Byrd Stadium (48,055)
THE GAME: North Carolina's Tar Heels travel to College Park to face the Maryland Terrapins in the 65th renewal of a series that began in 1920 ... the Terps have won three of the last four meetings in a series that UNC holds a 35-29-1 advantage ... when playing in College Park, the Terrapins have a 14-13 edge over the Tar Heels.
LAST YEAR: Maryland's Chris Downs rushed for 157 yards as the Terps defeated the Tar Heels 59-7 in Chapel Hill ... the victory was the first for the Terrapins in Chapel Hill since 1988 ... Maryland's Steve Suter also set a new NCAA record with his fourth punt return for a touchdown in the season.
THE COACHES: Ralph Friedgen is 26-8 in his third season at Maryland ... John Bunting is 12-21 in his third season at North Carolina and 50-35-2 in eight years overall.
#5 Florida State (7-1, 6-0 ACC) at Notre Dame (2-5)
NBC; 2:30 p.m.
Notre Dame Stadium (80,795)
THE GAME: A full house and a national television audience will be on hand as 5th-ranked Florida State and Notre Dame tangle for the sixth time in a series that began in 1981 ... the Seminoles have won two of the last three meetings and lead the series 3-2.
LAST YEAR: Florida State scored 14 fourth-quarter points but fell short by a score of 34-24 against the Fighting Irish ... Seminole quarterback Anquan Boldin had a career-high nine catches for a career-high 175 yards.
THE COACHES: Notre Dame head coach Tyrone Willingham has a 12-8 record in his second year at Notre Dame and a 61-44-1 record in nine seasons overall ... Bobby Bowden is 266-65-4 in 28 years at FSU and 339-97-4 in 38 seasons overall.
Virginia (5-3, 3-2 ACC) at NC State (6-3, 3-2 ACC)
ABC; 3:30 p.m.
Carter-Finley Stadium (51,500)
THE GAME: Virginia will travel to NC State for the 53rd game of a series that started with a 5-0 UVa victory in 1904 ... Virginia has won four of the last five meetings but still trails the series 31-20-1 ... NC State has a 14-9 lead in games played in Raleigh, including a 24-0 victory in 2001.
LAST YEAR: Virginia downed 20th-ranked NC State by a 14-9 score in Charlottesville ... Cavalier quarterback Philip Rivers registered 236 yards on 28 of 47 passing.
THE COACHES: NC State's Chuck Amato is 32-15 in his fourth season as a head coach ... Al Groh is 45-55 in his ninth season as a head coach, including a 19-15 mark in his third year at Virginia.
Clemson (5-3, 3-2 ACC) at Wake Forest (4-4, 2-3 ACC)
Groves Stadium (31,500)
THE GAME: This Saturday marks the 69th game between Clemson and Wake Forest ... the Tigers lead the series 53-14-1, including a 16-3-1 record when playing in Winston-Salem ... Clemson has also held the advantage of late winning the last four contests ... the last Demon Deacon victory was at Clemson in 1998.
LAST YEAR: Clemson rallied from a nine-point deficit in the second half to defeat Wake Forest 31-23 in front of 81,008 fans in Death Valley ... the Demon Deacons recorded 523 yards of total offense while holding the Tigers to 280 yards of total offense.
THE COACHES: Tommy Bowden is 52-27 in seven years as a head coach, including a 34-23 mark in five seasons at Clemson.
Duke (2-6, 0-5 ACC) at Tennessee (5-2, 3-2 SEC)
Neyland Stadium (104,079)
THE GAME: Duke and Tennessee renew a rivarly that began in 1893 ... the series is currently tied 13-13-2 with the two schools meeting for the first time since 1993 ... when playing in Knoxville, the Volunteers hold a 10-7 advantage.
LAST MEETING: The Tennessee Volunteers rolled up 464 yards of total offense en route to a 52-19 victory over Duke in front of a homecoming crowd of 96,173 in Knoxville, Tenn.
THE COACHES: Duke interim head coach Ted Roof is 0-1 entering his second ball game ... Tennessee head coach Phillip Fulmer is 108-27 in his 12th season as a head coach.