3. Oregon at Stanford (Nov. 7): Whoever wins this late-season game could be in line to gets its ticket punched to the National Championship game Jan. 6 at the Rose Bowl.
4. Ohio State at Michigan (Nov. 30): Stakes are huge in this Big Ten faceoff. Urban Meyer vs. Brady Hoke -- that’s a showdown. Talk about a tough ticket
5. Oklahoma vs. Texas (Oct. 12 @ Dallas): This matchup of Top 20 teams has plenty on the line. Fans at both schools are getting anxious for a big winner.
Tom Lindley is a sports columnist for the CNHI News Service. Reach him at email@example.com.