Saturday's early games feature some 20+ point spreads when Texas A&M visits Arkansas, Northwestern takes on Wisconsin, and Texas Tech travels to Oklahoma. Then Clemson spots UNC 27 points at Kenan Memorial Stadium and Alabama starts 38 points behind when they host Ole Miss. Surprising Virginia plays at South Bend as the Fighting Irish look to rebound after their loss to Georgia, and USC--banged up at quarterback--meets Washington at Husky Stadium. Both the Cavaliers and Trojans are double-digit underdogs. The oddsmakers say two Big 12 and Big Ten conference games--Iowa State @ Baylor and Minnesota @ Purdue--should be the most closely contested. Mississippi State @ Auburn, UConn @ UCF, and Ohio State @ Nebraska provide the prime time action.
The Second Game is highlighted by two important divisional matchups--Patriots @ Bills and Vikings @ Bears. Cowboys @ Saints and Bengals @ Steelers are the Sunday and Monday night games. On Thursday night, after Temple plays ECU, the Rams are in Seattle where the Seahawks are rare home underdogs.