Florida Gators running back Jordan Scarlett (25) scores a touchdown during the fourth quarter of the game against the North Texas Mean Green on Saturday September 17, 2016 at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium in Gainesville, Florida. Final score was Florida 32 North Texas 0. MONICA HERNDON | Times
LSU LB Arden Key said Florida’s Jordan Scarlett (below) might be one of the top five backs in the country. The one Scarlett goes up against Saturday isn’t bad, either.
Florida State: Dalvin Cook
Last week: 225 yards, four touchdowns at Syracuse
View from the other side: "This Dalvin Cook guy is the most explosive player in all of college football. He’s a special, special player." — UF coach Jim McElwain
Florida: Jordan Scarlett
6 touchdowns Last week: 108 yards at LSU View from the other side: "We recruited the heck out of him. … That body has quickness, size, power, change of direction, sprints, catches the ball." — FSU coach Jimbo Fisher Viewing guide Lamest time window: None. Park on the couch with leftovers. 3:30 TODAY : No. 6 Washington at No. 23 Washington State. The Pac-12 North is at stake in one of the most meaningful Apple Cup battles in years. Noon Saturday: No. 3 Michigan at No. 2 Ohio State. An elimination game for the College Football Playoff. Keep an eye on UCF-USF, too. 3:30 Saturday: No. 16 Auburn at No. 1 Alabama. The Tigers might just have the system to challenge the Tide in the Iron Bowl. 7:30 Saturday: No. 21 Utah at No. 9 Colorado. The Buffs are Pac-12 South champs with a win. With three more wins, defensive coordinator Jim Leavitt could be headed back to Raymond James Stadium. 8 Saturday: No. 13 Florida at No. 15 Florida State. What this will lack in style points, it will make up for in ferocity and hard hits. Heisman watch 5. Texas RB D’Onta Fore man: Now has more consecutive 100-yard games than Longhorns legend Earl Campbell . 4. Alabama DL Jonathan Allen: If the Heisman goes to the best player on the best team (it shouldn’t), then here’s your winner. 3. Oklahoma WR Dede Westbrook: Leads Power Five players in yards (1,354) and is tied for the lead with 15 touchdown catches. 2. Michigan LB Jabrill Pep pers: Charles Woodson had an interception and a punt return for a score against the Buckeyes during his Heisman season. Peppers needs a similar performance. 1. Louisville QB Lamar Jackson: If he slices a below-average Kentucky defense, it’s over. Local of the week Michigan C Mason Cole (East Lake High): He has paved the way for one of the nation’s top 25 rushing offenses, but he will get challenged today against Greg Schiano ‘s Buckeyes defense, which is as good as any outside of Alabama. ‘GameDay’ breakdown Three thoughts on the 113th meeting between Ohio State and Michigan:1. Michigan backup John O’Korn was 7-of-16 passing last week … and […]