This weekend will feature several marquee matchups, including showdowns between ranked opponents. While Michigan and Michigan State could steal the show on Saturday, don't lose sight of the remaining undefeated teams trying to keep their perfect season alive.
One of the best games of the weekend might just be NC State against Clemson, as both ACC programs have yet to lose this season. Obviously, something has to give in this matchup, as college football analyst Ralph D. Russo believes the Tigers will end the Wolfpack's pursuit of perfection.
Here is his prediction, via Associated Press News:
"No. 16 North Carolina State (plus 16½) at No. 3 Clemson
The Tigers’ defensive line has all the star power, but the Wolfpack’s offensive line has future pros, too, in LG Terronne Prescod, C Garrett Bradbury and LT Tyler Jones ... CLEMSON 34-21."
NC State receiving its first loss of the season isn't the only intriguing prediction from Russo. In fact, he sees another undefeated team going down on Saturday.
Although the Cincinnati Bearcats have been dominant through six contests, Temple could be their kryptonite.
No. 20 Cincinnati (plus 3½) at Temple
AAC East race could be fun with Bearcats and Owls mixing it up with UCF and USF ... TEMPLE 22-20.
Cincinnati and Temple will kick off at 12:00 p.m. ET from Lincoln Financial Field. As for NC State and Clemson, they'll start at 3:30 p.m. ET from Clemson Memorial Stadium.
It'll be interesting to see how these two games unfold on Saturday, as NC State and Cincinnati try to stay undefeated.