The Red River Rivalry returns for Week 6 college football action
The GIST: Week 6’s lineup features upstarts looking to impress against traditional powerhouses, plus a game between two heavyweights with serious history. In other words, tomorrow’s promising McConaughey-level excitement.
No. 12 Oklahoma Sooners (5-0) vs. No. 3 Texas Longhorns (5-0), 12 p.m. ET (ABC): Of all the rivalries killed by conference realignment, the Red River will survive — these schools will both blow the Big 12’s popsicle stand for the SEC next season. Two legendary programs at the top of their game, plus huge playoff implications? Yes, please.
No. 23 LSU Tigers (3-2) vs. No. 21 Missouri Tigers (5-0), 12 p.m. ET (ESPN): Despite their two losses, LSU’s offense has looked absolutely lethal with senior quarterback (QB) Jayden Daniels under center. But if SEC up-and-comer Mizzou can win, they’ll launch into the sport’s upper echelons…and officially ruin LSU’s CFP hopes. See you in Tiger Town!
No. 20 Kentucky Wildcats (5-0) vs. No. 1 Georgia Bulldogs (5-0), 7 p.m. ET (ESPN): Georgia’s technically the country’s top team, but they’re untested with a notoriously weak schedule this season. On the flip side, Kentucky’s been making their own name in the SEC power vacuum, so skip the manis this week, Bulldog fans.
No. 10 Notre Dame Fighting Irish (5-1) vs. No. 25 Louisville Cardinals (5-0), 7:30 p.m. ET (ABC): Notre Dame is Georgia’s opposite: The Irish are in a brutal stretch of ranked opponents, coming off two down to the wire finishes, with No. 9 USC coming to visit next week. They can’t look too far ahead, though — Louisville’s hot and hungry to prove they’re the real deal.