Sept. 11 Miami at Ohio State
See who comes out in the battle of dynamic quarterbacks: Miami’s Jacory Harris and Ohio State’s Terrelle Pryor. It also is the first matchup between the teams since Ohio State’s controversial Fiesta Bowl victory in 2003.
Sept. 11 Michigan at Notre Dame
Brian Kelly’s Irish get their first big test of the season. Denard Robinson show flashes of brilliance to start the season for the Wolverines, but this should be a much more difficult matchup.
Sept. 25 Alabama at Arkansas
Defending national champion Alabama should get a stiff test from an Arkansas team that is led by first-round pick hopeful Ryan Mallett at quarterback.
Sept. 25 Oregon State at Boise State
This could be Boise’s last difficult opponent. If the Broncos get past the Beavers, they could have a clear path to the BCS national championship game.
Oct. 2 Florida at Alabama
This is a rematch of last year’s SEC title game, where ‘Bama ended Tim Tebow’s hopes of another national championship. Bama used the victory over Florida to springboard toward a national championship.
Oct. 2 Texas vs. Oklahoma
The Red River Shootout always is a great rivalry. This time, both teams will showcase their replacements to All-American quarterbacks Colt McCoy and Sam Bradford.
Oct. 16 Texas at Nebraska
Nebraska believes it is back among the nation’s elite under coach Bo Pelini. Until they win a big game — like this one against Texas — we won’t know for sure.
Nov. 13 Penn State at Ohio State
Joe Paterno’s Nittany Lions have caused considerable problems for Ohio State in recent years. This could be a stumbling block for the Buckeyes, who many feel are title contenders.
Nov. 20 Virginia Tech at Miami
The showdown between former Big East rivals could determine who goes to the ACC title game. Virginia Tech beat the Canes last year in Blacksburg. This one’s in Miami.
Nov. 27 South Carolina at Clemson
This is the last game on the schedule for South Carolina. If they are not prepping for a bowl game, the Gamecocks could be prepping to show Steve Spurrier the door after this one.