The final full college football weekend of the 2017 season before the conference championships has arrived. It's Rivalry Week, with much at stake and an expanded schedule that covers both Friday and Saturday. What should you watch this weekend? Let's break down all of the most important Week 13 games and rivalries.
All times are Eastern, and within each time slot games are previewed in order of importance and watchability.
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Friday Early Afternoon
No. 2 Miami at Pittsburgh
It's impossible not to think about what Pitt has done in similar situations in past years: Last season, it upset undefeated Clemson in November on the road. Ten years ago, at the end of a chaotic 2007 regular season, it ruined rival West Virginia's BCS title hopes with a stunning 13-9 win in Morgantown. That Pitt team was 4-7 going into the game. This Pitt team is also 4-7. The Panthers will host the undefeated Hurricanes, who might be able to afford a loss and still make the playoff if they beat Clemson for the ACC title. However, the Canes obviously don't want to lose a game to a team with a losing record. They fought back to run away from Virginia with 30 straight points last week, and they are the far better team here, as Pitt ranks in the 90s in yards per play on both offense and defense. Miami is in the top 20 in both.
Pick: Miami 31, Pittsburgh 14
Baylor at No. 12 TCU
This series grew into a heated rivalry after TCU's arrival in the Big 12, as both teams ascended to the top of the Big 12. Now Baylor hopes to play spoiler: The Bears are 1-10 in Matt Rhule's debut season, and TCU clinches a spot in the Big 12 championship game with a victory. Baylor has put a scare into some teams this season -- including Oklahoma and West Virginia -- but the Horned Frogs have been mostly dominant on defense, holding five of their past six opponents to 14 points or fewer. The big question for TCU is at quarterback: Shawn Robinson led the Frogs to an easy win over Texas Tech in place of the injured Kenny Hill, but both are considered questionable to play on Friday.
Pick: TCU 24, Baylor 10
Western Michigan at Toledo
11:30 a.m., ESPNU
Akron clinched the MAC East title and a spot in the conference championship game in Detroit by beating Kent State on Tuesday. The Zips will find out their opponent on Friday. Toledo and Northern Illinois are tied atop the MAC West at 6-1, but the Rockets own the head-to-head tiebreaker and can thus clinch the division by beating Western Michigan. Expect them to do so: They're undefeated at home, and they have a big-play passing game led by QB Logan Woodside and WR Diontae Johnson.
Pick: Toledo 38, Western Michigan 27
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Friday Late Afternoon
South Florida at No. 15 UCF
3:30 p.m., ABC
South Florida entered the season with all the hype among Group of Five teams, but Central Florida has stolen its rivals' thunder. Although UCF has been the better team all season, the War on I-4 will still decide the AAC East title, a spot in the conference championship game and perhaps the Group of Five's major bowl bid, if the winner of this game beats Memphis next week. USF has done a solid job in Charlie Strong's debut, but it lacks marquee wins and hasn't been nearly as impressive as the undefeated Knights in their second season under Scott Frost. Both defenses are stellar, but UCF's offense, led by QB McKenzie Milton, has made a big leap ahead of the Bulls. Expect the Knights to continue their pursuit of perfection.
Pick: UCF 42, South Florida 28
Missouri at Arkansas
2:30 p.m., CBS
The Battle Line Rivalry features two teams that have actually met only eight times. Last year, Arkansas built a 24-7 halftime lead, only to lose 28-24 to a Missouri team that finished 4-8. Perhaps that should be considered the beginning of the end of the Bret Bielema era in Fayetteville. Arkansas has already parted ways with AD Jeff Long, and with the Razorbacks sitting at 4-7 overall and 1-6 in the SEC entering Friday's home date with the Tigers, this is likely to be Bielema's last game. To end the season on a high note, Arkansas will have to beat a surging Missouri that started 1-5 but has rattled off five straight blowout wins against Idaho, UConn, Florida, Tennessee and Vandy. All those teams are having down seasons, but Missouri has nevertheless come a long way from September, when it lost by 32 to Purdue.
Pick: Missouri 38, Arkansas 30
Iowa at Nebraska
4 p.m., FS1
Iowa leaped into the top 25 a few weeks ago after it beat Ohio State by 31 points. Since then, the Hawkeyes have put up 66 total yards against Wisconsin and lost 24-15 at home to Purdue. After one of the most impressive wins in school history, Iowa is 6-5 and trying to guarantee a winning season. They'll meet the reeling Cornhuskers, in what is expected to be Mike Riley's final game as coach. Nebraska is 4-7 and has allowed over 50 points in three of its past five games against Ohio State, Minnesota and Penn State. A loss would make this the worst Huskers season since they went 1-9 in 1957. A few weeks ago, Iowa would have seemed like the obvious choice, but after the Hawkeyes' past two performances, this may turn into a toss-up.
Pick: Iowa 26, Nebraska 24
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No. 25 Virginia Tech at Virginia
8 p.m., ESPN
Virginia Tech has won the Commonwealth Cup in 17 of the past 18 seasons, with Virginia taking home the trophy only in 2003 -- current coach Bronco Mendenhall's first year as defensive coordinator at BYU. Perhaps Virginia finally has a chance on Friday: Although Virginia Tech has spent most of the season in the top 25, it has stumbled lately, losing by 18 at Miami, getting upset by Georgia Tech and barely escaping Pitt. Virginia is only 6-5 and has lost four of five, but it is going bowling for the first time since 2011 and has some intriguing pieces on both sides of the ball. If the Cavs can get a complete performance from QB Kurt Benkert -- who was brilliant in the first half at Miami last week -- they have a chance to finally end the rivalry losing streak at 13 games.
Pick: Virginia 24, Virginia Tech 23
Texas Tech at Texas
8 p.m., Fox
Texas' win over West Virginia allowed it to reach bowl eligibility in Tom Herman's debut season, ending a two-year postseason drought. Now it's Texas Tech's turn to try to get to a bowl. The Red Raiders are 5-6 in Kliff Kingsbury's fifth season, and this could be the third time he misses a bowl. The typically prolific Texas Tech offense was held to three points in a loss to TCU last week, and the Red Raiders will have to go on the road to Austin to face a stellar Longhorns defense. Throw in the return of All-America left tackle Connor Williams to stabilize the Texas offensive line, and the Longhorns stand a good chance of keeping Texas Tech home for the postseason, again.
Pick: Texas 31, Texas Tech 27
California at UCLA
10:30 p.m., FS1
Josh Rosen looked like a No. 1 pick last Saturday at USC, but UCLA still lost to fall to 5-6. Coach Jim Mora was fired a day later. Now bowl eligibility is on the line for the Bruins under interim coach Jedd Fisch, and bowl eligibility is on the line for 5-6 Cal under first-year coach Justin Wilcox, too. As always, it's hard to know how a team will react in a final regular-season game under an interim coach. Rosen gives UCLA a good chance to win, of course, but Cal has shown some positive signs under Wilcox this season. Don't be shocked if the Golden Bears go to Pasadena and pull off a mild road upset.
Pick: California 35, UCLA 34
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Saturday Early Afternoon
No. 9 Ohio State at Michigan
Ohio State has won 12 of the past 13 rivalry showdowns with Michigan. There have been close calls, including last year's win by inches in overtime, but the Buckeyes have been the superior program and have dominated the series for years. Although this game is in Ann Arbor in Michigan's third season under Jim Harbaugh, and although Ohio State is an erratic team that got blown out by Iowa a few weeks ago, it's hard not to see the Buckeyes as a heavy favorite this week. Despite their two double-digit losses, the Buckeyes will play for a Big Ten championship against Wisconsin next week, and if they win, the playoff isn't impossible.
They go to Ann Arbor as the more complete team. Both teams boast fantastic defensive fronts, but Michigan has been unable to consistently move the ball all season. Complicating matters is its messy quarterback situation, which has featured three starters: Wilton Speight, John O'Korn and Brandon Peters. Peters and Speight are both dealing with injuries, and it's unclear which player will start at quarterback. Regardless of who's behind center, the Wolverines face a daunting task: Their offense ranks 89th in yards per play. Ohio State's defense is seventh. Yes, Iowa put up 55 on the Buckeyes, but Ohio State has responded well since then, easily blowing out both Michigan State and Illinois.
Michigan's defense will have to rise to the occasion, force a few J.T. Barrett mistakes and perhaps even score on defense. The Wolverines could win a close, low-scoring game, but if Ohio State gets its running game going, it's hard to see Michigan pulling off the win. Harbaugh's first win in the rivalry as a coach may have to wait until 2018.
Pick: Ohio State 30, Michigan 16
No. 7 Georgia at Georgia Tech
Georgia dominated the Clean, Old-Fashioned Hate series by winning 12 of 13 from 2001-13, but Georgia Tech has won two of the past three, including a 28-27 victory in Athens last year. This time, the Yellow Jackets are searching for their first home win against the Bulldogs since 1999. In addition to ending the home losing streak in the rivalry, Georgia Tech is trying to avoid missing the postseason for the second time in three years after an 18-year bowl streak from 1997-2014. The Yellow Jackets appeared to be in good shape when they upset Virginia Tech two weeks ago, but they followed that with a disappointing 40-23 loss at Duke. Yes, they've done well against Georgia recently, but this is a different Bulldogs team, one that is ranked in the top 10 and two wins away from a playoff bid.
Pick: Georgia 28, Georgia Tech 17
Louisville at Kentucky
Noon, SEC Network
Louisville had the Heisman Trophy winner, Lamar Jackson, last November, but the Cardinals ended their regular season on a low note, losing 41-38 to Kentucky because of four turnovers and a late field goal. This Kentucky team is 7-4, boasting the same record as a disappointing Louisville team. However, Jackson has been anything but disappointing, putting up Heisman-worthy numbers again with an average of 415 yards of total offense per game. The Louisville pass defense has improved the past couple weeks with the help of a healthy Jaire Alexander, and Kentucky is unlikely to have the offense to keep up with Jackson again, barring a Louisville turnover problem like last year.
Pick: Louisville 39, Kentucky 24
Indiana at Purdue
Bragging rights and the wondrous Old Oaken Bucket are typically the only things on the line when Indiana and Purdue meet in their long-running in-state rivalry that dates back to 1891. This time, there's added incentive for victory: It's a postseason play-in game. Both the Hoosiers -- who have won four in a row in the rivalry -- and the Boilermakers enter the game with a 5-6 record under first-year coaches Tom Allen and Jeff Brohm. The winner goes bowling; the loser stays home.
Pick: Purdue 27, Indiana 20
Florida State at Florida
Florida State was ranked No. 3 in the preseason AP poll. Florida was coming off back-to-back SEC East titles. This was supposed to be a big game with a national impact. Now it's … the least meaningful Florida-Florida State game in decades. The Seminoles are 4-6 and had to reschedule their canceled game against UL Monroe for next week to keep open the possibility of extending their bowl streak to 36 years. The Gators are 4-6 and fired Jim McElwain in just his third season. Their only win since September came last week against UAB, and they're going to miss the postseason for the second time in five years. From 1990-2000, Florida State and Florida met 13 times, and both were ranked in the top 10 entering each one of those games. The 2017 season is a totally different story for a rivalry that dominated the '90s.
Pick: Florida 16, Florida State 15
Kansas at No. 19 Oklahoma State
Kansas just wants to avoid any further controversy after all the drama surrounding its antics against Baker Mayfield last week. Oklahoma State just wants to take out some frustration after a disappointing loss to Kansas State -- in which a big comeback fell short -- eliminated it from the Big 12 title chase. There's no better Power Five team to face than the 1-10 Jayhawks for a team that wants to bounce back from a loss. Oklahoma State has won 12 of 13 in the series, scoring at least 38 points in 10 of those 12 wins dating back to 1998.
Pick: Oklahoma State 56, Kansas 10
East Carolina at No. 20 Memphis
East Carolina is coming off a 48-20 win over Cincinnati, but it is just 3-8 and ranks 129th in points allowed. Perhaps Memphis could get caught looking ahead to the AAC title game, but the Tigers are far too potent on offense and have a chance to earn a New Year's Six bowl bid. They'll roll here at home.
Pick: Memphis 45, East Carolina 21
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Saturday Late Afternoon
No. 1 Alabama at No. 6 Auburn
3:30 p.m., CBS
Auburn has had a couple low moments this season -- allowing 11 sacks in a loss to Clemson, blowing a 20-0 lead at LSU -- but it has blowout wins over Georgia and Mississippi State and has put itself in position to play for a conference title. It just has to beat No. 1 Alabama first, in an Iron Bowl that serves as a play-in game for a spot in the SEC championship game against Georgia. With both teams ranked in the top 10, the SEC West title on the line and conference championship and playoff implications, this stands as one of the most important games ever in this storied rivalry.
- This is the 22nd time that both teams are ranked in the AP poll at the time of the game. Auburn is 12-9 in such games.
- This is the eighth time that both teams are ranked in the top 10. Auburn has won four of seven, and all but one of those seven games has been decided by a touchdown or less. Those games include the Punt, Bama, Punt game in 1972, the Cam Newton-led Auburn comeback in 2010 and the Kick Six in 2013.
- Alabama is 12-3 when taking an undefeated record into late-season Iron Bowls.
Alabama enters Saturday's trip to Jordan-Hare Stadium with two fewer losses than Auburn. It has won seven of the past nine games in the rivalry. Six of those wins were by double digits, and both Auburn wins were by one possession -- the 2010 comeback to win by one and the Kick Six miracle. Most of the recent history points in Alabama's direction, but Auburn is being given a strong chance on Saturday for a number of reasons: 1) It's playing at home, where it's undefeated; 2) It just beat Georgia, which is built similarly to Alabama, by 23 points; 3) Alabama has been dealing with injuries on defense and appeared vulnerable against Mississippi State; 4) Alabama's defense is better than Auburn's, but the gap isn't very big; and 5) Auburn's offense is peaking, thanks to impressive play by RB Kerryon Johnson and QB Jarrett Stidham and improvement along the offensive line.
Alabama is undefeated but not totally unbeatable. Auburn has played well, with a strong running game, the ability to stretch the field with Stidham and a defensive front capable of generating consistent pressure.
But, well, Alabama is still Alabama. Jalen Hurts may have some limitations as a passer, but he is the leader of a star-studded backfield and has had an excellent season, which included some big throws in the clutch to beat Mississippi State. Bama is strong in the trenches, as always, and it has the secondary -- first in defensive passer rating and yards per attempt allowed -- to limit the Auburn offense. The Tigers have a chance to win, Bama still has the best chance.
Pick: Alabama 24, Auburn 13
No. 5 Wisconsin at Minnesota
3:30 p.m., ABC
On Nov. 8, 2003, Minnesota kicker Rhys Lloyd lined up and nailed a 35-yard field goal as time expired at the Metrodome. He rushed to the Wisconsin sideline to reclaim Paul Bunyan's Axe, making for one of the most memorable moments of a historic rivalry. It's still the last time Minnesota has celebrated a win over Wisconsin. The Badgers have dominated the series, winning 13 straight. The Gophers haven't kept it within single digits since 2009. Trying to do so on Saturday represents a daunting task for coach P.J. Fleck. Minnesota has plenty of motivation here, as a win would end the streak, deal a massive blow to its rival's playoff hopes and send Minnesota to a bowl game. But a week after putting up 50 on Nebraska, Minnesota was shut out by Northwestern. The Gophers don't have the offense to consistently move the ball against this excellent Badgers defense.
Pick: Wisconsin 24, Minnesota 10
West Virginia at No. 4 Oklahoma
3:45 p.m., ESPN
After last week's drama in Lawrence, Heisman Trophy frontrunner Baker Mayfield will not be a captain on Senior Day in Norman, and he won't start the game. How long Mayfield sits is unknown, but Oklahoma will start Kyler Murray, a former five-star recruit who began his career at Texas A&M, against a West Virginia team that also will start a backup quarterback. Will Grier was injured in last week's Mountaineers loss to Texas, meaning that Chris Chugonov will make the start. With Grier out, it's hard to imagine West Virginia winning on the road at Oklahoma, no matter how much Mayfield plays.
Pick: Oklahoma 35, West Virginia 20
No. 10 Penn State at Maryland
3:30 p.m., Big Ten Network
Penn State and Maryland will meet in Rivalry Week for the first time. Former East Coast rivals long before they shared a conference, they have met 40 times. Maryland has won only twice: 1961 and 2014. Although Penn State's defense gave up garbage-time points to Nebraska last week, the offense got back on track with a huge performance from Saquon Barkley and 42 first-half points. Maryland, meanwhile, continues to deal with quarterback injury problems and scored a total of 17 points the past two games against Michigan and Michigan State. This could become another Barkley showcase.
Pick: Penn State 42, Maryland 17
Arizona at Arizona State
4:30 p.m., Pac-12 Network
Both teams are going bowling after lackluster 2016 seasons. That 2016 campaign, however, ended on a high note for Arizona: a 56-35 win over the Sun Devils that featured the Wildcats rushing for 511 yards. None of those yards belonged to Khalil Tate, who emerged as a dual-threat sensation in early October. Although Tate was finally contained last week, by Oregon, it's reasonable to expect him to rebound in this rivalry battle for the Territorial Cup. Arizona State reached six wins, but Todd Graham remains on the hot seat, with a defense that ranks 109th in yards per rush allowed. The Sun Devils are better than they were last year defensively. However, they're still vulnerable, especially against a dynamic athlete like Tate.
Pick: Arizona 43, Arizona State 30
Iowa State at Kansas State
3:30 p.m., ESPN2
Iowa State is a difficult job, and Matt Campbell has had a phenomenal second season. The Cyclones beat both Oklahoma and TCU and have been highly competitive all season, even reaching the top 20 for the first time since 2002. They faded a bit with losses to West Virginia and Oklahoma State, but after a win over Baylor, Saturday's trip to Kansas State -- which just upset Oklahoma State -- is important. At 7-4, Iowa State has a chance to win eight games for the first time since 2000, when it went 9-3. If the Cyclones beat Kansas State and win their bowl, they could win nine games for only the third time ever. They do actually still have long-shot hopes of playing in the Big 12 title game, but regardless, a win here would cap one of the best regular seasons in program history.
Pick: Iowa State 23, Kansas State 20
No. 23 Boise State at Fresno State
3:30 p.m., CBSSN
Next week, Boise State and Fresno State will meet … again. The second matchup will decide the Mountain West championship. First, some unfortunate scheduling will lead to the Broncos and Bulldogs playing each other with little on the line beyond the Milk Can rivalry trophy. After a close loss to Washington State and a blowout loss to Virginia, Boise State turned its season around with seven straight wins, giving up more than 19 points in only one Mountain West game. On the other side, Fresno State has turned its entire program trajectory around under new coach Jeff Tedford, going from 1-11 to 8-3 with a surprise West Division title over San Diego State.
Pick: Boise State 24, Fresno State 17
No. 16 Michigan State at Rutgers
4 p.m., Fox
Michigan State has rebounded well from last year's 3-9 debacle, holding an 8-3 overall record with a 6-2 mark in the Big Ten that includes a win over Penn State. Last week, the Spartans beat Maryland 17-7 on a snowy day in East Lansing. That 10-point margin of victory was actually their biggest win out of six Big Ten victories. The Spartans are 5-1 in games decided by eight points or less, with an inconsistent passing game and an offense that ranks 111th in yards per play. The hope for the Spartans is that they finally rout a Big Ten opponent to end the regular season. Rutgers is improved, but it is coming off a 35-6 loss at Penn State and a 41-0 loss at Indiana. It has score more than 17 points in only three of 11 games.
Pick: Michigan State 27, Rutgers 10
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No. 8 Notre Dame at No. 21 Stanford
8 p.m., ABC
Stanford's Pac-12 championship hopes rest in the hands of the Apple Cup -- the Cardinal win the Pac-12 North if Washington beats Washington State -- and Bryce Love probably can't catch Baker Mayfield in the Heisman Trophy race, so the most important thing on the line here is likely to be Notre Dame trying to go to a major bowl. At No. 8 with two losses, the Fighting Irish would need a ton of chaos to have a chance to still make the playoff, but they're in position with a win at Stanford to get back to a New Year's Six bowl, which is no small feat after last year's 4-8 record.
But after a run of runaway wins, it hasn't been an easy few weeks for Notre Dame, which was blown out at Miami and barely escaped Navy. Now, the Irish probably have to slow down Love, who averages 8.8 yards per carry and has been a big-play machine. I say probably because Love has been dealing with an ankle injury, and it's not guaranteed that he plays or receives a full share of carries against the Irish. It's the key question of the game, because Stanford doesn't have the firepower to keep pace with Notre Dame's explosive ground attack if Love isn't in the lineup in his typical role.
Pick: Notre Dame 28, Stanford 20
No. 13 Washington State at No. 17 Washington
8 p.m., Fox
The hope for much of the season was that the Apple Cup would serve as a play-in game for the Pac-12 championship game for the second year in a row. It's only the case for one of the teams this time. Last year, Washington beat Wazzu 45-17 and went on to win the Pac-12 title and earn a playoff bid. This year, only Washington State can advance with a victory. Thanks to losses to Stanford and Arizona State, Washington is merely in the position to play spoiler, because a win would put it in a tie for first with Stanford, which owns the tiebreaker. Washington State lost to California and Arizona, neither of which is in the conference title race.
It's not all it could be, but it's still one of the biggest Apple Cups ever. Not only is Washington State playing for a division title, but this is only the seventh time that both teams enter the game ranked in the AP poll, joining 1936, 1972, 1981, 1997, 2001 and 2016. The Huskies and Cougars have both had uneven performances this year with some shocking losses, bringing some unpredictability into the mix. Given Washington's O-line problems without Trey Adams, this seems like a good opportunity for Washington State's stellar defensive front to make an impact. Still, Washington is the home team with the more complete defense -- it ranks second in yards per play allowed -- and Wazzu's Air Raid passing attack has been more erratic than expected. Washington can't celebrate a division title with a win, but ruining the Cougars' conference championship dreams would be a solid consolation prize in Seattle.
Pick: Washington 31, Washington State 24
No. 3 Clemson at No. 24 South Carolina
7:30 p.m., ESPN
South Carolina quietly moved into the selection committee's top 25 this week with an 8-3 record that has made this a stellar season in Year 2 under Will Muschamp. But the Gamecocks' resume lacks quality wins beyond the opener against N.C. State -- in which it was outgained 504-246 -- and they aren't loved by advanced stats, as Jeff Sagarin's ratings place them 38th and the Football Outsiders S&P+ ratings place them 63rd. Clemson is the clear-cut better team here on both sides of the ball, and it should control the line of scrimmage on both sides of the ball. Although it is a heated rivalry game, only one of the past nine meetings (four Clemson wins, five South Carolina wins) has been decided by single digits. With its playoff hopes hanging in the balance, expect Clemson to get the job done on the road.
Pick: Clemson 31, South Carolina 17
Texas A&M at No. 18 LSU
7:30 p.m., SEC Network
Two years ago, reports that Les Miles was about to be fired dominated the lead-up to LSU's regular-season finale against Texas A&M. On a surreal night in Baton Rouge, LSU beat the Aggies, the crowd got behind Miles and the coach was carried off the field. He kept his job, only to be fired a month into the 2016 season. Now, the coaching rumors are on the other side of this budding SEC West rivalry: The Houston Chronicle reported on Tuesday that Texas A&M intends to fire Kevin Sumlin after the trip to LSU, win or lose. The Aggies are 7-4, blowing a 34-point lead in the opener against UCLA and losing to top-20 Alabama, Mississippi State and Auburn teams. They have gone 8-5 overall the past three seasons and haven't finished with a winning record in SEC play since Johnny Manziel's Heisman season in 2012, which was also Sumlin's debut as coach. A win Saturday in Death Valley would give the Aggies a 5-3 SEC mark this season, but despite LSU's early-season struggles, it will be a lot to ask. LSU is 5-0 against the Aggies since they joined the SEC. The Sumlin reports can't help but dominate the conversation, and, on the field, this game is likely to be controlled by LSU's defense and running game.
Pick: LSU 29, Texas A&M 17
Oregon State at Oregon
7 p.m., ESPN2
The Mark Helfrich era at Oregon ended after a 34-24 Civil War loss to Oregon State last November, a result that ended the Ducks' eight-game winning streak in the rivalry and dropped them to 4-8, giving them their worst season since 1991. The Willie Taggart era has gotten off to an inconsistent 6-5 start in which the defense has improved but the offense was held back by an injury to QB Justin Herbert. Herbert returned last week, and the Ducks rolled to an impressive 48-28 win over Arizona. With Herbert in the lineup, the Ducks are in excellent position to atone for last year and take down the Beavers, who are 1-10 overall and 0-8 in the Pac-12 and will be playing their last game before hiring a new coach after Gary Andersen stepped down in the middle of the season.
Pick: Oregon 45, Oregon State 20
Colorado at Utah
10 p.m., FS1
It's a sad moment: the final #Pac12AfterDark of the season. Only two games kick off after 10 p.m. ET on Saturday: Colorado at Utah and Utah State at Air Force. In Salt Lake City, a bowl bid is on the line between the Buffaloes, who won the Pac-12 South last year but have predictably regressed, and the Utes, who have lost six of seven after a 4-0 start propelled them to No. 20 in the AP poll.
Pick: Utah 31, Colorado 28