Temple at No. 14 Notre Dame (Aug. 31, 3:30 p.m. ET)
The Irish are never off the hook for a potential upset. Quarterback Tommy Rees is back in a starting role, and he has the tendency to be a turnover machine. Notre Dame had a ton of close games last season, and it isn't far-fetched to believe Temple could hang around and steal the game late.
No. 13 Oklahoma State vs. Mississippi State (Aug. 31, 3:30 p.m. ET, neutral location)
The Cowboys will remain one of the best offensive teams in the country, but Mississippi State has a few playmakers as well. Tyler Russell is one of the most experienced quarterbacks in the SEC, and running back LaDarius Perkins can go the distance at any time. Don't count out the Bulldogs.
Wyoming at No. 18 Nebraska (Aug. 31, 8 p.m. ET)
Nebraska's defense allowed more than 500 yards the last time it took the field. With that type of performance, no game is ever safe. Wyoming doesn't have a lot going for it, but quarterback Brett Smith is a playmaker who can a hurt a defense with his arm and legs. If he gets going, this game will be closer than most expected.
No. 1 Alabama vs. Virginia Tech (Aug. 31, 5:30 p.m. ET, neutral location)
Why not? Virginia Tech is well-coached by Frank Beamer, has an NFL prospect in quarterback Logan Thomas and a defense that was second best in the ACC. The Hokies have won at least 10 games in eight of the last nine seasons. Sure, Alabama is labeled as an unbeatable team, but let's not throw Virginia Tech in the same category as an FCS opponent.
Toledo at No. 10 Florida (Aug. 31, 12:21 p.m. ET)
Be honest—you wouldn't be shocked if Florida lost to Toledo. Last year, the Gators had a hard time beating anybody, allowing Missouri and Louisiana-Lafayette to hang within one possession. That doesn't include getting upset by Louisville, 33-23, in the Sugar Bowl. Toledo returns all of its key offensive players, including quarterback Terrance Owens, running back David Fluellen and wide receiver Bernard Reedy.
Now, an offense that already ranked 12th in the SEC will be without starting running back Matt Jones and offensive guard Jon Halapio. Quarterback Jeff Driskel remains a giant question mark, the wide receiver depth is unproven, and now the running back duties will likely be given to Mack Brown, a senior who has only 40 carries in his three-year career.