Saturday's college football TV lineup

Break out the chips and cold drinks but let Chris Dufresne handle the remote. Each Friday, The Times' national college football writer handicaps what's worth watching, and skipping, on Saturday's menu of games.

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No. 12 Florida (1-0) at Miami (1-0)

9 a.m., ESPN

Florida's offense still runs like a clogged drain but easily avoided Kirk Herbstreit's ESPN prediction last week that Toledo would pull the upset in Gainesville. This week: Kirk predicts California will break off and fall into the Pacific. No one can say when the NCAA will finally rule on Miami, but in the meantime the Hurricanes will keep running Duke Johnson into the line of scrimmage.

Eastern Michigan (1-0) at Penn State (1-0)

9 a.m., Big Ten Network

We're still waiting — tick, tick, tick — for the inevitable collapse of Penn State football after the Jerry Sandusky scandal, yet Coach Bill O'Brien seems determined to not let it happen. Is it possible to say the future even looks bright after last week's debut of Christian Hackenberg? The 18-year-old quarterback threw for 278 yards and two touchdowns in Penn State's win over Syracuse.

9 a.m.: Western Kentucky at Tennessee, KDOC; Oklahoma State at Texas San Antonio, FS1; Southern Louisiana at Texas Christian, Prime; Cincinnati at Illinois, ESPN2; Norfolk State at Rutgers, CBSSN; Texas Tech at Wisconsin, BTN1; South Florida at Michigan, ESPNU; Missouri State at Iowa, BTN2; Indiana State at Purdue, BTN3.

9:30 a.m.: South Carolina State at Clemson, FS West.

11 a.m.: Weber State at Utah, Pac-12.


No. 2 Oregon (1-0) at Virginia (1-0)

12:30 p.m., Channel 7

The Ducks gave new coach Mark Helfrich an easy first win last week against Nicholls State, but the second week looks more complicated following Virginia's somewhat shocking win over Brigham Young in rain-soaked Charlottesville. D'Anthony Thomas had 128 rushing yards in his first game as the Oregon's primary tailback. A win here and then at home against Tennessee will solidify the Ducks' nonconference credentials entering Pac-12 play.

Buffalo (0-1) at No. 23 Baylor (1-0)

12:30 p.m., Prime: FSN2

It's probably time to give Baylor credit for simply reloading every year under Art Briles. There was little drop off from Robert Griffin III to Nick Florence, and new quarterback Bryce Petty threw for 290 yards in a 69-3 win over Wofford. It was the most points Baylor has scored since 1929. The Bears have scored 118 points in two games dating to last year's Holiday romp over UCLA.

12:30 p.m.: San Diego State at Ohio State, ESPN2; Toledo at Missouri, ESPNU; Utah State at Air Force, CBSSN.

1 p.m.: Miami (Ohio) at Kentucky (taped), FS West.


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