Week Thirteen College Football Open Thread: LSU, Texas A&M, Baylor, Oklahoma State

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We take a look at the sleight of games today and some of the prospects in them.

The college football season is flying by, and time is running out for teams to get to the ranking they want to be at. Today features five games where both opponents are ranked. There's no doubt this is a good week of college football, with fireworks ready to blast off.

Kicking things off when it comes to the "big games", LSU and Texas A&M square off. Not only does this game feature a Heisman favorite in Johnny Manziel, it has a couple top tier receivers as well. Nick Chiamardas has Texas A&M's Mike Evans at No. 1 and LSU's Odell Beckham at No. 5 in Niners Nation's first WR prospect rankings of the year. As we have witnessed thus far this season, better depth at wide receiver is important. Watch this game to keep an eye out on both of these players, as a lot of fans will be putting them on their draft wish list.


The game of the week on ABC will feature undefeated No. 4 Baylor at one loss No. 10 Oklahoma State. Watch Oklahoma State cornerback Justin Gilbert in this one, as he could be a choice in the first round for the Niners. Gilbert can be electrifying at times, and has a knack for the big play, recording six interceptions and taking two back for touchdowns. Not only is Gilbert a stellar corner, he's a special teams stud as a kick returner, where he has a touchdown this season also. At 6'0" 200 lbs, Gilbert is a physical corner that has the chance to be a good pro if he can work on some of his weak areas. The two most notable areas of improvement would be taking better angles to the ball and not letting the receiver get a quick jump off the line when he isn't in press coverage.

Saturday, November 23
TIME (ET) MATCHUP TV
12:00 PM Citadel at No. 7 Clemson ESPN 3
12:00 PM No. 13 Michigan State at Northwestern
12:00 PM No. 20 Oklahoma at Kansas State FOX Sports 1
12:00 PM Memphis at No. 21 Louisville ESPN 3
12:00 PM Old Dominion at North Carolina ESPN 3
12:00 PM Duke at Wake Forest
12:00 PM Cincinnati at Houston
12:00 PM Michigan at Iowa BTN
12:00 PM Virginia at Miami (FL)
12:00 PM Illinois at Purdue BTN
12:21 PM Mississippi State at Arkansas ESPN 3
12:30 PM East Carolina at North Carolina State ESPN 3
12:30 PM Pittsburgh at Syracuse ESPN 3
1:00 PM Coastal Carolina at No. 11 South Carolina ESPN 3
1:00 PM Massachusetts at Central Michigan ESPN 3
1:00 PM Bowling Green at Eastern Michigan ESPN 3
1:30 PM Alabama A&M at Georgia Tech ESPN 3
2:00 PM Chattanooga at No. 1 Alabama ESPN 3
2:00 PM Georgia Southern at Florida ESPN 3
2:00 PM Hawaii at Wyoming
3:00 PM Georgia State at Arkansas State ESPN 3
3:00 PM New Mexico State at Florida Atlantic
3:30 PM Idaho at No. 2 Florida State
3:30 PM Indiana at No. 3 Ohio State
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3:30 PM No. 5 Oregon at Arizona
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3:30 PM No. 12 Texas A&M at No. 22 LSU CBS
3:30 PM No. 19 Wisconsin at No. 25 Minnesota
3:30 PM Brigham Young at Notre Dame NBC
3:30 PM Boston College at Maryland ESPN 3
3:30 PM Nebraska at Penn State BTN
3:30 PM UTSA at North Texas
3:30 PM Utah at Washington State Pac-12 Network
3:30 PM Colorado State at Utah State CBS Sports Network
3:30 PM Middle Tennessee at Southern Miss
3:30 PM UTEP at Tulane
4:00 PM California at No. 9 Stanford FOX Sports 1
4:00 PM New Mexico at No. 15 Fresno State
6:00 PM Marshall at Florida International
7:00 PM No. 17 Arizona State at No. 14 UCLA FOX
7:00 PM Louisiana-Monroe at South Alabama ESPN 3
7:00 PM Southern Methodist at South Florida ESPN 3
7:00 PM Kentucky at Georgia
7:00 PM Connecticut at Temple ESPN 3
7:00 PM Western Kentucky at Texas State Longhorn Network
7:00 PM Tulsa at Louisiana Tech CBS Sports Network
7:00 PM Vanderbilt at Tennessee
7:45 PM No. 8 Missouri at No. 24 Ole Miss
8:00 PM No. 4 Baylor at No. 10 Oklahoma State
8:00 PM Kansas at Iowa State FOX Sports 1
9:30 PM No. 23 USC at Colorado Pac-12 Network
10:30 PM Boise State at San Diego State CBS Sports Network
10:30 PM Washington at Oregon State
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