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SportsPulse: USA TODAY Sports' Paul Myerberg and George Schroeder debate which team will come out on top, the Oregon Ducks or the Stanford Cardinal. USA TODAY

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Alabama has breezed through its first three games with Tua Tagovailoa shining at quarterback and the defense playing as well as ever. But could the Crimson Tide be in for a test this week?

 

The top-ranked Crimson Tide host No. 22 Texas A&M in their first  game against a ranked opponent. And the Aggies have already shown their ability to threaten a title contender two weeks ago against Clemson.

The other top game of the game of the weekend sees No. 7 Stanford visit No. 19 Oregon in an early Pac-12 North showdown. This is the first of a difficult two-part road troop for the Cardinal, who will head to Notre Dame next week. Before looking ahead to South Bend, they'll need to slow down Justin Herbert and the Ducks.

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Elsewhere, Wisconsin looks to bounce back from its stunning loss to BYU when it visits Iowa in a matchup that should determine the favorite in the Big Ten West.

And speaking of bouncing back, TCU turns its attention to a trip to Texas after its loss to Ohio State.

 

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