We’re approaching the house stretch of the faculty soccer common season.
And although Week 11 does not have the top-tier matchups we noticed in Week 10, there may be an array of video games with College Football Playoff and convention title implications. High on that checklist is Arkansas, which hosts No. 7 LSU after its huge upset of Alabama. Elsewhere, No. 4 TCU is a landing underdog on the highway in opposition to Texas and there’s additionally an interesting matchup between two-loss Alabama and Ole Miss.
Time: Noon | TV: ESPN | Line: LSU -3.5 | Total: 63
Improbably, LSU is now within the driver’s seat within the SEC West in Brian Kelly’s first season in Baton Rouge. The Tigers pulled off a large upset final week, stunning Alabama with a gutsy two-point conversion in additional time that resulted in an exciting one-point win. This is a difficult spot the place it seems like a letdown is feasible. LSU is happening the highway for an early kickoff in opposition to an Arkansas workforce that simply laid an egg at residence and misplaced to Liberty as a two-touchdown favourite. This is an Arkansas workforce that was ranked within the prime 10 in late September. Now it’s 5-4 and seeking to play the position of spoiler.
Time: 3:30 p.m. | TV: CBS | Line: Alabama -11.5 | Total: 64.5
It’s early November and Alabama has two losses and is on the skin wanting in in relation to the College Football Playoff image. It’s an unfamiliar place for Nick Saban’s program, and now the Crimson Tide are headed again on the highway to face a one-loss Ole Miss workforce coming off a bye. On the opposite aspect, Lane Kiffin would like to get a win over his former boss — a win that might hastily make the Rebels a lot more viable within the nationwide title image. Ole Miss began the 12 months 7-0 however didn’t play many above-average opponents throughout that stretch.
Time: 3:30 p.m. | TV: ESPN2 | Line: Tulane -1.5 | Total: 54.5
This is a large recreation within the American Athletic Conference race and in the New Year’s Six bowl picture. At 8-1 general and 5-0 in AAC play, Tulane is in first place within the AAC and is the highest-ranked Group of Five workforce at No. 17. UCF, at 7-2 general and 4-1 in convention play, is subsequent in line at No. 22. There are not any different G5 groups at present ranked, so the winner of the AAC is the chief within the clubhouse to clinch a spot within the Cotton Bowl.
Time: 7 p.m. | TV: FS1 | Line: BU -2.5 | Total: 53.5
Behind undefeated TCU, the Big 12 race is mighty crowded. The prime two groups within the league make the championship recreation, and Kansas State, Texas and Baylor are all sitting at 4-2 in convention play. Ok-State, although, misplaced to Texas final week, so the Wildcats actually need to enter Waco and get a win on Saturday evening. Baylor, in the meantime, has quietly strung three consecutive wins collectively after a two-game dropping streak to open October. The Bears took care of Kansas and Texas Tech earlier than going to Norman to beat Oklahoma final week. Kansas State is a step up in competitors for Baylor, which gained the Big 12 title final season.
Time: 7:30 p.m. | TV: ABC | Line: Texas -7 | Total: 64.5
While Big 12 title implications are additionally at play on this recreation, the stakes are a lot greater for TCU. The Horned Frogs, now 9-0 on the 12 months, moved as much as No. 4 within the CFP rankings on Tuesday evening. To get thus far, TCU has been profitable lots of tight video games. In truth, six of its 9 victories have been determined by 10 factors or fewer. And lots of these wins have been come-from-behind efforts. Perhaps that high-wire act explains why the Horned Frogs are seven-point underdogs in Austin on Saturday. Texas has been considered favorably by the oddsmakers all season; a go to from Alabama was the one time the Longhorns have been underdogs on the 12 months. But UT hasn’t all the time lived as much as that billing. Texas enters this recreation with a 6-3 file, although all three of these losses got here by one possession.