We’re coming to the end of the college football season, which means already exciting games have major implications for conference title games and bowl games. Top of the pack this week is No. 4 TCU’s visit to No. 18 Texas. In addition, the SEC has No. 7 LSU, No. 9 Alabama and No. 1 Georgia playing road games.
Here’s what I’m watching.
College football: No. 4 TCU at No. 18 Texas
The Horned Frogs earned some respect this week, moving up to No. 4 in the College Football Playoff rankings after extending their undefeated record to 9-0. Although TCU is only one of four remaining undefeated programs left, the betting markets make them an underdog in Austin. Why will the 6–3 Longhorns be favored? Quarterback Quinn Ewers is back healthy, running back Bijan Robinson is virtually unstoppable and the Texas defense is much improved from 2021.
7:30 p.m. ET, ABC, watch on fuboTV
• College football: No. 7 LSU at Arkansas | These are two groups moving in opposite directions. LSU upset Alabama last week in dramatic fashion, while Arkansas dropped a home game at Liberty. 12 pm. ET, ESPN, watch on fuboTV
• College football: No. 9 Alabama at No. 11 Ole Miss | After a bye, Ole Miss had extra time to get healthy and prepare for Alabama. Will the Crimson Tide be able to refocus to avoid a second straight loss? 3:30 p.m. ET, CBS, watch on fuboTV
• College football: No. 22 UCF at No. 17 Tulane | The only two teams of the Five Teams in the CFP rankings face off in this one. Tulane’s program history is remarkable, but will the Green Wave defense have enough to stop UCF’s impressive rushing attack? 3:30 p.m. ET, ESPN 2, watch on fuboTV
• College Football: No. 1 Georgia at Mississippi State | Georgia has won 12 of the last 13 games dating back to 1975. But the play of veteran QB Will Rogers could make this Bulldog battle look different. 7 p.m. ET, ESPN, watch on fuboTV
• College football: No. 25 Washington at No. 6 Oregon | Both of these teams are fine playing fast and moving up the leaderboard. Oregon, in particular, is on an impressive run scoring at least 41 points in eight straight games, all wins. 7 p.m. ET, Fox, watch on fuboTV
College football: No. 15 North Carolina at Wake Forest
If you thought the Washington-Oregon game was going to be high-scoring, this ACC matchup will likely blow the whistle. Those programs combined for 113 points in UNC’s three-pointer last season and 112 in the Tar Heels’ six-point win in 2020. With talented quarterbacks Sam Hartman for Wake and Drake Maye for Carolina, there should be little danger this the trend reverses.
7:30 p.m. ET, ESPN 2, watch on fuboTV
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