MIAMI, FL, Sporting Alert — Here is the NCAA college football complete schedule of matches, TV channels, live stream and kick-off times for Week 3 on Saturday, September 16.
Among the current leading programs on the schedule for this weekend are No. 1 Alabama, No. 2 Oklahoma and No. 3 Clemson.
One of the trending college football games all week has been the clash between the defending champion Clemson and No. 14 Louisville at Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium in Kentucky.
The will be nationally televised on ABC and stream on WatchESPN, starting at 8:12 p.m. ET.
Both teams battled out a classic last season with the Tigers coming out on top 42-36 and Clemson coach Dabo Swinney is expecting another tough battle, but is also bracing for a fun game.
“Louisville is an outstanding team and that’s a difficult place to play,” Swinney said. “But it’s exciting and is going to be a lot of fun.
“To me, that’s what you come to Clemson for — to be part of games like this in great environments.
“We’re looking forward to it. This is a fun game to prepare for because you just know that every play is so critical.”
Lamar Jackson, the reigning Heisman Trophy winner, has already thrown for 771 yards and five touchdowns and is off to another brilliant start for the Cardinals.
The junior from Pompano Beach in Florida, was very impressive in last season’s defeat, accounting for three touchdowns and combining for 457 yards.
Jackson looks even better already this season and the football pundits are expecting him to be a handful for Clemson.
Meanwhile, top-ranked Alabama will take on Colorado State looking to go 3-0 this season.
The Crimson Tide, according to ESPN’s Football Power Index, enter this game with a 97.9-percent chance of beating the Rams, who lost 31-6 when these teams met in 2013.
Kick-off time for this game is 7:00 pm and live coverage is on ESPN and WatchESPN.
After knocking off Ohio State and replaced them as the No. 2 ranked team in the country this week in the AP Top 25 poll, Oklahoma will aim to aim to extend that for when it hosts Tulane at Memorial Stadium in Norman.
The Sooners (2-0) were a very comfortable 31-16 winner over the Buckeyes last Saturday and should have little trouble putting away the Green Wave at home.
In other NCAA college football games on Saturday, No. 8 Ohio State will seek to bounce back the defeat last week when they host Army, while fellow Big Ten colleagues and No. 5 Penn State will entertain Georgia State.
Fourth-ranked USC has a date with Texas at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, while No. 6 Washington takes on Fresno State and No. 7 Michigan welcomes Air Force.
Three games have been either postponed or canceled this weekend.
Florida International’s clash with Indiana has called off in Bloomington because of difficulties related to the effects of Hurricane Irma, while the Georgia Tech and UCF battle in Orlando, was also canceled due to the after-effects from Hurricane Irma.
College Football Week 3
Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017
Matchup Time (ET) TV and Live Stream
Air Force at No. 7 Michigan Noon BTN
Delaware State at West Virginia Noon ROOT SPORTS
Iowa State at Akron Noon CBSSN
Kansas at Ohio Noon ESPNU and WatchESPN
NIU at Nebraska Noon FS1 and Fox Sports Go
No. 9 Oklahoma State at Pittsburgh Noon ESPN and WatchESPN
No. 25 UCLA at Memphis Noon ABC and WatchESPN
Connecticut at Virginia Noon ESPN2 and WatchESPN
UL Lafayette at Texas A&M Noon SECN and WatchESPN
Furman at NC State 12:20 pm ACCN
Baylor at Duke 12:30 pm RSN
Coastal Carolina at UAB 1:00 pm
Northern Colorado at Colorado 2:00 pm Pac-12N
Tennessee Tech at Ball State 3:00 pm ESPN3 and WatchESPN
Utah State at Wake Forest 3:00 pm ACCNExtra
Central Michigan at Syracuse 3:30 pm ACCNExtra
Morgan State at Rutgers 3:30 pm BTN
Middle Tennessee at Minnesota 3:30 pm BTN
North Carolina at Old Dominion 3:30 pm
North Texas at Iowa 3:30 pm ESPN2 and WatchESPN
Notre Dame at Boston College 3:30 pm ESPN and WatchESPN
SMU at No. 20 TCU 3:30 pm ESPNU and WatchESPN
No. 23 Tennessee at No. 24 Florida 3:30 pm CBS
No. 16 Virginia Tech at East Carolina 3:30 pm CBSSN
No. 10 Wisconsin at BYU 3:30 pm ABC and WatchESPN
Mercer at No. 15 Auburn 4:00 pm SECN
Purdue at Missouri 4:00 pm SECN
Army at No. 8 Ohio State 4:30 pm FOX
Oregon State at No. 21 Washington State 5:30 pm Pac-12N
Colgate at Buffalo 6:00 pm ESPN3 and WatchESPN
North Carolina A&T at Charlotte 6:00 pm WCCB/CUSA.TV
Tulane at No. 2 Oklahoma 6:00 pm FSOK
Bethune-Cookman at Florida Atlantic 6:30 pm beIN SPORTS
Kent State at Marshall 6:30 pm CUSA.TV
Alabama A&M at South Alabama 7:00 pm ESPN3 and WatchESPN
Appalachian State at Texas State 7:00 pm ESPN3 and WatchESPN
Colorado State at No. 1 Alabama 7:00 pm ESPN2 and WatchESPN
No. 12 LSU at Mississippi State 7:00 pm ESPN and WatchESPN
Idaho at Western Michigan 7:00 pm ESPN3 and WatchESPN
Idaho State at Nevada 7:00 pm ESPN3 and WatchESPN
Louisiana Tech at WKU 7:00 pm
Oregon at Wyoming 7:00 pm CBSSN
Southern at UT San Antonio 7:00 pm CUSA.TV
Southern Miss at ULM 7:00 pm ESPN3 and WatchESPN
Tulsa at Toledo 7:00 pm ESPN3 and WatchESPN
Arkansas-Pine Bluff at Arkansas State 7:00 pm ESPN3 and WatchESPN
Bowling Green at Northwestern 7:30 pm BTN
Georgia State at No. 5 Penn State 7:30 pm BTN
No. 18 Kansas State at Vanderbilt 7:30 pm ESPNU and WatchESPN
Kentucky at South Carolina 7:30 pm SECN
Samford at No. 13 Georgia 7:30 pm SECN
Arizona State at Texas Tech 8:00 pm FSN
Cincinnati at Miami, OH 8:00 pm FOX 19, ESPN3 and WatchESPN
No. 3 Clemson at No. 14 Louisville 8:00 pm ABC and WatchESPN
Rice at Houston 8:00 pm ESPN3 and WatchESPN
Troy at New Mexico State 8:00 pm ESPN3 and WatchESPN
Texas at No. 4 USC 8:30 pm FOX
Fresno State at No. 6 Washington 9:30 pm Pac-12N
San Jose State at Utah 10:00 pm ESPN2 and WatchESPN
Ole Miss at California 10:30 pm ESPN and WatchESPN
No. 19 Stanford at San Diego State 10:30 pm CBSSN
COLLEGE FOOTBALL GAMES NOT PLAYING
No. 17 Miami, FL at No. 11 Florida State — Postponed
FIU at Indiana — Canceled
Georgia Tech at UCF — Canceled