Eight weeks of NCAA college football have come and gone, with plenty of excitement and surprises having taken place. Week 9 looks to have the same excitement brewing with matchups guaranteed to keep fans glued to their seats.
Some of the premier matchups this week include Florida versus Georgia, Texas Tech at Kansas State, Notre Dame at Oklahoma, and Mississippi State at Alabama.
Note: All start times Eastern Daylight Time. Check your local listings for regional games shown in your area. *Denotes game played at a neutral location.
Thursday, October 25, 2012:
Clemson at Wake Forest, 7:30 p.m. (ESPN)
Friday, October 26, 2012:
Cincinnati at Louisville, 8 p.m. (ESPN)
Nevada at Air Force, 8 p.m. (CBS Sports Network)
Saturday, October 27, 2012:
Tennessee at South Carolina, 12 p.m. (ESPN)
Texas at Kansas, 12 p.m.
Iowa at Northwestern, 12 p.m. (ESPN2)
Kentucky at Missouri, 12 p.m. (ESPNU)
Temple at Pittsburgh, 12 p.m. (Big East Network, ESPN3)
Ball State at Army, 12 p.m. (CBS Sports Network)
Indiana at Illinois, 12 p.m. (Big Ten Network)
Northern Illinois at Western Michigan, 12 p.m. (ESPN3)
Ole Miss at Arkansas, 12:21 p.m. (SEC Network, ESPN3)
North Carolina State at North Carolina, 12:30 p.m. (ESPN3)
Maryland at Boston College, 1 p.m. (ESPN3)
Southern Miss at Rice, 1 p.m.
Utah State at UTSA, 2 p.m. (ESPN3)
Colorado at Oregon, 3 p.m. (Pac-12 Network)
UCLA at Arizona State, 3 p.m. (FX)
Brigham Young at Georgia Tech, 3 p.m. (ESPN3)
Memphis at Southern Methodist, 3 p.m.
Florida vs. Georgia, 3:30 p.m. (CBS)*
Texas Tech at Kansas State, 3:30 p.m. (FOX)
USC at Arizona, 3:30 p.m. (ABC, ESPN2)
Duke at Florida State, 3:30 p.m. (ESPNU)
Kent State at Rutgers, 3:30 p.m. (ESPN3)
Boise State at Wyoming, 3:30 p.m. (CBS Sports Network)
Ohio at Miami (OH), 3:30 p.m. (ESPN3)
Michigan State at Wisconsin, 3:30 p.m. (ABC, ESPN2)
Purdue at Minnesota, 3:30 p.m. (Big Ten Network)
Navy at East Carolina, 3:30 p.m.
Fresno State at New Mexico, 3:30 p.m.
Eastern Michigan at Bowling Green, 3:30 p.m. (ESPN3)
TCU at Oklahoma State, 3:30 p.m.
Toledo at Buffalo, 3:30 p.m.
Akron at Central Michigan, 3:30 p.m.
North Texas at Middle Tennessee, 3:30 p.m. (ESPN3)
UAB at Tulane, 3:30 p.m.
Texas State at San Jose State, 4 p.m.
UTEP at Houston, 4:30 p.m.
Troy at Florida Atlantic, 5 p.m.
Ohio State at Penn State, 5:30 p.m. (ESPN)
Western Kentucky at Florida International, 6 p.m. (ESPN3)
Washington State at Stanford, 6:15 p.m. (Pac-12 Network)
Texas A&M at Auburn, 7 p.m. (ESPNU)
Hawaii at Colorado State, 7 p.m.
Syracuse at South Florida, 7 p.m. (ESPN3)
Baylor at Iowa State, 7 p.m.
Massachusetts at Vanderbilt, 7 p.m. (ESPN3)
South Alabama at Louisiana-Monroe, 7 p.m.
Notre Dame at Oklahoma, 8 p.m. (ABC)
Michigan at Nebraska, 8 p.m. (ESPN2)
UNLV at San Diego State, 8 p.m.
Louisiana Tech at New Mexico State, 8 p.m. (ESPN3)
UCF at Marshall, 8 p.m. (CBS Sports Network)
Mississippi State at Alabama, 8:30 p.m. (ESPN)
California at Utah, 9:45 p.m.
Oregon State at Washington, 10:15 p.m. (Pac-12 Network)
All data provided by ESPN.com
Paul Rados is a Cleveland based freelance sportswriter and Featured Contributor for the Yahoo! Contributor Network. Follow him on Twitter @PSRados.