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4 Games to watch that Aren’t Penn State: Week 5

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Enjoy a stress-free Saturday of college football following Penn State’s battle with Maryland on Friday night.

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Texas Tech at (#6)Oklahoma
Noon, FOX

This game is no doubt a mismatch, but Texas Tech is good for an upset here and there and could at least give the Sooners an unexpected test. If Oklahoma runs away with it, it’s still worth your time to watch Jalen Hurts, who is off to a phenomenal start in Norman.
Prediction: Oklahoma-49, Texas Tech-28

Northwestern at (#8)Wisconsin
Noon, ABC

The Badgers have stampeded their way into the top 10 after demolishing its first three opponents. Northwestern is usually a tough outing, but is coming off a 31-10 trouncing by Sparty. This game will be a good test to see if either team is as good or bad as its record indicates— and most importantly, if Jonathan Taylor and company can keep up the frantic pace that has them talking about a playoff run in Madison.
Prediction: Wisconsin-38, Northwestern-20

(#18)Virginia at (#10)Notre Dame
3:30 p.m., NBC

Notre Dame gave it their all in a fight with (#3)Georgia, coming up just short on Saturday night. Now they will need to bounce back quickly to keep their playoff hopes alive. Virginia is unbeaten, and is seeking a marquee win to launch itself up the rankings while legitimizing the program under the direction of Bronco Mendenhall
Prediction: Notre Dame-23, Virginia-20

Washington State at (#19)Utah
10 p.m., FS1

Both schools are coming off bitterly disappointing losses, setting up a battle between two good teams who will fight like hell not to drop two in a row. It should be an entertaining way to wrap up your college football Saturday.
Prediction: Washington State-37, Utah-34