Must-see college football games

Boise St. at Michigan St.

When: Friday at 5 p.m.; ESPN

Buzz: This will be fourth straight season Boise State opens with a tough contest that will immediately decide whether the Broncos can contend for a national championship.

Alabama vs. Michigan

at Cowboys Stadium

When: Saturday at 5 p.m.; ABC

Buzz: It’s surprising these two giant college football programs have only met three previous times. Michigan is the underdog in this matchup.

Wisconsin at Nebraska

When: Sept. 29, at 5 p.m.; ABC

Buzz: A third straight trip to Pasadena and the Rose Bowl isn’t out of the question for Wisconsin.

Georgia at S. Carolina

When: Oct. 6; TBA

Buzz: The SEC East Division crown could be up for grabs during this mid-season matchup.

Notre Dame at Oklahoma

When: Oct. 27; TBA

Buzz: Notre Dame has won eight of the last nine games against Oklahoma, with its sole loss coming in 1956.

Alabama at LSU

When: Nov. 3; TBA

Buzz: LSU is looking to avenge last year’s 21-0 loss to Alabama in the BCS title game.

Oregon at USC

When: Nov. 3; TBA

Buzz: Oregon has been cream of the crop in the Pac-12, but USC is eager to reclaim the top spot.

Florida Va. Tech

When: Nov. 8, at 7:30 p.m.; ESPN

Buzz: This matchup could be a preview of the ACC Championship Game.

Oklahoma at W. Va.

When: Nov. 17; TBA

Buzz: West Virginia’s Dana Holgorsen is all too familiar with the Oklahoma football program, previously serving as Oklahoma State’s offensive coordinator.

Orlando Sentinel

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