Ohio State at Penn State, Georgia vs. Florida, Oklahoma State at Kansas State and more
As we get deeper into the season, a lot of conference title races are heating up, especially in the Big 12 and Pac-12. And with the first College Football Playoff rankings for next week, there are plenty of potential upset games in Week 9 that could have a big impact on the CFP Commission’s top 25.
(Note: All times ET, odds from BetMGM)
Time: Noon | TV: Fox | Line: OSU -15.5 | Total: 61
That Ohio State and Michigan appear to be on a collision course again in the Big Ten East, but Penn State is hoping to shake things up. PSU (6-1 overall, 3-1 Big Ten) has played OSU quite competitively, but hasn’t won a game in a row since its run to the Big Ten title in 2016. In the five meetings since then, OSU has won by an average margin of seven points. This game will be the toughest test yet for the 7-0 Buckeyes, who have blown away nearly every opponent thanks to a high-powered offense led by Hesiman Trophy favorite quarterback CJ Stroud.
Time: 15:30 | TV: CBS | Line: UGA -22.5 | Total: 56.5
With a massive visit from No. 3 Tennessee looming on Nov. 5, Georgia first needs to take care of business against an inconsistent Florida team in one of the SEC’s greatest rivalries. Like Georgia, Florida also has a bye coming back. The Gators (4-3, 1-3 SEC) are in their first season under head coach Billy Napier and there have been ups and downs to get to this point. Will QB Anthony Richardson and the Gators regroup and put the top-ranked Bulldogs on an upset watch in Jacksonville?
Time: 15:30 | TV: Fox | Line: KSU -1.5 | Total: 56.5
Oklahoma State and Kansas State each have one loss in Big 12 play, making this a big game in the battle for a spot in the conference title game. Injuries will play a key role, and Kansas State is starting QB Adrian Martinez and backup Will Howard both went down last week, along with several key K-State defenders and multiple Oklahoma State offensive lines. Who will manage to pull it off in this crucial match?
Time: 15:30 | TV: ESPN | Line: UCF -1 | Total: 56
Cincinnati is undefeated in conference play with UCF (2-1) within striking distance, making Saturday’s matchup a huge one in the league title race. Cincinnati is 6-1, but hasn’t played nearly as well as it did last year when it made the College Football Playoff. UCF, meanwhile, is coming off an ugly 34-13 loss to East Carolina. Can UCF bounce back?
Time: 19 h | TV: ESPN | Line: UT -12.5 | Total: 62.5
Tennessee’s emergence has been one of the biggest stories of the season. The Vols are 7-0 impressive win over Alabama and LSU already on their resume. They will face two more ranked teams in the coming weeks, including this week’s contest against a tough Kentucky team coming off a bye. Kentucky quarterback Will Levis is back from injury and the offense looks much better as a result. But can UK do enough to keep pace with Tennessee, which is the nation’s No. 1 offense?
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