This college football season is the gift that keeps on giving. Last week, Texas A&M found a way around Tennessee’s devil magic in double OT, Brian Kelly threw his starting center under the bus despite throwing the ball 26 time in a literal hurricane, and the Miami Hurricanes botched a game-tying PAT in a rivalry game with Florida State. This week looks like it could be just as good as last week. All games will be listed chronologically and all times listed are Central Time. All rankings reflect the AP Poll.
Wednesday October 12
Appalachian State @ UL-Lafayette
Cajun Field – Lafayette, LA
Why you should watch: It’s the only game on. Appalachian State has had a pair of high profile games already this year against Tennessee and Miami.
Friday October 14
Duke @ #7 Louisville
Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium – Louisville, KY
Why you should watch: Any game featuring Lamar Jackson is must watch TV. David Cutcliffe is one of the more underrated coaches in college football and has done incredible things at Duke.
Mississippi State @ BYU
LaVell Edwards Stadium – Provo, UT
Why you should watch: A very intriguing mid-season non-conference matchup. BYU is much better than their record would indicate. Dan Mullen’s seat in Starkville is getting warmer by the minute.
Saturday October 15
#20 West Virginia @ Texas Tech
Jones AT&T Stadium – Lubbock, TX
Why you should watch: West Virginia is one of only two undefeated teams left in the Big XII. Both teams put up tons of points, so this should be a shootout.
#1 Alabama @ #9 Tennessee
Neyland Stadium – Knoxville, TN
Why you should watch: It’s the Third Saturday in October and both teams are ranked in the Top 10. Tennessee has not beaten Alabama since 2006.
North Carolina @ #16 Miami
Hard Rock Stadium – Miami Gardens, FL
Why you should watch: The race in this particular division of the ACC is wide open. North Carolina and Miami both look to bounce back after tough losses last week.
#12 Ole Miss @ #22 Arkansas
Donald W Reynolds Razorback Stadium – Fayetteville, AR
Why you should watch: Both teams are ranked. Ole Miss still has a slim, outside shot of making the SEC Championship Game. A rematch of last year’s 4th & 26 game.
Stanford @ Notre Dame
Notre Dame Stadium – South Bend, IN
Why you should watch: It’s a very underrated rivalry game. Each of the last four meetings have been one possession games and decided in the last minute of the game. However, Stanford has been mashed two straight weeks while Brian Kelly has Notre Dame at Charlie Weis levels of terrible.
#2 Ohio State @ #8 Wisconsin
Camp Randall Stadium – Madison, WI
Why you should watch: It’s another Top 10 battle. Camp Randall has one of the best atmospheres in college football. Urban Meyer has never lost a road game as the head coach at Ohio State.