This isn't the game you remember. It isn't played anymore at the rat-trap Orange Bowl and Miami probably doesn't have another "Wide Right" or "Wide Left" in its voodoo bag. Losing at North Carolina State two weeks ago put Florida State's national title hopes in serious peril, but the Seminoles rallied with a crushing win over Boston College.
4 p.m., Channel 11
This is an important Big 12 game with national implications but also a possible Heisman Trophy bake-off between West Virginia's Geno Smith and Collin Klein of Kansas State. Smith is still the front-runner, with his 25 touchdown passes and no interceptions. Klein, though, closed significant ground last week when he led his team to a road win at Iowa State on the same day West Virginia was crushed at Texas Tech.
No. 1 Alabama (6-0) at Tennessee (3-3)
4 p.m., ESPN
Alabama already picked up another win Thursday when the 2013 SEC schedule was released and it revealed the Crimson Tide would miss Florida, South Carolina and Georgia next year, with key games against Arkansas, Tennessee and LSU to be played in Tuscaloosa. Is it too early to hang another BCS banner? On to the business of brushing aside Tennessee, which is 0-3 in SEC play and has not defeated a top-ranked team since Auburn in 1985.
7:30 p.m., ESPN2
The Beavers passed a huge test in winning at Brigham Young with backup Cody Vaz at quarterback. Oregon State can't lose focus, though, because Utah is good enough on defense to ruin a team's dream season.
5 p.m.: Penn State at Iowa, BTN.
7:30 p.m.: South Carolina State at Florida A&M (delayed), ESPNU; San Diego State at Nevada, CBSSN; Wyoming at Fresno State, TWCSN