Another weekend of college football fun is only hours away.
This week, the nation is being treated to some outstanding games. Notre Dame makes a trip to Norman to play Oklahoma, Mississippi State faces a huge road test against Alabama, Kansas State returns home only to find Texas Tech waiting and much more.
As we enter Week 9 of the season, conference races are in full swing, the BCS rankings are stirring things up and teams are positioning themselves for a shot at playing for the national title.
With a full Saturday of football ahead of us, here is a look at seven things you can count on happening by the end of the day tomorrow.
Oregon State has been riding a hot streak so far this season, and it has stunned people by how far it has gone this year. This week, the Beavers head on the road and take on Washington.
While the Beavers have been playing great on both sides of the ball, the schedule is taking a step up this week. The Huskies crowd will be into this game early, and Keith Price and the offense will be able to put up enough points to earn Washington a big win.
This week the Ducks return home to take on Colorado for their homecoming game. The past two weeks, the Ducks have blown out teams and still dropped a spot each week in the BCS rankings.
With Colorado in town, the Ducks are going to put up a ton of points and have this game locked up by the half. Once again, the Ducks will take their foot off the gas and put in their second- and third-string players to finish up the game.
With one week still separating the nation from seeing Oregon take on USC, the Trojans head on the road to play Arizona while Oregon stays at home to play Colorado. So far this year, the Trojans have already dropped one game, and this could be a tricky game on the road.
While the Wildcats will put up their fair share of points, look for the Trojans to win this conference game and set the stage for a huge game against the Ducks next week.
Four weeks ago, Tennessee entered a stretch of play that would determine its season. During this four-game stretch, the Vols would take on Georgia and Mississippi State on the road, followed by Alabama at home and then back on the road for South Carolina.
During the first three games, the Vols have lost three straight and are heading to South Carolina for the final game of this four-game stretch. This game will mark the fourth straight loss and could be the loss that ends up costing Derek Dooley his job.
Two years after taking the Tigers to a national title, Gene Chizik finds himself with a 1-6 record this year, and things appear to be getting worse by the week.
This week the Tigers welcome in Texas A&M and with only three conference games remaining, the Tigers are in serious jeopardy of not winning one conference game this year. With the offense that the Aggies will be bringing with them this week, Auburn is looking at a 0-6 start in conference.
Last week Michigan welcomed Michigan State, and the two teams slugged it out and it ended with the Wolverines winning on a last-second field goal, 12-10. This week, Michigan heads on the road and will face a Nebraska team that can put up some serious points.
With the game being played on the road and the ability for the Cornhuskers to put up a lot of points, Nebraska will get out to a lead early and will continue to add to that lead throughout the game.
This is a brutal week for every team in the Top Five except for Oregon who is taking on Colorado at home. During this weekend, No.1 Alabama takes on Mississippi State, No. 2 Florida takes on Georgia, No. 3 Kansas State takes on Texas Tech and also No. 5 Notre Dame heads on the road to take on Oklahoma.
While all of these teams are capable of earning wins, one of these teams will drop an important game.