West Virginia at Marshall

11 a.m., ESPN2

Way too early a start to allow proper tailgating for a de facto state championship game.

Miami at Oklahoma

Noon, Channel 8

Half the fun of the 1980s, with none of the cocaine.

Nebraska at Wake Forest

Noon, ESPN

Demon Deacons do better when they start out with Elon and Wofford.

N.C. State at Boston College

2:30 p.m., ESPN2

Do the Eagles ever start a season with a road game in the first month?

Oregon at Michigan

3:30 p.m., Channel 8

Sad part is, the Ducks really have some explaining to do when they inevitably lose.

South Carolina at Georgia

5:45 p.m., ESPN2

Steve Spurrier thinks the SC academic standards are too stringent. So how’d he win at Duke?

Notre Dame at Penn State

6 p.m., ESPN

Irish hit the road. Great! We a break from NBC’s suck-up, see-no-evil coverage.


6:30 p.m., Versus

Call it the Head Injury Association Bowl and bring in Steve Young and Troy Aikman as grand marshals.

TCU at Texas

7 p.m., FSNE

Just remember: Horned Frogs wrecked Oklahoma’s season before it even started a couple years back.

Virginia Tech at LSU

9:15 p.m., ESPN

Game of the day, and worth waiting for. Twelve hours of pre-game tear jerking are going to feel like a telethon, though.

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