We've removed the weeknight games, which have already happened.
|11:30 AM ET||Air Force||at||Navy||CBS|
|12 p.m. ET||Eastern Michigan||at||Buffalo||ESPN Regional, ESPN3.com|
|12 p.m. ET||25 Maryland||at||8 Florida State||ESPN|
|12 p.m. ET||Penn State||at||Indiana||Big Ten Network|
|12 p.m. ET||Michigan State||at||Iowa||ESPN2|
|12 p.m. ET||20 Texas Tech||at||Kansas||FS1|
|12 p.m. ET||Illinois||at||Nebraska||ESPNU|
|12 p.m. ET||Rutgers||at||SMU||ESPN News|
|12 p.m. ET||7 Louisville||at||Temple||SNY, WHAS, Altitude|
|12 p.m. ET||Ball State||at||Virginia||CSN-BALT, FSN, ESPN3.com|
|Noon ET||New Hampshire||at||Towson||CSN|
|12:21 p.m. ET||Georgia State||at||1 Alabama||SEC Net, MSG, ESPN3.com|
|12:30 p.m. ET||North Carolina||at||Virginia Tech||ACC Network, ESPN3.com|
|1 p.m. ET||Army||at||Boston College||ESPN3.com|
|1 p.m. ET||Central Michigan||at||Miami (Ohio)||ESPN3.com|
|1 p.m. ET||South Alabama||at||Troy||ESPN3, Sun Belt Net, CSS|
|2 p.m. ET||Ohio||at||Akron||ESPN3.com|
|2 p.m. ET||UTSA||at||Marshall||Time Warner Cable|
Best option: No. 25 Maryland at No. 8 Florida State
Announcers: Dave Pasch, Brian Griese and Tom Luginbill
Odds: Florida State -14.5
Weather: Low 80s, cloudy
If you haven't watched FSU QB Jameis Winston, you really should. If you haven't watched Maryland WR Stefon Diggs yet, you really should.
Plan B: Illinois at Nebraska, No. 20 Texas Tech at Kansas
Noon games in the Big Ten are generally low-scoring, dull affairs, but hold onto your butts for Illinois-Nebraska, as both teams have explosive offenses and borderline criminally inept defenses. Illinois QB Nathan Scheelhaase is healthy and delivering on his mammoth potential. And if you just want to watch someone get lit up, Texas Tech can do that for you.
Keep it in mind: Air Force at Navy, Penn State at Indiana
Option-based service academy vs. option-based service academy. Big Ten chucker vs. Big Ten chucker. Hey, could be fun stuff here.
In case of emergency: Michigan State at Iowa
MSU-Iowa will be ugly, ugly football—last year's game was a sloppy, god-forsaken mess—but whoever wins is probably waltzing into the Top 25. If ogres can waltz, anyway.
|3 p.m. ET||Western Michigan||at||Toledo||ESPN3.com|
|3 p.m. ET||FAU||at||UAB|
|3 p.m. ET||Southern Illinois||at||South Dakota State||ESPN3.com|
|3 p.m. ET||Jacksonville State||at||UT-Martin||ESPN3.com|
|3:30 p.m. ET||Massachusetts||at||Bowling Green||ESPN3.com|
|3:30 p.m. ET||Northern Illinois||at||Kent State||Time Warner Sports, ESPN3|
|3:30 p.m. ET||Georgia Tech||at||14 Miami||ESPNU|
|3:30 p.m. ET||Minnesota||at||19 Michigan||ABC/ESPN2|
|3:30 p.m. ET||East Carolina||at||Middle Tennessee||FSN-FL, DET, SportSouth|
|3:30 p.m. ET||Kansas State||at||21 Oklahoma State||ABC|
|3:30 p.m. ET||3 Clemson||at||Syracuse||ABC/ESPN2|
|3:30 p.m. ET||6 Georgia||at||Tennessee||CBS|
|3:30 p.m. ET||North Texas||at||Tulane||FOX College Sports|
|3:30 p.m. ET||Rice||at||Tulsa||CBSSN|
|3:30 p.m. ET||NC State||at||Wake Forest||RSN, CSN-BALT, FSN-S|
|3:30 p.m. ET||Portland State||at||Montana||ROOT|
|4 p.m. ET||Washington State||at||California||FS1, ESPN3.com|
|4 p.m. ET||FIU||at||Southern Miss||CSS, CSN-HOU|
|4 p.m. ET||McNeese State||at||Central Arkansas||Southland TV|
|4:05 p.m. ET||Northern Arizona||at||Montana State||Maxmedia|
|4:30 p.m. ET||UCF||at||Memphis||ESPN3.com|
Best option: No. 6 Georgia at Tennessee
Announcers: Verne Lundquist, Gary Danielson and Tracy Wolfson
Odds: Georgia -10.5
Weather: 70s, partly cloudy
It's a surprisingly slim slate of afternoon games this week, which is weird; 3:30's usually the sweet spot for action. But Georgia-Tennessee is a marked step down from LSU-Georgia, and there isn't another game on the docket that looks to fill that void. Eh, we'll still take Verne and Gary calling a top-10 team on the road in the SEC, even if Tennessee's probably a year or two away from making its push.
Plan B: Georgia Tech at No. 14 Miami, No. 3 Clemson at Syracuse
Miami has to contend with GT's option attack, but it also needs to figure out its QB situation after star Stephen Morris left the South Florida game early with an aggravated ankle injury. If he can't go, Ryan Williams is fine as a backup, but he's not Morris. No such QB situation exists for Clemson, as Tajh Boyd will lead his guys into battle against a stout Syracuse defense. The Tigers are mighty, mighty fun to watch.
Keep it in mind: Kansas State at No. 21 Oklahoma State, Minnesota at No. 19 Michigan
Kansas State and Oklahoma State both need to stop the bleeding after rough Septembers, and Minnesota and Michigan play for the Little Brown Jug. How often do you think people drink out of the jug? Like, this isn't a rivalry that either team cares much about, so it's not like they carry the thing around like the Stanley Cup, but it's a jug, you know? Seems like you're defeating the purpose if it just sits unused in a trophy case.
In case of emergency: Washington State at California
Look at it this way: Cal can't possibly fumble on its first four possessions again, right?
|5 p.m. ET||23 Fresno State||at||Idaho||KSEE 24|
|6 p.m. ET||2 Oregon||at||Colorado||Pac-12 Network|
|7 p.m. ET||24 Ole Miss||at||Auburn||ESPNU|
|7 p.m. ET||Arkansas||at||18 Florida||ESPN2|
|7 p.m. ET||Texas State||at||Louisiana-Lafayette||ESPN3.com|
|7 p.m. ET||10 LSU||at||Mississippi State||ESPN|
|7 p.m. ET||New Mexico State||at||New Mexico||ROOT-NW, RM|
|7 p.m. ET||TCU||at||11 Oklahoma||FOX|
|7 p.m. ET||Cincinnati||at||USF||ESPN3.com|
|7:05 p.m. ET||Weber State||at||Eastern Washington||SWX|
|7:30 p.m. ET||22 Arizona State||vs.||Notre Dame||NBC|
|7:30 p.m. ET||Kentucky||at||13 South Carolina||FSN-S, DET, SunSports|
|7:30 p.m. ET||Louisiana Tech||at||UTEP||CBSSN|
|7:30 p.m. ET||Missouri||at||Vanderbilt||CSS, SportSouth|
|8 p.m. ET||West Virginia||at||17 Baylor||FS1|
|8 p.m. ET||4 Ohio State||at||16 Northwestern||ABC|
Best option: No. 4 Ohio State at No. 16 Northwestern
Announcers: Brent Musburger, Kirk Herbstreit and Heather Cox
Odds: Ohio State -5
Weather: 50s, clear
This will be practically a neutral-site location for the Buckeyes. While Northwestern fans should be boisterous (and aren't nearly the joke they were a decade ago), nobody travels like the Buckeyes. There's a considerable OSU fanbase already in the Chicago area, to boot. Northwestern's 4-0 this year and 18-5 dating back to the last week of October 2011, and a win in this one would be enormous for program reputation. Both offenses are versatile and creative, and both defenses are aggressive and ball-hawking. This game could—could—be a lot of fun to watch.
Plan B: No. 22 Arizona State vs. Notre Dame at Cowboys Stadium, West Virginia at No. 17 Baylor
The Sun Devils are fresh off ending Lane Kiffin's USC career while Notre Dame is reeling from getting thoroughly outplayed by Oklahoma, so you'd think Arizona State's the easy pick. Notre Dame gets up for big games, though, and it should bring plenty of partisans to Arlington for the contest. Meanwhile, Baylor is criminally underrated at No. 17, schedule be damned, and the last time it faced West Virginia the two teams scored 133 points in regulation. Another shootout may be coming.
Keep it in mind: TCU at No. 11 Oklahoma, Arkansas at No. 18 Florida, No. 10 LSU at Mississippi State, No. 24 Ole Miss at Auburn, Kentucky at No. 13 South Carolina.
The SEC is coming correct with this late schedule (we couldn't have gotten Arkansas-Florida in the 3:30 slot instead?), and with four ranked teams on the docket, someone's probably going down to an unranked foe this week.
In case of emergency: No. 2 Oregon at Colorado
There's virtually no way this stays close, but hey: sometimes you just want to see a defense burn.
|10:30 p.m. ET||15 Washington||at||5 Stanford||ESPN|
|Midnight ET||San Jose State||at||Hawaii||Oceanic PPV|
Best option: No. 15 Washington at No. 5 Stanford
Announcers: Brad Nessler, Todd Blackledge and Holly Rowe
Odds: Stanford -6.5
Weather: 60s, clear
Probably the best game of the day, in terms of overall quality. Steve Sarkisian has the Washington Huskies back to a level of quality it hasn't seen since Rick Neuheisel was stalking the sidelines, and Stanford still might be the best team in the Pac-12 this year, Oregon be damned. There's lots of NFL-caliber talent on both sides of the ball here; count on
Plan B: San Jose State at Hawaii
This game starts at midnight ET, so if you've ever wanted to watch a guy with an NFL arm while you're delirious from sleep deprivation, check out SJSU QB David Fales vs. the army of sentient mutant pineapple trees wait hang on you're hallucinating, so, is this awesome? [y/n]