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Another great college football weekend including the TCU Texas matchup. Let’s dive in.

#4 TCU will put their unbeaten record on the line against #20 Texas at 7:30 ET in ABC Highlight Week 11 in college football

TCU are 9-0 for the first time since 2010 when the Horned Frogs under Gary Patterson finished a perfect 13-0. Speaking of Patterson, he’s now a special assistant to the Texas head coach, having spent more than 20 seasons as head coach at TCU. Patterson’s 181 career wins at TCU are by far the most in program history, and he coached in 17 bowl games during his time there. Everyone else in TCU history has coached 17 bowl games combined.

TCU vs Texas The top two rushers in the Big 12 go head-to-head in Saturday Night Football

Kendre Miller is one of two Big 12 players with 1,000 rushing yards, along with his opponent in this game, Bijan Robinson. Miller is the first TCU player since LaDainian Tomlinson in 2000 to rush for 1,000 yards in the team’s first nine games of a season.

Miller has recorded a streaky touchdown in 10 straight games, the second-longest streak in TCU history, trailing only Tomlinson’s 15-game streak from 1999-2000. But the Texas defense might be up to the task, being the only Big 12 school not to allow a 100-yard rusher in any game this season.

Robinson also has a winning streak. He has 100 rushing yards in seven straight games, the third-longest streak in Texas history behind D’Onta Foreman and Earl Campbell. Robinson has rushed for at least 1,000 yards in each of the past two seasons, becoming the first Texas player with consecutive 1,000-yard rushing seasons since Vince Young in 2004-05. He needs 41 yards on Saturday to become the 7th player in Texas history with 3,000 rushing yards.

In the passing game, Texas WR Xavier Worthy has had a touchdown in six straight games, tying with Roy Williams for the third-longest streak in program history. On the other hand, Max Duggan has 24 passing touchdowns and two interceptions this season, the best touchdown-to-interception ratio in the Big 12. He also has multiple touchdowns in eight straight team games, the longest streak by a TCU player within one season in the last 75 years.

No. 9 Alabama looking to hit back at No. 11 Ole Miss, 3:30 p.m. CBS

Alabama has not lost a consecutive regular-season game since entering the Independence Bowl in 2007 on a four-game losing streak. Alabama has gone 184 games without losing consecutive regular season games, the third-longest span in the Poll era. It’s also the longest span of its kind by a team in SEC history.

Alabama has won six straight meetings in that streak since losing back-to-back games in 2014 and 2015, with each of the last five wins coming by at least two touchdowns.

Ole Miss leads the SEC and is third in the FBS with 267.4 rushing yards per game this season, behind only Air Force and Army. Alabama allows 104.0 rushing yards per game, third-least in the SEC; The last time the Crimson Tide allowed 250 rushing yards in a game was in 2020 … when Ole Miss ran for 268 in his 63-48 loss.

#1 Georgia, Mississippi, 7 ET on ESPN

Georgia has won 12 of the last 13 meetings between these teams, including a 31-24 victory in Athens in the only previous meeting between Kirby Smart and Mike Leach. JT Daniels threw for 401 yards and four touchdowns in that game to surpass Will Rogers (336 yards, one touchdown).

How good has Georgia’s defense been this season? The Bulldogs conceded 16 points overall in their games against Oregon and Tennessee. The Ducks and Volunteers have averaged nearly 50 points per game in their other 16 games this season.

Three SEC teams are averaging at least 300 passing yards per game this season: Tennessee (336), Mississippi State (326), and Georgia (320). The Vols ended their loss to Georgia with a season-low 195 passing yards.

That’s all for now. On Friday I’ll be posting my best of the rest games including a big ACC showdown between North Carolina and Wake Forest. Tune in to Shemon and Sheppard today from 2pm to 6pm for more info on all of these games!

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