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College Football Week 3 Schedule

Real games are back!

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After a week of almost entirely cupcake games, actual competitive football returns for Week 3.

M. Tenn. St. at Bowling Green 12:00 PM ESP3
S.C. State at Clemson 12:00 PM ESP3
N. Dakota St. at Iowa 12:00 PM
Florida St. at Louisville 12:00 PM ABC
Kansas at Memphis 12:00 PM ESPU
Akron at Marshall 12:00 PM CBSSN
Temple at Penn St. 12:00 PM BTN
Iowa St. at TCU 12:00 PM FS1
Ohio at Tennessee 12:00 PM SECN
Georgia State at Wisconsin 12:00 PM BTN
Miami (Fla.) at Appalachian St. 12:00 PM
New Mexico at Rutgers 12:00 PM ESNN
Vanderbilt at Georgia Tech 12:30 PM ESP3
Virginia at Connecticut 1:30 PM ESP3
Colgate at Yale 1:30 PM
NC A&T at Tulsa 2:00 PM ESP3
Idaho at Washington St. 2:00 PM PACN
FAU at Kansas St. 2:30 PM
E. Kentucky at Ball St. 3:00 PM ESP3
Fresno St. at Toledo 3:00 PM ESP3
UNLV at C. Michigan 3:00 PM ESP3
James Madison at North Carolina 3:30 PM ESP3
Oregon at Nebraska 3:30 PM ABC
San Diego St. at Northern Illinois 3:30 PM CBSSN
Pittsburgh at Oklahoma St. 3:30 PM ESPN
South Florida at Syracuse 3:30 PM
FIU at Massachusetts 3:30 PM
W. Kentucky at Miami (Ohio) 3:30 PM ESP3
Colorado at Michigan 3:30 PM BTN
Monmouth at Kent St. 3:30 PM ESP3
Towson at Villanova 3:30 PM
Boston College at Virginia Tech 3:30 PM ESPU
Alabama at Ole Miss 3:30 PM CBS
N. Colorado at Colorado St. 4:00 PM
W. Michigan at Illinois 4:00 PM ESNN
New Mexico St. at Kentucky 4:00 PM SECN
East Carolina at South Carolina 4:00 PM SECN
Idaho State at Oregon St. 5:00 PM PACN
Old Dominion at NC State 6:00 PM
La.-Monroe at Ga. Southern 6:00 PM ESP3
Delaware at Wake Forest 6:30 PM
Navy at Tulane 7:00 PM ESP3
Northwestern St. at Cent. Arkansas 7:00 PM
Texas A&M at Auburn 7:00 PM
Maryland at UCF 7:00 PM CBSSN
Mississippi St. at LSU 7:00 PM
Troy at Southern Miss 7:00 PM
South Alabama at UL Lafayette 7:00 PM ESP3
Army West Point at UTEP 7:00 PM
Louisiana Tech at Texas Tech 7:00 PM
Liberty at SMU 7:00 PM ESP3
Georgia at Missouri 7:30 PM SECN
North Texas at Florida 7:30 PM ESPU
Texas State at Arkansas 7:30 PM SECN
Ohio St. at Oklahoma 7:30 PM FOX
Michigan St. at Notre Dame 7:30 PM NBC
Duke at Northwestern 8:00 PM BTN
USC at Stanford 8:00 PM ABC
Portland St. at Washington 8:00 PM PACN
Buffalo at Nevada 9:00 PM
UCLA at BYU 10:15 PM
Utah at San Jose St. 10:30 PM CBSSN
Texas at California 10:30 PM
Hawaii at Arizona 10:45 PM PACN

There are some really good games today.

The headliner is an early one of top 10 teams:

#2 Florida State at #10 Louisville, 12pm, ABC

Any matchup of top 10 teams is a must watch, and this is no exception. Louisville is the highest scoring team in the nation at a whopping 66 points per game. And that's not with the benefit of mopping up an FCS team, they dropped 70 on UNC Charlotte and 62 on Syracuse, both of which are FBS teams. Florida State came back from a 28-6 deficit vs Ole Miss in Week 1, so this could be quite a game.

There are quite a few other games of note:

#1 Alabama at #19 Ole Miss, 3:30 CBS

Last season these teams met at this time of year in Tuscaloosa and Ole Miss prevailed 43-37.

#3 Ohio State at #14 Oklahoma, 7:30 on Fox

After being upset by Houston in the season opener, Oklahoma needs to bounce back against stiff competition. Ohio State is rolling though, averaging 62.5 points per game against FBS teams, the 2nd best rate in the nation, and sporting the third best defense so far with just 6.5 points per game. It could get ugly.

#12 Michigan State at #18 Notre Dame, 7:30 on NBC

These teams have a knack for playing it close. In 2013, Notre Dame won 17-13 in a game that came down to a fourth down play, and in 2010 Michigan State won in OT 34-31 in a game so tense that MSU head coach Mark Dantonio suffered a heart attack after the game.

#22 Oregon at Nebraska, Mississippi State at #20 LSU and #17 Texas A&M at Auburn are also of note.

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