Having trouble deciding which games to watch? Here’s your Week 11 guide for yet another great Saturday in College Football:
#11 Oregon State @ #14 Stanford (12:00 PST, FOX): The Beavs and Cardinal are still in control of their destiny in the PAC 12, and it just so happens that they are Oregon’s next two opponents. Keep an eye out for both quarterbacks, OSU’s Cody Vaz, and Stanford’s Kevin Hogan, as their ability to do things like convert long third downs, and to avoid throwing into coverage, as those abilities will be key when they face a fast, and hungry Oregon defense.
#15 Texas A&M @ #1 Alabama (12:30 PST, CBS): Holy Toledo! A spread offense with a skilled quarterback in the SEC! This will be a great point of comparison for Alabama’s ability to defend the spread, and while Oregon’s offense has a lot more weapons and options than Sumlin’s airraid, Johnny Manziel is extremely mobile and accurate, think bigger Mariota, and will finally test a still unweathered Alabama defense that gave up plenty of yards against LSU’s poor passing game last week. It will be close, but the Crimson Tide should eek out another one.
Early Evening Games:
#2 Kansas State @ TCU (4:00 PST, FOX): The Wildcats are rolling, but upset minded TCU might be the Big 12′s last shot at finally bringing KSU down. The Horned Frogs have had great success in big games, knocking off the last three top ten opponents they’ve played. Expect Klein to play, but I have KSU on upset alert today.
#5 Georgia @ Auburn (4:00 PST, ESPN2): If you like watching Auburn getting beat down, then this is the game for you. Georgia will lock up their SEC East bid, and start counting down the days until they get a shot at Alabama.
#4 Notre Dame @ Boston College (5:00 PST, ABC): Notre Dame doesn’t deserve their #4 ranking, let’s see how they further back that statement up when they head to Boston College and probably escape miraculously.
Late Evening Games:
#3 Oregon @ Cal (7:30 PST, ESPN)
#18 UCLA @ WSU (7:30 PST, ESPN2): The Bruins are rolling, but they are also headed into a frigid Martin Stadium, where it is incredibly hard to play. This is a game that the Neuheisel-coached Bruins would lose. Let’s see if the Bruins have really turned the corner.