Top Upcoming Games park
Here's a look at some of the top upcoming games for this week of college football action. All times listed are Central. Please check local listings to confirm broadcast information.
#10 TCU at #20 West Virginia (2:30 p.m., ABC/ESPN2): The two newest Big 12 teams haven't made a lot of noise in the conference, but this season, they both remain in the mix to win the Big 12 title; West Virginia has won four straight after a loss to Oklahoma, while TCU is coming off an 82-point explosion against Texas Tech.
#4 Auburn at #7 Ole Miss (Saturday, 6 p.m., ESPN): This could be one of the best case studies of offense vs. defense thus far this season. The Tigers are averaging 39.0 points per game and 6.9 yards per play, while the Rebels have allowed just 10.5 points per game, the best mark in the nation.
Arkansas at #1 Mississippi State (6:15 p.m., ESPN2): The Bulldogs handled their first road game in history as the No. 1 team in the nation; now they need to manage the pressure of their first home game atop the rankings as the Razorbacks visit Starkville in search of their first SEC victory in the Bret Bielema era.
Stanford at #5 Oregon (6:30 p.m., Fox): In another offense-defense case study, the Cardinal will be looking for its third straight win over the Ducks; and despite struggling with turnovers (16 this year), it still has a defense which ranks second in points allowed (12.5) and yards allowed (250.6) per game, which could prove detrimental to the Ducks' high-powered offense (45.5 points and 535 yards per game).
#6 Notre Dame at Navy (7 p.m., CBS): After a bye week, the Fighting Irish face an underrated challenge as Navy is one of the top teams in the nation at executing the triple-option thanks to veteran quarterback Keenan Reynolds, who tallied a career-high 251 rushing yards last weekend.
Oklahoma State at #11 Kansas State (7 p.m., ABC): Kansas State is the last undefeated team in Big 12 action, meaning it is the best bet for a College Football Playoff bid if it can remain perfect; the Wildcat defense is coming off a shutout of Texas, while Oklahoma State is coming off two of its worst offensive games in recent years.
#14 Arizona at #25 UCLA ( 9:30 p.m., ESPN): The Bruins came into the year considered one of the Pac-12 favorites to qualify for the College Football Playoff, while Arizona, under head coach Rich Rodriguez was simply an afterthought; now the Wildcats have rolled to a 6-1 record and could deal a serious blow to UCLA's Pac-12 title hopes.
#18 Utah at #15 Arizona State (10 p.m., Fox Sports 1): Utah is putting together its best season since joining the Pac-12 in 2011 and a win over the defending South Division champs would be another impressive feather for its cap.