The game of the week tag belongs to the Oregon Ducks and LSU Tigers on this fine college football Saturday. The game is a rare treat in college football: two top-10 teams squaring off on the first weekend is special, so cherish it. And with all the offseason turmoil each program has suffered, Saturday's matchup can't come soon enough.
On the Oregon side of the ball, cornerback Cliff Harris will miss the game after being handed a one-game suspension for a speeding incident that occurred during the offseason. Linebacker Kiko Alonso will also miss the game after finding trouble.
On the LSU side, Jordan Jefferson and Josh Johns are out after being arrested for assault stemming from a bar brawl after the Tigers' final practice of fall camp. Wide receiver Russell Shepard was also deemed ineligible and will miss the game. In addition, both teams found themselves implicated in an NCAA recruiting probe, stemming from a relationship with Willie Lyles.
But on Saturday, it's all about the football, and this matchup promises to bring some damn fine football into your living room. To get set for the game, here's the basic information.
Start time: Oregon and LSU take the field at 5 p.m. PDT
TV information:The Ducks and Tigers are the featured game this week, and ABC has the coverage.
Previews, previews and more previews: The Ducks' depth chart for Saturday's game can be found here. An injury report from earlier in the week can be found here. All of our game-week coverage can be found here.