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College football games: Utah State kicks things off Friday night against a North Dakota team ranked No. 9 in the FCS in a contest that should be a test for first-year Aggies coach Blake Anderson. Saturday’s slate features four FBS vs. FBS matchups, including a couple of games involving Power Five teams. 

Purdue will be looking for a drama-free win at Connecticut before hitting the road again next week for a major test at Notre Dame. In the last game of the day, Vanderbilt will play an uncharacteristically late game for an SEC squad at Colorado State in a battle of teams coming off bad losses. In between, there will be contests involving contrasting styles as Army’s option attack goes up against Western Kentucky’s pass-heavy scheme, while Rice vies for a victory over cross-town rival Houston.

Here is the full rundown of all the Week 2 action on CBS Sports Network. 

Utah State vs. North Dakota

Date: Friday, Sept. 10 | Time: 9 p.m. ET
Location: Maverik Stadium — Logan, Utah
TV: CBS Sports Network [Channel finder] 
Live stream: CBSSports.com | Mobile: CBS Sports App

Storylines: With Utah State coming off of a 1-5 season and transitioning to a new coach, outside expectations for the Aggies were muted entering the 2021 season. But after a 26-23 comeback win at Washington State in Week 1, it appears Anderson’s squad may be ready to compete in the Mountain West earlier than expected. Beating North Dakota won’t be easy, though, as the Fighting Hawks are a solid FCS program coming off of a 35-14 Week 1 win over Idaho State.

Army vs. Western Kentucky

Date: Saturday, Sept. 11 | Time: 11:30 a.m. ET
Location: Michie Stadium — West Point, New York
TV: CBS Sports Network [Channel finder] 
Live stream: CBSSports.com | Mobile: CBS Sports App

Storylines: There may be no greater contrast in styles on display in the same game this season as Army puts it option attack up against Western Kentucky’s revamped, pass-heavy scheme. The Hilltoppers snagged Houston Baptist offensive coordinator Zach Kittley to be co-OC after he orchestrated HBU’s air raid scheme. Despite leading by a wide margin for much of the game, WKU attempted 36 passes in a 59-21 season-opening win over Tennessee-Martin. By contrast, Army attempted just four passes in a 43-10 victory over Georgia State last week.

UConn vs. Purdue

Date: Saturday, Sept. 11 | Time: 3 p.m. ET
Location: Pratt & Whitney Stadium — East Hartford, Connecticut
TV: CBS Sports Network [Channel finder] 
Live stream: CBSSports.com | Mobile: CBS Sports App

Storylines: UConn got off to such a bad start to 2021 that the Huskies and coach Randy Edsall have already parted ways. Things may only get worse Saturday as they face their first Power Five opponent of the season. Purdue comes to town after beating Oregon State 30-21 in Week 1. Even if the Boilermakers are looking ahead to next week’s showdown at No. 9 Notre Dame, they shouldn’t have any trouble with the Huskies.

Rice vs. Houston

Date: Saturday, Sept. 11 | Time: 6:30 p.m. ET
Location: Rice Stadium — Houston
TV: CBS Sports Network [Channel finder] 
Live stream: CBSSports.com | Mobile: CBS Sports App

Storylines: Houston jumped out to a 14-0 lead against Texas Tech last week before the Red Raiders outscored the Cougars 38-7 the rest of the way. It was a tough loss for a program looking to compete in the AAC under third-year coach Dana Holgorsen. Now Houston faces a bitter rival in nonconference play as it makes a four-mile trip across town to play a Rice team that led Arkansas at halftime last week before falling 38-17.

Colorado State vs. Vanderbilt

Date: Saturday, Sept. 11 | Time: 10 p.m. ET
Location: Canvas Stadium — Fort Collins, Colorado
TV: CBS Sports Network [Channel finder] 
Live stream: CBSSports.com | Mobile: CBS Sports App

Storylines: The Rams and Commodores were among the six FBS teams that lost to FCS opponents in Week 1 … and neither game was particularly close. Colorado State lost 42-23 to South Dakota State, while Vanderbilt dropped a 23-3 stunner to East Tennessee State. CSU’s was a bit less embarrassing since SDSU played for the FCS national title just a few months ago. But both programs will be looking for a cleanse following atrocious starts to their seasons.

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