College football expert Joel Klatt joined Outkick The Coverage previewing a loaded Saturday that has colossal College Football Playoff implications in the SEC, Big Ten, and Big 12.
No. 1 Alabama visits Baton Rouge in the biggest matchup of the season to go to war with no. 3 LSU under the lights in one of the scariest home field advantages in sports. Listen to Klatt let you in on the chances of the two-touchdown-plus underdog Tigers hanging with the greatest single-season statistical juggernaut in the sport’s history, Crimson Tide.
A suddenly scary no. 5 ranked Michigan team plays a no. 14 ranked Nittany Lions team nearly mathematically eliminated in the Big Ten East division, but a group that can still derail the season of the rival Wolverines in Ann Arbor. Check out what Klatt thinks about the Michigan defense, and how Trace McSorley can revive his miserable season behind a pissed off Penn State team that could play spoiler.
The no. 13 ranked West Virginia Mountaineers travel to Austin to face a no. 17 ranked Texas team coming off a heart-breaking, playoff severing loss to Oklahoma State in Stillwater, but a Longhorns team that would put itself into the driver’s seat as the Big 12’s top seed with a head-to-head victory already over Oklahoma. Listen to Klatt explain how Will Grier and the Mountaineer offense is arguably the country’s most dangerous passing attack, and how the senior QB can play his way back into contention for the Heisman Trophy, OR if Texas can shut down a WVU team that was already exposed by Iowa State in Ames.
Klatt also ranted about a fraudulent ACC propelled by a biased Playoff Committee, and shot down the Cinderella story of undefeated Central Florida.
Listen to the full audio below from college football’s premier voice.