College football’s national picture will start to gain even more clarity on Saturday as the Big Ten makes its debut in the 2020 season. It’s assumed that No. 5 Ohio State will compete for a spot in the College Football Playoff, but what about No. 8 Penn State? The Nittany Lions face a worthy opponent in their opener as they travel to face an Indiana team coming off an 8-5 season. Penn State won’t be the only team from the state of Pennsylvania in the spotlight on Saturday either.
No. 3 Notre Dame plays at Pittsburgh in a critical game for the 4-0 Fighting Irish, who need to start showing some more dominance if they are going to hold off Ohio State in the polls.
In total, there are 19 ranked teams in action on Saturday and four games between ranked opponents — one each from the ACC, Big Ten, Big 12 and AAC. All of that in a jam-packed day of college football that will start at noon ET and continue past midnight as No. 12 BYU takes on Texas State in a late-night affair.
There’s a lot to cover with those games and everything in between. CBS Sports will be here every step of the way to update you with the latest scores, highlights and storylines throughout the day. All times Eastern
College football scores, schedule — Week 8
Syracuse at No. 1 Clemson — Noon on ACC Network — GameTracker
Nebraska at No. 5 Ohio State — Noon on FOX — LIVE updates
No. 23 NC State at No. 14 North Carolina — GameTracker
Auburn at Ole Miss — Noon on SEC Network — GameTracker
Oklahoma at TCU — Noon on ABC — GameTracker
No. 2 Alabama at Tennessee — 3:30 p.m. on CBS —
No. 3 Notre Dame at Pittsburgh — 3:30 p.m. on ABC —
No. 17 Iowa State at No. 6 Oklahoma State — 3:30 p.m. on FOX
No. 9 Penn State at Indiana — 3:30 p.m. on FS1
No. 19 Virginia Tech at Wake Forest — 3:30 p.m. on ESPN3
Baylor at Texas — 3:30 p.m. on ESPN
No. 18 Michigan at No. 21 Minnesota — 7:30 p.m. on ABC —
Virginia at No. 11 Miami — 8 p.m. on ACC Network
No. 9 Cincinnati at No. 16 SMU — 9 p.m. on ESPN2 —
Texas State at No. 12 BYU — 10:15 p.m. on ESPN
Check out the complete Week 8 scoreboard