Week 6 of College football includes top-25 matchup, big rivalry

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Texas wide receiver Joshua Moore escapes a Wildcat defender during the game against Texas in Bill Snyder Family Stadium on Saturday. The Wildcats fell to the Longhorns 19-14. (Meg Shearer | Collegian Media Group)

No.19 University of Texas (4-1) versus No.7 Oklahoma University (5-0)

Both the Longhorns and the Sooners are coming off wins, as Texas defeated Kansas State 19-14 and Oklahoma defeated Baylor 66-33.

Texas is led by sophomore quarterback Sam Ehlinger, who has thrown for 1,185 yards along with nine touchdowns. Along with junior wide receiver Lil’Jordan Humphrey who has 402 receiving yards on 26 receptions and three touchdowns.

Oklahoma sensation junior quarterback Kyler Murray has thrown for 1,406 yards and 17 touchdowns. Junior wide receiver Marquise Brown has caught five of Murray’s 17 touchdowns passes and has caught 544 yards on 24 receptions.

This year the Red River Rivalry will be more special than in recent years, as both teams are 2-0 in conference play as they fight to stay on top of the Big 12 conference.

Texas leads the all-time series 61-46-5 and Oklahoma has won the last two meetings.

The rivalry reignites at the Cotton Bowl Stadium in Dallas, Texas on Saturday at 11 a.m.

No. 8 Auburn University (4-1) versus Mississippi State University (3-2)

Both teams enter this matchup in opposite directions. The Tigers are riding a two-game winning streak after their loss to then-ranked No.12 LSU 22-11. The Bulldogs are winless in conference play as they have lost both conference games, including a 13-6 loss to Florida in their last game.

Auburn is led by junior quarterback Jarrett Stidham, who has thrown for five touchdowns and 963 yards.

Mississippi State is led by senior quarterback Nick Fitzgerald, who has thrown for 640 yards with four touchdowns. Along with sophomore running back Kylin Hill, who has accumulated 348 yards and three touchdowns on 45 carries.

This could be a low scoring defensive battle as both defenses have been good so far this season; Auburn has allowed 12.6 points per game and Mississippi State has allowed 13.4 points per game.

This game will kick off Saturday at 6:30 p.m. on ESPN 2.

No. 6 University Notre Dame (5-0) versus No. 24 Virginia Tech University (3-1)

Notre Dame is led by junior quarterback Ian Book, who has completed 52 of his 70 passes for 616 yards and seven touchdowns. Junior running back Tony Jones Jr. has found the end zone three times on 303 yards on 56 carries.

Virginia Tech is led by sophomore quarterback Josh Jackson, who has thrown for 575 yards on five touchdowns. Senior running back Steven Peoples has found the end zone five times on 302 rushing yards on 55 carries.

The Hokies will be looking to upset the undefeated Irish in front of their home crowd at Lane Stadium.

This game will kick off Saturday at 7 p.m. on ABC.

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