College Football TV Schedule Week 3: 3 Games You Can't Afford to Miss
For me, there's nothing better than a college football Saturday. It's just a solid day full of great game after great game.
Week 3 of the season brings college football fans a solid slate of games from the late morning all the way into the late hours, thanks to the west coast games.
These three games are the ones you have to make a point to watch.
No. 1 Oklahoma at No. 5 Florida State, 8:00 p.m. EST, ABC
This is easily the biggest game of the weekend. The winner will find themselves squarely in position to play for the national championship while the loser will have to hope for help from other teams losing to get back into that position.
The Seminoles will be looking to avenge a loss at the hands of the Sooners last season in Norman. FSU was never really in that game, as quarterback Landry Jones picked apart FSU's defense with ease.
The early edge goes to OU, but there's no doubt that Florida State has the athletes to play with the Sooners. The Seminoles will have to get off to a hot start. If they let Oklahoma get out to a quick start, it will be tough to avoid a repeat of last season.
Tennessee vs. No. 16 Florida, 3:30 p.m. EST, CBS
You can throw out the records and stats when you are talking about a rivalry game, and this one will be no exception. It doesn't matter that the Gators have looked great on both sides of the ball and that Tennessee is expected to be SEC cellar dwellers. You know that the Volunteers will play them close.
If Tennessee is going to have any shot at pulling a big upset, they will have to get a big game out of quarterback Tyler Bray. Bray went off last week against Cincinnati, and he may very well be the best quarterback in the SEC.
Florida's offense has looked pretty solid thus far, but there are still questions there. As bad as their offense was last season, two great games aren't enough to convince many that they are a changed unit.
Like all SEC games, this will be a physical matchup. The winner of this one will have earned it.
No. 6 Stanford at Arizona, 9:45 p.m. EST, ESPN
Concerns that Stanford would take a step back without head coach Jim Harbaugh seem to have been off base. In their first two games, Stanford has done all they can to show that they are every bit as good as they were last season.
Arizona isn't as good as they have been in the recent past, but they are talented enough to push the Cardinal if they aren't on their game. This is particularly true when you consider that this game is a home game for them out in the desert.
If Stanford plays the way they have so far his season, though, they will have no problem coming out victorious.
Arizona has nothing to lose, so they will come out playing fast. It will be key for Stanford to withstand the opening salvo from the Wildcats and come fighting back.
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