With rivalry week on the horizon subsequent week, school soccer’s undefeated groups have been maybe trying to the long run.
Ohio State’s No. 2, Michigan’s No. 3, and TCU’s No. 4 all needed to survive some hassle on Saturday.
Ohio State held off a livid rally from Maryland to win 43-30, Michigan beat Illinois 19-17 on a area objective with 9 seconds to play, and TCU prevailed 29-28 over Baylor on their very own final area objective second.
Even #1 Georgia had an unconvincing 16-6 victory over Kentucky. Ultimately, everybody did the work to get a high-stakes ultimate weekend of the common season.
However tonight the highlight strikes to the Pac-12.
USC is the one convention group remaining within the School Soccer Playoff race, and their difficult residence stretch begins with a cross-town journey to UCLA on Saturday evening.
There may be additionally one other glorious matchup in Eugene as Oregon hosts Utah with important implications for the Pac-12 title at stake.
We’re additionally eyeing #5 Tennessee, which is in a battle in South Carolina.
(Notice: All ET instances, BetMGM odds)
Time: 7:30 pm | TV: SECN | Line: Ole Miss -2.5 | Whole: 64
Ole Miss head coach Lane Kiffin was so near beating his former boss Nick Saban of Alabama, however the Rebels fell painfully 30-24. Now, the 8-2 Rebels have been eradicated from SEC West rivalry and must take a highway journey to face Arkansas. An evening recreation in Fayetteville is rarely straightforward, and Ole Miss will possible attempt to lean closely on their operating recreation as they’ve all yr. Arkansas, in the meantime, is simply 5-5 on the yr and might want to overcome the upset and earn bowl eligibility.
Time: 20h | TV: Fox | Line: USC -2.5 | Whole: 75.5
It is a massive weekend within the Pac-12 as USC is the convention’s final remaining playoff contender. USC’s offense, led by quarterback Caleb Williams, has been enjoying at a excessive stage. Your protection doesn’t. Issues performed out equally for UCLA. The Bruins, who’re nonetheless preventing for the Pac-12 title, have a stellar recreation led by QB Dorian Thompson-Robinson and RB Zach Charbonnet. These two must have massive nights for UCLA to drag off the comeback, particularly with how the protection has struggled these previous few weeks.
Time: 22:30 | TV: ESPN | Line: Utah -1.5 | Whole: 61.5
Just like the USC-UCLA recreation, this matchup is big for the Pac-12 title race. Utah and Oregon are 6-1 in convention play, half a recreation behind 7-1 USC and one recreation forward of UCLA and Washington, each 5-2.
QB accidents might be a significant component on this one. Whereas Utah QB Cam Rising appears to be like to be again after shedding a recreation a couple of weeks in the past, Oregon’s Bo Nix is very a lot a query mark. He appeared to harm his foot or ankle in direction of the tip of final week’s heartbreaking loss to Washington. The teaching workers remained silent on Nix’s standing, however the truth that Oregon went from a 3-point favourite to a 1.5-point underdog on Wednesday evening speaks volumes. If Nix cannot make it, Ty Thompson will get the nod on this pivotal matchup.