College Football TV Schedule and Rooting Guide for Vols fans: Week 3

In addition to the Vols-Gators game as the SEC Game of the Week on CBS at 3:30, there’s a lot of opportunity for Vols fans to scout out Tennessee’s future opponents this week. Thursday matters not at all to Vols fans, but you can ease into your weekend with an early scout of Tennessee’s next opponent on Friday night.

Saturday at noon, you have an opportunity to either increase or decrease your anxiety about the Gators by watching Michigan take on Air Force, and then it’s go time for Tennessee-Florida at 3:30. Regardless of your mood after the game, the evening provides an opportunity to bounce around among several future opponents of the Vols, plus a big national game between #3 Clemson and #14 Louisville.

Here’s the Week 3 college football TV schedule, curated for Vols fans. The full schedule as at the bottom of the post.

Thursday, September 14

2017 College Football TV Schedule - W3 - Thursday
Thursday, Sept. 14, 2017
Game Time (ET) TV Why How Root for
New Mexico at Boise State 8:00 PM ESPN It's football Live An entertaining game

 

Thursday night’s a good opportunity to put some honey-do credit in the bank if you need it, as no Vols fan really cares much one way or the other about New Mexico or Boise State. But if you’re not doing anything else, why not?

Friday, September 15

2017 College Football TV Schedule - W3 - Friday
Friday, Sept. 15, 2017
Game Time (ET) TV Why How Root for
UMass at Temple 7:00 PM ESPNU Next opponent Live UMass

 

Friday is a good opportunity to get a first look at UMass, who, if you haven’t realized it, comes to Neyland next week. It will help you look good next week at the office when you can name drop a couple of Minuteman players.

Gameday, September 16

And then it’s Gameday.

2017 College Football TV Schedule - W3 - Saturday
Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017
Game Time (ET) TV Why How Root for
Air Force at (7) Michigan Noon BTN Florida's last opponent Live Discuss
(23) Tennessee at (24) Florida 3:30 PM CBS GO VOLS LIVE GO VOLS
Purdue at Missouri 4:00 PM SECN Future opponent DVR Discuss
Colorado State at (1) Alabama 7:00 PM ESPN2 Future opponent Channel hop Alabama
(12) LSU at Mississippi State 7:00 PM ESPN Future opponent Channel hop LSU
(18) Kansas State at Vanderbilt 7:30 PM ESPNU Future opponent Channel hop Discuss
Kentucky at South Carolina 7:30 PM SECN Future opponents Channel hop Kentucky
Samford at (13) Georgia 7:30 PM SECN Alt. Future opponent Channel hop Discuss
(3) Clemson at (14) Louisville 8:00 PM ABC Big game Channel hop Louisville

 

So, the main event on Saturday is the Vols-Gators game, of course. But beyond that, let me ask you a few questions you can answer in the comments:

  • How do you want Michigan to look against Air Force?
  • How do you want future SEC East opponents Georgia, Missouri, and Vanderbilt to look against non-conference competition?
  • Same question, but for SEC West opponents Alabama and LSU.
  • Between South Carolina and Kentucky, we’re rooting for Kentucky to pull off the upset, right?

Complete college football TV schedule for Week 3

And here’s the complete schedule for the week, paginated and searchable!

2017 College Football TV Schedule - W3
Thursday, Sept. 14, 2017
Game Time (ET) TV
New Mexico at Boise State 8:00 PM ESPN
Friday, Sept. 15, 2017
Game Time (ET) TV
Illinois at (22) USF 7:00 PM ESPN
UMass at Temple 7:00 PM ESPNU
Arizona at UTEP 10:15 PM ESPN
Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017
Game Time (ET) TV
Air Force at (7) Michigan Noon BTN
Delaware State at West Virginia Noon ROOT SPORTS
Iowa State at Akron Noon CBSSN
Kansas at Ohio Noon ESPNU
NIU at Nebraska Noon FS1
(9) Oklahoma State at Pittsburgh Noon ESPN
(25) UCLA at Memphis Noon ABC
UConn at Virginia Noon ESPN2
UL Lafayette at Texas A&M Noon SECN
Furman at NC State 12:20 PM ACCN
Baylor at Duke 12:30 PM RSN
Coastal Carolina at UAB 1:00 PM Raycom (local)
Northern Colorado at Colorado 2:00 PM Pac-12N
Tennessee Tech at Ball State 3:00 PM ESPN3
Utah State at Wake Forest 3:00 PM ACCNExtra
Central Michigan at Syracuse 3:30 PM ACCNExtra
FIU at Indiana Canceled
Morgan State at Rutgers 3:30 PM BTN
Middle Tennessee at Minnesota 3:30 PM BTN
North Carolina at Old Dominion 3:30 PM Stadium
North Texas at Iowa 3:30 PM ESPN2
Notre Dame at Boston College 3:30 PM ESPN
SMU at (20) TCU 3:30 PM ESPNU
(23) Tennessee at (24) Florida 3:30 PM CBS
(16) Virginia Tech at East Carolina 3:30 PM CBSSN
(10) Wisconsin at BYU 3:30 PM ABC
Mercer at (15) Auburn 4:00 PM SECN Alt.
Purdue at Missouri 4:00 PM SECN
Army at (8) Ohio State 4:30 PM FOX
Oregon State at (21) Washington State 5:30 PM Pac-12N
Colgate at Buffalo 6:00 PM ESPN3
North Carolina A&T at Charlotte 6:00 PM WCCB/CUSA.TV
Tulane at (2) Oklahoma 6:00 PM FSOK PPV
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
Appalachian State at Texas State 7:00 PM ESPN3
Colorado State at (1) Alabama 7:00 PM ESPN2
Idaho at Western Michigan 7:00 PM ESPN3
Idaho State at Nevada 7:00 PM ATTSNRM
Louisiana Tech at WKU 7:00 PM Stadium
(12) LSU at Mississippi State 7:00 PM ESPN
Oregon at Wyoming 7:00 PM CBSSN
Southern at UTSA 7:00 PM KCWX-TV/CUSA.TV
Southern Miss at ULM 7:00 PM ESPN3
Tulsa at Toledo 7:00 PM ESPN3
UAPB at Ar(18) Kansas State 7:00 PM ESPN3
Bowling Green at Northwestern 7:30 PM BTN
Georgia State at (5) Penn State 7:30 PM BTN
Georgia Tech at UCF Canceled
(18) Kansas State at Vanderbilt 7:30 PM ESPNU
Kentucky at South Carolina 7:30 PM SECN
Samford at (13) Georgia 7:30 PM SECN Alt.
Arizona State at Texas Tech 8:00 PM FSN
Cincinnati at Miami, OH 8:00 PM FOX 19/ESPN3
(3) Clemson at (14) Louisville 8:00 PM ABC
(17) Miami, FL at (11) Florida State PPD to 10/07
Rice at Houston 8:00 PM ESPN3
Troy at New Mexico State 8:00 PM ESPN3
Texas at (4) USC 8:30 PM FOX
Fresno State at (6) Washington 9:30 PM Pac-12N
San Jose State at Utah 10:00 PM ESPN2
Ole Miss at California 10:30 PM ESPN
(19) Stanford at San Diego State 10:30 PM CBSSN

2 Comments

  1. I hope UK wins this week. I’m already tired of hearing SC fans proclaiming themselves as the East champs before any other contender has played a conference game.

  2. Thanks for the great guide…
    1. Want Michigan win big to boost our win over Florida
    2. Want all SEC Teams (East and West) to look strong and win big vs. non-conference foes… SEC, SEC, SEC!
    3. Hope Kentucky whips SC to bring them back down to earth.

    Go Vols!! Grill those Gators!!

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