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  • Writer's pictureTravis Tyler

College football week 10

9 BYU @ 21 Boise State

The Cougars had to redo most of their schedule and somehow were able to throw this game in there. BYU has been absolutely dominating almost everyone it has played with a great defense and a lethal offense behind Heisman contender Zach Wilson. This will be their first ranked opponent this year and will go a long way for both teams. Boise is looking for a big victory in just its second game of the season.

23 Michigan @ 13 Indiana

The Wolverines will be trying to recover from a let down against Michigan State. They don't get any favors with this Indiana team. The Hoosiers are 2-0 with an upset over Penn State and have their highest ranking in recent memory. They look like the second best team in the Big Ten East so far and have a chance to cement themselves further into the race. Michigan will try to avoid digging themselves an early season hole.

Arizona State @ 20 USC

I'm not sure how much of an impact this game will have at the end of the year, but I'm listing it since it's the first PAC-12 game on the 2020 schedule. Both teams have good QBs in Jayden Daniels and Kedon Slovis and have good defenses. I think ASU's offensive weapons are a little underrated, and they should be able to hang with the Trojans. A loss for USC could prove detrimental to Clay Helton's standing as head coach.

West Virginia @ 22 Texas

This one suddenly has Big 12 title implications after the Longhorns knocked off Oklahoma State in overtime last week. Both teams come in at 4-2 on the season on just one game out of the top spot in the conference. West Virginia has shown vast improvements from last year, while Texas still shows the same inconsistencies, albeit without a few key weapons from last season. The winner moves up in the Big 12 race, while the loser is effectively eliminated.

8 Florida @ 5 Georgia

Pivotal matchup in the SEC East. Both the Gators and the Bulldogs are among four SEC team's ranked in the top 10 nationally. With Alabama owning the head to head win over Texas A&M, the race in the West is all but wrapped up. That means these two teams are likely playing for the right to play the Tide in the SEC Championship. Both offenses have been clicking, with Florida's playing a little better. Georgia's defense is better and may give the Dawgs a key advantage.

14 Oklahoma Sate @ Kansas State

After a promising start, Kansas State suffered an ugly loss to West Virginia last Saturday. The Wildcats were clearly not the same in the first real test for freshman QB Will Howard. The Mountaineers' defense forced him into three interceptions in the rout. Oklahoma State has an equally good defense at worst and an even better offense. This could get ugly if Howard turns the ball over at the same rate, but both teams are still fighting for a Big 12 crown. The Cowboys cannot afford another loss this year if they want to hang on to their slim CFP hopes.

1 Clemson @ 4 Notre Dame

Clemson will not have QB Trevor Lawrence in this game. Freshman DJ Uiagalelei took a while to get going against Boston College, but ultimately showed why he was such a highly recruited player. This will be bigger test for him against a better Notre Dame team, but he should be ready. Notre Dame does have a good team, but that No. 4 ranking is very generous. There are definitely more areas for Clemson to exploit, even with the freshman under center.

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