College football Week 11 preview
Updated: Nov 11, 2020
There aren't really any big games to pick from this week, so we're left with a bunch of "could be close" games. Here are a few that could be interesting:
13 Georgia at Missouri
*this game has since been postponed
The Bulldogs will hope to avoid a classic letdown after a loss to Florida. Missouri already knocked off LSU earlier this season. Beating Georgia is a much more difficult task in 2020, but if the Bulldogs come out flat, it's entirely possible. If they come out strong, this game is a meaningless blowout.
23 Northwestern at Purdue
The Wildcats went from a dismal season in 2019 to 3-0 thus far in 2020. Now that they're ranked, we will see if that adds any pressure to a still young team. Purdue has playmakers that can make things tough for opponents and should cause some issues as a team in the Big Ten this year. The Boilermakers are also still undefeated this season and will have all the confidence that they can pull off an upset.
Arkansas at 6 Florida
I fully expect Florida to run away with this game, but Feleipe Franks's return to the Swamp is notable. The Razorbacks have been competitive in the SEC this season, and Franks has garnered the attention of NFL scouts. He could have extra motivation in this one, but I still think Florida is too much for Arkansas to handle.
TCU at West Virginia
It is extremely unlikely that either of these teams wins the Big 12 or is even a legitimate factor in the race. However, on a week like this, this game should be one of the more competitive and evenly matched. The quarterbacks have been the leaders for both teams, even though neither has a particularly dynamic offense. Both teams have solid defenses, so I'd expect this one to be close with each scoring in the high 20s to low 30s.
2 Notre Dame @ Boston College
Could be a classic trap game. The Irish are coming off of a huge upset win against Clemson in overtime. Their emotions could be running high, or they could be tired. They could also use that emotion to fuel a huge win. In these types of games, you just never know what you're going to see. BC has been solid this year and almost pulled out upset wins over Clemson and North Carolina. If Notre Dame comes out flat, the Eagles may have a chance.
Cal at Arizona State
Arizona State looked good for most of the game against USC last week, but gave up two touchdowns in the final minutes of the fourth quarter. A botched onside kick recovery and a long fourth down conversion gave the Trojans the win. Now, the Sun Devils have to rebound from that excruciating loss. They had that game won and gave it away. Cal has yet to play this season, but has a pretty good team. I think the Sun Devils are better, but it could be close.