Looking at last week’s slate of games, I came to the conclusion that there was no need for a College Football Viewing Guide. It was essentially “Cupcake Week” for the nation’s best teams. #4 Ohio State crushed Florida A&M last week, 76-7. Meanwhile, #7 Lousville beat up on Florida International, 72-0. They beat up on these teams because that’s what Top 10 teams are supposed to do against bad teams. Florida State, Georgia, and Texas A&M faced similar doormats.
So understandably, the storyline last week was on next year’s college football playoff and the role strength of schedule will play in the rankings. Will top teams be more hesitant to put such schools on their schedule next season? We can only hope.
#11 Oklahoma State vs. West Virginia, 12pm (ESPN)
Three of Ok. State’s first four games have been on the road. And with their toughest tests still to come, they can’t afford to lose this one if they aspire for BCS bowls.
#12 South Carolina vs. UCF, 12pm (ABC)
The Golden Knights are 3-0 and riding high coming off of a big win last week at Penn State. They certainly have a chance at home to take it to South Carolina (as long as they can keep Jadeveon Clowney blocked).
#14 Oklahoma vs. #22 Notre Dame, 3:30pm (NBC)
The Sooners will enter South Bend with last season’s 30-13 home loss fresh on their minds. But neither Everett Golson nor Manti Te’o will walk out of that tunnel tomorrow night.
#6 LSU vs. #9 Georgia, 3:30pm (CBS)
Don’t look now, but the Tigers may finally have a good quarterback to complement their tough defense. But can Zach Mettenberger lead them to a win in Athens?
#21 Ole Miss vs. #1 Alabama, 6:30pm (ESPN)
Ole Miss had one of their best recruiting hauls ever in 2013. And with the help of those young guys, they’ve started the season red-hot. This week we’ll get an idea of just how good they are.
#23 Wisconsin vs. #4 Ohio State, 8pm (ABC)
Kenny Guilton has been lights out at quarterback for the Buckeyes, but Braxton Miller is expected to return this week as Ohio State starts their conference schedule.
#5 Stanford vs. Washington State, 10pm (ESPN)
Washington State’s offense has aired it out with success through four games, but they can’t afford to commit turnovers (eight interceptions so far) against the Cardinal defense