November is here, and with it comes the first College Football Playoff rankings of the season ahead of Week 11. Those rankings won’t stand for long, though, thanks to some outstanding matchups this weekend.
The biggest game of the college football season so far is taking place in Tuscaloosa this Saturday, but that’s not the only big-time matchup on the Week 11 slate. With that in mind, we’re breaking down the most compelling, biggest games of the week.
No. 4 Penn State vs. No. 17 Minnesota
Before LSU and ‘Bama clash, a couple of undefeated Big Ten teams will battle in Minneapolis. The Golden Gophers have been one of the nation’s most pleasant surprises all season and have a shot to keep that going with one of the biggest games in modern program history. Head coach P.J. Fleck has this team rowing the boat toward a potential Big Ten title. But it has to beat a Penn State squad that features incredible balance and one of the best defenses in the nation.