Saturday, Oct. 13
Georgia Tech (3-3) at Miami (4-2), Noon (ESPN)
Opening Line: Miami by 2.
Series Record: Georgia Tech leads 8-4.
Last Meeting: 2006, Georgia Tech 30-23
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Georgia Tech ranks second in the nation with 25 sacks and is second in the nation in fewest sacks allowed (4). ... The Yellow Jackets lead the ACC in rushing (199.3 yards per game), and is second in the ACC in total defense (302.3 yards per game). ... Georgia Tech has won six of the last eight meetings. ... This is the first time since 1978 in which both teams are not ranked. ... Miami is ninth in the nation in sacks with 22. ... Miami is third in the ACC in rushing offense (156.2 yards per game) and fourth in total offense (358.5 yards per game).
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No. 18 Illinois (5-1) at Iowa (2-4), Noon (ESPN2)
Opening Line: Illinois by 1 1/2.
Series Record: Illinois leads 37-28-2.
Last Meeting: 2006, Iowa 24-7
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Illinois ranks fifth in the nation in rushing offense (261.2 yards per game). ... Illinois' last win in Iowa City came in 1999 (40-24). ... The Illini have posted five straight 200-yard rushing games this season. ... Illinois is ranked for the first time since 2001. ... Illinois shut out Iowa 31-0 on Oct. 14, 2000. The Hawkeyes haven't been shut out in 87 contests since then. ... Iowa is fourth in the Big Ten in rushing defense (113.8 yards per game) and third in total defense (304.3 yards per game). ... The Hawkeyes rank ninth in the nation in fewest touchdowns allowed (10). ... The Hawkeyes have won seven of the last nine against the Fighting Illini, including four straight. ... Iowa has averaged 34.5 points in their last four home games against Illinois.
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No. 23 Texas (4-2) at Iowa State (1-5), 12:30 p.m. (FSN)
Opening Line: Texas by 16 1/2.
Series Record: Texas leads 6-0.
Last Meeting: 2006, Texas 37-14
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game) and passing defense (146.61 yards per game).
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No. 7 South Carolina (5-1) at North Carolina (2-4), 3:30 p.m. (ABC or ESPN)
Opening Line: South Carolina by 7 1/2.
Series Record: North Carolina leads 34-16-4.
Last Meeting: 1991, North Carolina 21-17
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South Carolina is second in the nation in passing defense (85.44 yards per game), and is fourth in the SEC in total defense (320.3 yards per game). ... South Carolina has won three of the last four against the Tar Heels. ... South Carolina has won eight straight non-conference games. ... North Carolina's last win over a ranked opponent was against No. 19 Boston College in 2005. ... The Tar Heels have lost eight straight to ranked teams. North Carolina's last win over a Top 10 team was a 31-28 victory over No. 4 Miami in 2004. ... North Carolina is fourth in the ACC in passing offense (232.5 yards per game) and second in passing efficiency (141.4).
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No. 19 Wisconsin (5-1) at Penn State (4-2), 3:30 p.m. (ABC or ESPN)
Opening Line: Penn State by 6 1/2.
Series Record: Wisconsin leads 8-4.
Last Meeting: 2006, Wisconsin 13-3
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Wisconsin has won five of the last seven against the Nittany Lions, including two of the last three at Penn State. ... The Badgers are 5-0 against Penn State, when the Nittany Lions are not ranked. ... Wisconsin RB P.J. Hill is second in the Big Ten and eighth in the nation in scoring (11 points per game). ... Penn State is sixth in the nation in scoring defense (13.67 points per game), fifth in total defense (243.17 yards per game), eighth in rushing defense (80.50 yards per game), and sixth in tackles for loss (9.17 per game). ... Penn State is 17-1 at home in the past three seasons, and have won seven straight at Happy Valley.
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M (5-1) at Texas Tech (5-1), 3:30 p.m. (ABC)
Opening Line: Texas Tech by 10.
M leads 34-30-1.
Last Meeting: 2006, Texas Tech 31-27
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M is seventh in the nation in rushing offense (248.2 yards per game). ... Aggies RB Jorvorskie Lane is second in the Big 12 in scoring (11.3 points per game). ... Texas Tech leads the nation in passing offense (513 yards per game), and total offense (590.2 yards per game). ... Texas Tech WR Michael Crabtree leads the nation in receptions per game (11.67 catches per game), receiving yards per game (179 yards per game), and scoring (17 points per game). ... Texas Tech QB Graham Harrell leads the nation in total offense (450.2 yards per game) and leads the Big 12 in passing yards (454.3 yards per game).
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Arizona (2-4) at No. 10 Southern Cal (4-1), 3:30 p.m. (ABC)
Opening Line: Southern Cal by 19 1/2.
Series Record: Southern Cal leads 24-6.
Last Meeting: 2006, Southern Cal 20-3.
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Arizona is second in the Pac-10 in passing offense (306.8 yards per game), and fifth in total defense (374.3 yards per game). ... The Wildcats has lost five straight to the Trojans. ... Arizona's last win over USC came in 2000 at the Coliseum, a 31-15 upset of the No. 22 ranked Trojans. ... Southern Cal is second in the Pac-10 in total offense (461 yards per game), second in rushing offense (208.5 yards per game), and fourth in passing offense (252.4 yards per game). ... Southern Cal is first in the Pac-10 in total defense (269 yards per game), second in rushing defense (75.8 yards per game), and second in passing defense (97.18 yards per game).
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No. 1 LSU (6-0) at No. 17 Kentucky (5-1), 3:30 p.m. (CBS)
Opening Line: LSU by 11 1/2.
Series Record: LSU leads 38-15-1.
Last Meeting: 2006, LSU 49-0
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gers lead the nation in total defense (197.83 yards per game), pass efficiency defense (58.5 rating) are second in scoring defense (9.33 points per game), and third in passing defense (139.33 yards per game). ... Kentucky is 2-8 all-time when playing a team ranked No. 1. ... The last time Kentucky beat a top-ranked team was a 27-21 victory over Ole Miss in 1964. ... Kentucky has won seven in a row at Commonwealth Stadium. ... The Wildcats are ninth in the nation in scoring offense (42.7 points per game). ... Kentucky is third in the SEC in rushing offense (212.5 yards per game), second in passing offense (261.7 yards per game), and second in total offense (474.2 yards per game). ... Kentucky's last win over a ranked LSU (No. 21) team was a 39-36 win in 1998 in Death Valley.
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No. 4 Boston College (6-0) at Notre Dame (1-5), 3:30 p.m. (NBC)
Opening Line: Boston College by 12.
Series Record: Notre Dame leads 9-7.
Last Meeting: 2004, Boston College 24-23
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hree of the last four at South Bend. ... Notre Dame has not beaten a top five team at Notre Dame Stadium since 1998. ... The Irish are last in the nation in rushing offense (33 yards per game), total offense (185.67 yards per game) and sacks allowed (5.33 per game) and second to last in scoring offense (11 points per game). ... Notre Dame is fourth in the nation in passing defense (153.67 yards per game).
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No. 24 Georgia (4-2) at Vanderbilt (3-2), 6 p.m. (ESPN2)
Opening Line: Georgia by 7.
Series Record: Georgia leads 47-18-2.
Last Meeting: 2006, Vanderbilt 24-22
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Since 2001, Georgia is 23-4 on the road. ... Under Mark Richt, the Bulldogs are 13-4 following a defeat. ... The Bulldogs have won nine of the last 10 against Vanderbilt. ... Georgia is fifth in the SEC in total defense (321.1 yards per game). ... The last time Vanderbilt has beaten Georgia at home was a 27-25 victory in 1991. ... Vanderbilt is 1-13 all-time on ESPN affiliate appearances. ... Vanderbilt is fourth in the SEC in scoring defense (20 points per game), third in total defense (304 yards per game), third in passing defense (159 yards per game), and tied for first in interceptions (11).
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No. 11 Missouri (5-0) at No. 6 Oklahoma (5-1), 6:30 p.m. (FSN)
Opening Line: Oklahoma by 10.
Series Record: Oklahoma leads 63-23-5.
Last Meeting: 2006, Oklahoma 26-10
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Missouri is fourth in the nation in total offense (556.6 yards per game), fifth in passing offense (357.6 yards per game) and first in third down conversions (59 percent). ... Tigers QB Chase Daniel is third in the nation in total offense (380 yards per game). ... Missouri has lost 13 straight road games against ranked opponents. ... The winner gets the Tiger-Sooner Peace Pipe, Oklahoma leads 54-14-4 since the pipe has been in play. ... Oklahoma has won four straight against the Tigers and 16 of the last 17. ... Sooners QB Sam Bradford leads the nation in pass efficiency (187.03). ... Oklahoma is sixth in the nation in sacks (3.83 per game). ... Oklahoma is first in the Big 12 in rushing defense (66.5 yards per game) and is second in total defense (283.8 yards per game).
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Oregon State (3-3) at No. 2 California (5-0), 7 p.m. (Versus)
Opening Line: California by 14.
Series Record: California leads 33-26.
Last Meeting: 2006, California 41-13
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Oregon State has won three consecutive games at California, the longest streak by a Pac-10 team at Memorial Stadium. ... The last time Oregon State won a road game against a No. 2 team was Oct. 21, 1967 at second-ranked Purdue (22-14). ... Oregon State leads the nation in rushing defense (43.3 yards per game) and is tied for second in sacks (26). ... California has not beaten Oregon State in Berkeley since 1997. ... California has not started a season 6-0 since 1950. ... Golden Bears WR Robert Jordan has gone 35 straight games with a catch, one away from tying the record of 36 games held by Brian Treggs (1988-1992). ... California is third in the Pac-10 in rushing (198.6 yards per game) and third in total offense (426 yards per game).
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No. 22 Auburn (4-2) at Arkansas (3-2), 7:45 p.m. (ESPN)
Opening Line: Arkansas by 1 1/2.
Series Record: Auburn leads 9-6-1.
Last Meeting: 2006, Arkansas 27-10
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Auburn has won 13 of its last 17 games decided by seven points or less. ... Auburn is 18-5 on the road over the past five seasons. ... Auburn is third in the SEC in rushing defense (116.3 yards per game), fourth in passing defense (101.3 yards per game), and second in total defense (293.3 yards per game). ... Arkansas is second in the nation in rushing offense (338.4 yards per game), eighth in total offense (507.6 yards per game) and 10th in scoring offense (42.6 points per game). ... Arkansas has won four of the last five against the Tigers. ... The Razorbacks are fourth in the nation in passing efficiency defense (91.76).
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Colorado (4-2) at Kansas State (3-2), 9:15 p.m. (ESPN2)
Opening Line: Kansas State by 4 1/2.
Series Record: Colorado leads 43-18-1.
Last Meeting: 2006, Kansas State 34-21
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Colorado has scored 112 points in its last three games, the most in a 3-game span since 2002. ... The Buffaloes have scored 18 offensive touchdowns through six games this season, one less than all of last season. ... Colorado has won four of the last six against Kansas State. ... Over the last 22 games, Colorado has outscored Kansas State 670-370 (15-6-1). ... Kansas State WR Jordy Nelson became the first player in school history to record three straight 10-plus receptions, 100-plus yard games. ... Kansas State is third in the Big 12 in rushing defense (97.4 yards per game), second in passing defense (111.4), and fourth in total defense (308.4 yards per game).
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Washington (2-3) at No. 14 Arizona State (6-0), 10:15 p.m. (FSN)
Opening Line: Arizona State by 9 1/2.
Series Record: Washington leads 15-11.
Last Meeting: 2006, Arizona State 26-23, OT
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Washington hasn't won in Tempe since a 33-31 victory over the Sun Devils in 2001. ... Washington has lost three straight to Arizona State. ... Washington is last in the Pac-10 in passing offense (172.2 yards per game), total offense (332.4 yards per game), and rushing defense (186.2 yards per game). ... Arizona State is 6-0 for the first time since 1996. ... Arizona State is ninth in the nation in passing defense (96.48). ... The Sun Devils are fourth in the Pac-10 in scoring offense (36.7 per game), third in passing offense (265.7 yards per game), first in scoring defense (14.2 points per game), and third in rushing defense (80.8 yards per game).

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