The truth of the matter is that there doesn't appear to be a lot of compelling football going on this early afternoon. But if you look just a little closer there's some potential for fun, especially if your idea of fun is watching major college powers struggle with the paycheck game which they took far too lightly. For example #4 Oklahoma travels to Tulsa for an instate matchup with the Golden Hurricanes. Never underestimate the motivation of a pack of players told by the home state school that they were a tad too slow or small to make bib brother eat those words.
Alabama gets a visit from Florida Atlantic, which is unlikely to provide much of a test. But there will certainly be the chance of more "Kiffin face" on the sideline, and in college football no favorite is ever more than a turnover or two from disaster. So just keep this one in your back pocket in case things go sideways.
We also have Penn State traveling back from the Old Sod to face off with Terry Bowden's Akron Zips. It will be interesting to see how the Nittany Lions recover from their trip to play UCF in a tight, physical football game. Plus, the Zips look to be a pretty decent team. This one may be your early upset special.
A little later I'll be pulling for the Tulane Green Wave to deal noted rogue athletic program Georgia Tech a loss. Ole Miss will show us whether Vanderbilt under new coach Derek Mason really is that bad. And we finally get a matchup of ranked opponents as #14 USC takes on #13 Stanford on ABC.
So kick back, relax, and enjoy some college football knowing that there's zero chance the Red and Black put one in the L column. Until later . . .