Folsom Field should be electric on Saturday night, as Colorado looks to cap one of college football’s best turnaround seasons with a Pac-12 South title and a victory over Utah. If the Buffaloes knock off the Utes, coach Mike MacIntyre’s team can book a trip to Santa Clara, Calif. next Friday for the Pac-12 Championship.
Alabama looks to continue its quest for an unbeaten season and a second consecutive national championship, but the Crimson Tide still have a few obstacles to overcome, starting with Saturday’s rivalry matchup against Auburn. The annual Iron Bowl is one of college football’s top rivalry games and has seen its share of clutch performances and game-changing plays in recent years.
The annual Ohio State-Michigan rivalry game is always a must-see matchup, but the stakes and intensity will be even higher in 2016, as both teams are squarely in the mix for a spot in the College Football Playoff. In addition to the playoff implications, this game will play a huge role in determining the winner of the Big Ten’s East Division.
The Week 13 edition of college football’s picks against the spread features predictions for some of Saturday’s biggest games, including Michigan-Ohio State, Washington-Washington State, Auburn-Alabama and South Carolina-Clemson.
The annual Apple Cup rivalry between Washington and Washington State has extra implications this year, as the winner of Friday’s game will clinch the Pac-12 North title and earn a trip to Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif. for the conference title game on Dec. 2. There’s also no shortage of national implications in this matchup as well.
College football’s 2016 regular season is winding down, but there are two weeks of action remaining, including a busy and rivalry-filled Week 13 slate. Three MAC games start the action on Tuesday night for Week 13, including Akron at Ohio and Central Michigan traveling to Eastern Michigan.
Texas hasn’t officially made a coaching change, but all signs point to Saturday’s matchup against TCU as the final regular season game of Charlie Strong’s tenure in Austin. Strong is 16-20 through three seasons leading the Longhorns and posted losing records in his first two years on campus.