Must watch college football games this week

The wait is over! College football is back on our screens though it never left our hearts. Unfortunately some of our hometown teams won't be playing.

University of Houston, Sam Houston, Texas Southern, and Prairie View A&M have had their games canceled or postponed due to Hurricane Harvey. Rice already started their season in Australia last week with a crushing defeat by Stanford.

The road to the play-offs starts now and the match-ups are already crucial.

Here are the must watch games this weekend:

FSU vs Alabama - 7 p.m. Saturday on ABC13
Damien Harris ran for a touchdown and blocked a punt, and Jalen Hurts chipped in with a scoring pass on a night that basically required the sophomore quarterback to make no major mistakes, leading Alabama to a 24-7 beatdown of No. 3 Florida State on Saturday at Atlanta's new $1.5 billion Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

Michigan vs Florida - 2:30 p.m. Saturday on ABC13

No. 11 Michigan rolls late, beats No. 17 Florida 33-17.

LSU vs BYU - 8:30 p.m. Saturday on ESPN
No. 13 LSU (1-0) beat BYU 27-0.

Texas vs Maryland - 11 a.m. Saturday
Tom Herman's Longhorns did look a lot like Charlie Strong's Longhorns against Maryland. Terrible tackling. Messy special teams. Costly penalties. The Terps played the fourth quarter with a freshman backup quarterback and still put away the ranked-23rd-but-not-for-much-longer Longhorns, 51-41.

Texas A&M vs UCLA - 6:30 p.m. Sunday
Neither of these teams are preseason ranked although they did get votes. This may seem like a mismatch except that by the end of the 2016 season, the Aggies were allowing over 200 yards a game against Power 5 opponents.

Baylor vs Liberty - 6 p.m. Saturday and TCU vs Jackson State - 7 p.m. Saturday
Stephen Calvert threw for 447 yards and three touchdowns and Liberty spoiled Matt Rhule's coaching debut at Baylor, stunning the Bears with just their second-ever loss to a lower-division team in a 48-45 victory.

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