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Week 3 Football: What to watch

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A look at games that might pique your interest

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: SEP 07 Western Carolina at NC State Photo by Jaylynn Nash/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

For the second straight week, we get no Thursday night college football. That’s a shame, an outrage, and I’m more than slightly sad about it. If you have to watch something, you can watch the Thursday night NFL game to see which of Jameis Winston (5) or Cam Newton (7) breaks their streak of consecutive losses as a starter. Bad NFL football! Yay!(?)

For the second straight week, we also get multiple Friday night games involving ACC teams - and thanks to Wake Forest, we’re 3-for-3 in that regard on the season. UNC-CH and Wake will square off in a non-conference game, so that’s fun. Boston College gets to earn an easy non-conference P5 win as they take on Kansas. If you’re staying up late, that Washington State @ Houston game should put up a ton of points.

There aren’t a lot of great Saturday game either, sadly, and one of the more interesting ones (K-State @ Mississippi Sate) is the same time as the NC State game. When Iowa @ Iowa State is your College Gameday selection, you know it’s a poor week.

Florida State @ Virginia will be interesting in the evening slate of games, while Hawaii plays at a non-insomniac hour as they look to take down their third straight P5 opponent (Arizona, Oregon State) to start the year.

Bad football is better than no football, y’all! Enjoy!

SP+ Ratings and Sagarin Ratings listed ahead of each team’s name.

Thursday

[NFL] Buccaneers @ Panthers - 8:20pm - NFLN

Friday

56/33 North Carolina @ 50/38 Wake Forest - 6:00pm - ESPN

114/111 Kansas @ 48/48 Boston College - 7:30pm - ACCN

22/13 Washington State @ 69/59 Houston - 9:15pm - ESPN

Saturday

31/28 NC State @ 78/75 West Virginia - 12:00pm - FS1

82/41 Pittsburgh @ 10/9 Penn State - 12:00pm - ABC

41/25 Kansas State @ 13/35 Mississippi State - 12:00pm - ESPN

FCS/123 Furman @ 45/56 Virginia Tech - 12:00pm - ACCN

FCS/183 The Citadel @ 89/54 Georgia Tech - 12:30pm - ACCNX

90/81 Florida Atlantic @ 101/116 Ball State - 2:00pm - ESPN+

113/113 East Carolina @ 102/76 Navy - 3:30pm - CBSSN

1/1 Alabama @ 28/31 South Carolina - 3:30pm - CBS

61/43 Stanford @ 17/8 UCF - 3:30pm - ESPN

43/58 Arizona State @ 18/7 Michigan State - 4:00pm - FOX

20/23 Iowa @ 37/49 Iowa State - 4:00pm - FS1

75/68 Louisville @ 104/128 Western Kentucky - 4:00pm - Stadium

FCS/206 Bethune-Cookman @ 29/27 Miami - 4:00pm - ACCN

8/17 Florida @ 34/34 Kentucky - 7:00pm - ESPN

64/47 Duke @ 95/97 Middle Tennessee - 7:00pm - Facebook

2/2 Clemson @ 70/55 Syracuse - 7:30pm - ABC

83/89 Hawaii @ 21/36 Washington - 7:30pm - PAC12

46/40 Florida State @ 32/22 Virginia - 7:30pm - ACCN

30/42 TCU @ 57/110 Purdue - 7:30pm - BTN

39/19 Texas Tech @ 63/74 Arizona - 10:30pm - ESPN