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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. 12 Notre Dame vs. No. 18 Wisconsin (Soldier Field, Chicago), 9 a.m., Fox
Notre Dame quarterback Jack Coan has the chance to beat his old Wisconsin teammates.
Louisiana State at Mississippi State, 9 a.m., ESPN
Ed Orgeron and Mike Leach could use a 1-0 start to SEC play in the worst way.
Missouri at Boston College, 9 a.m., ESPN2
The Eagles are 3-0 but have to play their first good team without injured quarterback Phil Jurkovec.
Texas Tech at Texas, 9 a.m., ABC
The Big 12’s chance to embarrass Texas on its way out the door begins now.
Fire up the grill
No. 7 Texas A&M vs. No. 16 Arkansas (AT&T Stadium, Arlington, Texas), 12:30 p.m., CBS
Aggies and Hogs converge on Jerry World for their annual neutral-site encounter, only with high stakes.
No. 9 Clemson at NC State, 12:30 p.m., ESPN
If Clemson’s offense doesn’t find its footing, the Wolfpack could take down the Tigers.
Rutgers at No. 19 Michigan, 12:30 p.m., ABC
The Wolverines are heavily favored, but Rutgers under Greg Schiano is always capable of hanging around.
No. 24 UCLA at Stanford, 3 p.m., Pac-12 Networks
The Bruins coughed up a heartbreaker against Fresno State, and there’s no time to lick their wounds.
Night game buzz
Tennessee at No. 11 Florida, 4 p.m., ESPN
The Gators get a chance to recover from their Alabama loss by roughing up their Volunteer rivals.
Nebraska at No. 20 Michigan State, 4 p.m., FS1
The Spartans are riding high at 3-0, but Nebraska just played Oklahoma tough on the road.
West Virginia at No. 4 Oklahoma, 4:30 p.m., ABC
Is this the night the Sooners play up to their ranking? If not, West Virginia is good enough to win.
Oregon State at USC, 7:30 p.m., FS1
This story originally appeared in Los Angeles Times.