Each week our national college football writer describes how he would handle the television remote on Saturday, handicapping what's worth watching, and skipping:
Presbyterian (5-4) at No. 11
Presbyterian looks to rebound after last week's tough home loss to
Think of this as the warmup act for the
9:30 a.m.: Georgia Tech at North Carolina State, KDOC.
Texas A&M (6-3) at No. 3
12:30 p.m., Channel 2
This carefully crafted SEC narrative will focus on how great of a game this would have been had it been scheduled in September. Texas A&M has gone into the dumpster since a 5-0 start, losing three straight SEC games and then scratching out a 21-16 win over Louisiana Monroe.
No. 10 Notre Dame (7-1) at No. 9
12:30 p.m., Channel 7
Arizona State's five-spot jump in the rankings this week is believed to be the largest involving a win over a school from the state of
1 p.m., SEC
Brent Musburger reflects on the highs and lows of a remarkable career as he handles the play-by-play for a game involving the hottest team in the
No. 7 Kansas State (7-1) at No. 6 Texas Christian (7-1)
4:30 p.m., Channel 11
These Big 12 schools are back in the playoff chase after thinking they blew their chances. Kansas State committed three turnovers and missed field-goal attempts in a six-point home loss to Auburn; TCU somehow blew a 58-37 fourth-quarter lead against Baylor.
3:30 p.m.: Virginia at
4 p.m.: Boise State at New Mexico, CBSSN; UCLA at
4:15 p.m.: Louisville at Boston College, ESPN2.
4:30 p.m.: Florida at
5 p.m., Channel 2
Counted out more times than a punch-drunk boxer, LSU has rallied from two early SEC defeats to make this a compelling matchup with national title implications. LSU needs a win over Alabama and some voodoo to make the four-team playoff; the Crimson Tide controls its own fate with remaining games against Mississippi State and Auburn.
5 p.m., Channel 7
Bo Schembechler might be spinning in his grave with the news Michigan State has replaced Michigan as Ohio State's
7 p.m., ESPN
If this is Oregon's last big playoff hurdle, it's probably good the Ducks have receiver Devon Allen. He's the defending United States national champion in the 110-meter hurdles. Oregon's offensive line, which has improved greatly since horrific efforts against Washington State and