The Football Thread: NFL Week 2 / CFB Week 3

Taking over posting duties for this thread at least for this week. I’ll try to keep up with it but if you don’t see it by 6pm-ish Thursday, feel free to toss it up yourself.

First, some housekeeping: Let’s try to keep as much football talk here vs to OT as possible. A few posters have some issues with the sport and would like to minimize their engagement with it. So let’s try to keep at least the bulk in this thread Thursday through Monday. Posts in the OT are still fine as far as I know, this is more of a courtesy thing.

Conversely, I also wanna ask the people who want to talk about their issues with the sport to understand we’ve all grappled with it and made our decisions to continue following it and I’d ask that you at least respect that and let us talk about the sport here without too many awareness posts.

Anyway, on to the schedule!

College Football Week 3 Schedule and Predictions (From

All Times ET.

Predicted winners in bold.

Friday, Sept. 13

Houston at No. 20 Washington State (9:15 p.m., ESPN)


Saturday, Sept. 14

Arkansas State at No. 3 Georgia (noon, ESPN2)

No. 6 Ohio State at Indiana (noon, Fox)

Pittsburgh at No. 13 Penn State (noon, ABC)

No. 21 Maryland at Temple (noon, CBS Sports Network)

New Mexico at No. 7 Notre Dame (2:30 p.m., NBC)

No. 2 Alabama at South Carolina (3:30 p.m., CBS)

Stanford at No. 17 UCF (3:30 p.m., ESPN)

No. 24 USC at BYU (3:30 p.m., ABC)

Arizona State at No. 18 Michigan State (4 p.m., Fox)

No. 19 Iowa at Iowa State (4 p.m., FS1)

Idaho State at No. 11 Utah (4:15 p.m.)

Kent State at No. 8 Auburn (7 p.m., ESPN2)

No. 9 Florida at Kentucky (7 p.m., ESPN)

Lamar at No. 16 Texas A&M (7 p.m., ESPNU)

No. 1 Clemson at Syracuse (7:30 p.m., ABC)

Northwestern State at No. 4 LSU (7:30 p.m., SEC Network)

Hawaii at No. 23 Washington (7:30 p.m., Pac-12 Network)

Florida State at No. 25 Virginia (7:30 p.m., ACC Network)

No. 5 Oklahoma at UCLA (8 p.m., Fox)

No. 12 Texas at Rice (8 p.m., CBS Sports Network)

Portland State at No. 22 Boise State (10:15 p.m., ESPN2)

Montana at No. 15 Oregon (10:45 p.m., Pac-12 Network)