CLEMSON, SC, Sporting Alert – The Week 10 schedule is shaping up to be one of the best weekends for live college football.
This Saturday, there will be no short of selections, as the big boys hunt college football playoff places, while others will be trying to stay bowl game eligible.
Without a doubt, you can bet that the game most neutrals will be watching is the SEC clash between CFP No. 2 ranked LSU and No. 4 Alabama from the Bryant-Denny Stadium, in Tuscaloosa.
I won’t dig too much into this game because the focused headlines and popular sports programs have been previewing this contest ever since the release of the first college football playoff rankings on Tuesday.
There are those who believe the Crimson Tide (7-1, 4-1 SEC) are lucky to be in the CFP top four, and Nick Saban’s team is determined to pull off a win against the undefeated Tigers (7-0, 4-0 SEC) to prove that its spot has been merited.
Leonard Fournette, who is having an outstanding season for LSU will draw most of the attention, but will he be able to carry on running against this Alabama defense.
Most pundits, including ESPN sports analyst Stephen A. Smith, think the star running back who has rushed for 1352 yards already this season and 15 touchdowns, will get some numbers on the board, but he will have to work hard for every yard.
Alabama defense is allowing 16.4 points per game this season and I believe the total for this contest could be close to this.
Odd Shark has listed the Crimson Tide as 7-point favourites.
Meanwhile, the game I am most interested is the battle between CFP No. 1 Clemson and No. 16 Florida State at Memorial Stadium.
The Tigers (8-0, 5-0 ACC) have been exceptional on the season thus far, but should they really be No. 1 in the playoffs rankings?
That’s not for me to say, but I can tell you that being round and about this Clemson team the past few days has shown how well these men prepare to do battles so Florida State better be prepared.
At the same time, despite the 15 place gap in the college football rankings, the Seminoles (7-1, 5-1 ACC), who are expected to have Dalvin Cook and Everett Golson back for this important road trip, have the talents to upset the hosts, who start this game as 10.5-point favourites.
The good thing about this game too is that it kicks off at 3:30 p.m., which give me enough time to take in the LSU v Alabama game.
When No. 8 TCU and No. 14 Oklahoma State meet in Week 10, fans honestly can brace themselves for a track meet at Boone Pickens Stadium, in Stillwater, OK.
These two teams like to pile up the yards and they are both also ranked in the top 10 for points scored per game this season.
The Frogs (8-0, 5-0 Big 12) is ranked second in the league for points scored per contest, at 48.0 PPG, while the Cowboys (8-0, 5-0 Big 12) are going 44.0 PPG in eighth.
Pundits believe that one of these teams should have been in the college football playoff rankings top four, but we need to understand that it is impossible to fit every team into four spots.
Elsewhere in college football on the day, No. 5 Notre Dame is at Pittsburgh and eyeing a CFP top four place after this weekend, No. 10 Florida entertains Vanderbilt, No. 9 Iowa travels to take on Indiana, while defending champions No. 3 Ohio State play host to Minnesota, live on ESPN3.com.
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Live TV Channels – Week 10
Saturday, November 7
UCF at Tulsa 12:00 PM ESPNN, WatchESPN
Penn State at No. 21 Northwestern 12:00 PM ESPNU, WatchESPN
Illinois at Purdue 12:00 PM BTN
Duke at North Carolina 12:00 PM ESPN2, WatchESPN
Vanderbilt at No. 10 Florida 12:00 PM ESPN, WatchESPN
Kentucky at Georgia 12:00 PM SECN, WatchESPN
No. 5 Notre Dame at Pittsburgh 12:00 PM ABC, WatchESPN
Syracuse at Louisville 12:30 PM ESPN3, WatchESPN
NC State at Boston College 12:30 PM ESPN3, WatchESPN
No. 11 Stanford at Colorado 1:00 PM PAC12
Louisiana Lafayette at Georgia State 2:00 PM ESPN3, WatchESPN
Eastern Michigan at Miami (OH) 2:30 PM ESPN3, WatchESPN
Idaho at South Alabama 3:00 PM ESPN3, WatchESPN
Colorado State at Wyoming 3:00 PM ESPN3, WatchESPN
Virginia at Miami (FL) 3:00 PM ESPN3, WatchESPN
No. 16 Florida State at No. 1 Clemson 3:30 PM ABC, WatchESPN
Arkansas at No. 18 Ole Miss 3:30 PM CBS
Army at Air Force 3:30 PM ESPNU, WatchESPN
Arizona State at Washington State 3:30 PM FS1
No. 9 Iowa at Indiana 3:30 PM ESPN, WatchESPN
Wisconsin at Maryland 3:30 PM BTN
Rutgers at No. 17 Michigan 3:30 PM BTN
No. 8 TCU at No. 14 Oklahoma State 3:30 PM FOX
Cincinnati at No. 25 Houston 3:30 PM ESPN2, WatchESPN
Louisiana Monroe at Troy 3:30 PM ESPN3, WatchESPN
New Mexico State at Texas State 4:00 PM ESPN3, WatchESPN
Connecticut Tulane 4:00 PM ESPNN, WatchESPN
South Carolina at Tennessee 4:00 PM SECN, WatchESPN
No. 23 UCLA at Oregon State 4:30 PM PAC12
Navy at No. 13 Memphis 7:00 PM ESPN2, WatchESPN
Iowa State at No. 15 Oklahoma 7:00 PM ESPNU, WatchESPN
No. 7 Michigan State at Nebraska 7:00 PM ESPN, WatchESPN
No. 12 Utah at Washington 7:30 PM FOX
Auburn at No. 19 Texas A&M 7:30 PM SECN, WatchESPN
No. 2 LSU at No. 4 Alabama 8:00 PM CBS
Kansas at Texas 8:00 PM WatchESPN
Minnesota at No. 3 Ohio State 8:00 PM ABC, WatchESPN
California at Oregon 10:30 PM ESPN2, WatchESPN
Arizona at USC 10:30 PM ESPN, WatchESPN