Who To Watch
USC at UCLA (Sat 8:00pm ET ABC)
Following the conclusion of ND-Louisville, head out to the Rose Bowl to hear
Keith Jackson Brent Musburger Chris Fowler call this game. If the tradition (there’s that word again!) from the last few years holds, you’ll see a color-vs-color matchup of the two Los Angeles Pac-12 teams.
The Bruins came into 2014 with some national championship hype and expectations (whatever happened to that Lee Corso fellow?), but spotty quarterback play and a less-than-impressive defense derailed those plans (sound familiar?). Steve Sarkisian looks to put a nice bow on his first season as Trojan head man (yes, you read that correctly) with consecutive victories over UCLA and Notre Dame next week. SC defensive back Josh Shaw should be back from suspension / ankle rehabilitation, and ND fans should acquaint themselves with SC WR Nelson Agholor, if they’ve not already done so. Spoiler alert: he will give our secondary fits next week.
- North Carolina at Duke (Thu 7:30pm ET ESPN)
- UTEP at Rice (Fri 8:00pm ET Fox Sports 1)
- Northwestern at Purdue (Sat 12:00pm ET ESPNU)
- Washington State at Arizona State (Sat 1:00pm ET Pac-12 Network)
- Syracuse at Pittsburgh (Sat 3:30pm ET ESPNU)
- Boston College at Florida State (Sat 3:30pm ET ABC)
- Maryland at Michigan (Sat 3:30pm ET Big Ten Network)
- Stanford at California (Sat 4:00pm ET Fox Sports 1)