There are many good games during the 2018 season. We just picked some of the better ones and highlighted them for you. Now you can set your DVR and not miss a possibly great game.
Michigan at Notre Dame (Sept. 1). Michigan’s coach Jim Harbaugh, in his fourth season for the Wolverines, kind of needs to win this game. He has some soft critics at the moment and can silence a few with a win on the road.
Alabama vs. Louisville (Sept. 1) This would have been even more super if Baker Mayfield hadn’t graduated but give it to coach Nick Saban, he knows what he is doing. Since he came to Alabama he is 11-0 in opening games. The contest is being played in Orlando as a neutral site game.
LSU vs. Miami (Sept. 1) The game is a neutral site contest in Arlington, Texas and means more for Miami as they ended last season on a three-game slide. The Tigers will be gunning for the Hurricanes as a big trophy.
West Virginia vs. Tennessee Sept. 1 The Volunteers struggled to hire a coach and really blew it in the public relations game. New coach Jeremy Pruitt is hoping to take Tennessee back to some of their glory days. It won’t be easy as the Mountaineers are led by quarterback Will Grier. Many already have him tabbed as the best in the country and a likely Heisman winner. This game is in Charlotte.
Auburn vs. Washington Sept. 1 Another neutral site game as this is in Atlanta and if the Huskies can find a win to beat the Tigers it will catapult them onto the national scene and get the committee’s attention in November.
Colorado at Nebraska (Sept. 8) New Cornhuskers coach Scott Frost gets to take on an old foe from the Big 12 as they host the Buffaloes. Look for this crowd to be raucous.
Penn State at Pittsburgh (Sept. 8)
Every business in Pennsylvania might as well close their doors with this in-state rivalry. The last time Penn State went to Pitt, they lost at Heinz Field and it hurt their playoff chances. This game means a bunch to the fans and more for the Nittany Lions and their program.
Clemson at Texas A&M, (Sept. 8) How could this get any better? Jimbo Fischer and Dabo Swinney with two heavyweight teams and coaches that know each others program. Great atmosphere.
UCLA at Oklahoma (Sept. 8) They may not even put the defenses on the field as both of these team can flat-out score. When this game was scheduled, no one ever thought the Bruins would have an impact coach. Lincoln Riley meets Chip Kelly.
Michigan State at Arizona State (Sept. 8) Do you want to know how good your program really is? That is what the Sun Devils are trying to find out as they entertained a veteran team in Michigan State.
Ohio State at TCU (Sept. 15) Urban Meyer is seeing this road contest as a measuring stick for the rest of the season. The game is a neutral site with is being scheduled in Arlington. The Horned Frogs send one of the best linebackers in the country, Ty Summers, to work against the Buckeyes. This is the first meeting between these teams since 1973.
USC at Texas (Sept. 15) The Longhorns are needing some idea as to how good they are this year and head coach Tom Herman will host the Trojans that are in a rebuilding mode.
FAU at UCF Sept. 22 Lane Kiffin brings his FAU Owls to Orlando to face quarterback McKenzie Milton and new coach Josh Heupel. This game will be the best contest of the week and a thermometer game for FAU.
Memphis at Missouri Oct. 20 Interesting note that not many good non-conference games are held this late in the season. This could help quarterback Drew Lock help himself and put his name in front of the Heisman committee if they handle the Tigers handily. It is the homecoming in Jefferson City and that has produced big wins in the past.