Week 3’s gonna be a strange one in college football. America’s only truly national regular season has no way of avoiding disastrous weather — we simply have teams everywhere. For the third September in a row, the schedule is altered because of weather.
College football games are the least of our worries, but seeing as this is a weekly college football schedule post, it’s a thing to make note of. If you’re anywhere near the storm’s potential path (I kind of am myself), please be safe.
Below, the Week 3 schedule, sorted by an estimate of watchability. As always, note “watchability” is never intended to perfectly correlate with how good your team is. Your team is great, and I wish the very sick media acknowledged it.
[Weeknight games removed, for your Saturday convenience.]
[MTSU-Georgia has since moved to noon on ESPNews.]
Here’s how you know the Watch Grid is completely honest: I could’ve listed Rutgers-Kansas as a last-tier game, but we’re all friends here. We all know morbid curiosity is going to get the best of all of us. It’s OK.
And yes, Murder Smurfs-Oklahoma State will be far more enjoyable for the average viewer* than the game with the prettier AP Poll rankings at the moment. It might crack 100 points and finish before the 16-9 Tiger Bowl as well.
* Gruntball aficionados, know that I’m one of you, but the Watch Grid is for the people, not you and me.
Well, luckily, the loaded 3:30 ET games are still going.
I think Ohio State is just a bad matchup for TCU and simply a better team, but we’ve thought that before about TCU, haven’t we? The USC-Texas nostalgia fest is also happening, and I can see it stealing the show, just like it did last year.
Options are slim late, but Utah is a really tempting pick as a touchdown underdog at home against Washington, which has yet to prove much on offense. SP+ has the Utes comfortably covering, for starters.