NFL Draft 2013: 49ers Week 9 scouting trips, college game day open thread

Ed Szczepanski-US PRESSWIRE

We take a look at the big matchups for college football Saturday, and look to where 49ers scouts are in attendance.

College football is back and reaching a fevered pitch. There are still quite a few big matchups left and Week 9 brings quite a few of them. There is a chance for some shake-up as the BCS standings saw only slight movement last week. South Carolina dropped out of the top 10 and Kansas State leapt over Oregon to No. 3.

This week, there is likely to be a fair amount of shake-up. No. 1 Alabama hosts No. 11 Mississippi State, No. 2 Florida travels to No. 10 Georgia, No. 3 Kansas State hosts No. 10 Texas Tech and No. 5 Notre Dame travels to No. 8 Oklahoma. The Oregon Ducks are sitting at No. 4 right now, but barring a loss ahead of them, a win over 1-6 Colorado is unlikely to move them up. The Ducks do get some opportunities to improve their strength of schedule the rest of the way, facing ranked USC, Stanford and Oregon State teams. If they can win out, the loser of a potential Florida-Alabama SEC title game could drop behind them, leaving Kansas State ahead of them depending on how the Wildcats finish out. Let the BCS mayhem ensue!

Chris Steuber tweeted out some of his information regarding scouts this week. According to Steuber, 49ers scouts are expected to be in attendance at Pitt-Temple, USC-Arizona and NC State-North Carolina. I still find myself bouncing around a variety of possibilities for the 49ers draft needs, but we can start to move some positions down the list.

Offensive line has moved pretty far down given the emergence of the young talent. Aside from Jonathan Goodwin, the rest of the offensive line is in position for a solid future. The 49ers could use Daniel Kilgore as their center of the future, or develop him into a sort of swing interior role. And of course there is still Joe Looney spending the season inactive and learning. The depth is pretty impressive along the offensive line.

Saturday, October 27
TIME (ET) MATCHUP TV PPV MOBILE TICKETS
12:00 PM Tennessee at No. 13 South Carolina Tickets
12:00 PM No. 23 Texas at Kansas Tickets
12:00 PM Iowa at Northwestern Tickets
12:00 PM Kentucky at Missouri Tickets
12:00 PM Temple at Pittsburgh Big East Network ESPN 3 Tickets
12:00 PM Ball State at Army CBS Sports Network Tickets
12:00 PM Indiana at Illinois Big Ten Network Tickets
12:00 PM Northern Illinois at Western Michigan ESPN 3 Tickets
12:21 PM Ole Miss at Arkansas SEC Network ESPN 3 Tickets
12:30 PM North Carolina State at North Carolina ESPN 3 Tickets
1:00 PM Maryland at Boston College ESPN 3 Tickets
1:00 PM Southern Miss at Rice Tickets
2:00 PM Utah State at UTSA ESPN 3 Tickets
3:00 PM Colorado at No. 4 Oregon Pac-12 Network Tickets
3:00 PM UCLA at Arizona State FX Tickets
3:00 PM Brigham Young at Georgia Tech ESPN 3 Tickets
3:00 PM Memphis at Southern Methodist Tickets
3:30 PM No. 2 Florida vs. No. 10 Georgia* CBS Tickets
3:30 PM No. 14 Texas Tech at No. 3 Kansas State FOX Tickets
3:30 PM No. 9 USC at Arizona
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Tickets
3:30 PM Duke at No. 12 Florida State Tickets
3:30 PM Kent State at No. 15 Rutgers ESPN 3 Tickets
3:30 PM No. 21 Boise State at Wyoming CBS Sports Network Tickets
3:30 PM No. 24 Ohio at Miami (OH) ESPN 3 Tickets
3:30 PM Michigan State at No. 25 Wisconsin
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3:30 PM Purdue at Minnesota Big Ten Network Tickets
3:30 PM Navy at East Carolina Tickets
3:30 PM Fresno State at New Mexico Tickets
3:30 PM Eastern Michigan at Bowling Green ESPN 3 Tickets
3:30 PM TCU at Oklahoma State Tickets
3:30 PM Toledo at Buffalo Tickets
3:30 PM Akron at Central Michigan Tickets
3:30 PM North Texas at Middle Tennessee ESPN 3 Tickets
3:30 PM UAB at Tulane Tickets
4:00 PM Texas State at San Jose State Tickets
4:30 PM UTEP at Houston Tickets
5:00 PM Troy at Florida Atlantic Tickets
5:30 PM Ohio State at Penn State Tickets
6:00 PM Western Kentucky at Florida International ESPN 3 Tickets
6:15 PM Washington State at No. 17 Stanford Pac-12 Network Tickets
7:00 PM No. 20 Texas A&M at Auburn Tickets
7:00 PM Hawaii at Colorado State Tickets
7:00 PM Syracuse at South Florida ESPN 3 Tickets
7:00 PM Baylor at Iowa State Tickets
7:00 PM Massachusetts at Vanderbilt ESPN 3 Tickets
7:00 PM South Alabama at Louisiana-Monroe Tickets
8:00 PM No. 5 Notre Dame at No. 8 Oklahoma Tickets
8:00 PM No. 22 Michigan at Nebraska Tickets
8:00 PM UNLV at San Diego State Tickets
8:00 PM Louisiana Tech at New Mexico State ESPN 3 Tickets
8:00 PM UCF at Marshall CBS Sports Network Tickets
8:30 PM No. 11 Mississippi State at No. 1 Alabama Tickets
9:45 PM California at Utah Tickets
10:15 PM No. 7 Oregon State at Washington Pac-12 Network Tickets

* - game played at a neutral location

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