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Week 3 Viewing Schedule: FSU’s Future Opponents

Week 3 is a big week in the college football world.  Most teams are entering conference play and as a result, we’ll get to see what teams are really made of.

**All listed times are in Eastern Standard Time

**All spreads are courtesy of the Westgate Superbook

#19 Ole Miss:

On Saturday, Ole Miss takes on Alabama at 3:30pm on CBS.  The odds favor Alabama by 10.5.  It would be huge for FSU if Ole Miss could pull off the upset for the third year in a row because it would not only solidify their strength of schedule, but also leave the ‘Noles the chance at being the top ranked team in the nation for the first time since 2014.

Charleston Southern:

Charleston Southern goes on the road to Monmouth for a 1:00pm game this Saturday. The game will be broadcasted on ESPN3. This is a good chance for Charleston Southern to return their suspended players and get their second win of the season.

#10 Louisville:

Of course, the ‘Noles take on Louisville this weekend.  The game is in Louisville, at 12:00pm, and is this week’s site for ESPN’s College GameDay.  The game will be broadcasted on ABC. The odds favor Florida State by 1.  Can FSU slow down Lamar Jackson without Derwin James and maybe Josh Sweat? Check out our preview.

South Florida:

USF goes on the road in week 3 to take on Syracuse.  This game will be played at 3:30pm and will be broadcasted on the ACCN.  The odds favor USF by 14.  Considering that FSU plays both these teams, it doesn’t really matter who wins this game, but this gives FSU fans a chance to watch two talented quarterbacks that they’re going to face later in the year: Quinton Flowers and Eric Dungey.

North Carolina:

FCS opponent James Madison comes to Chapel Hill on Saturday to take on the Tar Heels.  This game will be broadcasted at 3:30pm on the ACCN.  James Madison is an FCS powerhouse and has blown out their first two opponents.  Regardless, UNC should get a win pretty easily.

#25 Miami (FL):

Miami goes on the road (yes, you read that right) to play Appalachian State at noon on Saturday.  The game will be broadcasted on ESPN.  The odds favor Miami by 3.5.  Unfortunately, this game takes place at the same time as the FSU game.  Otherwise, this game would be a must watch for FSU fans, as they would surely never let Miami fans forget about a loss to Appalachian State.

Wake Forest:

Wake Forest welcomes FCS opponent Delaware to town this Saturday.  The game will be broadcasted at 6:30pm on the ACCN.  Wake Forest should use their momentum from their victory over Duke to handle Delaware with relative ease, and improve to 3-0.  Which is surprising because they only won a total of 3 games last year.

#5 Clemson:

FCS opponent South Carolina State comes to town to take on Clemson at noon on Saturday.  This game will be broadcasted on the ACCN.  Look for Deshaun Watson and Clemson to finally get back on track and  give South Carolina State a proper drubbing.

North Carolina State:

Old Dominion comes to Carter-Finley stadium on Saturday to take on the Wolfpack.  This game will be broadcasted at 6:00pm on the ACCN.  The odds favor NC State by 23.5.  Look for NC State to bounce back from their loss against ECU and get a win before they start their ACC schedule.

Boston College:

Boston College travels to Virginia Tech to take on the Hokies on Saturday at 3:30pm.  The game will be broadcasted on ESPNU.  The odds favor Virginia Tech by 6.  The Hokies will likely bounce back strong at home from their loss to Tennessee next week.  I’m not sure the Eagles offense will be able to score enough on the road to beat the Hokies.

Syracuse:

Syracuse welcomes USF on Saturday at 3:30pm.  The game will be broadcasted on the ACCN and USF is favored by 14. Considering that FSU plays both these teams, it doesn’t really matter who wins this game, but this gives FSU fans a chance to watch two talented quarterbacks that they’re going to face later in the year: Quinton Flowers and Eric Dungey.

#23 Florida:

Florida welcomes North Texas to Gainesville on Saturday at 7:30 pm. The Gators are favored by 36 and the game will be broadcasted on ESPNU.  Florida should use their momentum from their whipping of Kentucky, although I’m not sure they’ll need it, and beat North Texas pretty effortlessly.

Ryan Stalder
Football Writer and Baseball Writer; Student at Wake Forest University; Twitter: @RyanStalder12

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