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How to watch the top College Football games of Week 2

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Week 1 is in the books. We enjoyed some serious beatdowns (see: Bama), a near déjà vu upset (so close App State!), and tons of incredible catches. It’s now on to Week 2. Here are the games you cannot miss.

No. 16 TCU Horned Frogs at SMU Mustangs

Date/Time: Friday, September 7 at 8 p.m. ET

Location: Gerald J. Ford Stadium, Dallas, Texas

TV: ESPN2

TCU has dominated former Southwestern Conference foe SMU lately, winning the last six games of the series by an average of 27.3 points. Throw in an aggressive TCU defense, playmakers on the TCU offense, and SMU having to start over with first-year head coach Sonny Dykes, and the Horned Frogs are likely to run away with this one as well.

UCLA Bruins at No. 6 Oklahoma Sooners

Date/Time: Saturday, September 8 at 1 p.m. ET

Location: Memorial Stadium, Norman, Oklahoma

TV: FOX

After losing to Cincinnati to open the season things don’t get any easier for new UCLA head coach Chip Kelly. Next up is a trip to Norman, Oklahoma, to battle a Sooners team looking to build off last week’s complete demolition of FAU. Early Heisman candidates Kyler Murray and Rodney Anderson may very well be resting early again this week. The big question for Kelly and the Bruins centers around injured quarterback Wilton Speight. If he isn’t ready to go or can’t play near 100%, this will be uglier than expected.

No. 3 Georgia Bulldogs at No. 24 South Carolina Gamecocks

Date/Time: Saturday, September 8 at 3:30 p.m. ET

Location: Williams-Brice Stadium, Columbia, South Carolina

TV: CBS

It may be only the first conference game for both Georgia and South Carolina, but this showdown will likely determine the winner of the SEC East. Returning starter Jake Fromm and true freshman Justin Fields each saw time at QB in the Bulldogs’ Week 1 romp of Austin Peay. Georgia is sure to use both QBs again Saturday against Will Muschamp’s new-look defense. As for South Carolina’s offense, its biggest weapon is wide receiver Deebo Samuel who gets the not-so-fun task of facing a talented UGA secondary led by Deandre Baker.

No. 2 Clemson Tigers at Texas A&M Aggies

Date/Time: Saturday, September 8 at 7 p.m. ET

Location: Kyle Field, College Station, Texas

TV: ESPN

Clemson is loaded on both sides of the ball and is one of the favorites to reach the College Football Playoff, making Jimbo Fisher’s first marquee game at Texas A&M quite the tall task. The Aggies have some talent on offense — namely a bunch of big-time athletes at wideout — and some experience on defense that should keep them in many games this season. Unfortunately, this matchup against the Tigers isn’t one of those games. Expect the historically great Clemson defensive line to be in the backfield all night long (6 tackles for loss and 3 sacks last week).

No. 17 USC Trojans at No. 10 Stanford Cardinal

Date/Time: Saturday, September 8 at 8:30 p.m. ET

Location: Stanford Stadium, Stanford, California

TV: FOX

For the top game of the week, we get to enjoy Stanford’s Heisman hopeful Bryce Love go up against a USC run defense that kind of fell apart in 2017. Love is coming off a humbling 18-carry, 29-yard performance vs. San Diego State and it’ll be up to Trojans linebackers Porter Gustin and Cameron Smith to keep him from breaking out of a Week 1 funk. Keep an eye on the aerial attacks in this one too. USC freshman JT Daniels is still getting comfortable with his receivers, while the K.J. Costello–JJ Arcega-Whiteside connection eyes another monster game for the Cardinal (Arcega-Whiteside had 6 catches for 226 yards and 3 scores last week).

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