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Baylor junior running back Lache Seastrunk.
No. 15 Baylor @ Kansas State 3:30 p.m. ET FOX
Art Briles' Bears ruined the Wildcats' chances of advancing to their first BCS National Title game in school history last season by pulling off a 52-24 upset down in Waco.
Kansas State will be seeking revenge, but without Collin Klein under center the offense hasn't been as productive. Baylor, on the other hand, has been unstoppable when they've had the ball this year. Quarterback Bryce Petty and running back Lache Seastrunk are currently leading the most dangerous offense in the country.
Baylor is the first team to score 70 points or more in three consecutive games since 1930, but can Kansas State find a way to slow the game down and pull off the upset?
Prediction: Baylor 45, Kansas State 27
No. 18 Michigan @ Penn State 5:00 p.m. ET ESPN
Michigan finally got back on track with a convincing 42-13 win over Minnesota, while Penn State suffered an unexpected 44-24 blowout loss at Indiana.
The Nittany Lions are proving they aren't the team they were from last season, but will home-field advantage give them a boost to knock off the unbeaten Wolverines? The Penn State defense will have to put pressure on quarterback Devin Gardner and cause turnovers if they want to rebound from last week’s disaster.
Prediction: Michigan 31, Penn State 23
No. 5 Stanford @ Utah 6:00 p.m. ET Pac-12 Network
Stanford held off Washington last week 31-28 to keep their undefeated season intact. Utah continues to fall just short, as they lost another close game to UCLA. The Utes have lost their last three games by a seven points or less.
If Kevin Hogan and the Stanford offense continue to play well, and the Stanford defense causes Utah quarterback Travis Wilson to throw interceptions, as he did last week against UCLA when he threw six of them, the Cardinals will come away with their 14th consecutive win. Expect Utah to make it interesting as usual, though.
Prediction: Stanford 35, Utah 24
Georgia Tech @ BYU 7:00 p.m. ET ESPNU
Both teams have dropped two games already, but there is excitement surrounding this non-conference matchup because of each team’s rushing attack.
Georgia Tech is currently seventh in the nation with 300.0 rushing yards per game, and BYU is behind them at 11 with 277.8 rushing yards per game. The Cougars blew out Georgia Tech last season in Atlanta 41-17, and they held the Yellow Jacket offense to just 157 yards on offense. It should be a tighter game this time around, though.
There won’t be as much scoring as one might anticipate, but their won’t be a lack of it when these two teams square off Saturday night in Provo.
Prediction: BYU 35, Georgia Tech 28
No. 9 Texas A&M @ Ole Miss 8:30 p.m. ET ESPN
After an impressive 3-0 start to the season, Hugh Freeze’s squad has dropped its past two games and is in danger of losing a third. Last year, the Rebels led until the Aggies scored 13 unanswered points, which included a Johnny Manziel 20-yard touchdown pass to Ryan Swope with 1:46 remaining, to pull off the 30-27 comeback win.
Manziel and the offense is going to give the Ole Miss defense problems both through the air and on the ground, but the Aggie defense hasn't necessarily been playing lights out.
If Bo Wallace can get things going in the passing game and Jeff Scott can make plays out of the backfield, they could put some points up. It just won’t be enough to win the game.
Prediction: Texas A&M 41, Ole Miss 32