NCAA College Football Week 14 Live Blog with Tony Pauline

It's Saturday, which means Tony Pauline and the PFN Draft Crew have you covered throughout the day with the College Football Week 14 Live Game Day Blog.

The march towards the 2020 NFL Draft continues, and the schedule for Week 14 features an abundance of college football rivalry games. What’s great about today is that most of these matchups could significantly alter the playoff picture as well as many of the top bowl games this season. As we have all season, PFN will be here all day from 11:30 AM – Midnight EST with analysis, opinion, and breaking news in our CFB game day blog.

Keep up with stories and analysis from the PFN Draft crew daily here at PFN, and be sure to check out the latest edition of the PFN Draft Insiders Podcast with Andy Herman and me, where we provide the latest inside information from around the NFL and preview today’s action.

Also, if you’re into Devy Fantasy Leagues, Jordan Woodson has you covered. There are plenty of players worth keeping an eye on today to help build your roster into a contender.

Updates throughout the day are followed by initials. TP is me (Tony Pauline), AJ is AJ Schulte, and NF is Nick Farabaugh. Don’t forget to visit and bookmark our 2020 NFL Draft Underclassmen Tracker. Let’s get started.

11:55 PM

Darnay Holmes has been targeted and tested frequently tonight against Cal, and as a guy who with track star speed but a slender frame, there have been some serious limitations revealed to his as least on the boundary.

Holmes, however, has been excellent tonight when tested in the slot. He has shut down anyone from slot receivers to tight ends and nothing has been coming from Cal. That is likely where Holmes fits at the next level, and with his ball-hawking skills, he has the potential to be a really good nickel corner in the NFL. NF

11:50 PM

The Apple Cup between Washington and Washington State happened last night. In this game, one of my favorite sleepers among the underclassmen had a solid performance – Myles Bryant, one of Tony Pauline’s Risers in Week 5. Washington has a long history of producing cornerbacks and they are at least going to produce a quality slot cornerback in Bryant.

However, Keith Taylor is another name to watch that I like a lot. He has good length and fluidity, especially with his 6’2″ frame. He is disciplined and is always around the ball. He is great in run support and is as sure of a tackler as you will find on the boundary. Taylor has all the intangibles, and if he comes out, he could a potential riser. NF

11:40 PM

Arizona State has not been able to get all that much going on offense as they head to the half down 7-6 against Arizona. Eno Benjamin could very well be playing his last game and so far, he has been held at bay with only 28 rushing yards on ten attempts.

However, he has tried to make up for it in a lot of other ways. He has made a lot of strides in pass protection and blocking, in general, this year. And that is always an underrated trait to watch in running backs, but Benjamin is working on it.

On the other hand, Brandon Aiyuk has 67 receiving yards on the half and has been the focus of the Sun Devils to try and run their offense through. Aiyuk has track star speed and will get the opportunity to show off just how good of a player he is in Mobile, but for right now, all he is doing is continuing to impress on tape. NF

11:35 PM

I highlighted Tre Walker in my film room piece as my sleeper and he has been the pulse of San Jose State’s offense thus far on the night against Fresno State. Walker made a huge 50-yard reception that he created nearly from scratch starting with a great route to get separation and then the elusiveness in the open field to make some Bulldog defenders miss.

Walker is only a junior and may not come out this year, but he has the big-play ability to really get his stock soaring. Walker should test extremely well and will impress teams in with his combination of speed and route-running ability. Add in the fact that he can return punts and kicks, and Walker has the potential to stick around in the league. NF

11:25 PM

Cal has a pair of safeties in Ashtyn Davis and Jaylinn Hawkins who are incredibly intriguing for safety needy teams in this upcoming draft. Davis gets a ton of publicity and rightfully so. He plays at 110 miles per hour and lays the boom. Add in the fact that he is just a playmaker with above-average ball skills and he could easily be a top-100 draft pick overall.

Hawkins, however, is the intriguing one. He is a versatile clump of clay that can play in the box, played in the slot, or even slide into the single-high spot with his athleticism and range. Hawkins would not be able to do that without a knack for learning the game of football and thus having a really high football IQ.

At 6’2″ he has the length to man up guys in the slot as well. Hawkins is a wild card and it all depends on how well he tests. It’s likely that at least one team will fall in love with what he can bring to the table as a chess piece on defense. NF

11:15 PM

I would be remiss if I did not talk about Jeffrey Okudah’s fantastic performance earlier today in Ohio State’s win over Michigan. Okudah had a truly special game as he took Donovan Peoples-Jones, Nico Collins, and Tarik Black and shut them down. Okudah’s length and instincts are a fantastic combination to watch, especially now that the game has truly slowed down for Okudah and he is playing at full speed.

Every week, it seems like Okudah puts out impressive tape and as such, he continues to rise his stock into being a potential top ten pick. Okudah has all the physical gifts and he is putting it all together. Today’s game was just another example of why Okudah might be the first cornerback taken off the board in April. NF

11:05 PM

Of all the games I have seen so far today, there have been few performances that have stood out more today than that of Boston College running back A.J. Dillon, who willed the Eagles to bowl eligibility as he rushed for 178 rushing yards and a touchdown.

Dillon has a distinct brand of football that is centered his physicality and smarts on the field. However, he is a 250 pound running back that has exceptional quickness for his size. His lateral agility and ability to make cuts on a dime is impressive for such a big guy. That makes Dillon just that much more dangerous with his solid vision to add to his name as well.

Dillon has showcased his versatility in the receiving game this year as well, and he has a very good pair of hands. While Dillon certainly does not look like a modern NFL running back, especially with his size and lack of speed, he has the skillset that can make him valuable still. NF

10:55 PM

Jalen Hurts, once again, has been anything but overly impressive this week. That is not to say he has been bad, but this week he certainly has not. Yes, he has taken care of the football and made the decisions over the middle of the field. Going through his progressions and reigning himself in mentally is a key distinction from this week to other weeks.

However, it is clear that he is limited and handicapped as a passer right now. Yes, he is electric when the ball is in his hands when he runs the football – that much has been clear. And he can make great stuff happen outside of structure due to this.

However, his accuracy lapses and inconsistency mentally to wrap up around changes to the pre-snap picture post-snap are going to be his undoing. He works as hard as anyone and has great intangibles, so this could perhaps be fixed, but do not expect him to come in and be a savior right away for a franchise. NF

10:50 PM

The Louisiana Ragin Cajuns have put together a nice 9-2 record off the backs of their two-headed monster in the backfield, but the one who has been key today has been Elijah Mitchell. Mitchell is thickly built and looks like a power-back when you first see him. He runs tough and just tries to grind out as many yards as he really can on any given run.

Mitchell lacks the breakaway speed to have the big-play element to his game in the NFL. But with 10 rushes for 102 yards tonight, it just another solid performance on his resume. Mitchell is a late-round sleeper to watch with his brand of toughness and vision. NF

10:40 PM

This running back class is already a solid bunch among the underclassmen, and they can create some serious depth that bleeds well into day three for this running back class.

Kennedy Brooks is one of those names that makes it clear why there is so much depth in this class. Brooks has outperformed Chuba Hubbard tonight as he has 168 rushing yards for a touchdown tonight. Brooks has burst and vision when he is running, but by far his best trait is his contact balance.

With a will to not go down and continuously fighting for more yards every time he gets his hands on the football, Brooks has a mindset that NFL teams will love. He continues to prove that he could have a very bright future in the NFL with each passing week. NF

10:25 PM

UCLA and Cal face off in the PAC 12 regular season finale.  Cal is on their way to a bowl game while UCLA is on their way to the offseason.

I mentioned last week Bruins cornerback Darnay Holmes is expected to enter the draft.  The latest I’m hearing is Holmes has been receiving information from NFL scouts he should return to school as he’s likely to fall deep into the draft.  I’m told if he doesn’t enter the draft there’s a very good chance Holmes leaves the UCLA program as a graduate transfer.

Cal corner Camryn Bynum, who I graded as a third-round prospect entering the season, will go through the process of gathering information and is considering entering the draft.  The big question mark on Bynum surrounds his deep speed and if he’s any faster than a 4.55s forty guy. TP

10:20 PM

Kansas State is battling Iowa State and leads by 10 points as the game is closing out.  Wildcat safety Denzel Goolsby is someone who gets left out of the conversation in the scouting community and it’s a shame.  Goolsby is a bit of a one-dimensional run defending safety, though he’s terrific at that dimension.

He’s leading KSU tonight with 6 tackles which would give put him on top of the defense for the entire season.  Goolsby will be a UDFA and could make a roster as a back-up safety next fall if he plays well on special teams. TP

9:45 PM

San Diego State is hosting BYU in a game the Aztecs must win to have any chance of playing in next weeks Mountain West Conference title game.  SDSU is down 3-0 at the close of the first quarter.

Keep an eye on Aztec center Keith Ismael, yet another underclassman at the position receiving notice in the scouting community.  Like Creed Humphrey, whom I mentioned earlier, Ismael is quick, explosive and effective in motion. I’m not as high on Ismael as many area scouts as his like of size, strength and growth potential are red-flags for me, but he is getting a lot of positive chatter from area scouts. TP

9:35 PM

I mentioned the inconsistencies of Colorado quarterback Steven Montez earlier this evening.   It’s much the same for the man chasing him down tonight, Leki Fotu of Utah, but for different reasons.

Scouts love the athleticism, movement skills and sheer power of Fotu, all which have been on display in tonight’s game.  On multiple snaps we’ve witnessed Fotu explode off the snap, run over blockers and force the action by collapsing the pocket or penetrating the line of scrimmage.

The problem is Fotu turns it’s on and off when he wants and does not consistently play to his level of ability.  This is something that really scares scouts and could keep Fotu out of the draft’s initial 90 picks. TP

9:15 PM

Several people have asked my opinion of Texas A&M defensive tackle Justin Madubuike the past month and a half, a sure sign he’s seriously considering the draft.  And I’ve got to say- I’m not very impressed.

Madubuike shows solid quickness off the snap, plays with terrific pad level and has a burst.  He’s also consistently handed by a single blocker, has just a short burst of speed and has average size.  He reminds me of former Kansas defensive tackle Daniel Wise, presently on the practice squad for the Dallas Cowboys. TP

9:10 PM

Creed Humphrey of Oklahoma is another impressive underclassman center with great upside.  He blocks with terrific fundamentals, intelligence and intensity.  His movement skills are also impressive and Humphrey shows a lot of ability blocking in motion.

Just a redshirt sophomore, Creed needs to physically mature and add more strength to his game.  I’m told there’s been very little word on whether or not Humphrey is considering entering the draft. TP

8:45 PM

I am really impressed with the week to week improvement shown by LSU cornerback Kristian Fulton after a difficult start to the season.  His fundamentals, ability to backpedal and stay on the receivers’ hip out of breaks as well as his burst to the ball are impressive.

Fulton entered the season with huge grades from scouts after outplaying his teammate Greedy Williams last season.  After an unsteady initial month to the season Fulton has righted the ship and looks like a solid top 25 pick in next April’s draft. TP

8:20 PM

Steven Montez just showed why he is such a frustrating prospect. When he’s at the top of his game, Montez is a dominant quarterback who carries the offense – but he’s also prone to many boneheaded mistakes.

As I’ve stated numerous times, from a physical standpoint, Montez is not far behind Justin Herbert. He has size, athleticism, arm strength, and the ability to make throws from the pocket or on the move. What he lacks is any semblance of consistency and his poor decision making has cost Colorado on a number of occasions this season. TP

8 PM

Utah State beat New Mexico 38-25 today to assure themselves a bowl berth. It was another average game from Jordan Love. During last week’s edition of our Q&A, I mentioned it would be a surprise if Jordan Love did not enter the draft and rumors were rampant he has representation lined up. I’m told on the off chance he doesn’t enter the draft, Love will likely go the graduate transfer route and leave Utah State.

Should he go the graduate transfer route, expect Texas Tech to be near the top of his wish list, so Love could be reunited with former Utah State head coach Matt Wells. TP

7:50 PM

I’ve spoken with a number of league insiders on the West Coast since my earlier post on Stanford underclassmen. They tell me it would be a surprise if any of them enter the draft – a bit of a surprise considering how many Stanford underclassmen usually jump into the event each year. TP

7:45 PM

Auburn wins the Iron Bowl once again on a field goal miscue by Alabama and saves the job of Gus Malzahn for another season.  There were a lot of terrific performances from both sides, but two players really stood out to me, both on the Auburn defensive line: Marlon Davidson and Derrick Brown.

Davidson did something I saw Chase Young struggle with earlier in the day – he was terrific standing over tackle. That says something about Davidson, who has about 25 pounds on Young. His hand use and balance standing over tackle was something to behold for someone who’s big for defensive end. Davidson came into the season graded anywhere from a mid-third to a mid-fourth-round pick by NFL scouts. Right now, he’s a second-round prospect on my board.

Obviously, the other was Derrick Brown, who I have gushed over for the past two years. It was not only the number of plays Brown made, but the number of game-impacting plays he turned in, especially late in the contest.

I consistently graded Brown as a top-five player on my board, and in my mock draft two weeks ago, I had the Atlanta Falcons selecting him with the sixth pick. Expect Brown to make a sudden move up the draft boards of others around the NFL. TP

7:20 PM

Auburn defensive tackle Derrick Brown has had a monster game and has completely taken the Iron Bowl over. He’s a freakish talent and looks like a top 5 talent in this 2020 NFL Draft. I love his length, get-off, power, quickness… he’s got so many top-end traits.

Had he declared last year, he would have competed with Ed Oliver to be the second defensive tackle drafted. This year, he’s going to be the first, and he’ll be a stalwart defensive presence up front for the team that drafts him for many years. AJ

6:31 PM

Tony talked below about Alabama left tackle Alex Leatherwood at the 4:10 update. I completely agree with Tony about Leatherwood but also watch Alabama’s right tackle, Jedrick Wills. He’s a mauler in the run game with phenomenal strength and power, and he plays with good footwork in pass protection. Leatherwood and Wills form arguably the best offensive tackle duo in college football, and both are likely to hear their names called very early in the upcoming NFL Draft. AJ

6:05 PM

In another in-state rivalry game, Oregon-Oregon State are playing with Oregon holding a 17-3 lead. It’s been a quiet game from Justin Herbert, as Oregon is doing their patented game plan of not letting Herbert sling the ball downfield often and just running the ball. Weird coincidence that one of the few passes that went downfield went for a touchdown. Been an up-and-down last few weeks for Justin Herbert after his evisceration of USC.

I’m still a believer in Herbert and his talent, but he’ll have a lot of questions to answer this offseason by NFL evaluators. There have been rumors about his commitment to football (which I personally think are just crazy), but it’s just another question scouts will have to ask.  AJ

5:45 PM

Florida Atlantic is playing for a bid to play in the C-USA title game, and they’re relying on playmaker tight end Harrison Bryant to do so with two touchdowns and 53 yards on two catches so far. Bryant is one of the best blocking tight ends in this 2020 group due to his variety of responsibilities and great technique. He isn’t the fastest, strongest, or biggest guys out there at his position, but he’s smart and reliable and catches well over the middle. He is the ideal TE2 for an NFL team. He is Senior Bowl-bound and can make some noise for himself there in Mobile.  AJ

5:37 PM

Wisconsin RB Jonathan Taylor has been rather limited today with only 50 rushing yards on 13 carries, but he’s up to 39 receiving yards on two catches, including a tough touchdown on a wheel route earlier. The Wisconsin OL has been struggling to give him much of a lane, as Minnesota has stacked the box. Credit to Wisconsin for finding ways to get him involved as a receiver. One of his biggest knocks coming into the season was his lack of plays as a receiver. Safe to say he’s answering those questions this season. I’m a huge fan, and he is my RB2 behind Georgia’s D’Andre Swift. AJ

5:27 PM

The Iron Bowl has so much talent on board. Auburn DT Derrick Brown has been in the backfield virtually every play, but the talent of all of Alabama’s wide receivers is making up for the difference. All four of Jerry Jeudy, Devonta Smith, Jaylen Waddle, and Henry Ruggs III are future top NFL talents and have been helping Mac Jones all day. It’s terrifying that Waddle is the fourth wide receiver for Alabama. As Tony mentioned just below, Najee Harris has also done a good job as a runner all day and has improved his stock this season. AJ

4:55 PM

Some are down on the next level prospects of Alabama running back Najee Harris, but I’m not one of them.  I love his vision, the way he uses blocks, and his sheer explosion.  He’s more of a one-speed back, but Harris gets the most from every carry. TP

4:45 PM

Stanford’s inability to get the ball into the end zone on three successive tries by the goal line illustrates their problems this season.  I’m told area scouts believe all the top-rated underclassmen from the program should go back to school and the only Cardinal who may get a grade from the advisory committee suggesting jumping to the NFL is in their best interest is offensive tackle Walker Little.

Corner Paulson Adebo is a fringe third-round pick after entering the season with top 42 grades while tight end Colby Parkinson has improved his production but really doesn’t knock the socks off any scouts.  Little stands head and shoulders above them all, yet he’s now a medical question mark.

Will Walker enter the draft?  I’m told right now it’s 50/50 at best as Little will start the process of speaking with people and getting opinions after today’s game. TP

4:25 PM

Many were surprised when it was announced Minnesota receiver Tyler Johnson would be attending the Shrine Game rather than the Senior Bowl.  I was not one of them.

Entering the season, I gave Johnson a sixth-round grade, which I since raised to a late fourth.  And while he’s a very good pass catcher, there is no distinct physical characteristic about his game that ever led me to believe he’s a top 100 prospect. TP

4:10 PM

I continued to be impressed with Alabama offensive tackle Alex Leatherwood, who I included in the first round of my mock draft just a few weeks ago.  He blocks with outstanding fundamentals, shows terrific footwork at left tackle, and easily slides off the edge, displaying excellent range. TP

4 PM

I mentioned week 13 riser Brycen Hopkins earlier today and the need for him to improve his blocking, but what a game he is having catching the ball.  The game is moving into 2OT, and he’s already caught 8 passes for 142 yards with 2 TDs.  Hopkins also caught a two-point conversion, which was critical to send the game into overtime as Purdue tied the score after being down by 18 points with less than 2 minutes left in the third quarter. TP

3:50 PM

Sam Renner of Minnesota just made a terrific play to stop Wisconsin on third down.  He was stamped a UDFA by scouts prior to the season in large part because he has marginal size/speed numbers- and I agree with that.

Yet Renner is a tough, intense, and intelligent lineman who plays with great fundamentals.  I could see him catching on as an 8th defensive lineman/three-technique tackle/special teams player at the next level as some coach will fall in love with him in camp next summer. TP

3:40 PM

I spoke with people who are close to the Michigan program but have no decision making power- they tell me there is no way the program keeps Jim Harbaugh around after today.

I speculated the name of Luke Fickell of Cincinnati as a replacement.  People I’ve spoken with have also thrown out the name of Utah head coach Kyle Wittingham. TP

3:24 PM

At the FCS level, Illinois State running back James Robinson is playing in the first round of the FCS playoffs. He’s at 188 yards and a touchdown already at halftime, and it looks like he will continue to get more carries as the game goes on. He’s a power-style running back who displays good quickness in short areas. He’s a Shrine Game invitee and could work his way into a running back committee at the next level. AJ

3:17 PM 

Rivalry Week has been rather slow to start, but Clemson and Kentucky coasted to wins over in-state rivals this week thanks to the efforts of their Quarterbacks and Wide Receivers. Clemson WR Tee Higgins, who I’ve graded out as a day two player, caught two touchdowns today as Clemson beat down South Carolina. His size and concentration in 50/50 contested situations is intriguing.

Kentucky WR/QB Lynn Bowden carved up the Louisville defense on the ground with 284 rushing yards and two touchdowns. Bowden isn’t an elite passer, but his unique athletic gifts and versatility could get him drafted fairly high this year should the junior declare. AJ

2:55 PM

Last week, I mentioned the woes of one time highly-rated Portland State’s tight end Charlie Taumoepeau. The situation couldn’t be any different for another small school tight end, Adam Trautman of Dayton.

Stamped as a late-round pick coming into the season, Trautman turned in a career year with 70 receptions, 916 yards, and 14 TDs. He’s also known as a terrific blocker. There are some questions about his speed, as scouts estimated he’s a 4.8s forty guy, but I have been told Trautman ran a verified 4.68 seconds at 255 pounds before the season.

Trautman has already been invited to the Senior Bowl and a good week could help him secure a spot in day two of the draft. TP

2:35 PM

Week 13 riser Sage Lewis, a linebacker from Florida International, is having another terrific game. He notched his 15th tackle of the game as the fourth quarter began against Marshall. This is one of the better noontime kick-offs as FIU, who needs a win to secure a bowl berth, is up 21-17. TP

2:25 PM

Staying on the theme of PAC 12 underclassmen, I reported more than a month ago Utah cornerback Jaylon Johnson would enter the draft. I am told prior to tonight’s game against Colorado, which is a nationally televised contest, Johnson will be announced with the other departing seniors as part of the senior night for the Utes. TP

1:55 PM

I’ve spoken about USC receiver Tyler Vaughns and offensive tackle Austin Jackson several times over the past month, mentioning people on the west coast expect both players to enter the draft. Jackson grades as a top 42 choice while Vaughns is a second-day selection.

People from the USC program are saying they feel the decision for both players ultimately depends on whether or not head coach Clay Helton returns to the Trojans. If the school retains Helton, the feeling within the program is there’s a chance to keep both players in tow. TP

1:25 PM

The Ohio State offensive line has been dominant in this contest but the left side is playing lights out. I mentioned Jonah Jackson earlier and have spoken about Thayer Munford at length, believing he is incredibly underrated. TP

1:15 PM

Very impressed with the Michigan Wolverine receivers today, no stars but all of them are playing at a very high level. TP

1:10 PM

WOW, John Simpson of Clemson again! The big guard just flattened Javon Kinlaw with an explosive punch of his hands, flattening the potential first-round choice and knocking him to the ground.

It is obvious the Clemson offensive line is focusing on Kinlaw and double-teaming him when possible, but thus far Simpson is winning the one-on-one battles when the two are paired off. TP

1 PM

Purdue tight end Brycen Hopkins was a Week 13 riser and while he’s a terrific athlete developing into a real good pass catcher, he needs a lot of work on his blocking. You just saw why as Hopkins missed a downfield block which would’ve allowed Purdue to get into the end zone.

This is the final regular-season game for the Boilermakers, who won’t be making a bowl appearance. The next time Hopkins puts on pads after today will be during Senior Bowl practice and those one-on-one blocking drills he’ll be participating in all week are critical to his final draft grade. TP

12:45 PM

There will be a lot of conversation as to where Isaiah Simmons fits at the next level.  Safety? Linebacker? A little of both?

Regardless, a creative defensive coordinator will have a field day with this special athlete.  He shows ability in coverage, great pursuit speed against the run and as we just saw, force up the field on the blitz.

I have Simmons selected in the top half of round one in my mock draft earlier this month. TP

12:40 PM

While people will fawn over that touchdown pass from Trevor Lawrence, which was a terrific throw, I was more impressed with left guard John Simpson who used great body positioning, hand technique and strength to remove Javon Kinlaw from the play and keep the pocket clean.

Simpson presently ranks number one on my guard board and I expect him to end up in the second day of next year’s draft. TP

12:30 PM

Interesting to see Chase Young struggle a bit standing over tackle as Michigan left tackle Jon Runyan did a great job getting his hands into the elite pass rusher and keeping the pocket clean on third down.

This is in stark contrast to what we saw last week when Young obliterated Will Fries of Penn State. TP

12:25 PM

I’ve mentioned Ohio State guard Jonah Jackson several times in this blog and he continues to impress me. The hole he just opened on the left side of the line which allowed J.K. Dobbins to get into the end zone was big enough to, excuse the cliche, drive a Mack truck through.

Jackson made a great career choice going the graduate transfer route from Rutgers to Ohio State and he now grades as a solid last-day pick. TP

12:10 PM

Among the exciting games, this weekend is the contest between Tulsa and East Carolina, which has no consequence as both programs are going nowhere this season.

Yet even with that keep an eye on Tulsa defensive end Trevis Gipson, named as one of my sleeper prospects earlier this season. Gipson was given a PFA grade entering the season but has played better and better each week. To date, he’s compiled 44 tackles, 15 TFL’s, eight sacks and five QBHs.

The past two games, against Houston and Central Florida, Gipson has accounted for 5.5 TFL’s and 3 sacks. TP

11:30 AM

Week 14 in college football kicked off on Thanksgiving with several games, including the now-infamous matchup between Mississippi and Mississippi State. That game will be talked about for a while, considering the way in which it ended.

However, the real dramatics came Friday night when the Iowa Hawkeyes won on a field goal with time expiring to beat Nebraska 27-24. A.J. Epenesa had a dominant game, which is exactly what NFL scouts want to see. However, there hasn’t been enough of that this season, which Tony Pauline alluded to in a report that was released on Friday. In fact, Pauline is hearing that Epenesa (and his teammate Tristan Wirfs) are leaning towards a return to school for their senior season. Get all the details on that here. 

You can keep track of all of the rumored underclassmen declarations by visiting our tracker page. Be sure to bookmark and visit weekly as we update it with the latest information as it comes in.

Kicking off today’s games will be Ohio State versus Michigan in Ryan Day’s first experience in “The Game” as the Buckeyes head coach. Day has done a tremendous job in his first full year on the job and has led them to the number one seed in the College Football Playoff bracket. They’ll need to win as LSU is breathing down their neck as the second seed.

On the other side of the field, this is going to be a contest that could possibly determine Jim Harbaugh’s fate at Michigan. Will he be shown the door if Michigan gets blown out? Pauline had some thoughts on that in this week’s episode of PFN Draft Insiders.

While they have been playing well as of late, they face a big test against Chase Young and the rest of the Ohio State team. One matchup to keep an eye on is Buckeyes CB Jeffery Okudah vs. Wolverines WR Donovan Peoples-Jones. Nick Farabaugh went into the PFN Film Room to break down their matchup, along with several others that will take place in Week 14.

That contest will then lead to other notable games, including the “Iron Bowl” between Alabama and Auburn and Oklahoma versus Oklahoma State in the “Bedlam” series at 8 PM. We’ll have you covered here today until Midnight with all of the latest news, analysis, and breaking news in the Week 14 College Football Game Day Blog. MC

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