This season of college football has been one of the best in recent memory. There have been dozens of ranked vs. ranked matchups and there have been just as many wild and crazy finishes. Fans, journalists and broadcast personalities are no doubt hoping for more of the same. All games will be listed chronologically and all times listed are Central Time. All rankings reflect the AP Poll.
Wednesday October 5
Georgia Southern @ Arkansas State
Centennial Bank Stadium – Jonesboro, AR
Why you should watch: It’s the only game on. Georgia Southern has been a very good team since joining FBS in 2014. Arkansas State’s season has already fallen apart with an 0-4 start.
Thursday October 6
Temple @ Memphis
Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium – Memphis, TN
Why you should watch: Memphis has a short week coming off a tough loss to Ole Miss. Memphis and Temple were two of the best teams in the AAC last year.
Friday October 7
#3 Clemson @ Boston College
Alumni Stadium – Chestnut Hill, MA
Why you should watch: Clemson has all but sewn up their spot in the ACC Championship game. Boston College is hoping that former Kentucky QB Patrick Towles can get them back to a bowl game.
Saturday October 8
#20 Oklahoma vs. Texas*
Cotton Bowl – Fair Park, TX
Why you should watch: It’s one of the best rivalries in college football, the Red River Shootout (not the Red River Rivalry). Texas may fire Charlie Strong at the end of the season, so a second straight win over the Sooners would go a long way towards saving his job.
#25 Virginia Tech @ #17 North Carolina
Kenan Memorial Stadium – Chapel Hill, NC
Why you should watch: Both teams are ranked. Both teams have a shot to win a wide open division in the ACC. Larry Fedora finally seems to have it rolling for the Tar Heels and Justin Fuente appears to have the Hokies ahead of schedule.
#9 Tennessee @ #8 Texas A&M
Kyle Field – College Station, TX
Why you should watch: Both teams are undefeated. Every game Tennessee has played this year has had a good level of drama or intrigue. Texas A&M has started 5-0 for the third straight season, but is this the year they figure out how to close out a season?
#1 Alabama @ #16 Arkansas
Donald W Reynolds Razorback Stadium – Fayetteville, AR
Why you should watch: An SEC West showdown. Arkansas has gone toe to toe with Alabama in each of the last two years, but has been unable to get over the hump.
#23 Florida State @ #10 Miami
Hard Rock Stadium – Miami Gardens, FL
Why you should watch: It’s a big intrastate rivalry. Florida State is falling apart while Mark Richt appears to have bring some swagger back to the U.
*denotes game being played at neutral site