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CFB Week 10: Previewing Oklahoma-Oklahoma St, Alabama-LSU, Georgia-Missouri and more

By CM Chaney · November 3, 2023

Previewing the best college football games of Week 10, including the Bedlam Series between Oklahoma and Oklahoma St.  Thebigorei / Wikimedia

No. 23 Kansas State at No. 7 Texas, Noon ET (Fox)

Line: Texas -4 / OU: 49.5

Series record: Texas leads 13-10

Preview: Both Texas and Kansas State are undefeated Big 12 teams seeking a key win to boost their conference title and playoff hopes. The Longhorns have won six straight against the Wildcats, whose stout defense hasn’t allowed a touchdown in two games.

This matchup will be pivotal in the competitive Big 12 race, with both teams trying to stay undefeated and make cases for the league championship game and possibly the College Football Playoff.

No. 15 Notre Dame at Clemson, Noon ET (ABC)

Line: Notre Dame -3 / OU: 44

Series record: Clemson leads 4-3

Preview: This matchup was expected to have major playoff implications, but both Notre Dame and Clemson have stumbled lately. The Irish need chaos to get back in the mix while the Tigers’ playoff hopes are dashed with four losses, their most since 2010. Notre Dame hasn’t played at Clemson since a memorable 2015 game won by the Tigers.

Both teams are looking to gain momentum in the season’s final month after falling short of lofty preseason expectations.

No. 9 Oklahoma at No. 22 Oklahoma State, 3:30 p.m. ET (ABC)

Line: Oklahoma -6 / OU: 61.5

Series record: Oklahoma leads 91-19-7

Preview: This in-state rivalry game could decide the Big 12 title race, with both Oklahoma and Oklahoma State among five teams tied for first place. The Sooners were rolling until a stunning upset at Kansas last week. The Cowboys started 2-2 but have now won four straight.

OSU coach Mike Gundy is just 3-15 against the Sooners in his career. These teams have dominated the Big 12 for 20 years, though OU is 33-5-1 in Stillwater since WWII. With Oklahoma leaving for the SEC soon, bragging rights are on the line in the final regular season matchup between the rivals. A conference title shot could also hang in the balance.

No. 12 Missouri at No. 2 Georgia, 3:30 p.m. ET (CBS)

Line: Georgia -15 / OU: 56.5

Series record: Georgia leads 11-1

Preview: This SEC East clash will give the winner command of the division. Georgia could strengthen its case for the top CFP spot with a victory, while Missouri could earn its best-ever playoff ranking.

The Bulldogs put their 25-game overall winning streak on the line, along with their 35-game regular season streak and 23 straight home wins. A win would give Mizzou the East tiebreaker edge. The Tigers nearly upset Georgia last year before falling 26-22.

The winner grabs control of the SEC East.

No. 5 Washington at No. 20 USC, 7:30 p.m. ET (ABC)

Line: Washington -3 / OU: 76.5

Series record: USC leads 51-30-4

Preview: This Pac-12 showdown features two of the highest scoring teams in the nation, led by elite QBs Michael Penix Jr. and Caleb Williams.

In a matchup of offensive firepower, the winner will gain the inside track to the Pac-12 championship game.

No. 14 LSU at No. 8 Alabama, 7:45 p.m. ET (CBS)

Line: Alabama -3 / OU: 61.5

Series record: Alabama leads 55-27-5

Preview: Alabama can strengthen its SEC West lead and stay in the playoff hunt with a win, while LSU could keep division title hopes alive. The Tigers won this matchup last year on a OT 2-point conversion.

LSU and Bama have split their last four meetings, with each winning a national title in that span. This will be the 18th time since 2002 both teams are ranked for this rivalry.

A win would strengthen Bama’s playoff case and SEC West control, while LSU could stay in contention for the division.