Saturday, September 6, 2014

Saturday, September 6th in College Football

Akron at Penn State, 11:00 a.m. on ABC / ESPN2 - Can jet lag help the Zips in Happy Valley in Week 2,  after Nittany Lions return from Dublin?

Arkansas State at Tennessee, 11:00 a.m. on SECN - Sun Belt opponent comes to Knoxville for Payday!

Buffalo at Army, 11:00 a.m. on CBSSN - The Bulls could spoil another one at West Point!

Central Michigan at Purdue, 11:00 a.m. on ESPN News - The Boilermakers seek second straight win vs. FBS opponent in Hazell era.

Florida Atlantic at Alabama, 11:00 a.m.SECN / SECN Video - Nebraska beat Owls 55-7 in season opener, so Cornhuskers fans will be watching closely for comparisons!

Howard at Rutgers, 11:00 a.m. on BTN - Scarlet Knights return home for home opener ahead of next week's B1G opener at home!

Kansas State at Iowa State11:00 a.m.FS1 - the Big 12 opener of '14 as the home team looks to regain a pulse after allowing 34 straight unanswered points in season opener vs. a FCS foe!

McNeese State at Nebraska, 11:00 a.m. on ESPNU - One site suggested 66-17, as the Cowboys seek third straight win over FBS opponent ...

Missouri at Toledo, 11:00 a.m. on ESPN - the MAC has opportunities to make noise in Week 2 of '14!

Oklahoma at Tulsa, 11:00 a.m. on ABC / ESPN2 - the Sooners have won seven straight by an average of 37 points per Phil Steele, so not likely to change.

SMU at North Texas, 11:00 a.m. on FSN Affiliates - rooting for Dan McCarney in Year 4 at Mean Green helm.

Stony Brook at UConn, 11:00 a.m. on SNY / ESPN-GP / espn3 - The Huskies should notch win ...

Western Illinois at Wisconsin, 11:00 a.m. on BTN - The Badgers return to Madison from Houston licking wounds and host MVfC team, FCS opponent in home opener.

Western Kentucky at Illinois, 11:00 a.m. on BTN - this could be a challenge for the Fighting Illini, but Tim Beckman's team stepped up in Week 2 last year!

South Carolina State at Clemson, 11:30 a.m. on ESPN-GP / espn3 / ACC Network - The Tigers look for win one in '14.

UAB at Mississippi State, 1:00 p.m. on FSN Affiliates / ESPN-GP / espn3 - the Bulldogs continue light load until Week 4 SEC opener.

Eastern Washington at Washington, 2:00 p.m. on PAC-12 Network (HD) - Some have Eastern Washington #1 in FCS, so do they take care of business like North Dakota State vs. FBS big boys?

Fresno State at Utah, 2:00 p.m. on PAC-12 Network (HD) - Fresno opened at Pac 12 USC in Week 1 to a big L.

Sacramento State at California, 2:00 p.m. on PAC-12 Network (HD) - Okay, the Bears struggled in Week 2, but won only game last year, so they can double output in '14 already!

Ball State at Iowa, 2:30 p.m. on ESPN2 - The Cardinals have never scored on the Hawkeyes in two previous outputs (56-0, 45-0), so 34-0 will likely be 34-14, with Iowa's new '14 defense.

Ohio U at Kentucky, 2:30 p.m. on ESPNU - another MAC opportunity, as Mark Stoops looks reach win two of last year by Week 2.

Maryland at South Florida, 2:30 p.m. on CBSSN - the new B1G is looking to continue winning ways in '14.

Middle Tennessee at Minnesota, 2:30 p.m. on BTN - the Golden Gophers only won 24-17 in only prior meeting in '10.

Missouri State at Oklahoma State, 2:30 p.m. on FSN Affiliates - The Cowboys look to rebound, after Week 1 loss to #1 Florida State.

Northern Illinois at Northwestern, 2:30 p.m.BTN - The Huskies are seeking third straight win over B1G for MAC pride.

USC at Stanford, 2:30 p.m. on ABC - Pac 12 opener with College Football Playoff positioning on the line in this slugfest ...

Eastern Michigan at Florida, 3:00 p.m. on SECN - The Gators were only 4-8 last year, but open with two soft FBS programs, before SEC opener in Week 3.

Georgia Tech at Tulane, 3:00 p.m. on ESPN News - first meeting in long series, since '82 as Green Wave return outdoors at new campus stadium today.

Nicholls at Arkansas, 3:00 p.m. on SECN - the Razorbacks lost SEC season opener, so lick wounds on FCS foe ...

Ole Miss at Vanderbilt, 3:30 p.m. on ESPN - Week 2 SEC opener for each squad.

Michigan State at Oregon, 5:30 p.m. on FOX / FOX Deportes - one of these teams will rank in College Football Playoff top 4 with win!

Arizona State at New Mexico, 6:00 p.m. on CBSSN - Did you hear the joke about the Pac 12 going to a MWC venue ... what's the punchline, as Lobos have lost 17straight over Sun Devils?

East Carolina at South Carolina, 6:00 p.m. on ESPNU - Can the Gamecocks pull even in '14, as they are 4-5 vs. ECU since '91?

Rhode Island at Marshall, 6:00 p.m. on CSBA / ASN - Yawn, as top C-USA East leader continues soft non-conference slate to open '14!

San Jose State at Auburn, 6:00 p.m. on ESPN2 - The Tigers open non-conference slate, after 1-0 start in SEC.

SE Missouri State at Kansas 6:00 p.m. on ESPN-GP - Jayhawks are safer vs. FCS in season opener, than fellow Big 12 foe ...

BYU at Texas, 6:30 p.m. on FS1 - The Longhorns are 1-3 vs. the Cougars, after 40-21 loss at BYU last year.

The Citadel at Florida State, 6:30 p.m. on FSN Affiliates / RSN / ESPN-GP / espn3 - Doesn't help Seminoles SOS for '14.

Lamar at Texas A&M, 6:30 p.m. on SECN - Who was Johnny Football, as Kevin Sumlin's plug & play offense enjoys '14 with SEC win in Week 1.

Michigan at Notre Dame, 6:30 p.m. on NBC - As the year to year series comes to an end with the ACC-lite Fighting Irish.

Northwestern State at Baylor, 6:30 p.m. on FSN Affiliates - defending Big 12 champs lost bowl game to close '13 welcome '14 FCS opponent ahead of Week 3 road trip to MAC?

Sam Houston State at LSU, 6:30 p.m. on SECN - The Tigers enjoy four staight at home, after B1G win in Houston in Week 1.

Towson at West Virginia, 6:30 p.m. on RSPI - The Mountaineers should notch first win in Week 2, after loss to Bama in opener.

North Dakota State at Weber State, 7:00 p.m. on ALT / NBC ND (cable) / Big Sky Video - So, are the Bison primed for a fourth straight FCS title or will winning ways come to a close in '14 under new head man?

San Diego State at North Carolina, 7:00 p.m. on ESPN News / 4SD (cable) - The Tar Heels were 7-6 this year and haven't played a major foe yet in '14 to be ranked from our vantage point.

Virginia Tech at Ohio State, 7:00 p.m. on ESPN - Could this be Urban Meyer's first regular season loss in Columbus, as he begins Year 3 at Buckeyes helm?

Memphis at UCLA, 9:00 p.m. on PAC-12 Network (HD) / Pac-12 Video - Bruins home opener, before another road trip East to Arlington.

Air Force at Wyoming, 9:15 p.m. on ESPNU - The Mountain West opener for each team ...

Colorado State at Boise State, 9:15 p.m. on ESPN2 - The Rams are an underdog in this MWC opener, after a nice in-state win over the Colorado Buffaloes.

Oregon State at Hawaii, 9:30 p.m. on CBSSN - The Rainbows host another Pac 12 opponent ahead of next week's date with the UNI Panthers.

Texas Tech at UTEP, 10:00 p.m. on FS1 - The Red Raiders look to take care of business on the road ...

Alcorn State at Southern Miss, 6:00 p.m. on $CSLive Video - The Golden Eagles have only one win in now the third year, so a win would be nice boost.

Campbell at Appalachian State, 5:00 p.m. on espn3 - Home opener aftet

Colorado at UMass, 2:00 p.m. on espn3 - another MAC opportunity in rare Big 5 home date.

Duke at Troy, 6:00 p.m. on espn3 - Trojans seek win #2 in 13 games vs. ACC foes in a nice home game vs. a Big 5 conference opponent.

Eastern Kentucky at Miami of Ohio, 2:30 p.m. on espn3 - FCS upset alert?

Florida A&M at Miami-FL, 6:00 p.m. on espn3 - Hurricane look to rebound vs. FCS opponent,  after losing ACC opener on Labor Day!

Gardner Webb at Wake Forest, 5:30 p.m. on espn3 - Demon Deacons need to win these games ...

Grambling at Houston, 7:00 p.m. on espn3 - Cougars host FCS opponent early in '14.

Idaho at Louisiana Monroe, 6:00 p.m. on espn3 - Welcome to Sun Belt Vandals!

Idaho State at Utah State, 7:00 p.m. on MWC Video1 / MWC Video2 - The Aggies should roll ...

Louisiana Tech at Louisiana Lafayette, 6:00 p.m. on espn3 - Does Tech QB Cody Sokol, former Hawkeye, lead team to road win?

Murray State at Louisville, 6:00 p.m. on espn3 - Home field advantage is back under coach Bobby Petrino?

Navy at Temple, 12:00 p.m. on espn3 - The Midshipmen fell to Ohio State, as they hit the road to the MAC ..

New Mexico State at Georgia State, 1:00 p.m. on espn3 - States fight for state bragging rights, really?

Northern Colorado at UNLV, 9:00 p.m. on MWC Video1 / MWC Video2 - Will Vegas rock vs. FCS at home?

Old Dominion at North Carolina State, 5:00 p.m. on espn3 - Monarchs come a marching to battle Wolfpack!

Richmond at Virginia, 2:30 p.m. on espn3 - Job changer as ex-Richmond coach looks for wins in '14 and Year 5.

South Alabama at Kent State, 1:00 p.m. on espn3 - Not a sexy MAC out of conference game in Week 2.

VMI at Bowling Green, 2:30 p.m. on espn3 - Falcons seeking first win in '14.

Wagner at Florida International, 5:00 p.m. on $CSLive Video / $Video - The Golden Panthers lost last year vs. FCS opponent to finish 1-11.  FIU opened with back to back home FCS games in '14.

Our early look at College Football Playoff Top 4:

1. Florida State
2. Oklahoma
3. Alabama
4. winner of Michigan State @ Oregon
Next: winner of USC @ Stanford

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