BATON ROUGE, Sporting Alert – Top 25 fixtures, game times and live TV channels and streams for Week 10 on the college football schedule this weekend, Saturday, Nov. 5.
No. 1 Alabama and No. 13 LSU
After sitting idle on a bye last weekend, No. 1 Alabama and No. 13 LSU are both rested and ready to battle.
The defending national champion returns to action this weekend when it travels to Baton Rouge for the SEC rivalry showdown with a rejuvenated LSU at Tiger Stadium.
The Crimson Tide (8-0, 5-0 SEC) who is also the top-ranked team in the first release of the College Football Playoff rankings, head into the contest as 7.5 point favourites with the game’s total sitting at 45 points.
Nick Saban’s sides have dominated the last five battles against LSU(5-2, 3-1), according to ESPN Stats & Info, which also revealed that Alabama is averaging over 100 more yards and scoring for than 13 points per game.
The last time LSU won against the Crimson Tide was in 2011 when the Tigers won the all-defensive battle 9-6.
LSU comes into this matchup with a 3-0 record under head coach Ed Orgeron and the hosts will be hoping to extend that run and shake up the college football playoff race.
Running back Leonard Fournette, who missed three of the Tigers’ first six games with an ankle injury, is now fully fit again after impressive performances after four games so far.
Fournette has rushed for 670 yards and five touchdowns on the season.
He is coming off a school-record 284 rushing yards and 3 TDs in the 38-21 win over Ole Miss on Oct 22.
GAME NOTE: Alabama and LSU will be meeting for the 81st time in this series with the Crimson Tide leading the head-to-head matchup 50-25-5, dating back to the 1895 season.
No. 6 Ohio State v No. 10 Nebraska Must Watch
In the meantime, the other ranked v ranked matchup in Week 10 sees No. 6 Ohio State host No. 10 Nebraska at Ohio Stadium in Columbus.
The Buckeyes (7-1, 4-1 Big Ten) have their eyes well set on moving into the CFP top four and can’t afford to lose any more ground on leader Michigan before the pair meet on Nov. 26.
J.T. Barrett helped Urban Meyer’s side bounced back from the defeat to Penn State with a surviving 24-20 win against Northwestern last weekend.
“We’re a project. We are still working things out,” Meyer said about his youthful squad.
The Huskers (7-1, 4-1) suffered their first loss of the season last week when they went down 23-17 to Wisconsin on the road.
The voters acted in Nebraska’s favour in the latest rankings, but another defeat to the Buckeyes would certainly see them dropping down the order.
Elsewhere, No. 2 Clemson after holding out for a 37-34 victory over Florida State last week, will host Syracuse, No. 3 Michigan is a 31-point favourite against Maryland, while Texas A&M, the other team in the College Football Playoff top 4 rankings, travels to Mississippi State.
In other college football games of interest, No. 9 Auburn entertains Vanderbilt, No. 7 Louisville with Heisman Trophy front-runner Lamar Jackson, battle with Boston College, while No. 8 Wisconsin goes to Northwestern.
NCAA College Football Schedule
Saturday, November 5
Navy at Notre Dame 11:30 AM CBS
Georgia Southern at Ole Miss 12:00 PM ESPNU, WatchESPN
No. 4 Texas A&M at Mississippi State 12:00 PM SECN, WatchESPN
Vanderbilt at No. 9 Auburn 12:00 PM ESPN, WatchESPN
No. 7 Louisville at Boston College 12:00 PM ESPN2, WatchESPN
Texas at Texas Tech 12:00 PM FS1
Michigan State at Illinois 12:00 PM ESPNN, WatchESPN
No. 8 Wisconsin at Northwestern 12:00 PM ABC, WatchESPN
Georgia Tech at No. 21 North Carolina 12:30 PM ACCN, WatchESPN
Pittsburgh at Miami 12:30 PM ACCN, WatchESPN
Texas San Antonio at Middle Tennessee 2:30 PM ESPN3
Virginia at Wake Forest 3:00 PM ACCN, WatchESPN
Maryland at No. 3 Michigan 3:30 PM ESPN, WatchESPN
Texas State at Appalachian State 3:30 PM ESPN3
No. 18 Oklahoma State at Kansas State 3:30 PM ABC, ESPN2, WatchESPN
Syracuse at No. 2 Clemson 3:30 PM ABC, ESPN2, WatchESPN
No. 19 Virginia Tech at Duke 3:30 PM ESPNU, WatchESPN
Florida Atlantic at Rice 3:30 PM ESPN3
Oregon State at Stanford 3:30 PM FS1
TCU at No. 17 Baylor 3:30 PM FOX
Massachusetts at Troy 3:30 PM ESPN3
No. 11 Florida at Arkansas 3:30 PM CBS
Arizona at No. 25 Washington State 4:00 PM PAC12
Memphis at SMU 4:00 PM ESPNN, WatchESPN
Idaho at Louisiana Lafayette 5:00 PM ESPN3
South Alabama at Louisiana Monroe 5:00 PM ESPN3
Tulane at UCF 5:00 PM ESPN3
Louisiana Tech at North Texas 5:30 PM ESPN3
No. 22 Florida State at NC State 7:00 PM ESPNU, WatchESPN
Oregon at USC 7:00 PM ESPN, WatchESPN
Kansas at No. 20 West Virginia 7:00 PM ESPN2, WatchESPN
Iowa at No. 12 Penn State 7:30 PM BTN
No. 1 Alabama at No. 13 LSU 8:00 PM CBS
No. 10 Nebraska at No. 6 Ohio State 8:00 PM ABC, WatchESPN
Utah State at Wyoming 10:15 PM ESPN2, WatchESPN
No. 5 Washington at California 10:30 PM ESPN, WatchESPN