Saturday, November 25, 2017

College football viewing guide, Week 10


Viewing guide

Must-see and meh time frames Saturday: Noon, although the entire slate is loaded. Settle in for a long day on the couch.

Noon: No. 7 Penn State will try to rebound from last week’s collapse to Ohio State by traveling to No. 24 Michigan State.

3:30: No. 20 North Carolina State has started to slip but could still knock off No. 6 Clemson.

4: Winner of No. 8 Oklahoma at No. 11 Oklahoma State becomes the Big 12 frontrunner.

8: The Coastal Division will likely be decided when No. 9 Miami hosts No. 13 Virginia Tech.

10:45: The Pac-12 after dark matchup between No. 23 Arizona and No. 17 USC should be a blast.

Heisman watch

5. Arizona QB Khalil Tate: We’ll find out whether his 840 rushing yards in October were a flash in the pan or the start of something big.

4. Notre Dame RB Josh Adams: The only player in two-plus decades to rush for a touchdown of at least 70 yards in four consecutive games.

3. Oklahoma QB Baker Mayfield: Needs a big Bedlam game to boost his odds.

2. Stanford RB Bryce Love: If he misses a second straight game with an ankle injury, his chances probably disappear.

1. Penn State RB Saquon Barkley: Even in a subpar loss to Ohio State, he scored twice, and he still leads the nation with 206 all-purpose yards per game.

Eye on the NFL draft

Clemson WR Deon Cain (Tampa Bay Tech) showed up on early first-round mock drafts before a quiet junior season (28 catches, three touchdowns). But North Carolina State will give him chances to break off some big plays. The Wolfpack has allowed 15 passes of at least 30 yards (No. 105 nationally).

‘GameDay’ breakdown

How the Bedlam quarterbacks fare in Saturday’s Big 12 duel in Stillwater:

Oklahoma QB Baker Mayfield

171-236 passing

2,628 yards

23 TDs, 3 INTs

195.62 rating (No. 2 nationally)

School records:

186.99 rating

70.2 completion percentage

34 consecutive games with a touchdown pass

Oklahoma State QB Mason Rudolph

181-276 passing

2,866 yards (No. 1 nationally)

22 TDs, 5 INTs

175.49 rating

School records:

77 TD passes

158.9 rating

11,580 passing yards


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