Iowa State (5-4, 2-4) at No. 19 Texas (7-2, 4-2), Noon (LHN)

Line: Texas by 10

Series Record: Texas leads 8-1

WHAT'S AT STAKE

Texas wants to keep up momentum of three-game winning streak after impressive road win at Texas Tech. It will be an emotional day for Texas as the Longhorns pay tribute to former coach Darrell Royal, who died Wednesday. Texas will line up in wishbone formation for first offensive play. Iowa State can become bowl eligible with a win.

KEY MATCHUP

Iowa State S Jacques Washington vs. Texas WR Mike Davis. Washington will have to protect the middle of the field and deep routes by the speedy Davis, particularly on play-action passes. Davis is Texas' top deep threat, averaging 38 yards on six touchdown catches.

PLAYERS TO WATCH

Iowa State: RB Shontrell Johnson is Iowa State's leading rusher and faces a Texas defense that has made a habit of giving up huge yards on the ground this season. The Longhorns were better last week against Texas Tech, but can't allow Iowa State's physical front line to start controlling the line of scrimmage.

Texas: RB Johnathan Gray is starting to take control of the Texas rushing attack. The freshman posted consecutive 100-yard games in his first two career starts, both Texas wins. He doesn't have touchdowns to show for it, but that's where bruiser Joe Bergeron comes in. Bergeron has 16 touchdowns this season, most in short-yardage situations.

FACTS & FIGURES

The Cyclones have two road wins this season. They beat Texas in Austin in 2010 for their only win in the series and Texas is just 3-7 at home in Big 12 games since 2010 ... As part of their memorial for Royal, the Longhorns will wear "DKR" stickers with his initials on their helmets ... Iowa State SS Durrell Givens leads the nation in takeaways with eight, with five fumble recoveries and three interceptions.

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No. 21 USC (6-3, 4-3 Pac-12) vs. Arizona State (5-4, 3-3), 3 p.m. (Pac-12 Networks)

Line: USC by 9.

Series Record: USC leads 18-10.

WHAT'S AT STAKE

USC must snap its two-game skid before even thinking about running the table on its remaining schedule and possibly returning to a major bowl, while Arizona State is looking to end yet another late-season swoon after three straight defeats.

KEY MATCHUP

Arizona State QB Taylor Kelly vs. USC CBs Nickell Robey and Josh Shaw. The Trojans have yielded 1,318 yards in their last two games, repeatedly giving up big plays with fundamental struggles. Kelly has been efficient and occasionally prolific as a first-year starter, throwing 20 TD passes against just six interceptions.

PLAYERS TO WATCH

Arizona State.: DT Will Sutton. The junior has grown into a serious force on the line, recording 15 tackles for loss and 9 1/2 sacks while playing a big role in stopping both the run and the pass. USC's young offensive line has had mixed success against top tackles this year.

USC: WR Marqise Lee. He has 28 receptions for 502 yards and four TDs in the last two games, but Arizona State has the Pac-12's most effective pass defense. USC has started campaigning for Lee as a Heisman Trophy candidate with just three weeks left in the regular season.

FACTS & FIGURES

USC has won 11 of the schools' last 12 meetings, but the Sun Devils won last season's game in Tempe, 43-22. ... USC QB Matt Barkley needs just 15 yards passing to set the conference career record. He already leads in passing TDs, total offense and completions. ... Arizona State has lost six straight in the Coliseum since 1999. ... The Sun Devils have faced ranked opponents in three of their last four games. The fourth was UCLA, which has jumped up to No. 17 since beating Arizona State. ... Another way to measure the Trojans' skid: USC has its earliest kickoff time at the Coliseum since 1998.

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Army (2-7) at No. 24 Rutgers (7-1, 4-0 Big East), noon. (ESPNU)

Line: Rutgers by 19.

Series Record: Rutgers leads 20-18.

WHAT'S AT STAKE

Coming off an upset of Air Force, Army looks for consecutive wins for the first time since the 2010 season. This is Rutgers' final nonconference game before closing the regular season with conference games against Cincinnati, Pittsburgh and Louisville. A sweep will give the Scarlet Knights their first Big East title and a BCS bowl bid. Despite eight straight wins against the Black Knights, Rutgers can't overlook a team that always plays them tough.

KEY MATCHUP

Army QB Trent Steelman against the Rutgers' defense. Steelman has rushed for more than 100 yards the past two games, and he is the key to the Black Knights' offense, which leads the nation in rushing, averaging 375.44 yards. Steelman is 89 yards shy of posting the 16th 1,000-yard season in Army history. Rutgers' run defense ranks fourth in the nation, yielding an average of 88.5 yards. The unit has allowed four TDs on the ground all season. Watch for MLB Khaseem Greene to be all over Steelman.

PLAYERS TO WATCH

Army: RB Raymond Maples (907 yards) provides the ground game with another option. His yardage total has him on the verge of becoming only the third Army player to have rushed for at least 1,000 yards in two or more seasons... Senior LB Nate Combs returned to the lineup after missing two games with a shoulder injury and had eight tackles, 2.0 tackles for loss, a fumble recovery for a touchdown and his first career interception vs. Air Force.

Rutgers: After being intercepted six times by Kent State, it should be interesting to see how sophomore QB Gary Nova responds after a bye week. .Sophomore WR Brandon Coleman has a career yards per reception average of 20.9 and eight of his 12 career touchdown receptions have covered 30 yards or more. RB Jawan Jamison is averaging 107.8 yards, 21st best in the nation.

FACTS & FIGURES: Army has played in Piscataway three times since 1972 and has lost all three. ...The Black Knights have an 11-game losing streak in games played away from West Point, and they have lost 14 straight vs. Big East competition. ...Army hasn't beaten a ranked team since knocking off Air Force in 1972. ...Rutgers leads the Big East and is 10th nationally with 13 interceptions. DBs Brandon Jones and Logan Ryan have four picks apiece. With a win, Rutgers would have its best start since 2006 (9-0). ...The Scarlet Knights are shooting for eight wins for the sixth time in seven seasons.

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Kansas (1-8, 0-6 Big 12) at No. 25 Texas Tech (6-3, 3-3), Noon (FSN)

Line: Texas Tech by 25.

Series Record: Texas Tech leads 12-1.

WHAT'S AT STAKE

Kansas would be ecstatic to stop an 18-game Big 12 skid. The Jayhawks last won a conference game on Nov. 6, 2010. Texas Tech, which has beaten Kansas the past five times, has lost back-to-back games (at Kansas State and vs. Texas) and needs a win to try to improve its bowl possibilities.

KEY MATCHUP

RB James Sims vs. Texas Tech linebackers Will Smith and Terrance Bullitt. Sims has run for more than 100 yards in the each of his last five games. He had a career-high 176 yards on 28 carries, including a 64-yard scamper in the second quarter of the Jayhawks 21-17 loss to Texas two weeks ago. Bullitt has reinjured the left shoulder he had surgery on in the offseason and may not be 100 percent.

PLAYERS TO WATCH

Kansas: Sims. The junior from Irving, Texas, got 126 yards in a loss at Baylor last week, marking his fifth-straight game with 100 yards or more. No Jayhawks rusher has done that since LaVerne Smith in 1974. He's averaging 125 yards per game. If he gets 100 or more yards against Texas Tech's 28th ranked rush defense it would be the first time since 1961 for a Kansas running back.

Texas Tech: QB Seth Doege. Texas Tech's senior remains one of the nation's best quarterback (31 TDs and 2,869 yards) despite a mediocre performance in the 31-22 loss to Texas. On four drives that got the Red Raiders inside the red zone Doege couldn't get a touchdown. Instead, Texas Tech tried field goals four times. His favorite receivers, Darrin Moore and Eric Ward, have 18 TDs between them.

FACTS & FIGURES

Texas Tech has won the last five games against Kansas and all seven in Lubbock . . . . The Wildcats last beat the Red Raiders in overtime in Lubbock n 2001. . . .Texas Tech coach Tommy Tuberville has never coached against Charlie Weis but the two traveled to the Middle East together in spring 2008. Tuberville and Jayhawks defensive coordinator Dave Campo worked together at Miami in 1987 and 1988 before Campo went to the Dallas Cowboys with Jimmy Johnson. . . . Doege has completed passes to 10 or more receivers in seven of nine games this season.