Time for the game of the day -- and maybe the game of the year? -- in the Big Ten. And, no, I'm not talking about Rutgers-Michigan. Nebraska-Michigan State pits the league's only two halfway-realistic hopes for a College Football Playoff spot, as well as the frontrunners in their respective divisions. There's a decent chance this is only round one between these teams, with round two coming two months from now in Indianapolis. Or not. Either way, this one will be intersting -- if only to see if Sparty has any answers for Ameer Abdullah.
Meanwhile, the rest of the country has a few intriguing games -- LSU-Auburn, Arizona State-USC, UCLA-Utah -- but for the most part tonight seems to be all about Sparty and the Huskers. Bring it on.
Memphis at Cincinnati (6 PM, CBS Sports)
Arizona State at USC (6:30 PM, FOX)
Utah at UCLA (9:30 PM, ESPN)
Boise State at Nevada (9:30 PM, CBS Sports)
Cal at Washington State (9:30 PM, Pac-12 Network)