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No. 15 Ole Miss at NO. 2 Alabama

8:15 p.m., ESPN

Records: Ole Miss 2-0, Alabama 2-0

The skinny: It's the SEC opener for both Western Division contenders and a chance for them to show just how good they are after each posted a pair of unchallenging wins. The loser is left with little margin for error to win the league, though Alabama proved last season it's possible.

The stat: Ole Miss defensive tackle Robert Nkemdiche has a rushing touchdown and a receiving touchdown (he moonlights as a fullback) and a blocked field goal this season.

The line: Alabama by 7

NO. 18 Auburn at No. 13 LSU

2:30 p.m., Ch. 4

Records: Auburn 2-0, LSU 1-0

The skinny: Coming off a league victory over Mississippi State, LSU looks to remain unbeaten, while Auburn plays its first league game of 2015. Both teams entered this season widely seen as Western Division contenders, but Auburn has dropped in the polls.

The stat: Auburn QB Jeremy Johnson has thrown five interceptions already after getting picked off just twice in 78 passes the previous two seasons.

The line: LSU by 6½

NO. 14 Georgia Tech at No. 8 Notre Dame

2:30 p.m., Ch. 11

Records: Georgia Tech 2-0, Notre Dame 2-0

The skinny: The Fighting Irish aim to show they can overcome season-ending injuries to four starters, including quarterback Malik Zaire, and still compete for a playoff spot. The Yellow Jackets are looking to prove they're an elite team after easy victories over Alcorn State and Tulane.

The stat: Georgia Tech's offense hasn't had a three-and-out yet this season. The Yellow Jackets had only seven all last season.

The line: Georgia Tech by 2 ½

Nebraska at Miami (Fla.)

2:30 p.m., ESPN2

Records: Nebraska 1-1, Miami 2-0

The skinny: The Huskers and Hurricanes meet to complete a two-year, home-and-home series. Nebraska won 41-31 in Lincoln last year in a heated game that ended with only the captains and head coaches shaking hands. This will mark the first time Nebraska plays a regular-season game in the Sunshine State since a 19-7 loss at Miami in 1951. Before last year's meeting, the previous five had come in bowls, with four deciding national championships. The Huskers have won six of 11 all-time games.

The stat: The Huskers are surrendering 346 yards a game through the air to rank 120th out of 128 FBS teams in pass defense.

The line: Miami by 3

No. 19 BYU at No. 10 UCLA

9:30 p.m., Fox Sports One

Records: BYU 2-0, UCLA 2-0

The skinny: Two freshman quarterbacks square off when UCLA's 18-year-old Josh Rosen goes against BYU's 22-year-old Tanner Mangum, who has thrown a last-minute touchdown pass in each of the Cougars' victories. Mangum threw a 42-yard Hail Mary to beat Nebraska on the final play, and his 35-yard pass beat Boise State last week. Rosen has completed 65 percent of his passes for 287 yards a game in his two games.

The stat: The Bruins have won 10 nonconference games in a row and all 11 regular-season nonconference games under coach Jim Mora.

The line: UCLA by 16½

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