There will be so much more than bragging rights on the line when Oklahoma and Oklahoma State get it on in Bedlam Saturday.
The fifth-ranked Sooners (7-1, 4-1) and the No. 11 Cowboys (7-1, 4-1) will face each other for the 112th time at 4:00 p.m.. ET in Stillwater in a battle between two teams tied for first place in the Big 12. The matchup also pits the conference’s top of the conference’s top passers—Oklahoma’s Baker Mayfield (23 TDs, 3 INTs) and Oklahoma State’s Mason Rudolph (22 TDs, 5 INTs)—against each other.
Before that showdown, No. 7 Penn State (7-1, 4-1) which fell on the road against Ohio State last week, takes on No. 24 Michigan State (6-2, 4-1) at noon in its third-straight game against a ranked opponent. The Spartans are rated No. 8 in the nation in total defense, allowing just 283.4 yards per game. That unit will have its hands full with Heisman favorite Nittany Lions running back Saquon Barkley. No. 4 Clemson (7-1, 5-1) travels to 20th-ranked N.C. State (6-2, 4-0) in a key ACC contest at 3:30 p.m.
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LSU (6-2, 3-1) will try to shake up the world and upset No. 2 Alabama (8-0) in Tuscaloosa while No. 10 Miami (7-0) attempts to remain unbeaten against 13th-ranked Virginia Tech (7-1, 3-1) in the 8 p.m. block of games.
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