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Big Weekend For College Football

Last updated on Friday, October 26, 2012

(UNDATED) - In college football this weekend, the Notre Dame Fighting Irish can make it 8-0 for the first time in ten years with a road win over the 5-1 Oklahoma Sooners.

The two schools haven't met since 1999, when Notre Dame beat the Sooners 34-30 in Bob Stoop's first year as head coach in Norman.

The fifth-ranked fighting Irish haven't allowed a runner to score in nine games and will defend against an Oklahoma rushing attack that's already produced twenty touchdowns this season.

Everett Golson will start at quarterback for Notre Dame after missing last week's victory over BYU with a concussion.

Golson can get it done in the air and on the ground, and will count on tight end Tyler Eifert to get open and make plays against a Sooner defense that averages just over fifteen points a game.

Eifert, a Fort Wayne native, is considered one of the best tight ends in college football and produced 73 yards receiving and a score against the Cougars last weekend.

The eighth-ranked Sooners will count on their committee of talented running backs to open-up the passing game for quarterback Landry Jones, who has thrown for over 600 yards in the team's last two games against Kansas and Texas.

Kickoff from Oklahoma Memorial Stadium tomorrow is at 8:00.

The Indiana Hoosiers will try and crash the Illinois Fighting Illini homecoming celebration tomorrow when the two teams meet in Champaign.

The Hoosiers have scored 27 points or more in every game this season, but have allowed a whopping 226 yard average on the ground. Illinois has lost four in a row, including a 45-0 blowout last weekend at the hands of the Michigan Wolverines. Both teams are 2-5 and kick at noon from Memorial Stadium in Illinois.

The Purdue Boilermakers and Minnesota Golden Gophers play Saturday in Minneapolis. Purdue's trying to salvage a season that carried high hopes going into big ten play, but have lost three straight conference games including last week's 29-22 overtime loss to Ohio State.

Minnesota is already building for the future with a 4-3 record, and will start freshman Philip Nelson at quarterback against the 3-4 Boilermakers. Kickoff tomorrow is at 3:30.

The 5-3 Ball State Cardinals travel to Michie Stadium for a contest against the 1-6 Army Black Nights. Ball State is two games removed from the MAC West lead, and are coming off a 41-30 win over Central Michigan last weekend.

The Cardinals follow tomorrow's contest with two tough conference games. They travel to first place Toledo on Tuesday November 6th, and host number-24 Ohio on Wednesday November 14th.

Kickoff tomorrow from West Point is at noon.

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