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Stanford will be missing both of its starting cornerbacks, Quenton Meeks and Alijah Holder, and its starting fullback, Daniel Marx, for Friday's showdown against Washington.
After three comfortable, double-digit victories, things begin to get serious for Miami as the calendar turns to October.
The Illinois Fighting Illini (1-2) travel to Lincoln, Neb., to take on the No. 15 Cornhuskers at Memorial Stadium on Saturday afternoon (3:30 p.m. ET on ESPN2) following a bye week. Despite a 4-0 start, the Cornhuskers could probably use a week off, too.
After winning three home games and one at a neutral site in nearby Bristol, the No. 11 Tennessee Volunteers go on the road for the first time this season to start off October.
No. 8 Wisconsin faces No. 4 Michigan in the Big House, and No. 3 Louisville rolls into Death Valley to face No. 5 Clemson. ESPN college football analyst Kirk Herbstreit showcases these two high-profile matchups which could have playoff implications.
Most college football coaches frown on having early bye weeks on their schedule, instead preferring to have them fall in the middle or near the end of the season to help their teams heal up and get refreshed for the stretch run of conference play.