The network will likely showcase the Gators on alternating weeks through the rest of the season, with the Georgia, South Carolina and FSU games all currently projected as CBS featured choices according to their vice president of programming in an interview with the Birmingham News. Here's what to watch on a strong college football Saturday in addition to the Razorbacks visit to The Swamp.
Sometimes the noon window doesn't have much to offer for quality games, but this is a good week. Texas plays their first significant game away from home this season, as they take on Oklahoma in another edition of the Red River Rivalry. The Sooners have two losses but still control their fate in the Big 12, and they would love to ruin any chance of Texas picking up another BCS title. ABC's got the game beginning at noon - count on lots of shots of things like the Texas State Fair's much talked about fried butter.
If those gross you out, flip to Iowa at Wisconsin on ESPN. The Hawkeyes are one of just eight unbeatens remaining and have been winning with defense. The SEC Network over the air package's game is Georgia visiting Vanderbilt. Skip that one early, but if the score stays tight be sure to keep an eye on it because Dawg fans will go into full meltdown mode if they lose to the Commodores.
If you desire other football options while Florida's facing Arkansas, there's USC at Notre Dame on NBC. Lately its been much more name than game for the Irish in this rivalry, with them scoring three points total in the last two meetings. At six, both that one and Florida may be out of hand. Flip to Virginia Tech's visit to Georgia Tech on ESPN2 if you're looking for a change. A win just about ensures the Hokies will be in Tampa for the ACC Championship game this season.
The night wave of games features Steve Spurrier and South Carolina at Alabama. It's the first ever night homecoming game for the Crimson Tide, and Nick Saban will be trying to make it memorable. He's 0-2 against Spurrier in his career. The game starts on ESPN at 7:45. Kentucky's at Auburn on ESPN 2 at 7:30 if you'd like to see a second SEC game. It's likely the starting debut of UK true freshman QB Morgan Newton. There's not an excellent night game this week, but Missouri at Oklahoma State on ESPN2 at 9:15 isn't a bad choice. Last call for the evening belongs to Washington at Arizona State starting at 10:15 on FSN.
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