GAME OF THE DAY Oklahoma (2-0) at Miami (3-0) TV: Channels 2 and 8, 12:30 p.m. PDT
They don't get any bigger than this, folks. Oklahoma is going into this game as the defending national champion and ranked No. 1, and Miami is going in ranked No. 2. This game at the Orange Bowl--the site of Oklahoma's national championship victory over then-No. 1 Penn State last New Year's Day--is being billed as a national championship showdown. But remember, Miami beat Oklahoma last season at Norman, Okla., 27-14, and the Sooners rebounded to win the national title, anyway. That was the only game the Sooners lost last season, and they haven't forgotten about it. Oklahoma has won its first two games this season by a combined score of 101-3. Miami's star quarterback, Vinny Testaverde, isn't awed by that. He said: "Nothing intimidates this team. A lot of players have gone from this school to the Raiders, and nobody intimidates the Raiders. We like to think it starts here." Testaverde passed for 270 yards against the Sooners the last time out.
THE MIDWEST Purdue (1-1) at Notre Dame (0-2) TV: Channels 7 and 10, noon
Lou Holtz is charming, sure, and his Notre Dame team has looked pretty good in its first two starts, but Irish fans are looking for a little more from the new coach--like a victory. The 0-2 start is only the third in this century for Notre Dame. And Notre Dame has never started 0-3. So the pressure will be on the Irish when a capacity crowd gathers at Notre Dame Stadium for the 33rd straight sellout in this annual matchup with Purdue of the Big Ten. The Boilermakers, led by freshman quarterback Jeff George, a prize recruit from Warren Central High School in Indianapolis, are not off to much of a start, either. They beat Ball State but lost to Pitt, 41-26, at home last Saturday.