With most of Saturday's action consisting of conference showdowns, there will be no shortage of stuff to watch on the tube. With a handful of top-10 teams on upset alert, the polls could really look different when they're released Sunday morning. Here is a primer for this weekend's key games.
|12 p.m. ET||12 Oklahoma||vs.||Texas||ABC|
|12 p.m. ET||25 Missouri||at||7 Georgia||ESPN|
|12 p.m. ET||Iowa State||at||20 Texas Tech||FS1|
|12 p.m. ET||Pittsburgh||at||24 Virginia Tech||ESPNU|
|12 p.m. ET||Eastern Michigan||at||Army||CBSSN|
|12 p.m. ET||Lehigh||at||Columbia||NBCSN|
|12 p.m. ET||Memphis||vs.||Houston||ESPN News|
|12 p.m. ET||Indiana||at||Michigan State||ESPN2|
|12 p.m. ET||Nebraska||at||Purdue||Big Ten Network|
|12 p.m. ET||Kansas||at||TCU||FSN, MSG+, ROOT-PIT|
|12 p.m. ET||USF||at||UConn||SNY, Altitude|
|12:21 p.m. ET||14 South Carolina||at||Arkansas||SEC Network, MSG|
|12:30 p.m. ET||Navy||at||Duke||ACC Network|
|2 p.m. ET||Western Carolina||at||Auburn||Pay-per-view, ESPN3.com|
|2 p.m. ET||Central Michigan||at||Ohio||Time Warner Cable, ESPN3|
|2 p.m. ET||Buffalo||at||Western Michigan||ESPN3.com|
|2 p.m. ET||Missouri State||at||North Dakota State||NBC ND, ESPN3.com|
|3 p.m. ET||Kent State||at||Ball State||ESPN3.com|
|3 p.m. ET||Miami (Ohio)||at||UMass||ESPN3.com|
|3:30 p.m. ET||15 Baylor||at||Kansas State||FOX|
|3:30 p.m. ET||17 Florida||at||10 LSU||CBS|
|3:30 p.m. ET||19 Northwestern||at||Wisconsin||ABC or ESPN2|
|3:30 p.m. ET||Boston College||at||3 Clemson||ABC or ESPN2|
|3:30 p.m. ET||East Carolina||at||Tulane||WITN|
|3:30 p.m. ET||New Mexico||at||Wyoming||ROOT-NW, RM|
|3:30 p.m. ET||Rice||at||UTSA||TWC Sports|
|3:30 p.m. ET||Richmond||at||James Madison||NBCSN|
|3:30 p.m. ET||San Jose State||at||Colorado State||CBSSN|
|3:30 p.m. ET||Syracuse||at||NC State||ROOT-PIT, MSG+|
|3:30 p.m. ET||Troy||at||Georgia State||ESPN3, CSS, Sun Belt Net|
|3:30 p.m. ET||Virginia||at||Maryland||ESPNU|
|4 p.m. ET||2 Oregon||at||16 Washington||Fox Sports 1|
|4 p.m. ET||Eastern Washington||at||North Dakota||MidcoSN|
|4 p.m. ET||Tennessee State||at||Jacksonville State||TV24|
|5 p.m. ET||18 Michigan||at||Penn State||ESPN|
|5 p.m. ET||Akron||at||23 NIU||ESPN3.com|
|5 p.m. ET||Marshall||at||FAU||FOX College Sports|
|6 p.m. ET||5 Stanford||at||Utah||Pac-12 Network|
|7 p.m. ET||1 Alabama||at||Kentucky||ESPN2|
|7 p.m. ET||Georgia Tech||at||BYU||ESPNU|
|7 p.m. ET||Idaho||at||Arkansas State||ESPN3.com|
|7 p.m. ET||Middle Tennessee||at||North Texas||meangreensports.com|
|7 p.m. ET||ULM||at||Texas State||Longhorn Network|
|7 p.m. ET||Illinois State||at||Youngstown State||ESPN3.com, CSN-CHI|
|7 p.m. ET||Montana||at||UC Davis||Max Media|
|7 p.m. ET||Villanova||at||Towson||NBCSN|
|7:30 p.m. ET||UAB||at||FIU||CSS|
|7:30 p.m. ET||Bowling Green||at||Miss State||FSN|
|8 p.m. ET||Tulsa||at||UTEP||FS1|
|8 p.m. ET||Boise State||at||Utah State||CBSSN|
|8:05 p.m. ET||Hawaii||at||UNLV||MW Network Streaming|
|8:30 p.m. ET||9 Texas A&M||at||Ole Miss||ESPN|
|10 p.m. ET||Colorado||at||Arizona State||Pac-12 Network|
|10:30 p.m. ET||California||at||11 UCLA||ESPN2|
|10:30 p.m. ET||Oregon State||at||Washington State||ESPNU|
Best option: No. 12 Oklahoma vs. Texas in Dallas
Announcers: Sean McDonough, Chris Spielman and Quint Kessenich
Odds: Oklahoma -14
Weather: 80s, chance of storms
The annual Red River Shootout takes on a different feel in 2013. The Longhorns are trending in the wrong direction; after a rough start to the year, the UT faithful is calling for Mack Brown to be canned. While it seems his job is probably safe until the end of the year -- firing him mid-season wouldn't exactly accomplish much -- a blowout to the hated Sooners could force the athletic department to make a tough decision.
Oklahoma, on the other hand, is firing on all cylinders once again under Bob Stoops. The Sooners will be heavy favorites on Saturday, and while anything can happen in rivalry games, most like OU to roll. If the Longhorns are going to stay in this one, Jonathan Gray will need to put up a huge performance against Oklahoma's run defense.
Plan B: No. 25 Missouri at No. 7 Georgia
The Tigers are underdogs in this one, but they've become a trendy upset pick. Given all of Georgia's injuries -- Todd Gurley is doubtful and Keith Marshall, Justin Scott-Wesley and Michael Bennett are all out indefinitely -- Mizzou could pick up its first signature SEC win on Saturday to improve to 6-0.
Keep it in mind: Indiana at Michigan State, Pittsburgh at No. 24 Virginia Tech, Nebraska at Purdue
Indiana and Michigan State will be really interesting. The Hoosiers can move the ball on offense, while the Spartans are stout defensively. Something will have to give in this BIG matchup. Virginia Tech has been an enigma all season long and they'll look to continue rolling against Pitt.
In case of emergency: Iowa State at No. 20 Texas Tech
Texas Tech can score a lot of points in a hurry, and Iowa State tends to give up a lot of points. The Cyclones will likely come out with some fire after losing their last game in controversial fashion against Texas, but most arrows point to this one being a blowout.
Best option: No. 17 Florida at No. 10 LSU
Announcers: Verne Lundquist, Gary Danielson and Tracy Wolfson
Odds: LSU -7
Weather: 80s, partly cloudy
This game has the makings of your typical grind-it-out, punch-you-in-the-mouth SEC showdown. Given all of the history between these two programs, there should be no shortage of fun in Baton Rouge. The Tigers have one of the best offenses in the conference, and Florida's defense is as good as almost anyone's in the country.
This game will likely come down to how well Tyler Murphy fares in a tough road environment. He's played well since taking over for Jeff Driskel, though this will be his toughest challenge yet. If he has a good game, the Gators will have a chance to pull the upset. If not, well, it could be a long ride back home to The Swamp.
Plan B: No. 2 Oregon at No. 16 Washington
This game may be listed as Plan B on the schedule, but it could easily be the best game of the day depending on Washington's ability to keep Heisman frontrunner Marcus Mariota in check. The Ducks will likely come out looking to stress UW's defense out with their run game and then work in the pass as the game moves along.
Keep it in mind: No. 18 Michigan at Penn State, No. 19 Northwestern at Wisconsin
Michigan heads to Penn State for what may be the toughest game of the day to predict. Despite their top-20 ranking, the Wolverines have looked awful at times in 2013. The Nittany Lions are coming off a blowout loss to Indiana and will look to turn their season around.
Northwestern battled their butts off and came up just short against Ohio State last weekend. Wisconsin battled their butts off a few weeks ago against Arizona State and had their hearts broken on a controversial call in the 4th quarter. Both teams are a play or two from having different outlooks on their season, and neither wants to pick up a conference loss this weekend. Look for Wisconsin to continue running the ball early and often, and if they're able to get their passing game going, watch out.
In case of emergency: No. 15 Baylor at Kansas State
Baylor is Oregon-esque with the way they move the football on offense. Watch this one if you like points.
Best option: No. 9 Texas A&M at Ole Miss
Announcers: Brad Nessler, Todd Blackledge and Holly Rowe
Odds: Texas A&M -7
Weather: Upper 60s, partly cloudy
Ole Miss and Texas A&M have only been SEC foes for two years now, but given their proximity to each other, this seems like a rivalry waiting to happen.
On a night with very little watchable college football on the slate, the fightin' Johnny Manziels are the go-to option here. The Aggies are arguably the best offensive team in the SEC, and they should have no trouble putting up points against Ole Miss' young secondary.
The Rebels have some momentum on the recruiting trail and the program appears to be headed in the right direction, but they're off to a poor start this year. A win would be a big stepping stone for Hugh Freeze and likely knocks Texas A&M out of the conference title race with their second loss.
Plan B: Georgia Tech at BYU
BYU is a couple of plays away from being 5-0 and nationally ranked this year. Taysom Hill should be able to move the ball against an iffy Georgia Tech defense, and it's tough to see the Yellow Jackets and their running attack being able to hold up in hostile road territory.
Keep it in mind: Boise State at Utah State
If Chuckie Keeton was healthy for this game, the Aggies would be favored. He's out for the season after injuring his knee last weekend. Look for Chris Petersen's Broncos to roll.
In case of emergency: No. 1 Alabama at Kentucky
This one is probably going to get ugly. Mark Stoops has UK headed in the right direction, but they just don't have the size, speed or talent to hang with the nation's top team.