No. 21 Nebraska (4-1, 1-0) at No. 12 Ohio State (5-0, 1-0), 7 p.m., Ch. 8 — Sexy Rex Burkhead (I can say that because I’ve known him since he was a ninth grader) is back for the Cornhuskers. Urban Meyer picked up his first big win last week for the Buckeyes at Michigan State.
No. 23 Washington (3-1, 1-0) at No. 22 Oregon (5-0, 2-0), 9:30 p.m., ESPN — Have I left off the Quack Attack in “Games of Note” this season? America’s most exciting team may well play for the national title and win it. The Huskies won a gigantic game against Stanford last week.
NFL Games to Watch
Philadelphia (3-1) at Pittsburgh (1-2), noon, Ch. 4 — Thankfully we don’t have to watch Dez Bryant drop passes in this time slot on Sunday. It’s a mystery why NFL fans in the North Texas area are being subjected to Eagles-Steelers when Atlanta plays at Washington and RG3 at the exact same time. A brutal scheduling decision. Somehow the Eagles are 3-1 despite all of Michael Vick’s turnovers. Philly has made the big plays in several close wins. The Steelers haven’t played well to start the season — injuries have ravaged Pittsburgh — but they’ll win this edition of the battle of Pennsylvania.
Denver (2-2) at New England (2-2), 3:25 p.m., Ch. 11 — The Manning-Brady rivalry heats up again, only this time Peyton will be wearing a Broncos jersey. Tom Brady suddenly can’t beat a Manning in a big game, only it’s been Eli that has been his greater nemesis. The Broncos offense came alive last week against Oakland and the Patriots defense isn’t very good. New England had a big second half last week against Buffalo and the Broncos defense isn’t very good. Should be a shootout. But it would be a big surprise to see New England lose another home game after the loss to Arizona two weeks ago.