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CFB: 5 Can't Miss TV Games on Saturday

Gators hope to impress the nation with a win over the Tigers at The Swamp
Gators hope to impress the nation with a win over the Tigers at The SwampRonald Martinez/Getty Images
James WilliamsAnalyst IIIOctober 5, 2012

Each week I try to pick the five best college football broadcasts that will pack the most excitement into your Saturday. So stock up on your favorite beverage, make sure you have plenty to eat and of course have extra batteries for the remote, because here we go.

 

 

Four Star Games

 

No. 5 Georgia at No. 6 South Carolina: ESPN 7 p.m. ET

The network's Gameday program will be broadcast live Saturday morning from Columbia, pumping up the huge crowd very early. This is a good battle between two of the best teams in the SEC East, so there really does not need to be any hype.

The game will showcase two of the countries top running backs in Todd Gurley (Georgia) and Marcus Lattimore (South Carolina). Georgia have lost two straight to the "Old Ball Coach" Steve Spurrier, matching their longest losing streak in the series, which dates back to 1894.

 

No. 21 Nebraska at No. 12 Ohio State: ABC 8 p.m. ET

This is the best Big Ten battle of the week and a huge game for both teams. Last year, the Cornhuskers staged the biggest comeback in their storied history, rallying from a 21-point second-half deficit to win 34-27.

 

 

The star was quarterback Taylor Martinez, who passed for 192 yards and rushed for 102. The Buckeyes answer this year is sophomore quarterback Braxton Miller, a true Heisman Trophy candidate. 

 

Miami at No. 9 Notre Dame: NBC 7:30 p.m.ET


In the 1980's and early 1990's there was no better rivalry than between these two schools—the pristine image of the Fighting Irish facing the brash bullies from "The U."


Times have changed, but both team are on the up swing—Miami under Al Golden and Notre Dame under Brian Kelly—after having weathered through turmoil. Miami has weapons, but ranks last in the ACC in defense. The game is being played in Chicago's Soldier Field, so there will be a crazy pro-Notre Dame crowd, another problem fore the Canes. 

 

 

Five Star Games

 

No. 4 LSU at No. 10 Florida: CBS 3:30 p.m.ET

 

 

As we all know, five of the top-10 teams in the country play in the SEC. "The Swamp" is where the Gators hope to make a statement against the Tigers.


Florida goes for their biggest win in two seasons under Will Muschamp, while LSU wants people to know they are better than the team that looked so bad in wins over Auburn and Towson

When these two teams play it always goes down to the end, so look for another nail bitter.  

 

 

The game of the day will be played in Austin and if you only have time to watch one contest Saturday, this will be the one.

No. 8 West Virginia at No. 11 Texas: Fox 7 p.m. ET


Mountaineers quarterback Geno Smith is the new Heisman front-runner, after throwing for 656 yards and eight TDs in a 70-63 win over Baylor. Now Smith tries to do it in a hostile stadium and against the resurgent Longhorns led by quarterback David Ash, who has a chance to steal the spotlight against the porous West Virginia defense.

Don't look for WVU to hang 70 on the Horns, but this will be another high scoring fun game to watch.

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