Break out the chips and cold drinks but let Chris Dufresne handle the remote. Each Thursday, The Times' national college football writer handicaps what's worth watching, and skipping, on Saturday's menu of games:
9 a.m., CBS Sports Network
Army loves to run the ball and Stanford's defense lives to stop the run, so that probably means Army will be lucky to cross mid-field.
Don't be fooled by a final score that might look close. Stanford isn't into style points and 30 points to the
No. 7 Louisville (2-0) at
Hey look, Louisville is better than Kentucky in football and basketball. The Cardinals won last year's
9:30 a.m.: Louisiana Monroe at Wake Forest, FSWest; Southern
11 a.m.: Youngstown State at Michigan State, BTN3.
12:30 p.m., Channel 2
Alabama heads to College Station in hopes of avenging last season's only loss en route to a second straight
12:30 p.m., Channel 7
Give the SEC's Volunteers program credit for taking this dangerous nonconference game in Eugene. Oregon may be the nation's most impressive team through the first two weeks. The Ducks haven't slowed down much under first-year Coach Mark Helfrich, as 17 of the team's 19 scoring drives this year have been accomplished in less than two minutes.
Stat clincher: Oregon has won 21 straight home games against unranked schools and Tennessee has lost 16 straight against rated teams.
Noon: Boston College at
12:30 p.m.: Delaware at Navy, CBSSN; Nevada at Florida State, ESPN; Georgia Tech at Duke, ESPNU.
4 p.m., FOX
5 p.m., Channel 7
Notre Dame's "vaunted" defense is officially on notice after allowing 42 points to Alabama in last January's BCS title loss and 41 points last week to Michigan. The Irish gave up only six to Temple in between but must shore on "D" up or they'll get shipped out of the BCS race. Purdue seems like a schedule "gimme" but the Boilermakers lost by only three last year in South Bend.
3:30 p.m.: Southern
4:30 p.m.: Kansas at Rice, CBSSN.
5 p.m.: Marshall at Ohio, ESPN News.
7:30 p.m., ESPN
Neither team has allowed a point this season, shutting out three 1-AA opponents by a combined score of 148-0. This starts a brutal make-or-break schedule stretch for Arizona State as the Sun Devils follow with games against Stanford, USC and Notre Dame. Wisconsin heads right back to patsy play with its
6 p.m.: Western Michigan at northwestern, BTN, BTN3.