We're getting down to it on the college football side of things. Just a few weeks remain for prospects across the country to prove that they belong in the NFL Draft conversation. It isn't a great slate today, but there are three matchups worth keeping an eye on today.
Alabama at Mississippi State (2:30, CBS)
Prospects: Alabama: LB Reggie Ragland, DL Jarran Reed, DL A'Shawn Robinson, RB Derrick Henry. Mississippi State: QB Dak Prescott, WR De'Runnya Wilson
Dak Prescott and the Mississippi State Bulldogs have a shot to spoil Alabama's season today. Prescott has been white hot of late, throwing for 300+ in each of his last three contests. Prescott is the key to a win for the Bulldogs in this one. They'll have to attack with De'Runnya Wilson and company through the air. Wilson's 6'5 frame gives Mississippi State a big time size advantage offensively.
Mississippi State will have to worry about Derrick Henry and Alabama's front five on the other side. Henry's bruising running style paired with Alabama's nasty front is a lethal combination. The only way Mississippi State can hang around is to put the game in Jake Coker's hands.
Arkansas at LSU (6:15, ESPN)
Prospects: Arkansas: RB Alex Collins, TE Hunter Henry. LSU: CB Tre'Davious White, WR Travin Dural, OL Vadal Alexander, DB Jalen Mills
Oklahoma at Baylor (7:00, ABC)
Prospects: Baylor: OT Spencer Drango, DL Andrew Billings, WR Corey Coleman, DL Shawn Oakman. Oklahoma: CB Zack Sanchez, WR Sterling Sheperd, LB Eric Striker
Oklahoma will get a boost defensively today, getting their number one corner Zack Sanchez back. It's a timely return, as the Sooners face the undefeated Baylor Bears. Baylor is looking to make a statement after being left out of both of the initial top four rankings released by the committee.
Jarrett Stidham has picked up right where Seth Russell left off. Stidham has nine touchdowns and zero picks in his first two games, throwing for 750 yards in the process. If you haven't seen him yet this year, Corey Coleman may be the most fun guy to watch in football. He went 11-216-2 last week. Ridiculous.