately needing a win to give their fans a reason to not dismiss this season just two weeks in.
LSU at Texas, 7:30 p.m. on ABC
One of the games that everyone has been talking about for months is finally here. Both teams coasted to relatively easy wins in their openers, but that will matter little come Saturday night in Austin. If Texas wants to show everyone that they're back, this is the game to do just that. Meanwhile, if LSU wants to be taken seriously as a legitimate threat to Alabama in the SEC West, a convincing victory on the road against the Longhorns and their Heisman Trophy-contending QB would be a great early statement.
Stanford at USC, 10:30 p.m. on ESPN
With both starting quarterbacks sidelined due to injury, no one is really sure what to expect from the Cardinal or Trojans on offense. Injuries aside, this remains a critical game for both teams, and one that USC head coach Clay Helton probably needs to find a way to win.
The Huskies' strangest loss last season was falling 12-10 to the Bears in Berkeley. Cal's defense made life miserable for Washington's offense in that game and an interception return for a touchdown proved to be the difference. The Bears come to Husky Stadium for this year's encounter and Jacob Eason will get the opportunity to show if he can be a difference-maker against Cal's tough D.
Other NCAAF Games on TV Today
- Ohio at Pitt, 11 a.m. on ACCN
- Southern at Memphis, 12 p.m. on ESPN3
- Rutgers at Iowa, 12 p.m. on FS1
- Vanderbilt at Purdue, 12 p.m. on BTN
- UAB at Akron, 12 p.m. on CBSSN
- Syracuse at Maryland, 12 p.m. on ESPN
- Army at Michigan, 12 p.m. on FOX
- Bowling Green at Kansas State, 12 p.m. on FSN
- Charleston Sou. at South Carolina, 12 p.m. on SECN
- Kennesaw State at Kent State, 12 p.m. on ESPN3
- Old Dominion at Virginia Tech, 12 p.m. on ESPNU
- Western Carolina at NC State, 12:30 p.m. on RSN
- Northern Illinois at Utah, 1 p.m. on Pac-12N
- Fordham at Ball State, 2 p.m. on ESPN3
- USF at Georgia Tech, 2 p.m. on ACCN
- Tennessee Tech at Miami (Ohio), 2:30 p.m. on ESPN+
- Southern Illinois at UMass, 3:30 p.m. on FloSports/NESNplus
- Southern Miss at Mississippi State, 3:30 p.m. on ESPNU
- Central Michigan at Wisconsin, 3:30 p.m. on BTN
- Charlotte at Appalachian State, 3:30 p.m. on ESPN+
- Eastern Illinois at Indiana, 3:30 p.m. on BTN
- Grambling State at Louisiana Tech, 3:30 p.m. on NFL Network
- Illinois at UConn, 3:30 p.m. on CBSSN
- Richmond at Boston College, 3:30 p.m. on ACCNExtra
- Murray State at Georgia, 4 p.m. on ESPN2
- UTSA at Baylor, 4 p.m. on FSN
- Western Illinois at Colorado State, 4 p.m. on ATTSN
- New Mexico State at Alabama, 4 p.m. on SECN
- San Diego State at UCLA, 4:15 p.m. on Pac-12N
- Northern Colorado at Washington State, 5 p.m. on Pac-12WA
- ULM at Florida State, 5 p.m. on ACCN
- Gardner-Webb at East Carolina, 6 p.m. on ESPN3
- Maine at Georgia Southern, 6 p.m. on ESPN+
- North Carolina A&T at Duke, 6 p.m. on ACCNExtra
- South Dakota at Oklahoma, 7 p.m. on FS PPV
- Jackson State at South Alabama, 7 p.m. on ESPN+
- Wyoming at Texas State, 7 p.m. on ESPN+
- WKU at FIU, 7 p.m. on ESPN+
- UCF at Florida Atlantic, 7 p.m. on CBSSN
- Tennessee State at Middle Tennessee, 7 p.m. on ESPN3
- North Texas at SMU, 7 p.m. on ESPN3
- McNeese at Oklahoma State, 7 p.m. on ESPN+
- Furman at Georgia State, 7 p.m. on ESPN3
- Eastern Kentucky at Louisville, 7 p.m. on ACCNExtra
- Coastal Carolina at Kansas, 7 p.m. on ESPN+
- Tulane at Auburn, 7:30 p.m. on ESPN2
- UT Martin at Florida, 7:30 p.m. on ESPNU
- Western Michigan at Michigan State, 7:30 p.m. on BTN
- Arkansas at Ole Miss, 7:30 p.m. on SECN
- Buffalo at Penn State, 7:30 p.m. on FOX
- Eastern Michigan at Kentucky, 7:30 p.m. on SECN Alt.
- Liberty at Louisiana, 7:30 p.m. on ESPN+
- Nevada at Oregon, 7:30 p.m. on Pac-12N
- Stony Brook at Utah State, 7:30 p.m. on Facebook
- Miami at North Carolina, 8 p.m. on ACCN
- Prairie View A&M at Houston, 8 p.m. on ESPN3
- UTEP at Texas Tech, 8 p.m. on FSN
- Tulsa at San Jose State, 9 p.m. on ESPN3
- Arkansas State at UNLV, 10 p.m. on Facebook
- Minnesota at Fresno State, 10:30 p.m. on CBSSN
- Northern Arizona at Arizona, 10:45 p.m. on Pac-12N
- Oregon State at Hawaii, 11:59 p.m. on Spectrum/Facebook