There’s a new No. 1 team in the nation after Clemson was knocked off by Notre Dame last Saturday. Alabama moves into the No. 1 slot in the AP Poll while the Irish get credit for their victory over the Tigers, moving to No. 2. Ohio State and Clemson follow.
Will there be another seismic shift this weekend?
The true contenders are starting to separate themselves from the pack with Florida among the teams knocking on the door. The Gators have the fourth lowest odds to win the National Championship right now at FanDuel Sportsbook and will have to deal with an Arkansas team on Saturday that has played ranked teams tough this season.
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College football Week 11 odds
Saturday, Nov. 14: Top games to watch
Army at Tulane – 12 p.m. ET
This line is quite surprising considering the only loss on the Black Knights’ resume is to undefeated No. 7 Cincinnati. Army () hasn’t had the scoring prowess of Tulane (), but their hats are hung on the fourth-ranked scoring defense in the country (11.7 points allowed per game, among teams who’ve played more than one game). Army has rushed the most times in the country so far, but has still maintained a 5.35 yard per carry average and is the only team in the nation to have more than 2,000 rushing yards on the season.
Meanwhile, Army meets the only team with comparable rushing numbers in Tulane. The Green Wave has attempted the second-most rushes in the country and also maintains a 5.27 yard per carry average. This game will come down to defense, something Tulane has struggled with all season long. Their 29.5 points per game allowed ranks 65th in the nation. Keep an eye on the Under in this game, with the point total is set around 48.5 at most books.
No. 23 Northwestern at Purdue – 5 p.m. ET
Northwestern () and Purdue () are both playing good football so far this year but aren’t getting the recognition on the national stage. The Wildcats opened their season with a thunderous 43-3 win over Taulia Tagovailoa and Maryland, and followed that up with tight wins over Iowa and Nebraska. They’ve held all three opponents to 20 points or less this year, good enough for fifth in scoring defense (among teams who have played more than one game).
Purdue hasn’t seen much action this year after their matchup with Wisconsin was canceled. They scored a couple close wins over Iowa and Illinois, but Northwestern proves to be their toughest test yet. The Boilermakers’ offense leans heavily on Rondale Moore, who has not played a game yet this season. It’s hard to get a read on Purdue yet, but this matchup should help iron that out.
Arkansas at No. 6 Florida – 7 p.m. ET
Arkansas () tacked on another quality win against Tennessee this past week. Sam Pittman has done an outstanding job with this team in his first year with the Razorbacks and as a head coach. Outside of the highly-disputed loss to Auburn, Arkansas’ others losses have come to No. 12 Georgia and No. 5 Texas A&M. They get another crack at a tough opponent in No. 6 Florida () this week.
Kyle Trask is playing at a Heisman level so far this year, even torching Georgia’s stout defense for 474 yards and four touchdowns. Arkansas fields one of the better pass defenses in the country, holding Kellen Mond to 260 yards and Jarrett Guarantano to 107 yards. But Trask is a different player than the Razorbacks have faced yet this season.