The Best Non-NFL Game
No. 24 TCU @ Texas Tech
TCU lost starting QB Casey Pachall for a couple of weeks due to needed surgery on his arm. Can back up QB Travon Boykin carry the Horned Frogs until Pachall returns? This game will determine how TCU can compete in the Big 12 for the rest of the season.
Local Game of the Week
Central Florida @ Penn State 6pm B1G Network
Look for a preview of this game tomorrow, but for now, UCF is coming off of two cushy victories against Akron and Florida International, two of the worst schools in the FBS. UCF is no pushover, but look for PSU to win this one to move to 3-0.
National Game of the Week
#1 Alabama @ #6 Texas A&M 3:30pm CBS
The biggest game of the week, and possibly the biggest game all year. This has been circled on everybody's calendar since the schedules were released. Last year Johnny Manziel and the Aggies took down mighty Alabama in Bryant Denny Stadium, a feat some would call impossible. Now the contest moves to Kyle Field in College Station, Texas. Can the reigning Heisman trophy winner and the 12th man take two from the Crimson Tide in two years? Even if Alabama loses, their title hopes are not going to be dashed, considering it didn't keep them out last year and they even lost at home.
Eagles Fans' Game to Watch
Tennessee at #2 Oregon 3:30pm ABC
Here's the game I will be flipping to from Bama/Texas A&M. Oregon has absolutely cruised past Nichols St. and Virginia in their first two weeks. Marcus Mariota is a player that is a must watch this season. He and Heisman hopeful, De'Anthony Thomas run the read option to perfection. Their offense, new head coach Mark Helfrich has taken from Chip Kelly, is interesting to Eagles fans now since last Monday's win over the Redskins.
The Best Game at 12 noon
#16 UCLA @ #23 Nebraska 12:00pm ABC
Wake up already and watch this one. UCLA travels to Nebraska after a tragic bye-week. Walk on kicker Nick Pasquale died tragically when he was hit by a car as he was walking on the street. Both UCLA and Nebraska will pay tribute to their fallen teammate by having a moment of silence and adding helmet decals with his number. I can see UCLA winning this game with their heart on their sleeve, but Nebraska looks to avenge last season's loss in the Rose Bowl where UCLA ran all over the Husker defense.
Best Primetime/Late Night game
#20 Wisconsin @ Arizona State 10:30pm ESPN
Forget Notre Dame/Purdue, or at least switch over to this one at 10:30 when ND has run away with it. Both Wisconsin and ASU are playing their first FBS opponent here in week 3. Neither allowed a single point to their FCS match ups, UMass, Tennessee Tech, and Sacramento State. This will be a good game if you have any gas left in the tank after watching the afternoon games.
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