The beauty of college football will be on display in Week 6. If you looked at this list of games in the summer, you would have keyed in on two games: Alabama vs. Texas A&M and Oklahoma vs. Texas in the Red River Rivalry.
The Red River game ended up being a complete blowout as Texas beat the Sooners 49-0. But there are plenty of great matchups on tap as the day carries on.
(Note: All times ET, odds from BetMGM)
Time: 7:30 pm TV: Fox Line: USC -13 | Total: 65.5
The Trojans are 5-0 and up to No. 6 in the AP poll heading into this weekend’s home game against Washington State. Caleb Williams was excellent once again against Arizona State last week, but he finally threw his first interception of the year. It was the first turnover of the year for USC, which is still No. 1 in the nation in turnover margin at plus-14. Washington State, meanwhile, bounced back from a heartbreaking loss to Oregon by cruising past Cal 28-9 at home to improve to 4-1 on the year. QB Cameron Ward is a dynamic talent, but he’ll need to limit his turnovers if WSU wants to pull off a big upset at The Coliseum.
Time: 8 pm TV: CBS Line: Alabama -24.5 | Total: 51.5
A few months ago, most expected massive stakes for this game. Jimbo Fisher and Nick Saban had some of the spiciest offseason drama in recent memory with a war of words over NIL, among other things. The two claim to have squashed their beef, but that defiant Fisher news conference will be on the minds of many as the Aggies and Crimson Tide line up in Tuscaloosa. Texas A&M upset the Tide in College Station last fall but the Aggies are off to a disappointing 3-2 start this year. Alabama, meanwhile, is 5-0 and up to No. 1 in the rankings following a convincing win over Arkansas.
Bryce Young, Alabama’s Heisman-winning quarterback, is questionable to play due to a shoulder injury sustained in the Arkansas win. Nevertheless, Alabama is still a massive favorite. That says a lot about where these two programs currently stand.
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