College football 2015 TV schedule: Top 25 match-ups rule Saturday

Already in the second week of the season, we've got three games featuring ranked schools going head to head.

Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports/REUTERS
Ohio State Buckeyes quarterback Cardale Jones (12) runs with the ball as Virginia Tech Hokies cornerback Chuck Clark (19) chases in the first quarter at Lane Stadium, Sept. 7, 2015, in Blacksburg, Va.

A trio of games featuring ranked teams in The Associated Press Top 25 college football poll facing one another has our attention this week, along with the usual suspects.

ESPN gets things started a little earlier than normal Saturday morning at 11:30 a.m. Eastern time, as 11th-ranked Florida State takes on South Florida in Tallahassee.

At noon, No. 6 Auburn, after defeating Louisville in Atlanta, goes home to host Jacksonville State. This contest will be televised on the ESPN SEC network.

Tenth-ranked Georgia starts its SEC schedule early, with a road game in Nashville against Vanderbilt. CBS will carry this game at 3:30 p.m. Eastern.

No. 1 Ohio State, fresh off its impressive road win Monday night at Virginia Tech, opens the home part of its 2015 schedule with a contest Saturday against the University of Hawaii. The Big Ten Network (BTN) will televise this game, beginning at 3:30 p.m. Eastern.

Also at 3:30, No. 17 Mississippi plays host to Fresno State, which can be seen on ESPN2.

Following its win over Texas last week, ninth-ranked Notre Dame goes on the road for the first time this year against Virginia. ABC will broadcast this game at 3:30 p.m.

No. 3 Texas Christian starts the home portion of its schedule against Stephen F. Austin, which will be televised by Fox Sports 1 at 3:30.

Moving to the 4 o'clock hour Saturday, No. 2 Alabama is also at home against Middle Tennessee on the ESPN SEC network.

Arkansas, ranked 18th this week, hosts Toledo as an alternate game on the ESPN SEC network at 4 p.m. Eastern.

The first of Saturday's games that feature two ranked teams hits the field at 6 p.m. Eastern. No. 19 Oklahoma travels to Neyland Stadium in Knoxville to take on 23rd-ranked Tennessee. This game will be televised on ESPN.

At 7 p.m., No. 22 Arizona will play at Nevada on the CBS Sports Network, while 16th-ranked Texas A&M hosts Ball State on ESPNU.

No. 4 Baylor will take on Lamar at 7:30 p.m. on Fox Sports Net.

The second game we've highlighted for Saturday kicks off at 8 p.m. Eastern. Fifth-ranked Michigan State will host No. 7 Oregon in East Lansing on ABC. Eighth-ranked USC plays Idaho in Los Angeles at 8 p.m. Eastern on the Pac-12 Network.

The third and final game with ranked teams involved gets started at 9:15 p.m. Eastern. No. 14 Louisiana State travels to Starkville, Mississippi, to take on No. 25 Mississippi State, which can be seen on ESPN.

At approximately 10:15 p.m. Eastern, No. 20 Boise State plays at BYU on ESPN2.

Finally, 13th-ranked UCLA hits the road to Las Vegas to meet UNLV at 10:30 p.m. Eastern. This game can be seen on the CBS Sports Network.

You've read  of  free articles. Subscribe to continue.

Dear Reader,

About a year ago, I happened upon this statement about the Monitor in the Harvard Business Review – under the charming heading of “do things that don’t interest you”:

“Many things that end up” being meaningful, writes social scientist Joseph Grenny, “have come from conference workshops, articles, or online videos that began as a chore and ended with an insight. My work in Kenya, for example, was heavily influenced by a Christian Science Monitor article I had forced myself to read 10 years earlier. Sometimes, we call things ‘boring’ simply because they lie outside the box we are currently in.”

If you were to come up with a punchline to a joke about the Monitor, that would probably be it. We’re seen as being global, fair, insightful, and perhaps a bit too earnest. We’re the bran muffin of journalism.

But you know what? We change lives. And I’m going to argue that we change lives precisely because we force open that too-small box that most human beings think they live in.

The Monitor is a peculiar little publication that’s hard for the world to figure out. We’re run by a church, but we’re not only for church members and we’re not about converting people. We’re known as being fair even as the world becomes as polarized as at any time since the newspaper’s founding in 1908.

We have a mission beyond circulation, we want to bridge divides. We’re about kicking down the door of thought everywhere and saying, “You are bigger and more capable than you realize. And we can prove it.”

If you’re looking for bran muffin journalism, you can subscribe to the Monitor for $15. You’ll get the Monitor Weekly magazine, the Monitor Daily email, and unlimited access to CSMonitor.com.

QR Code to College football 2015 TV schedule: Top 25 match-ups rule Saturday
Read this article in
https://www.csmonitor.com/USA/Society/2015/0912/College-football-2015-TV-schedule-Top-25-match-ups-rule-Saturday
QR Code to Subscription page
Start your subscription today
https://www.csmonitor.com/subscribe