Heath's remote - CFB Week 2

College football's second week has one of the leanest slates of quality games to offer of the entire season. Fortunately for Gator fans, an early kickoff with Troy means they'll have plenty of time to be ready to check out the best that is available.

That Troy game is on the SEC Network, ESPN's over the air package beginning with the pregame show at noon and kicking off at 12:21. Dave Neal and Andre Ware will call the game. When you're not watching that, here's the top options for your football watching Saturday.

If you're looking for a second game to flip to during commercials or halftime of Florida-Troy, there are a few mediocre possibilities. Beginning at noon, ESPN has occasional giant killer Fresno State visiting Wisconsin. Bret Bielema really needs a strong season to cool off the criticism in Madison. Raycom's ACC package has Stanford visiting Wake Forest. Maybe having a jet lagged opponent kicking off at 9 a.m. their time will help the ACC close the gap on the CAA for non conference wins against FBS schools (they trail 3-1 right now).

Things improve with the 3:30 window of games. UF should be done with the Trojans in time for you to catch the start of Notre Dame's visit to Michigan on ABC. A second intriguing 3:30 kickoff is Houston at Oklahoma State on FSN. The Cowboys should be on upset alert, because Houston's offense puts up plenty of points. If Okie State is still patting themselves on the back for the Georgia win, they could easily find themselves in trouble. The priority game for Gator fans is on ESPN at 4, with UCLA visiting Tennessee. Lane Kiffin's first game against a team with a pulse should be interesting viewing before UT comes to Gainesville next week. History is on the Volunteers side, as the SEC is 16-3 at home against the Pac-10 since 1980.

Thanks to the new TV deals the SEC plays most of its games at night now and this week is no exception. South Carolina at Georgia should be another defensive brawl beginning at 7 on ESPN. Neither team has scored more than 18 in this game since Steve Spurrier arrived in Columbia in 2005, and the two schools combined to score 17 points last week. With a road trip to Arkansas up next, this is a must have game for Georgia even though it's only week two. Other conference matchups kicking at seven are Vanderbilt at LSU on ESPNU and Auburn at Mississippi State on FSN.

The featured game of the day is undoubtedly USC's visit to Ohio State. It's being shown in 3D at movie theaters if you live in the home areas of the schools, Hartford, or Hurst, Texas (huh?). Otherwise you'll want to tune in ABC at 8. Pete Carroll hasn't lost a regular season non-conference game since 2002, while the Buckeyes have struggled against ranked opposition the last few years.

When the game ends, or earlier if it gets really ugly, you've got a couple of decent nightcap options. Oregon, the team that had the worst opening week possible, hosts Purdue on FSN beginning at 10:15. The absolute last call game of the night is Oregon State at UNLV on CBS College Sports starting at 11. UNLV has sprung upsets on Arizona State and Iowa State in the last couple of years, so there's a chance they might have a surprise for the Beavers.


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