A few some-more teams from a Southeastern Conference could decrease in a subsequent AP college football check with 3 games featuring 5 of a league’s 7 that are among a Top 25.
Up initial Saturday is No. 18 Auburn during No. 13 LSU (CBS, 3:30 p.m.) — a scuffle of Tigers entrance off tighten calls final week. LSU hold off Mississippi State; Auburn avoided an dissapoint by Jacksonville State with an overtime win.
Next is South Carolina during No. 7 Georgia (ESPN, 6 p.m.), that could be easier than approaching for a Bulldogs with Gamecocks quarterback Connor Mitch out and walk-on Perry Orth in. At slightest a ‘Dawgs have a clever ancillary expel for their hopefully improving QB Greyson Lambert.
When those SEC warmups are out of a way, it’s on to point-crazy Mississippi during No. 2 Alabama (ESPN, 9:15 p.m.) in a league’s Saturday night special. The 15th-ranked Rebels, led by QB Chad Kelly, are averaging 74.5 points per diversion after blowouts of UT-Martin and Fresno State. The Crimson Tide normal reduction than half during 36 ppg. High scoring? Or will a customarily arguable Tide D arise to a challenge? Ole Miss won during home final year, and manager Hugh Freeze says he’s assured his group can do it again — during Tuscaloosa.
“Hopefully,” he says, “we’ll have a possibility to win it in a fourth quarter.”
In box it isn’t close, check out No. 19 BYU during No. 10 UCLA (FoxS1, 10:15 p.m.), featuring unbeatens with star freshmen quarterbacks, 22-year-old Tanner Magnum for a Cougars and 18-year-old Josh Rosen for a Bruins.
Of course, there’s No. 8 Notre Dame with a slew of backups-turned-starters personification horde to No. 14 Georgia Tech (3:30 p.m., NBC), that is scoring during a 67 points-per-game clip. The Irish come into a diversion already down 5 starters, including RB Tarean Folston, QB Malik Zaire and TE parsimonious finish Durham Smythe.
Auburn’s invulnerability has authorised 843 yards, though a Tigers still have a span of seven-point wins. LSU’s Leonard Fournette (159 yards, 3 TDs opposite Mississippi State) could be a large problem, and Auburn QB Jeremy Johnson looked a small unsure final week.
No adore mislaid between South Carolina manager Steve Spurrier and Georgia’s Mark Richt. The ‘Dawgs could be in a pretension hunt, though Lambert needs to step up. He finished all of 11 passes for 116 yards a week ago in a win over Vanderbilt, though Nick Chubb ran for 189 yards, Isaiah McKenzie scored on a 77-yard punt lapse and Dominick Sanders had an 88-yard interception lapse for a score. Points could be a problem for a Gamecocks.
ESPN College GameDay is in Tuscaloosa for this one, and Ole Miss is looking to kick ‘Bama dual years in a row. No approach a Rebels keep adult their vehement scoring pace, right? Pay courtesy to a start to see either a Tide invulnerability rises to a challenge.
Who knew this diversion could have playoff implications? Mangum’s game-winning heaves has BYU during 2-0 and with a win over a Bruins, a Cougars’ diversion subsequent week opposite Michigan competence be a toughest exam they’ll face a rest of a season. UCLA has a imperishable Pac-12 report ahead, and we can supplement BYU to a list of tough games.
GEORGIA TECH-NOTRE DAME
After what incited into scrimmages — routs of Alcorn State and Tulane — Tech takes on a volatile Fighting Irish. “Certainly, it’s a outrageous step adult in competition,” manager Tech manager Paul Johnson said. The Yellow Jackets rest on QB Justin Thomas to run a widespread option, while a Irish have another new demeanour on offense. Last week’s favourite DeShone Kizer starts during QB for a harmed Zaire and one of several parsimonious ends looking for his initial college locate takes over for a harmed Durham Smythe. In a deteriorate opener dual weeks ago, tailback C.J. Prosise transposed a harmed Tarean Folston.
Oh, and be prepared for a TV salute to Rudy — it’s a 40th anniversary of a diversion where Notre Dame walk-on Rudy Ruettiger got in a diversion opposite Georgia Tech, moving a 1993 film “Rudy.”
— Can Kentucky finish a 28-game losing strain opposite Florida? (SEC Network, 7:30 p.m.) It’s a longest stream win strain by one group over another in an undeviating series. The Gators are 3-point favorites in a diversion during Lexington.
— Anyone remember a final time an jaunty executive was discharged during one propagandize (Texas) and a manager dangling during another (Rutgers) during a season? In a same week? For those interested, Cal is during Texas (Fox, 7:30 p.m.) and Rutgers is during Penn State (BTN, 8 p.m.).
— Northern Illinois during No. 1 Ohio State (ABC, 3:30 p.m.): The MAC rose adult final week with a few surprises — Bowling Green over Maryland, Toledo over Arkansas — though this competence be seeking too much.
— Nebraska during Miami (ESPN2, 3:30 p.m.): The teams might be unranked, though a diversion will not go unnoticed. And even if it doesn’t live adult to expectations, it’s value adhering around for highlights of a inhabitant championship-deciding games these teams played in a Orange Bowl. The initial one — in 1984 — is deliberate one of a biggest games in history. Miami’s Ken Calhoun pennyless adult a 2-point acclimatisation try by heavily-favored Nebraska with 48 seconds left to safety a 31-30 win that carried a Hurricanes to their initial inhabitant title.
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