Couch Potato Saturday
Lamest time window: None. Save your errands for Sunday and order in pizza.
Noon: No. 3 Oklahoma vs No. 15 Houston. A high-scoring affair with serious College Football Playoff implications.
3:30: No. 5 LSU vs Wisconsin. Somewhere, Vince Lombardi is smiling about a ground-and-pound college game going down at the Green Bay Packers' Lambeau Field.
5:30: No. 18 Georgia vs No. 22 North Carolina. How will the Kirby Smart era begin at UGA?
8: No. 20 USC vs No. 1 Alabama. Not sure it will be close, but you can't turn away from a matchup between two of the sport's marquee programs.
9: No. 2 Clemson at Auburn. There's a good chance Clemson ends up in Tampa for the title game. And if the other Tigers lose, there's a good chance the season begins to unravel for Gus Malzahn.
After 53 years in broadcasting (and 16 as the voice of the SEC), CBS announcer Verne Lundquist is beginning his final season before retirement. One thing he learned covering football in the South: "You've got to be a fan of Cracker Barrel."
Eye on the NFL
Pro scouts will be drooling when No. 16 UCLA plays at Texas A&M. Aggies defensive end Myles Garrett led the SEC in sacks (12 ½), tackles for loss (19 ½) and forced fumbles (five) during the regular season and might be the top pick in next spring's draft. The quarterback he'll be chasing? Bruins sophomore Josh Rosen, a former five-star prodigy with a pro-style skill set that could make him the No. 1 overall pick in 2018.