Buckle up for the one most exciting college football Saturdays ever
The GIST: Could this be one of the most exciting college football Saturdays…ever? Only one way to find out: Prep your game snacks today, because you’ll be watching from dawn to dusk tomorrow.
No. 15 Ole Miss Rebels (3-0) vs. No. 13 Alabama Crimson Tide (2-1), 3:30 p.m. ET (CBS): Alabama’s out of the Top 10 for the first time in eight years (!!!), and their quarterback (QB) situation’s messier than the Joe Jonas–Sophie Turner split. The Rebels could capitalize on shifting SEC power dynamics to turn the Tide — and make history while they’re at it.
No. 19 Colorado Buffaloes (3-0) vs. No. 10 Oregon Ducks (3-0), 3:30 p.m. ET (ABC): This one’s a guaranteed touchdown extravaganza with two Heisman-caliber QBs: the Buffs’ Shedeur Sanders and the Ducks’ Bo Nix. The hype around Colorado and their HC Deion Sanders is undeniable, but are they ready for their first true test?
No. 14 Oregon State Beavers (3-0) vs. No. 21 Washington State Cougars (3-0), 7 p.m. ET (FOX): Off-field, the Pac-2 are working together to save their conference, but on the field? Expect a brawl. In their 107 meetings, this is the first where both teams are nationally ranked. Watch for the Beavs’ tough D against the Cougs’ explosive attack.
No. 6 Ohio State Buckeyes (3-0) vs. No. 9 Notre Dame Fighting Irish (4-0), 7:30 p.m. ET (NBC): These teams rarely meet, but when they do, it’s almost always a Top-10 face-off. A second-half shutout earned the Buckeyes last year’s dub, but the Irish are a whole new team thanks to superstar transfer QB Sam Hartman. All eyes on Steez.