As we get deeper into the season, quite a lot of convention title races are heating up, particularly within the Big 12 and Pac-12. And with the primary College Football Playoff rankings on faucet for subsequent week, there are many video games with upset potential in Week 9 that may have a serious impact on the CFP choice committee’s first Top 25.
(Note: All occasions ET, odds from BetMGM)
Time: Noon | TV: Fox | Line: OSU -15.5 | Total: 61
It looks like Ohio State and Michigan are once again on a collision course within the Big Ten East, however Penn State is hoping to shake issues up. PSU (6-1 general, 3-1 Big Ten) has performed OSU fairly competitively, however has not received a sport within the collection since its run to the Big Ten title in 2016. In the 5 conferences since, OSU has received by a mean margin of seven factors. This sport would be the hardest check but for the 7-0 Buckeyes, who’ve blown out practically each opponent due to a high-powered offense led by Hesiman Trophy favourite, quarterback C.J Stroud.
Time: 3:30 p.m. | TV: CBS | Line: UGA -22.5 | Total: 56.5
With a large go to from No. 3 Tennessee looming on Nov. 5, Georgia first must deal with enterprise towards an inconsistent Florida workforce in one of the SEC’s top rivalries. Like Georgia, Florida can be coming off a bye. The Gators (4-3, 1-3 SEC) are of their first season below head coach Billy Napier and there have been ups and downs to get thus far. Will QB Anthony Richardson and the Gators regroup and put the top-ranked Bulldogs on upset watch in Jacksonville?
Time: 3:30 p.m. | TV: Fox | Line: KSU -1.5 | Total: 56.5
Oklahoma State and Kansas State every have one loss in Big 12 play, which makes this an enormous sport within the battle for a spot within the convention title sport. Injuries will play a key position, with Kansas State beginning QB Adrian Martinez and backup Will Howard each banged up final week, together with a number of key Ok-State defenders and a number of Oklahoma State offensive linemen. Who will be capable of intestine it out on this essential matchup?
Time: 3:30 p.m. | TV: ESPN | Line: UCF -1 | Total: 56
Cincinnati is unbeaten in convention play with UCF (2-1) inside placing distance, making Saturday’s conflict large within the league title race. Cincinnati is 6-1 however has not been enjoying wherever close to the identical degree as final 12 months when it made the College Football Playoff. UCF, in the meantime, is coming off an unsightly 34-13 loss to East Carolina. Can UCF bounce again?
Time: 7 p.m. | TV: ESPN | Line: UT -12.5 | Total: 62.5
The emergence of Tennessee has been one of many greatest tales of the season. The Vols are 7-0 with impressive wins over Alabama and LSU on their résumé already. They’ll face two more ranked groups within the coming weeks, together with this week’s contest towards a feisty Kentucky workforce coming off a bye. Kentucky quarterback Will Levis is again from damage and the offense appears significantly better because of this. But can UK do sufficient to maintain up with Tennessee, which ranks No. 1 within the nation in complete offense?