Times college football reporters -- Chris Foster on UCLA, Gary Klein on USC and Chris Dufresne on the national scene -- will join Deputy Sports Editor John Cherwa to take part in a live Google+ Hangout today at 2:30 p.m.
The No. 22-ranked Bruins will try to improve to 3-0 for the first time since 2009 when they play host to the high-flying Houston Cougars at 7:30 p.m. Saturday. Houston defeated UCLA last season, 38-34, but is coming off a 56-49 loss to Louisiana Tech.
The No. 2 Trojans (2-0) have a crucial Pac-12 Conference game at 4:30 p.m. Saturday when they travel to Palo Alto to take on No. 21 Stanford. USC lost to the Cardinal last season, 56-48 in triple overtime.
Top games around the nation this week include No. 1 Alabama at no-longer-ranked Arkansas (the Razorbacks were No. 8 until last week's upset loss to Louisiana Monroe), Florida at Tennessee, Notre Dame at Michigan State and upstart Arizona State at Missouri, which is coming off its first SEC game, a loss to Georgia.