Week 1 of college football was great, spreading across anywhere between five and 10 days, depending on your definition. Week 2 began mere hours after, with some minor weeknight business on Thursday and Friday.
Below, the Watch Grid guide to the season’s second full Saturday, with TV times, streaming info, and recommendations for each time slot.
Things start slowly, with nothing really jumping out as essential in the early period. But you should clock in by the middle slate, at the latest, because TCU and Arkansas always go wild and Pitt and Penn State hate each other.
And then the prime time spot is absurdly loaded, with twice as many ranked-vs.-ranked games as we’d ever really need going at once.
Saturday, Sept. 9 college football schedule
The morning slate is dismal, outside of ¡EL ASSICO! and Lamar Jackson putting up about 17,000 yards against UNC.
In the afternoon, your headliner is Penn State and Pitt hating each other.
AND THEN EVERYTHING GOES WILD. AUBURN-CLEMSON, OHIO STATE-OKLAHOMA, GEORGIA-NOTRE DAME, AND STANFORD-USC ALL AT ONCE. UGA-ND IS LISTED AS A MAYBE, JUST BECAUSE SOMETHING HAS TO BE, AND THE ONE RULE OF THE WATCH GRID IS THAT EACH TIME CAN ONLY HAVE ONE WATCH THIS GAME. YOU CAN WATCH ALL OF AUBURN-CLEMSON AND STILL MAKE CERTAIN TO CATCH THE OU-OSU ENDING, OR VICE VERSA, FOR EXAMPLE. ANYWAY, TRY TO WATCH THEM ALL, FAIL MISERABLY, DO YOUR BEST, AND CATCH UP AS YOU CAN.
The night spot is also good, with the Utah-BYU Holy War (BYU isn’t very good, but again, this is two teams that hate each other) and Boise State-Washington State competing with two possible (likely?) mid-major upsets of the Pac-12’s Arizona teams.