Fewer games with puff competition, conference play starting. A couple of conference matchups on Friday Night Wisconsin @ Purdue Wisconsin lost their only Power 5 game to Wazzu, no doubt Fickel wants to get off to a good start in the Big 10, Purdue struggling on defense . NC State @ Virginia NC State should have no problem with a woeful UVA squad. Saturday 1. Georgia vs UAB Should be no repeat of the slow start vs So.Carolina last weekend. 2. Michigan vs Rutgers Unbeaten Rutgers! Is Harbaugh back? I think he is, but I don't think it matters. At home the Wolverines should roll'em and hang the 1st loss of the season on them. 3. Texas @ Baylor Probably the last game for a very long time vs old foe Baylor. Baylor though isn't very good this year and even if Quin Ewers plays like he did vs Wyoming the Longhorns should still win this one handily. However Texas fans will rest easier if Ewers plays like he did vs Alabama. Sark commented on the mediocre play from the QB by saying it just shows that we can win in a lot of different ways. Yeah...Arch, Arch, Arch!! 4. FSU @ Clemson Game of the year in the ACC at this point. Clemson not the same Clemson as during the Watson and Lawrence days, FSU maybe getting back to the old 'Noles. But they will still have to play much better than they did at B.C. last weekend to come away with the win on the road. 5. USC @ Arizona State Hide the women and children!! Arizona State is just horrible and USC isn't, could be 70-0 by the 3rd qtr. 6. Ohio State @ Notre Dame Huge game for both teams, maybe more so for the Irish as fans are starting to get some hope for the Freeman era. But the Buckeyes have top to bottom the better roster based on recruiting and Ryan Day is a much more experienced HC and has won games like this before. Irish will need to keep Sam Hartman upright do the opposite to Buckeye QB McCord. Buckeyes are road favorites by Las Vegas. 7. Penn State vs Iowa White out in Happy Valley. Nits have maybe their best squad in awhile and the Hawkeyes have found a QB who can actually be competent running and offense in Michigan transfer Cade McNamara. Could be a really good game. 8. Washington vs CAL Another of those probably last meetings between old rivals. Huskies have a Heisman candidate in Michael Penix and a trio of excellent WR's. CAL doesn't have either. 9. Notre Dame vs Ohio State ...Go Irish. 10. Oregon vs Colorado Oregon no doubt is salivating over getting the Buffs in Autzen Stadium. This is a very good squad. The Buffs will be without do everything Travis Hunter and he'll be missed. Ducks are healthy. The game will rest on young Sanders at QB. It gets real this weekend for Deion. Some other games to look at. Auburn @ Texas A&M Aggies knocked down a notch with that loss to Miami, but back at home they should be able to get things going in the right direction. Chronicle said this AM that the Aggies have a real shot at the SEC West. If they do it starts this weekend. UCLA @ Utah Big game in the Pac 12, both teams ranked and unbeaten. Ole Miss @ Alabama Doubt if Saban will have any problem getting the team up to play Ole Miss. Jalen Milroe back at QB, I really expect him to light it up vs Ole Miss. Ole Miss QB Jaxon Dart also a runner like Milroe. Could be another really good game or I could see the Tide putting it together and hammering them. BYU @ Kansas New Big12 mates. BYU fresh off a trip to SEC country where they upset Arkansas in Fayetteville. No easy feat. Kansas also off to a good start and is undefeated. Arkansas @ LSU Tigers looked a lot like a top 10 team last week in Starkvegas, back at home a good win over the Hogs will have the LSU fans feeling a little better. Jayden Daniels when he's on is a load and they have a WR who is hard to cover. KJ Jefferson the Hog QB is a Cam Newton clone, but hasn't translated into Cam Newton wins. Oregon State @ Washington State ...Last 2 Pac 12 teams standing, nobody knows where they'll be next year but they'll be on the Palouse Saturday night. Wazzu has an impressive start, they beat Colorado State without going to 2OT and they beat Wisconsin. Oregon State also undefeated. Enjoy the weekend, weather looks pretty good all across the country for these games. No better time to tailgate!