College football: What to watch Saturday on TV


No. 2 Florida State (8-0) at Wake Forest (4-5)

9 a.m., Channel 7

Is it possible Florida State could have a let down one week after its emphatic win over Miami, against an inferior Wake Forest team? Wake Forest has won four of the last seven games in the series. The Demon Deacons shocked Florida State in Tallahassee, 30-0, in 2006, and then two years later, 12-3. Ah, who are we kidding? This is a great Florida State team who won last year's game, 52-0.

No. 9 Auburn (8-1) at Tennessee (4-5)

9 a.m., ESPN

Auburn has been one of this year's biggest surprises considering the Tigers narrowly won their home opener against Washington State. Tennessee showed some spunk in taking Georgia to overtime and then upsetting South Carolina. Since then, though, the Volunteers have been wiped out by Alabama and Missouri by the combined score of 76-13.

9 a.m.: Vanderbilt at Florida, Prime; James Madison at New Hampshire, NBCSN; Missouri at Kentucky, ESPNU; Western Kentucky at Army, CBSSN; Iowa at Purdue, BTN; Texas Christian at Iowa State, FS West; Penn State at Minnesota, ESPN2.

9:15 a.m.: Arkansas at Mississippi, KDOC.


Brigham Young (6-2) at No. 24 Wisconsin (6-2)

Noon, ESPN

This is a good matchup between teams that have had strange seasons. BYU lost to lowly Virginia but has defeated Texas and Boise State. BYU quarterback Taysom Hill has passed for 2,019 yards and is also a dynamic runner who torched Texas for 259 yards. Wisconsin lost to Ohio State by a touchdown and might be a top-10 team if not for a controversial loss at Arizona State.

Nebraska (6-2) at Michigan (6-2)

12:30 p.m., Channel 7

What looked like a game with Big Ten implications is now an unranked battle for program respect. Nebraska needed a Hail Mary pass to defeat Northwestern in Lincoln last week, while Michigan had minus-48 yards rushing in a loss to arch-rival Michigan State.

No. 22 Arizona State (6-2) at Utah (4-4)

1 p.m, Pac-12 Network

Arizona State Coach Todd Graham and son Bo are just happy to be alive after surviving a harrowing plane ride on a recruiting trip to Texas. Utah doesn't have a great record but is dangerous at home, where the Utes defeated Stanford and played Oregon State and UCLA close.

Virginia Tech (6-3) at No. 11 Miami (7-1)