This week contains seven college football matchups between top 25 teams, but here’s just three to keep your eye on.
No. 8 University of Oklahoma vs. No. 11 Oklahoma State
This will be just the second nationally-ranked team the Sooners have faced all year. Oklahoma won on the road against then-No. 2 Ohio State in week two 31-16.
Senior quarterback Baker Mayfield has been electric for Oklahoma this year. Mayfield has thrown for 2,628 yards this year to go along with 23 touchdowns. If Mayfield keeps his play up, he could be a serious Heisman Trophy contender.
This will be the second of three straight games against ranked teams for Oklahoma State. The Cowboys beat then-No. 22 West Virginia University last week, 50-39.
Senior wide receiver James Washington has been explosive this year. Washington has caught 45 passes for 1,005 yards. He has also caught eight touchdowns this year.
The game will kick off Saturday at 3 p.m. on FS1.
No. 19 Louisiana State vs. No. 1 University of Alabama
After a stunning loss at home to Troy, the LSU Tigers have won three games in a row. Two of those wins have been against ranked teams, then-No. 21 University of Florida and then-No. 10 Auburn.
Junior running back Derrius Guice has been consistent in the Tiger backfield this year. Guice leads the team in rushing with 711 yards and six rushing touchdowns.
Alabama is a perfect 8-0 this year, but it hasn’t really faced tough competition just yet. Alabama beat then-No. 3 Florida State in week one, but it hasn’t faced a ranked team since.
Junior running back Damien Harris is just one of the players who makes the Crimson Tide backfield so dangerous. Harris leads the team with 697 yards and 10 touchdowns.
The game will kick off Saturday at 7 p.m. on CBS.
No. 13 Virginia Tech vs. No. 9 University of Miami
Virginia Tech has taken care of business this year, as its only loss came to one of the nation’s best teams, then-No. 2 Clemson.
Freshman quarterback Josh Jackson has been a pleasant surprise for Hokie fans. Jackson has thrown for 2,032 yards and 17 touchdowns this year with just four interceptions. He has also scored two touchdowns on the ground.
Miami has yet to face a ranked team this season, but it will get two of them in two weeks with Virginia Tech and No. 5 Notre Dame next week.
Junior quarterback Malik Rosier has put up very similar numbers to Jackson. Rosier has thrown for 2,071 yards, and he has also thrown for 17 touchdowns and four interceptions, just like Jackson. Rosier has two rushing touchdowns as well.
The game will kick off Saturday at 7 p.m. on ABC.