College football scores, schedule, games today: Northwestern takes it to Wisconsin

There have been upsets galore over the last two weeks of the college football season, which leads one to ask: Will Week 9 be any different? Two top-six teams are in action on the road against unranked rivals and there are three games featuring top 25 teams on the day. One of which, of course, is No. 7 Georgia taking on No. 9 Florida in the SEC on CBS Game of the Week in Jacksonville, Florida. The SEC East will be in the spotlight all day as No. 12 Kentucky, which holds the division’s tiebreaker right now, hits the road to face Missouri. No. 3 Navy will also be in action Saturday evening when it takes on Navy in San Diego live on CBS at 8 p.m.

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Week 9 college football schedule, scores

All times Eastern

No. 2 Clemson at Florida State —  GameTracker
Purdue at Michigan State — GameTracker
No. 9 Florida vs. No. 7 Georgia — 3:30 p.m. on CBS — Expert picks, preview
Kansas State at No. 8 Oklahoma — 3:30 p.m. on FOX — Expert picks, preview
No. 18 Iowa at No. 17 Penn State — 3:30 p.m. on ESPN — Expert picks, preview
No. 12 Kentucky at Missouri — 4 p.m. on SECN
No. 14 Washington State at No. 24 Stanford — 7 p.m. on PACN
No. 16 Texas A&M at Mississippi State — 7 p.m. on ESPN — Expert picks, preview
No. 6 Texas at Oklahoma State — 8 p.m. on ABC — Expert picks, preview
No. 3 Notre Dame at Navy — 8 p.m. on CBS — Expert picks, preview

Click here for the full Week 9 college football scoreboard.

Check these out …

  • Predictions: Expert picks for the biggest games on the schedule
  • Viewer’s guide: What you need to watch all day long Saturday

Northwestern knocks off Wisconsin, could be in B1G West driver’s seat

Northwestern beat Wisconsin 31-17, taking advantage of a Wisconsin team without starting quarterback Alex Hornibrook. Even though Northwestern had three turnovers of its own, Wisconsin had three as well. Clayton Thorson was responsible for all three of Northwestern’s turnovers, but he matched them with 3 touchdowns, including 2 on the ground. This win puts Northwestern in a strong position in the Big Ten West. Purdue lost to Michigan State, and Iowa will play a tough road game against Penn State on Saturday. Should Iowa lose, Northwestern will find itself alone atop the division with tiebreakers against both Wisconsin and Purdue. 

Houston DL Ed Oliver ruled out vs. USF

Houston will host No. 21 South Florida on Saturday afternoon without star defensive lineman Ed Oliver. The junior had been dealing with a knee injury and his status this week was in question all the way up until recently. However, the official word is in, and he won’t play. 

Hey, either Vandy or Arkansas will win an SEC game

The Commodores and Razorbacks entered Saturday with zero SEC wins combined. Something’s gotta give. Commodores running back Ke’Shawn Vaughn is back after missing last week’s game, and picked up right where he left off with 90 yards and a touchdown on just seven carries. Quarterback Kyle Shurmur tossed two touchdown passes of his own, and Vandy leads 31-24. Running backs Rakeem Boyd and Chase Hayden each found the end zone in the first half to account for the Razorbacks scoring.

Brian Lewerke out, Michigan State still leading Purdue

With Michigan State quarterback Brian Lewerke out with a shoulder injury and Purdue on fire after last weekend’s dominating win over Ohio State, the Boilermakers were bound to blow out the Spartans, right? Well, not so much. Backup quarterback Rocky Lombardi threw for 179 yards and a touchdown in the first half and the Spartans defense held the Boilermakers rushing attack to just 16 first half rushing yards to take a 13-6 lead into halftime. Michigan State extended its lead to 16-6, but the Boilermakers have made a game of it in the second half, 16-13. 

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