[5] Georgia at [8] Tennessee

3:30 p.m., WUSA-9, WJZ-13

Georgia quarterback D.J. Shockley became close friends with Tennessee cornerback Jason Allen when the two were being recruited by the Bulldogs. They talk a couple of times a week but were careful in recent days not to disclose any scouting-report information to each other. This also is Tennessee's third game in 13 days after the Louisiana State game was pushed to a Monday because of Hurricane Rita. Georgia is 16-2 on the road under Coach Mark Richt.

[6] Ohio State at [16] Penn State

7:45 p.m., ESPN

This is a vintage big-time matchup in Happy Valley, but Nittany Lions Coach Joe Paterno has been urging everyone not to get carried away with his team's 5-0 start. However, with a senior-laden defense, an elusive fifth-year senior quarterback and dynamic freshman playmakers at wide receiver, Paterno has been looking forward to this season for some time. Ohio State enters Beaver Stadium with a linebacker corps viewed by many as the nation's best. It'll be on display at Penn State, which has been known through the years as Linebacker U. Ohio State linebacker Bobby Carpenter, who leads the Big Ten in sacks, said this is a "defining" game for both teams.

Oklahoma vs. [2] Texas

1 p.m., pay-per-view

An Oklahoma newspaper columnist wrote it best this week: Bob Stoops is paid $2.4 million a year to beat Texas. The streak now stands at five straight for the Sooners over the Longhorns. Oklahoma running back Adrian Peterson, who rushed for 225 yards in last year's game, missed two days of practice because of a right ankle sprain he suffered last week against Kansas State. Peterson returned to practice Wednesday, and Longhorns Coach Mack Brown said, "If the kids on either side can walk, they will play in this game."

[10] California at [20] UCLA

7:30 p.m., TBS

Only 12 schools remain unbeaten and two head-to-head matchups between undefeated squads will narrow that list at least by two. The Golden Bears' 5-0 start was expected because Coach Jeff Tedford's team did not play anyone significant. Cal has beaten every team by at least 15 points and is off to its best start since 1996. Cal has not started 6-0 since 1950. The Bears are extremely young, with a first-year starting quarterback, sophomores at tailback and tight end and a freshman and sophomore at two wide receiver positions. The Bruins allowed Washington to rack up more yards (401) than they did last week.

[15] Texas Tech at Nebraska

4 p.m., TBS

First, you have the fact that Tech, the nation's only team that played an exhibition schedule by pounding Florida International, Sam Houston State and Indiana State, finally competes in a meaningful game. Then consider that Tech blasted Nebraska, 70-10, last year during Bill Callahan's first season with the Cornhuskers. It was the worst loss in Nebraska's 115-year football history. Nebraska plans to blitz a lot more, especially after Tech quarterback Cody Hodges was sacked five times last week against Kansas.