A viewer's guide to another weekend that will feature two Top 10 SEC teams slugging it out in prime time as its centerpiece.
FIVE TO REMEMBER:
No. 8 Alabama at No. 3 Georgia, 7:45 p.m., ESPN
Georgia coach Mark Richt has declared a "blackout" for Sanford Stadium as the Dawgs will wear black jerseys while the crowd is being asked to dress in black. Alabama says the color coordinated opposition won't have an effect and after watching the Raiders' the past few years, the color black is just not as intimidating as it used to be.
No. 22 Illinois at No. 12 Penn State, 8 p.m., ABC
Beaver Stadium will turn into the "White House" on Saturday as Penn State's fans are being asked to wear all white and "whiteout" Illinois. Is this really necessary? I guess I can live with a "blackout" and "whiteout" on Saturday, but I can only hope this doesn't turn into a trend with "blueouts," "redouts" and "greenouts."
No. 24 TCU at No. 2 Oklahoma, 7 p.m., FSN
What no "Crimsonout"? Thank God. Just a good old-fashioned football game in front of a good old-fashioned crowd wearing different colors.
No. 9 Wisconsin at Michigan, 3:30 p.m., ABC (Game Plan)
Michigan has won 22 conference home-openers in a row, but the only chance it will extend to 23 is if Wisconsin is caught looking ahead to Ohio State and Penn State coming up in the next two weeks.
Virginia Tech at Nebraska, 8:00 p.m., ABC (Game Plan)
Tyrod Taylor may be 7-0 as a starter for Virginia Tech, but the Hokies are ranked 114th in the nation in passing offense, which isn't a good sign against a new and improved Nebraska defense under Bo Pelini that giving up just 77 yards per game on the ground.
TWO TO THINK ABOUT:
Tennessee at No. 15 Auburn, 3:30 p.m., CBS
Is this the game where Tennessee turns things around or continues its embarrassing slide in what could be Phillip Fulmer's last year in Knoxville? Until they show some heart, you have to lean towards the latter.
Minnesota at No. 14 Ohio State, 12 p.m., Big Ten Network
OK, the Buckeyes looked awful against USC, but on Saturday we should get a glimpse of what the Buckeyes should look like the rest of the season when Beanie Wells returns to the lineup to join a blossoming Terrelle Pryor in the backfield.
ONE TO FORGET:
No. 25 Fresno State at UCLA, 3:30 p.m., ABC (Game Plan)
How bad have things gotten for UCLA? The school bought newspaper and radio ads in Fresno encouraging Bulldogs fans to come to the Rose Bowl to watch the Bulldogs-Bruins tilt with the slogan, "So you can say 'I was there'." Yes, there to watch UCLA go another game without scoring a touchdown. By the way, whatever happened to those "The college football monopoly in Los Angeles is over" ads?