We’re approaching the home stretch for the regular college football season.
And while Week 11 doesn’t feature the top-tier matches we saw in Week 10, there are a handful of games that include College Football scores and the conference title. At the top of that list is Arkansas, which hosts No. 7 LSU after its massive upset in Alabama. Elsewhere, No. 4 TCU is a road underdog touching down against Texas and there’s also a great game between Losers Alabama and Ole Miss.
Time: Noon | TV: ESPN | Font: LSU -3.5 | Total: 63
Improbably, LSU is now in the driver’s seat at SEC West in Brian Kelly’s first season in Baton Rouge. The Tigers produced a massive upset last week, shocking Alabama with an audacious two-point conversion in overtime that led to a thrilling one-point win. This is a tricky spot where you feel disappointment is possible. LSU is on track for an early start against an Arkansas team that just laid an egg at home and lost to Liberty as the favourite. This is the Arkansas team that was ranked in the top ten in late September. Now it’s 5-4 and she’s looking forward to playing the spoiler.
Time: 3:30 PM | Television: CBS | Font: Alabama -11.5 | Total: 64.5
In early November, Alabama lost two losses and is outside looking inward when it comes to the College Football Playoff’s photo. It’s an unfamiliar situation for Nick Saban, and now Crimson Tide is back on the road to take on the once-losing Ole Miss. On the flip side, Lane Kevin wants a win over his former boss – a win that could suddenly make the Rebels more viable in the national title picture. The Ole Miss started the year 7-0 but did not play many above-average opponents during that time.
Time: 3:30 PM | TV: ESPN2 | Font: Tulane -1.5 | Total: 54.5
This is a huge game in the American Sports Conference race and in New Year’s Six Cup Picture. At 8-1 overall and 5-0 in AAC play, Tulane ranks first in AAC and is the highest-ranked team of five at No. 17. UCF, at 7-2 overall and 4-1 in team play, is next at No. 22 There are no other G5 teams currently ranked, so the AAC winner is the leader in the club to claim a spot in the Cotton Bowl.
Time: 7 pm | TV: FS1 | Font: BU -2.5 | Total: 53.5
Behind the undefeated TCU, the Big 12 race is very crowded. The top two teams in the league advance to the championship game, and Kansas State, Texas, and Baylor are seeded 4-2 in team play. Despite that, K-State lost to Texas last week, so the Wildcats really need to go to Waco and win Saturday night. Meanwhile, Baylor has quietly racked up three straight wins together after a two-game losing streak that opened in October. The Bears took care of Kansas and Texas Tech before going to Norman for a win over Oklahoma last week. Kansas State is a step up from the competition for Baylor, who won the Big 12 title last season.
Time: 7:30 PM | TV: ABC | Line: Texas-7 | Total: 64.5
While the implications of the Big 12 title also play into this game, the stakes are much higher for the TCU. The Horned Frogs, now 9-0 all year round, climbed to fourth in the CFP rankings on Tuesday night. To get to this point, TCU has won many tight games. In fact, six out of nine wins are decided by 10 points or less. And many of these gains came from the effort. This thorny action may explain why the two-horned frogs are a seven-point underdog in Austin on Saturday. Texans have been viewed favorably by forecast makers throughout the season. The visit from Alabama was the only time the Longhorns were underdogs of the year. But UT has not always adhered to these bills. Texans enter this game with a 6-3, although all three of those losses came with one possession.
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