Each week, The Times’ national college sports reporter J. Brady McCollough will help plan your Saturday game watch schedule by revealing the matchups he will have his eye on at each stage of the day’s slate.
Kegs and Eggs
No. 6 Oklahoma vs. No. 21 Texas (Dallas), 9 a.m., ABC
If Steve Sarkisian wins his first Red River Rivalry game, the Longhorns will sit in Big 12 driver’s seat.
No. 13 Arkansas at No. 17 Mississippi, 9 a.m., ESPN
The Razorbacks and Rebels scarfed down some humble pie last week. The winner should feel better.
Maryland at No. 7 Ohio State, 9 a.m., Fox
The Buckeyes finally looked like themselves at Rutgers. Can they keep it up against Maryland?
Fire up the grill
No. 2 Georgia at No. 18 Auburn, 12:30 p.m., CBS
Will the Bulldogs ever face a stiff test? Jordan-Hare Stadium should be rocking behind 4-1 Auburn.
Boise State at No. 10 Brigham Young, 12:30 p.m., ABC
The Cougars look like they’d win the Pac-12 this year, but Boise State could make this one interesting.
No. 4 Penn State at No. 3 Iowa, 1 p.m., Fox
The Nittany Lions got a break that this isn’t a night game at Kinnick Stadium. Can they take advantage?
Night game buzz
No. 9 Michigan at Nebraska, 4:30 p.m., ABC
The Wolverines have to keep proving they’re for real. Nebraska is desperate for a statement win.
No. 14 Notre Dame at Virginia Tech, 4:30 p.m., ACC Network
The Fighting Irish have little time to lick their Bearcat wounds before visiting rowdy Lane Stadium.
Louisiana State at No. 16 Kentucky, 4:30 p.m., SEC Network
It’s now or never for Ed Orgeron’s Tigers against 5-0 Kentucky, which now has to play with expectations.
No. 1 Alabama at Texas A&M, 5 p.m., CBS
It’s a night game at Kyle Field, so maybe the Aggies play inspired ball. This is likely a blowout, though.
Utah at USC, 5 p.m., Fox
Can the Trojans string two wins together for the first time this season? A national audience awaits.
UCLA at Arizona, 7:30 p.m., ESPN
The Bruins are much better than the Wildcats, but UCLA is not good enough to overlook anybody.
This story originally appeared in Los Angeles Times.