Need some help deciding which college football games to watch? Look no further. Each Friday, Times contributor Chuck Schilken handicaps what's worth watching, and skipping, on the weekend's menu of games:
4 p.m.: Memphis at Connecticut,
7:15 p.m.: Boise State at Brigham Young, ESPN.
Saquon Barkley makes any Penn State game worth watching. He’s the Nittany Lions’ top rusher and receiver, plus he threw a touchdown pass last week. Northwestern’s fourth-quarter rally against
Despite being shut out by Alabama two weeks ago, Vanderbilt is averaging almost 20 points per game. But the Commodores may struggle again this week against a Georgia defense that has given up a total of three points in the past two weeks.
9:15 a.m.: Duke at Virginia, KDOC.
9:30 a.m.: Pittsburgh at Syracuse, Prime.
No. 13 Miami (3-0) at
Miami quarterback Malik Rosier leads the Atlantic Coast Conference in passing efficiency. Florida State quarterback James Blackman passed for only 121 yards against Wake Forest last week but threw a 40-yard pass in the final minute for the game-winning touchdown.
Florida and its much-improved offense have won three straight after opening with a loss to Michigan. But the Gators will be without top receiver Tyrie Cleveland. After two losses in the last three weeks, LSU Coach
Air Force (1-3) at Navy (4-0), 12:30 p.m., CBSSN
It's pretty safe to say these teams will run the ball a lot. They have combined to throw only 76 passes this season, compared to 499 running plays. Navy is the country's top rushing team, averaging 400 yards a game.
Maryland (3-1) at No. 10
J.T. Barrett has passed for 13 touchdowns without having a pass intercepted during Ohio State’s victories — and didn’t throw for a touchdown with one interception during its loss. Maryland quarterback Max Bortenschlager, who started the year as a third-stringer, was impressive against
This could be a low-scoring game. Kansas State has the
It's tough to move the ball on Michigan, which has the Big Ten Conference's top-ranked defense. The Wolverines hold opponents to an average of 203 yards per game. But Michigan will be going with a backup quarterback, John O'Korn, so it might have a tough time against a Michigan State defense that allows an average of 248 yards per game.
Because of a scheduling quirk, Washington State hasn't played a road game all season. With Justin Herbert out with a broken collarbone, Oregon has yet to name a starting quarterback between Taylor Alie and Braxton Burmeister.
12:30 p.m.: No. 23
3:30 p.m.: Army at Rice, beIN1.
4 p.m.: Southern Methodist at Houston, CBSSN.
4:15 p.m.: No. 1 Alabama at Texas A&M, ESPN; No. 16 Virginia Tech at
5 p.m.: No. 9 Wisconsin at
Stanford's Bryce Love, who averages 217 yards rushing per game, faces a Utah run defense that holds opponents to an average of 87 yards per game. Utah's Darren Carrington is averaging 121 yards receiving per game and faces a defense that allows 254 yards receiving per game. Advantage Utah?
7:30 p.m.: Hawaii at Nevada, CBSSN.
7:45 p.m.: California at No. 6