With BYU playing at 10 a.m. MT, there is a whole day of football you'll need to fill in some way. These are the top games to watch this weekend:
#3 TCU @ Texas Tech
Saturday, September 26, 2:45 PM MDT on FOX
Two undefeated, interstate squads going at it. TCU has one of the most exciting players in the nation in QB Trevone Boykin, and Texas Tech just came off a victory over SEC foe Arkansas. Texas Tech head coach Kliff Kingsbury made noise for his comments about Bret Bielema this past week, so many more eyes will be on him this week. At first glance, it looks like TCU should have their way with the Red Raiders, but they have lost five defensive starters for the season already. It won't be pretty, but TCU should still pick up the victory.
Prediction: TCU 28, Texas Tech 21
#25 Missouri @ Kentucky
Saturday, 5:30 PM MDT on SECN
Missouri is still the defending SEC East champ, and a future opponent of BYU's. Kentucky has surprised a little bit in these first three weeks of the season by beating South Carolina and playing Florida tough in a 14-9 loss. Missouri is coming off their own defensive struggle with a 9-6 victory over UCONN. Both teams will be looking to open up the offense a little more, while trying keep there defenses performing at a high level. Kentucky will be able to open up the offense a little more and get the upset in front of their home crowd.
Prediction: Kentucky 27, Missouri 17
#9 UCLA @ #16 Arizona
Saturday, 6:00 PM MDT on ABC
One of two Top 25 match-ups this week. This one features the favorite to win the PAC-12 South in UCLA and the defending PAC-12 South champion in Arizona. Arizona quarterback Anu Solomon has been playing great football to start the year, with 10 TD passes and zero interceptions. Add that All-American linebacker Scooby Wright could return, and UCLA could be facing an uphill battle against a solid Wildcat squad. Arizona stadium will be rocking and UCLA QB Josh Rosen will struggle again. The Wildcats will pick up the victory.
Prediction: Arizona 35, UCLA 20
Boise St. @ Virginia
Saturday, 6:00 PM MDT on ESPN
Still BYU's biggest threat to a New Year's Six Bowl, Boise State will have its hand fulls against a pesky squad BYU has come to know quite over the past few seasons, the Cavaliers of Virginia. Boise already has a victory against a P5 team (Washington) and got back on track last week with an impressive 52-0 win, albeit against Idaho St. Virginia is battle-tested with games against UCLA and Notre Dame, which were both losses, but were played very close. Expect Virginia to keep this one close as well, but not quite pull off the win.
Prediction: Boise State 30, Virginia 23
#18 Utah @ #13 Oregon
Saturday, 6:30 PM MDT on FOX
This game is the other Top 25 contest for the weekend. The big question is whether Oregon QB Vernon Adams is able to play with his injury. Utah QB Travis Wilson should play after his own injury sustained against Utah State two weeks ago. The way to beat Oregon is through the air, but Utah hasn't shown enough of an ability to do that, and Oregon's front 7 should be able to keep Devontae Booker in check. Utah should keep it close, but Oregon's running game will pull away in the 2nd half.
Prediction: Oregon 34, Utah 13