The last weekend of October offers a glut of great college football games to watch across the country. What games will you want to make sure to binge on?
The college football fan always finds plenty of action to watch on Saturdays throughout the fall. From the noontime slate to late-night craziness, there are a ton of incredible contests that stand out from week to week. But which ones will you want to make sure not to miss in Week 9? We’ve got you covered with our weekly binge-watching guide.
Let’s start with a pair of huge games in the early slate on Saturday.
No. 13 Wisconsin at No. 3 Ohio State (12:00 pm/FOX)
Wisconsin’s shocker at Illinois took a little luster off what was expected to be a top-10 showdown between a pair of undefeated Big Ten leaders. But there is still plenty to love about the Badgers’ trip to Columbus to square off against the Buckeyes at the Horseshoe. Ohio State boasts the third-best rushing offense in the country, led by the dynamic J.K. Dobbins, and they take on a Wisconsin side that allows fewer yards on the ground than any other team in in the FBS. Will the Badgers have enough firepower when they have possession to upset the No. 3 team in the country?
PREDICTION: Ohio State pulls away in the second half after a defensive struggle in the first two quarters to earn a statement win and earn more first-place votes in the AP Top 25.
No. 5 Oklahoma at Kansas State (12:00 pm/ABC)
Oklahoma has been on the cusp of the top four in the AP Top 25 all season long. With otherworldly quarterback Jalen Hurts guiding the Sooners offense, they average two more points than last year’s Heisman winner Kyler Murray was able to generate and five more than 2017 Heisman winner Baker Mayfield produced per game. They take on a Kansas State team that toppled TCU last weekend and is looking to make an even bigger statement in Week 9. Can a Wildcats defense that gives up fewer than 19 points per game slow down Hurts and the Sooners on Saturday?
PREDICTION: Oklahoma runs away with a blowout win in the Little Apple that pushes them firmly onto the radar of the College Football Playoff selection committee before they release their first rankings of 2019.