For the first time this season, the goal of college football is in sight. Comes quickly and now the games start to accumulate even more meaning. Week 11 may not have the "Separation Saturday" atmosphere that did week 10, but there are some interesting insights that could make things exciting.
The state of Ohio, for example, is only favored by the State of Michigan by a few points, and the Big Ten East race is potentially at stake. The state of Washington and Kentucky are two highly ranked teams that are only one-figure favorites on the road. Some divisional contests could become much clearer even at the end of Saturday, with Clemson facing an upset Boston College. There are many things to do this weekend, so plan your day with this week's guide.
All times eastern
The biggest games
No. 23 Fresno State at Boise State, ESPN2, at 10.15am p.m. (Friday): This is a very interesting game of Mountain West all by itself, so tune in if you're not doing anything. Boise State has not closed as a house loser since 2001, and the Broncos are still a 2.5 point dog starting Friday afternoon. Fresno State is finally classified, but it was quietly one of the most impressive college football teams. This should be a lot of fun.
No. 10 Ohio State at No. 18 Michigan State, FOX, flow on FuboTV (Free trial), at noon: The Buckeye have not looked like themselves in recent weeks, and it's time for despair. If the state of Ohio loses Saturday, it is almost certain that the game against Michigan at the end of November contains nothing but the opportunity to play spoilers. Keep in mind, moreover, that the state of Ohio is only a 3.5-point favorite against a Spartans team slammed.
No. 16 State of Mississippi at number 1 Alabama, CBS, flow on FuboTV (Try for free), at 3:30 pm: Another week, another match in which Crimson Tide is a favorite monster (-24.5). The Bulldogs are so one-dimensional that it seems impossible for them to stay behind Albama offensively. However, they possess perhaps the best defensive line that runs fast in the nation. Montez Sweat and Jeffery Simmons against the Alabama O-line will be television not to be missed.
No. 2 Clemson at number 17 of Boston College, ABC, at 8:00 am: Ah, yes, the trendy trend choice of the week. If a team left on Clemson's program can cast a key into the perfect Tigers season, it's probably Boston College. Clemson's quarterback star, Trevor Lawrence,since the full-time appetizer has been nominated. Vegas loves the Tigers as a favorite of nearly three touchdowns, but Steve Addazio's DUDE will have something to say about it?
Other great games
South Carolina at number 15 Florida, ESPN, at noon: The South Carolina coach, Will Muschamp, returns to his former stomping fields (or is it a "beating ground"?) To face a Florida team that is recovering from two direct losses. The Gators coach Dan Mullen has cut his job for him trying to kick-start this offense, although the main responsibility of the quarterback to make it happen could fall on the shoulders of Feleipe Franks, with reports which confirm that Kyle Trask suffered an injury in practice at the start of this week.
No. 8 Washington State at Colorado, ESPN, at 3:30 pm: The Cougars have flirted with disappointment lately. They almost surrendered a comfortable lead in the first half to Oregon, rallied to beat Stanford by three points and survived Cal through a late touchdown. This line opened at -4.5 for Wazzu before rising to -6. Colorado on a slide of four games, but keep an eye on this. Even with a victory here, Washington State is not out of trouble yet, with a surge in Arizona and Washington to close the regular season.
Northwestern at Iowa 21, FOX, at 3:30 pm: Northwestern, which is not classified, but leads Big Ten West, has a critical divisional game at Iowa, which is two games behind in a conference but is ranked. With just a few weeks to go, I'm 100% here for Big Ten West that is a full-fledged Coastal ACC.
Virginia Tech at Pitt, ESPNU, at 3:30 pm: By the way, the winner of this game has the clearest path for the right to get slapped by Clemson (probably) in the ACC championship game. It's a great game, but only in name. Look at your risk.
Baylor at Iowa 22, Fox Sports 1, at 15:30 pm: Do not forget Iowa State in the Big 12 Championship Game. The Cyclones are in a winning series of four games and have the heads up to conquer West Virginia if it were to do that. A victory over the Bears on Saturday will probably usher in a fascinating 12th week in which the Cyclones play in Texas while West Virginia plays Oklahoma.
No. 24 Auburn at number 5 Georgia, ESPN, at 7:00 am: Georgia has already blocked the SEC East, and the only question now is whether it can keep up with the playoffs. The SEC Championship Game vs. Alabama will probably decide who will enter, but only if both teams take care of their business in the previous weeks. We also recall that this was Georgia's main disappointing game at Auburn a year ago.
No. 19 Texas at Texas Tech, FOX, at 7:30 pm: Texas is not yet completely out of the World Championship 12, but needs a victory at least to stay there. Tom Herman's team is slammed, and perhaps moves emotionally after a harrowing loss in West Virginia. With the Iowa State next week, the season could get out of hand quickly. The horns are only a 1.5 point favorite, and Tech would like a nice win at the conference after going up short against Oklahoma.
State of Florida at number 3 of Notre Dame, NBC, at 7:30 pm: The real story here is that Notre Dame would be without the quarterback Ian Book, which. The starter of the week 1 Brandon Wimbush will sound in the absence of the book. Surprisingly, it may not matter to the state of Florida, but it could import next week against Syracuse's number 13. What a time to be alive.
Keep an eye …
- TCU at 9 West Virginia, Fox Sports 1, at noon
- Wisconsin at n. 20 Penn State, ABC, at noon
- Ole Miss at Texas A & M, CBS, at noon
- No. 11 Kentucky at Tennessee, SEC Network, at 3:30 pm
- Miami at Georgia Tech, ESPN2, at 7 pm
- South Florida in Cincinnati, ESPNU, at 7 pm
- Temple at Houston, CBS Sports Network, 7 pm
- No. 7 LSU in Arkansas, SEC Network, at 7:30 pm
- Cal at USC, ESPN, at 10:30 pm