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College Football Week Five: Saturday Open Thread

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After some relatively uneventful early games, conference play gets into full swing across the nation.

Melina Vastola-USA TODAY Sports

Big 12

Time (CST) Away Home TV Line
3 PM Texas Kansas FS1 TEX -10.5
7 PM Baylor Iowa State FOX BAYL -21.0


That Texas line seems a bit low to me, but I guess those rowdy Jayhawk fans are good for about, say, twenty points?
Baylor may blow Iowa State out of the water, but I'm intrigued nonetheless. Your probably-meaningless statistic of the day is that Baylor is 2-10 in their last twelve games on natural grass. Either that's a fluke, or Baylor players really hate chigger bites.

Other Games of Note

Time (CST) Away Home TV Line
2:30 PM #1 Florida State NC State ABC/ESPN2 FSU -16.5
2:30 PM Arkansas #6 Texas A&M CBS TXAM -9.5
2:30 PM Minnesota Michigan ESPN2 MICH -10.0
5 PM #16 Stanford Washington FOX STAN -7.5
5 PM Cincinnati #22 Ohio State BTN OSU -17.0
6 PM Missouri #13 South Carolina ESPN SC -4.5
6:30 PM Duke Miami (FL) ESPN2 MIA -5.0
7 PM #8 Notre Dame Syracuse ABC ND -9.5
9:30 PM Oregon State #18 USC ESPN USC -9.5


As I write this, NC State is up 17 on the 'Noles, so Jameis Winston's return from being an idiot could end up being the one that knocks them out of playoff consideration.
The Southwest Classic, as they are calling it, should feature a fair amount of points with both teams averaging north of 45 a game. Arky looks to remain unbeaten against Texan teams.
I feel like I had to put at least one B1G game on here. Why not Minnesota?
Washington is a respectable 4-0 and Stanford may be a bit overrated.
Cincinnati is pretty competent, and more than capable of pulling off this upset.
For some reason, this is Gameday. But if it is another thriller like last year, this could be the SEC's newest rivalry.
I don't see why Miami is favored here, but I have been wrong before.
If you haven't watched a Notre Dame or Syracuse game yet, this is certainly an opportunity to do so...
After a bye week, the Trojans will try to shake off that Boston College loss against an undefeated Oregon State team.