Looking at 10 best November games left on the 2021 college football schedule

The road to the college football playoff is narrowing with three weeks remaining in the regular season.
The top 10 teams in the latest rankings are the teams that have a realistic chance of landing those four spots, and 10 games stand out on the regular season schedule. These are the games that will determine if that path widens in the last week, or if the same old teams will return to the college football playoff.
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Saturday November 13

Michigan at Penn State (12:00 PM, ABC)

This is a tough place for Michigan, which still has a shot at winning the Big Ten East. The Wolverines have lost their last two trips to Beaver Stadium by an average of 18 points per game, and the Nittany Lions have a top-10 defense. However, Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh is 3-3 against Penn State, and it comes down to whether the Wolverines can keep their balance on the road. At least it’s not a “whiteout” with the noon kickoff.PLUS: Latest bowl projections for all 42 matchups

Oklahoma at Baylor (12:00 PM, FOX)

The Sooners are coming off a bye week and entering the fundamental part of the Big 12 schedule. That starts with the Bears on the road. Baylor will test Oklahoma’s patience with a running attack that averages 230.9 yards per game, and it’s just the second road outing for rookie quarterback Caleb Williams. The Sooners have won the last three visits to McLane Stadium, but all three games were decided by 10 points or less. PLUS: Nebraska makes a good decision to keep Frost

Tennessee in Georgia (3:30 pm, CBS)

Georgia can complete a perfect 8-0 record in SEC game with a win against rival Tennessee. The Bulldogs also have Charleston Southern and Georgia Tech on the schedule, but this is the biggest test. Tennessee averages 38.2 points per game, and the Vols have improved each week with freshman coach Josh Heupel. Still, the Bulldogs haven’t allowed more than 13 points in a game this season.

Saturday 20 November

State of Michigan in the State of Ohio (12:00 PM, ABC)

Speaking of home dominance, Ohio State hasn’t lost a Big Ten game at home since Nov. 21, 2015. That was against Michigan State in a surprise that led the Spartans to the Big Ten championship and the college football playoff. . Will history repeat itself nearly six years a day? The Buckeyes have won the last five games since then, and the last two games in Columbus have been blowouts. This would be Kenneth Walker III’s best chance to make another Heisman Trophy statement.

Oregon in Utah (time / TV to be determined)

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The Ducks are still the team to beat in the Pac-12, and are 5-2 against Utah in Pac-12 matchups since 2009. That includes a 37-15 victory in the 2019 Pac-12 championship game. These teams are likely to meet again in this year’s conference championship game. This is the most difficult point knowing that the Utes are undefeated at home this season and have won all three games by double digits.

SMU in Cincinnati (time / TV to be determined)

SMU has slumped in the rankings after back-to-back losses, but that happy passing offense will put the Bearcats to the test at home. The Mustangs are 10th in the FBS with 322.2 yards per game. Cincinnati is under pressure to win the battle of perception on the scoreboard, and the good news is that this matchup is at home. Cincinnati has the second-longest active home winning streak in 26 games.

Saturday, November 27

Ohio State at Michigan (12:00 PM, FOX)

If both teams can go into the Game with equal records of 10-1, then the Big Ten East is up for grabs. Harbaugh’s 0-5 record against the Buckeyes remains the main story, and he brought 10-1 teams to Columbus in 2016 and 2018. This is in Ann Arbor, and it could give Michigan another all-in moment against his most famous team. rivals. Ohio State could be in a position to book its fifth straight trip to the Big Ten championship, and it’s always sweeter when that happens at the expense of the Wolverines.

Alabama at Auburn (Time / TV TBD)

Nick Saban missed the Iron Bowl last season after testing positive for COVID-19. This is at Jordan-Hare Stadium, where Saban is 3-4 since taking office at Alabama in 2007. Bo Nix was also Auburn’s quarterback in the last meeting, and will be the key to any frustrated hopes. with the freshman coach. Bryan Harsin. How will Heisman Trophy contender Bryce Young respond to this environment? Will the Tigers give Crimson Tide their second loss? The scenario remains the same. PLUS: Young is still in Heisman’s driver’s seat

State of Oregon in Oregon (Time / TV TBD)

Oregon State stunned Oregon 41-38 last season in one of the biggest upsets of the season, and the Ducks can’t allow that to happen again. The Beavers haven’t won at Autzen Stadium since 2007, and the Ducks have overcome a series of star player injuries to keep their CFP playoff hopes alive. This is the under-the-radar game of rivalry weekend that could go crazy.

Oklahoma in the state of Oklahoma (time / TV to be determined)

Oklahoma will also play Iowa State on Nov. 20, but the Bedlam showdown could turn into a two-week affair depending on how the Big 12 standings develop. Given the imminent departure of the Sooners to the SEC, this game could be nastier than usual. Lincoln Riley is perfect 4-0 against the Cowboys, and the last two games haven’t been close. Will the Cowboys break a six-game losing streak against the Sooners?