Top FBS Matchups 

Sept. 15 -- 8 p.m. ET: No. 3 LSU Tigers at No. 25 Mississippi State Bulldogs


Sept. 16 -- 8 p.m. ET: No. 4 Boise State Broncos at Toledo Rockets


Sept. 17 -- 3:30 p.m. ET: Tennessee Volunteers at No. 16 Florida Gators


Sept. 17 -- 7:30 p.m. ET: No. 17 Ohio State Buckeyes at Miami (Fla.) Hurricanes


Sept. 17 -- 8 p.m. ET: No. 1 Oklahoma Sooners at No. 5 Florida State Seminoles


Sept. 17 -- 10 p.m. ET: No. 8 Oklahoma State Cowboys at Tulsa Golden Hurrican


Sept. 17 -- 10:30 p.m. ET: No. 6 Stanford Cardinal at Arizona Wildcats

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11 Vince Williams
Florida State
6-1 | 240 | Jr. | LB

Key Notes: In two games, Williams has led the resurgent Seminoles defense with 10 total tackles, including a team-high five solo stops while adding 2.0 tackles for loss and 1.0 sack. A junior, who is in his first year as a starter after missing 2009 with a back injury and playing as a reserve last year, Williams has guided the FSU defense that has allowed just 275 total yards (137.5 ypg), a total that ranks second in the nation. Florida State has allowed just 10 points in 2011 to tie for fifth nationally in points per game (5.0).

Other Players to Watch this Week:  David Amerson, NC State (So., DB); Tyler Bray, Tennessee (So., QB); Montee Ball, Wisconsin (Jr., RB); Nick Foles, Arizona (Sr., QB); Luke Kuechly, Boston College (Jr., LB); Brett Maher, Nebraska (Jr., P/PK); Brock Osweiler, Arizona State, (Jr., QB); Paul Richardson, Colorado (So., TE).

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It won't get much bigger than this one before December as No. 1 Oklahoma travels to face No. 5 Florida State for the first time in Tallahassee in the season's top non-conference tilt. The Sooners, who earlier this week became the first program to top the AP rankings on 100 occasions, own a five-game win streak against the Seminoles and lead the series 5-1. OU will need QB Landry Jones and WR Ryan Broyles, one of the top pass-catch duos in the nation, to be on their game against the stingy FSU defense, which has allowed just 77.5 passing yards per game (fifth nationally) in its first two contests. The Seminoles are aiming to be 2-0 at home against No. 1-ranked teams, as the only other time it's hosted a top-ranked team was 1996, when it beat No. 1 Florida 24-21.

After taking on preseason top-five Oregon on opening weekend, the Tigers are back at it with another highly anticipated matchup as No. 3 LSU hits the road to open SEC play at No. 25 Mississippi State. The Tigers, who are playing just their second non-holiday Thursday night game in history, will bring a stout defense and balanced offense that has averaged 44.5 points per game early in the season.  It will be the 105th meeting between the squads on the gridiron, but the first time both teams come into the game ranked in the top 25. LSU also has a 19-game winning streak in the month of September (since 2006) on the line in its first true road game of the year.

Ohio State and Miami (Fla.) will face off Saturday after offseasons full of off-the-field turmoil. Interim coach Luke Fickell has done everything he can to keep the Buckeyes focused, and it's resulted in a 2-0 start. With another victory this weekend, he will be the first coach since Earl Bruce in 1979 to win his first three games at he helm of the program. In fact, Bruce was also the last Buckeyes coach to win his first road game, a 21-17 win at Minnesota in 1979. 

Ten teams have yet to allow a sack this season, with only Middle Tennessee and UAB being the only two non-BCS teams to perfectly protect its quarterback so far. Among the 10, only Oklahoma (third) and Maryland (12th) rank among to top 25 in passing.    

The state of Florida is well represented at the top of the NCAA rankings. Leading the way is Florida, which is tied for the top scoring defense by allowing just 1.5 points per game. After giving up a field goal in a 41-3 win in the season opener against Florida Atlantic, the Gators shut out UAB 39-0 last weekend. The other team UF is tied with in the scoring department? It also hails from the Sunshine State as reigning Conference USA champion UCF also also given up just one field goal in two games.

Florida has upstart Tennessee on the docket this week and the Gators' sturdy defense will be tested. If the Vols hope to end a six-game losing streak to UF, they will need sophomore QB Tyler Bray to continue his hot hand. In two games this year, Bray ranks seventh nationally in total offense at 349.0 yards per game entering the weekend and is tied for the national lead with seven TD passes. More importantly, he has yet to throw an interception in 65 attempts while completing nearly 79 percent of his passes. 

Texas heads to Los Angeles as it takes on UCLA this weekend. The Longhorns will be looking to provide a little revenge after last year's 34-12 loss. UT entered that game 3-0 but then saw its season implode as the Horns won just two of their last eight games following the loss. The storylines could be even more intriguing as Texas holds a key place in the possible major conference realignment that has been talked about in depth recently.  

Nebraska will be facing Washington for the third time in 12 months when the Huskers and Huskies kick off Saturday afternoon. NU easily won the regular-season matchup last fall 56-21 in Seattle before falling 19-7 in the Holiday Bowl, its final game as a member of the Big 12.  

South Florida, after knocking off Notre Dame in the season opener, continues the easy part of its schedule as it takes on Florida A&M this weekend. USF has gotten attention for its offense -- including QB B.J. Daniels who had career highs with 28 completions, 39 attempts and 359 passing yards last week -- but its defense is also doing fine work as well. The Bulls head into this weekend having allowed opponents just three scores on seven trips into the red zone, the top red zone percentage in the Big East as USF has posted three red zone turnovers.