Sept. 6

Florida State at Miami

Monday night football. Could be the most important Florida date until an election in November.


Texas A&M at Utah (Sept. 2): We'll see if Utes are for real.

Southern California at Brigham Young: Norm Chow returns to Provo for an offensive clinic.

Sept. 11

Michigan at Notre Dame

Same theme in South Bend: Irish need offense.


Auburn at Mississippi State: First league game for Sylvester Croom, the first black SEC coach.

Sept. 18

Louisiana State at Auburn

One team will climb ahead in the SEC West.


Florida at Tennessee: Vols haven't beaten Gators at home since 1998.

Maryland at West Virginia: Mountaineers could run the table with a win here.

Sept. 25

Iowa at Michigan

Hawkeyes have only three offensive starters back.


Clemson at Florida State: The Bowden bash is always a must-see.

Oct. 2

Louisiana State at Georgia

Tigers took two from the Bulldogs last season.

Oct. 9

Oklahoma vs. Texas (in Dallas)

Flashback: Sooners 65, Texas 13 in 2003.


California at Southern California: Two top offenses on display.

Louisiana State at Florida: The other defending national champion also gets a stern test.

Oct. 16

Oklahoma at Kansas State

Sooners remember the 2003 Big 12 title game.


Louisville at Miami (Oct. 14): Cardinals have eight defensive starters back.

Virginia at Florida State: A tough task for Cavaliers new QB.

Missouri at Texas: Tigers a trendy sleeper pick.

Oct. 23

Fresno State at Boise State

WAC title likely decided . . . on blue turf.


Washington at Southern California: Decent game during a so-so TV weekend.

Oct. 30

Florida vs. Georgia (in Jacksonville, Fla.)

Gators have won 13 of last 14 against Bulldogs.


Florida State at Maryland: Terps need a breakthrough against Bowden.

Oklahoma at Oklahoma State: Cowboys want to avenge last season's rout.

Nov. 6

Colorado State at Utah

Utes' undefeated record could be at stake.


Kansas State at Missouri: Big 12 North crown up for grabs.

Notre Dame at Tennessee: Irish should have solid record entering game.

Maryland at Virginia: A love-fest in Charlottesville.

Nov. 13

Boston College at West Virginia

Should decide conference crown and BCS berth.


Miami at Virginia: A dangerous trip for 'Canes.

Nebraska at Oklahoma: Bill Callahan, welcome to the Big 12.

Nov. 20

Michigan at Ohio State

Both QBs starting in this rivalry for first time.


Auburn at Alabama: Coach Mike Shula's Crimson Tide should improve.

Florida at Florida State: Bowden now calls Gators the Florida football "stepbrother."

Maryland at Virginia Tech (Nov. 18): Buddies Beamer and Fridge butt heads.

Nov. 27

Notre Dame at Southern California

Gotta watch, but could get ugly.

Dec. 4

Virginia Tech at Miami

Former Battle for the Big East will now have ACC ramifications.


Michigan State at Hawaii (Dec. 4): A final Heisman Trophy tryout for Timmy Chang.