Best College Football Games: Week 2

Alabama-Texas leads off our picks for the best college football games this week.

Week 2 of the college football season might not have the firepower of week 1, but there are still a handful of great games that’ll be worth a watch. For this inaugural edition of the College Football Watch Guide, let’s break down a few of this week’s best games. Sports logo featuring animated athlete with raised hands.

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#1 Alabama at Texas

Is true love possible? What happens when we die? Is Texas back? These questions have plagued man since time immemorial, and with a fully-loaded Crimson Tide team facing off against the Longhorns, we’ll have an answer to one of these questions after this week.

When is #1 Alabama at Texas?

Time: 12:00 p.m. ET
Date: Sept. 10
Channel: FOX

#10 USC at Stanford

Lincoln Riley’s new-look USC team faces its first test of the season as they open Pac-12 play against Stanford. The Cardinals haven’t been the toughest test in recent seasons, but if USC’s revamped roster performs as expected, the Trojans should pass with flying colors.

When is #10 USC at Stanford?

Time: 7:30 p.m. ET
Date: Sept. 10
Channel: ABC

Washington State at #19 Wisconsin

On one end of the field: Wisconsin’s stout defense and more corn-fed linemen than you can wave a bag of Culver’s cheese curds at. On the other end: New Cougars quarterback Cameron Ward, who had a bananas 4,648 passing yards and 47 touchdowns last season at the University of the Incarnate Word. (Our advice? Take the over.)

When is Washington State at #19 Wisconsin?

Time: 3:30 p.m. ET
Date: Sept. 10
Channel: FOX

Louisville at UCF

Look no further than this game if you’re the type of college football connoisseur/degenerate who enjoys rushing quarterbacks and funky offenses.

Louisville quarterback Malik Cunningham (2,941 passing yards, 1,031 rushing yards, and 49 total touchdowns last season) faces off against UCF’s John Rhys Plumlee, head coach Gus Malzahn’s latest Swiss Army Knife quarter/halfback. During Plumlee’s freshman season at Ole Miss, he had a Malzahn-ian stat line with 910 passing yards, 4 passing touchdowns, 1,023 rushing yards, and 12 rushing touchdowns.

When is Louisville at UCF?

Time: 7:30 p.m. ET
Date: Sept. 9
Channel: ESPN2

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