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There is one marquee matchup for this Saturday in college football. There are also some intriguing games that could look better than you think.
The big one.
3:30 PM - 6 Texas A&M @ 1 Alabama - CBS
Can anybody stop Alabama? They are rolling after totally destroying then #9 Tennessee last week. This week they get #6 Texas A&M. The Tide are favored by around 18 points, which is ridiculous for a team that is playing the #6 team in the nation. But for the Tide, not so ridiculous. Alabama will win and they will win big, pulling away in the second half. Expect a 20-point margin.
Some other intriguing matchups.
12:00 PM - N.C. State @ 7 Louisville - ABC
N.C. State is 4-2 on the season and gave Clemson all the could handle last week. But, they won’t be able to overcome Lamar Jackson and company. Louisville needs to get things revved back up this week, and they will go on to rout the Pack.
6:00 PM - 17 Arkansas @ 21 Auburn - ESPN
A good matchup of SEC West teams. Auburn stumbled out of the gate in 2016 but has been quietly getting things together. The Razorbacks two losses have come against Alabama and Texas A&M. The Tigers are favored by around 10 points, but the Hogs will get the upset.
The rest of the Top 25 schedule.
12:00 PM - 10 Wisconsin @ Iowa - ESPN
3:00 PM - 22 North Carolina @ Virginia - ACC RSNs
3:30 PM - Purdue @ 8 Nebraska - ABC/ESPN2
3:30 PM - TCU @ 12 West Virginia - ABC/ESPN2
3:30 PM - Illinois @ 3 Michigan - BTN
3:30 PM - Memphis @ 24 Navy - CBS Sports Network
3:30 PM - Eastern Michigan @ 20 Western Michigan - American Sports Network
4:00 PM - 19 Utah @ UCLA - FOX
6:30 PM - Oregon State @ 5 Washington - Pac-12 Network
7:00 PM - 11 Houston @ Southern Methodist - ESPN2
8:00 PM - 2 Ohio State @ Penn State - ABC
8:00 PM - 16 Oklahoma @ Texas Tech - FOX
9:00 PM - 23 Ole Miss @ 25 LSU - ESPN