Week Eleven College Football Open Thread: LSU, Alabama

We take a look at the college football schedule and the game of the week.

Yes, there is college football being played today. I was confused myself momentarily, as the biggest game of the weak was already played Thursday, when Stanford grinded out a win against Oregon.

Only one match up will be taking place featuring ranked opponents, No. 13 LSU at No. 1 Alabama. Besides that, only one other team in the top five will be playing (No. 2 Florida State at Wake Forest).

Game of the Week- No. 13 LSU at No. 1 Alabama

A.J. McCarron looks to keep on doing what he always does, win. Throughout his career, he's been coined a game manager and a product of the Alabama system. NFL.com's Bucky Brooks disagrees and believes he can be an outstanding player in the right system.

LSU has two receivers, juniors Jarvis Landry and Odell Beckham Jr.,  who have accounted for sixteen of the teams nineteen receiving touchdowns. Both players could declare for the draft at the end of the year.

Tigers running back Jeremy Hill looks to have a big day, as he is still haunted from the loss to Bama last year. Hill has had a heck of a year thus far, piling up 922 yards and 12 touchdowns, while averaging 7.2 yards per carry in just eight games. NFL Scouts believe he could be a "bell cow" at the next level, and I agree. At 6'2" 235 lbs, he is powerful, but also has speed and shiftiness to make big plays happen. LSU would be wise to lean on hill heavily in this game and keep Alabama's offense off the field.

What games and players will you be watching today?

TIME (ET) MATCHUP TV
12:00 PM No. 2 Florida State at Wake Forest ESPN 3
12:00 PM No. 8 Missouri at Kentucky
12:00 PM No. 9 Auburn at Tennessee
12:00 PM Kansas State at No. 25 Texas Tech ESPN 3
12:00 PM Vanderbilt at Florida ESPN 3
12:00 PM TCU at Iowa State FOX Sports 1
12:00 PM Penn State at Minnesota
12:00 PM UAB at Marshall
12:00 PM Western Kentucky at Army CBS Sports Network
12:00 PM Southern Methodist at Cincinnati ESPN 3
12:00 PM Iowa at Purdue BTN
12:21 PM Arkansas at Ole Miss ESPN 3
12:30 PM Appalachian State at Georgia ESPN 3
12:30 PM Virginia at North Carolina ESPN 3
1:00 PM Western Michigan at Eastern Michigan ESPN 3
2:00 PM Tulane at UTSA
3:00 PM USC at California FOX
3:30 PM Mississippi State at No. 15 Texas A&M CBS
3:30 PM Brigham Young at No. 24 Wisconsin
3:30 PM Nevada at Colorado State
3:30 PM Illinois at Indiana BTN
3:30 PM Syracuse at Maryland ESPN 3
3:30 PM Nebraska at Michigan
3:30 PM Boston College at New Mexico State ESPN 3
3:30 PM UTEP at North Texas
3:30 PM Hawaii at Navy CBS Sports Network
3:45 PM Tulsa at East Carolina FOX Sports 1
4:00 PM Kansas at No. 14 Oklahoma State FOX Sports 1
4:00 PM No. 22 Arizona State at Utah Pac-12 Network
4:00 PM North Carolina State at Duke
4:00 PM Florida International at Middle Tennessee
4:30 PM Tennessee-Martin at Memphis ESPN 3
5:00 PM Old Dominion at Idaho
7:00 PM Virginia Tech at No. 11 Miami (FL)
7:00 PM Houston at No. 21 UCF
7:00 PM Texas at West Virginia FOX
7:00 PM Southern Miss at Louisiana Tech CBS Sports Network
7:00 PM Arkansas State at Louisiana-Monroe ESPN 3
8:00 PM No. 13 LSU at No. 1 Alabama CBS
8:00 PM No. 23 Notre Dame at Pittsburgh
8:00 PM Colorado at Washington Pac-12 Network
8:00 PM Utah State at UNLV
10:00 PM No. 19 UCLA at Arizona
10:15 PM No. 16 Fresno State at Wyoming
10:30 PM San Diego State at San Jose State

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