Saturday Scoreboard - Week 11

The FootballScoop Saturday Scoreboard will keep you up to speed throughout the day on everything you need to know across college football. 

Texas A&M 29, Alabama 24. Michigan-Northwestern's reign as Game of the Day lasted for all of about three hours as the Aggies and Crimson Tide staged a boxing match that will be in the conversation for Game of the Year. Texas A&M jumped out to a 20-0 lead only to see Alabama pull within 20-17. The Aggies opened the fourth quarter with nine straight points, their first since the first quarter, when A.J. McCarron hit Amari Cooper on a 54-yard catch-and-run to make the score 29-24 with 6:09 to play. Alabama's defense forced a punt, setting up McCarron with another 54-yard strike, this time to Kenny Bell. Saban's team appeared primed for another fourth quarter rally but the Texas A&M defense stiffened with a goal line stand that Aggie fans will talk about for ages, capped with an interception at the goal line on 4th-and-2. Alabama prepared for one last gasp until an uncharacteristic mistake, an neutral zone infraction on 4th-and-1 with 40 seconds left, sealed the upset. 

Oregon 59, California 17. With the Ducks running game struggling to take off, Chip Kelly and co. turned to the air with rousing success. Marcus Mariota completed 27-of-34 passes for 377 yards and six touchdowns while backup Bryan Bennett added a touchdown throw of his own as the Ducks pulled away from a 24-17 game with five unanswered touchdown passes. Oregon's defense, playing almost entirely with freshmen in the front, put the clamps down on the Bears late, shutting out Cal over the game's final 25 minutes. 


Notre Dame 21, Boston College 6. Much like its unbeaten counterpart Kansas State, Notre Dame didn't do anything spectacular but did enough to  comfortably notch their 10th victory of the season. Quarterback Everett Golson played an efficient game, completing 16-of-24 passes for 200 yards and two touchdowns and rushed 11 times for 39 yards and another score. Boston College moved the ball against the Fighting Irish but were kept out of the end zone. Notre Dame has now allowed just 36 points in six games away from South Bend this season. Brian Kelly's team is now 10-0 for the first time since 1993 and has won 18 of its last 21 contests. 

Kansas State 23, TCU 10. On a night when Collin Klein returned to the line-up, the Kansas State defense carried the day while the Wildcats' offense did just enough to win without being seriously pushed by the Horned Frogs. Kansas State did not let TCU dent the scoreboard until the fourth quarter when the Wildcats led by 23. The Kansas State was not as methodical as it usually performs, producing season lows in points, total yards and first downs. On a night when the No. 1 team in the nation went down at home, any conference road win is to be celebrated. 


LSU 37, Mississippi State 17. Quarterback Zach Mettenberger showed continued improvement after last week's giant leap forward as he connected on 19-of-30 passes for 273 yards with two touchdowns and no interceptions. Mississippi State quarterback Tyler Russell had his share of success through the air with 295 yards and a score, but the Bulldogs could not get anything going on the ground in rushing 24 times for just 47 yards. LSU safety Craig Loston ended any hopes of a comeback when he took an interception back 100 yards for a score with 1:13 to play. 


Georgia 38, Auburn 0. Mark Richt's Bulldogs eased into their second straight SEC East title in building a 38-0 lead in the game's first 40 minutes and then playing the final third of the game on autopilot. Georgia averaged nearly 7.5 yards per play in producing 208 passing yards, 289 rushing yards and 24 first downs. The Bulldogs will venture outside of the SEC for tilts with Georgia Southern and Georgia Tech before presumably a shot at Alabama for the SEC title on December 1. 

Nebraska 32, Penn State 23. Bo Pelini's team owned the second half, outscoring Penn State 26-3, to remain in control of the Big Ten Legends Division. The turning point of the game came with nine minutes left when, trailing 27-23, Penn State quarterback Matt McGloin hit Matt Lehman at the Nebraska one-yard line when Lehman fumbled into the end zone and the Cornhuskers recovered. Nebraska then boomed a 69-yard punt pinning Penn State at the two-yard line, and two plays later McGloin was sacked in the end zone. 


Stanford 27, Oregon State 23. Stanford came out rocking, building a 14-0 lead after the first frame. But Oregon State punched back, scoring 23 straight points over the game's next 27 minutes. David Shaw's faith in newly-installed starter Kevin Hogan paid off when Hogan hit touchdown passes to Stepfan Taylor and Zach Ertz to put the Cardinal back on top for good. The win gives Stanford a crack at stealing the Pac-12 North away from Oregon next week and also puts them first in line for a potential Rose Bowl berth.


Oklahoma State 55, West Virginia 34. At this point it almost doesn't matter who starts for Mike Gundy and Todd Monken, he's going to score points. Third-stringer Clint Chelf stepped into the starting line-up and threw for 292 yards and four touchdowns. The Cowboys jumped out to a 31-14 lead just before halftime only to see West Virginia rally to pull within 38-34, but Gundy's team pulled away with the game's final 17 points. The win puts Oklahoma State into the Big 12 bowl picture and drops West Virginia, who stood at 5-0 and in the Top 5 one month ago, to 5-4 on the year. 

San Diego State 28, Air Force 9. Rocky Long and his staff have put in one of the best under the radar coaching jobs in college football this season. In pulling off the Aztecs' sixth straight wins, San Diego State was able to dominate a game in which in was out-gained 393-268 and lost the first down battle 24-15. The Aztecs' defense forced four turnovers and, while they allowed 320 rushing yards, made the Air Force use 68 carries to get there. The win moves San Diego State to 8-3 on the year and tied atop the Mountain West standings with Boise State and Fresno State. 

USC 38, Arizona State 17. This is a much-needed win for USC after the week they've had. Do-it-all wide receiver Marqise Lee will grab the headlines with 227 yards from scrimmage but running back Curtis McNeal carried the day with 32 touches for 185 yards and three touchdowns, all of which came after Arizona State took a 17-14 lead in the third quarter. After two rough weeks, Monte Kiffin's defenses rebounded to force four turnovers and hold Arizona State to 250 total yards. 


Missouri 51, Tennessee 48 (four overtimes). Tennessee was unsuccessful on 4th-and-3 from the Mizzou 18 in the top of the fourth overtime, meaning Gary Pinkel's team needed just a 35-yard field goal from Andrew Baggett to seal the win. Tennessee blew a 21-7 halftime lead, allowing Missouri to force overtime with 47 seconds left by knotting the game at 28-28.  At 0-6 in SEC play, Tennessee now must beat Vanderbilt and Kentucky to salvage a bowl trip while Missouri can lock in a bowl game with a win over Syracuse next week. 

Florida 27, Louisiana - Lafayette 20. Florida's first blocked punt of the season could not have come at a better time, as Jelani Jenkins returned a blocked punt 35 yards for a score with two seconds remaining to avoid one of the biggest upset losses in school history. Mark Hudspeth's team controlled the game for much of the afternoon, but will look back to settling for a short field goal after moving within a 1st-and-goal, leading 17-13, early in the fourth quarter. The Ragin' Cajuns pushed the lead to 20-13 but left the door open for Florida to score twice within the game's final 1:42 to take the win. Florida's only substantial offense came in desperation, end of half situations as the Gators broke a 3-3 tie with seven ticks remaining before halftime with a nine-play, 85-yard drive capped by a Trey Burton two-yard scoring catch. 


Texas Tech 41, Kansas 34 (double overtime). Tommy Tuberville's team survived a scare from Kansas but the most talked about aspect of this game will be his sideline incident with an assistant coach. 

Virginia 41, Miami (Fla.) 40. A back-and-forth affair appeared over when Virginia threw incomplete on 4th-and-7 in the game's final minute until Miami was flagged for defensive holding. The Cavaliers' new life resulted in a 10-yard touchdown pass with six seconds remaining, putting Virgina on top for good. The loss costs Miami control of the ACC Coastal Division, as the Hurricanes are now tied with Duke and Georgia Tech. 

Michigan 38, Northwestern 31 (overtime). It will take a lot to knock this from Game of the Day status, as Michigan stuffed Northwestern on 4th-and-2 in overtime to keep its Big Ten title hopes alive. A back-and-forth game that saw the lead change hands four times after Northwestern hit a 15-yard scoring strike to take a 31-28 lead with 3:59 to play.  Fill-in starter Devin Gardner threw an interception on Michigan's next play, but the Wolverines forced a punt to regain possession at their 38-yard line with 18 ticks left. On the first play of this possession, Roy Roundtree hauled in Gardner's jump ball for a 53 yard gain to set up a 26-yard field goal that sent the game into overtime. Gardner rushed in on a 3rd-and-goal play-fake on Michigan's possession and Greg Mattison's defense held up on Northwestern's turn to seal the win. Michigan will now root for Penn State as a Nittany Lions win over Nebraska puts the Wolverines on top of the Big Ten Legends Division. 


Syracuse 45, Louisville 26. I have described Louisville's undefeated start as a season-long tight rope walk, and the Cardinals plunged off the rope and into the netting in a big way on Saturday. After a 10-10 score in the first quarter, Syracuse blew Louisville off the field in the second quarter, outscoring Charlie Strong's team 21-3. The Orange pounded Louisville up front, owning a 278-48 rushing advantage. Louisville gained 472 yards from scrimmage, but all but 31 of those yards were generated by quarterback Teddy Bridgewater. 


Wisconsin 62, Indiana 14. Indiana entered Saturday's game in control of its own destiny to reach the Big Ten Championship and, thus, the Rose Bowl. And then the game started. Wisconsin head coach Bret Bielema mentioned last week that he was leaning toward keeping interim offensive line coach Bart Miller on full-time, and Miller's unit performed like it wants him around for a long time. The Badgers set a school record with 564 rushing yards, as running backs Montee Ball and James White each topped 150 yards. The win locks in a second consecutive Big Ten Legends Division championship for Bielema's program. 

Texas 33, Iowa State 7. Texas opened the game by throwing out of the Wishbone from its own six-yard line for a 46-yard gain to tight end Greg Daniels and never slowed down from there. Sophomore quarterback David Ash was extremely sharp throughout the day, hitting 18 of his first 19 passes, going 25-of-31 for a career-best 364 yards and two touchdowns. The Longhorns also 44 times for 224 yards and two scores. Manny Diaz's defense played by far its best game against a Big 12 opponent, limiting ISU quarterback Steele Jantz to 15-of-29 passing for 133 yards (4.59 yards per attempt) for one touchdown and two interceptions. Texas out-gained the Cyclones 609-277, held a 31-14 first downs advantage and achieved 23 plays of 10 yards or more. 

Full Division I TV Schedule for Saturday


Schedule courtesy of the National Football Foundation                     

The following schedule is for games from Division I (FBS and FCS) for the dates of Nov. 8 - Nov. 14. 

* All times Eastern
* FBS Rankings reflect the USA Today Coaches’ Poll
* FCS Rankings reflect the Sports Network/Fathead.com Poll
* Schedule organized by home team.

This schedule is compiled by Jill Kemp, NFF Correspondent. Any comments or updates, please email


Date Time Game Network (Talent)
Thu., Nov. 8 7:30 p.m. (6) Florida State
at Virginia Tech
(Rece Davis, Jesse Palmer, David Pollack, Samantha Steele)
Sat., Nov. 10 12 p.m. Miami 
at Virginia
ACC Network
(Tom Hart, John Congemi)
Sat., Nov. 10 12:30 p.m. Georgia Tech
at North Carolina
ACC Network
(Tim Brant, Dave Archer, Mike Hogewood)
Sat., Nov. 10 3 p.m. Wake Forest
at North Carolina State
(Rich Waltz, Keith Jones, Jenn Hildreth)
Sat., Nov. 10 3:30 p.m. Maryland
at (8) Clemson
(Anish Shroff, Dan Hawkins)
Sat., Nov. 10 8 p.m. (4) Notre Dame
at Boston College
(Brent Musburger
3, Kirk Herbstreit3, Heather Cox)

Big East

Date Time Game Network (Talent)
Fri., Nov. 9 8 p.m. Pittsburgh
at Connecticut
(Carter Blackburn, Rod Gilmore, Bart Fox)
Sat., Nov. 10 12 p.m. Cincinnati
at Temple
Big East Network
(Eamon McEneaney, David Diaz-Infante, Paul Carcaterra)
Sat., Nov. 10 12 p.m. (10) Louisville
at Syracuse
(Bob Wischusen, Danny Kanell2, Maria Taylor)
Sat., Nov. 10 12 p.m. Army
at (20) Rutgers
(Joe Beninati, Pete Najarian, George Smith)

Big Ten

Date Time Game Network (Talent)
Sat., Nov. 10 12 p.m. Purdue
at Iowa
Big Ten Network
(Kevin Kugler, Chris Martin, J. Leman2)
Sat., Nov. 10 12 p.m. Wisconsin
at Indiana
(Beth Mowins, Joey Galloway, Niki Noto)
Sat., Nov. 10 12 p.m. (21) Northwestern 
at Michigan
(Dave Pasch, Brian Griese2, Jenn Brown)
Sat., Nov. 10 3:30 p.m. Minnesota
at Illinois
Big 10 Network
(Eric Collins, Derek Rackley, Jon Jansen)
Sat., Nov. 10 3:30 p.m. Penn State
at (16) Nebraska
(Sean McDonough, Chris Spielman
1, Quint Kessenich)

Big 12

Date Time Game Network (Talent)
Sat., Nov. 10 12 p.m. Iowa State
at (17) Texas
Longhorn Network
(Mike Patrick, Ed Cunningham, Jeanine Edwards)
Sat., Nov. 10 12 p.m. Kansas
at Texas Tech
(Ron Thulin, Brian Baldinger, Jim Knox)
Sat., Nov. 10 3:30 p.m. Baylor 
at (13) Oklahoma
(Steve Physioc, J.C. Person, Laura McKeeman)
Sat., Nov. 10 3:30 p.m. West Virginia
at Oklahoma State
(Dave LeMont, Kelly Stouffer)
Sat., Nov. 10 7 p.m. (3) Kansas State
at TCU
(Gus Johnson, Charles Davis, Julie Alexandria)

Conference USA

Date Time Game Network (Talent)
Sat., Nov. 10 4:30 p.m. Marshall
at UAB
(Matt Stewart, Chuck Oliver, Rachel Baribeau)
Sat., Nov. 10 5 p.m. Tulsa
at Houston
CBS Sports Network
(James Bates, Aaron Taylor, Lauren Gardner)
Sat., Nov. 10 7 p.m. Tulane
at Memphis
(Todd Graffagnini, Steve Barrios, Gus Kattengell)
Sat., Nov. 10 7 p.m. UCF 
FOX College Sports
(Mike Gleason, Ben Leber, Lesley McCaslin)
Sat., Nov. 10 7 p.m. Southern Mississippi
at SMU
FOX Sports
(Joel Meyers, Gary Reasons, Desmond Purnell)


Date Time Game Network (Talent)
Sat., Nov. 10 1 p.m. Central Michigan
at Eastern Michigan
(Matt Shepard, Chad Bush)
Sat., Nov. 10 1 p.m. Kent State
at Miami (OH)
Sports Time Ohio & ESPN3
(Matt Underwood, Frank Stams)
Sat., Nov. 10 2 p.m. Massachusetts
at Akron
(Steve French, Brad Detwiler, Joe Dunn)
Sat., Nov. 10 3:30 p.m. Western Michigan
at Buffalo
(Paul Peck, Jim Kubiak, Nick Mendola)
Wed., Nov. 14 8 p.m. Ohio
at Ball State
Wed., Nov. 14  9 p.m. (25) Toledo
at Northern Illinois
(Sean McDonough, Chris Speilman1)

Mountain West

Date Time Game Network (Talent)
Sat., Nov. 10 3:30 p.m. Wyoming
at New Mexico
Comcast New Mexico, KCWY-13 & KGWN-5
(Jeff Siembieda, Kole McKamey)
Sat., Nov. 10 3:30 p.m. Air Force
at San Diego State
NBC Sports Network
(Ari Wolfe, Blaine Fowler)
Sat., Nov. 10 7 p.m. (24) Boise State
at Hawaii
NBC Sports Network
(Paul Burmeister, Rod Woodson)
Sat., Nov. 10 7 p.m. UNLV
at Colorado State
Time Warner Cable Sports Net, KTVD Channel 20 & ROOT Sports
(Tim Neverett, Jay Leeuwenburg)
Sat., Nov. 10 10:30 p.m. Fresno State
at Nevada
NBC Sports Network
(Todd Harris, Anthony Herron)


Date Time Game Network (Talent)
Sat., Nov. 10 1:30 p.m. Colorado 
at Arizona
(Justin Kutcher, Eric Crouch, Darius Walker)
Sat., Nov. 10 3 p.m. (12) Oregon State
at (15) Stanford
(Craig Bolerjack, Joel Klatt, Petros Papadakis)
Sat., Nov. 10 3 p.m. Arizona State
at (22) USC
Pac-12 Network
(Ted Robinson, Glenn Parker, Ryan Nece)
Sat., Nov. 10 10:30 p.m. (2) Oregon
at Cal
(Joe Tessitore, Matt Millen, Samantha Steele)
Sat., Nov. 10 10:30 p.m. Utah 
at Washington
Pac-12 Network
(Kevin Calabro, Adam Archuleta, Yogi Roth)
Sat., Nov. 10 10:30 p.m. (19) UCLA
at Washington State
(Adam Amin, Tom Luginbill, Shelley Smith)


Date Time Game Network (Talent)
Sat., Nov. 10 12 p.m. Arkansas
at (11) South Carolina
(Tim Brando, Steve Beuerlein, Marty Snider)
Sat., Nov. 10 12:21 p.m. Louisiana - Lafayette
at (7) Florida
SEC Network & ESPN3
(Mike Morgan, Chris Doering)
Sat., Nov. 10 12:21 p.m. Missouri 
at Tennessee
SEC Network
(Dave Neal, Andre Ware1, Cara Capuano)
Sat., Nov. 10 3:30 p.m. (14) Texas A&M
at (1) Alabama
(Verne Lundquist3, Gary Danielson, Tracy Wolfson)
Sat., Nov. 10 7 p.m. (5) Georgia
at Auburn
(Mark Jones, Brock Huard, Allison Williams)
Sat., Nov. 10 7 p.m. (23) Mississippi State
at (9) LSU
(Brad Nessler, Todd Blackledge, Holly Rowe)
Sat., Nov. 10 7 p.m. Vanderbilt 
at Ole Miss
(Clay Matvick, Matt Stinchcomb2, Angela Mallen)

Sun Belt

Date Time Game Network (Talent)
Thu., Nov. 8 7 p.m. Louisiana - Monroe
at Arkansas State
(Joe Davis, Jay Walker)
Sat., Nov. 10 1 p.m. Florida Atlantic
at Western Kentucky
Sun Belt Network
(Tom Dore, Cole Cubelic, Melanie Share)
Sat., Nov. 10 3:30 p.m. Navy
at Troy
(Dave Weekley, Forrest Conoly)
Sat., Nov. 10 5 p.m. South Alabama
at North Texas
TXA 21
(Dave Barnett, Doug Anderson)


Date Time Game Network (Talent)
Sat., Nov. 10 4 p.m. San Jose State
at New Mexico State
Aggie Vision
(Glen Cerny, Danny Knee)
Sat., Nov. 10 5 p.m. McNeese State
Sat., Nov. 10 7 p.m. (18) Louisiana Tech
at Texas State
Longhorn Network
(Dave Armstrong, Ray Bentley)

FBS Independents

Date Time Game Network (Talent)
Sat., Nov. 10 10:15 p.m. Idaho 
at BYU
(Joe Davis, Jay Walker)


Big Sky

Date Time Game Network (Talent)
Sat., Nov. 10 3:35 p.m. Northern Colorado
at Weber State
(Carl Arky, Ty Sparrow)
Sat., Nov. 10 3:40 p.m. Portland State
at (2) Montana State
ROOT Sports
(Tom Glasgow, Sherdric Bonner, Jason Stiles)
Sat., Nov. 10 4:05 p.m. Southern Utah
at (11) Northern Arizona
FOX Arizona/NAU-TV
(Mitch Strohman, Kevin Stephens)
Sat., Nov. 10 4:35 p.m. UC Davis
at (5) Eastern Washington
(Greg Heister, Bill Ames)
Sat., Nov. 10 9:05 p.m. Idaho State
at (19) Cal Poly
(Bill Halter, Andre Masuda, Cameron Polom)


Big South


Date Time Game Network (Talent)
Sat., Nov. 10 1 p.m. Coastal Carolina
at Presbyterian
Big South Network
(Eric Thacker, John Orck, Ashton Avent)
Sat., Nov. 10 1:30 p.m. Gardner - Webb
at Charleston Southern
(Evan Lepler, Nate Ross)
Sat., Nov. 10 1:30 p.m. Citadel
at UMI
Big South Network
(Wade Branner, Cal Murray)
Sat., Nov. 10 3:30 p.m. (6) Stony Brook
at Liberty
MASN, Big South Network
(Patrick Kinas, Rod Smith)


Date Time Game Network (Talent)
Sat., Nov. 10 12 p.m. William & Mary
at (4) Old Dominion
Comcast SportsNet
(Brent Harris, Brad Jackson)
Sat., Nov. 10 1 p.m. (9) James Madison
at (21) Villanova
(Joe Eichhorn, Ryan Fannon)
Sat., Nov. 10 2 p.m. Georgia State
at Maine
(George Hale, Walt Abbott)
Sat., Nov. 10 3:30 p.m. Delaware
at (20) Richmond
(Bob Black, Jasmonn Coleman, Matt Smith)
Sat., Nov. 10 3:30 p.m. Rhode Island 
at (17) Towson
(Spiro Morekas, Ron Mechan, Zach Maskavich, Dayne Buttafuoco)

Ivy League

Date Time Game Network (Talent)
Sat., Nov. 10 12 p.m. (25)Harvard
at Penn
NBC Sports Network
(Randy Moss, Ross Tucker, Marshall Harris)
Sat., Nov. 10 12 p.m. Princeton
at Yale
Yes Network
(Ron Vaccaro, Carm Cozza1)
Sat., Nov. 10 12:30 p.m. Cornell
at Columbia
(Jerry Recco, Sal Licata)
Sat., Nov. 10 1:30 p.m. Brown 
at Dartmouth
Big Green Insider
(Dick Lutsk, Wayne Young)


Date Time Game Network (Talent)
Sat., Nov. 10 1 p.m. Hampton
at Delaware State
Sat., Nov. 10 1 p.m. Morgan State
at Norfolk State
(Ross Gordon, Maguell Davis)
Sat., Nov. 10 1:30 p.m. South Carolina State
at North Carolina A&T
(Walter Johnson, Alan Hooker)
Sat., Nov. 10 3 p.m. North Carolina Central
at Florida A&M
(Chris Hooks, Joe Simmons)
Sat., Nov. 10 5 p.m. Bethune-Cookman
at Savannah State

Missouri Valley

Date Time Game Network (Talent)
Sat., Nov. 10 1 p.m. Northern Iowa
at South Dakota
(Tom Ackerman, Danan Hughes, Erin Bajackson)
Sat., Nov. 10 2 p.m. Youngstown State
at Western Illinois
WIU-TV3 (tape delay)
(Aaron Viner, Josh Gleason)
Sat., Nov. 10 3:37 p.m. (16) South Dakota State
at (1) North Dakota State
FOX College Sports Central
(Brian Shawn, Lee Timmerman)


Date Time Game Network (Talent)
Sat., Nov. 10 12 p.m. Bryant
at Central Connecticut
(Bruce Biel, Marc Robbins)
Sat., Nov. 10 12 p.m. Albany 
at Duquesne
(Alex Panormios, Tad Maurey)
Sat., Nov. 10 12 p.m. Saint Francis
at Monmouth
FOX College Sports
(Matt Harmon, Steve Levy)
Sat., Nov. 10 12 p.m. Robert Morris 
at Sacred Heart
(Jeff Holtz, Mark Uyend)
Sat., Nov. 10 1 p.m. Holy Cross
at Wagner

Ohio Valley

Date Time Game Network (Talent)
Sat., Nov. 10 12 p.m. Southeast Missouri
at Eastern Illinois
Fox College Sports
(Kevin Ingram, Bob Belvin)
Sat., Nov. 10 1 p.m. Murray State
at (22) Eastern Kentucky
OVC Digital Network
(Greg Stotelmyer, Greg McClellan)
Sat., Nov. 10 2:30 p.m. (23) UT Martin
at Tennessee Tech
WCTE/OVC Digital Network
(Tim Scruggs, Sam Brooks)
Sat., Nov. 10 4 p.m. Austin Peay
at Jacksonville State
WJSX/OVC Digital Network
(Ryan Brown, Butch Barker)

Patriot League

Date Time Game Network (Talent)
Sat., Nov. 10 12:30 p.m. Colgate
at (8) Lehigh
CBS Sports Network
(Dave Ryan, Ron Zook, Evan Washburn)
Sat., Nov. 10 1 p.m. Lafayette
at Fordham
Lafayette Sports Network
(Gary Laubach, Mike Joseph, John Leone)
Sat., Nov. 10 1 p.m. Bucknell
at Georgetown
(Kevin Herr, Todd Merriett, Sara Bartlett)

Pioneer League

Date Time Game Network (Talent)
Sat., Nov. 10 12 p.m. Campbell 
at Jacksonville
(Cole Pepper, Steve Gilbert)
Sat., Nov. 10 12 p.m. Dayton
at Marist
(Ed Weir, Geoff Brault)
Sat., Nov. 10 1 p.m. Davidson
at Valaparaiso
(Todd Ickow, Travis Lucian)
Sat., Nov. 10 2 p.m. Butler
at Drake
Sat., Nov. 10 9 p.m. Morehead State
at San Diego
(Jack Cronin)


Date Time Game Network (Talent)
Sat., Nov. 10 1:30 p.m. Samford
at Elon
(David Hibbard, Taylor Durham)
Sat., Nov. 10 1:30 p.m. Chattanooga
at (13) Wofford
(Darren Goldwater, Doug Champman)
Sat., Nov. 10 2 p.m. Howard
at (7) Georgia Southern
(Chris Blair, Terry Harvin, Ryan Chambers)
Sat., Nov. 10 3:30 p.m. Furman
at (12) Appalachian State
Appalachian Sports Network
(David Jackson, Steve Brown, Randy Jackson)


Date Time Game Network (Talent)
Sat., Nov. 10 4 p.m. Nicholls State
at Lamar
(Harold Mann, Bo Brown)
Sat., Nov. 10 4 p.m. (3) Sam Houston State
at Northwestern State
Southland Conference Television Network
(Randy McIlvoy, Shea Walker, Erin Cofiell)
Sat., Nov. 10 8 p.m. Stephen F. Austin
at SE Louisiana
SE Channel
(Allen Waddell, Trey Willie)


Date Time Game Network (Talent)
Sat., Nov. 10 2 p.m. Prairie View A&M
at Mississippi Valley
(Leonard Moon)
Sat., Nov. 10 3 p.m. Texas Southern
at Alcorn
Sat., Nov. 10 3 p.m. Arkansas - Pine Bluff
at Grambling
Sat., Nov. 10 5 p.m. Alabama A&M
at Jackson State
Sat., Nov. 10 7 p.m. Alabama State
at Southern

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2 - Former NFF National Scholar-Athletes
3 - NFF Outstanding Contribution to Amateur Football honoree
* - Site of NFF Hall of Fame On-Campus Salute

Audio: Bo Pelini responds to radio call in guy

Nebraska head coach Bo Pelini was asked on his weekly radio show Wednesday night if his sideline demeanor has contributed to Nebraska's penalty issues this season. At 6.89 penalties for nearly 68 yards a game, the Cornhuskers are among the most-penalized teams in the country. 

The caller described Pelini's sideline demeanor as "not the face of Nebraska." The caller went on to say he would not send his son to play for Pelini. 

In a surprise to no one, Pelini took exception to the caller's question.

“Then don't send your kid to play for me, my man," said Pelini. "My players and I are close. I’d run through a wall for them, and they’d run through a wall for me … I’m a passionate guy, I’m an emotional guy. My players appreciate that about me and I’m not changing. How about that, my man?”

Pelini summarized his sideline persona by saying, "I like to compete. When I'm not competing, I'm different than I am when I'm (on) the field. My players appreciate that about me and I'm not changing. How about that?"

Listen for yourself below (audio compliments of Rivals). 

16 staffs competing for bowl eligibility on Saturday

Last week we noted that 17 staffs were coaching for bowl eligibility and seven met their goals of locking in post-season plans. This week, 16 staffs (some the same, some different) take a crack at locking in holiday plans. Here's where each of them stand heading into Saturday. 

Air Force: at San Diego State (3:30 p.m. ET, NBC Sports Network). Last non-bowl season: 2006. Outlook: Two tough road trips, beginning this week at San Diego State, are sandwiched around a home date with bottom-feeder Hawaii next Friday. 

Arizona: vs. Colorado (1:30 p.m. ET, FX). Last bowl appearance: 2010. Outlook: Rich Rod's team is licking its wounds after a tough night at the Rose Bowl, but up next is just what the doctor ordered: Colorado. The Buffs have lost five straight by no less than 28 points.

Arizona State: at USC (3:30 p.m. ET, Pac-12 Network). Last bowl appearance: 2010. Outlook: A 5-1 start has quickly turned into a 5-4 mark with an angry USC at the Coliseum. The Sun Devils get Washington State at home next week before closing the season at Arizona. 

BYU: vs. Idaho (10:15 p.m. ET, ESPNU). Last non-bowl season: 2004. Outlook: With losses to Boise State, Notre Dame and Oregon State, it can be argued the Cougars have been victimized by a tough schedule. A 9-4 finish is not out of the question. 

Cincinnati: at Temple (12 p.m. ET, Big East Network). Last non-bowl season: 2010. Outlook: The Bearcats are the only six-win team on this list due to their two games with FCS foes. 

Iowa State: at Texas (12 p.m. ET, LHN/ABC in Iowa). Last non-bowl season: 2010. Outlook: The opportunity is there for Paul Rhoads and co., as Texas' two worst performances of the season have come in noon kickoffs (against Oklahoma and Kansas). If it doesn't happen this week, the Cyclones visit the Jayhawks on Nov. 17.

Louisiana - Lafayette: at Florida (12 p.m. ET, SEC Network). Last non-bowl season: 2010. Outlook: A win on Saturday at the Swamp would be monumental for Rick Hudspeth's team for reasons other than clinching a second consecutive bowl trip. 

Miami (Fla.): at Virginia (12 p.m. ET, ABC). Last bowl appearance: 2010. Outlook: The Hurricanes' administration is currently debating whether or not to self-impose a bowl ban due to its NCAA inquiry, so Al Golden's team could win and still be removed from bowl contention. 

Minnesota: at Illinois (3:30 p.m. ET, BTN). Last bowl appearance: 2009. Outlook: A win on Saturday would mean a great deal to Jerry Kill's program. Luckily for the Golden Gophers, they face an Illinois team still looking for its first conference  win. 

N.C. State: vs. Wake Forest (3:30 p.m. ET, ESPN3). Last non-bowl season: 2009. Outlook: A two-game slide has kept the Wolfpack on brink of six wins for a third straight game. They will face off with Wake Forest for a spot in the ACC bowl rotation. 

Oklahoma State: vs. West Virginia (3:30 p.m. ET, ABC). Last non-bowl season: 2005. Outlook: All things considered, Mike Gundy's team had a strong showing at Kansas State on Saturday night. But, a loss is a loss and they'll need to beat WVU to clinch a bowl spot for the seventh straight season. 

Ole Miss: vs. Vanderbilt (7 p.m. ET, ESPNU). Last bowl appearance: 2009. Outlook: This game means a lot to both programs. A win Saturday marks 2012 as a success for Hugh Freeze's first year in Oxford. 

Vanderbilt: at Ole Miss (7 p.m. ET, ESPNU). Last bowl non-bowl season: 2010. Outlook: Three straight wins have put James Franklin's team on the brink of a second straight bowl trip. The Commodores have never played in back-to-back bowl games. 

Wake Forest: at N.C. State (3:30 p.m. ET, ESPN3). Last non-bowl season: 2010. Outlook: Jim Grobe's bunch is faced with back-to-back road games before closing the year at home with Vanderbilt. It will take a strong performance to get the Demon Deacons bowling for the second straight year. 

Washington: vs. Utah (10:30 p.m. ET, Pac-12 Network). Last non-bowl season: 2009. Outlook: A tough early slate is now repeating its benefits. Starting with last week's win over Cal, Washington's final four opponents are a combined 5-20 in league play. 

West Virginia: at Oklahoma State (3:30 p.m. ET, ABC). Last non-bowl season: 2001. Outlook: Who would have thought a month ago this would even be a question? Stuck in a three-game slide, WVU's skid could hit five with a trip to Oklahoma State this week and a date with OU on Nov. 17. If worse comes to worst, the Mountaineers get Kansas at home to end the year. 

What We're Watching - Previews of Saturday's Biggest Games

Week 10 of the college football season doesn't boast the number of marquee games of last week, but there are more than enough interesting match-ups to keep the viewer entertained throughout the day. Here's what we'll be keeping our eyes on throughout Saturday. 

Iowa State at Texas (12 p.m. ET, LHN): The irony of putting a game that 99 percent of the country can't see on a Saturday viewing schedule is not lost on me, but there are some intriguing story lines heading into this game. Texas' defense has improved from 'horrific' to 'competent' in the last two weeks, holding Kansas and Texas Tech to 39 combined points. That turnaround figures to improve Saturday against an Iowa State offense that has Kansas to thank for keeping it out of the Big 12 cellar in all four major offensive categories. The Cyclones are ninth in the league in total offense, scoring offense and passing efficiency, and 10th in rushing offense. That being said, Paul Rhoads continually gets the most out of his team and the Cyclones will do nothing less but fight for all 60 minutes on Saturday. 

Northwestern at Michigan (12 p.m. ET, ESPN): While the run of Denard Robinson is in the air, Devin Gardner figures to garner his second straight start as Michigan's quarterback. Gardner compiled 255 total yards and three touchdowns last week in a victory over Minnesota, and will need a repeat performance on Saturday in a must-win game. With each team saddled with a loss to Nebraska, the loser will likely be out of the Big Ten Legends Division race. Fourth quarter execution will be key for Pat Fitzgerald's team. Northwestern has led eight of its nine games entering the fourth quarter, but allowed late rallies by Penn State and Nebraska in its two losses. 

Wisconsin at Indiana (12 p.m. ET, ESPN2): Raise your hand if you pegged this game as the de-facto Big Ten Leaders Division championship. With Ohio State and Penn State ineligible for the championship and Purdue and Illinois mired with 0-5 records, 3-2 Wisconsin's visit to 2-3 Indiana could decide who gets a shot at the Rose Bowl. Hoosiers quarterback Cameron Coffman threw for 315 yards and three touchdowns in last week's 24-21 win over Iowa and will need more of the same on Saturday. Wisconsin's up-and-down rushing offense (337 yards two weeks ago vs. Minnesota, 19 yards last week vs. Michigan State) will look to get back on track against the nation's 107th-ranked rush defense. 

Oregon State at Stanford (3 p.m. ET, FOX): The winner of this game will emerge as the greatest threat to Oregon's streak of three straight conference championships and stand in prime position to claim a Rose Bowl berth should the Ducks qualify for the BCS National Championship. Both of these teams have flip-flopped its quarterbacks in recent weeks. Stanford freshman Kevin Hogan threw for 184 yards and two touchdowns in last week's 48-0 rout of Colorado, while freshly-named Beavers starter Cody Vaz compiled 267 yards and three scores in a 36-26 defeat of Arizona State. Each quarterback will need to be sharp as rushing yards figure to be hard to come by; Stanford leads the nation in rushing defense (57.8 ypg, 1.98 ypc) and Oregon State checks in fifth (91.8 ypg, 3.18 ypc).  

Texas A&M at Alabama (3:30 p.m. ET, CBS): The dichotomy has been fairly simple for Texas A&M this season: when quarterback Johnny Manziel gets loose, the Aggies win; when the opponent finds a way to corral him, the Aggies lose. The dynamic freshman has thrown for more than 2,500 yards and 16 touchdowns this point, and he is also the SEC's leading rusher with 922 yards. Nick Saban detailed the steps Alabama has taken in defending Kevin Sumlin and Kliff Kingsbury's offense to SI.com's Andy Staples as the Crimson Tide prepare to face a challenge unique to anything they've seen this season. LSU last week proved that the Alabama defense, while still dominant, isn't an immovable object, as quarterback Zach Mettenberger threw for nearly 300 yards (when, truthfully, half of that total would have been considered a productive night). In its two losses the Texas A&M defense has fallen victim to a battering ram offense employed by Florida and LSU - the teams ran the ball a combined 93 times against the Aggies. Neither of those teams can throw the ball as effectively as Alabama, however. 

Air Force at San Diego State (3:30 p.m. ET, NBC Sports Network): Among the gaggle of four teams atop the Mountain West standings sit Troy Calhoun and Rocky Long's teams. Last week San Diego State became the first team to win at Boise State and Nevada in the same season since 1988, and the win also gave the Aztecs their longest in-season winning streak since 1995. Last year's 86th-ranked total defense has jumped to No. 20 nationally in total defense and No. 19 in scoring defense. The key match-up will be when Air Force's third-ranked rushing offense battles San Diego State's Mountain West-leading rushing defense. Each team is in pursuit of its first conference championship since they shared the WAC title in 1998. 

Kansas State at TCU (7 p.m. ET, FOX): With the status of All-Everything quarterback Collin Klein in question, Kansas State will need do what it has done all season - execute at a razor-sharp level unmatched across the country. Examine where Bill Snyder's team falls in the following statistics and then try to name a better-coached team this season: 1st in turnover margin (the Wildcats have lost the fewest turnovers of any FBS squad) , 1st in fewest penalties per game, 2nd in fewest yards penalized per game, 6th in tackles for loss allowed, 9th in sacks allowed and, as sports information director Kenny Lannou pointed out this week, they've compiled an 111-0 points off turnovers advantage. This is a team that simply does not make mistakes. 

Mississippi State at LSU (7 p.m. ET, ESPN): Both squads are looking to get off the mat following tough home losses last week. Mississippi State will look to prove its 7-0 start meant something after consecutive losses to Alabama and Texas A&M by a combined score of 76-20, while LSU hopes to breathe some air back into the invincibility of night games at Tiger Stadium after suffering just their second loss in 38 tries under Les Miles. The Tigers at least have something to build off last week's performance in which they threw for 296 yards and suffocated Alabama's efficient offense for all but one drive in the second half. Mississippi State, meanwhile, will look to forget a game in which it was out-gained 693-310 and trailed by 31 points before making a dent in the scoreboard. 

Notre Dame at Boston College (8 p.m., ABC): For as much struggles as Brian Kelly's team has endured at home, Notre Dame has played lights out away from South Bend. The Fighting Irish have won games by an average score of 35-7, with a turnover margin of 6-1 in their favor, against competition that is a cumulative 21-14 this season. Enter Saturday's game with Boston College, the team that ended the Irish's last two undefeated forays into mid-November with a 41-39 stunner in 1993 and a 14-7 upset in 2002. Both of those games were in South Bend and, most importantly, both of those Boston College teams are better than the 2012 Eagles. BC's only win versus FBS competition came in a come-from-behind 20-17 victory over Maryland. Boston College ranks 90th or lower in scoring offense, scoring defense, total offense and total defense so if an upset were to happen it would require lots of help from Notre Dame's side. 

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