Minnesota @ No. 11 Michigan State, 12 p.m. ET, Big Ten Network
Michigan State locked up the Big Ten Legends Division last week, meaning there is no division title up for grabs.
Minnesota still has a chance to pull off its biggest upset since it defeated No. 6 Ohio State in 2000 and potentially ruined the Spartans BCS at-large chances.
The Gophers will continue to rely heavily on their running game with David Cobb (1,010 rushing yards and seven TDs), but it could be rather difficult to gain yards on the ground against the toughest defense in the country.
With a defense only surrendering 236.3 total yards per game and 12.5 points per game, along with an offense that continues to improve with quarterback Connor Cook under center and running back Jeremy Langford in the backfield, the Gophers are going to have its hands full against Sparty.
Prediction: Michigan State 35, Minnesota 17
No. 24 Duke @ North Carolina, 12 p.m. ET, ESPN2
Duke is playing to go to the ACC Championship, that's all you need to know. Sixth-year head coach David Cutcliffe and his Blue Devils are in a rare position to win 10 games and a Coastal Division title. For a program that's basically been in the cellar of the ACC Conference for years, it's a chance to revive Duke football.
Wide receiver Jamison Crowder leads an offense averaging 34.3 points per game and will hoping to light up the scoreboard against hated rival North Carolina.
Nothing, of course, would make the Tar Heels disappointing season better than to trip up Duke and ruin its ACC title hopes. The Blue Devils, though, are on a role and the country should see them playing in Charlotte next week.
Prediction: Duke 34, North Carolina 26
No. 9 Baylor @ TCU, 3:30 p.m. ET, ESPN2
Baylor was manhandled at Oklahoma State 49-17 last week, and now the nation will find out what this team is made of, as it travels to Fort Worth to take on a TCU Horned Frog squad that's struggled to win this season.
It wouldn’t be a surprise to see Art Briles’ Bears sleepwalk in the first half. Whether the offense and quarterback Bryce Petty are clicking or not, they should be able to put up enough points to win, especially since the TCU offense has only averaged 23.9 points per game this season.
Baylor will get the job done and be hoping for a win over Texas and an Oklahoma State loss to win the the automatic BCS Bowl birth.
Prediction: Baylor 38, TCU 17
No. 25 Notre Dame @ No. 8 Stanford, 7 p.m. ET, FOX
This is a big game every year, whether there is a BCS bid on the line or not.
Stanford already clinched the Pac-12 North Division last week and a date with Arizona State on Dec. 7 for the Pac-12 Conference, but the Cardinal will be seeking revenge against the Fighting Irish after losing last season's game in South Bend on a questionable call.
The Stanford offense, led by quarterback Kevin Hogan and 1,000-yard rusher Tyler Gaffney, will try to wear down Notre Dame’s defense on the ground, as well as through the air with speedy wide receiver Ty Montgomery.
The Fighting Irish must be successful through the air and avoid turning the ball over, if it wants any chance of winning this one.
Prediction: Stanford 28, Notre Dame 17
Arizona @ No. 12 Arizona State, 9:30 p.m. ET, Pac-12 Network
Last Saturday, Arizona upset No. 5 Oregon 42-16, and Arizona State clinched its first Pac-12 South Division title in school history. With both in-state rivals heading into Saturday’s contest riding high, bragging rights are up for grabs, and Arizona State needs a win in order to host the Pac-12 Championship Game against Stanford.
There shouldn’t be any worries about teams not being able to put points up in this one. Arizona’s B.J. Denker (2,066 passing yards and 25 total TDs) and Ka’Deem Carey (1,559 rushing yards and 17 total TDs) could present problems for Will Sutton and the Arizona State defense.
The Sun Devil offense, though, has its weapons as well with quarterback Taylor Kelly (3,063 passing yards and 33 total TDs), running back Marion Grice (996 rushing yards and 20 total TDs) and wide receiver Jaelen Strong (925 receiving yards and six TDs).
The Wildcats have defeated the Sun Devils the past two times in Tempe, but that streak ends Saturday night, as Arizona State pulls off the win in a high-scoring affair.
Prediction: Arizona State 45, Arizona 37