No. 6 Notre Dame at No. 11 Florida State
An upset here and the Irish—who face Boston College, Navy and Rutgers over the next three weeks—could be 11—0 heading into the Nov. 30 game at USC.
NBC 1 PM
The Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships
Racing's richest day centers on the final career race for Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner War Emblem, who'll be heading to Japan for the stud life.
FSN WEST 5 PM (PST)
Showtime Dreams: The 2002-03 Laker Girls
This hourlong American Idol-esque program captures all the pomp (poms) and circumstance of the Laker Girls tryouts.
ABC 9 PM
Giants at Eagles
Stay awake! The last two games between these NFC East rivals—both Philadelphia wins—were decided by three points or fewer.
TNT 7:30 PM AND 10:30 PM
76ers at Magic; Spurs at Lakers
Practice? No, Allen Iverson, this is the real thing. The NBA season begins with Iverson visiting Disney World and the three-time champs—sans Shaq—hosting Tim Duncan.
ESPN 7 PM AND 9:30 PM
Wizards at Raptors; Lakers at Trail Blazers
ESPN's first NBA TV broadcast since the 1983-84 season includes an Air Jordan and a Jordan heir ( Toronto's Vince Carter) and, of course, those champs again.
CBS 4 PM
Broncos at Patriots
After starting the season with three straight wins, the Pats were thinking Super Bowl repeat. Since then they've lost three in a row, been outscored 75-37 and are now fighting to catch AFC front-runners like the Broncos (5-2).