This week's slate of games is overflowing with pressure, from Alabama-Ole Miss to FSU-Louisville to Notre Dame-Michigan State and more.
Want to know what pressure feels like?
Check in with Louisville, which arrives on college football's big stage but must take down Florida State to stay there.
Or Ohio State, which faces its first real test with a young core against an Oklahoma squad that absolutely must win to stay in the College Football Playoff hunt.
Or Alabama, which matches up with a similarly desperate Ole Miss squad while trying to get the monkey of two straight losses to the Rebels off its back.
Or USC, which is still trying to shake off the smell of its 52–6 drubbing at the hands of Alabama while preparing to face the dynamic Christian McCaffrey and Stanford.
Or Michigan State and Notre Dame, which are preparing to renew a rivalry with sky-high stakes.
Or Texas A&M and Auburn, which both bring coaches on the hot seat in critical need of a win that only one can attain.
That's pressure—and Week 3's games are overflowing with it.