The college football season is off to an eventful start in 2021 to say the least. After two thrilling weeks nonconference matchups are dwindling and many conference schedules will begin in earnest in Week 3, so we could see even more shake-ups across the country Saturday.
There are three games between ranked opponents Saturday as No. 1 Alabama visits No. 11 Florida for the first time in a decade, No. 22 Auburn welcomes No. 10 Penn State, and No. 23 BYU holds a white out for No. 19 Arizona State. Overall, 23 of the teams ranked in the AP Top 25 will be in action throughout the day with other featured matchups including No. 3 Oklahoma vs. Nebraska on the 50-year anniversary of the Game of the Century and No. 12 Notre Dame looking to find its groove against Purdue.
While winning is all that matters for the standings, we care about whether these teams will cover their spreads. Be sure to stick with CBS Sports throughout the day for college football coverage from the opening kickoff on Saturday to the final whistle. Let’s take a look at our expert picks for the third full Saturday of the season.
Noon | Fox, fuboTV (Try for free) — Nebraska will come out motivated for this game, especially since it will have long-term implications for coach Scott Frost’s job status. Unfortunately, the Cornhuskers are simply no match for a national title-caliber Oklahoma team. The only question about this cover is whether Oklahoma cares to keep scoring. Prediction: Oklahoma (-22) — Shehan Jeyarajah