If last night’s Husky game left you starving for a little offense, we’ve got you covered. Week 11 of College Football promises to deliver on offense, intrigue and some standings-shaking outcomes. For those of you who missed the inaugural CFP rankings, here they are:
There are several games being played today with College Football Playoff implications
#2 LSU at #3 Alabama
Though they are side by side in the standings, there is a wide perceived gap between these two teams. The health of QB Tua Tagavailoa and the fact that the Crimson Tide have played the softest Power 5 schedule in the nation seems to significantly be affecting the Committee’s perception of Alabama this season. Meanwhile, the Tigers have slayed all comers behind the arm of QB Joe Burrows. Should the Tigers beat Alabama, it is possible we could see the Tide drop out of the top 6 and *possibly behind Oregon (though the Ducks have just as abysmal strength of schedule).
Or the Committee could make an excuse about Tua’s health and leave Alabama right where they are today. Essssss-eeeeeeeee-seeeeee!
#4 Penn State at #17 Minnesota
PJ Fleck has been working his magic all season to the tune of a perfect 8-0 record. But while his schedule hasn’t exactly been “soft”, it is also completely devoid of any top 25 wins (kind of like Oregon, now that I think about it). The opportunity for the Gophers to catapult themselves into the top 6 exists with a visit from the #4 Penn State Nittany Lions today. Should the Gophers pull off the upset, they will not only start talking “Playoff” in the Twin Cities, but the scene will be set for an excellent Big Ten West division race (when was the last time we saw that?) with both Iowa and Wisconsin in front of the Gophers on the schedule?
#18 Iowa at #13 Wisconsin
The loser of this game is pretty much going to knock themselves out of the Big Ten West race. This is important in that whomever wins will still have a chance of affecting who (if anyone) from the Big Ten ultimately gets a coveted CFP spot.
Maryland at #1 Ohio State
The Terps almost upset Ohio State in this matchup a year ago. And now with all of the controversy surrounding the third party loan that star DE Chase Young took to fly his girlfriend out to the Rose Bowl (this thing feels like it will get messier), one has to wonder if the Buckeyes might be distracted just enough to fall victim to another upset bid. I have no doubt that Ohio State is the clear #1 team in the nation based on resume right now. But weird things happen in college football.
#12 Baylor at TCU
The Bears join Minnesota as the only two undefeated teams not enjoying the top 5 of the current CFP ranking. But a win in a tough road trip to TCU would guarantee that, at worst, they would be one of only five remaining undefeateds with a good chance at ending up in the top 6.
Iowa State at #9 Oklahoma
The Sooners will get their chance to separate themselves when they take on Baylor next week. But they should be well warned to not lose focus on an Iowa State team whose three losses have been for a total of 10 points and of which two came against ranked teams. Matt Campbell is approaching “elite” status as a coach and will have his team ready for the Sooners.
Enjoy football today, no matter what games you watch. Below is your full viewing schedule for today. This is your open thread.
Saturday Gameday Full Viewing Schedule
|Maryland at #1 Ohio State||9:00 AM||FOX||FoxSportsGo.com|
|#4 Penn State at #17 Minnesota||9:00 AM||ABC||WatchESPN.com|
|Vanderbilt at #10 Florida||9:00 AM||ESPN||WatchESPN.com|
|#12 Baylor at TCU||9:00 AM||FS1||FoxSportsGo.com|
|East Carolina at #25 SMU||9:00 AM||ESPNU||WatchESPN.com|
|UMass at Army||9:00 AM||CBSSN||CBSSports.com|
|Western Kentucky at Arkansas||9:00 AM||SEC Network||WatchESPN.com|
|Texas Tech at West Virginia||9:00 AM||ESPN2||WatchESPN.com|
|Purdue at Northwestern||9:00 AM||BTN||FoxSportsGo.com|
|Florida State at Boston College||9:00 AM||ACC Network||WatchESPN.com|
|Georgia Tech at Virginia||9:30 AM||ACCNX||WatchESPN.com|
|UTSA at Old Dominion||11:00 AM||ESPN3||WatchESPN.com|
|Charlotte at UTEP||12:00 PM||ESPN+||ESPN+|
|Stanford at Colorado||12:00 PM||Pac-12 Networks||Pac-12.com|
|South Alabama at Texas State||12:00 PM||ESPN3||WatchESPN.com|
|#2 LSU at #3 Alabama||12:30 PM||CBS||CBSSports.com|
|#16 Kansas State at Texas||12:30 PM||ESPN||WatchESPN.com|
|#19 Wake Forest at Virginia Tech||12:30 PM||ACC Network||WatchESPN.com|
|UConn at #20 Cincinnati||12:30 PM||CBSSN||CBSSports.com|
|Georgia Southern at Troy||12:30 PM||ESPN+||ESPN+|
|Louisville at Miami||12:30 PM||ESPN2||WatchESPN.com|
|USC at Arizona State||12:30 PM||ABC||WatchESPN.com|
|UAB at Southern Mississippi||12:30 PM||NFL||NFLNetwork.com|
|Illinois at Michigan State||12:30 PM||FS1||FoxSportsGo.com|
|#18 Iowa at #13 Wisconsin||1:00 PM||FOX||FoxSportsGo.com|
|New Mexico State at Ole Miss||1:00 PM||SEC Network||WatchESPN.com|
|North Texas at Louisiana Tech||1:00 PM||None|
|Georgia State at UL Monroe||2:00 PM||ESPN+||ESPN+|
|Florida International at Florida Atlantic||3:00 PM||Stadium||WatchStadium.com|
|Missouri at #6 Georgia||4:00 PM||ESPN||WatchESPN.com|
|Washington State at California||4:00 PM||Pac-12 Networks||Pac-12.com|
|Utah State at Fresno State||4:00 PM||CBSSN||CBSSports.com|
|Appalachian State at South Carolina||4:00 PM||ESPN2||WatchESPN.com|
|#5 Clemson at NC State||4:30 PM||ABC||WatchESPN.com|
|#15 Notre Dame at Duke||4:30 PM||ACC Network||WatchESPN.com|
|Tennessee at Kentucky||4:30 PM||SEC Network||WatchESPN.com|
|Liberty at BYU||4:30 PM||ESPNU||WatchESPN.com|
|Iowa State at #9 Oklahoma||5:00 PM||FOX||FoxSportsGo.com|
|Wyoming at #22 Boise State||7:15 PM||ESPN||WatchESPN.com|
|Nevada at San Diego State||7:30 PM||ESPN2||WatchESPN.com|
|San Jose State at Hawai'i||8:00 PM||Spectrum Sports|