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No. 9 Michigan State at NO. 2 Ohio State

2:30 p.m., Ch. 5

Records: Michigan State 9-1, 5-1 Big Ten; Ohio State 10-0, 6-0

The skinny: A Michigan State loss ends its hopes of winning the East Division and playing in the Big Ten Championship Game, as well as a shot at the College Football Playoff. Ohio State is three wins from reaching the CFP semifinals.

The stat: Ohio State has a 23-game winning streak. Michigan State ended OSU's 24-game win streak with a 34-24 victory in the 2013 conference title game.

The line: Ohio State by 14

No. 10 Baylor at No. 4 Oklahoma State

6:30 p.m., Ch. 9

Records: Baylor 8-1, 5-1 Big 12; Oklahoma State 10-0, 7-0

The skinny: Oklahoma State can clinch a share of the Big 12 title with a win. Baylor still has an outside shot at the College Football Playoff.

The stat: Oklahoma State DE Emmanuel Ogbah has 11 sacks, 17 QB hurries and 15½ tackles for loss this season.

The line: Pick 'em

No. 11 TCU at No. 7 Oklahoma

7 p.m., Ch. 5

Records: TCU 9-1, 6-1 Big 12; Oklahoma 9-1, 6-1

The skinny: If the Sooners can win this one and again next week at No. 4 Oklahoma State, they would likely win the Big 12 and sneak into the College Football Playoff. TCU can also potentially seize the conference title by winning out.

The stat: Oklahoma ranks third in the nation in scoring (46.1 points per game) and sixth in total offense (545.5 yards per game), while TCU sits fourth in scoring (44.3) and second in total offense (608).

The line: Oklahoma by 11

No. 20 Northwestern at No. 21 Wisconsin

2:30 p.m., BTN

Records: Northwestern 8-2, 4-2 Big Ten; Wisconsin 8-2, 5-1

The skinny: The game is for second place in the Big Ten West and also for bowl position, though Wisconsin still has a long-shot chance at an outright division title if it wins its last two games and leader Iowa loses out. Two more wins for Northwestern would give the program its second 10-win season under Pat Fitzgerald.

The stat: Wisconsin QB Joel Stave would match Brooks Bollinger for the school's all-time lead in victories by a quarterback if the Badgers win. He has 29 victories..

The line: Wisconsin by 10

Boston College vs. No. 5 Notre Dame

6:30 p.m. from Fenway Park, NBCSN

Records: Boston College 3-7, Notre Dame 9-1

The skinny: Notre Dame is in line for a spot in the College Football Playoff, but a loss would likely drop it out of the national title chase.

The stat: Notre Dame is 4-1 this year against ACC teams. The Irish have never beaten five teams from the same conference in the same season.

The line: Notre Dame by 15

California at No. 15 Stanford

9:30 p.m., ESPN

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

The skinny: The Cardinal can clinch the Pac-12 North title with a win. The Golden Bears are seeking their first Big Game win since 2009 and can improve their bowl position.

The stat: Cardinal RB Christian McCaffrey has rushed for at least 100 yards in a school-record eight straight games.

The line: Stanford by 11

Associated Press