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Game thread: Early afternoon games

A top 10 matchup in Michigan highlighted the noon kickoffs

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: NOV 13 Michigan at Penn State Photo by Randy Litzinger/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Even with the Pittsburgh Panthers on an off week, there is still plenty of action around the college football landscape. From a Big Ten showdown in Michigan to a battle of one-loss teams in Illinois, Let’s take a look at some of the notable noon kickoffs.

10. Penn State @ 5. Michigan - Fox

Auburn @ 9. Ole Miss - ESPN

19. Kansas @ Oklahoma - ESPN2

Iowa State @ 22. Texas - ABC

Minnesota @ 24. Illinois - BTN

We also get an ACC coastal matchup for the Miami Hurricanes against the Virginia Tech Hokies on the ESPN app

Lots of ranked action to flip through and enjoy.

The highlight here is clearly the top 10 matchups in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The Penn State Nittany Lions take on the Michigan Wolverines in a highly anticipated game with Big Ten championship and College Football Playoff ramifications. The winner will control their fate and present the biggest challenge to Ohio State, loser will have an uphill battle to climb to get themselves back into any type of contention.

Use this as your game thread to talk about the games. We will have a mid-afternoon one going up later, highlighted by Alabama battling Tennessee and an ACC showdown over at the JMA Wireless Dome.