We’re entering the thread of the college football season, which means already exciting games have major implications for conference title races and bowl games. Leading the pack this week is No. 4 TCU’s visit to No. 18 Texas. Additionally, the SEC includes No. 7 LSU, No. 9 Alabama and No. 1 Georgia, all playing road games.
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College Football: No. 4 TCU to No. 18 Texas
The Horned Frogs got some respect this week, moving up to 4th in the college football playoff standings after pushing their undefeated record to 9-0. Although TCU is only one of four remaining undefeated programs, the betting markets make them a touchdown underdog in Austin. Why would the 6–3 Longhorns be favored? Quarterback Quinn Ewers is back healthy, running back Bijan Robinson is virtually unstoppable, and the Texas defense has gotten much better going into 2021.
7:30 p.m. ET, ABC, watch on fuboTV
• College Football: No. 7 LSU at Arkansas | These are two teams going in opposite directions. LSU upset Alabama last week in dramatic fashion while Arkansas lost a home game to Liberty. 12 p.m. ET, ESPN, watch on fuboTV
• College football: No. 9 Alabama at No. 11 Ole Miss | After a goodbye, Ole Miss had more time to regain her health and prepare for Alabama. Can the Crimson Tide 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 from the Group of Five 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 offense? 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 matchups dating back to 1975. But experienced QB Will Rogers’ play could make this Bulldogs battle different. 7 p.m. ET, ESPN, watch on fuboTV
• College Football: No. 25 Washington to No. 6 Oregon | These two teams are playing very fast and are on the scoreboard. Oregon, in particular, is on an impressive streak of at least 41 points in eight straight games, all winning. 7 p.m. ET, Fox, watch on fuboTV
College football: North Carolina No. 15 at Wake Forest
If you thought the Washington-Oregon game was going to be a high score, this ACC game will probably top it. Those programs combined for a total of 113 points in UNC’s three-point win 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 risk of this trend reversing.
7:30 p.m. ET, ESPN 2, watch on fuboTV
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