The final month of the regular season is upon us, and the BCS remains wide open. Alabama and Oregon -- the two schools at the top of the latest BCS rankings -- are off this weekend, but No. 3 Florida State and Jameis Winston face a tough challenge as No. 7 Miami comes to town.
There are also a couple of key SEC battles to keep an eye on with big implications on the East Division race, including the annual showdown between Florida and Georgia, as well as Tennessee's trip to Columbia to take on the Missouri Tigers. Out west, Oklahoma State welcomes in Texas Tech after the Red Raiders saw their perfect season come to an end last week. And up north, Michigan and Michigan State square off in their annual rivalry game with Big Ten Legends implications.
Here's the full TV schedule for all of Saturday's action.
|Noon ET||Army, 3-5||at||Air Force, 1-7||ESPNU|
|Noon ET||Virginia Tech, 6-2||at||Boston College, 3-4||ABC or ESPN2|
|Noon ET||No. 24 Wisconsin, 5-2||at||Iowa, 5-3||ABC or ESPN2|
|Noon ET||Southern Miss, 0-7||at||Marshall, 4-3||CBSSN|
|Noon ET||Illinois, 3-4||at||Penn State, 4-3||ESPN|
|Noon ET||No. 4 Ohio State, 8-0||at||Purdue, 1-6||Big Ten Network|
|Noon ET||Temple, 1-7||at||Rutgers, 4-3||SNY, MASN, Altitude|
|Noon ET||No. 17 Northern Illinois, 8-0||at||UMass, 1-7||ESPN Regional, ESPN3.com|
|12:21 p.m. ET||Mississippi State, 4-3||at||No. 14 South Carolina, 6-2||SEC Network, MSG|
|12:30 p.m. ET||North Carolina, 2-5||at||NC State, 3-4||ACC Network|
|12:30 p.m. ET||Wake Forest, 4-4||at||Syracuse, 3-4||Regional Sports Networks|
|1 p.m. ET||Western Kentucky, 4-4||at||Georgia State, 0-8||CSS, ESPN3.com, Sun Belt Network|
|1 p.m. ET||Middle Tennessee, 4-4||at||UAB, 2-5||FOX College Sports|
|3:30 p.m. ET||Kent State, 2-7||at||Akron, 2-7||ESPN3.com|
|3:30 p.m. ET||Arizona, 5-2||at||California, 1-7||Pac-12 Network|
|3:30 p.m. ET||Georgia, 4-3||vs.||Florida, 4-3||CBS|
|3:30 p.m. ET||Minnesota, 6-2||at||Indiana, 3-4||Big Ten Network|
|3:30 p.m. ET||Iowa State, 1-6||at||Kansas State, 3-4||Fox Sports 1|
|3:30 p.m. ET||Northwestern, 4-4||at||Nebraska, 5-2||Big Ten Network|
|3:30 p.m. ET||Navy, 4-3||at||No. 25 Notre Dame, 6-2||NBC|
|3:30 p.m. ET||West Virginia, 3-5||at||TCU, 3-5||ESPNU|
|3:30 p.m. ET||Kansas, 2-5||at||Texas, 5-2||Longhorn Network|
|3:30 p.m. ET||UTSA, 3-5||at||Tulsa, 2-5||CSS|
|3:30 p.m. ET||No. 8 Clemson, 7-1||at||Virginia, 2-6||ESPN|
|3:30 p.m. ET||No. 21 Michigan, 6-1||at||No. 22 Michigan State, 7-1||ABC|
|4 p.m. ET||San Jose State, 4-3||at||UNLV, 5-3||MWCConnection.com, Mountain West Network|
|4 p.m. ET||Hawaii, 0-7||at||Utah State, 4-4||CBSSN|
|5 p.m. ET||Tulane, 6-2||at||FAU, 2-6||ESPN 106.3|
|5 p.m. ET||Texas State, 5-3||at||Idaho, 1-7||Altitude|
|5 p.m. ET||New Mexico State, 1-7||at||UL Lafayette, 5-2||ESPN3.com|
|6 p.m. ET||No. 11 Auburn, 7-1||at||Arkansas, 3-5||ESPN2|
|6 p.m. ET||East Carolina, 5-2||at||FIU, 1-6||WITN|
|7 p.m. ET||Pittsburgh, 4-3||at||Georgia Tech, 5-3||ESPNU|
|7 p.m. ET||Tennessee, 4-4||at||No. 9 Missouri, 7-1||ESPN|
|7 p.m. ET||No. 18 Oklahoma State, 6-1||at||No. 15 Texas Tech, 7-1||FOX|
|7 p.m. ET||Eastern Michigan, 1-7||at||Toledo, 5-3||ESPN3.com|
|7:30 p.m. ET||Alabama State, 6-2||at||Kentucky, 1-6||CSS, ESPN3.com|
|7:30 p.m. ET||Arkansas State, 3-4||at||South Alabama, 3-4||ESPN3.com|
|7:30 p.m. ET||Colorado, 3-4||at||No. 20 UCLA, 5-2||Fox Sports 1|
|8 p.m. ET||Boise State, 5-3||at||Colorado State, 4-4||CBSSN|
|8 p.m. ET||No. 7 Miami, 7-0||at||No. 3 Florida State, 7-0||ABC|
|8 p.m. ET||New Mexico, 2-5||at||San Diego State, 3-4||FSN, ROOT|
|9 p.m. ET||UTEP, 1-6||at||No. 12 Texas A&M, 6-2||ESPN2|
|10:30 p.m. ET||Nevada, 3-5||at||No. 16 Fresno State, 7-0||ESPNU|
Top 3 Games
No. 3 Florida State (-21) vs. No. 7 Miami, 8 p.m. ET, ABC
For the first time since 2004, these longtime rivals will meet with both teams ranked in the top 10. Despite the Seminoles and Hurricanes coming in with perfect records, FSU is viewed as a three-touchdown favorite. It really shouldn't come as a huge surprise; Florida State will be playing at home, and while the Seminoles have blown everyone out this season, the Hurricanes have needed last-minute comebacks the last three weeks to win.
Winston could be in for another huge day against Miami's secondary, which has surrendered 599 passing yards through the air the last two weeks. Another impressive showing in primetime could go a long way towards Winston locking up the Heisman trophy.
If the Hurricanes are going to invade Doak Campbell Stadium and come away with a win, they're going to need a few breaks to go their way and play 60 minutes of clean football. Duke Johnson will get his numbers on the ground, but will senior quarterback Stephen Morris step up and be able to throw the ball down the field against one of the top defenses in the country? We'll find out on Saturday night.
No. 15 Texas Tech (even) vs. No. 18 Oklahoma State, 7 p.m. ET, FOX
If you like offense (and I mean lots and lots offense) this game is for you.
The Red Raiders are coming off their first loss of the season, though there's no shame in dropping one on the road against the Sooners. Behind their electric passing attack, which ranks 3rd nationally in yardage, Texas Tech will look to remain in the hunt for the Big 12 title as they welcome in Mike Gundy's Oklahoma State Cowboys to town.
This game may come down to whichever team gets the football last. Davis Webb has done a terrific job moving the ball through the air all season long, while OSU's running game exploded for 342 yards against Iowa State last weekend. If the Red Raiders aren't able to keep Desmond Roland in check, it could be a long day for their defense.
The biggest question of the day will come down to quarterback play for Oklahoma State. Clint Chelf and J.W. Walsh have split snaps all season long, and the coaching staff has been unable to find a reliable option thus far. Chelf started last week, and if he's able to play well, the Cowboys will have a real shot at picking up the big road win on Saturday night.
No. 21 Michigan at No. 22 Michigan State (-4), 3:30 p.m. ET, ABC
The Wolverines score a lot of points and tend to give up quite a few, as well. The Spartans don't give up many points but often struggle to find the end zone. What does that mean? We should be in for an interesting afternoon of Big Ten football this Saturday.
Michigan's been a tough team to figure out all season. While they knocked off Notre Dame earlier in the year, they also nearly lost to Akron and Connecticut and fell to Penn State in four overtimes. Devin Gardner is electric with the ball in his hands, but turnovers have been a serious issue. Fitzgerald Toussaint is coming off a monster game but will be facing one of the top running defenses in the country. Will the Wolverines be able to play mistake-free football in a hostile road environment? It's something to keep an eye on.
Michigan State ranks 3rd in the nation in scoring defense, giving up just over 12 points to their opponents. With a 7-1 record (and their lone blemish coming in a 17-13 loss to Notre Dame on the road) an argument can be made that the Spartans are just a few plays away from being ranked in the top-10. If Connor Cook and Jeremy Langford can continue their strong play, MSU has a really good shot to improve to 5-0 in conference play.
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