[4] Georgia vs. [16] Florida

3:30 p.m., WUSA-9

Florida has won 13 of the past 15 meetings and is poised to triumph again because of Georgia quarterback D.J. Shockley's injury. Florida Coach Urban Meyer said midweek that he was so unsure who would start at quarterback for Georgia that his team was preparing to face Shockley instead of backup Joe Tereshinski. Meyer also said his coaching staff has done a poor job this season adapting the spread-option offense to their personnel. Quarterback Chris Leak has struggled, and standout wide receiver Chad Jackson has cooled after a hot start. The Gators will do the BCS a favor if they win, because that would mean one less undefeated SEC team in the national title mix.

[25] Michigan at [21] Northwestern

7 p.m., ESPN

Can anyone stop this offense? No, not Michigan's, but Northwestern's -- which has averaged 37.1 points and 529.3 yards per game. Quarterback Brett Basanez has three consecutive 300-yard passing games. The Wildcats are fresh off a 49-14 trouncing of Michigan State, their largest victory margin since 2001, which also was the last year they were ranked. The Wolverines, perhaps the nation's most dramatic team, have returned to the top 25 after winning two straight. Each of Michigan's past five games has been decided by three points or less.

[12] Ohio State at Minnesota

Noon, WJLA-7, WMAR-2

This game matches the nation's top rushing team against the top rushing defense. Minnesota averages nearly 300 yards on the ground, while Ohio State allows just 63 rushing yards per game. On Oct. 1, Penn State held the Golden Gophers to only 113 yards on the ground in a rout, but that was in Happy Valley. The Buckeyes must stop the big play. Minnesota running back Laurence Maroney has nine touchdowns, including one on a pass. Six have been for 30 yards or more. Minnesota has not beaten Ohio State at home since 1981.

South Carolina at [23] Tennessee

7:45 p.m., ESPN2

Never a dull moment when Steve Spurrier and Phillip Fulmer get together. Who can forget when Spurrier, then Florida's coach, said, "You can't spell Citrus without the UT," referencing Tennessee's Citrus Bowl appearances? And this offseason, when asked about off-field transgressions, Spurrier, now South Carolina's coach, said, "If you want to read about some full-blown fights, read about Tennessee players, not our guys." This game appears about even. The Vols' rushing attack is hobbled because Gerald Riggs Jr. is out for the year, while South Carolina's rushing defense has struggled all season. And has anyone else lost track of whom Tennessee is starting at quarterback?

North Carolina at [6] Miami

Noon, ESPN2

The Hurricanes are among the nation's least tested teams. Real hurricanes have altered their schedule, most recently postponing the Georgia Tech game. And Miami's last two victories were against perennial doormats Duke and Temple. Make no mistake, Miami will be ready today. The Tar Heels upset the Hurricanes last year. Don't expect a close game. Miami has one of the nation's best defensive units, having allowed only three rushing and three passing touchdowns this season. North Carolina averages just 2.8 yards per carry. The Hurricanes should get a tuneup for their key ACC game next week at Virginia Tech.