Each week our national college football writer describes how he would handle the television remote Saturday, handicapping what's worth watching, and skipping:
This is a bad slate of morning games — an excellent time to mow the lawn, pay bills or walk the dog before
Or maybe you really like to watch first-year Alabama offensive coordinator
Viewer discretion advised: If Kiffin starts calling too many bubble screens, check out Buffalo at Army on the CBS Sports Network. Or, Akron at
9 a.m.: Western Illinois at Wisconsin, BTN; McNeese State at Nebraska,
11 a.m.: Alabama Birmingham at
Noon: Sacramento State at California,
No. 14 USC (1-0) at No. 13 Stanford (1-0)
12:30 p.m., Channel 7
This is one of the most anticipated games in the history of this football series. What a contrast of styles and personalities.
1:30 p.m., ESPN
Mississippi, considered a dark horse in the SEC West, played more like a plow horse in an opening win over Boise State. Rebels quarterback Bo Wallace had three passes intercepted in the first half and the team committed 14 penalties, including two false starts before its first offensive play. It was a football clinic, though, compared to Vanderbilt, which dropped its home opener to Temple.
No. 7 Michigan State (1-0) at No. 3
3:30 p.m., Channel 11
Welcome to the first blockbuster nonconference game in the two-week old history of the College Football Playoff. Like USC and Stanford, it's a contrast-of-styles game featuring Oregon's hurry-up offense against Michigan State's stout defense. The winner can present this game as "Exhibit A" if its credentials are brought up later this season before the playoff selection committee. Oregon needs the win to prove its finesse offense can withstand a physical defense.
Michigan (1-0) at No. 16 Notre Dame (1-0)
4:30 p.m., Channel 4
This is the last game, at least for a while, in one of college football's great rivalries. Notre Dame says its new agreement to play five games against
Brigham Young (1-0) at Texas (1-0)
12:30 p.m.: Ball State at Iowa, ESPN2; Missouri State at Oklahoma State, Prime;
4:30 p.m.: Northwestern State at Baylor, Prime; Sam Houston State at
Oregon State (1-0) at Hawaii (0-1)
7:30 p.m., CBS Sports Network
Oregon State needs to be on upset watch against a Hawaii team that nearly ruined Chris Petersen's debut at Washington, as the Huskies escaped the islands with a 17-16 win. Hawaii finished 1-11 last year but lost two games in overtime and four others by 10 or fewer points.
5 p.m.: San Diego State at
7 p.m.: Memphis at