TCU is seeking its first win in Salt Lake City when it takes on Utah with the lead the Mountain West Conference, and much more, at stake. Both teams are unbeaten and still have national championship aspirations.
The last time the Horned Frogs visited Rice-Eccles Stadium, in ’08, they dominated most of the game, but were felled by missed field goals and a last-minute touchdown in a 13-10 loss to the Utes.
Down on the bayou, LSU is pursuing the delicious grand slam of keeping its faint hopes of winning the SEC alive, avenging back-to-back losses to Alabama, knocking the Tide out of the national championship picture and dealing former coach Nick Saban his first defeat as a visitor in Baton Rouge.
And on Thursday night in Blacksburg, Virginia Tech can take command in the ACC Coastal Division race if it avenges last season’s 28-23 loss to Georgia Tech, the ’09 conference champ.