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No. 12 Oklahoma at No. 4 Baylor

7 p.m., Ch. 5

Records: Oklahoma 8-1, 5-1 Big 12; Baylor 8-0, 5-0

The skinny: At stake are Baylor's FBS-best 20-game home winning streak and Oklahoma's chance to stay in contention for its first Big 12 title in three seasons and possibly a playoff spot.

The stat: The Sooners rank second nationally with 3.8 sacks per game. Baylor has allowed only nine sacks this season.

The line: Baylor by 3

No. 3 Alabama at No. 20 Mississippi State

2:30 p.m., Ch. 4

Records: Alabama 8-1, 5-1 SEC; Mississippi State 7-2, 3-2

The skinny: Alabama is trying to tighten its grip on first place in the SEC's Western Division with a victory in Starkville. Mississippi State could turn the race into a mess with a win and vastly improve its outside chance at capturing the title.

The stat: Alabama RB Derrick Henry is averaging 173.6 yards rushing per game in the Tide's five games against Top 25 opponents.

The line: Alabama by 7 ½

No. 15 Michigan at Indiana

2:30 p.m., Ch. 5

Records: Michigan 7-2, 4-1 Big Ten; Indiana 4-5, 0-5

The skinny: Michigan's Big Ten title hopes got a big boost last week when rival Michigan State lost at Nebraska. To keep their hopes alive, the Wolverines cannot afford to drop the ball — at Indiana or anywhere else.

The stat: This is Indiana's fourth ranked opponent in six games, and it's still looking for an upset.

The line: Michigan by 13 ½

No. 25 Memphis at No. 16 Houston

6 p.m., ESPN2

Records: Memphis 8-1, 4-1 American Athletic; Houston 9-0, 5-0

The skinny: Both teams are in the hunt for a conference championship and a berth as the Group of Five representative in a New Year's Day bowl game.

The stat: Houston leads the nation with a plus-16 turnover differential, with 25 takeaways.

The line: Houston by 7

Oregon at No. 7 Stanford

6:30 p.m., Ch. 9

Records: Oregon 6-3, 4-2 Pac-12; Stanford 8-1, 7-0

The skinny: The Cardinal can clinch the Pac-12 North title and remain in contention for a spot in the College Football Playoff. The Ducks need to win their final three games and hope for Stanford to lose at home to California next week to win the North.

The stat: Oregon RB Royce Freeman leads the nation with 44 runs of 10 or more yards.

The line: Stanford by 10

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