College Football Week 2 TV Schedule: Games You Cannot Miss This Weekend

Rick WeinerFeatured ColumnistSeptember 6, 2012

KANSAS CITY, MO - NOVEMBER 26:  Head coach Gary Pinkel of the Missouri Tigers pats the helmet of quarterback James Franklin #1 during pre-game warm-ups prior to the game against the Kansas Jayhawks November 26, 2011 at Arrowhead Stadium  in Kansas City, Missouri.  (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
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Can we ever have enough football?

Methinks not, which is why this weekend is so spectacular—with a full slate of pigskin action on both the college and professional levels coming your way.

But this is about the amateurs, the guys who play for the love of the game.

After a cookie-cutter opening week that saw the higher-ranked team win every game, Saturday brings with it a number of intriguing matchups between ranked and unranked teams alike.

Where should you be pointing your remote control when you plop down on your couch?

Whether you are a fan of the teams involved or not, these are the games you simply do not want to miss.

You can see the full slate of games this week here (via Yahoo! Sports)

Miami (FL) vs. No. 21 Kansas State

Saturday, September 8

12:00 p.m. ET, FX

After a lackluster opening three quarters of the season against FCS foe Missouri State that saw them manage only three field goals in the first half and hold a 16-9 lead heading into the fourth quarter, Kansas State needs to get out of the gate fast against a confident Miami squad.

Miami's freshman running back Duke Johnson exploded in his first game against Boston College, rushing for 135 yards and two touchdowns on only seven carries en route to a 41-32 Miami victory.

Former Hurricane linebacker Arthur Brown, the leader of Kansas State's defense, will be tasked with containing the explosive freshman and needs to be at the top of his game.

Wildcats' QB Collin Klein will look to exploit a Miami defense that allowed 441 yards through the air last week, and he certainly has the talent and weapons to pick the Hurricanes' secondary apart.

Kansas State is unquestionably the better team, but Miami poses a legitimate threat to the Wildcats, who are looking to win their ninth consecutive game in September.

No. 24 Florida vs. Texas A&M

Saturday, September 8

3:30 p.m. ET, ESPN

ESPN's College GameDay will be in College Station, Texas for what is not only the Aggies' first game of the season (Hurricane Isaac cancelled their opener), but also their first game as a member of the SEC.

Florida sophomore QB Jeff Driskel's ability to scramble out of the pocket will come in handy as the Gators' offensive line will have their hands full against a Texas A&M defense that features LB Sean Porter and DL Damontre Moore, who combined for 18 sacks last season.

If they can keep Driskel upright and Florida opens up the offense more than they did against Bowling Green, Driskel has a chance to put up big numbers and attack an Aggie secondary that had a tendency to get burned last season.

Johnny Manziel has the unenviable task of replacing Ryan Tannehill, and has the added pressure that comes along with being the first freshman to start under center for the Aggies in 68 years.

With the Aggies' offensive line returning four-of-five starters from a group that only allowed nine sacks last season, he too will have a chance to put up big numbers against a Florida secondary that faces matchup problems with senior receivers Uzoma Nwachukwu and Ryan Swope.

The Gators already have a game under their belt while the Aggies do not, and that could work to their advantage. But make no mistake about it—College Station is a tough place to play, and Texas A&M will give Florida everything they've got.

No. 7 Georgia vs. Missouri

Saturday, September 8

7:45 p.m. ET, ESPN2

The Georgia Bulldogs travel to Missouri in what will be the Tigers' first game as a member of the SEC, looking to make a statement against a very talented Tigers team.

Georgia's defense got exposed by Buffalo on a few drives last week, and while they won the game, they could be without key defensive starters Bacarri Rambo and Alec Ogletree again.

The Bulldogs have to be at the top of their game in this one as Missouri, who dropped 62 points on Southeastern Louisiana last week, will look to exploit a weakened Georgia defense.

Freshman receiver Dorial Green-Beckham, all 6'6", 220 pounds of him, could deliver his breakout game as Tigers junior QB James Franklin looks to take advantage of an obvious mismatch.

The SEC East is up for grabs, and Georgia coach Mark Rich needs to make sure that the Bulldogs have things well in hand before they head to South Carolina on October 6.