10 College Football Games to Watch in October

Nick Hedges, Reporter

In Cedar Park, we are fixated on our Timberwolf football team. This is fine and good, but consider watching football on Saturdays too, when universities pit their football teams against each other, immersed in an atmosphere and environment on a whole different level than the one we experience on Friday nights. Let me recommend 10 games to watch this month:

10. Oct. 8,  Texas longhorn @     sooner     Oklahoma

Who doesn’t love a good Red River Rivalry game? Even though these two haven’t gotten off to the best of starts, the Cotton Bowl in Dallas will be rocking, perfectly split in half with crimson on one side and burnt orange on the other. Who will get their season back on track in this rivalry match-up?


9. Oct. 8,  Washington   washington_huskies  @    ducks   Oregon

The Huskies, barking loudly after a statement victory over Stanford, find themselves ranked fifth in the nation headed into their match-up in Eugene against Oregon. Can Washington handle the hype and the rowdy Autzen Stadium crowd to stun the host Ducks and continue their Cinderella story?


8. Oct. 15,  Stanford     cardinal    @    irish   Notre Dame

Always an entertaining contest, Stanford and Notre Dame go at it again next week. After several years of back-and-forth games in the series, who will assert themselves as the better team?


7. Oct. 22,  Colorado   buffaloes    @    cardinal   Stanford

Colorado, which has surprised most with a very successful start, faces a tough test in Palo Alto against Stanford. Can the Buffaloes continue to stun, or will Stanford put the visitors back in their place?


6. Oct. 29,  Nebraska   huskers    @    badgers   Wisconsin

Nebraska and Wisconsin will battle at the end of the month in Madison. Always an interesting match-up, this game in particular stands out in the series. Which team will assert themselves over the other in this key Big 10 rivalry?


5. Oct.8,  Alabama   tide    @    razorbacks   Arkansas

The number one team in the country faces a stout SEC road test against Arkansas. Three weeks removed from their last tough game, a road win in Oxford over Ole Miss, Alabama will look to continue their hot streak. Will the Tide roll, or will Arkansas stun the country?


4. Oct 22,  Texas A&M   aggies    @    tide   Alabama

The Aggies have always been a thorn in Alabama’s side since joining the SEC. Will A&M rack up another memorable upset, or will Alabama quiet the 12th Man?


3. Oct. 15,  Alabama   tide    @    vols   Tennessee

A sleeper playoff pick, Tennessee has had a rocky start to the season. Despite their undefeated record to this point, the Volunteers haven’t played well so far. They face two tough games, the second of which welcomes number one Alabama to Knoxville. Will Tennessee put the pieces together and shock the Tide?


2. Oct 15,  Ohio State   buckeyes    @    badgers   Wisconsin

Ohio State has been impressive so far this season, sitting at number two in the nation. They face their first Big 10 test on the road against Wisconsin, who has a bye week to prepare after losing a heart breaker to Michigan. Can Wisconsin recover and upset the Buckeyes at home, or will Ohio State continue their great start?


1. Oct 8,  Tennessee   vols    @    aggies   Texas A&M

College Station will be rocking when Tennessee comes to town to face the Aggies. Both teams have plenty to prove in the game, making it the most intriguing match-up this month. Who will prove that they belong among the nation’s elite, in front of the ear-popping crowd at Kyle Field?