No. 2 Clemson vs. No. 17 Boston College
Clemson will roll into Chestnut Hill for a prime-time matchup against A.J. Dillon and the Eagles. College GameDay will be in town in what has the makings of an interesting game. This game was a 7-7 tie heading into the 4th quarter last year in Death Valley, could the same happen this year? It will be a cold and possibly rainy night at BC and it will probably serve both teams well to keep it on the ground, seeing they are averaging over 220 yards rushing per game. In the end, look for Clemson’s defensive front to control things up front and for Travis Etienne and company to have another huge day as Clemson pulls away from BC in the second half.
Clemson 49 Boston College 24
No. 10 Ohio State vs. No. 18 Michigan State
If Michigan fans want the rivalry game against Ohio State to hold merit in two weeks, they’ll need to pull for Buckeyes on Saturday afternoon. Michigan State comes in only allowing 71.7 rush yards per game, but Ohio State’s strength is throwing the football with Dwayne Haskins. The last two games have been shaky for the Buckeyes, surviving Nebraska and getting blown out by Purdue back on Oct. 20. Ohio State has to develop some consistency going down the stretch, starting tomorrow against the Spartans. Look for the Buckeyes to squeak by the Spartans in a close one.
Ohio State 34 Michigan State 27
No. 24 Auburn vs. No. 5 Georgia
Auburn athletic director Allen Greene came out earlier this week and said Gus Malzahn will return as the head coach at Auburn in 2019. Malzahn and the Tigers have underachieved this year after starting the preseason No. 7, sitting at 6-3. An upset in Athens would be a monumental accomplishment for Auburn but, Georgia is riding high off two wins against Kentucky and Florida. I think Auburn can keep this interesting in the first half, but look for Jake Fromm and Elijah Holyfield to take over in the second half.
Georgia 45 Auburn 24
Oklahoma State vs. No. 6 Oklahoma
If you like offense, make sure you tune into this one at 3:30 tomorrow. Oklahoma and Oklahoma State are averaging over 30 points a game and over 490 yards of offense. Last year’s showdown in Stillwater was a 62-52 shootout in which Oklahoma won. I expect Saturday’s game to be the same. The best defense in this game will be which team can run the football and keep the other offense on the sideline. Kyler Murray for Oklahoma is a dual-threat and should receive an invite to the Heisman ceremony and Saturday’s game will be another showcase as to why.
Oklahoma 52 Oklahoma State 45