Can you believe this is the fourth week of NCAA college football? Just a month ago, we were all dying to see a real football game. Now, we're knee-deep in the excellent montage that is amateur athletics.
Saturday is full of great games, and two of them are right here in Arizona. ASU will host the USC Trojans in Tempe, while the Arizona Wildcats warmly welcome the Oregon Ducks to Tucson while presenting a lovely color scheme in the stands.
The biggest games of the day? It's a very close race between two matchups: #2 LSU heads to Morgantown to battle #16 West Virginia, while the #8 Oklahoma State Cowboys ride the wave into College Station to face the traitorous #9 Texas A&M Aggies. Both games should be close throughout and provide fans with gripping storylines (not to mention drama over whether or not the spread is covered).
USC Trojans at ASU Sun Devils kicks off at 7:15 p.m. PT on ESPN. Twelve wins in a row? USC would love to hold that statistic over Arizona State for the rest of time. But can the Sun Devils stop the bleeding at eleven? Brock Osweiler must rally his troops after a less-than-thrilling loss in Big Ten territory against the Illinois Fighting Illini.
Oregon Ducks at Arizona Wildcats begins at 7:15 p.m. PT on ESPN2. Arizona has a terrible schedule. Oklahoma State, Stanford, Oregon, and then they get to face USC? That's not fair (and I'm a Sun Devil, Jerry)! If Arizona is 2-3 after five games, that would be a huge accomplishment.
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San Diego St. Aztecs at #22 Michigan Wolverines: 9:00 a.m. PT on Big Ten Network. Both teams are 3-0, but don't sleep on the Aztecs. They are led by an experienced duo: Seniors Ryan Lindley and Ronnie Hillman, the quarterback and running back of this team. Brady Hoke, now the Michigan coach, was SDSU's coach last season, and I can promise you one thing: these boys want to ruin Hoke's perfect year in maize and blue.
North Carolina Tar Heels at #25 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets: 9:00 a.m. PT on ESPN. Another undefeated duo face off, this time a battle of huge ACC consequence. Both teams are facing NCAA action, but can the GT option offense overcome the Tar Heels? Be sure to tune in.
#14 Arkansas Razorbacks at #3 Alabama Crimson Tide: 12:30 p.m. PT on CBS. Ah, the S-E-C. Everyone that doesn't love this conference loves one thing: to hate on this conference. At the end of the day, the winner of this game will be a very promising contender for the BCS National Championship Game.
#11 Florida St. Seminoles at #21 Clemson Tigers: 12:30 p.m. PT on ESPN. Whoa, Clemson beat Auburn? Stop the presses. Another big ACC game? The biggest surprise of all -- we care about ACC football again. Smooth move, 'Cuse and Pitt.
Missouri Tigers at #1 Oklahoma Sooners: 5:00 p.m. PT on FX. Mizzou pulled off the upset last year when the Sooners were #1 in the country. There's no reason to think they will do it again, but James Franklin is a very good dual threat quarterback.