Week 6 has it all. Classic rivalries (OU-Texas, Florida State-Miami), check. Two prove-yourself games (Washington-Oregon, Tennessee-Texas AM), check. And two playoff contenders (Michigan, Alabama) going on the road, check. Sit back, relax and enjoy your Saturday.
Follow along all day for the best of Saturday.
Remember the time …
What was life like in November 2003? Nick Saban was at LSU. Steve Bartman was two weeks removed from his controversial interference during the Marlins-Cubs NLCS. Lionel Messi made his official debut for FC Barcelona. And Washington last beat Oregon.
— Last Time UW beat UO (@LstTimeUWBeatUO) October 7, 2016
The Twitter account @LstTimeUWBeatUO has been keeping track of all the days since that 42-10 Huskies win on Nov. 1, 2003.
Might the streak and the account come to an end? Washington travels to Eugene, undefeated and ranked No. 5, to face the 2-3 Ducks.
Hurricane Matthew news
Here’s the latest information on games affected by Hurricane Matthew:
LSU-Florida: Postponed (no new date announced)
Georgia-South Carolina: Postponed (will be played Sun., 2:30 ET, SEC Network)
Charlotte-FAU: Postponed (will be played Sun., noon ET)
For games that will be played, the hurricane will affect some games. Here’s the latest weather, courtesy AccuWeather:
Notre Dame at NC State, noon ET (ABC)
Hurricane Matthew will be paralleling the South Carolina coast on Saturday, and the shield of heavy rain associated with Matthew has already dumped over 0.50 of an inch of rain in Raleigh early Saturday morning. Heavy rain will continue through the duration of the morning and through the afternoon as well, making for very wet and sloppy conditions for tailgating and for the game. By kickoff, 1-2 inches of rain will have fallen and a storm total of 2-4 inches of rain through Saturday evening is expected in Raleigh. Thus, field conditions will be very poor, muddy and sloppy. Players will struggle with their footing as well as taking handoffs, kicking and catching passes given the wet conditions. In addition to the soaking, heavy rainfall, winds will be a factor as well at Carter-Finley Stadium.
Virginia Tech at North Carolina, 3:30 ET
Much like conditions in Raleigh, Hurricane Matthew will dump heavy rain in the Chapel Hill area early this Saturday morning. The rain will continue through the duration of the morning and through the afternoon as well, making for very wet and sloppy conditions. By kickoff, 1-2 inches of rain will have fallen and a storm total of 2-4 inches of rain through Saturday evening is expected. Thus, field conditions will be very poor, muddy and sloppy. Players will struggle with their footing as well as taking handoffs, kicking and catching passes given the wet conditions. Winds are likely to be sustained out of the northeast at 15-20 mph with some gusts over 30 mph which will make both the kicking game and passing game very difficult (in addition to the heavy rain).
Florida State at Miami, 8 ET (ABC)
It will be a dry, partly cloudy and warm evening for the game with a kickoff temperature of 84 degrees falling to near 80 by the end of the game. A west-southwest breeze of 5-10 mph will not have any significant impact on the playing conditions for the game. For those fans tailgating prior to the game, it will be a partly sunny, hot and humid afternoon with highs in the lower 90s.