Utah State – Auburn
1. Starting quarterback Barrett Trotter is now a big man on campus.
Kent St. – Alabama
2. This is the second time Nick Saban has faced his alma mater.
BYU – Ole Miss
3. Transfer quarterback Barry Brunetti makes his first career start this afternoon.
Montana – Tennessee
4. Back for his second season as head coach, Derek Dooley is now getting the chance to focus on football.
East Carolina – South Carolina
5. Expect a lot of attention on Conner Shaw and Jadeveon Clowney.
Florida Atlantic – Florida
6. Will Muschamp emphasizes big-play ratio and turnover ratio.
Missouri State- Arkansas
7. Expect a strong performance from the Arkansas defense.
Elon – Vanderbilt
8. No time for jitters for first-year head coach James Franklin.
Boise State – Georgia
10. Dennis Dodd: “The loser of the first top-five opener on a neutral field in 27 years isn’t necessarily out of the national championship race. But history tells us they’re not exactly in the mix either.”
11. Stewart Mandel of Sports Illustrated likes Oregon over LSU and Georgia to upset Boise State.
12. One writer picks the SEC to sweep on Saturday, with the exception of Ole Miss.
13. From breakfast to a late-night snack, a Saturday meal plan for a college football junkie.