Week 12: Big Ten unbeatens, Bedlam and Lawrence returns

The Large Ten’s 4 unbeaten groups sq. off Saturday in two video games that would move some distance towards settling the department races

The Large Ten’s 4 unbeaten groups sq. off Saturday in two video games that would move some distance towards settling the department races.

No. nine Indiana faces No. Three Ohio State in a top-10 matchup that includes the convention’s overwhelming favourite in opposition to its absolute best early season tale.

The Hoosiers have already snapped a 24-game shedding streak in opposition to Michigan. They’re going to glance to damage a 25-game skid in opposition to the Buckeyes.

The Badgers have most effective performed two times after a COVID-19 outbreak close them down for 2 weeks. The Wildcats need to move Five-Zero within the Large Ten for the primary time since 1996.

A number of different key convention video games spotlight this weekend’s agenda.

BEST GAME

No. 14 Oklahoma State at No. 18 Oklahoma

The Bedlam sequence is traditionally lopsided with the Sooners main 81-18-7, and now not significantly better than that just lately.

Underneath trainer Mike Gundy, the Cowboys had been extra aggressive with the Sooners, but have most effective received two of 15 conferences.

9 of the ones 15 video games have include each groups ranked, and most effective 4 instances all through that span have the Cowboys been the upper ranked group coming into the sport.

One in every of Gundy’s two victories in opposition to the Sooners got here when he had the upper ranked group and some other got here when Oklahoma State was once unranked.

The Sooners input on a four-game profitable streak, having scored 62 issues in every in their ultimate two video games — albeit in opposition to Texas Tech and Kansas.

If Oklahoma State can trip its stingy protection to a victory, it’s going to be in a powerful place to achieve the Large 12 identify sport. If the Sooners win, the Large 12 race might be bedlam.

HEISMAN WATCH

Trevor Lawrence, QB, Clemson

Lawrence hasn’t performed shortly. He overlooked two video games after checking out sure for COVID-19, together with the Notre Dame sport, after which Clemson had every week off prior to taking part in at Florida State on Saturday.

The Seminoles have hit all-time low so this is not in reality the kind of sport that may swing the Heisman race, however simply having Lawrence again within the combine turns out vital. The ‘Noles are indubitably a stat-padding opponent at this level.

NUMBERS TO KNOW

Three-Zero — No. 20 Southern California will attempt to get started Three-Zero within the Percent-12 for the primary time since 2006 when the Trojans discuss with Utah. USC has misplaced 3 instantly in Salt Lake Town.

19 — Instantly victories for Appalachian State in opposition to Solar Belt groups now not named Georgia Southern. The Mountaineers have most commonly rolled via their convention instead of their outdated FCS competitors from Statesboro, Georgia. App State faces No. 15 Coastal Carolina in a key sport within the Solar Belt East.

28 — Landing passes for Florida quarterback Kyle Trask, an SEC report via six video games. The Gators face Vanderbilt on Saturday.

54 — Issues scored by means of Mississippi State in 5 video games since scoring 44 in a season-opening victory in opposition to LSU. The Bulldogs discuss with No. 13 Georgia on Saturday. Georgia has the highest protection within the SEC at Five.03 yards in step with play allowed.

619.1 — Yards in step with sport for UCF’s offense, tops within the country and about 6 yards in the back of the FBS report for a season set by means of Houston in 1989. The Knights host No. 7 Cincinnati on Saturday. The Bearcats’ protection lets in most effective 300 yards in step with sport.

UNDER THE RADAR

Georgia Southern at Military.

Any matchup of triple-option groups is price a glance. The Eagles and Black Knights moderate a mixed 578 yards speeding in step with sport. And the way in which the clock rolls for those grounded offenses, it mustn’t take greater than 3 hours for them to get the sport in.

HOT SEAT

Jim Harbaugh, Michigan

The Wolverines are 1-Three, having misplaced 3 instantly. Issues glance very dangerous in Ann Arbor. Now, take a second and consider how a lot worse it might be if Michigan can not beat Rutgers?

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