The GRT “Other Games” Game Thread

It’s not Gameday for the Vols — not yet — but it is Gameday for most of the rest of college football. Hang out with us here if you’re watching the other games today.

Here’s the day’s schedule again:


College football schedule curated for Vols fans

Saturday, Sept. 2, 2017

Matchup Time (ET) TVTickets How to Watch Root For
Akron at (6) Penn State Noon ABC Channel Hop Akron
Kent State at (5) Clemson Noon ESPN Channel Hop Kent State
(11) Michigan vs. (17) Florida (at Arlington, TX) 3:30 pm ABC Live Debatable
Appalachian State at (15) Georgia 6:15 pm ESPN Live, until 8:00 Debatable
(3) Florida State vs. (1) Alabama (at Atlanta, GA) 8:00 pm ABC Live Debatable
BYU vs. (13) LSU (at New Orleans, LA) 9:30 pm ESPN DVR, until after AL/FSU Debatable

The entire schedule

Saturday, Sept. 2, 2017

Matchup Time (ET) TVTickets
Akron at (6) Penn State Noon ABC
Ball State at Illinois Noon BTN
Bowling Green at Michigan State Noon ESPNU
Kent State at (5) Clemson Noon ESPN
Maryland at (23) Texas Noon FS1
Missouri State at Missouri Noon SECN
Wyoming at Iowa Noon BTN
California at North Carolina 12:20 pm ACCN
Bethune-Cookman at (18) Miami, FL 12:30 pm RSN
Youngstown State at Pittsburgh 1:00 pm ACCNExtra
Portland State at Oregon State 2:00pm Pac-12N
VMI at Air Force 2:00 pm ESPN3
NC State vs. South Carolina (at Charlotte, NC) 3:00 pm ESPN
Alabama A&M at UAB 3:30 pm Stadium
(11) Michigan vs. (17) Florida (at Arlington, TX) 3:30 pm ABC
Nevada at Northwestern 3:30 pm BTN
Temple at Notre Dame 3:30 pm NBC
UTEP at (7) Oklahoma 3:30 pm FOX
William & Mary at Virginia 3:30 pm ACCNExtra
Troy at Boise State 3:45 pm ESPNU
Charleston Southern at Mississippi State 4:00 pm SECN
Eastern Washington at Texas Tech 4:00 pm FSN
Kentucky at Southern Miss 4:00 pm CBSSN
Stony Brook at (19) USF 4:00 pm ESPN3
Western Michigan at (4) USC 5:15 pm Pac-12N
Albany at Old Dominion 6:00 pm ESPN3
James Madison at East Carolina 6:00 pm ESPN3
NC Central at Duke 6:00 pm ACCNExtra
Appalachian State at (15) Georgia 6:15 pm ESPN
Miami, OH at Marshall 6:30 pm Stadium /
Central Arkansas at (20) Kansas State 7:00 pm K-StateHD.TV
Eastern Kentucky at WKU 7:00 pm FloSports.TV /
Hampton at Ohio 7:00 pm ESPN3
Houston at UTSA Postponed
Houston Baptist at Texas State 7:00 pm ESPN3
Lamar at North Texas 7:00 pm ESPN3
Liberty at Baylor 7:00 pm FS2
Northwestern State at Louisiana Tech 7:00 pm ESPN3
SE Louisiana at UL Lafayette 7:00 pm ESPN3
SE Missouri at Kansas 7:00 pm JTV
Stephen F. Austin at SMU 7:00 pm ESPN3
UMass at Coastal Carolina 7:00 pm ESPN3
Cal Poly at San Jose State 7:30 pm No TV
Georgia Southern at (12) Auburn 7:30 pm SECN
(16) Louisville vs. Purdue (at Indianapolis, IN) 7:30 pm FOX
South Alabama at Ole Miss 7:30 pm ESPNU
Abilene Christian at New Mexico 8:00 pm No TV
Arkansas State at Nebraska 8:00 pm BTN
(3) Florida State vs. (1) Alabama (at Atlanta, GA) 8:00 pm ABC
Grambling State at Tulane 8:00 pm ESPN3
Jackson State at TCU 8:00 pm FSN
Northern Iowa at Iowa State 8:00 pm
Vanderbilt at Middle Tennessee 8:00 pm CBSSN
Southern Utah at Oregon 8:15 pm Pac-12N
UC Davis at San Diego State 8:30 pm Stadium /
Howard at UNLV 9:00 pm MWN
BYU vs. (13) LSU (at New Orleans, LA) 9:30 pm ESPN
Incarnate Word at Fresno State 10:00 pm No TV
Montana State at (24) Washington State 10:30 pm FS1
NAU at Arizona 11:00 pm Pac-12N
Western Carolina at Hawaii 11:59 pm Spectrum PPV


  1. Enjoying all the articles and podcasts. Tried to login on the office pool picks numerous times. I know my email, password and the the letter repeat dealy were all correct. Frustrated !

  2. Someone in the SEC office needs to get on this nonsense of having no meaningful games until 3:00 PM on opening Saturday.

  3. Really enjoy seeing Maryland handle Texas so far. I mean they did lose to Kansas last year so it couldn’t be too surprising. Also Mizzou is in a shootout with Mizzou State. Defense is nonexistent and will probably kill the Tigers against SC next week.

  4. Texas last year gave up 40+ in four of their first five games. New coach can’t change that much that fast.

  5. Tee Higgins is in the wrong color of orange…. Makes me sad to see a fellow ORHS grad in Clemson colors.

  6. I didn’t even put Texas-Maryland in the picks this week with a -19 line.

  7. Florida looking vulnerable early.

  8. Clearly Jim Harbaugh is a QB guru

  9. Well, FL is just imploding now.

  10. Yo… with the differing user and sign up names on this site I’m not certain what handle this is going to show here but for the record I was Caban on RTT.

  11. So… the only SEC team to look legitimately very dangerous so far is Georgia. South Carolina had a near miraculous outcome… reminding me A LOT of our 2005 team where any success is almost entirely smoke and mirrors which eventually runs out. Kentucky has exceeded expectations today by handling Southern Miss somewhat comfortably.

    And what the heck is up with Florida? How do you bounce back from a loss that can be hung entirely around the necks of the guys who are supposed to be leaders? If McElwain manages to get his team on the same page he’ll be earning his pay.

    • Yeah, Georgia’s looking good, and Florida’s offense does not appear to be fixed. Alabama’s Alabama, and I didn’t see the LSU game, but the score looks good. I was a bit surprised at the South Carolina outcome but didn’t see the game. What happened?

  12. I know I shouldn’t, but I feel better about the Florida game after watching their offense today. I’m sure that they will get their suspended players back just in time for the Third Saturday in September, but I really liked what I saw today anyway.

  13. What in the world is going on in Los Angeles? USC just took a touchdown lead over Western Michigan with ~7 left.

  14. I can’t wait to see that pretty new stadium full of orange!

  15. I think Sumlin just sealed his fate. I mean how is that possible? The second largest comeback in NCAA history..

    • I was thinking the same thing as I was watching that unfold. It looked to me like A&M was just out of shape. They couldn’t cover anyone that last quarter. But credit to Rosen. He was making some hellatiius throws. He was putting the ball right where it had to be and the WR’s were catching everything. But yeah, im nit sure Sumlin will survive the season. I feel bad for him because I think he’s a good coach and a better guy..

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