[1] Southern California at Stanford

7 p.m., TBS

Not that long ago -- 1999 to 2001 -- Stanford won three straight in this series, but times have changed. All the preseason hype was for USC quarterback Matt Leinart, but he may not even be the best player on his team. Tailback Reggie Bush can, and will, line up just about anywhere. Something must give: USC is averaging 38 points per game; Stanford is allowing just 6.5.

Clemson at [8] Florida State

3:30 p.m., WJLA-7, WMAR-2

Entering the 2003 matchup, Clemson was 5-4 and coming off an embarrassing 45-17 loss to Wake Forest. But Tommy Bowden -- yes, Bobby's son -- saved his job (or did Daddy save it for him?) by beating FSU, 26-10. Now, with the Tigers off to a shaky start, Tommy might need Daddy's help again. The game could be decided by whichever quarterback stinks less. FSU's Chris Rix hasn't thrown a touchdown pass and is ranked last in the ACC -- and 98th in the nation -- in passing efficiency. Clemson's Charlie Whitehurst has thrown seven interceptions.

Kentucky at [16] Florida

11:30 a.m.

Florida may have lost at Tennessee last week, but it wasn't because of Gators sophomore Chris Leak, who went 22 of 31 for 286 yards and figures to get better. Kentucky took a 21-3 lead on the Gators in Lexington last year, only to have Leak -- in his first college start -- throw two fourth-quarter touchdown passes to help Florida to a 24-21 win.

Iowa at [18] Michigan

3:30 p.m., pay-per-view

The last time the Hawkeyes came to the Big House, they laid a 34-9 spanking on the Wolverines. But this group of Hawkeyes had a 44-7 spanking laid on them last week, courtesy of Arizona State. The Wolverines are young at quarterback (freshman Chad Henne) and their best bet at tailback might be another freshman, Michael Hart. Still, the Hawkeyes have never taken three straight from the Wolverines.

Troy State at South Carolina

7 p.m., pay-per-view

Gamecocks Coach Lou Holtz is famous for overstating opponents' strength, but his sky-is-falling view of this game could be correct. Troy has wins over Marshall and Missouri (though a loss to New Mexico State). The Gamecocks will be unveiling a two-quarterback system in which sophomore Syvelle Newton seems to be the fan favorite over senior Dondrial Pinkins. But the big debut for the Gamecocks? Tim "Pops" Frisby, a 39-year-old walk-on wide receiver. He was cleared by the NCAA this week and if things get ugly, he might actually play. He is not expected to use a cane.