It's the first big college-football Saturday of the season. Yay. No. 18 Ohio State, which lost its The in a haze of Tresselmanic scandal, plays Akron at noon (ESPN). Also at noon on the WWL, No. 23 Auburn hosts Utah State (2) and Northwestern visits Boston College (U).

Other big names playing this early afternoon: No. 2 Alabama and No. 13 Virginia Tech face Kent State and Appalachian State respectively.