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College Football Week Three: Open Thread and How to Watch

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Though there is only one top-25 matchup this week, there are several options for your football-viewing pleasure. The mothership did all the dirty work and laid out the full rundown of all of your viewing flavors this weekend. However, if you are a normal person find games like Pittsburg vs. FIU and Penn State vs. Rutgers boring and meaningless, I have highlighted all of the worthy games right here for your convenience.

Big 12

Time (CST) Away Home TV Line
11 AM West Virginia Maryland Big Ten Network MD -3.0
2:30 PM Kansas Duke FSMW DUKE -14.0
2:30 PM Iowa State Iowa ESPN IOWA -12.5
2:30 PM Arkansas Texas Tech ABC TXTC -1.0
3 PM Minnesota TCU FS1 TCU -16.0
6 PM UTSA Oklahoma State FSN OKST -13.5
7 PM Tennessee #4 Oklahoma ABC OU -21.0
7 PM #12 UCLA Texas FOX UCLA -7.5

This Saturday is the beginning of a very important five-day stretch for the Big 12 in terms of perception. With the exception of Baylor and Oklahoma State, every school is playing a power five conference team. Combine that with a generally weak national slate, and all eyes will be on the heartland. If the Big 12 wants to solidify their place in the inaugural College Football Playoff, performing well across the board this week is crucial. I'm not advising you to root for KU. But if you do... just keep it to yourself or something.

Best of the Rest

Time (CST) Away Home TV Line Watchability Index (1-5)
11 AM East Carolina #17 Virginia Tech ESPN VT -10.0 2
11 AM UCF #20 Missouri SECN MO -10.5 3
2:30 PM #6 Georgia #24 South Carolina CBS GA -6.5 4
3 PM Illinois Washington FOX WAS -13.0 2
9:30 PM Nebraska Fresno State CBSS NUB -13.5 1

East Carolina gave Sakerlina a scare; UCF nearly beat Penn State; the only top 25 matchup this week; #LOLB1G...?; Is Fresno State better than McNeese State? Did I seriously just type that?