Garrett Shrader and Bo Nix are two of the quarterbacks looking to put their teams into the College Football playoff picture with wins this weekend.
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Ranking This Saturday’s Top College Football Games by Importance


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After last weekend's mayhem, college football fans can breathe a sigh of relief. For the most part, it appears this weekend won't be as insane as its predecessor, but that doesn't mean there isn't the possibility for things to get wild.

From a big ACC matchup between the conference's only two undefeated teams to important season-altering games for ranked teams in the Pac-12 and SEC, this weekend provides fans with plenty of games to watch.

So where do you start? We've got the answers.

5. No. 14 Syracuse Orange (6-0) at No. 5 Clemson Tigers (7-0)

Will Shipley dives for a touchdown during the third quarter during their game against the South Carolina State Bulldogs

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  • How to Watch: ABC
  • Time: 12:00 p.m. ET
  • Betting: CLEM -14, O/U: 49.5

The still-undefeated Syracuse Orange head into their toughest game of the season as they go on the road to take on a Clemson Tigers team that is playing with a chip on their shoulder.

Prediction: Clemson 37, Syracuse 14.

 

4. No. 24 Mississippi State Bulldogs (5-2) at No. 6 Alabama Crimson Tide (6-1)

Head coach Nick Saban of the Alabama Crimson Tide looks on during the first quarter of the game against the Tennessee Volunteers at Neyland Stadium

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  • How to Watch: ESPN
  • Time: 7:00 p.m. ET
  • Betting: ALA -21.0, O/U: 61

Following their loss to Tennessee, the Alabama Crimson Tide look to take their frustration out on a Mississippi State team who is frantically trying to gain control of the steering wheel.

Prediction: Alabama 41, Mississippi State 24.

 

3. No. 20 Texas Longhorns (5-2) at No. 11 Oklahoma State Cowboys (5-1)

Bullet, a mascot of the Oklahoma State Cowboys, runs around the field after a touchdown against the Texas Longhorns

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  • How to Watch: ABC
  • Time: 3:30 p.m. EST
  • Betting: TEX -6.0, 0/U: 60.5

Fresh off their first loss of the season, the Oklahoma State Cowboys welcome the Texas Longhorns into town in a game that could eliminate the other from Big 12 title contention.

Prediction: Oklahoma State 37, Texas 34.

 

2. No. 17 Kansas State Wildcats (5-1) at No. 8 TCU Horned Frogs (6-0)

Running back Deuce Vaughn #22 of the Kansas State Wildcats runs for a 14-yard gain against the Oklahoma Sooners in the third quarter at Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium

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  • How to Watch: FS1
  • Time: 8:00 p.m. ET
  • Betting: TCU -3.5, O/U: 54.5

The TCU Horned Frogs put their undefeated season on the line as the Kansas State Wildcats look give them their first blemish and take the top spot in the Big 12 Standings.

Prediction: Oklahoma State 41, TCU 38.

 

1. No. 9 UCLA Bruins (6-0) at No. 10 Oregon Ducks (5-1)

Quarterback Bo Nix #10 of the Oregon Ducks looks to pas

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  • How to Watch: FOX
  • Time: 3:30 p.m. ET
  • Betting: ORE -6.5, O/U: 70.5

With no more divisions in the Pac-12 Conference, the UCLA Bruins and Oregon Ducks go head-to-head for the top spot in the conference standings in a very pivotal matchup.

Prediction: UCLA 42, Oregon 41.

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