With the release of the initial College Football Playoff Rankings for the 2019 season this past week, the race toward the national championship is hitting the home stretch. The picture becoming crystal clear with the rankings release, the time has come to truly separate the contenders from pretenders as we navigate through the month of November. The much-anticipated action we have on tap in Week 11 will certainly play a huge part in creating that separation.
Kicking off the Week 11 action on Saturday will be a fourth-ranked ranked Penn State team that will be out to justify its spot in the initial CFP Rankings when it takes on undefeated Minnesota of the Big Ten West on the road. Then, of course, mid-afternoon will bring us the latest edition of the “Game of the Century” as No. 2 LSU squares off with No. 3 Alabama on the SEC on CBS in a game that once again not only carries SEC West implications, but national title ones as well. In the evening, No. 5 Clemson and No. 6 Georgia will aim to boost their resumes in the hopes of not being on the outside looking in for much longer.
There’s a lot to cover with those games and everything in between. CBS Sports will be here every step of the way to update you with the latest scores, highlights and storylines throughout the day. All times Eastern
College football schedule, scores — key Week 11 games
No. 17 Minnesota 31, No. 4 Penn State 26 — Recap, takeaways, highlights
No. 10 Florida 56, Vanderbilt 0 — Box score
No. 1 Ohio State 73, Maryland 14 — Recap
No. 2 LSU at No. 3 Alabama — 3:30 p.m. on CBS — LIVE updates
Missouri at No. 6 Georgia — 7 p.m. on ESPN — Prediction, preview
No. 5 Clemson at NC State — 7:30 p.m. on ABC — Prediction, preview
Iowa State at No. 9 Oklahoma — 8 p.m. on Fox — Prediction, preview
Check out the complete Week 11 top 25 scoreboard
Check these out …
- ATS picks, predictions: College football picks for the biggest top 25 games
- Top 25: College Football Playoff Rankings entering Week 11
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In non-Alabama news, Wisconsin has moved ahead of Iowa 14-6 as we near the half. This game has gone exactly as you’d expect, but the Hawkeyes are exchanging touchdowns for field goals, which isn’t great.
Tua Tagovailoa gets picked off in the final minute of the second quarter. LSU makes Alabama pay with a touchdown pass from Joe Burrow to Clyde Edwards-Helaire. It’s the first touchdown catch of Edwards-Helaire’s career. Tigers lead 33-13 at the half.
Play was reviewed and confirmed to be a catch
LSU-Bama is pure entertainment.
Tua is back. The Alabama quarterback delivers a 64-yard touchdown to DeVonta Smith, but the Crimson Tide miss the extra point. 16-13 LSU in the second quarter.
USC leads Arizona State 28-7. Quarterback Kedon Slovis had 297 pass yards and four touchdowns … in the first quarter.
Iowa leads Wisconsin 3-0 after the Badgers missed a field goal. The Badgers look really pedestrian and quarterback Jack Coan can’t get much going. Iowa’s been allergic to touchdowns this year, but at some point Wisconsin has to wake up to avoid the upset.
Kansas State leads Texas 14-0 as we wind down the first quarter. Normally that wouldn’t be too stunning but the Longhorns were as much as a touchdown favorite at home. Okay, then.
Baylor survives TCU 29-23 in three overtimes. Matt Rhule’s team goes to 9-0. The Bears are definitely mortal-looking. They have five wins now by one possession or less. But they find ways and the win counts all the same. Fun game in Fort Worth today — at least in overtime.
This catch sent TCU and Baylor into a second overtime. Initially ruled incomplete. Check the effort and body control here.
Florida State about to get a much-needed win over Boston College. Good for the Seminoles. Been a tough year and coach Willie Taggart was fired last week.
Big LSU-Bama news: Tua announced as the starter.
In the wake of Western Kentucky’s 45-13 lead on Arkansas, and what could very well be Chad Morris’ last game with the Hogs, this kick return kind of sums things up.
Minnesota’s Chris Williamson knocks away a pass intended for Penn State’s KJ Hamler in the end zone. Golden Gophers take over on downs leading 31-19 with 10:38 left.
What a dart from Tanner Morgan to find Rashod Bateman in bounds. Minnesota has the ball at the Penn State 4-yard line as we head to the fourth quarter. Could be quite the finish.
Florida has opened the floodgates against Vanderbilt. Kyle Trask has thrown touchdown passes to Trevon Grimes and Kyle Pitts in the third quarter. 35-0 Gators.
Sean Clifford finds Nick Bowers for a touchdown from 10 yards out. Penn State goes for the two, but doesn’t get it. Nittany Lions trail 24-19 in the third quarter.
Huge, huge interception by Baylor on the tip drill. The Bears get the ball right near the end zone as the third quarter ends. Baylor could desperately use a touchdown here to potentially take the lead. Points have been hard to come by today in Fort Worth.
Ohio State has started its second half against Maryland like it ended the first half: with touchdowns. Justin Fields is already out of the game and Chris Chugunov hit Garrett Wilson with a beautiful pitch-and-catch to make it 49-0. Let’s sim to Nov. 23 vs. Penn State.
No. 25 SMU getting a fight from East Carolina. The Pirates scored 10 points in the final two minutes of the first half to make it a 28-20 game in favor of the Mustangs. SMU quarterback Shane Buechele threw three touchdowns in the opening half.
Penn State gets a field goal before the half, but still trail Minnesota 24-13 at the break. Tanner Morgan has thrown just two incompletions and three touchdowns while Sean Clifford has tossed a pair of interceptions. Could be an upset brewing in the Big Ten.
Ohio State is doing just fine without Chase Young. The No. 1 Buckeyes lead Maryland 42-0 at the half. Justin Fields is responsible for four touchdowns thus far while J.K. Dobbins has added a pair of rushing scores.
Florida up 14-0 on Vanderbilt at halftime. Gators would love to be up 17-0 or 21-0, but a late interception by the ‘Dores keeps it a two-touchdown game. Gators fans would have liked a flag on the pick, but here we are. Now, can Vandy get any offense in the second half? Another touchdown for Florida probably does it.
Boston College leads Florida State 14-10 at halftime
TCU tacks on another field goal and it’s 9-0 at the half. Both teams have left points on the board. I’m not sure if I’d be encouraged if I was Baylor or not. It could be worse for the No. 12 Bears, but they’ve also been mistake-prone and looked sluggish.
Brock Walker nails a 26-yard field goal as the drive stalls. Minnesota leads Penn State 24-10 late in the second quarter.
Georgia Tech and Virginia are tied 14-14 at the end of the first quarter if you want to zero in on the bizzaro world that is the ACC Coastal here in the early slate
Minnesota pulls out the flea-flicker. Tanner Morgan finds Tyler Johnson, who fumbles it after the catch, but the ball gets knocked out of bounds. Golden Gophers threatening to score again.