Week 5 of the college football season is here. Big-time conference matchups could decide who sits atop of their respective conferences. Saturday starts with a bang and ends with everyone’s new favorite toy traveling to Hawaii. Here are the biggest games of the weekend.
#Arkansas vs. #2 Georgia (-18.5), 12:00 p.m., ESPN
Arkansas has been the surprise team out of the SEC this season. However, the task they face this weekend will show if they belong with Alabama as a top program in the SEC West. This season, Georgia has looked nearly unstoppable and comes into a top 10 matchup as a huge 18.5 point favorite. Arkansas is 4-0 against the spread (ATS) this season.
#7 Cincinnati (-2) vs. #9 Notre Dame, 2:30 p.m., NBC
Another top 10 matchup takes place in South Bend on Saturday. Cincinnati wants to continue to prove that last season wasn’t a one-hit-wonder, and a victory on Irish turf would establish that. The Irish come into this game undefeated but still searching for a complete four-quarter performance. This will be only the eighth time the Irish have been underdogs at home.
#12 Ole Miss vs. #1 Alabama (-14.5), 3:30 p.m., CBS
Lane Kiffin vs. Nick Saban is the headline every college football fan loves to see. After spending a few seasons as Saban’s offensive coordinator, Kiffin has Ole Miss looking like a completely different program already in his second year with the program. Alabama, by no surprise, is a heavy favorite for this one. Ole Miss will need a perfect game to pull off the monster upset.
#10 Flordia (-8) vs. Kentucky, 6:00 p.m., ESPN
The biggest game to take place in Lexington, Kentucky, since the last time the Gators came to town. Kentucky is looking to prove they belong against a rival they’ve only beating once in the last 34 years. The task may seem significant, but Lexington will be rocking when the Gators come in as 8 point favorites Saturday night.
#21 Baylor vs. #19 Oklahoma State ( -3.5), 7:00 p.m., ESPN 2
A critical Big 12 showdown between the Cowboys and the Bears takes center stage Saturday night. Both teams come into the matchup undefeated, and both stand one and two in the current Big 12 standings. The environment in Stillwater will be one of a kind, and a can’t miss game.
#18 Fresno State (-11) vs. Hawaii, 11:00 p.m., CBSSN
Cap off your college football watch party with the season’s new darling, the Fresno State Bulldogs. The Bulldogs have a big win over UCLA this season and fought #3 Oregon step for step in a 7 point loss. Fresno looks to be in full control of the Mountain West. But who doesn’t want to watch a west coast matchup as you slowly fall asleep with chicken wings dancing in your head? Stay hydrated and enjoy another beautiful football weekend.