Nov. 14, 2017
CFB Judgement Day: Evening Games.
If the previous four games of the day weren't enough, there are three more games in the evening that are can't misses. The SEC and Big 12 again have massive games and an interesting matchup between two tradition rich schools that are having banner years.
Here is a look at these three games and a fearful prediction on each one.
#2 Alabama (6-0)(9-0) @ #16 Mississippi State (3-2)(7-2)
7:00 / ESPN
Over / Under 50.5
Alabama kind of slogged around against LSU last week, just doing enough to win the game, 24-10. That may be ominous news for Mississippi State, who has not beaten the Tide in ten years.
Mississippi State's two losses came against two strong rushing teams; (Georgia and Auburn). Quarterback; Nick Fitzgerald has been inaccurate at times and doesn't get much accomplished downfield.
Alabama needs a win and an Auburn loss to Georgia to clinch the SEC West. They will hold up their end of the bargain.
#3 Notre Dame (8-1) @ #7 Miami (6-0)(8-0)
8:00 / ABC
Notre Dame -3
Over / Under 57.5
Miami head coach Mark Richt might have called his former place of employment and coach Kirby Smart about how to slow down the Irish running game. Georgia is the only blemish on Notre Dame's record.
The Hurricanes are coming off their most impressive game of the year by beating Virginia Tech and clearing the path to their first ACC Coastal title. A win over the visiting Irish will beef up their resume quite nicely.
Notre Dame took some knocks in their win over Wake Forest. Will running back Josh Adams be at full strength after leaving the game. Another running threat, quarterback Brandon Wimbush hurt his hand last week.
It has been a great run for Miami during their 13 game winning streak. I feel that Notre Dame's rushing game and huge, talented offensive line may be too much. Miami will have to force turnovers, which they have been great at doing.
Notre Dame; 41-27
#6 TCU (5-1)(8-1) @ #5 Oklahoma (5-1)(8-1)
8:00 / FOX
Over / Under 62.5
Like the Oklahoma State and Iowa State game, this matchup pits great offense and great defense. TCU beat Texas last week; 24-7, while Oklahoma downed Oklahoma State, 62-52. The winner here will likely be one of the Big 12 participants in its title game.
The Frogs defense is sixth in the country in third down conversations allowed and first against the run. They only allowed nine rushing yards to the Longhorns.
Oklahoma quarterback, Baker Mayfield has one hand on the Heisman Trophy and has the opportunity to inflict damage on the TCU secondary. Mason Rudolph and Will Grier passed for over 300 yards against the Frogs and several more had over 200 yards.
Both teams have it all riding on this game, but the Sooners have the X factor in Mayfield.