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Early Game Open Thread: Sitting in the Waiting Room

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Like Ian Mackaye once wrote, function is the key.
Like Ian Mackaye once wrote, function is the key.

As far back as I remember, we've haven't been without a morning game on the schedule during the non-conference season. This week, we are to yet again be the patient boys that Fugazi once mentioned. Everybody else is moving, and yet we still remain.

But you know what? That's okay. I'm here. And I'm going to guide you through the early morning schedule. On paper? It's not the strongest of weeks, but you know the thing about all that.

It's when a week seems bad that the upsets start happening. See? Last week. The Badgers would have had some level of national shame but for a scrappy kid named Kolton Browning.

But until the Badgers play the Aggies, you can do three things. One, enjoy some nice Washington DC punk. Two, jump down and read a post regarding the TV schedule from our college football sensei Peter Bean. And three? Join me as we watch the morning slate of games.

There's no shortage of garbage out there on the Week 3 schedule, which starts slow but builds momentum throughout the day, reaching a crescendo with a compelling slate of evening games, including Florida at Tennessee, USC at Stanford, Notre Dame at Michigan State, and Texas at Ole Miss. Oh, and hello rivalry: BYU and Utah kick off the hate in 2012.

Here are your Week 3 TV listings, point spreads, and game day links for today's college football action.

CFB Week 3 TV
SATURDAY'S TOP GAMES
11:00 AM California at Ohio State ... OSU -16
11:00 AM TCU at Kansas ... TCU -21
11:00 AM Wake Forest at Florida St ... FSU -27
11:00 AM Arkansas St at Nebraska ... NEB -23
2:30 PM Virginia Tech at Pitt . .. VT -10
2:30 PM Alabama at Arkansas ..... AL -20
2:30 PM Navy at Penn St PSU -7
2:30 PM N. Carolina at Louisville UL -3
2:30 PM Virginia at Georgia Tech ... GT -10
5:00 PM Florida at Tennessee ... TN -3
6:00 PM Arizona St at Missouri ... MU -4
6:30 PM USC at Stanford .. USC -9
7:00 PM Notre Dame at Michigan St .. . MSU -5
9:10 PM Texas at Ole Miss ... UT -10
9:00 PM BYU at Utah .. . BYU -4
All times Central
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Week 3 Point Spreads

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TV Remote

Complete Week 3 Television Schedule

Get the complete listings for all 61 college football games being televised this Saturday.