Tulsa at No. 11 Oklahoma State – noon, ESPN: The Cowboys get their season cranked up in what they hope will result in a berth in the Big 12 Championship Game. The trio of running back Chuba Hubbard, wide receiver Tylan Wallace and quarterback Spencer Sanders is one of the best in the nation. It'll be a big stage for the Pokes to show the world what they're capable of.
Syracuse at No. 25 Pitt – noon, ACC Network: The Panthers had their way with Austin Peay last week, and will look to keep the momentum going at home against the Orange. Panthers quarterback Kenny Pickett looked the part of a star last week averaging 13.9 yards per attempt. Plus, that defense allowed 1 rushing yard last week. One. Uno. Could they be a complete team? We shall see.
No. 23 Appalachian State at Marshall – 3:30 p.m., CBS: The Mountaineers have a legit outside shot at running the table and pushing for the College Football Playoff. On the other side of the field, they'll have to deal with freshman signal-caller Grant Wells. The 6-foot-2, 210-pounder has had two weeks to prepare after throwing for 307 yards and four touchdowns against Eastern Kentucky two weeks ago.
No. 14 UCF at Georgia Tech – 3:30 p.m., ABC: The Yellow Jackets stunned Florida State in Tallahassee, Florida, last week behind true freshman signal-caller Jeff Sims. They'll square off against a Knights squad that will open its season in what they hope will be a run to the College Football Playoff. If you want a quarterback battle, Sims vs. Dillon Gabriel should be a fun one.
No. 17 Miami (FL) at No. 18 Louisville – 7:30 p.m., ABC: The marquee game of the day will take place Saturday night in Louisville, Kentucky. The Cardinals are led by quarterback Micale Cunningham and a star-studded group of wide receivers, while the Hurricanes could unleash more of the offense in the second game of the D'Eriq King era.
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