College football odds, lines, schedule for Week 11: Penn State, Texas A&M open as slight favorites

Week 11 in college football features key conference battles in the Big 12, SEC West and Big Ten West. With the final month of the regular season approaching, these matchups will have major ramifications. No. 8 Oklahoma will visit No. 12 Baylor, No. 14 Texas A&M will travel to Oxford to take on No. 16 Ole Miss and No. 20 Minnesota will take on No. 22 Iowa in Iowa City. 

The season has already been wild and there’s sure to be more chaos on Saturday. Where could that chaos take place? It’s nearly mid-November, so you never know.

Oddsmakers have released their opening lines for the weekend’s biggest games. Let’s break down what they think and preview the upcoming slate. Odds are from Caesars Sportsbook. Rankings are from last week’s College Football Playoff rankings

The best games

No. 14 Texas A&M (-1) at No. 16 Ole Miss: The Aggies are fresh off of a defensive slugfest with Auburn and still have a legit chance at winning the SEC West. The Rebels topped ex-coach Hugh Freeze and Liberty last week. Quarterback Matt Corral has a perfect opportunity to pad his Heisman Trophy résumé on the big stage vs. a stout defense.

No. 8 Oklahoma (-6.5) at No. 12 Baylor: The Sooners are undefeated and entering a critical stretch of their schedule that should impress College Football Playoff selection committee members — provided they can run the table. The Bears were stunned at TCU last week and need a win over the Sooners to stay in the conference championship race. 

No. 1 Georgia (-20) at Tennessee: The Volunteers’ offense has emerged as one of the most explosive in the country, and it’ll be the biggest test the Bulldogs’ stifling defense has faced all year. It appears that Georgia coach Kirby Smart has settled on Stetson Bennett IV as his long-term…

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