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
No. 1 Clemson 47, Syracuse 21 — Box score
No. 5 Ohio State 52, Nebraska 17 — Recap, takeaways
No. 14 North Carolina 48, No. 23 NC State 21 — Box score
Auburn 35, Ole Miss 28 — Box score
Oklahoma 33, TCU 14 — Box score
No. 2 Alabama 48, Tennessee 17 — Recap, takeaways
No. 3 Notre Dame 45, Pittsburgh 3 — Box score
No. 6 Oklahoma State 24, No. 17 Iowa State 21 — Box score
Indiana 36, No. 8 Penn State 35 (OT) — Recap
Wake Forest 23, No. 19 Virginia Tech 16 — Box score
Texas 27, Baylor 16 — Box score
No. 18 Michigan 49, No. 21 Minnesota 24 — Recap, takeaways
No. 11 Miami 19, Virginia 14 — Box score
No. 9 Cincinnati at No. 16 SMU — 9 p.m. on ESPN2 — GameTracker
Texas State at No. 12 BYU — 10:15 p.m. on ESPN