Saturday's Week 9 slate features 20 games featuring top-25 teams, including
three tilts featuring both squads in the rankings.
Second-ranked Oregon didn't get the nod over Florida State in the BCS
standings, but the Ducks will have an opportunity to improve their resume when
they host No. 12 UCLA. The Ducks have streaked out to a 7-0 overall mark and
have scored more than 50 points in all but one game. The Bruins are coming off
their first loss of the season last Saturday against Stanford.
Fifth-ranked Missouri will try to further secure its place atop the SEC
Eastern Division standings when it entertains 20th-ranked South
Carolina. While many expected Missouri to improve upon its 5-7 record from
2012, few anticipated that it could climb this high, this quickly. It has
started the season a perfect 7-0, which includes wins over Florida (36-17) and
Georgia (41-26) in recent weeks to move to 3-0 in the SEC, opening up a two-
game lead in the East.
Ranked rivals in the Big 12 Conference get together on Saturday afternoon, as
No. 10 Texas Tech pays a visit to No. 17 Oklahoma. The Red Raiders are a
perfect 7-0 on the season, only the fourth time that's happened in history
(last being in 2008), and the first with former standout quarterback Kliff
Kingsbury as their head coach. Oklahoma brings a 6-1 mark into this contest,
and Bob Stoops' troops have won three of their four Big 12 bouts, the lone
setback coming in the annual Red River Rivalry matchup with Texas (36-20) on
Big Ten border rivals collide on Saturday night, as the fourth-ranked Ohio
State Buckeyes host the Penn State Nittany Lions. Ohio State won its 19th
straight game last Saturday, as it slipped past the visiting Iowa Hawkeyes,