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Nebraska looking to exit Big 12 with a bang

The Cornhuskers need to beat Kansas State on Saturday if they want to stay in contention for the conference title.

October 06, 2010|By Chris Dufresne

No. 7 Nebraska (4-0)

at Kansas State (4-0)

Thursday, 4:30 p.m. PDT, ESPN

In 1998, Kansas State's home win over Nebraska propelled Coach Bill Snyder's Wildcats to the brink of a national championship appearance. This one is not quite as big, but there's plenty of stake at Manhattan as Nebraska tries to keep its title hopes alive in the Cornhuskers' last season in the Big 12 Conference. The pick: Nebraska.

No. 17 Michigan State (5-0)

at No. 18 (Michigan 5-0)

Saturday, 12:30 p.m. PDT, Channel 7

This annual grudge match gets lost in the national glow of Michigan vs. Ohio State, but the in-state rivalry game is almost as heated. Michigan State tries to make it three consecutive victories in the series against a resurgent Michigan team led by sophomore quarterback Denard Robinson. The pick: Michigan.

No. 1 Alabama (5-0)

at No. 19 South Carolina (3-1)

Saturday, 12:30 p.m. PDT, Channel 2

This could be the last road block for Alabama until the Iron Bowl against Auburn. South Carolina is the second of six Southeastern Conference opponents that will be coming off an open week when it faces the Crimson Tide. But will it matter? The pick: Alabama.

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