Week 13 college football open thread and mock draft

James Lang-US PRESSWIRE

We break down Week 123 of the college football season, including a new mock draft, while providing an open thread for discussion.

While we wait for the 49ers to get going on Sunday, we get a day of college football in the meantime. Friday saw five ranked teams play, but Saturday provides some more enticing matchups. It is rivalry week, which means we have some cutthroat games.

The big one would have to be newly minted No. 1 Notre Dame traveling to LA to face Southern Cal. While Notre Dame is surging, USC has struggled along. They will go to a bowl game, but a variety of issues have kept them from developing quite like they might have hoped.

The other two big rivalry matchups would have to be No. 4 Florida at No. 10 Florida State and No. 5 Oregon at No. 15 Oregon State. Notre Dame-Alabama seems like the likely national championship game, but there is enough football left for an upset or two the rest of the way.

As we head into these rivalry games, the college football season is fast coming to an end. That means bowl season is just around the corner, which means all star games are not far behind, and the draft season will be upon us. In the meantime, we've got another 2013 mock draft for you from Matthew Fairburn over at Mocking the Draft. Matthew has the 49ers grabbing Rutgers cornerback Logan Ryan:

What do you give a team that has it all? The longterm future at quarterback is still up in the air, but between Colin Kaepernick and Alex Smith, the 49ers seem unlikely to draft a signal caller in the first round. They could certainly trade this pick to a team that wants Tyler Wilson, Mike Glennon or one of the juniors that declares.

Cornerback is one area the 49ers could use a little bit of help. Logan Ryan is having a tremendous season at Rutgers and could move towards the first round.

With Chris Culliver and Tarell Brown looking sharp, is cornerback where the 49ers go first? Carlos Rogers signed his big extension, but I can't imagine he survives the length of the deal. Part of the difficulty in projecting the 49ers draft possibilities is that the team's depth leaves them potentially red-shirting some talent like we saw this year. Additionally, I have to think this team either moves up somewhere or trades some 2013 picks for future picks.

Trent Baalke has proven he is down for some wheeling and dealing, so the history is there for some dealing. Additionally, while the 49ers will have some holes opening up on the roster, but enough for 13 draft picks? I don't know how the dealing will go, but you know we'll see it.

TIME (ET) MATCHUP TV PPV MOBILE TICKETS
12:00 PM Georgia Tech at No. 3 Georgia Tickets
12:00 PM No. 18 Rutgers at Pittsburgh Tickets
12:00 PM No. 19 Michigan at Ohio State Tickets
12:00 PM Connecticut at No. 20 Louisville Big East Network ESPN 3 Tickets
12:00 PM Illinois at Northwestern Big Ten Network Tickets
12:00 PM Virginia at Virginia Tech Tickets
12:00 PM UAB at UCF Tickets
12:00 PM Indiana at Purdue Big Ten Network Tickets
12:00 PM Tulsa at Southern Methodist FX Tickets
12:21 PM Kentucky at Tennessee SEC Network ESPN 3 Tickets
12:30 PM Miami (FL) at Duke ACC Network ESPN 3 Tickets
1:00 PM North Texas at Western Kentucky ESPN 3 Tickets
2:00 PM Texas State at UTSA Tickets
2:30 PM Baylor vs. Texas Tech* FOX Tickets
3:00 PM No. 5 Oregon at No. 15 Oregon State Pac-12 Network Tickets
3:00 PM Boston College at North Carolina State ESPN 3 Tickets
3:00 PM Maryland at North Carolina ESPN 3 Tickets
3:00 PM Idaho at Utah State ESPN 3 Tickets
3:30 PM Auburn at No. 2 Alabama CBS Tickets
3:30 PM No. 4 Florida at No. 10 Florida State Tickets
3:30 PM No. 21 Oklahoma State at No. 13 Oklahoma Tickets
3:30 PM Michigan State at Minnesota Big Ten Network Tickets
3:30 PM Vanderbilt at Wake Forest Tickets
3:30 PM Brigham Young at New Mexico State ESPN 3 Tickets
3:30 PM Wisconsin at Penn State Tickets
3:30 PM Tulane at Houston Tickets
3:30 PM Air Force at Fresno State NBC Sports Network Tickets
3:30 PM Troy at Middle Tennessee ESPN 3 Tickets
3:30 PM San Diego State at Wyoming Tickets
4:30 PM Southern Miss at Memphis Tickets
5:00 PM South Alabama at Louisiana-Lafayette ESPN 3 Tickets
6:00 PM Louisiana-Monroe at Florida International Tickets
6:30 PM No. 8 Stanford at No. 17 UCLA FOX Tickets
7:00 PM Missouri at No. 9 Texas A&M Tickets
7:00 PM No. 12 South Carolina at No. 11 Clemson Tickets
7:00 PM New Mexico at Colorado State Tickets
7:00 PM Mississippi State at Ole Miss Tickets
7:00 PM Rice at UTEP Tickets
8:00 PM No. 1 Notre Dame at USC Tickets
10:30 PM Louisiana Tech at San Jose State Tickets
11:00 PM UNLV at Hawaii Tickets
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