The weather cooled off in November, but the temperature in college football has become too hot. It all starts in week 10, where we have two top 10 matches, a big-12 showdown that could serve as the elimination match for the conference championship, and several other big games from around the country.

Get ready for "Separation Saturday" with a guide to the biggest games of the day.

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The biggest games

No. 6 Georgia in No. 9 Kentucky, CBS, Stream on FuboTV (Free Trial) at 15:30: How crazy is it that the game deciding the SEC East title will be played in Lexington, Kentucky, and the Wildcats will win it? But here we are with the blue and white host defending SEC champion Georgia on a trip to Atlanta. From a talent point of view, this is not a competition. The Bulldogs are ahead of the pack, but this is one of the biggest games in Kentucky football history, which will be a big factor.

# 13 West Virginia at # 17 Texas, FOX, Stream on FuboTV (Free Trial) at 3:30 pm: The climbers and longhorns both have a Big 12 loss in their CVs and may not be able to afford another. Texas was stunned last week in the state of Oklahoma, and Dana Holgorsen's crew had a few days to prepare after shooting Baylor last Thursday. This game will have a big impact on the last month of the wild and crazy Big 12 football.

# 14 Penn State at # 5 Michigan, ESPN, 3:45 pm: The Wolverines Revenge Tour continues on Saturday afternoon at the Big House against a Nittany Lions team that rolled in that Big Ten East showdown 42-13 a year ago. This is not a qualifying match in the Big Ten for Jim Harbaughs Wolverines, but the Notre Dame defeat coupled with a defeat by the Nittany Lions here would make it very hard to stay in the College Football playoffs.

No. 1 Alabama at No. 3 LSU, CBS, Stream on FuboTV (free trial) at 8:00 am: The biggest game of the 2018 season will take place on Saturday night in Death Valley. Alabama can win the title of SEC West with a win, while the LSU can take the lead in the divisional race and shake the entire world of college football by turmoil. You do not need your remote control at 8pm. Lock it in CBS, sit back and enjoy the ride.

Other great games

Louisville at # 2 Clemson, ABC, Lunch: It will not be a close game, but seeing what Clemson actually is will be a lot of fun. The Tigers have recently become a legitimate threat to Alabama, and judging that progress against a poor Louisville team will be at least somewhat intriguing. In addition, this could be the nail in the coffin of the Bobby Petrino era with the Cardinals.

Nebraska at No. 10 Ohio State, FOX, Stream on FuboTV (free trial) at noon: Scott Frost and the Cornhuskers have won two straight and face a Buckeyes defense that does not really live up to the hype. Could a surprise be in store? Probably not. But the state of Ohio still has national title hopes, and a slip-up will be devastating.

# 22 Boston College at Virginia Tech, ACC Network, 3:45 pm: The meter does not move exactly on the surface, but look for it if you can. The Hokies have only one ACC loss, two additional days to prepare, and they are tied to Virginia and Pitt in the Coastal Division standings. Meanwhile, the Eagles are a game behind Clemson in the Atlantic and host the tigers next week.

No. 16 Iowa in Purdue, ESPN2, 3:30 pm: It's going to be a big day in West Lafayette, which equals a Big Ten West Eliminator. The winner of this game will be the main opponent of Northwestern, even though the Boilermakers are more upwind due to the direct defeat against the Wildcats in the division. Iowa's defense against Purdue's offense will be worth the price of entry.

# 15 Utah, Arizona, Pac-12 Networks, on FuboTV (Free Trial) at 4:00 pm: The Pac-12 South is a confused mess, Utah is the only team with two conference losses and every other team with three. A victory of the Utes will be enormous in the race for the division title, and an angry Sun Devils would pollute the South more than a pig in the mud. Plus, every week Utah watches Zack Moss running.

No. 4 Notre Dame in Northwestern, ESPN, 19:15: Is this a trap for Notre Dame? Could be. Northwestern is one of the toughest teams on the board. Clayton Thorson has a pro caliber quarterback, averaging 259 yards per game. It will be fun to see the matchup between Thorson and the Fighting Irish Defense, and the impact of the CFP on Brian Kelly's crew is enormous.

# 7 Oklahoma at Texas Tech, ABC, 8pm: The Kyler Murray show meets Lubbock this weekend, a game that can determine the course of the Sooners. If the defense can stop the nation's seventh crime, it could mean that the rumors of Oklahoma's downfall have been greatly exaggerated.

Cal at # 8 Washington State, ESPN, 10:45 am: The Bears have one of the best defenses of the Pac-12, and the Gardner Minshew show at the Palouse could not miss any television every week. It is a must for the Cougars to maintain their weak CFP hopes.

Keep an eye on …

  • # 19 Syracuse in the Wake Forest, ACC Networks, noon
  • No. 24 Iowa State, Kansas, Fox Sports Net, noon
  • State of Florida at No. 21 NC State, ABC, 15:30
  • Missouri at # 11 Florida, SEC Network 4:00 pm


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