No. 13 Iowa State (-1) 28, No. 17 Texas 26
247Sports’ Take: With a possible ticket to the Big 12 Championship Game on the road, a top-20 matchup between Iowa State and Texas takes place as each groups enter having gained three straight contests. Since a 24-21 loss Oct. 24 at Oklahoma State, the No. 13 Cyclones (6-2, 6-1) have notched victories in opposition to Kansas (52-22, Oct. 31), Baylor (38-31, Nov. 7) and Kansas State (45-0, Nov. 21). The No. 17 Longhorns (5-2, 4-2), in the meantime, have turned their season again round after a pair of losses to TCU (33-31, Oct. 3) and Oklahoma (53-45, Oct. 10). Texas has recorded wins over Baylor (27,-16, Oct. 24), Oklahoma State (41-34, Oct. 31) and West Virginia (17-13). After a 20-day layoff, the Longhorns host Iowa State Friday at midday ET on ABC.
No. 24 Iowa (-13.5) 32, Nebraska 13
247Sports’ Take: After a pair of one-score losses to start out the season in opposition to Purdue (24-20, Oct. 24) and Northwestern (21-20, Oct. 31), the Hawkeyes have ripped off a three-game profitable streak — and in convincing vogue. Iowa has answered with wins over Michigan State (49-7, Nov. 7), Minnesota (35-7, Nov. 13) and Penn State (41-21, Nov. 21). Nebraska, alternatively, suffered a 41-23 loss to Illinois final Saturday — after the Huskers held on Nov. 14 for a 30-23 win over Penn State. With an Oct. 31 cancelation in opposition to Wisconsin sandwiched between, Nebraska started the season by falling at Ohio State (52-17, Oct. 24) and Northwestern (21-13) — each presently undefeated. The Huskers are seeking their first victory in opposition to Iowa since a 37-34 extra time triumph Nov. 28, 2014, when Friday’s recreation kicks off at 1 p.m. ET on FOX.
No. 2 Notre Dame (-5.5) 37, No. 19 North Carolina 25
247Sports’ Take: Another check awaits Notre Dame because the Fighting Irish inch nearer to a possible ACC Championship Game rematch with Clemson. Notre Dame heads to North Carolina for Friday’s 3:30 p.m. ET kickoff on ABC. The Irish (8-0, 7-0) averted a letdown Nov. 14, profitable 45-31 at Boston College. The Tar Heels (6-2, 6-2), in the meantime, prevented a loss by getting back from down 21 factors within the third quarter of a 59-53 shootout victory in opposition to Wake Forest. Notre Dame and North Carolina final confronted off Oct. 7, 2017, when the Irish earned a 33-10 win. Against the Tar Heels, Ian Book gained his first begin as an Irish quarterback, when he accomplished 17 of 31 passes for 146 yards and one landing to 2 interceptions.
No. 15 Oregon (-13.5) 40, Oregon State 20
247Sports’ Take: A best-bet participant for the Pac-12 Conference’s College Football Playoff hopes at No. 15, Oregon seems to impress the choice committee whereas taking good care of a rivalry recreation Friday at 7:30 p.m. ET on ESPN in opposition to Oregon State. Since opening the season Nov. 7 with a 35-15 win over Stanford, the Ducks squeaked out a pair of subsequent victories in opposition to Washington State (43-29, Nov. 14) and UCLA (38-35, Nov. 21). On the opposite facet, Oregon State obtained into the win column with a 31-27 fringe of California final Saturday, following a pair hard-fought losses to Washington State (38-28, Nov. 7) and Washington (27-21).
Michigan (-2) 32, Penn State 23
247Sports’ Take: Saturday’s midday ET kickoff on ABC between Michigan and Penn State just isn’t what anybody anticipated because the under-.500 Wolverines (2-3) host the winless Nittany Lions (0-5), however a detailed battle might take form with every Big Ten East crew starting a final-three-game stretch. Michigan averted a fourth straight loss by getting back from 17 factors down and surviving a 48-42 win at Rutgers in triple extra time final Saturday. Penn State, nonetheless, plunged final Saturday to 0-5 — this system’s worst begin ever — in a 20-point loss to Iowa. Sophomore quarterback Cade McNamara makes most sense to start out for Michigan after offering a game-changing spark within the comeback at Rutgers. He got here off the bench with a late-second-quarter exhibiting, leaving his mark by finishing 27 of 36 passes for 260 yards and 4 touchdowns, plus one speeding rating.
No. 4 Ohio State (-28) 47, Illinois 17
247Sports’ Take: If final Saturday’s 42-35 win over Indiana was not sufficient of a wake-up name, the CFB Playoff rankings put Ohio State behind one-loss Clemson. The Buckeyes (4-0) have their points, however a win is a win because the crew enters Saturday’s midday ET recreation at Illinois. The Fighting Illini (2-3), after a largely lopsided three straight losses to start out the season, have constructed a little bit of momentum. Illinois adopted Nov. 14’s 23-20 win at Rutgers with one other highway victory, doing so convincingly in final Saturday’s 41-23 rout of Nebraska. Corona Virus points put Ohio State’s standing in query, in response to a report Wednesday by Dave Biddle of Bucknuts, the 247Sports community’s Buckeyes affiliate. However, the crew practiced Thursday and stays on observe to journey for a recreation in spite of everything. Ohio State has not performed Illinois for the Illibuck Trophy since Nov. 18, 2017, profitable 52-14.
No. 6 Florida (-25.5) 37, Kentucky 17
247Sports’ Take: What a 12 months and alter it has been for the reason that final time Florida and Kentucky confronted off Sept. 14, 2019. An harm to former starter Feleipe Franks thrust Kyle Trask into motion, and the 14 months since then have given the Gators a best quarterback in college soccer. Trask entered off the bench and guided Florida to a 29-21 win. The Gators (6-1) at the moment are a possible CFB Playoff crew, Trask is a Heisman Trophy candidate and the Wildcats (3-5) are within the midst of an up-and-down season. Since Florida fell 41-38 at Texas A&M Oct. 10, the Gators have flipped a change with 4 convincing wins. Kentucky, in the meantime, has struggled as of late. After a pair of losses to Missouri (20-10, Oct. 24) and Georgia (14-3, Oct. 31), the Wildcats gained 38-35 over winless Vanderbilt and obtained throttled 63-Three final Saturday by top-ranked Alabama.
No. 3 Clemson (-23) 44, Pittsburgh 13
247Sports’ Take: For the primary time since Nov. 7, a 47-40 double-overtime loss at Notre Dame, Clemson returns to motion. A Nov. 14 open date and morning-of Corona Virus– cancelation at Florida State stored the Tigers away from the sector for an extended stretch than anticipated getting into Saturday’s 3:30 p.m. ET recreation on ABC in opposition to Pittsburgh. Clemson (7-1, 6-1) final confronted Pitt (5-4, 4-4) within the 2018 ACC Championship Game, a 42-10 rout. Then a freshman, quarterback Trevor Lawrence guided the Tigers to victory, finishing 12 of 24 passes for 118 yards and two touchdowns. The Panthers pulled off an upset Nov. 12, 2016, of eventual CFB Playoff nationwide champion Clemson when a 48-yard area objective by former kicker Chris Blewitt with six seconds left surprised the Tigers. Pitt enters the most recent matchup with momentum following a 45-Three loss to Notre Dame, recording a pair of routs within the latest wins over Florida State (41-17, Nov. 7) and Virginia Tech (47-14, Nov. 21).
No. 8 Northwestern (-13) 20, Michigan State 13
247Sports’ Take: Northwestern knocked off Wisconsin with a 17-7 win final Saturday and is in full management of the Big Ten West. The Wildcats (5-0) determine to maintain rolling in Saturday’s 3:30 p.m. ET recreation on ESPN2 at Michigan State. The Spartans (1-3) are again in motion for the primary time since Nov. 14, a 24-Zero loss to Indiana, after a Corona Virus– situation on Maryland’s facet canceled final Saturday’s recreation. Outside of a 27-24 win Oct. 31 at Michigan, the opposition has dominated Michigan State in losses to Rutgers (38-27, Oct. 24), Iowa (49-7, Nov. 7) and Indiana. After opening the season with a 43-Three throttling of Maryland, Northwestern has slowed the sport right down to its liking in wins over Iowa (21-20, Oct. 31), Nebraska (21-13, Nov. 7), Purdue (27-20, Nov. 14) and Wisconsin.
No. 1 Alabama (-24.5) 40, No. 22 Auburn 18
247Sports’ Take: After a 48-45 Auburn win Nov. 30, 2019, the Iron Bowl renews with Alabama because the CFB Playoff rankings’ best crew getting into a rematch Saturday at 3:30 p.m. ET on CBS. An sudden issue entered the most recent matchup Wednesday when longtime Crimson Tide head coach Nick Saban examined constructive for Corona Virus with signs. Offensive coordinator Steve Sarkisian probably leads Alabama (7-0) right into a rivalry recreation in opposition to the Tigers (5-2), creating an intriguing storyline. The Tide have a high-flying offense led by quarterback Mac Jones, operating again Najee Harris and extensive receiver DeVonta Smith, however a stout Tigers protection beneath coordinator Kevin Steele has been as much as the problem lately.
Ole Miss (-9.5) 35, Mississippi State 19
247Sports’ Take: Almost a 12 months to the day, a 21-20 Mississippi State win over Ole Miss Nov. 28, 2019, underlined the truth that the Egg Bowl by no means disappoints. The Rebels appeared to pressured extra time on a two-yard landing go by quarterback Matt Corral to Elijah Moore with 4 seconds left, however the receiver’s urinating-dog celebration lead to an unsportsmanlike-conduct penalty and a missed point-after try allowed the Bulldogs to flee with a one-point victory. Both teaching staffs ended up getting canned, and now Ole Miss’ Lane Kiffin faces Mississippi State’s Mike Leach. The Rebels have flashed a high-flying offense, clawing their method to a 3-Four report after they responded to Oct. 24’s 35-28 loss in opposition to Auburn with lopsided wins over Vanderbilt (54-21, Oct. 31) and South Carolina (59-42, Nov. 14). Mississippi State is enjoying higher as of late, getting again into the win column Nov. 7 with a 24-17 victory in opposition to Vanderbilt earlier than falling 31-24 final Saturday at Georgia. Saturday’s recreation kicks off at Four p.m. ET on SEC Network.
No. 5 Texas A&M (-14.5) 39, LSU 26
247Sports’ Take: With the exception of a 74-72 win in seven overtimes Nov. 24, 2018, Texas A&M has struggled prior to now decade in opposition to LSU. Since the Aggies grew to become an SEC member in 2012, the Tigers have gained seven of the previous eight video games, together with a 50-7 rout Nov. 30, 2019. Texas A&M (5-1), with a 52-24 loss at Alabama as the one blemish, was enjoying at a excessive stage earlier than Corona Virus– points stored the Aggies out of motion for a pair weeks. LSU, in the meantime, has been up and down after an ideal run to the CFB Playoff nationwide championship final 12 months. But the Tigers improved to 3-Three with a 27-24 win at Arkansas final Saturday.
No. 9 Georgia (-21.5) 32, South Carolina 14
247Sports’ Take: Despite a pair of overmatched losses to Alabama (44-21, Oct. 17) and Florida (44-28, Nov. 7), Georgia snuck into the CFB Playoff rankings’ best 10 getting into Saturday’s 7:30 p.m. ET recreation on SEC Network in opposition to South Carolina. The Bulldogs (5-2) pulled out a 31-24 win over Mississippi State as JT Daniels starred. In his first Georgia begin, he accomplished 28 of 38 passes for 401 yards and 4 touchdowns. The Gamecocks (2-6) are in a misplaced season after firing head coach Will Muschamp, however offensive coordinator Mike Bobo and firm put up a battle within the eventual 17-10 loss final Saturday in opposition to Missouri.