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The recommended watch list for this weekend (Oct. 19)

The weekend may be highlighted by a top 5 match up between Clemson and Florida State, but there are plenty of other games that deserve your attention on Saturday.

Just as I've done the last few weeks, I break down all the games worth taking a look at (and why) below.


8:00 - UCF at Louisville (ESPN): Louisville did not play well last Thursday night in front of a national audience, but they are leading the country in third down conversion percentage, and as long as they can keep that up the wins will keep coming (especially in the American).

What to watch in UCF-Louisville tonight (8 ET/ESPN): Louisville leads FBS in 3rd down conversions this season, 63.6%. Next: Texas A&M, 58.1%

— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) October 18, 2013


12 - Texas Tech at West Virginia (Fox Sports 1): Morgantown is a tough place to play, and undefeated Texas Tech is taking their first trip ever to the mountain ranges out east. Kingsbury and his Red Raiders are treating this one just like "another business trip". 

12 - Florida at Missouri (ESPN3): This is the third time in Gary Pinkel's 13 years at Missouri that they have started off 6-0. For Florida, this is just the start of a tough six game stretch that remains on their schedule (four opponents rank in the top 15) so a win would be huge for the Gators.

3:30 - UCLA at Stanford (ABC): Many experts have been saying all week that the Pac-12 is among the strongest in all of college football this season, and Saturday we'll see two of the giants of the conference square off. That should be reason enough to tune in.

7:30 - USC at Notre Dame (NBC): Two teams that likely expected better seasons than they're having at this point in the year will be enough to keep you busy until the game of the weekend starts at 8 (see next).

8 - Florida State at Clemson: Raise your hand if you thought the biggest game of week 8 would come courtesy of the ACC. For the third straight year both teams enter the game ranked, and Clemson is 2-6 when entering this match up when both teams are ranked. Either Tahj Boyd or Jameis Winston is going to give a nice jolt to their Heisman hopes.

10 - Utah at Arizona (Pac-12 Network): After a huge win over Stanford last week (their first in the conference) Utah is looking to carry the momentum into Arizona's week. For Arizona this one is going to come down to creating turnovers, they've won the past 16 straight games when they win the turnover battle. This one should be a decent night cap.