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Your viewing guide the most important weekend of the 2018 college football season.

Separation Saturday is upon us, as there are at least four “conference semifinal” matchups on the schedule in three major conferences. Yes, our Mountaineers have a huge matchup on their hands, but that may not even be the third-most important game in the land this weekend. Here’s the Week 10 Watch List.

Noon:

Oklahoma State @ Baylor, 12:00 PM, FS1

The Cowboys (5-3, 2-3) sputtered in the middle of the season but revived the hope they once had with a win over Texas last Saturday. The Bears (4-4, 2-3) haven’t been able to put it all together this season. Drink for every interception, as both QBs have average one miscue per game.

No. 20 Texas A&M @ Auburn, 12:00 PM, ESPN

WVU fans need the Tigers (5-3, 2-3) to beat the Aggies (5-3, 3-2) so the SEC becomes even more watered-down. But this game will have that extra emphasis by having two teams who are second-chair in their state’s college football band. Drink every time the TV pans the crowd shaking pom poms.

Afternoon:

No. 14 Penn State @ No. 5 Michigan, 3:45 PM, ESPN

If WVU—or any Big 12 team—hopes to make the College Football Playoff, Michigan needs to lose. This is one of two chances the Wolverines (7-1, 5-0) have to lose, as the Nittany Lions (6-2, 3-2) come into the Big House. Drink for any reference to the cold weather in Ann Arbor on Saturday.

Primetime:

No. 1 Alabama @ No. 3 LSU, 8:00 PM, CBS

This is the biggest game of the 2018 college football season, not “up to this point,” but of the whole season. The Tigers (7-1) hope that Death Valley voodoo is in full force as the Crimson Tide (8-0). Drink for reach reference or highlight of that 9-6 game in 2011.

No. 7 Oklahoma @ Texas Tech, 8:00 PM, ABC

I don’t think this will be the shootout everyone wants it to be, but the Sooners (7-1) and Red Raiders (5-3) will surely put up some numbers. Drink at every mention of the result of the WVU-Texas game.

After Dark:

BYU @ Boise State, 10:15 PM, ESPN2

This game intrigues me because you have two teams who had a lot of promise early in the season. Now, the Cougars (4-4) are battling for bowl eligibility and the Broncos (6-2) are hoping they could possibly sneak into a NY6 bowl.

California @ No. 8 Washington State, 10:45 PM, ESPN

The Cougars are the Pac-12’s only hope of getting into the College Football Playoff and they need a statement win against the Bears. Drink for every run play Leach calls, plus a drink if that run play gets a first down.

This Saturday of college football promises to be a dramatic one, so drink up and enjoy the action!