Georgia tries for best start in 35 years...Notre Dame hosts Wake Forest...Oklahoma visits Oklahoma State
ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — No. 2 Georgia will play for its best start in 35 years when it faces South Carolina this afternoon. A win would give the Bulldogs a 9-0 record for the first time since 1982. South Carolina has won three straight games and will be playing to protect its hopes of winning the SEC East.
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — No. 5 Notre Dame hosts Wake Forest today in a game that will pit two members of the Fighting Irish coaching staff against their old team. Mike Elko and Clark Lea, who both coached at Wake Forest last year, have helped turn Notre Dame’s defense around. The Irish are 7-1 and need to keep winning to hang onto their spot in the early College Football Playoff rankings. Wake Forest needs only one more win to become bowl eligible.
STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — The stakes are high for both teams when No. 8 Oklahoma visits No. 11 Oklahoma State this afternoon. The winner would be positioned well to reach the Big 12 title game, while the loser’s national title hopes would take a major hit. The game could also have Heisman trophy implications, with Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield and Oklahoma State quarterback Mason Rudolph both considered by many to be top contenders.
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — The University of Virginia’s oldest former football player has died. The school says Dr. John Risher died Friday at age 107. He was a member of the official statistics crew until this season. Risher was a member of the 1931 Virginia football team, though he hurt his ankle in that season’s opener and never played again.
UNDATED (AP) — Formula One driver Felipe Massa will retire at the end of the season. The 36-year-old Brazilian driver has 11 wins and 41 podiums from 268 races. He will bid goodbye to home fans at the Brazilian Grand Prix next week.