No. 7 Oregon State (minus 4½) at Washington
QB Sean Mannion (knee) returns for Beavers ... WASHINGTON 31-28.
No. 9 Ohio State (pick'em) at Penn State
Most interesting game in the Big Ten so far has no championship implications ... PENN STATE 35-31.
No. 10 Southern California (minus 6½) at Arizona
Matt Barkley's Heisman campaign resets ... USC 42-28.
Duke (plus 27½) at No. 11 Florida State
ACC title game preview? Hard to say it with a straight face ... FLORIDA STATE 45-14.
Tennessee (plus 14) at No. 17 South Carolina
Two straight losses have derailed Gamecocks' championship hopes ... SOUTH CAROLINA 35-24.
Kent State (plus 13½) at No. 18 Rutgers
Beware the MAC ... RUTGERS 31-14.
Washington State (plus 24½) at No. 19 Stanford
First season at Wazzu has been forgettable for Mike Leach ... STANFORD 43-14.
No. 20 Michigan (plus 2½) at Nebraska
Denard Robinson tends not to play well against good defenses. Not a problem this week ... MICHIGAN 33-27.
No. 21 Boise State (minus 16½) at Wyoming
Defense carrying the Broncos ... BOISE STATE 28-14.
No. 22 Texas A&M (minus 15) at Auburn
Coach Gene Chizik and Tigers desperately need a victory ... TEXAS A&M 35-24.
No. 23 Ohio (minus 7) at Miami, Ohio
Bobcats are unbeaten, but have been living dangerously ... OHIO 37-33.
No. 24 Louisiana Tech (minus 30½) at New Mexico State
Bulldogs hit 70 last week. Two straight? ... LOUISIANA TECH 66-24.
Last week's record: 18-3 (straight); 8-13 (vs. points)
Season record: 134-26 (straight); 77-65 (vs. points)
Best bets: 2-6.
Upset specials: 4-4.
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