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College Football Schedule, Week 2: Ohio State-TCU, LSU-Auburn, & much more

A divisional matchup and a pseudo-neutral site game are the top draws on this week three Saturday.

NCAA Football: Auburn at Louisiana State Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

Week two of the college football season was mostly devoid of stellar matchups, but as we arrive in week three, that’s all changing. Today we have a pair of games pitting two teams in the top 15 against one another — one comes in a conference opener for two teams with same mascot while the other is technically a neutral-site game but is played in the backyard of the lower-ranked school.

The first matchup is in the SEC West, where LSU and Auburn each look to claim a quality victory in the division. With both teams still looking up at defending champions Alabama, this game should put an early stamp on which team will be the Crimson Tide’s top competition in the division.

A non-conference battle is the other game on the schedule, with #4 Ohio State traveling to Texas to play TCU at Jerry World in Arlington. Sure, it’s technically a neutral-site game, but AT&T Stadium is just 18 miles from the center of TCU’s campus in Fort Worth.

For fans of the Wisconsin Badgers, tune in for a mid-afternoon test against BYU. The Cougars were no match for Wisconsin in Provo a year ago, but they are 1-1 against Pac-12 foes so far this season, beating Arizona 28-23 in week one before losing last week to California (coached by former Wisconsin defensive coordinator Justin Wilcox) 21-18. Non-Wisconsin fans should tune in just to hear the name of BYU’s top running back, Squally Canada.

Here’s a selection of the best games on today’s slate, or click here for a complete breakdown of the day’s entire schedule.

Early Games

#5 Oklahoma Sooners at Iowa State Cyclones

Jack Trice Stadium, Ames, IA
11:00 AM CT (12 Noon ET)

Florida State Seminoles at Syracuse Orange

Carrier Dome, Syracuse, NY
12:00 Noon ET

#21 Miami Hurricanes at Toledo Rockets

Glass Bowl Stadium, Toledo, OH
12:00 Noon ET

Kent State Golden Flashes at #11 Penn State Nittany Lions

Beaver Stadium, University Park, PA
12:00 Noon ET
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NOTE: #18 UCF @ North Carolina and East Carolina @ #13 Virginia Tech were scheduled for 12:00 Noon ET but have been cancelled due to Hurricane Florence.

Afternoon Kickoffs

Vanderbilt Commodores at #8 Notre Dame Fighting Irish

Notre Dame Stadium, South Bend, IN
2:30 PM ET

BYU Cougars at #6 Wisconsin Badgers

Camp Randall Stadium, Madison, WI
2:30 PM CT (3:30 ET)

#12 LSU Tigers at #7 Auburn Tigers

Jordan-Hare Stadium, Auburn, AL
2:30 PM CT (3:30 ET)

#17 Boise State Broncos at #24 Oklahoma State Cowboys

Boone Pickens Stadium, Stillwater, OK
2:30 PM CT (3:30 ET)

Georgia Southern Eagles at #2 Clemson Tigers

Memorial Stadium, Clemson, SC
3:30 PM ET

Southern Methodist University Mustangs at #19 Michigan Wolverines

Michigan Stadium, Ann Arbor, MI
3:30 PM ET

Houston Cougars at Texas Tech Red Raiders

Jones-AT&T Stadium, Lubbock, TX
3:00 PM CT (4:00 ET)

San Jose State Spartans at #20 Oregon Ducks

Autzen Stadium, Eugene, OR
2:00 PM PT (5:00 ET)
Pac-12 Network

NOTE: #14 West Virginia @ NC State was scheduled for 3:30 PM ET but has been cancelled due to Hurricane Florence

Night Games

#1 Alabama Crimson Tide vs. Ole Miss Rebels

Vaught-Hemingway Stadium, Oxford, MS
6:00 PM CT (7:00 ET)

Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders at #3 Georgia Bulldogs

Sanford Stadium, Athens, GA
7:15 PM ET

Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin’ Cajuns at #16 Mississippi State Bulldogs

Davis Wade Stadium, Starkville, MS
6:30 PM CT (7:30 ET)
SEC Network

#4 Ohio State Buckeyes vs. #15 TCU Horned Frogs

AT&T Stadium, Arlington, TX
7:00 PM CT (8:00 ET)

#22 USC Trojans at Texas Longhorns

Darrell K. Royal—Texas Memorial Stadium, Austin, TX
7:00 PM CT (8:00 ET)

#10 Washington Huskies at Utah Utes

Rice-Eccles Stadium, Salt Lake City, UT
8:00 PM MT (10:00 ET)

#23 Arizona State Sun Devils at San Diego State Aztecs

SDCCU Stadium, San Diego, CA
7:30 PM PT (10:30 ET)
CBS Sports Network