ould Texas A&M coach Jimbo Fisher face some discipline from the school? In Saturday’s 24-17 win over Arkansas in Dallas, Fisher grabbed a Texas A&M linebacker’s face mask in the huddle during a timeout, taking more steps toward him after shoving him away. The player defended Fisher on Twitter after the game and did so again on Monday so that will probably be that. Here’s a look at three interesting matchups this week alongside the latest NCAA Football Week 6 odds.
NCAA Football Week 6 Odds Overview & Top Picks
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No. 4 Clemson at Wake Forest (+17)
It’s a 3:30 start on ESPN. Will the Tigers have starting quarterback Trevor Lawrence? The freshman left Saturday’s near huge upset loss to Clemson with a head injury. Lawrence was hit near his head on a run play late in the second quarter against Syracuse and missed the rest of the game in concussion protocol, but head coach Dabo Swinney said the freshman quarterback was alert and active on the sideline. Chase Brice entered in relief of Lawrence and led a furious second-half comeback, including converting a critical fourth-and-6 play, as the No. 4 Tigers scored with 41 seconds left to secure a 27-23 win.
“He was very good after the game. Felt great. And I think the doctors are very encouraged by what they saw. They’ll continue to re-evaluate him, and we’ll see,” Swinney said Monday. Swinney told reporters that he expects to see Lawrence back in practice this week, but it’s ultimately up to the medical staff. From all accounts, it seems as if there’s a good chance we see him suit up and play against Wake Forest this weekend. If not, Brice makes his first career start.
Wake Forest just trashed Rice to improve to 3-2. Receiver Greg Dortch leads the Demon Deacons with 45 catches for 555 yards and five touchdowns. He has also returned two punts for touchdowns and is one of the most dynamic playmakers in the country. However, Wake Forest has allowed 41 and 56 points to the two Power 5 teams it has faced this season.
No. 19 Texas vs. No. 7 Oklahoma (-7.5)
It’s the annual Red River Showdown from Dallas at noon ET on Fox. The Sooners have won six of the past eight in the series. Not since 2012 have the Sooners and Longhorns entered the Red River Showdown both ranked in the top 20.
Texas won at Kansas State on Saturday, 19-14, to end a five-game road losing streak. Sam Ehlinger threw for 207 yards and a touchdown, and D’Shawn Jamison returned a punt 90 yards for another score, as the Longhorns opened a 19-0 lead by halftime. It was UT’s first win at KSU since 2002. Texas has now won four straight games since losing its season opener to Maryland, the program’s longest winning streak since 2013.
Oklahoma wiped out Baylor 66-33. After getting benched for the first series for being late to a practice, Kyler Murray responded with one of the greatest quarterbacking performances in OU history. Murray completed 17 of 21 passes for 432 yards and six touchdowns to shatter Jason White’s single-game school passing efficiency record (348.0 to 303.3). Murray matched Baker Mayfield’s school record by accounting for seven touchdowns in a game and Murray could follow Mayfield as a Heisman winner. He didn’t set his alarm clock properly Thursday night so he was late to practice on Friday, meaning he couldn’t start against Baylor because of team policy.
Marquise Brown caught five passes for 132 yards and two touchdowns, CeeDee Lamb had 101 yards receiving, Kennedy Brooks ran for 107 yards and two touchdowns and Lee Morris caught two touchdown passes for the Sooners.
No. 5 LSU at No. 22 Florida (+2)
A 3:30 p.m. ET kickoff from Gainesville on CBS. The unbeaten Tigers warmed up with a 45-16 rout of Ole Miss. Joe Burrow passed for 292 yards and three touchdowns rushed for 96 yards and another score. Burrow had his best game by far for LSU since arriving this year as a graduate transfer from Ohio State, completing 18 of 25 passes. His touchdown run went for 35 yards and his 388 yards of total offense were fourth-most in a single game in LSU history. Burrow was named SEC Player of the Week.
LSU ran 50 times for 281 yards, converted 7-of-12 third downs and overcame two turnovers. The Tigers had 33 first downs – LSU’s most since 1978 – and held the ball for 35:17. Ole Miss committed 17 penalties for 167 yards, the highest by an LSU opponent on record (since 1937).
Florida was an upset winner at Mississippi State, 13-6. Coach Dan Mullen won in his return to Starkville, guiding Florida to success in his first appearance at Davis Wade Stadium since leaving Mississippi State in November after nine mostly successful seasons. UF has now won three straight games since losing to Kentucky in the second week of the season.
Florida will honor legendary quarterback Tim Tebow on Saturday. Tebow, the winner of two national championships at Florida and the 2007 Heisman Trophy and finalist for two others, will become only the sixth player in school history inducted into Florida’s “Ring of Honor”, joining fellow Heisman winners Danny Wuerffel and Steve Spurrier, 1983 National Defensive Player of the Year Wilber Marshall and the school’s two NFL Hall of Famers, Jack Youngblood and Emmitt Smith.
Expert NCAA Football Week 6 Betting Picks
Go Wake Forest (cover not win), Oklahoma and Florida.