This week in college football features Clemson on upset alert, in-state rivalry

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Oklahoma State University (5-4, 2-4) at No. 7 University of Oklahoma (8-1, 5-1)

No matter the records, it’s always fun when these two Oklahoma schools face off against each other.

The Cowboys’ have really struggled this season as they sit at 5-4 overall, they are in danger of becoming .500 with a loss to the Sooners. They go into this game losing three of their last four, recently losing to the Baylor Bears 31-35.

The Cowboys senior quarterback Taylor Cornelius has had a solid season as he has thrown for 2,622 yards on 181 completions along with 20 touchdowns. Junior running back Justice Hill has also had a good season, he has accumulated 895 yards on 153 carries, as well as finding the end zone eight times. These two have helped Oklahoma State average 38.3 points per game.

The Sooners have been great this season, sitting at No. 7 in the country, their only loss this season was a heartbreaking one against the Texas Longhorns 48-45.

The Sooners’ high-powered offense that averages 49.1 points per game is led by stud junior quarterback Kyler Murray. Murray has thrown for an impressive 2,689 yards and 31 touchdowns.

Murrays’ receiver junior Marquise Brown has caught seven of Murray’s 31 touchdowns, along with 814 receiving yards on 45 receptions.

This Oklahoma in-state rivalry — known as the Bedlam series — has been dominated by Oklahoma 87-18-7. Oklahoma has won the previous three meetings.

This rivalry reignites Saturday at 2:30 p.m. on ABC.

No. 17 University of Texas (6-3, 4-2) at Texas Tech University (5-4, 3-3)

After the Longhorns’ heartbreaking loss to the Mountaineers last week 42-41, they now sit in a tie with Iowa State for second place in the Big 12.

The Red Raiders are also coming off a tough loss as well, falling to the Oklahoma Sooners 51-46.

We can expect a high-scoring battle in Lubbock on Saturday as the Longhorns average 32.3 points per game and have shown they can put points on the board. The Red Raiders average 42.7 points per game.

The Longhorns offense is led by sophomore quarterback Sam Ehlinger, who has thrown for 2,171 yards on 183 completions, as well as 16 touchdowns.

Ehlinger’s go-to wide receiver junior Lil’Jordan Humphrey has caught five of Ehlinger’s 16 touchdowns.

Texas Tech’s offense has been led by true freshman Alan Bowman, who has thrown for 2,638 yards and 17 touchdowns on 227 completions. Along with Bowman is freshman Ta’Zhawn Henry in the backfield at running back, Henry has amassed 346 yards on 85 carries, along with eight touchdowns.

These two Texas schools will face off on Saturday at 6:30 p.m. on FOX.

No. 2 University of Clemson (9-0, 6-0) at No. 22 Boston College University (7-2, 4-1)

The No. 2 Clemson Tigers—along with No. 1 Alabama—has asserted itself as a top premier in college football season, taking care of each opponent that has come its way.

This week it is Boston College that has the opportunity to pull off the major upset, as the Eagles will have a packed crowd cheering them on at Alumni Stadium under the lights Saturday evening.

Boston College sits in second place in the ACC Atlantic, sitting behind Clemson that sits atop at first place. The Eagles will have a chance to gain ground on the Tigers’ in the standings.

The matchup to look for in this game is Clemson’s offense that averages 47.8 points per game against Boston College’s defense that has allowed just 24.1 points per game.

The Tigers’ high-scoring offense is led by true freshman Trevor Lawrence, who has thrown for 1,549 yards and 18 touchdowns on 123 completions. Lawrence is accompanied by sophomore running back Travis Etienne, who has run for 998 yards on 116 carries, finding the end zone a very impressive 15 times.

The Eagles’ offense is led by sophomore quarterback Anthony Brown, who has thrown an impressive 16 touchdowns with 1,567 yards on 121 completions.

Boston’s College upset bid begins on Saturday at 7 p.m. on ABC.

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