While the Michigan-Florida game was certainly entertaining, at least for a little while, the game of the day this weekend matches the #3 Florida State Seminoles up against the #1 Alabama Crimson Tide tonight at 5pm PT on ABC. But, don’t go counting the loser out of the National Championship picture just yet. Far too often a team is able to overcome an early season loss by playing better late in the season.
So, while the winner of tonight’s game at the new Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta may have the early edge on the College Football Playoff, it’s also still way too early to eliminate the loser from contention.y
The second best late game features #13 LSU taking on the BYU Cougars. For some reason, BYU fans always seem to feel like their team doesn’t get the respect it deserves. While that may be true sometimes, most of the time, the BYU hype doesn’t deserve as much respect as Cougar fans think BYU has earned. Tonight could prove this true for this season.
Meanwhile, in #Pac12AfterDark action, Mike Leach’s #24 Washington State Cougars play Montana State at home, but, given that it is a #Pac12AfterDark matchup, I won’t be surprised if Montana State is able to leave the Palouse with win.
Here’s the complete late Saturday schedule.
College Football Late Schedule for Saturday, September 2, 2017
|Lamar at North Texas||4:00 PM||None||WatchESPN.com|
|Eastern Kentucky at Western Kentucky||4:00 PM||None||None|
|Northwestern State at Louisiana Tech||4:00 PM||None||WatchESPN.com|
|Stephen F. Austin at SMU||4:00 PM||None||WatchESPN.com|
|UMass at Coastal Carolina||4:00 PM||None||WatchESPN.com|
|Liberty at Baylor||4:00 PM||FS2||FoxSportsGo.com|
|Southeast Missouri State at Kansas||4:00 PM||None||WatchESPN.com|
|Hampton at Ohio||4:00 PM||None||WatchESPN.com|
|Southeastern Louisiana at Louisiana||4:00 PM||None||WatchESPN.com|
|Houston Baptist at Texas State||4:00 PM||None||WatchESPN.com|
|Central Arkansas at #20 Kansas State||4:10 PM||None||WatchESPN.com|
|Georgia Southern at #12 Auburn||4:30 PM||SEC Network||WatchESPN.com|
|#16 Louisville vs. Purdue (Indianapolis, IN)||4:30 PM||FOX||FoxSportsGo.com|
|South Alabama at Ole Miss||4:30 PM||ESPNU||WatchESPN.com|
|Cal Poly at San José State||4:30 PM||None||None|
|#3 Florida State vs. #1 Alabama (Atlanta, GA)||5:00 PM||ABC||WatchESPN.com|
|Abilene Christian at New Mexico||5:00 PM||None||None|
|Arkansas State at Nebraska||5:00 PM||BTN||BTN2Go.com|
|Jackson State at TCU||5:00 PM||FOX||FoxSportsGo.com|
|Northern Iowa at Iowa State||5:00 PM||None||None|
|Vanderbilt at Middle Tennessee||5:00 PM||CBSSN||CBSSports.com|
|Grambling at Tulane||5:00 PM||None||WatchESPN.com|
|Southern Utah at Oregon||5:15 PM||Pac-12 Networks||Pac-12.com|
|UC Davis at San Diego State||5:30 PM||None||None|
|Howard at UNLV||6:00 PM||None||None|
|BYU vs. #13 LSU (New Orleans, LA)||6:30 PM||ESPN||WatchESPN.com|
|Incarnate Word at Fresno State||7:00 PM||None||None|
|Montana State at #24 Washington State||7:30 PM||FS1||FoxSportsGo.com|
|Northern Arizona at Arizona||8:00 PM||Pac-12 Networks||Pac-12.com|
|Western Carolina at Hawai'i||8:59 PM||None||None|
This is your College Football Late Saturday open thread.