The Buckeyes still aren't playing, but there's still a solid slate of other college games this Saturday. Here's a viewing guide.
Red River Shootout
- No. 22 Texas vs. Oklahoma, NOON, Fox
The bad news is, with both of these teams losing last week, this game has lost a little bit of its luster. But the good news is that with both of these revolving-door defenses, this game is going to be fun as hell with about a billion points scored.
In two weeks of conference play, these teams have given up an average of 40.5 points per game with offenses that have combined to score an average of 39.75 points per game.
Vegas is setting the points total for this game at 73.5, which is by far the highest total yet this season, with Oklahoma entering as 2.5-point favorites. That translates to a 38-35 game.
Sign me up.
Don't Get Caught Looking Ahead!
- No. 14 Tennessee vs. No. 3 Georgia, 3:30, CBS
Tennessee is 2-0 with wins against unranked South Carolina and Missouri. The Volunteers have looked fine, but frankly haven't done much to validate a top-15 ranking, but they'll have their chance on Saturday afternoon against No. 3 Georgia.
The Bulldogs came out flat to start its week-one game against Arkansas, but put on a clinic against No. 7 Auburn, dominating the Tigers on both sides of the ball in the top-10 showdown.
Georgia enters this matchup against Tennessee as a 12.5-point favorite, but there's a chance the Volunteers are getting the Bulldogs at just the right time.
Sandwiched between a top-10 showdown with Auburn and the looming battle with No. 2 Alabama next week, this has a chance to be the perfect storm of a hangover game and a lookahead game.
Let's see if Tennessee can take advantage.
Clemson? Tested in the Regular Season?
- No. 7 Miami at No. 1 Clemson, 7:30, ABC
If you can't recall the last time Clemson's played an opponent with a pulse during the regular season, you probably aren't alone. The last time the Tigers met a top-10 team during the regular season was its 2016 showdown with Lamar Jackson and No. 3 Louisville.
It's been a while, but the Tigers will get a test on Saturday night, with the 3-0 Hurricanes heading into to Death Valley.
Clemson enters the game as more than a two-touchdown favorite, but the Tigers have yet to face anything like Miami's defense or a talented and veteran quarterback like the Hurricane's D'Eriq King.
|22 Texas vs. Oklahoma (in Dallas)||12:00pm||FOX|
|ULM at Liberty||12:00pm||ESPN2|
|NC State at Virginia||12:00pm||ACCN|
|19 Virginia Tech at 8 North Carolina||12:00pm||ABC|
|4 Florida at 21 Texas A&M||12:00pm||ESPN|
|South Carolina at Vanderbilt||12:00pm||SECN|
|Missouri at 17 LSU||12:00pm||SECN Alt.|
|Duke at Syracuse||12:30pm||RSN/ESPN3|
|The Citadel at Army||1:30pm||CBSSN|
|14 Tennessee at 3 Georgia||3:30pm||CBS|
|Texas State at Troy||3:30pm||ESPN3|
|UTSA at 15 BYU||3:30pm||ESPN2|
|Texas Tech at 24 Iowa State||3:30pm||ABC|
|Arkansas at 13 Auburn||4:00pm||ESPN|
|Middle Tennessee at FIU||4:00pm||ESPNU|
|Kansas State at TCU||4:00pm||FOX|
|Pitt at Boston College||4:00pm||ACCN|
|Temple at Navy||6:00pm||CBSSN|
|Central Arkansas at Arkansas State||7:00pm||ESPN+|
|East Carolina at USF||7:00pm||ESPN+|
|Marshall at WKU||7:30pm||Stadium|
|UTEP at Louisiana Tech||7:30pm||ESPN2|
|Florida State at 5 Notre Dame||7:30pm||NBC|
|7 Miami (FL) at 1 Clemson||7:30pm||ABC|
|2 Alabama at Ole Miss||7:30pm||ESPN|
|Mississippi State at Kentucky||7:30pm||SECN|
|Charlotte at North Texas||8:00pm||ESPNU|