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Around the Nation: Saturday’s Big 12, SEC and Top 25 college football TV times and games to watch

Oklahoma and running back Samaje Perine (right) take on Baylor this Saturday.
Oklahoma and running back Samaje Perine (right) take on Baylor this Saturday. AP

Game of the week

No. 12 Oklahoma at No. 4 Baylor, 7 p.m. Saturday on ABC

OK, Baylor, here’s your chance to beat a good team and show the selection committee something. The Bears were held to 31 points last week at Kansas State but the Wildcats played deliberately. The Sooners won’t. Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield has thrown only four picks with 28 touchdowns. Since losing to Texas, the Sooners won their next four by a combined 232-50. Bears freshman quarterback Jarrett Stidham passed his first test as a starter, and he’ll have home fans behind him but a more stout defense. The winner stays in the national title race.

Upset of the week

No. 20 Mississippi State over No. 3 Alabama, 2:30 p.m. Saturday on CBS

Where is Alabama emotionally? The Crimson Tide is coming off their best victory of the season over LSU, and Mississippi State has largely flown under the radar this season. Alabama has perhaps the nation’s best defense, but Missouri’s is excellent and Bulldogs quarterback Dak Prescott escaped trouble most of the night and threw four touchdown passes while leading an offense that accounted for 430 yards.

Others to watch

Oregon at No. 7 Stanford, 6:30 p.m. on Fox

Did you notice the Ducks’ total offense numbers in last week’s victory over California? A cool 777 yards. Quarterback Vernon Adams has the offense rolling, but Stanford has been on a mission since an opening-week loss to Northwestern. Cardinal running back Christian McCaffrey is averaging 241.6 all-purpose yards per game and is starting to receive some Heisman buzz.

Minnesota at No. 8 Iowa, 7 p.m. on Big Ten Network

The Gophers took Ohio State into the fourth quarter. Can they offer another strong effort against the Hawkeyes? Iowa moved up to No. 5 in the College Football Playoff poll, three spots higher than it is in both major wire service rankings. Quarterback C.J. Beathard is playing well and Iowa has topped 30 points in each of its last three games.

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Saturday’s Big 12 games

Kansas at No. 13 TCU, 11 a.m. (FS1)

Kansas State at Texas Tech, 2:30 p.m. (FS1)

Texas at West Virginia, 11 a.m. (ESPNU)

No. 5 Oklahoma State at Iowa State, 2:30 p.m. (ESPN)

No. 12 Oklahoma at No. 4 Baylor, 7 p.m. (ABC)

Saturday’s SEC games

Missouri vs. BYU at Arrowhead Stadium, 6:30 p.m. (SEC)

No. 11 Florida at South Carolina, 11 a.m. (ESPN)

Georgia at Auburn, 11 a.m. (CBS)

North Texas at Tennessee, 11 a.m. (SEC)

No. 3 Alabama at No. 20 Mississippi State, 2:30 p.m. (CBS)

Kentucky at Vanderbilt, 3 p.m. (SEC)

Western Carolina at Texas A&M, 6 p.m. (ESPNU)

Arkansas at No. 9 LSU, 6:15 p.m. (ESPN)

Saturday’s Top 25 games

No. 2 Ohio State at Illinois, 11 a.m. (ABC)

Maryland at No. 14 Michigan State, 11 a.m. (ESPN2)

Purdue at No. 24 Northwestern, 11 a.m. (BTN)

N.C. State at No. 19 Florida State, 11:30 a.m. (ESPN3)

No. 1 Clemson at Syracuse, 2:30 p.m. (ESPN2)

Wake Forest at No. 6 Notre Dame, 2:30 p.m. (NBC)

No. 15 Michigan at Indiana, 2:30 p.m. (ABC)

Miami at No. 17 North Carolina, 2:30 p.m. (ESPNU)

SMU at No. 22 Navy, 2:30 p.m. (CBSSN)

No. 25 Memphis at No. 16 Houston, 6 p.m. (ESPN2)

No. 21 Temple at South Florida, 6 p.m. (CBSSN)

Oregon at No. 7 Stanford, 6:30 p.m. (Fox)

Minnesota at No. 8 Iowa, 7 p.m. (BTN)

No. 10 Utah at Arizona, 9 p.m. (FS1)

Washington State at No. 18 UCLA, 9:45 p.m. (ESPN)

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