USC kicks off against the Oregon State Beavers at 1:00pm (PT) - here is a look, though, at some other games that may be worth your attention.
#23 West Virginia @ #8 TCU - 12:30pm (PT), FS1
WVU hits the road for a tough matchup against what seems to be an always-skilled Horned Frogs team looking to continue to make some noise in the Big-12. Some may say that this should be a game of concern for TCU but I submit this for your consideration: the Horned Frogs are excellent at running the ball and controlling the line of scrimmage, while West Virginia’s run defense has proven to be not so great this season (Darius Anderson leads the team with 422 yards on the ground and 6 touchdowns). Anything can happen, but as long as Gary Patterson has his boys sticking to the gameplan then there should be no upsets here.
#13 Miami @ Florida State - 12:30pm (PT), ESPN
This would have been a must-watch game had Deondre Francois not gone down with a season-ending injury earlier this year. Mark Richt has worked his magic and has the Canes playing like the team I grew up watching. Jimbo Fisher has not lost to the Miami Hurricanes since he took over the Seminoles in 2010. Quarterback Malik Rosier has done a good job running things for the Hurricanes - he will look to continue rolling while trying to end the seven-game skid against an FSU team not at full strength.
Michigan State @ #7 Michigan - 4:30pm (PT), ABC
Just give me a highlight reel of Jim Harbaugh yelling and screaming and being passionate on the sideline and I will be a happy camper. From a football standpoint, this could be a potential upset if the Spartans can continue to force turnovers like they have all season. Michigan will be without usual starter Wilton Speight, who got injured in the first quarter of the game against Purdue - next up is senior quarterback John O’Korn who is making his first start as a Wolverine.
Stanford @ #20 Utah - 7:15pm (PT), FS1
I have two words for you if you are unsure about tuning into this game: Bryce Love. He is one of the most electric players in the country and is definitely in the conversation for the Heisman Trophy. That being said, the Utes have a really good run defense (tops in the PAC-12). This game will provide us with an opportunity to see how good Love really is. This has the potential to be a really fun game to watch.