The center of the college football world on Saturday will be Stillwater, Okla. The No. 4-ranked Baylor Bears will face what figures to be their stiffest challenge en route to a potential undefeated season.
The No. 12-ranked Oklahoma State Cowboys await, and as expected, ESPN College GameDay has chosen Cowboy Country as its site for this week's broadcast.
A win by the Bears should allow them to move ahead of Ohio State in the BCS Standings. If you believe in fantasies, the Bears could move even higher if hell freezes over and Chattanooga beats Bama or another miracle happens and the Idaho Vandals knock off No. 2 Florida State.
Here's how you can watch the College GameDay broadcast.
When: Saturday, Nov. 23 at 9 a.m. ET
Where: Stillwater, Okla.
Live Stream: ESPN3 or Watch ESPN App
Baylor Bears at Oklahoma State Cowboys - 8 p.m. ET on ABC
Can any team even contain the Bears? It's a totally valid question considering Art Briles' team is averaging a video game-like 61.2 points per game this season. The Bears' season-low in points is 35, against the Kansas State Wildcats on Oct. 12. That was also the closest any team has come to defeating them.
The Wildcats actually held a 25-21 lead heading into the final quarter before Bryce Petty found Tevin Reese for a 54-yard touchdown strike to regain the lead. A 21-yard touchdown run by Glasco Martin gave Baylor the 35-25 win.
Can Oklahoma State learn anything from what the Wildcats nearly accomplished?
The Cowboys will need a big game from running back Desmond Roland to defend their home turf. The Wildcats pounded the Bears on the ground for a whopping 327 yards on the ground. In the process, they dominated time of possession 39:24 to 20:36.
Establishing the run kept the Bears' powerful offense on the sidelines and the Wildcats in the game. Unfortunately for them, the team couldn't finish in the fourth quarter.
Roland has only had one really big game this season. He went for 219 yards against Iowa State on Oct. 26. The chances that he's able to have the huge day that Oklahoma State needs from him are unlikely. The Cowboys' 41st-ranked defense figures to be the latest unit victimized by the best offense in college football.
The Bears will remain undefeated.
Prediction: Baylor 48, Oklahoma State 24
The Bears and Cowboys are the undisputed game of the week, but there is at least one other game of major interest within the Top 25.
Missouri Tigers at Ole Miss - 7:45 p.m. ET on ESPN
There is still a possibility that a one-loss team could fight its way into the BCS title game. The No. 8-ranked Tigers are among a group of teams praying for absolute chaos to ensue ahead of them.
On Saturday night, the Tigers will head to Oxford, Miss. to take on the Rebels of Ole Miss. Tigers fans should consider this a measuring stick game. Ole Miss' three losses came to Auburn, Alabama and Texas A&M.
Which one-loss team has a better chance to play in the BCS title game?
That group of teams would almost unquestionably have to be considered the best in the SEC. The Tigers are 9-1, with their only defeat coming at the hands of South Carolina in double overtime on Oct. 26.
If the Tigers want to consider themselves among the SEC elite, they should be able to beat the Rebels. There is cause for concern for Tigers fans. The team has struggled to stop the pass all season, despite its 9-1 record.
Missouri ranks just 115th in the nation in pass defense. With Rebels quarterback Bo Wallace averaging 344 yards passing and three touchdowns in his last two games, the Tigers defense will need to step up.
Ole Miss nearly beat Texas A&M in Oxford, and it did knock off LSU at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium. This team is young, but it is putting things together on both sides of the ball late in the season.
Missouri has had a great year, but the Rebels are going to pull the mild upset.
Prediction: Ole Miss 35, Missouri 30
Here's a look at the full slate of college football games in Week 13.
|Friday, Nov. 22|
|9:30 p.m.||Navy at San Jose State|
|Saturday, Nov. 23||Saturday, November 23|
|Noon||Citadel at No. 7 Clemson|
|Noon||No. 13 Michigan State at Northwestern|
|Noon||No. 20 Oklahoma at Kansas State|
|Noon||Memphis at No. 21 Louisville|
|Noon||Old Dominion at North Carolina|
|Noon||Duke at Wake Forest|
|Noon||Cincinnati at Houston|
|Noon||Michigan at Iowa|
|Noon||Virginia at Miami (FL)|
|Noon||Illinois at Purdue|
|12:21 p.m.||Mississippi State at Arkansas|
|12:30 p.m.||East Carolina at North Carolina State|
|12:30 p.m.||Pittsburgh at Syracuse|
|1 p.m.||Coastal Carolina at No. 11 South Carolina|
|1 p.m||Massachusetts at Central Michigan|
|1 p.m.||Bowling Green at Eastern Michigan|
|1:30 p.m.||Alabama A&M at Georgia Tech|
|2 p.m.||Chattanooga at No. 1 Alabama|
|2 p.m.||Georgia Southern at Florida|
|2 p.m.||Hawaii at Wyoming|
|3 p.m.||Georgia State at Arkansas State|
|3 p.m.||New Mexico State at Florida Atlantic|
|3:30 p.m.||Idaho at No. 2 Florida State|
|3:30 p.m.||Indiana at No. 3 Ohio State|
|3:30 p.m.||No. 5 Oregon at Arizona|
|3:30 p.m.||No. 12 Texas A&M at No. 22 LSU|
|3:30 p.m.||No. 19 Wisconsin at No. 25 Minnesota|
|3:30 p.m.||Brigham Young at Notre Dame|
|3:30 p.m.||Boston College at Maryland|
|3:30 p.m.||Nebraska at Penn State|
|3:30 p.m.||UTSA at North Texas|
|3:30 p.m.||Utah at Washington State|
|3:30 p.m.||Colorado State at Utah State|
|3:30 p.m.||Middle Tennessee at Southern Miss|
|3:30 p.m.||UTEP at Tulane|
|4 p.m.||California at No. 9 Stanford|
|4 p.m.||New Mexico at No. 15 Fresno State|
|6 p.m.||Marshall at Florida International|
|7 p.m.||No. 17 Arizona State at No. 14 UCLA|
|7 p.m.||Louisiana-Monroe at South Alabama|
|7 p.m.||Southern Methodist at South Florida|
|7 p.m.||Kentucky at Georgia|
|7 p.m.||Connecticut at Temple|
|7 p.m.||Western Kentucky at Texas State|
|7 p.m.||Tulsa at Louisiana Tech|
|7 p.m.||Vanderbilt at Tennessee|
|7:45 p.m.||No. 8 Missouri at No. 24 Ole Miss|
|8 p.m.||No. 4 Baylor at No. 10 Oklahoma State|
|8 p.m.||Kansas at Iowa State|
|9:30 p.m.||No. 23 USC at Colorado|
|10:30 p.m.||Boise State at San Diego State|
|10:30 p.m.||Washington at Oregon State|