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Your television guide to another exciting week of action.
Five To Watch
No. 11 Missouri vs. No. 1 Texas, 8 p.m., ABC
In a battle of two Heisman favorites -- Colt McCoy and Chase Daniel -- Texas will be looking to protect their first regular season No. 1 ranking since 1984, while Missouri will be looking to bounce back after losing to Oklahoma State last week. Unfortunately for the Tigers, they haven't won in Austin since 1896 and it doesn't look they'll be making history this time around.
No. 16 Kansas at No. 4 Oklahoma, 3:30 p.m., ABC
The last place any team wants to be this weekend is in Norman, where the Sooners have won 21 consecutive games and will be looking to bounce back after losing to Texas last week. Kansas has lost four straight to the Sooners and barring a minor miracle it will be five straight after Saturday.
No. 12 Ohio State at No. 20 Michigan State, 3:30 p.m., ABC
Despite winning four straight after a loss at the Coliseum, Ohio State hasn't moved up in the rankings partly because they're Ohio State (no one wants to put them in position for another BCS title disaster) and partly because they're not very good. The Buckeyes should be exposed by the Spartans, who have won six straight and will try to make it seven for the first time in 30 years.
No. 22 Vanderbilt at No. 10 Georgia, 12:30 p.m., ESPN Gameplan
It was fun while it lasted for the Commodores, who lost their first game of the season one week earlier than they would have liked. Things will go back to normal next week when Vanderbilt drops out of the Top 25.
Michigan at No. 3 Penn State, 4:30 p.m., ESPN
Penn State hasn't beaten Michigan in 12 years -- a nine-game losing skid that has seen the Wolverines win by an average of two touchdowns. Not only will Penn State put an end to that streak, but they just might make up for all those lopsided losses by running up the score. The Nittany Lions have won all seven of their games by an average of 34.3 points, by far the largest margin in the country, and last week beat Wisconsin 48-7 -- the Badgers' worst loss in Madison since 1989.
Two To Remember
No. 13 LSU at South Carolina, 8 p.m., ESPN
Les Miles might have to ask Steve Spurrier for some defensive advice. LSU gave up 51 points in The Swamp last week, while the Ol' Ball Coach's defense is ranked third in the nation. South Carolina's offense, however, isn't nearly as good, and LSU should get back on track this week even if half of Miles' defense actually shows up to play.
No. 7 Texas Tech at Texas A&M, 12 p.m., FSN
The Red Raiders are in for a long second half to the season with Kansas, Texas, Oklahoma State and Oklahoma looming on the horizon. If they overlook their trip to College Station, their slide could start a week early.
One To Forget
No. 6 USC at Washington State, 3:30 p.m., FSN
If you liked the score of the Naples High game last week (Naples 91, Estero 0), this one should be right up your alley. USC may be favored by 42, but that's easy money for anyone who has watched both teams play this season. USC 70, Washington State 0.