9 West Virginia hopes to extend its win streak to four on Saturday when the team travels to Oklahoma State for a Big 12 conference matchup. The Mountaineers (81) enter Saturday's game with plenty of momentum after coming out of last week's matchup against TCU with a lopsided 4710 victory. Running backs Martell Pettaway and Kennedy McKoy added to the score with one and two touchdowns of their own, respectively. West Virginia has allowed 14 points or less in two of the last three games and hopes to repeat such success on defense in a win on Saturday.
Iowa will visit Champaign to face Illinois at Memorial Stadium on Saturday afternoon. The Hawkeyes (64) have now lost three straight games with their last win coming against Maryland on Oct. 20. Illinois enters Saturday coming off yet another loss this season. The Illini (46) will need to win against the Hawkeyes to even hope of making a bowl appearance.
ESPN's College GameDay traveled to Orlando to make its first-ever appearance at UCF (9-0) Saturday before the No. The show broadcast all the excitement live, with Orlando native and College GameDay legend Lee Corso leading the charge during UCF's much-anticipated GameDay debut. Last year's self-proclaimed National Champions have been waiting for a visit from ESPN's traveling road show all season and have yet to disappoint on the national stage after upsetting last season's shared SEC champion, Auburn, in the Peach Bowl. NeVeR mIsS a ChAnCe To TrOLl pic.twitter.com/iAnJwfJk22 College GameDay (@CollegeGameDay) November 17, 2018
UK closed out the regular season with six straight victories, finishing it by claiming the Conference USA championship outright. The Cats then ran their winning streak to eight by taking the C-USA Tournament title.With a record of 18-1-1, Kentucky had made its case for a top-four seed and, therefore, the right to host through the Final Four. "I just think that if we have those same performances we had against Indiana, Louisville, even ETSU, those types of games, I think that we can go 3-0 and put ourselves in position to go to Santa Barbara (for the Final Four). The Cats still look back fondly on that night and a historic regular season in general, but they have bigger things in mind.
3 Notre Dame will look to keep its perfect season in tact when the team plays Syracuse at Yankee Stadium on Saturday. While the team has been strong under quarterback Ian Book, last week the Irish went back to Brandon Wimbush because of a Book injury. Book has completed 74.5 percent of his passes and thrown for 1,824 yards, 15 touchdowns and four interceptions. Moe Neal rushed for a career-best 159 yards and two touchdowns and senior quarterback Eric Dungey ran for two scores while passing for another in the win.
20 Penn State travels to Rutgers on Saturday, Nov. 17 for a conference contest against the struggling Scarlet Knights. Shea Patterson and the Michigan Wolverines made quick work of the Scarlet Knights last week, walking away with a 42-7 win. Rutgers QB Artur Sitkowski completed just 8-of-19 for 40 yards, zero touchdowns and one interception. Penn State (7-3) beat Big Ten rival Wisconsin last week, 22-10.
The TCU Horned Frogs take on the Baylor Bears on Saturday, Nov. 17. Baylor sits one seat above TCU in the Big 12 at 5-5 overall and 3-4 in conference contests. The Bears are still one win away from securing bowl eligibility after falling to Iowa State last Saturday, but if they can't overcome the Horned Frogs this weekend, they'll have to try and take Texas Tech on the road to secure that sixth win. Quarterback Michael Collins completed 22-of-37 for 229 yards and one touchdown but the Frogs couldn't gain enough offensive momentum to keep up with Will Grier's Mountaineers.
The Eagles sit at 7-3 this season and 4-2 in conference contests after a tough loss to Clemson last week that gave the Tigers the ACC Atlantic title. Boston College quarterback EJ Perry went 12-of-21 for 98 yards and zero passing touchdowns while the ground game struggled to gain momentum. The Seminoles (4-6) suffered their third straight loss last weekend after falling to an undefeated Notre Dame team, 42-13. Florida State QB Deondre Francois completed 23-of-47 attempts for 216 yards and one interception, giving the ball to running back Cam Akers for both of the team's touchdowns.
The Wildcats were named Big Ten West division champions last week after defeating Iowa 14-10. Northwestern claimed the division crown for the first time in school history and is still waiting to find out who it faces in the conference title game in Indianapolis on Dec. 1. Last week, Minnesota beat Purdue 41-10, shocking a Boilermakers team that upset Ohio State earlier this year. The Golden Gophers will be eligible for a bowl game if they manage to beat Northwestern Saturday.
Before the big showdown against arch-rival Michigan, Ohio State goes on the road Saturday for the final time this season as they take on Maryland Ohio State turned three Spartans turnovers into 17 points, leading to a 266 victory. Ohio State quarterback Dwayne Haskins needs just 51 yards passing to set a school single-season record. Ohio State has beated Maryland all four times they have played since the Terrapins joined the Big Ten.