Purdue and Nebraska meet for the third time in series history and this one is for all the marbles since both teams have beaten each other once. This is the first time in history that the Boilermakers will make the trip to Lincoln. The two previous meetings were at Purdue with Nebraska winning last year's meeting 44-7 in Ross-Ade Stadium.
Following a week off to get themselves together after a loss in Morgantown, Baylor returns to Waco to host Kansas for Homecoming this weekend. The Bears are 21-3 in its last 24 games, the 3rd-best mark over that stretch (FSU, 23-1 & Michigan St. 22-2) and despite some hiccups, still lead the FBS in total offense (579.0 ypg) and is second in scoring offense (49.0 ppg), while its defense is 42nd nationally in scoring (23.0 ppg) and 18th in total defense (325.3 ypg).
East Carolina, a team currently sitting atop The American standings and bowl eligible for the eighth time in the last nine years, opens a two-game roadswing when it faces Temple on Saturday at noon. The Pirates, who will enjoy their third and final bye week of the 2014 campaign after visiting Philadelphia, will try to begin league play 4-0 for the first time since 2010 when they square off against the Owls.
The Florida State Seminoles are a challenge for any team, but the pressure is on Louisville as Bobby Petrino's team faces FSU in primetime tonight in front of the nation. The Cards are used to handling pressure and scrutiny though. Louisville football team has enjoyed the bright lights of Thursday night football over the years.
Texas football is rebuilding and while that was to be expected in Austin under Charlie Strong's first year, fans of the Longhorns would still like some wins. UT looks to bounce back from its 23-0 loss at Kansas State when it travels to Lubbock, Texas, this coming Saturday for a meeting with Texas Tech.
|* - Florida State||4-0||7-0|
|* - Clemson||5-1||6-2|
|* - Louisville||4-2||6-2|
|North Carolina State||0-4||4-4|
|* - Duke||2-1||6-1|
|* - Georgia Tech||3-2||6-2|
* - Bowl Eligible
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