|Saturday's College Football TV Capsules|
|Written by Admin|
|Thursday, 08 November 2007 16:29|
No. 13 Michigan (8-2) at Wisconsin (7-3) (ESPN)
Opening Line: Michigan by 3 1/2.
Series Record: Michigan leads 48-11-1.
Last Meeting: 2006, Michigan 27-13
Five of the last six meetings have been decided by seven points or less. ... Michigan is 21-4-1 in Madison. ... The Wolverines have won seven of the last eight meetings but lost last time in Madison. ... Lloyd Carr is 7-1 against Wisconsin. ... Quarterback Chad Henne needs nine passing yards to set Michigan's career yardage record. ... Wisconsin is 24-1 at home since 2004. ... The Badgers have averaged 33.3 points per game during a 13-game home winning streak, compared to 12.8 for their opponents. ... Wisconsin is looking to go undefeated at home for the second consecutive season. The last time the Badgers went two seasons without a home loss was 1950-51 (8-0-1).
Wake Forest (6-3) at No. 20 Clemson (7-2), Noon (ESPN2)
Opening Line: Clemson by 9.
Series Record: Clemson leads 55-16-1.
Last Meeting: 2006, Clemson 27-17
Wake Forest has not won at Clemson since 1998. ... Wake Forest leads the ACC with nine non-offensive touchdowns this year. WR Kenneth Moore leads the conference in receptions per game (7.2). ... Since 1994, Clemson has won 10 of 13 against Wake Forest. ... The Tigers have won 21 of their last 23 against Wake Forest in Death Valley.
M (6-4) at No. 7 Missouri (8-1), 12:30 p.m. (FSN)
Opening Line: Missouri by 16 1/2.
M leads 7-2.
M is second in the Big 12 in rushing offense (228.3 yards per game). ... Missouri has won 14 of its last 15 at home. ... Missouri is sixth in the nation in scoring offense (42 points per game) and only 21 points away from breaking the school record for points in a season (399).
Kansas State (5-4) at Nebraska (4-6), 12:30 p.m. (Versus)
Opening Line: Kansas State by 7.
Series Record: Nebraska leads 74-15-2.
Last Meeting: 2006, Nebraska 21-3
Kansas State WR Jordy Nelson is second in the nation in receptions (10 per game), receiving (135.8 yards per game), and total receiving yards (1,222). ... Since 1998, the Wildcats are 1-3 in Lincoln with the lone win being a 38-9 triumph in 2003. ... Kansas State has won three of the last five meetings. ... Nebraska is looking for its third straight win over Kansas State and its 19th in the past 20 meetings at Lincoln. ... Nebraska is third in the Big 12 in passing offense (288.3 yards per game), but last in rushing defense (240.1) and total defense (477.6).
Air Force (7-3) at Notre Dame (1-8), 2:30 p.m. (NBC)
Opening Line: PK.
Series Record: Notre Dame leads 22-5.
Last Meeting: 2006, Notre Dame 39-17
rce, averaging 38.9 points in those contests.
Illinois (7-3) at No. 1 Ohio State (10-0), 3:30 p.m. (ABC or ESPN)
Opening Line: Ohio State by 16.
Series Record: Ohio State leads 60-29-4.
Last Meeting: 2006, Ohio State l7-10
The winner gets the Illibuck Trophy. ... Illinois is 3-14 against No. 1 opponents. Their last win over a top-ranked team was in 1956, when the Illini beat Michigan State 20-13. ... Rashard Mendenhall is 17 yards away from breaking the Illini single-season rushing record (1,330). ... Illinois leads the Big Ten in rushing and is sixth in the nation (261.3 yards per game). ... Ohio State has a Big Ten-record 20 straight conference wins. ... The Buckeyes have won the last three meetings and lead the Illibuck series 56-22-2, but Illinois has won in two of the last three matchups at Ohio Stadium. ... Ohio State leads the nation in scoring defense (9.7 points per game) and total defense (221.2 yards per game).
Texas Tech (7-2) at No. 15 Texas (8-2), 3:30 p.m. (ABC)
Opening Line: Texas by 4 1/2.
Series Record: Texas leads 42-14.
Last Meeting: 2006, Texas 35-31
Texas Tech leads the nation in passing offense (482.1 yards per game) and total offense (549.5 yards per game) and is fifth in scoring offense (42.4 points per game). ... The Red Raiders' last win in Austin was a 24-10 victory in 1997. ... Texas Tech QB Graham Harrell leads the nation in total offense (434.4 yards per game). ... Jamaal Charles is the first Longhorn since Ricky Williams in 1998 to run for at least three touchdowns in consecutive games. Charles has rushed for 341 yards and five touchdowns on 20 carries in the fourth quarter of the last two games.
Florida St. (6-3) at No. 11 Virginia Tech (7-2), 3:30 p.m. (ABC or ESPN)
Opening Line: Virginia Tech by 5.
Series Record: Florida St. leads 21-10-1.
Last Meeting: 2005, Florida St. 27-22
The Seminoles are attempting to beat consecutive ranked opponents on the road for the first time in 15 years. ... The last time Florida State beat an opponent ranked 11th was in 2003, a 38-34 win over Florida in Gainesville. ... With one more win, Bobby Bowden will join Joe Paterno as the only Division I-A coaches to win 300 games at one school. ... Virginia Tech's last win in the series was a 13-10 decision at Lane Stadium in 1975. ... Hokies coach Frank Beamer is 0-7 lifetime against the Seminoles. ... The Hokies have lost 12 straight to the Seminoles.
Baylor (3-7) at No. 4 Oklahoma (8-1), 6:30 p.m. (FSN)
Opening Line: Oklahoma by 37.
Series Record: Oklahoma leads 16-0.
Last Meeting: 2006, Oklahoma 36-10
Baylor has lost 12 straight Big 12 games since its 36-35 comeback victory over Kansas on Oct. 22, 2006. ... Baylor has forced a turnover in 29 of the last 33 games. ... The Bears are 2-37 against ranked opponents since the inception of the Big 12. ... Oklahoma is the only Big 12 team that Baylor has never defeated. ... The Sooners are 52-2 at home under Bob Stoops and have won 16 in a row there and 36 of their last 37. Oklahoma is 28-1 against the Big 12 at home under Stoops and has won its last 19 conference games on Owen Field.
No. 23 Virginia (8-2) at Miami (5-4), 7:15 p.m. (ESPN2)
Opening Line: Miami by 4.
Series Record: Miami leads 3-1.
Last Meeting: 2006, Virginia 17-7
13.5 points per game against Miami in the Orange Bowl.
No. 17 Florida (6-3) at South Carolina (6-4), 7:45 p.m. (ESPN)
Opening Line: Florida by 4 1/2.
Series Record: Florida leads 20-4-3.
Last Meeting: 2006, Florida 17-16.
Florida has won 14 of the last 15 meetings. ... Since 2003, Urban Meyer-led teams have gone 13-1 in November with the one loss coming on Nov. 12, 2005 at South Carolina (30-22). ... Florida is one of only two schools in the nation to have rushed and passed for a touchdown in every game this season. ... South Carolina is first in the nation in passing defense (149.2 yards per game) and 10th in pass efficiency defense (99.85). ... The Gamecocks have not had back-to-back wins over Florida since 1936 (7-6) and 1939 (6-0).
No. 5 Kansas (9-0) at Oklahoma St. (5-4), 8 p.m. (ABC)
Opening Line: Kansas by 5 1/2.
Series Record: Series tied 28-28-3.
Last Meeting: 2006, Oklahoma St. 42-32
se (288.3). ... The Cowboys have won five straight in the series. During their current five-game winning streak against the Jayhawks, Oklahoma State is averaging 44.8 points per game. ... Oklahoma State is eighth in the nation in rushing offense (246.3 yards per game), and total offense (499.3). ... The Cowboys' last win over a top 10 team came in 2002, a 38-28 victory over No. 3 Oklahoma.
No. 12 Southern Cal (7-2) at No. 24 California (6-3), 8 p.m. (ABC)
Opening Line: Southern Cal by 4.
Series Record: Southern Cal leads 59-30-5.
Last Meeting: 2006, Southern Cal 23-9
This is the Trojans' 95th meeting with California, but their first night game in Berkeley. ... USC coach Pete Carroll is 21-0 all-time in November. ... The Trojans have won five of the last six meetings. ... Southern Cal is 30-13-1 in Berkeley and has won seven of the past 10. ... Southern Cal is third in the nation in total defense (253.3 yards per game). ... California has won 22 of its last 25 home games. Cal is outscoring opponents 1007-476 over the last 25 home games. ... The Golden Bears are third in the nation in sacks allowed (0.9 per game). ... California is third in the Pac-10 in scoring offense (31.8 points per game).
No. 8 Boston College (8-1) at Maryland (4-5), 8 p.m. (ABC)
Opening Line: Boston College by 5 1/2.
Series Record: Boston College leads 3-1.
Last Meeting: 2006, Boston College 38-16
Boston College leads the nation in rushing defense (58 yards per game) and is third in interceptions (18). ... Since 2003, Boston College is 21-8 on the road, including 3-0 this season. ... Eagles QB Matt Ryan is 22-5 as a starter. ... Maryland has lost the last three to Boston College. ... The Terrapins are fifth in the ACC in rushing (149.9 yards per game). ... Maryland is facing a third top 10 team in a season for just the second time in school history. The Terps lost 31-14 to No. 4 West Virginia and beat No. 10 Rutgers 34-24 in 1982.
Washington (3-6) at Oregon St. (7-1), 10:15 p.m. (FSN)
Opening Line: OFF.
Series Record: Washington leads 57-30-4.
Last Meeting: 2006, Oregon State 27-17
gainst Washington. ... Oregon State is second in the nation in rushing defense (59.6 yards per game) and 10th in total defense (298.4).
Fresno St. (6-3) at No. 14 Hawaii (8-0), 11 p.m. (ESPN2)
Opening Line: Hawaii by 16.
Series Record: Fresno St. leads 20-18-1.
Last Meeting: 2006, Hawaii 68-37
Fresno State has won two of the last three meetings. ... Since 2000, Fresno State has won 21 of its last 25 November games. ... The Bulldogs are third in the WAC in rushing (197.2 yards per game) and passing defense (116.03). ... Hawaii has a school-record 12-game WAC winning streak. ... Hawaii QB Colt Brennan has 119 career touchdown passes, two shy of Ty Detmer's national record of 121. ... The Warriors lead the nation with a scoring average of 51.9 points per game.