What to Watch For in College Football: Week 12
Weekends Biggest College Football Games
#5 Washington Huskies @ #11 Oregon State Beavers
The Huskies (10-0, 7-0) have a huge road test against Oregon State (8-2, 5-2) in Corvallis, as they look to keep their hopes for the College Football Playoff alive. Washington QB Michael Penix Jr is a leading favorite to win the Heisman Trophy and has a great Wide Receiving corps. If WR Jalen McMillan is available, Penix will finally have his full complement of WRs again. McMillan had been out with a knee injury before playing in a limited capacity against Utah.
#1 Georgia Bulldogs @ #18 Tennessee Volunteers
The Georgia Bulldogs (10-0, 7-0) travel Knoxville, Tennessee to take on the Tennessee Vols (7-3, 3-3) this Saturday. The matchup lost a bit of luster after Georgia clinched the SEC East last weekend, but it is always a battle when these two teams meet. Georgia Tight End Brock Bowers returned last week against Ole Miss after missing the previous two games with an ankle injury. The Dawgs are trying to continue their journey to a third consecutive college football national championship.
Tennessee will try to stop a six game losing streak to Georgia and put a damper on the Bulldogs College Football Playoff hopes. The Vols will likely need to play an A+ game and hope for a few mistakes from UGA. QB Joe Milton and the Vols three headed monster at RB will need to play flawlessly.
#22 Utah Utes @ #17 Arizona Wildcats
Arizona (7-3, 5-2) hosts Utah (7-3, 4-3) in an attempt to stay alive in the hunt for a Pac-12 Championship. Freshman QB Noah Fifita has been fantastic since taking over as the starting QB. His 73.7% completion percentage is 2nd in the conference and he is one of two QBs with a completion percentage over 70%. Wildcat RB Jonah Coleman is 2nd in the Pac-12 with 7.2 yards per carry.
Utah relies on good defense and a stable running game with Ja’Quinden Jackson. Jackson is 8th in the conference with 627 yards rushing. The defense will need to play well, as Utah cannot afford to get into a shootout.
#21 Kansas State Wildcats @ #25 Kansas Jayhawks
This is a battle of Running Backs, as Devin Neal and Daniel Hishaw Jr pace the Kansas Jayhawks (7-3, 4-3) against DJ Giddens and Treshaun Ward and the Kansas State Wildcats (7-3, 5-2). Kansas State still has BigXII Title Game aspirations, but will need to find a way to stop the Jayhawk running game. DJ Giddens and Treshaun Ward have combined for 1,391 yards and 11 TDs on the season.
Kansas is fighting to get to 8 wins for the first time since 2008. Devin Neal and Daniel Hishaw Jr have combined for 1,517 yards and 18 TDs. The running game is overly important for Kansas as QB Jalon Daniels has missed much of the season with back issues.
#1 Georgia Bulldogs (@ #18 Tennessee)
#2 Ohio State Buckeyes (vs Minnesota)
#3 Michigan Wolverines (@ Maryland)
#4 Florida State Seminoles (vs North Alabama)
#5 Washington Huskies (@ #11 Oregon State)
#6 Oregon Ducks (@ Arizona State)
#7 Texas Longhorns (@ Iowa State)
#8 Alabama Crimson Tide (vs Chattanooga)
QB Bo Nix (Oregon) +110
77.7% completion, 3,135 yards, 29 TDs, 2 INTs, 121 yards rushing, 5 TDs
QB Jayden Daniels (LSU) +320
71.4% completion, 3,164 yards, 30 TDs, 4 INTs, 918 yards rushing, 8 TDs
QB Michael Penix Jr (Washington) +380
68% completion, 3,533 yards, 28 TDs, 7 INTs, 2 rushing TDs
WR Marvin Harrison Jr (Ohio State) +475
59 receptions, 1,063 yards, 18.0 yards per catch, 12 TDs, 1 rushing TD
QB Carson Beck (Georgia) +4000
72.2% completion, 3,022 yards, 18 TDs, 5 INTs, 99 yards rushing, 3 TDs
QB Jalen Milroe (Alabama) +5000
65.2% completion, 2,070 yards, 16 TDs, 6 INTs, 333 yards rushing, 12 TDs
Odds are from DraftKings
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