It's mid-October--time for pumpkin carving, playoff baseball, and storied football rivalries. This week's GridCard kicks-off with the Red River Showdown: Oklahoma @ Texas in the Cotton Bowl. The Longhorns won the first meeting in 1900 and upset the Sooners last year. USC and Notre Dame--schools with a combined 22 National Championships--have met each year since 1926. The Fighting Irish beat the Trojans 24-17 last year and lead the series 46-36-5. Florida @ LSU, Alabama @ Texas A&M, and Penn State @ Iowa feature undefeated teams in high-stakes conference games--as is the case most years.
The Lions play the Packers in Lambeau on MNF in the Second Game on the GridCard. On Sunday, most of the country will see the Texans @ Chiefs and Eagles @ Vikings in the early games and Cowboys @ Jets late. The ALCS and NLCS are in the mix this week--which ends with the Chiefs @ Broncos on Thursday.