Navy in (#20) Central Florida
11 p.m., ESPN2
Start your college football Saturday a full hour early. Central Florida is fighting for a Cotton Bowl bid but must get past a Navy team that narrowly missed an upset from Notre Dame last week. The Midshipmen are only 3-7 but always capable of bringing down a team and ruining their season.
Prediction: Central Florida-27, Navy-26
(#4)TCU at Baylor
The Horned Frogs are fast approaching their first-place finish in the playoffs, but with such an even field in the Big 12, it won’t be easy this season. They’re a narrow 2.5-point favorite on the Baylor road, and the Bears have the guns on either side of the ball to keep it interesting.
Prediction: TCU-34, Baylor-28
UCONN at army
Life got in the way of last week’s Games to Watch, which I deeply regret as I would include the UCONN Liberty game if the Huskies somehow managed to claim their sixth win. Well, the Huskies pulled off an exciting surprise and became bowl-eligible. Instead, I’m giving you a heads-up this week to see how the team that’s synonymous with being an unsustainable dumpster fire somehow ends the regular season with a winning record. ROLL FUCKING HUSKIES!
Prediction: UCONN-28, Army-16
(#22)State of Oklahoma in Oklahoma
7:30 p.m. ABC
Both teams are ending disappointing seasons (a much, much more disappointing one) as this game has lost its luster. Still, Bedlam almost always offers an exciting ride. Catch this rivalry game while you still can.
Prediction: Oklahoma-33, Oklahoma State-31
(#7)USC at (#16)UCLA
8 p.m., FOX
The most aesthetically pleasing game of the year, with both teams wearing their bright home jerseys in college football’s most picturesque setting. This year, however, you should also watch out for the on-the-field product. USC continues to fight for a playoff spot, and while the Bruins dropped out after being upset against Arizone on Saturday, they still have a shot at the PAC 12 crown — and possibly even better by beating the Trojans- completely ruin the season.
Prediction: USC-38, UCLA-35
(#10)Utah at (#12)Oregon
10:30 p.m. ESPN
I usually include a game at 10:30 p.m. in case you want to wrap up your college football Saturday like I do – when you fall asleep on the couch well past midnight while watching a few western teams duel. This one is worth the extra cup of coffee to make by the time it closes at 2am. This will be a hard fought match between two evenly matched opponents fighting for a chance at a PAC 12 crown and a top 10 finish that should go to the end.
Forecast: Utah-31, Oregon-30
(#1) Georgia in Kentucky
3:30 p.m. CBS
Some members of the Kentucky program couldn’t wait to tell the world how much better they are at identifying and utilizing talent than certain other schools. Now you can see how their high-flying attack (that’s an average of 18 points per game in the current 2-4 stretch) lightens up the defending champion’s defense.