no. 4 ohio state at Michigan state
11 a.m. • Ch. 5
Records: Ohio State 4-0 BigTen, Michigan State 2-3
Line: Ohio State by 23½
After having two games canceled, another coronavirus-related cancellation would leave the Buckeyes below the necessary games-played threshold to play in the Big Ten title game. Ohio State defensive line coach Larry Johnson is set to fill in for coach Ryan Day, who tested positive. Both Michigan State victories were over foes ranked in the top 15 in the AP poll.
no. 5 texas A&M at auburn
11 a.m. • ESPN
Records: A&M 6-1 SEC, Auburn 5-3
Line: Texas A&M by 5½
The Aggies are still in the playoff hunt even with slim chances of winning the SEC Western Division. Auburn is trying to salvage a disappointing season, but the Tigers weren't competitive against either Georgia or Alabama.
no. 12 indiana at no. 16 wisconsin
2:30 p.m. • Ch. 5
Records: Indiana 5-1 Big Ten, Wisconsin 2-1
Line: Wisconsin by 13
Wisconsin will try to beat Indiana for an 11th consecutive time to extend what is currently tied for the third-longest active winning streak in any Big Ten series. A victory would give Indiana six Big Ten victories this year to tie the school record, but the Hoosiers will go forward with QB Jack Tuttle because a torn knee ligament has sidelined Michael Penix Jr. for the rest of the season.
west virginia at no. 9 iowa state
2:30 p.m. • ESPN
Records: West Virginia 5-3, 4-3 Big 12; Iowa State 7-2, 7-1
Line: Iowa State by 6½
Iowa State can clinch a spot in the Big 12 title game for the first time with a victory. The Mountaineers can clinch a winning record in conference play after going 3-9 in 2019.
NO. 13 BRIGHAM YOUNG AT NO. 18 COASTAL CAROLINA
4:30 p.m. • ESPNU
Records: Both teams 9-0
Line: BYU by 10
Two of the nation's three 9-0 teams (Notre Dame is the other) clash with BYU traveling more than 2,200 miles on short notice to South Carolina to play this game, which was scheduled only on Thursday after Liberty canceled vs. Coastal Carolina because of COVID-19.
NO. 1 ALABAMA AT LOUISIANA STATE
7 p.m. • Ch. 4
Records: Alabama 8-0 SEC, LSU 3-4
Line: Alabama by 29
Defending national champion LSU, with no hope of a major bowl bid now, is bound to see a home date with Alabama as the single most important game of its season. But the Crimson Tide, which can probably absorb a loss and still make the playoff, has won its past four games in Baton Rouge.