(Sporting Alert) — No. 1 Alabama go in search of another win today as NCAA College Football action returns with anther busy weekend of fixtures.
The top ranked Crimson Tide (4-0), coming off a 25-0 victory over Ole Miss last weekend, will enter a struggling Georgia State at Bryant-Denny Stadium.
The Panthers (0-4) have had a dismal start to season, losing all four of their opening games, and the visitors will not be getting any favours from the hosts, who knows that any slip up in this fixture would see them paying heavily in the rankings.
This is why head coach Nick Saban has warned his team about complacency.
“We respect every opponent that we play, regardless of their record,” he said.
“You see these games where Akron almost beat Michigan or whatever it is. There’s nothing to be taken for granted in any team you play.
“I think the best way to do that is focus on who you are, what you’re doing, how you want to improve and how you want to play to be the best player you can be.
“That’s certainly going to be our focus for this week.”
Skipping away from the Crimson Tide, and the No. 3 Clemson (4-0) travel to the Carrier Dome to face Syracuse (2-2), in search of a 5-0 start to the campaign.
“I think our guys will be excited about it because it’s a new place,” Swinney said. “I’ve never been there.”
The Tigers cruised to an unchallenged 56-7 win over Wake Forest last weekend in preparation for the ACC clash with the Orange, who have won two games in a row, after a rough start to the term.
Elsewhere on Saturday, No. 2 Oregon are at Colorado, No. 4 Ohio State and No. 16 Northwestern setup what is expected to be an interested contest for both side, while No. 15 Washington travel to face No. 5 Stanford in the late game on the night.
Also on the day, the improving No. 6 Georgia are at Tennessee, No. 10 LSU, looking to bounce back from last weekend’s narrow defeat take on Mississippi State on the road, while the leaping No. 11 Oklahoma entertains TCU and the No. 21 Oklahoma State hope to get back to winning ways against Kansas State in Stillwater.
Saturday, October 5
11:30 AM Air Force at Navy CBS
12:00 PM No. 7 Louisville at Temple ESPN3
12:00 PM No. 25 Maryland at No. 8 Florida State ESPN, WatchESPN
12:00 PM No. 20 Texas Tech at Kansas FOX Sports 1
12:00 PM Penn State at Indiana BTN
12:00 PM Illinois at Nebraska ESPNU, WatchESPN
12:00 PM Ball State at Virginia ESPN3
12:00 PM Eastern Michigan at Buffalo ESPN3
12:00 PM Michigan State at Iowa ESPN2, WatchESPN
12:00 PM Rutgers at Southern Methodist ESPNEWS, WatchESPN
12:21 PM Georgia State at No. 1 Alabama ESPN3
12:30 PM North Carolina at Virginia Tech ESPN3
1:00 PM Army at Boston College ESPN3
1:00 PM Central Michigan at Miami (OH) ESPN3
1:00 PM South Alabama at Troy ESPN3
2:00 PM UTSA at Marshall
2:00 PM Ohio at Akron ESPN3
3:00 PM Florida Atlantic at UAB
3:00 PM Western Michigan at Toledo ESPN3
3:30 PM No. 3 Clemson at Syracuse ABC, ESPN2, WatchESPN
3:30 PM No. 6 Georgia at Tennessee CBS
3:30 PM Georgia Tech at No. 14 Miami (FL) ESPNU, WatchESPN
3:30 PM Minnesota at No. 19 Michigan ABC, ESPN2, WatchESPN
3:30 PM Kansas State at No. 21 Oklahoma State ABC, ESPN3
3:30 PM North Carolina State at Wake Forest ESPN3
3:30 PM Massachusetts at Bowling Green ESPN3
3:30 PM Rice at Tulsa CBS Sports Network
3:30 PM Northern Illinois at Kent State ESPN3
3:30 PM East Carolina at Middle Tennessee
3:30 PM North Texas at Tulane
4:00 PM Washington State at California FOX Sports 1
4:00 PM Florida International at Southern Miss
4:30 PM UCF at Memphis ESPN3
5:00 PM No. 23 Fresno State at Idaho
6:00 PM No. 2 Oregon at Colorado Pac-12 Network
6:00 PM Liberty at Old Dominion
7:00 PM No. 10 LSU at Mississippi State ESPN, WatchESPN
7:00 PM TCU at No. 11 Oklahoma FOX
7:00 PM Arkansas at No. 18 Florida ESPN2, WatchESPN
7:00 PM No. 24 Ole Miss at Auburn ESPNU, WatchESPN
7:00 PM Cincinnati at South Florida ESPN3
7:00 PM New Mexico State at New Mexico
7:00 PM Texas State at Louisiana-Lafayette ESPN3
7:30 PM Kentucky at No. 13 South Carolina ESPN3
7:30 PM No. 22 Arizona State vs. Notre Dame NBC
7:30 PM Missouri at Vanderbilt ESPN3
7:30 PM Louisiana Tech at UTEP CBS Sports Network
8:00 PM No. 4 Ohio State at No. 16 Northwestern ABC
8:00 PM West Virginia at No. 17 Baylor FOX Sports 1
10:30 PM No. 15 Washington at No. 5 Stanford ESPN, WatchESPN