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2002 College Football Must-See Games


Here are the top games you won’t want to miss in the coming season. They are arranged by date below, and then at the bottom, the ultimate college football Saturday is listed. This ultimate schedule lists the one game every week that will have the most impact on the national scene.

DATE
GAME
August 22
Colorado State at Virginia
August 23
Fresno State at Wisconsin
August 24
Iowa State vs Florida State
August 24
Texas Tech at Ohio State
August 29
Syracuse at BYU
August 31
Clemson at Georgia
August 31
Maryland vs Notre Dame
August 31
Washington at Michigan
August 31
Colorado vs Colorado State
August 31
Wisconsin at UNLV
August 31
Mississippi State at Oregon
September 1
LSU at Virginia Tech
September 2
Auburn at Southern Cal
September 7
Texas A&M at Pittsburgh
September 7
South Carolina at Virginia
September 7
Miami at Florida
September 7
Illinois at Southern Miss
September 7
Purdue at Notre Dame
September 7
Alabama at Oklahoma
September 7
Illinois at Southern Miss
September 7
Colorado State at UCLA
September 12
Marshall at Virginia Tech
September 14
Texas at North Carolina
September 14
Florida State at Maryland
September 14
Iowa State at Iowa
September 14
Michigan at Notre Dame
September 14
Washington State at Ohio State
September 14
Nebraska at Penn State
September 14
Southern Cal at Colorado
September 14
Mississippi at Texas Tech
September 14
Louisville at Colorado State
September 14
Georgia at South Carolina
September 20
Central Florida at Marshall
September 21
Ohio State at Cincinnati
September 21
Utah at Michigan
September 21
BYU at Georgia Tech
September 21
Virginia Tech at Texas A&M
September 21
Colorado at UCLA
September 21
Southern Cal at Kansas State
September 21
NC State at Texas Tech
September 21
BYU at Georgia Tech
September 21
Arizona at Wisconsin
September 21
Fresno State at Oregon State
September 21
Southern Miss at Alabama
September 21
Florida at Tennessee
September 21
Notre Dame at Michigan State
September 26
Florida State at Louisville
September 27
Texas Tech at New Mexico
September 28
Syracuse at Auburn
September 28
Michigan at Illinois
September 28
Nebraska at Iowa State
October 5
Texas Tech at Texas A&M
October 5
Oregon at Arizona
October 5
Georgia at Alabama
October 5
Florida at Mississippi
October 10
Virginia Tech at Boston College
October 12
Florida State at Miami
October 12
Penn State at Michigan
October 12
Oklahoma vs Texas
October 12
LSU at Florida
October 12
Tennessee at Georgia
October 19
Colorado State at Utah
October 19
Texas at Kansas State
October 19
Cincinnati at Southern Miss
October 19
Washington at Southern Cal
October 19
South Carolina at LSU
October 26
Boston College at Pittsburgh
October 26
Penn State at Ohio State
October 26
Texas Tech at Colorado
October 26
Nebraska at Texas A&M
October 26
East Carolina at Louisville
October 26
Alabama at Tennessee
October 26
Utah at New Mexico
November 2
Pittsburgh at Virginia Tech
November 2
Syracuse at UCF
November 2
Michigan State at Michigan
November 2
Illinois at Penn State
November 2
Colorado at Oklahoma
November 2
Texas at Nebraska
November 2
Florida vs Georgia
November 2
Tennessee at South Carolina
November 7
Cincinnati at Louisville
November 9
NC State at Maryland
November 9
Miami at Tennessee
November 9
Oklahoma at Texas A&M
November 9
Oregon at Washington State
November 14
Louisville at Southern Miss
November 16
Ohio State at Illinois
November 16
Nebraska at Kansas State
November 16
Texas at Texas Tech
November 16
Washington at Oregon
November 16
Georgia at Auburn
November 16
Louisiana Tech at Boise State
November 30
South Carolina at Florida
November 21
Pittsburgh at Miami
November 23
Florida State at NC State
November 23
South Carolina at Clemson
November 23
Michigan State at Penn State
November 23
Michigan at Ohio State
November 23
BYU at Utah
November 23
Oregon at Oregon State
November 23
Southern Cal at UCLA
November 23
Washington at Washington State
November 23
Auburn at Alabama
November 23
North Texas at Middle Tennessee
November 28
Mississippi State at Mississippi
November 29
Colorado at Nebraska
November 29
Texas A&M at Texas
November 30
Florida at Florida State
November 30
Georiga Tech at Georgia
November 30
Virginia at Virginia Tech
November 30
Oklahoma at Oklahoma State
November 30
Notre Dame at Southern Cal
November 30
LSU at Arkansas
December 6
Cincinnati at East Carolina
December 7
Washington State at UCLA
December 7
Virginia Tech at Miami


Here is the ultimate college football Saturday schedule. These are the best games of each and every Saturday this fall!
DATE
GAME
August 24
Texas Tech at Ohio State
This is a great matchup of the Big XII vs Big Ten and could have effects on the national scene. Both of these teams will be ranked in the top 25, but both also have difficult schedules.
August 31
Washington at Michigan
This is another matchup of cross-country teams, this time the Big Ten vs PAC 10. Both of these schools should be ranked in the top fifteen and have shots at the national title.
September 7
Miami at Florida
This Big East vs SEC matchup is also a game of two in-state rivals. These teams could both be in the top ten. This is the ‘Canes first of three extremely tough OOC games.
September 14
Washington State at Ohio State
Again, the PAC 10 vs Big Ten. Both of these teams have high expectations this season. WSU has a great shot to pull out the PAC 10 title while OSU could win the Big Ten.
September 21
Florida at Tennessee
This game may not be quite as huge as normal this year since the SEC East will be extremely crowded at the top. The Vols need to find a way to win two years in a row.
September 28
Michigan at Illinois
The Illini were able to win the Big Ten last year thanks to Michigan’s loss to Ohio State. Now the Wolverines pay a visit to the Illini in a huge Big Ten matchup.
October 5
Georgia at Alabama
This is not one of the biggest matchups in the country this year but the best game this weekend. Both of these teams could win their respective divisions of the SEC.
October 12
Oklahoma vs Texas
This is one of the top two weekends this year. How can you turn down Florida State at Miami and Tennessee at Georgia to go along with this one. Big XII South will be won here.
October 19
Colorado State at Utah
We take a step back from the major conferences to see this Mountain West contest. The winner here should have the inside track to the conference title.
October 26
Alabama at Tennessee
This rivalry is huge, and the fact that both of these teams should be pretty good makes it that much better. Tennessee should be the favorite at home.
November 2
Colorado at Oklahoma
This is the other of the top two weekends. A rematch could follow in the Big XII Championship Game. Other key matchups this weekend: Michigan State at Michigan, Texas at Nebraska, Florida vs Georgia, Tennessee at South Carolina. What a weekend!
November 9
Miami at Tennessee
This one should have huge national title implications. Miam has finally reached the end of that murderous non-conference schedule. This one just beat out Oregon at Washington State.
November 16
Washington at Oregon
These teams already hate each other. Since they’ll be near the top of the PAC 10 standings, this will be a war. As a side, don’t forget to check out the Texas at Texas Tech battle.
November 23
Washington at Washington State
Depending on what happened the week before, this one could be for the PAC 10 title and possibly more. It’s a rivalry game with major implications in 2002. Michigan at Ohio State this same day could decide the Big Ten.
November 30
Florida at Florida State
Both of these teams will have made it through their league slates just to get to this matchup. Whoever wins here may still have a shot at making the Fiesta Bowl.
December 7
Virginia Tech at Miami
There aren’t many of games to choose from this weekend, but this should be good. Miami may or may not already have the Big East title wrapped up. Even so, they’ll likely need a win here to stay in the hunt for the Fiesta Bowl.


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