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 Saturday, Nov. 17
No. 7 Ohio State (10-1) at No. 23 Michigan (8-3), Noon (ABC)
Opening Line: Ohio State by 3 1/2.
Series Record: Michigan leads 57-40-6.
Last Meeting: 2006, Ohio State 42-39
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fense (237.4 yards per game), fifth in rushing defense (82.7 yards per game), and sixth in pass defense (98.73). ... Ohio State has won the last three meetings with Michigan. ... Buckeyes coach Jim Tressel is 5-1 versus Michigan. ... Under Tressel, Ohio State is 7-4 on the road against ranked teams.
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Northwestern (6-5) at No. 20 Illinois (8-3), Noon (ESPN)
Opening Line: Illinois by 13 1/2.
Series Record: Illinois leads 51-44-5.
Last Meeting: 2006, Northwestern 27-16
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The winner gets the Sweet Sioux Tomahawk Trophy. ... Northwestern has won the last four matchups. ... Northwestern is 14-3 in its last 17 games decided by seven points or less. ... Northwestern leads the Big 10 in passing offense (307.7 yards per game) and total offense (432.1 yards per game). ... Illinois has a 32-28-2 record in the Sweet Sioux Tomahawk Trophy game. ... Illinois is sixth in the nation in rushing offense (261.2 yards per game).
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Syracuse (2-8) at No. 25 Connecticut (8-2), Noon (ESPN2)
Opening Line: Connecticut by 18 1/2.
Series Record: Syracuse leads 2-1.
Last Meeting: 2006, Syracuse 20-14
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The home team has won all three meetings. ... Syracuse WR Mike Williams has caught a touchdown pass in a school-record seven straight games. ... Syracuse is last in the Big East in rushing offense (63.3 yards per game), total offense (283.5 yards per game), rushing defense (219.6 yards per game), and total defense (468.3 yards per game). ... UConn is looking to complete only the second 7-0 home record in Big East history. ... The Huskies are 6-1 all-time at Rentschler Field in November.
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No. 6 Missouri (9-1) at Kansas State (5-5), 12:30 p.m. (FSN)
Opening Line: Missouri by 8.
Series Record: Missouri leads 56-31-5.
Last Meeting: 2006, Missouri 41-21
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Missouri has won 10 games in a season only once, 1960. ... Missouri is fourth in the nation in total offense (514.2 yards per game), fifth in passing offense (339 yards per game) and seventh in scoring offense (41.8 points per game). ... Kansas State has not lost to Missouri in Manhattan since 1989. ... The Wildcats have won 14 of the last 15 games over the Tigers and eight straight at home. ... Since 1996, Kansas State is 16-1 at home in November.
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Duke (1-9) at Notre Dame (1-9), 2:30 p.m. (NBC)
Opening Line: Notre Dame by 5 1/2.
Series Record: Notre Dame leads 2-1.
Last Meeting: 1966, Notre Dame 64-0
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The last time Duke and Notre Dame faced each other was over 40 years ago on Nov. 12, 1966. ... Duke is last in the ACC in rushing offense (52.9 yards per game), total offense (266.1 yards per game), passing defense (148.92) and total defense (442.9 yards per game). ... Duke QB Thaddeus Lewis has thrown at least one touchdown pass in 12 consecutive games. ... Notre Dame is 42-11-0 (.792) against ACC opponents in Notre Dame Stadium. ... Notre Dame is last in the nation in total offense (218 yards per game) and is second to last in rushing offense (56.6 yards per game) and scoring offense (14.8 points per game).
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Miami (5-5) at No. 10 Virginia Tech (8-2), 3:30 p.m. (ABC or ESPN)
Opening Line: Virginia Tech by 14 1/2.
Series Record: Miami leads 16-8.
Last Meeting: 2006, Virginia Tech 17-10
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The visiting team has won each of the last three games, and four of the last six. ... Miami is 5-4 in Blacksburg, including a 27-7 victory over the No. 3 Hokies in 2005. ... Miami is second in the ACC in rushing offense (166.6 yards per game). ... Virginia Tech has won eight of the last 12 meetings. ... In 2003, Virginia Tech beat the No. 2 ranked Hurricanes 31-7 at Blacksburg, the last time the home team won in the series.
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Penn State (8-3) at Michigan State (6-5), 3:30 p.m. (ABC or ESPN)
Opening Line: Even.
Series Record: Penn State leads 12-11-1.
Last Meeting: 2006, Penn State 17-13
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The winner gets the Land Grant Trophy. ... Penn State has won the last three meetings. ... Penn State leads the nation in sacks (44), is fourth in rushing defense (82.7 yards per game), fifth in scoring defense (16 points per game), seventh in total defense (295.8 yards per game) and eighth in tackles for loss (90). ... Michigan State has not beaten Penn State since a 41-10 victory at home in 2003. ... The Spartans are second in the Big 10 in rushing offense (205.4 yards per game) and third in total offense (426.4 yards per game).
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Iowa State (3-8) at No. 4 Kansas (10-0), 3:30 p.m. (ABC)
Opening Line: Kansas by 24.
Series Record: Kansas leads 46-34-6.
Last Meeting: 2006, Kansas 41-10
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in scoring offense (45.9 points per game).
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California (6-4) at Washington (3-7), 3:30 p.m. (ABC)
Opening Line: California by 7.
Series Record: Washington leads 45-37-4.
Last Meeting: 2006, California 31-24, OT
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California has won five straight by a score of 217-87. ... Cal RB Justin Forsett is second in the Pac-10 in rushing (116.9 yards per game) and leads the Pac-10 in touchdowns (13). ... Washington has not beaten California since a 31-28 comeback victory in Berkeley in 2001. ... Washington is last in the Pac-10 in rushing defense (205.2 yards per game).
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No. 1 LSU (9-1) at Mississippi (3-7), 3:30 p.m. (CBS)
Opening Line: LSU by 20 1/2.
Series Record: LSU leads 54-37-4.
Last Meeting: 2006, LSU 23-20, OT
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the series was a 35-24 win in Baton Rouge in 2001. The last Rebels win at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium was a 37-31 overtime victory in 1998. ... The Rebels are facing the nation's No. 1 team for the first time since 1994. ... Over the last two years, Ole Miss' average margin of defeat against top 10 teams is 5.0 points. ... The Rebels are 0-5 all-time against the nation's No. 1 team. ... The last victory over a top-five team was a 20-13 win over No. 3 Notre Dame in 1977.
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Oklahoma State (5-5) at Baylor (3-8), 7 p.m. (FSN)
Opening Line: Oklahoma State by 17.
Series Record: Oklahoma State leads 13-12.
Last Meeting: 2006, Oklahoma State 66-24
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e in 2005. ... Baylor has lost 14 consecutive televised games.
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No. 5 West Virginia (8-1) at No. 21 Cincinnati (8-2), 7:45 p.m. (ESPN)
Opening Line: West Virginia by 6 1/2.
Series Record: West Virginia leads 13-1-1.
Last Meeting: 2006, West Virginia 42-24
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West Virginia is 6-0 all-time in Cincinnati. ... West Virginia is 30-4 over the last 34 games, and 15-3 in the Big East in that span. ... Since 2000, The Mountaineers are 51-1 when scoring 30 or more points in a contest. ... West Virginia is third in the nation in rushing offense (288.8 yards per game). ... Cincinnati hasn't beaten West Virginia since a 15-13 victory in Morgantown in 2003. ... Cincinnati is third in the nation in turnover margin (plus-1.6 per game). ... The Bearcats have won their last four games versus ranked opponents, including their last two at home against ranked opponents.
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No. 18 Boston College (8-2) at No. 15 Clemson (8-2), 7:45 p.m. (ESPN2)
Opening Line: Clemson by 7.
Series Record: Series tied 7-7-2.
Last Meeting: 2006, Boston College 34-33, 2 OT
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Boston College has won three straight and four of the last five in the series. ... Boston College is second in the nation in rushing defense (65.7 yards per game), and sixth in the nation in interceptions (18). ... Boston College is looking to win at least nine games for the third year in a row and the fifth time in the past six seasons. ... Clemson has not beaten Boston College since a 34-12 victory in 1958. ... Clemson has a five-game winning streak against ranked opponents. ... Clemson is third in the ACC in rushing offense (164.5 yards per game) and second in passing offense (258.8 yards per game) and total offense (423.3 yards per game).
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No. 3 Oklahoma (9-1) at Texas Tech (7-4), 8 p.m. (ABC)
Opening Line: Oklahoma by 8.
Series Record: Oklahoma leads 11-3.
Last Meeting: 2006, Oklahoma 34-24
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T Stadium, 23-21 on Nov. 19, 2005. ... Oklahoma is first in the nation in passing efficiency (179.95), third in scoring offense (45 points per game) and third in sacks allowed (0.8 sacks per game). ... Since 2000, Texas Tech is 5-2 in games following the annual Texas showdown. The last loss was against Oklahoma in 2003. ... Since 2003, Texas Tech is 25-5 at home. ... Texas Tech leads the nation in passing offense (480.7 yards per game), and sixth in scoring (42.5 points per game).
 

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