College football games to watch in Week 3: Alabama-Florida SEC showdown tops seven must-see matchups

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The Week 3 college football slate didn’t appear all that promising at the start of the season. But it has shaped up to be quite intriguing indeed, with three top-25 matchups and several other non-conference clashes with the potential to shake up the perceived order.

In all, we submit seven contests for your viewing consideration Saturday. They include the big-name programs from Alabama heading into hostile territory, a couple of independents hoping to protect their home turf, and the renewal  of a long-standing regional rivalry that once had conference championship implications. No, not that one. Read on.

The Crimson Tide begin SEC play with this trip to Gainesville. It’s a rematch of last year’s league title game, though Alabama and the Gators have undergone a slew of personnel changes. The Alabama offense, however, hasn’t looked much different with QB Bryce Young at the controls. The constant big-play potential is still there, this time with WRs Jameson Williams and John Metchie III. The Florida attack has been retooled a bit with QB Emory Jones adding more mobility to the position, though he also has ample deep threats led by WR Jacob Copeland.

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