College football schedule, 2022 games: what to watch in week 2, TV channels, Saturday kick-off times

Week two of the 2022 college football season this weekend features massive non-conference games, key conference games, and enough power to keep you engaged from noon to midnight. In the Showdown of the Day, No. 1 Alabama will go to Texas to face the Longhorns in the first meeting between the two lore-rich programs since the Crimson Tide toppled the Longhorns in the 2010 BCS Championship game following the 2019 season.

Elsewhere, nĀ° 25 Tennessee will travel to No. 17 Pittsburgh in what should be a wild affair, #20 Kentucky will play upstart number 12 Florida in The Swamp and No. Baylor will visit Provo to face No. 21 BYU in what should be a good late night treat for those who like to stay up really late on a Saturday night/Sunday morning.

Saturday’s action is plentiful, and below we’ve provided a handy viewing guide to help you navigate all the action. All times Eastern.

The best games

No. 1 Alabama at Texas – Noon on Fox, fuboTV (Try for free): Heisman Trophy campaign for Alabama quarterback Bryce Young and EDGE Will Anderson Jr.. will hit Austin, where former Alabama assistant coach Steve Sarkisian will look to upset his mentor in this traditional powerhouse encounter. The Longhorns starting quarterback Quinn ewers will be making his second career start, and it will be interesting to see how he handles the face of Anderson and the Crimson Tide defense.

No. 24 Tennessee at No. 17 Pittsburgh ā€“ 3:30 p.m. on ABC, fuboTV (Try for free): This Battle of Ranked Enemies will feature two teams rising high after Week 1 wins. Tennessee’s fast offense, led by quarterback Hendon Hooker and wide receiver Cedric Tillmanhope to turn it into a shootout, while the Panthers’ deep defensive line will try to disrupt that rhythm and Hooker’s timing in a rematch of a wild game last year in Knoxville.

Appalachian State at No. 6 Texas A&M — 3:30 p.m. on ESPN2, fuboTV (Try for free): It wouldn’t have been a big game until last week when the Mountaineers had 40 points in the fourth quarter against North Carolina …and still lost. Strategist Chase Brice is legit, and it will be interesting to see how the Aggies quarterback Haynes King performs if it becomes a shootout.

No. 20 Kentucky at No. 12 Florida ā€” 7 p.m. on ESPN, fuboTV (Try for free): The Gators have been talked about college football world after upsetting No. 13 Utah last week on The Swamp, and dynamic dual-threat quarterback Anthony Richardson hopes to keep that momentum going against a Wildcats defense that’s generally as fundamentally sound as possible. Could this be the Wildcats quarterback’s release party Will Levis? This should be a fun prime-time affair for two SEC East teams hoping to become a legitimate threat to Georgia.

No. 10 USC at Stanford — 7:30 p.m. on ABC, fuboTV (Try for free): The Caleb Williams and Lincoln Riley Show will travel to The Farm to face a team from Stanford, led by trainer David Shaw, known for having won the battle in the trenches. The Trojans offensive line is a bit shaky, so I’ll be curious to see how Williams handles things if the Cardinal manages to get him out of position and run away.

No. 9 Baylor at No. 21 BYU ā€“ 10:15 a.m. on ESPN, fuboTV (Try for free): It might not seem like a big game at first glance, but make no mistake, both of these teams have legitimate college football playoff hopes. Both need signature wins to impress the committee, and both of these teams are good enough to finish in the top 20 of the final standings. They will play it in a location known for its wild finishes. This might be one of those games that ultimately is one of the most significant games in the CFP race.

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