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1. NO. 18 OKLAHOMA AT NO. 6 OKLAHOMA STATE The facts: 11 a.m., Ch. 7. The records: Oklahoma 9-2, 6-2 Big 12; Oklahoma State 10-1, 7-1.
A unique pass play took place during halftime of Saturday’s Notre Dame-BYU game. The Notre Dame Marching Band paid tribute to the Irish’s success in passing during a Nov. 1, 1913 game against Army by re-enacting a completion from Charley “Gus” Dorais to Knute Rockne. According to UND.com, Dorais and Rockne “practiced the forward pass
1. NO. 25 GEORGIA AT NO. 7 AUBURN The facts: 2:30 p.m., Ch. 2. The records: Georgia 6-3, 4-2 SEC; Auburn 9-1, 5-1. The story line: The buildup to this game has tested the faith of even the most ardent believer in the resurgent Tigers. A year ago at this time, Georgia visited Auburn and
1. PENN STATE AT MINNESOTA The facts: 11 a.m., ESPN2. The records: Penn State 5-3, 2-2 Big Ten; Minnesota 7-2, 3-2. The story line: You saw the same Penn State team I did last week in Happy Valley, where Illinois took the Nittany Lions to overtime. OK, not all of you watched the Illini. A few of you?
1. NO. 22 WISCONSIN AT IOWA The facts: 11 a.m., Ch. 7. The records: Wisconsin 5-2, 3-1 Big Ten; Iowa 5-3, 2-2. The story line: Iowa’s losses thus far — to Northern Illinois, Michigan State and Ohio State — have come against teams with a combined record of 23-1. When the Badgers are clicking, they clearly belong in
Week 8 was quite the Top 25 bloodletting, with nine ranked teams losing games. Week 9 doesn’t hold that kind of sick-drama promise, but there’s always hope for the unexpected. Time to tear open a fresh Six-Pack. Guzzle up:
Tenth-ranked Miami scored late to pull one out at North Carolina, 27-23, on Thursday night. No. 8 Louisville may have a similarly hard time with under-appreciated UCF on Friday (7 p.m., ESPN). At least we hope to see the Cardinals really have to earn their next victory. The appeal of the college football season is in
We finally have our long-awaited college football playoff selection committee. Hopefully, no one is mad at them already for the future playoff picks they won’t make.