College Football Viewing Guide: Week 9 Preview

Best Games and Key Matchups to Watch This Weekend


Early Kicks and Upset Alerts

  • Noon: Keep an eye on No. 6 Oklahoma facing potential upset at Kansas (Fox).
  • UCF aims for its first Big 12 win against West Virginia (FS1).

Clemson’s Challenge

  • Clemson takes on North Carolina State in Raleigh with a tough battle ahead.
  • A loss could result in Clemson’s first four-defeat season in 12 years.

Afternoon Highlights

  • The annual must-watch clash: Florida vs. No. 1 Georgia (CBS).
  • No. 8 Oregon faces No. 13 Utah, a pivotal game in the Pac-12 title race (Fox).

Primetime Performers

  • Tampa Bay Tech alumnus Michael Penix Jr. aims to join Washington’s record books.
  • No. 5 Washington faces Stanford (FS1) as Penix targets a touchdown record.

Saturday Night Showdown

  • No. 3 Ohio State heads to Wisconsin in a matchup that intrigues football fans (NBC).

Bounce Back for North Carolina

  • No. 17 North Carolina seeks redemption after a shocking loss to Virginia.
  • Plant High alumnus Jordan McCloud leads No. 25 James Madison against Old Dominion (ESPNU).

Late-Night Playoff Hunt

  • No. 11 Oregon State aims to stay in the playoff hunt by facing Arizona (ESPN).

Local Highlights: Spotlight on Wake Forest’s Justin Williams

  • Defensive lineman Justin Williams from Armwood High takes center stage.
  • He’s crucial to Wake Forest’s chances against No. 4 Florida State.

Stat of the Week: FSU’s Dominant Second Half

  • FSU’s defense hasn’t allowed a second-half point in 108 minutes and 31 seconds.

Eye on the NFL Draft: Potential NFL Prospects Matchup

  • Florida’s Princely Umanmielen may face Georgia’s Amarius Mims, both NFL draft prospects.
  • Kamari Lassiter aims to continue Georgia’s trend of first-round defensive backs.

Coach Prime’s Update: Deion Sanders and Colorado

  • Deion Sanders and Colorado still capture attention with their sold-out games.
  • They join an elite group of teams playing in front of full stadiums all season.

Action :
Louisville vs. Duke

  • No. 16 Louisville faces No. 20 Duke in a high-stakes ACC matchup.
  • The winner becomes a top contender for the ACC championship game.

Manning Time? :
Arch Manning’s Potential Debut

  • No. 7 Texas, led by Maalik Murphy, may introduce top recruit Arch Manning.
  • Arch Manning, the nephew of Peyton and Eli, could make his debut.

GameDay Breakdown :
Turnovers in Utah-Oregon

  • Turnovers could be the game-changer in Utah-Oregon.
  • The Ducks and Utes’ turnover stats will impact the outcome.

UCF’s Quest :
UCF’s Pursuit of a Big 12 Win

  • UCF seeks its first Big 12 win against West Virginia.
  • Tre’Mon Morris-Brash’s performance could be key in slowing down West Virginia.

Miami’s Defense vs. Virginia’s Offense :
Strength vs. Strength

  • Miami’s formidable run defense faces Virginia’s potent rushing offense.
  • Tony Muskett and Virginia’s running backs aim to challenge Miami’s defensive prowess.

Audible :
Coach Traylor’s Unusual Encounter

  • Texas San Antonio coach Jeff Traylor’s mouse trap mishap.
  • The quirky incident becomes a metaphor for avoiding distractions.

By the Numbers: Week 9 :
Notable Statistics

  • Brashard Smith’s impressive kickoff return stats.
  • Conference records for Big 12 newcomers.
  • Win streaks and coaching milestones for prominent teams.
  • Texas State’s quest for its first-ever bowl appearance.

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