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Ten Best Games in Week Nine

Segment 8: Ten Best Games in Week Nine

 

  1. Texas 6-1 / 4-0 @ Oklahoma State 4-3 / 1-3:
  • OSU is 8-24 in this series, but has won 6 of the last 8
  • OSU has won 3 straight, including the last time the ‘Horns’ were @ OSU, 49-31
  • Texas has to travel to Texas Tech on 11/10 & host WV on 11/3
  • TV:7:00 ABC;  Favorite: Texas -1.5
  • SCFP Says by the Numbers: it’s OK State in 6 of the 8 assessed categories
  1. Texas Tech 5-2 / 3-1 @ Iowa State 3-3 / 2-2 :
  • Last Year ISU won for the 2nd straight year, 31-13, for the 1st time in 16 years
  • Texas Tech is 11-5 in the series and 3-3 in Ames
  • Tech has one B-12 loss to WV, 48-34, and still has OU & Texas to play both @ Home
  • TV:11:00 ESPN 2;  Favorite: ISU -4.5
  • SCFP Says by the Numbers: it’s Texas Tech 7-to 2, a Tie in Red Zone Scores
  1. Navy  3-4 / 1-3 vs Notre Dame 7-0 (San Diego in SDCCU Stadium):
  • This begins ND’s travel odyssey, 740 00 miles in 5 weeks
  • These teams have played every year since 1927, ND leads 77-13-1
  • ND is in the middle of a CFP Hunt and Navy is the 1st of 5 hurtles
  • TV:7:00 CBS;  Favorite: ND -21.5
  • SCFP Says by the Numbers: it’s the Irish in 5 of the 8 assessed categories
  1. South Florida 7-0 / 3-0 @ Houston 6-1 / 3-0:
  • USF won the 1st 2 meetings, but has now dropped 3 in a row
  • Last the Cougars ended USF nation leading win streak of 12 straight, 28-25
  • After Houston, USF still will have to play @ Temple & Cincy and @ Home vs UCF
  • TV:2:30 ABC;  Favorite: Houston -8.5
  • SCFP Says by the Numbers: it’s Houston in 6 of the 8 assessed categories
  1. Iowa 6-1 / 3-1 @ Penn State 5-2 / 2-2:
  • PSU is still alive mathematically to win the East, but on life support
  • Iowa needs help with Wisconsin to win the West
  • Iowa is @ PSU, @ Purdue, and then host NW, the next 3 weeks are critical
  • TV:2:30 ESPN;  Favorite: Penn State -5.5
  • SCFP Says by the Numbers: it’s Iowa in 5 of the 8 assessed categories
  1. Wisconsin 5-2 / 3-1 @ Northwestern 4-3 / 4-1:
  • Northwestern’s 1 loss in the B-10 is to Michigan, 20-17
  • Wisconsin’s lone loss in the B-10 is also to Michigan, 38-13
  • The Badgers have a difficult road to travel, @ MW, @ PSU, & @ Purdue
  • TV:11:00 Fox;  Favorite: Wisconsin  -6.5
  • SCFP Says by the Numbers: it’s Wisconsin in 7 of the 8 assessed categories
  1. Kentucky 6-1 / 4-1 @ Missouri 4-3 /0-3: 
  • Last time in Columbia, Kentucky built a 35-7 lead & won 35-21
  • That said, Mizzou is 2-1 @ home vs the Wildcats
  • After Missouri Kentucky has Georgia @ Home and are @ Tennessee
  • If they win out they will represent the East in the SEC Championship
  • TV:3:00 SEC Network;  Favorite: Missouri -6.5
  • SCFP Says by the Numbers: it’s Kentucky in 5 of the 8 assessed categories
  1. Clemson 7-0 / 4-0 @ Florida State 4-3 / 2-3:
  • The Seminoles are 20-11 all-time vs the Tigers
  • Clemson has won the last 3 games, 2 of the 3 were at Clemson Memorial Stadium
  • The Tigers have the tie breaker with NC State, only remaining threat is BC in the Atlantic Division (BC has 1 loss in conference play
  • TV:11:00 ABC;  Favorite: Clemson  -15.0
  • SCFP Says by the Numbers: it’s Clemson 8 to 1, a statistical tie in Red Zone TD’s
  1. Washington State 6-1 / 3-1 @ Stanford 5-2 / 3-1:
  • Stanford is still very much alive for the North Division & PAC Title
  • Washington State is in a similar P-12 situation & has a slim shot at the CFP
  • Washington State is the only team in the P-12 with one loss, a controversial loss to USC, 39-36
  • TV:6:00 PAC 12 Network;  Favorite: Stanford  -3.0
  • SCFP Says by the Numbers: it’s WSU 5 to 4 in the assessed categories
  1. Georgia 6-1 / 4-1 vs Florida 6-1 / 4-1 (Jacksonville FL):
  • Georgia ended a three-game skid last year, with a Gator stomp, 42-7
  • 23rd straight the game is being played in Jacksonville
  • Since both teams have a loss, they will need to win out to have a shot @ the CFP
  • TV:2:30 CBS;  Favorite: Georgia  -6.5
  • SCFP Says by the Numbers: it’s Georgia in 6 of the 8 assessed Categories
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