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The Associated Press | November 8, 2013 07:11 PM EST | AP


No. 10 LSU (7-2, 3-2 SEC) at No. 1 Alabama (8-0, 5-0), 8 p.m. (CBS)

Line: Alabama by 12.

Series record: Alabama leads 47-25-5.

WHAT'S AT STAKE

Alabama can remain on track for a shot at a third consecutive national title with a win. The Crimson Tide's only remaining significant challenges after this would be at No. 7 Auburn and possibly the SEC championship game. LSU can remain in the hunt for a BCS bowl if the Tigers pull off the upset.

KEY MATCHUP

LSU's receivers versus Alabama's secondary. The Tigers have two of the SEC's biggest receiving threats in Odell Beckham Jr. and Jarvis Landry, who have combined for 1,891 yards and 16 touchdowns. Beckham is second nationally in all-purpose yards with 207.3 per game. The Tide has struggled to settle on a cornerback opposite Deion Belue and has been burned a few times this season — most notably against Texas A&M. Four corners have had starting turns at the position, with the latest being converted wide receiver Cyrus Jones against Tennessee.

PLAYERS TO WATCH

LSU: QB Zach Mettenberger is second in the SEC in passing yards and touchdowns, behind only Texas A&M's Johnny Manziel. But five of the seven interceptions he has thrown this season have come in the past two games.

Alabama: RBs T.J. Yeldon and Kenyan Drake are the Nos. 4 and 5 rushers, respectively, in conference games, averaging a combined 200 yards against SEC opponents with 14 touchdowns. LSU is eighth in the league in run defense and third in pass defense.

FACTS & FIGURES

LSU is 2-10-1 all-time against teams ranked No. 1 and 0-3 against Alabama when the Tide tops the polls. Alabama is 25-7 against Top 25 teams and 15-4 against opponents ranked in the Top 10 over the past six seasons. ... The Tigers have won five of the last six meetings in Tuscaloosa. They also have beaten Alabama three times since Saban's arrival in 2007, more than any other team. Only Auburn (twice) has topped the Tide more than once in that span. ... The two teams are separated by a combined 12 points over the last nine games, with Alabama having a 191-179 edge. That gap is courtesy of a 21-0 win over LSU in the BCS championship game in January 2012. ... Mettenberger is just eight yards shy of becoming the first LSU quarterback to pass for 2,500-plus yards in consecutive seasons.

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No. 3 Florida State (8-0, 6-0 ACC) at Wake Forest (4-5, 2-4), Noon (ABC)

Line: Florida State by 35.

Series record: Florida State leads 24-6-1.

WHAT'S AT STAKE

Florida State can clinch the Atlantic Division title and its third berth in the Atlantic Coast Conference championship game in four years with a win, and the Seminoles could use a blowout to help them keep pace in a crowded national title race. Wake Forest is trying to claw back into the bowl conversation and earn the program's second victory against a top-10 team.

KEY MATCHUP

Florida State's offensive line vs. Wake Forest's defensive front. The Demon Deacons' D will have to take something away from the Seminoles' potent offense to stay in the game, and it starts up front with undersized (5-foot-11) but quick NT Nikita Whitlock. If he can't beat blocks and irritate QB Jameis Winston, Wake Forest could be in for a long day.

PLAYERS TO WATCH

Florida State: RB Devonta Freeman is coming off a career day against Miami (three touchdowns, 176 all-purpose yards) and will face a Wake Forest defense that has allowed only one 100-yard rusher since Oct. 1.

Wake Forest: WR Sherman Ragland III figures to step into the go-to role vacated by injured WR Michael Campanaro, who leads the ACC in receiving but broke his collarbone last week. Ragland had career highs of 10 catches and 91 yards receiving in a loss at Syracuse.

FACTS & FIGURES

The Seminoles' last ACC loss came in their most recent visit to North Carolina, a 17-16 setback against N.C. State last October. ... Wake Forest is 4-3 in the series since 2006 and beat Florida State in its last visit in 2011. ... The Demon Deacons' only win over a top-10 team came against No. 4 Tennessee in 1946.

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No. 7 Auburn (8-1, 4-1 SEC) at Tennessee (4-5, 1-4), noon (ESPN)

Line: Auburn by 7½.

Series Record: Auburn leads 27-21-3.

WHAT'S AT STAKE

Auburn wants to maintain its top-10 ranking in its final regular-season road game before closing the regular season by hosting Georgia and No. 1 Alabama. Tennessee is seeking to end a 19-game losing streak against top-10 teams. Tennessee hasn't beaten a top-10 opponent since a 51-33 victory over No. 10 Georgia on Oct. 7, 2006.

KEY MATCHUP

Auburn running game vs. Tennessee run defense: Auburn leads the SEC with 306.2 yards rushing per game. Tennessee has allowed 201.7 yards rushing per game and 5.1 yards per carry to rank last in the SEC in run defense. In its last game, Tennessee gave up 339 yards rushing in a 31-3 loss to No. 9 Missouri.

PLAYERS TO WATCH

Auburn: RB Tre Mason has rushed for 921 yards and leads the SEC with 13 touchdown runs. Mason rushed for 168 yards and a career-high four touchdowns last week in a 35-17 victory over Arkansas.

Tennessee: QB Joshua Dobbs made his first career start last week and showed flashes of potential by rushing for 45 yards on seven carries and going 26 of 42 for 240 yards passing. Dobbs, a freshman, must do a better job of protecting the football Saturday after throwing two interceptions and losing a fumble against Missouri.

FACTS & FIGURES

Auburn has posted the biggest turnaround of any FBS team through its first nine games this season. Auburn was 2-7 at this point last year. ... Four of Auburn's eight wins have been decided by eight points or less. ... Auburn has scored at least 30 points in five straight games. Auburn has won each of its last 84 games in which it has reached the 30-point mark. ... Tennessee is facing its fifth straight team ranked 11th or higher and is playing a third consecutive game against a top-10 foe. The Volunteers last faced three straight top-10 teams in 1964. ... The Vols are 27-2 in homecoming contests since 1984. ... Tennessee linebackers coach Tommy Thigpen and secondary coach Willie Martinez both worked at Auburn last year on former coach Gene Chizik's staff.

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No. 9 Missouri (8-1, 4-1 SEC) at Kentucky (2-6, 0-4), noon (ESPNU)

Line: Missouri by 14 1/2 .

Series record: Kentucky leads, 2-1.

WHAT'S AT STAKE

The Tigers look to stay atop the SEC East with their second straight victory and improve their No. 8 BCS standing. Kentucky is coming off a 48-14 victory over FCS Alabama State but seeks to end a 12-game conference losing streak.

KEY MATCHUP

Missouri's offensive line vs. Kentucky's front seven. The Tigers are coming off a 339-yard rushing performance against Tennessee and didn't allow a sack. They will face a Wildcats defense that runs different looks from a base 4-3 set and enters with their pass rush on a roll: DEs Bud Dupree and Za'Darius Smith have 5.5 sacks each. While Kentucky could do nothing to stop Alabama from rushing for 299 yards four weeks ago, keeping three other opponents under 180 yards is a sign of improvement.

PLAYERS TO WATCH

Missouri: QB Maty Mauk improved to 2-1 in relief of injured senior James Franklin with a Franklin-like performance in last week's win over Tennessee. The redshirt freshman threw for 163 yards and three touchdowns and rushed for 114 yards on 13 carries, becoming the first Tigers QB to pass and run for 100 yards in a game since Franklin did it against North Carolina in 2011. Franklin (shoulder) might be healthy enough to play.

Kentucky: Freshman RB JoJo Kemp continues to show the hard-charging style the Wildcats need to balance their Air Raid passing game. He leads the team with 390 yards and is averaging 5.4 per carry.

FACTS & FIGURES

Missouri won last year's meeting 33-10 in the first game between the schools since 1968 in Lexington, Ky., a 12-6 Kentucky victory. ... Tigers coach Gary Pinkel needs three wins to tie Don Faurot (101) as the program's winningest coach. One more victory would give him his fourth nine-win campaign in 13 seasons at Mizzou. ... Kentucky's point total last week against Alabama State was its highest since 2010. ... Missouri will mark the Wildcats' fifth ranked opponent this season and their first since losing 48-7 to No. 1 Alabama on Oct. 12.

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Mississippi State (4-4, 1-3 SEC) at No. 11 Texas A&M (7-2, 3-2) 3:30 p.m. (ABC)

Line: Texas A&M by 19 1/2.

Series record: Series tied 3-3.

WHAT'S AT STAKE

Texas A&M returns to Southeastern Conference play for a final tuneup before taking a week off and returning for a trip to No. 10 LSU. The Bulldogs look to bounce back from last week's loss to South Carolina.

KEY MATCHUP

A&M QB Johnny Manziel vs. the Mississippi State defense. The Heisman Trophy winner has thrown for 2,867 yards and 26 touchdowns and ran for 564 yards and eight more scores. The Bulldogs are ranked 23rd in the country in total defense by allowing 352.4 yards a game. Manziel accounts for 381.2 yards a game, which is third in the nation.

PLAYERS TO WATCH

MISSISSIPPI STATE: Quarterback Dak Prescott has ran for at least 100 yards in three games this season. He has thrown for 1,393 yards and five touchdowns and added 10 touchdowns on 568 yards rushing.

Texas A&M: WR Mike Evans. Evans is third in the nation with 1,147 yards receiving this season. He has 12 touchdowns this season and has two of the top three individual receiving performances in a game this year.

FACTS & FIGURES

This will be Mississippi State's second trip to Texas this season after they lost to Oklahoma State in a game at Houston's Reliant Stadium. ... The Aggies have had 500 yards or more of offense in a school-record eight straight games. ... The Bulldogs are averaging 447.1 yards a game. ... Texas A&M has scored at least 40 points in an FBS-long 12 consecutive games. ... The Aggies won the last meeting between these teams with a 38-13 victory in Starkville last season. ... Jameon Lewis is the Bulldogs leading receiver with 491 yards receiving and four touchdowns. ... The only time these teams have met in College Station came in 1913 when the Bulldogs got a 6-0 win. ... Former A&M coaches Emory Bellard and Jackie Sherrill both also coached at Mississippi State. ... The Bulldogs host top-ranked Alabama next week.

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Virginia Tech (6-3, 3-2 ACC) at No. 14 Miami (7-1, 3-1), 7 p.m. (ESPN)

Line: Miami by 6½.

Series record: Miami leads 18-12.

WHAT'S AT STAKE

Nothing will be clinched Saturday, but the winner will be in control of the Atlantic Coast Conference's Coastal Division race. Miami enters this week as the only one-loss team in the Coastal. Virginia Tech is trying to avoid its second three-game conference losing streak in as many seasons. Before last year, the Hokies hadn't had a three-game slide in league play since they were in the Big East.

KEY MATCHUP

Miami RB Dallas Crawford against Virginia Tech's defensive front. The Hokies are 26-5 since November 2008 when holding teams to 3.1 yards (or less) per carry, and now with Duke Johnson (broken right ankle) lost for the season, Crawford takes over as Miami's go-to back. If the Hokies keep Crawford in check, that would put a ton of pressure on Miami's passing game.

PLAYERS TO WATCH

Virginia Tech: QB Logan Thomas. Hot and cold throughout his career, Thomas has six interceptions in the Hokies' last two games (both losses). He had six interceptions in the first seven games of the season, total. If he controls the game, the Hokies have a great chance. If he gives Miami some gifts, the Hokies will probably be in trouble.

Miami: WR Allen Hurns. He's already set season-highs in catches (33) and yards (590), and comes into this weekend eight catches shy of the 100 mark for his Miami career. The Hurricanes need the senior wideout to keep being dependable, especially now that Johnson is out of the backfield mix.

FACTS & FIGURES

Miami has won seven straight at home, including a win over Virginia Tech last season. When the ACC expanded to 14 teams for football, one of the scheduling quirks was that the Hokies visit the Hurricanes in consecutive years. ... Miami QB Stephen Morris has 10 interceptions already this season, after throwing only seven last year. ... Virginia Tech teammates Kendall Fuller (five) and Brandon Facyson (four) rank second and third, respectively, in the ACC interception race. ... The Hokies have lost seven straight games in NFL stadiums — the Hurricanes play their home games at Sun Life Stadium, home of the NFL's Miami Dolphins.

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Kansas (2-6, 0-5 Big 12 Conference) vs. No. 15 Oklahoma State (7-1, 4-1), 4:00 p.m. (Fox Sports 1)

Line: Oklahoma State by 31.

Series record: Oklahoma State 32-29-2.

WHAT'S AT STAKE

Coming off its fourth straight victory, an impressive 52-34 win over No. 25 Texas Tech, Oklahoma State must avoid overlooking a seemingly inferior opponent, with the Big 12's top three teams (Texas, No. 5 Baylor and No. 12 Oklahoma) coming up next on its schedule.

KEY MATCHUP

Oklahoma State's high-powered, fast-paced offense, led by senior QB Clint Chelf and junior RB Desmond Roland, up against a Kansas defensive unit that ranks ninth out of 10 Big 12 teams in scoring defense (averaging 32 points against per game) and eighth in yardage (446.6 per game).

PLAYERS TO WATCH

Kansas: WR Rodriguez Coleman is developing into the big-play threat that the Jayhawks have needed, recording four receptions for a total of 160 yards and a touchdown in the last two games. The junior transfer from Garden City Community College could turn the tide in Kansas' direction.

Oklahoma State: QB Clint Chelf will be starting for the third game in a row. In addition to stabilizing the passing game in last week's big win over Texas Tech by completing 18 of 34 passes for 211 yards and two touchdowns, Chelf has also emerged as a running threat, rushing for 88 yards and two touchdowns on just six carries.

FACTS & FIGURES

Oklahoma State is 16-1 in its last 17 home games, since the start of the 2011 season, including seven in a row. . Kansas, which is 1-8 in its last nine against the Cowboys, owns the Big 12's worst offense, averaging just 17.1 points and 292.5 yards per contest.

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No. 16 UCLA (6-2) at Arizona (6-2), 10 p.m. EST (ESPN)

Line: UCLA by 2½.

Series record: UCLA leads 20-16-2.

WHAT'S AT STAKE

A victory keeps the winner in the Pac-12 South race at 4-2, the loser drops to 3-3. Both teams still have games remaining against South leader Arizona State (4-1). UCLA, Arizona and Southern California all are 3-2.

KEY MATCHUP

Arizona's surging offense, led by RB Ka'Deem Carey and QB B.J. Denker, vs. UCLA's defense. Carey leads the nation in rushing (153.1 yards per game), while Denker has consistently improved the passing game. They will face a strong UCLA defense, led by LB Anthony Barr, who has 13 tackles for loss. Barr's four forced fumbles rank second in the nation. Bruins DE Keenan Graham has five sacks.

PLAYERS TO WATCH

UCLA: QB Brett Hundley passed for 288 yards and three scores in the Bruins' 66-10 rout of Arizona last season in Pasadena and he could put up big numbers this time around, too. Hundley, who set the school total offense record last season, already has enough this year (2,429) to rank 12th on the school's career list. He is third in career total offense for the Bruins.

ARIZONA: RB Ka'Deem Carey. Who else? Carey is a relentless force and the center of everything the Wildcats do. With Denker's ever-improving passing ability, teams can't just stack up against the run, opening more room for the talented running back. Carey has 11 consecutive 100-yard rushing games, a school record.

FACTS & FIGURES

UCLA hasn't won in Tucson since 2003. ... Bruins WR Shaquelle Evans has caught at least one pass in 23 consecutive games. ... Carey needs 398 yards to break Trung Canidate's school rushing record. ... Arizona WR Samajie Grant's 23 catches are the most by a Pac-12 freshman this season.

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No. 17 Fresno State (8-0, 5-0 Mountain West) at Wyoming (4-4, 2-2) 10:15 p.m. (ESPN2)

Line: Fresno State by 10.

Series record: The series is tied 4-4.

WHAT'S AT STAKE

Fresno State needs to keep its record unblemished in order to remain nationally ranked and in contention for a BCS bowl and it needs to win decisively after falling one spot in the poll despite beating Nevada 41-23 the previous week. Wyoming is looking to end a two-game losing streak and keep its hopes alive for a bowl bid.

KEY MATCHUP

Derek Carr vs. Wyoming defense. Carr is among the top quarterbacks in the nation with a trio of big receivers to target. He broke Fresno State's career passing record with 487 yards against Nevada last week and has already passed for 3,061 yards this season. Wyoming coach Dave Christensen fired his defensive coordinator and brought in Bill Young, a former defensive coordinator at Ohio State, Oklahoma, USC, Kansas, Miami (Fla.) and Oklahoma State, as a consultant to help shore up the Cowboys defense, which has surrendered more than 50 points in each of the last two games.

PLAYERS TO WATCH

Wyoming: QB Brett Smith. Smith trails only Carr in total offense in the Mountain West, averaging 349.8 yards per game. But Smith is dual threat quarterback, averaging 53.9 rushing yards a game.

Fresno State: RB Josh Quezada. Quezada rushed for 115 yards on 17 carries against Nevada. It was his first 100-yard game. Wyoming is surrendering an average of 236 yards per game on the ground.

FACTS & FIGURES

Fresno State has gained more than 500 yards in six games this season and at least 600 yards in three, including 647 yards against Nevada last week. ... Wyoming's offense is no slouch, averaging 516.2 yards per game, ranking it second in the Mountain West behind the Bulldogs' 539.9 yards. ... Carr has not thrown an interception in 183 passing attempts. ... Wyoming has won all three previous meetings between the two teams in Laramie. ... Fresno State is making its first trip to Laramie in 17 years. ... Temperatures Saturday night are expected to be around the freezing mark at game time, which Wyoming hopes will help chill the southern California-raised Carr and his offense.

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Houston (7-1, 4-0 American Athletic Conference) at No. 19 UCF (6-1, 3-0) 7 p.m. (ESPN2)

Line: UCF by 10½.

Series record: UCF leads 3-1.

WHAT'S AT STAKE

The lone unbeaten teams left in the American, Saturday's winner will take over sole possession of first place in the race for the race for the league's automatic berth in the BCS. The 19th-ranked Knights have their highest ranking in school history and can match the best start in program history with a win. The Cougars are trying to win their third straight since a one-point loss to BYU.

KEY MATCHUP

UCF defense vs. Houston offense. The Cougars lead the AAC, averaging 41.1 points per game and are also the only FBS team that has scored in every quarter this year. The Knights rank third in the conference in scoring defense, allowing 19.3 points and will look to put pressure on Houston freshman QB John O'Korn.

PLAYERS TO WATCH

Houston: O'Korn isn't playing much like a freshman, completing 65.2 percent of his passes for 2,121 yards and 22 TDs, with four INTs. The 22 TD passes leads all FBS true freshmen. DBs Adrian McDonald and Trevon Stewart will also be key with three INTs apiece, accounting for six of the Cougars' FBS-best 29 takeaways.

UCF: RB Storm Johnson has a rushing TD in six of seven games to give him nine for the season. He also has three receiving TDs, ranking him ninth in the FBS in scoring. Defensively LB Terrance Plummer has been everywhere for the Knights, leading the team with 60 tackles. He's also tied for team lead with two INTs, and has two sacks.

FACTS & FIGURES

The Knights are ranked No. 21 in this week's Bowl Championship Series standings. ...The Knights are looking to become the first team in school history to post at least 20 points in their first eight games. ... Three of the Knights' four meetings with the Cougars have been decided by seven points or less, however UCF and Houston have not met since 2010. ...Houston has posted at least 22 points in all eight contests. ... The Cougars have turned the ball over only nine times to rank first in the nation in turnover margin.

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BYU (6-2) at No. 21 Wisconsin (6-2), 3:35 p.m. EST (ESPN)

Line: Wisconsin by 7½.

Series record: BYU leads 1-0.

WHAT'S AT STAKE

BYU, an FBS independent, gets the first of two chances over the final month to secure a statement victory, with a trip to Notre Dame also on the schedule in a few weeks. The Badgers hope to win out to improve their BCS at-large chances with another trip to the Big Ten title game unlikely since unbeaten Ohio State stands in the way in the Leaders Division.

KEY MATCHUP

BYU QB Taysom Hill vs. Wisconsin defense. The dual-threat sophomore has completed 65 percent of passes and thrown for 11 touchdowns in his last five games, all victories. The Badgers had trouble with Ohio State's Braxton Miller (who doesn't?) and Arizona State's spread, but have otherwise excelled, especially in the red zone. An injury to star linebacker Chris Borland didn't trip up Wisconsin last week at Iowa.

PLAYERS TO WATCH

BYU: Hill makes the Cougars click. He's sixth in the country in total offense (367.5 yards per game). But he's never had to play in the hostile confines of Camp Randall Stadium, in front of a crowd that hasn't seen its Badgers for a month.

Wisconsin: RBs Melvin Gordon and James White. Given BYU's up-tempo offense, running the ball makes sense for Wisconsin to control clock. Except that Gordon especially is a breakaway threat on any carry. It's a welcome problem for coach Gary Andersen.

FACTS & FIGURES

The teams' only other meeting was on Sept. 20, 1980 in Madison, a 28-3 victory for BYU. ... Andersen is familiar with BYU after coaching against the Cougars at his previous stop at Utah State. He went 1-3 against the school. ... Wisconsin has surrendered eight touchdowns to opponents in 21 red-zone trips, for an FBS-stingiest 38.1 percent conversion rate. ... BYU has 14th-best rushing offense in FBS (258.8 yards per game) while Wisconsin is 10th (287 yards). ... BYU senior LB Kyle Van Noy has 26 career sacks. ... White leads active FBS players with 41 career rushing touchdowns.

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No. 24 Notre Dame (7-2) at Pittsburgh (4-4), 8 p.m. (ABC)

Line: Notre Dame by 3½.

Series record: Notre Dame leads 47-20-1.

WHAT'S AT STAKE

The Fighting Irish, who have won four straight, need to win out to reach 10 victories and perhaps sneak into a BCS bowl. A loss to the Panthers, however, would end that discussion quickly. Pittsburgh could use a signature victory in coach Paul Chryst's second year as tangible proof the program is headed in the right direction.

KEY MATCHUP

Pitt's offensive line against Notre Dame's front seven. The Panthers' offense has spent the last month slipping into mediocrity after a 58-point outburst against Duke on Sept. 21. Pitt has scored 54 points total in its last four games against FBS opponents, three of them losses. The biggest problem has been protecting quarterback Tom Savage. The Panthers have allowed 29 sacks, 118th in the country. Notre Dame has only reached the quarterback 11 times in nine games.

PLAYERS TO WATCH

Notre Dame: QB Tommy Rees is starting to put it together. The senior passed for five touchdowns in a rout over Air Force two weeks ago and backed it up by leading a 76-yard fourth quarter touchdown drive last week against Navy as the Irish avoided the upset.

Pittsburgh: DT Aaron Donald is coming off one of the most dominant defensive performances in program history. He recorded 11 tackles, six tackles for loss, forced two fumbles and added a sack in a 21-10 loss to Georgia Tech last week. The six TFLs are the most by an FBS player this season.

FACTS & FIGURES

The Irish have won the last three meetings, including 29-26 victory in triple overtime in South Bend last fall that kept Notre Dame undefeated on its way to a spot in the BCS title game. ... The Irish have won their last 10 games decided by a touchdown or less, tied for the second-longest streak in school history. ... Pitt freshman WR Tyler Boyd has four 100-yard receiving games this season, tied for the most by a freshman in school history. Larry Fitzgerald had four 100-yard receiving games in 2002. ... Pittsburgh's last victory over a ranked opponent came in a 35-17 dismantling of then 13th-ranked Virginia Tech on Sept. 15, 2012.

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Kansas State (4-4, 2-3 Big 12) at No. 25 Texas Tech (7-2, 4-2), 11 a.m. (ABC)

Line: Texas Tech by 3.

Series record: Texas Tech leads 8-5.

WHAT'S AT STAKE

Texas Tech is coming off its second-straight loss and needs a win to have a chance to remain in contention for the Big 12 title. A win for the Wildcats could move them above .500 this season and get their third straight win over the Red Raiders.

KEY MATCHUP

Texas Tech rushing defense against Kansas State's running game. The Red Raiders gave up 281 yards rushing and 277 yards rushing the past two weeks against Oklahoma State and Oklahoma, respectively. The Red Raiders defense will likely be without four starters. They will contend with two of the Big 12's top 10 rushers in Wildcats QB Daniel Sams (fifth at 74.5 yards per game) and RB John Hubert (No. 7 at 68.6 ypg).

PLAYERS TO WATCH

Kansas State: Sams. The Wildcats leading rusher (eight TDs and 595 yards) is a dual threat. The backup to Jake Waters is 34 for 45 and 418 yards. In a loss at Oklahoma State he rushed for one TD and 118 yards and threw for two touchdowns and 181 yards.

Texas Tech: WR/TE Jace Amaro. Amaro leads the Big 12 in receptions and has eight-straight games with at least eight catches. He leads the Red Raiders in receiving with 79 catches for 1,035 yards and four TDs. He's fumbled in Texas Tech's past two losses.

FACTS & FIGURES

Texas Tech has 22 turnovers this season, 14 of them interceptions, to tie for sixth worst in the nation. ... Kansas State's averaged 5.3 points in fourth quarters through its first six games. The past two weeks the Wildcats averaged 21 points in the final 15 minutes. ... The Red Raiders last beat Kansas State in 2009, 66-14.