Grab your coffee and turn on College Gameday, it’s another lovely Saturday morning! As you wake up and wait for Vegas Whispers to post today’s plays, peruse the stories below to get you primed for everything you need to know heading into the big games.

College Football Chaos Could Be Lurking Below The Top 3 Teams (FiveThirtyEight)

How strength of schedule affects College Football Playoff chances (NCAA)

Willie Taggart talks preparation for Clemson, gaining confidence, and game-changing special teams (Tomahawk Nation)

Out of Nowhere, the Big Ten West Has One of the Country’s Most Exciting Races (Sports Illustrated)

The Florida-Georgia game has suddenly become a massive deal once again (CBS)

Georgia-Florida ‘is going to come down to the (defensive) front seven’ (

Penn State’s offense is built on options, and Trace McSorley’s aren’t very good right now (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)

Gritty Hawkeyes Present Tough Test for Nittany Lions (Sports Illustrated)

What UK’s plan to play ‘several quarterbacks’ at Missouri might mean (Courier Journal)

Stanford faces a big problem in WSU QB Gardner Minshew (San Francisco Chronicle)

The Long and Treacherous Road (Trips) Notre Dame Faces to Make the Playoff (Sports Illustrated)

Notre Dame football owes huge debt to Navy (San Diego Union Tribune)

Texas’ notable number: Post-bye week offenses under Tom Herman — and the number 17 (

Oregon Ducks aim to get running game back on track against Arizona (

Lincoln Riley on Kyler Murray: ‘I know he can play in the NFL’ (