Arizona at Oklahoma State

8 p.m. Thursday,ESPN

Buzz: Arizona is looking for some payback in this rematch of last season's Alamo Bowl, won by the Cowboys 36-10. This one features two of the top three Week 1 performers in total offense in Arizona's Nick Foles (1st, 405 yards) and Oklahoma State's Brandon Weeden (3rd, 382). But keep your eyes on wide receivers Juron Criner of Arizona and Justin Blackmon of Oklahoma State. Both had more than 125 receiving yards in their first games and could test the opposing secondary.

Mississippi State at Auburn


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12:20 p.m. Saturday, SEC Network

Buzz: The defending national champion Tigers had to rally from two double-digit deficits in a 42-38 win over Utah State in the opener. The Auburn defense surrendered 448 total yards on 84 plays to the Aggies at home. Not a good sign considering Mississippi State put up 645 yards and 59 points against Memphis. The Bulldogs used a balanced attack — 309 yards rushing, 336 passing — led by running back Vick Ballard, who had 166 yards on 10 carries.

South Carolina at Georgia

4:30 p.m. Saturday, ESPN

Buzz: South Carolina was the media's choice to win the SEC East Division with Georgia second. The Gamecocks' Marcus Lattimore made his SEC debut last season against the Bulldogs, rushing for 182 yards and two touchdowns. He had 112 yards in this season's opener against East Carolina. Georgia fans are getting restless after the 35-21 loss to Boise State. A loss to South Carolina could spell doom for the season and Mark Richt's time in Athens.

Alabama at Penn State

3:30 p.m. Saturday,ABC

Buzz: These two squared off in Week 2 last season with Alabama coming away with a 24-3 victory. While this year's Crimson Tide might not have as many playmakers on offense, the defense is still downright nasty. Alabama held Kent State to 90 total yards Saturday, including minus-9 rushing yards. Penn State rushed for 245 yards on 48 carries in its 41-7 win over Indiana State. The Nittany Lions have lost four of the last five meetings.

Notre Dame at Michigan

8 p.m. Saturday, ESPN

Buzz: Mother Nature wasn't kind to these teams last week. Both suffered through long weather delays. Now they hook up for the first night game at Michigan Stadium. Wolverines quarterback Denard Robinson, who piled up 502 yards of total offense in last year's meeting, is working in a new offense under first-year coach Brady Hoke. Tommy Rees takes over at quarterback for the Irish.

mmurschel@tribune.com