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The recommended watch list for this week

This weekend may only have three matchups featuring two top 25 teams facing against each other, but don't be fooled; there are plenty of games to keep your remote busy this week.

Here's a look at what I think you should be watching this week, and why it's worthy.

We'll start off by taking a look at the weekday games, and let's be honest, what better way to spend your night, after a long day at work than sitting down and watching this lineup of games? 


Texas at Iowa State - 7:30 - ESPN

Western Kentucky at Louisiana-Monroe - 7:30 - ESPNU

UCLA at Utah - 10 - Fox Sports 1


Brigham Young at Utah State - 8 - CBS

Nevada at San Diego State - ESPN


Now let's take a look at the meat of the college football lineup with the weekend games.

12:00 EST - Maryland at Florida State (ESPN): Maryland has never won at Doak Campbell Stadium (0-11) and are just 2-21 in 23 meetings. However, from what I've seen, this is the best team Maryland has had in a long, long time. Plus, each time Maryland has won (twice) it's been by three points. This one could be interesting.

12:00 EST - Penn State at Indiana (Big Ten Network): Penn State has never lost to Indiana in 16 meetings, but the past three games in Bloomington has been decided by six points or less. With Indiana playing some impressive football on the offensive side of things.

3:30 EST - Georgia Tech at Miami (ESPNU): Georgia Tech is going to grind this one out, and they're one of the best in the country at doing so, but Miami hasn't trailed at any point in their past six games (357 minutes to be exact) and they've won the last four meetings. This one is stacked with the potential for an offensive firework show.

7:00 EST - TCU at Oklahoma (FOX): 20 is the magic number in this one. Since 2009, TCU is an impressive 20-3 on the road, and Oklahoma is 105-6 under Bob Stoops when holding opponents to 20 points or less.

7:00 EST - Ole Miss at Auburn (ESPNU): Both Hugh Freeze and Gus Malzahn did great jobs at Arkansas State in their one year there, and this will be the first match up of some of the brightest offensive minds in the game. If you like offense (and who doesn't?) this should be a good one to watch.

7:30 EST - Arizona State vs. Notre Dame (NBC): As if the uniforms that the Irish and Sun Devils will be wearing this weekend isn't reason enough to tune in, Notre Dame has won 90% of their games played in NFL stadiums dating back to 1995, and Arizona State has a chance to make history by being the first, and only team to beat USC and Notre Dame in back to back weeks.

8:00 EST - Ohio State at Northwestern (ABC): Of their 12 games, Ohio State has to play four teams that get a little extra time to prepare coming off their bye week and coach Fitz and the 'Cats will use the electric environment that College GameDay brings to Evanston to help him notch his first win against the Buckeyes.

10:30 EST - Washington at Stanford (ESPN): For the night owls, Stanford trying to flex their muscle against a 4-0 Washington team should be considered must watch TV. The last time that Stanford lost a home game was 2007, and they are 9-1 against top 25 teams since 2009. However, Washington handed Stanford their only Pac-12 loss last year with a 17-13 defeat.