With Michigan State and Wake Forest losing in Week 10 around college football, there are now four unbeatens left: Georgia, Cincinnati, Oklahoma and UTSA. The Sooners have a tough test in Week 11. Here’s a look at their game and one other with picks.
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No. 4 Oklahoma at No. 18 Baylor
- When: Saturday, November 3th, 12:00pm ET
- Where: McLane Stadium, Waco, Texas
- 2021 College Football Week 11 Odds: Oklahoma Sooners -5.5
It’s a noon kickoff from Waco on FOX. It also could be a Big 12 title game preview, but only if Baylor wins as a Bears loss all but eliminates their chances of getting there. That’s because the Bears (7-2) were upset last Saturday 30-28 at struggling TCU.
Down by nine, Baylor scored to get within two and got the ball back after the Horned Frogs missed a field goal with 1:56 left. The Bears marched to the TCU 34 but Shadrach Banks picked off a Gerry Bohanon pass intended for tight end Ben Sims to seal the deal. Bohanon completed 14-of-20 passes for 215 yards, three touchdowns and two interceptions overall. With 125 rushing yards, Abram Smith earned the 15th 1,000-yard rushing season in BU history (1,055), and Baylor’s first since Terence Williams in 2016 (1,048).
Baylor coach Dave Aranda lost one of his right-hand guys this week as associate head coach Joey McGuire was named Texas Tech’s new head coach., an assistant at Baylor for the last five years after winning three state championships in a Hall of Fame career at Cedar Hill High School, joined the Tech program immediately.
Oklahoma (9-0) blew out Texas Tech 52-21 in its last game on Oct. 30. The Sooners have been rolling since Coach Lincoln Riley replaced Spencer Rattler with Caleb Williams at QB in the Texas game. The Sooners’ 17-game winning streak is the seventh longest in program history and their longest since winning 20 straight over the 2000 and ’01 seasons. It is also the longest active streak in the country. OU is off to the 15th 9-0 start in program history but first since 2004 when it won its first 12 games under head coach Bob Stoops.
This series has been incredibly one-sided as Oklahoma owns a 28-3 (.903) record against Baylor and is 13-2 vs. the Bears in Waco. Baylor has covered four of the past five but won’t here.
2021 College Football Week 11 Pick: Oklahoma Sooners
No. 7 Notre Dame at Virginia
- When: Saturday, November 13th, 7:30pm ET
- Where: Scott Stadium, Charlottesville, Virginia
- 2021 College Football Week 11 Odds: Notre Dame -5
It’s a 7:30 p.m. ET kick on ABC and a non-conference game. The Irish (8-1) still have a shot at the College Football Playoff if they win out but have lost senior receiver Avery Davis to a season-ending torn ACL suffered last week vs. Navy. Davis had been very productive over the past six games before going down this Saturday against Navy, catching 22-of-36 targets for 339 yards and four touchdowns in that span.
That could mean more of running back Kyren Williams in the passing game. Williams moved up in the Notre Dame record book following his season-high seven receptions against Navy. He now sits sixth all-time for career receptions by a running back (70) and seventh all-time for most receptions in a single season by a running back (34). Over his last four games, Williams is just one of five running backs in the FBS with 800 or more rushing yards and 30 or more catches.
Notre Dame has won 33 straight games when allowing less than 20 points dating back to 2016. The Irish have won 39-consecutive games against unranked opponents dating back to the 2016 season. It is currently the longest active streak in the FBS. The Irish have won 22-straight games against ACC opponents during the regular season, a streak that dates back to the 2016 season and 16 of those wins have come by 10 points or more.
The big story here is whether Virginia star QB Brennan Armstrong will play. He broke at least one rib in UVA’s last game on Oct. 30 and will be a game-time decision. Through nine weeks, only one FBS quarterback — Western Kentucky’s Bailey Zappe — had thrown for more yards per game than Armstrong. Zappe ranked No. 1 with 425.9 while Armstrong ranked No. 2 with 395.2. He has thrown for 3,557 yards and 27 touchdowns with 271 rushing yards and seven more scores.
Notre Dame is the first AP top-10 opponent to come to Charlottesville since then-No. 5 Louisville in 2016. Virginia is seeking its first win over a top-10 opponent since 2005 (No. 4 Florida State, 26-21). The Cavaliers last win over a ranked foe came last season at home against No. 15 North Carolina.
The Irish are 8-0 ATS in their past eight November games.
2021 College Football Week 11 Pick: Notre Dame Fighting Irish
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