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College football Week 9 schedule: Prospects to watch in Washington-Utah, Nebraska-Wisconsin

Three scouting reports on prospects playing the in Washington-Utah and Nebraska-Wisconsin match-ups.

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We’re back with another college football game thread. We have three notable games between ranked opponents on this week’s schedule. Washington and Utah square off at 12:30 p.m. PT, Nebraska and Wisconsin get going at 4:00 p.m., and Florida State hosts Clemson at 5:00 p.m. We’ve got a look at prospects for Washington-Utah and Nebraska-Wisconsin down below.

This will serve as a thread for the full day of college action. Michigan is headed to East Lansing to face Michigan State at 9:00 a.m. The Wolverines should continue their undefeated march, but rivalry games can be tricky at times. For Bay Area fans, Cal lost to USC on Thursday (more on that in a bit), while Stanford travels to face Arizona at 8:00 p.m. tonight.

Washington vs. Utah

Game Time: 12:30 P.M. PDT
Date: Saturday, October 29
Location: Rice-Eccles Stadium, Salt Lake City, Utah
Spread: Washington -10

Washington Players to Watch:

John Ross | Washington Huskies | WR | Redshirt Junior | 5’11” | 190 lbs

Scouting Report: Ross is a mix between DeSean Jackson and Tavon Austin. He has speed to burn. He is ultra-quick in and out of cuts and is an overall solid route runner. He is adept at creating space in his patterns and possesses strong hands. Ross’s production has been through the roof this year, totaling 11 scores through nine games.

Other Washington players to watch: Sydney Jones (CB), Budda Baker (FS), Vita Vea (DT), Elijah Qualls (DT), Azeem Victor (ILB), Kevin King (CB), Joe Mathis (DE), Darrell Daniels (TE)

Utah Players to Watch:

Lowell Lotulelei | Utah Utes | DT | Junior | 6’2” | 310 lbs

Scouting Report: Lowell is exceptionally strong. He has brute strength and uses his hands very well. He is stout at the point of attack and will rarely get knocked back from offensive linemen. His speed is surprisingly impressive, utilizing his burst and swim move to split gaps and reach the backfield. He can stick his feet in the ground and be an anchor in the middle of the defense.

Other Players to Watch: Marcus Williams (FS), J.J. Dielman (OT), Isaac Aslata (OG), Kyle Fitts (DE), Hunter Dimick (DE)

Nebraska vs. Wisconsin

Game Time: 4:00 P.M. PDT
Date: Saturday, October 29
Location: Camp-Randall Stadium, Madison, Wisconsin
Spread: Wisconsin -9

Wisconsin Players to Watch:

Vince Biegel | OLB | 47 | Senior | 6’3” | 241 lbs

Scouting Report: Biegel possesses a high motor. He plays with intensity and will stop at nothing to get in on the action. He has a fairly quick first-step and a strong lower body, which leads to numerous offensive-line knockbacks. Biegel does a fine job of getting his legs underneath him to using leverage to hold ground and funnel the ball carrier inside. No. 47 is a solid tackler and will rarely miss tackles when he wraps up. On the downside, Biegel is more of a football player than anything. He lacks elite speed and explosiveness. He has trouble converting speed into power, getting the offensive lineman to commit one way and then dipping underneath him to locate the quarterback. Biegel is tight-hipped and will likely find problems dropping into coverage at the next level. He could also stand to get his more involved and become more violent.

Wisconsin: (OLB) Vince Biegel, (RB) Corey Clement, (C/OG) Dan Voltz, (QB) Bart Houston, (CB) Sojourn Shelton

Nebraska Players to Watch: Nathan Gerry (SS), Josh Banderas (OLB), Tommy Armstrong Jr (QB), Jordan Westerkamp (WR), Alonzo Moore (WR), Terrell Newby (RB), Sam Cotton (TE)