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Penn State (5-2) at Indiana (5-2), Noon (ESPN)
Opening Line: Penn State by 10.
Series Record: Penn State leads 10-0.
Last Meeting: 2004, Penn State 22-18
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Penn State has scored 398 points (39.8 points per game) in 10 games against the Hoosiers. ... Penn State is tied for second in the nation with 29 sacks, fifth in scoring defense (12.7 points per game), seventh in total defense (264.3 yards per game), and ninth in rushing defense (81.4 yards per game). ... Indiana leads the nation with 32 sacks. ... Indiana is third in the Big 10 in scoring offense (36 points per game), and total offense (448 yards per game), fifth in rushing offense (201.8 yards per game), and fourth in passing offense (246.2 yards per game).
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Iowa (3-4) at Purdue (5-2), Noon (ESPN2)
Opening Line: Purdue by 7.
Series Record: Purdue leads 44-32-3.
Last Meeting: 2006, Iowa 47-17
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Iowa has won three straight and four of the last five. ... Iowa is ninth in the nation in scoring defense (15.1 points per game). ... Iowa is last in the Big 10 in rushing offense (118.3 yards per game), and total offense (312.3 yards per game). ... The Hawkeyes are third in the Big 10 in total defense (304.3 yards per game). ... Purdue leads the Big 10 in passing offense (302.8 yards per game), and total offense (458.5 yards per game). ... Purdue is 43-6 at home against unranked opponents under Joe Tiller. ... Purdue is third in the Big 10 in passing defense (107.72).
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No. 4 Oklahoma (6-1) at Iowa State (1-6), 12:30 p.m. (FSN)
Opening Line: Oklahoma by 28 1/2.
Series Record: Oklahoma leads 66-5-2.
Last Meeting: 2006, Oklahoma 34-9
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Oklahoma has won the last 10 and are 37-1-1 in the last 39 meetings against Iowa State. ... Oklahoma is first in the nation in passing efficiency (180.6), fourth in scoring (48.4 points per game), and sixth in sacks allowed (0.71 per game). ... The Sooners are fourth in the nation in rushing defense (65.1 yards per game), sixth in sacks (3.7 per game), and ninth in tackles for loss (8.9 per game). ... Iowa State hasn't beat Oklahoma since a 33-31 win in Norman in 1990. ... The last Cyclones' win against the Sooners at home was a 10-6 victory in 1960. ... Iowa State is last in the Big 12 in total offense (333.1 yards per game), and last in passing defense (153.98).
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No. 19 Texas (5-2) at Baylor (3-4), 12:30 p.m. (Versus)
Opening Line: Texas by 24 1/2.
Series Record: Texas leads 70-22-4.
Last Meeting: 2006, Texas 63-31
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Texas has won nine straight over the Bears. ... Texas is third in the Big 12 in rushing defense (80 yards per game), passing defense (109.6), and total defense (308 yards per game). ... Since 1999, Texas has outscored Baylor 425-69, with 31 of Baylor's points coming last year. ... Baylor has not beaten Texas since 1997's 23-21 victory over the Longhorns in Waco. ... Baylor has lost seven straight Big 12 games since its 36-35 victory over Kansas in 2006. ... Baylor is last in the Big 12 in rushing offense (81.29 yards per game) and passing efficiency (107.06).
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Miami (4-3) at Florida State (4-2), 3:30 p.m. (ABC or ESPN2)
Opening Line: Florida State by 5 1/2.
Series Record: Miami leads 29-22.
Last Meeting: 2006, Florida State 13-10
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. Both losses were season openers to Florida State (2005, 2006). ... Florida State is 0-7 in one-point games against Miami, and 5-12 in games decided by a field goal or less. ... Florida State is fourth in the ACC in rushing defense (98.2 yards per game) and total defense (318 yards per game).
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Michigan State (5-2) at No. 1 Ohio State (7-0), 3:30 p.m. (ABC or ESPN2)
Opening Line: Ohio State by 17.
Series Record: Ohio State leads 25-12.
Last Meeting: 2006, Ohio State 38-7
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Michigan's State last victory over Ohio State came on Nov. 6, 1999, 23-7 in Spartan stadium. ... The Spartans' last win in Columbus came over the top-ranked Buckeyes on Nov. 7, 1998, 28-24. ... Michigan State is 2-4 against Ohio State when the Buckeyes are ranked No. 1. ... Michigan State has lost six straight against ranked teams. ... Michigan State is ranked ninth in the NCAA in rushing offense (242.7 yards per game). ... Ohio State has won five straight over Michigan State. ... Ohio State has won a school record 25 regular-season wins in a row. ... The Buckeyes lead the nation in scoring defense (6.57 points per game) and total defense (211.86 yards per game), second in the nation in rushing defense (62.8 yards per game) and pass defense (149 yards per game) and third in pass efficiency defense (86.8). ... Ohio State has won 17 consecutive Big Ten conference games.
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No. 23 Texas Tech (6-1) at No. 16 Missouri (5-1), 3:30 p.m. (ABC)
Opening Line: Missouri by 4.
Series Record: Missouri leads 4-2.
Last Meeting: 2006, Missouri 38-21
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Texas Tech QB Graham Harrell leads the nation in total offense (445.7 yards per game) and is second in passing efficiency (178.4). ... Texas Tech leads the nation in total offense (582 yards per game), passing offense (500.4 yards per game), and third in scoring offense (50 points per game). ... The Red Raiders are fourth in the Big 12 in passing defense (109.9). ... In the last three games, the Red Raider defense is holding opponents to an average of 257 yards and 10.3 points per game. ... Missouri is fifth in the nation in total offense (533.5 yards per game), passing offense (358.2 yards per game) and 10th in scoring offense (40 points per game). ... Tigers QB Chase Daniel is fifth in the nation in total offense (376.7 yards per game). ... Missouri WR Jeremy Maclin is fourth in the nation in all-purpose yards (209.83 yards per game). ... Missouri has won 12 of their last 13 home games dating back to 2005. ... The Tigers are 4-1 at home versus ranked opponents under coach Gary Pinkel.
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No. 10 California (5-1) at UCLA (4-1), 3:30 p.m. (ABC)
Opening Line: OFF.
Series Record: UCLA leads 48-27-1.
Last Meeting: 2006, California 38-24.
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The teams have alternated wins the last seven years with the home team winning each game. ... California has not won against UCLA in the Rose Bowl since 1999. ... California is third in the Pac-10 in rushing offense (196.2 yards per game) and total offense (434.7 yards per game). ... UCLA is third in the Pac-10 in rushing defense (81.7 yards per game), fourth in passing defense (116.32) and fourth in total defense (324.5 yards per game).
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No. 14 Florida (4-2) at No. 8 Kentucky (6-1), 3:30 p.m. (CBS)
Opening Line: Florida by 5.
Series Record: Florida leads 40-17.
Last Meeting: 2006, Florida 26-7
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Florida has won 20 straight over Kentucky. ... Urban Meyer is 10-4 against ranked opponents. ... Florida is third in the SEC in rushing offense (202.8 yards per game), passing offense (246.7 yards per game) and total offense (449.5 yards per game). ... The Gators are second in the SEC in rushing defense (94 yards per game) and lead the SEC in red zone defense, allowing only 10 touchdowns in 23 trips. ... Coach Meyer-led teams are 22-2 all-time after an open date. ... Kentucky has won a record eight straight home games. ... Kentucky is ranked seventh in the nation in scoring offense (42.7 points per game). ... The Wildcats last victory over Florida was in 1986, a 10-3 win in Lexington. ... Kentucky is 3-24 against Florida when the Gators have been ranked and 3-1 vs. Florida when the Wildcats are ranked.
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No. 13 Southern Cal (5-1) at Notre Dame (1-6), 3:30 p.m. (NBC)
Opening Line: Southern Cal by 19.
Series Record: Notre Dame leads 42-31-5.
Last Meeting: 2006, Southern Cal 44-24
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Southern Cal is 3-9 in their last 12 visits to South Bend. ... USC has won its last seven non-conference road games. ... Southern Cal is fifth in the nation in rushing defense (66.8 yards per game) and eighth in total defense (266.7 yards per game). ... This game marks the 30th anniversary of Notre Dame's ``Green Jersey'' victory in 1977. ... Notre Dame has lost five straight to the Trojans. ... Notre Dame is 11-8-1 against USC when the Irish are unranked. ... Notre Dame is last in the nation in rushing offense (32.14 yards per game), total offense (190.86 yards per game) and sacks allowed (4.86 per game).
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No. 15 Kansas (6-0) at Colorado (4-3), 5:30 p.m. (ESPN)
Opening Line: Kansas by 5.
Series Record: Colorado leads 41-22-3.
Last Meeting: 2006, Kansas 20-15
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Baylor). ... Since 1989 Colorado has beaten 10 ranked undefeated opponents at home, including No. 3 Oklahoma in their last home game. ... Colorado is 19-5 in the last 24 meetings against Kansas. ... Colorado has allowed five 100-yard rushers over the last 32 games.
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No. 24 Michigan (5-2) at Illinois (5-1), 8 p.m. (ABC)
Opening Line: Michigan by 1 1/2.
Series Record: Michigan leads 65-21.
Last Meeting: 2004, Michigan 30-19
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Michigan has won five straight over Illinois and eight of the last nine. ... Michigan coach Lloyd Carr is 4-0 lifetime in Champaign. ... Wolverines RB Mike Hart leads the nation in rushing (154 yards per game). ... Michigan is second in the nation in turnovers forced (23). ... The last time Illinois beat Michigan at home was in 1983, a 16-6 victory over the Wolverines. ... Illinois is eighth in the nation in rushing offense (243.4 yards per game). ... Illinois is 3-0 at home for the first time since 2001.
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Virginia (6-1) at Maryland (4-2), 8 p.m. (ESPN)
Opening Line: Maryland by 5 1/2.
Series Record: Maryland leads 41-28-2.
Last Meeting: 2006, Maryland 28-26
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Virginia has won 11 of the last 15 meetings. ... Virginia has won six straight games, their longest streak since 2002, and one shy of tying a school record. ... The Cavaliers average margin of victory is only 4.3 points per game this season. ... Maryland has won 10 of its last 14 games, including six of its last nine conference games. ... Maryland has not played three consecutive home games since 2002, and has not played three consecutive conference home games since 1999. ... The Terrapins have won their last six games decided by a touchdown or less.
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No. 18 Auburn (5-2) at No. 5 LSU (6-1), 9 p.m. (ESPN)
Opening Line: LSU by 10 1/2.
Series Record: LSU leads 21-19-1.
Last Meeting: 2006, Auburn 7-3
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The home team has won in each of the last seven years. ... In the last three meetings, the winning team has averaged 12.3 points per game. ... Auburn has won eight consecutive SEC road games. ... Auburn has the nation's second-best road record 19-5 (.792). ... Auburn is ninth in the nation in total defense (279 yards per game), and 10th in scoring defense (15.6 points per game). ... Auburn has won nine of its last 10 games against Top 10 teams. ... Since 2004, Auburn is 14-1 on the road against SEC teams. ... Auburn is 4-1-1 when the Tigers are ranked and playing a No. 5 team. ... LSU has won a school-record 17 games in a row at home. ... LSU hasn't lost a home game since a 30-27 overtime setback to Tennessee in 2005. ... LSU is first in the nation in pass efficiency defense (83.75 rating), second in total defense (233.14 yards per game), fourth in passing defense (155.14 yards per game), sixth in scoring defense (14.14 points per game), and seventh in rushing defense (68 yards per game). ... LSU has won three straight over Auburn in Tiger Stadium. ... LSU has not lost a Saturday night game in Tiger Stadium since 2002, when Alabama posted a 31-0 over the Tigers.
 

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