South Carolina (3-4, 1-4 SEC) hosts No. 18 Tennessee (5-2, 2-2) on Saturday night in Columbia. For the Gamecocks, it presents an opportunity for head coach Will Muschamp to get his first signature win at the helm.
We’re just a few days out from the first set of College Football Playoff rankings so the games this weekend figure to play a big part in the national title race. This week has some huge Top 25 matchups between some big-name teams, but it’s the one-on-ones between the names on the back of the jerseys that are even juicier.
The Week 9 edition of college football’s picks against the spread features predictions for some of Saturday’s biggest games, including Clemson-Florida State, West Virginia-Oklahoma State, Washington-Utah and Georgia-Florida.
College football’s Week 9 slate kicks off on Thursday night with five matchups. Virginia Tech at Pitt and California at USC are the two marquee contests on Thursday, but Appalachian State at Georgia Southern is a key game for positioning within the Sun Belt.