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No. 5 Oklahoma (8-1, 5-1 Big 12) at No. 25 Baylor (6-3, 3-3)

8 p.m. (ABC): With the potential of a regular-season-ending game against No. 2 Oklahoma State for the Big 12's automatic BCS berth, the Sooners have to stay on track. They have won nine consecutive games away from home, and have never lost to Baylor. The Bears, already bowl eligible, have recovered from a three-game losing streak with consecutive wins and are trying to match last year's win total that was their most in the Big 12 era. Baylor running back Terrance Ganaway has 889 yards rushing, close to becoming only Baylor's eighth 1,000-yard rusher. He also has 10 TDs. Ganaway has had at least 120 yards in three games this season. The Sooners have seven players with at least 10 catches who average at least 10 yards per catch.

No. 18 Southern Cal (8-2, 5-2) at No. 4 Oregon (9-1, 7-0 Pac-12)

8 p.m. (ABC): With a win, Oregon can clinch the North Division for a berth in the first Pac-12 championship game. The Ducks own a 21-game winning streak at Autzen Stadium, longest in the nation after Boise State fell at home to Texas Christian last week. Oregon also has won 19 straight conference games. The Trojans have not won in the state of Oregon since 2005.

No. 17 Nebraska (8-2, 4-2 Big Ten) at No. 20 Michigan (8-2, 4-2)

Noon (ESPN): The winner will break a second-place tie in the Big Ten's Legends Division, which is led by Michigan State, and might have a chance to play in a BCS bowl. The Cornhuskers need to win twice and have the Spartans upset by Indiana or at Northwestern to have a shot at playing in the inaugural Big Ten championship game. The Wolverines must win twice and have their in-state rival lose two more games to earn a spot.

No. 21 Penn State (8-2, 5-1) at Ohio State (6-4, 3-3)

3:30 p.m. (ABC): Penn State, still reeling from the Jerry Sandusky scandal that led to Joe Paterno's firing, can clinch at least a share of the Big Ten's Leaders Division. Ohio State needs a miracle or two to also figure into the divisional race but can help its post-season chances — if the NCAA permits the Buckeyes to go to a bowl game — with a big win or two. Ohio State quarterback Braxton Miller completed just eight of 18 passes for 132 yards in a 26-23 overtime loss to Purdue last week. The Lions have scored 16 or fewer points six times this season. No one is expecting a 66-63 Mid-American Conference TD fest, but Penn State must move the ball, take time off the clock and give its defense a breather. Ohio State's defense has been gashed for lengthy drives the past few games.

NoonKentucky at Georgia WKYT-27, WLAP-AM 630

NoonCincinnati at Rutgers ESPNU

NoonHarvard at Yale Versus

NoonKansas at Texas A&M FS Ohio

NoonLouisville at Connecticut WTVQ2-36.2

NoonNebraska at Michigan ESPN

NoonWisconsin at Illinois ESPN2

12:30 p.m.Georgia Tech at Duke WZLEX-18.2

2:30 p.m.FCS playoffs: Florida A&M vs. Bethune-Cookman ESPN Classic

3 p.m.Tulsa at UTEP CBS College

3:30 p.m.Clemson at N.C. State ESPN

3:30 p.m.Colorado State at TCU Versus

3:30 p.m.Miami at South Florida ESPNU

3:30 p.m.Mississippi State vs. Arkansas CBS-27

3:30 p.m.Penn State at Ohio State ABC-36

3:30 p.m.SMU at Houston FS Ohio

4 p.m.Boston College at Notre Dame NBC-18

7 p.m.Central Florida at East Carolina FS South

7 p.m.Louisiana State at Mississippi ESPN

7 p.m.Vanderbilt at Tennessee ESPNU

7:30 p.m.Colorado at UCLA Versus

7:30 p.m.Virginia at Florida State ESPN2

8 p.m.Boise State at San Diego State CBS College

8 p.m.Kansas State at Texas FX

8 p.m.Southern Cal at Oregon ABC-36

10:15 p.m.California at Stanford ESPN

10:15 p.m.New Mexico State at BYU ESPNU

Friday's scores

TOP 25

No. 2 Oklahoma St. Iowa St. (n)

MIDWEST

Toledo Cent. Michigan (n)

Saturday's games

(All times p.m.)

SEC

Kentucky (4-6) at No. 13 Georgia (8-2), 12:20

The Citadel (4-6) at No. 14 South Carolina (8-2), noon

Furman (6-4) at Florida (5-5), 1

Samford (6-4) at Auburn (6-4), 1

Georgia Southern (9-1) at No. 3 Alabama (9-1), 2

Mississippi St. (5-5) vs. No. 6 Arkansas (9-1) at Little Rock, Ark., 3:30

No. 1 Louisiana St. (10-0) at Mississippi (2-8), 7

Vanderbilt (5-5) at Tennessee (4-6), 7

OVC

Tenn.-Martin (5-5) at Eastern Ky. (6-4), 1

Murray St. (6-4) at SE Missouri (3-7), 2

Austin Peay (3-7) at Tennessee Tech (6-3), 2:30

Jacksonville St. (6-4) at Tennessee St. (5-5), 3

NCAA DIVISION III PLAYOFFS, FIRST ROUND

Hampden-Sydney (8-2) at Centre (8-1), noon

Thomas More (9-1) at Franklin (9-1), noon

NAIA PLAYOFFS, FIRST ROUND

Benedictine (9-2) at Georgetown (10-0), 1:30

STATE

Louisville (5-5) at Connecticut (4-5), noon

Butler (5-5) at Morehead St. (2-8), 1

Western Ky. (5-5) at North Texas (4-6), 7

TOP 25

No. 18 Southern Cal (8-2) at No. 4 Oregon (9-1), 8

No. 5 Oklahoma (8-1) at No. 25 Baylor (6-3), 8

No. 7 Clemson (9-1) at N.C. State (5-5), 3:30

California (6-4) at No. 8 Stanford (9-1), 10:15

No. 10 Boise St. (8-1) at San Diego St. (6-3), 8

SMU (6-4) at No. 11 Houston (10-0), 3:30

Indiana (1-9) at No. 12 Michigan St. (8-2), noon

No. 15 Wisconsin (8-2) at Illinois (6-4), noon

No. 16 Kansas St. (8-2) at Texas (6-3), 8

No. 17 Nebraska (8-2) at No. 20 Michigan (8-2), noon

Colorado St. (3-6) at No. 19 TCU (8-2), 3:30

No. 21 Penn St. (8-2) at Ohio St. (6-4), 3:30

Virginia (7-3) at No. 23 Florida St. (7-3), 7:30

Boston College (3-7) at No. 24 Notre Dame (7-3), 4

EAST

CCSU (3-7) at Bryant (7-3), noon

Akron (1-9) at Buffalo (2-8), noon

Wagner (3-7) at Monmouth (NJ) (5-5), noon

Maine (8-2) at New Hampshire (7-3), noon

Cincinnati (7-2) at Rutgers (7-3), noon

Harvard (8-1) at Yale (5-4), noon

Robert Morris (2-8) at Duquesne (8-2), 12:10

Brown (7-2) at Columbia (0-9), 12:30

Lafayette (4-6) at Lehigh (9-1), 12:30

Towson (8-2) at Rhode Island (3-7), 12:30

Sacred Heart (5-5) at Albany (NY) (7-3), 1

Bucknell (6-4) at Colgate (4-6), 1

Holy Cross (5-5) at Fordham (1-9), 1

Cornell (4-5) at Penn (5-4), 1

Army (3-7) at Temple (6-4), 1

James Madison (6-4) at UMass (5-5), 1

Princeton (1-8) at Dartmouth (4-5), 1:30

Liberty (7-3) at Stony Brook (7-3), 3:30

Delaware (6-4) vs. Villanova (2-8) at Chester, Pa., 3:30

SOUTH

William & Mary (4-6) at Richmond (3-7), noon

Georgia Tech (7-3) at Duke (3-7), 12:30

Valparaiso (1-9) at Davidson (3-7), 1

Howard (5-5) at Delaware St. (2-8), 1

Morgan St. (5-5) at Hampton (6-4), 1

Charleston Southern (0-9) at Presbyterian (3-7), 1

NC Central (2-8) at NC A&T (4-6), 1:30

Gardner-Webb (4-6) at VMI (1-9), 1:30

Wofford (7-3) at Chattanooga (5-5), 2

Campbell (6-4) at Georgia St. (2-7), 2

Alcorn St. (2-7) at Jackson St. (8-2), 2

South Carolina St. (6-4) at Savannah St. (1-9), 2

Coastal Carolina (6-4) at W. Carolina (1-9), 2

Florida A&M (7-3) vs. Bethune-Cookman (7-3) at Orlando, Fla., 2:30

Appalachian St. (7-3) at Elon (5-5), 3

Arkansas St. (8-2) at Middle Tennessee (2-7), 3

Maryland (2-8) at Wake Forest (5-5), 3

Miami (5-5) at South Florida (5-4), 3:30

FAU (0-9) at Troy (2-7), 3:30

Stephen F. Austin (5-5) at Northwestern St. (5-5), 4

FIU (6-4) at Louisiana-Monroe (3-7), 5

Cal Poly (5-5) at South Alabama (6-3), 5

UCF (4-6) at East Carolina (4-6), 7

MIDWEST

N. Iowa (8-2) at Illinois St. (7-3), noon

Minnesota (2-8) at Northwestern (5-5), noon

Iowa (6-4) at Purdue (5-5), noon

E. Michigan (6-4) at Kent St. (4-6), 1

Missouri St. (1-9) at Youngstown St. (6-4), 1

South Dakota (6-4) at North Dakota (7-3), 2

N. Dakota St. (9-1) at W. Illinois (2-8), 2

S. Illinois (3-7) at Indiana St. (6-4), 2:05

Texas Tech (5-5) at Missouri (5-5), 3:30

SOUTHWEST

Kansas (2-8) at Texas A&M (5-5), noon

Minot St. (2-7) at UTSA (3-6), 2

Alabama A&M (7-3) at Prairie View (5-5), 3

Tulsa (7-3) at UTEP (5-5), 3

Texas Southern (4-6) at Ark.-Pine Bluff (5-5), 3:30

Tulane (2-9) at Rice (3-7), 3:30

Sam Houston St. (10-0) at Texas St. (6-5), 4

McNeese St. (5-5) at Lamar (4-6), 7

FAR WEST

New Mexico (1-9) at Wyoming (6-3), 2

Montana (8-2) at Montana St. (9-1), 2:05

Washington (6-4) at Oregon St. (2-8), 3:30

Jacksonville (7-3) at San Diego (8-2), 4

Navy (4-6) at San Jose St. (3-7), 4

Louisiana Tech (6-4) at Nevada (6-3), 4:05

Weber St. (4-6) at Portland St. (7-3), 4:05

Utah St. (4-5) at Idaho (2-8), 5

S. Utah (5-5) at N. Arizona (4-6), 5

Utah (6-4) at Washington St. (4-6), 5

UC Davis (3-7) at Sacramento St. (4-6), 5:05

UNLV (2-7) at Air Force (5-5), 6

E. Washington (5-5) at Idaho St. (2-8), 6

Colorado (2-9) at UCLA (5-5), 7:30

Arizona (2-8) at Arizona St. (6-4), 9:30

New Mexico St. (4-6) at BYU (7-3), 10:15

Fresno St. (3-7) at Hawaii (5-5), 11

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