Louisville (8-4, 4-4 ACC) vs. No. 23 Mississippi State (8-4, 4-4 SEC)
EverBank Field, Jacksonville, FL. 67, 164
11 AM CT
Tom Hart, JRodg, Cole
Whistles, Big Ten, Jerry McGinn
'Ville by 7
This has the makings of a blowout. Mississippi State is without its starting quarterback, Nick Fitzgerald, who is out till the spring or maybe even fall practice of 2018. Lamar Jackson could go berserk in this one.
Louisville 42, State 24
Iowa State (7-5, 5-4 Big 12) vs. No. 20 Memphis (10-2, 7-1 American)
Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium, Memphis, 61,008
11:30 AM CT
Mike Patrick, Tubby, Paul Carcaterra
Refs: ACC, Duane Heydt
Memphis by 4
I like quarterback Riley Ferguson and the Memphis Tigers to have a big day, but in a competitive game. Iowa State can put some points on the board, too.
Memphis 45, Iowa State 40
No. 11 Washington (10-2, 7-2 PAC-12) vs. No.9 Penn State (10-2, 7-2 Big Ten)
University of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale, AZ. 63,400
3 PM CT
Dave Pasch, Gregory, Lugues
Refs, Big 12 Dan Defee, some serious artillery on those arms
Penn State by 3
I'm going with the slight upset here. Chris Peterson and the Huskies take down the Nittany Lions in a classic.
Washington 38, Penn State 35
No.6 Wisconsin (12-1, 9-0 Big Ten) vs No. 10 Miami (10-2, 7-1 ACC)
Hard Rock Stadium, Miami, 65,326
7 PM CT
Steve Levy, Grease, Molly McGrath, McShay
Laundry, SEC, Matt Loeffler
Whisky by 6
Going with the Canes in another upset.
Miami 35, Wisconsin 31
Michigan (8-4, 5-4 Big Ten) vs. South Carolina (8-4, 5-3)
Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, FL. 65,890
11 AM CT
Adam Amin, Dusty Dvoracek, Molly McGrath
Refs, ACC, Stuart Mullins
Michigan by 7 1/2
I like James and the Wolverines, but expecting a very competitive game.
Michigan 27, South Carolina 24
No. 14 Notre Dame (9-3) vs. No. 17 LSU (9-3, 6-2 SEC)
Camping World Stadium, Orlando, 65,438
Mark Jones, Rod Gilmore, Quint Kessenich
Refs, Big 12, Cooper Castleberry.
LSU by 3
I'm looking at a blowout here. Derrius Guice and the Tigers run all over the Irish.
LSU 45, Notre Dame 17
Playoff Semifinal 1: Rose Bowl
No. 3 Georgia vs. No. 2 Oklahoma
4 PM CT, ESPN
Playoff Semifinal 2: Sugar Bowl
No.4 Alabama vs. No.1 Clemson
7:45 PM CT, ESPN
Chick-Fil-A Peach Bowl
No.7 Auburn vs. No. 12 UCF
11:30 AM CT ESPN