Another Saturday, another full slate of college football action; here’s this week’s top games:
#1 Clemson Tigers (4-0) vs UNC Tar Heels (2-2)
3:30pm ET on ESPN3
The Tigers ran out a school-record 111 players for their 52-10 win over Charlotte last week, with three QBs throwing passes, 14 guys hauling in passes, and 9 more getting at least one carry. The Tar Heels, on the other hand, fell behind on a first-quarter fumble that was returned for a TD and never recovered, losing 34-31. UNC is top ten in the country in both punts and field goals, which suggests maybe the offense isn’t quite moving the ball as well as it should. Clemson’s as safe a bet as there is this week.
#5 Ohio State Buckeyes (4-0) vs Nebraska Cornhuskers (3-1)
7:30pm ET on ESPN3
The Buckeyes fell behind 5-0 in the first quarter last week before eviscerating Miami of Ohio 76-5 as they sent out 3 QBs who combined to complete 22 of 30 for 374 yards, 7 TDs and no picks. They now rank 3rd in points scored and points allowed per game. The Huskers came into the season ranked 24th before falling out following a Week 2 overtime loss to Colorado. They’ve been winning since, just not enough to sway voters — a win here would surely get them back in the mix.
Washington State Cougars (3-1) vs #19 Utah Utes (3-1)
10pm ET on ESPN
The Cougars’ Anthony Gordon last week completed 41 of 61 for 570 yards and 9 (nine!) TDs… and still lost 67-63 to UCLA, as his team blew a 32-point lead halfway through the 3rd quarter. Gordon is #1 in the country in completions, attempts, yards, and TDs. The Utes are also hoping to rebound from a loss last week to an unranked SoCal team, having fallen to UCLA 30-23. Utah is gonna need leading rusher Zack Moss to recover from the shoulder injury he suffered last week — losing the Pac-12’s leading rush will put a dent in your offense.
All stats courtesy of SR-CFB