Utah-UCLA, Auburn-Georgia, Texas Tech-Oklahoma State and more

UCLA quarterback Dorian Thompson-Robinson (1) signals for a first down during his team’s win over Utah on Saturday, Oct. 8, 2022, in Pasadena, Calif. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)

UCLA suddenly looks like one of the Pac-12 favorites A convincing 42-32 win over No. 11 Utah Saturday at home. Led by quarterback Dorian Thompson-Robinson (299 yards, 4 TDs, 1 INT) and Zach Charbonnet (198 rushing yards, 1 TD), the Bruins went 6-0 and 3-0 against the Utes. Conference drama. Consider UCLA.

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(Note: All times ET, odds from BetMGM)

Time: 7:30 pm | TV: Fox | Line: USC -13 | Total: 65.5

The Trojans are 5-0 and No. 6 in the AP poll heading into this weekend’s home game against Washington State. Caleb Williams was great once again against Arizona State last week, but he finally threw his first interception of the year. It was the first turnover of the year for USC, which is still No. 1 in the nation in plus-14 turnover margin. Washington State, meanwhile, bounced back from a heartbreaking loss to Oregon, going 28-9 at home to improve to 4-1 last year. QB Cameron Ward is a dynamic talent, but he needs to cut down on his turnovers if WSU wants to pull off a big upset at The Coliseum.

Time: 8 pm | TV: CBS | Line: Alabama -24.5 | Total: 51.5

A few months ago, huge stakes were expected in this game. Jimbo Fisher and Nick Saban have had some of the spiciest offseason dramas in recent memory. The two say they’ve squashed their beef, but that opposing Fisher news conference will be on many minds when the Aggies and Crimson Tide line up in Tuscaloosa. Texas A&M upset the tide in College Station last fall, but the Aggies are off to a disappointing 3-2 start this year. Meanwhile, Alabama is 5-0 and up to No. 1 in the rankings following a win over Arkansas.

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Bryce Young, Alabama’s Heisman-winning quarterback, is questionable to play because of a shoulder injury he suffered in the win over Arkansas. Nevertheless, Alabama is still a big favorite. It says a lot about where these two projects currently stand.

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