The Mountain West Conference gets into the action as the TCU Horned Frogs face the No. 5 Boise State Broncos.
The Horned Frogs (7-2, 4-0 Mountain West) have won four straight and are currently leading the conference standings.
TCU has a strong offense as it is 10th in scoring (41.7 points a game) and 16th in rushing (227.6 yards a game). Running backs Waymon James (652 yards, four touchdowns) and Matthew Tucker (532 yards, nine touchdowns) will be huge in a run-focused attack.
In the air, the Horned Frogs have a good quarterback in sophomore Casey Pachall (1,940 yards, 19 touchdowns) who will look for sophomore wide receiver Josh Boyce (704, six touchdowns) to be open.
Defensively, the Horned Frogs give up 22.3 points a game (34th), 123.44 rushing yards a game (32nd). TCU has an average secondary that allows 225.22 yards a game (61st). Sophomore defensive end Stansly Maponga (37 tackles, six sacks) frustrates opposing offensive lines.
Boise State (8-0, 3-0 Mountain West) still has BCS title hopes and will come out firing. Senior quarterback Kellen Moore (2,229 yards, 29 touchdowns) heads another explosive offense that scores 43.9 points a game (seventh) while passing for 295.6 yards (16th).
Moore's weapons include senior running back Doug Martin (756 yards, nine touchdowns), senior wide receiver Tyler Shoemaker (601 yards, 11 touchdowns) and freshman wide receiver Matt Miller (433 yards, six touchdowns).
The Broncos' defense is an extremely underrated group. The unit allows 12.8 points (12th) and 162.5 passing yards a game (fifth). Senior defensive ends Shea McClellin (35 tackles, five sacks) and Tyrone Crawford (33 tackles, 5.5 sacks) are two players to watch.
Boise State can be run on, as the Broncos surrender 140.38 yards a contest (51st).
This will be a close game but don't be surprised if TCU pulls out an upset with a superior run game.
Prediction: TCU 38, Boise State 35