Pasquali is 21-4 (84.0 percent) overall for the season.
Oklahoma St. 34, Arizona 27
Kentucky 19, Cen. Michigan 10
Ole Miss 41, Southern Illinois 3
Arkansas 56, New Mexico 9
LSU 55, Northwestern St. 6
UConn 20, Vanderbilt 17
North Carolina 31, Rutgers 16
Va. Tech 38, East Carolina 14
N.C. State 23, Wake Forest 20
Stanford 43, Duke 12
Clemson 44, Wofford 15
FSU 69, Charleston Southern 7
Virginia 24, Indiana 21
Wisconsin 45, Oregon St. 18
Nebraska 37, Fresno St. 6
Oregon 42, Nevada 24
Texas 28, Brigham Young 23
Nick Saban has won at least once on every Southeastern Conference campus, but the former LSU and current Alabama football coach has a chance this weekend to make amends from his stint in the Big Ten.
Saban took two of his five Michigan State teams to Penn State's Beaver Stadium during the late 1990s but came away empty on each occasion. His '98 Spartans endured a 51-28 hammering at the hands of the Nittany Lions.
"There are a lot of places that have a lot of tradition that are very difficult places to play, and I don't think there is any question that Beaver Stadium is one of those places," Saban said Wednesday. "It's going to be a challenge for our players to go in there and be able to focus like we need to on what we need to do to play winning football and not be affected by external factors.
"That's always a challenge for your football team, and it will be interesting to see how our guys respond to it."
Beaver Stadium has a capacity of 106,572 and housed 110,753 during a 2002 victory over Nebraska.
Saturday will mark Alabama's first trip to Penn State since a 17-16 win in 1989. It's the 15th meeting between the two programs, and Joe Paterno has coached the Nittany Lions all 15 times.
Mississippi State at Auburn: The winner improves to 1-0 in the SEC, while the loser has to send a $180,000 check to some guy named Cecil. Bullies 29, Tigers 21.
Alabama at Penn State: Pairing two tradition-rich teams doesn't guarantee a classic. Case in point: Last year's 24-3 Tide snoozer in Tuscaloosa. Crimson Tide 20, Nittany Lions 9.
Cincinnati at Tennessee: The Vols haven't won their second game of the season since the Phillip Fulmer era of so long ago. Vols 31, Bearcats 24.
South Carolina at Georgia: An erratic effort by Stephen Garcia may be Georgia's best hope, though opposing quarterbacks are completing 82.4 percent of their passes against the Bulldogs. Gamecocks 24, Bulldogs 17.
Jacksonville State at UTC: Now it makes sense why Washaun Ealey transferred from Georgia. He wanted no part of Boise State. Mocs 30, Gamecocks 23.
Georgia Tech at MTSU: The Blue Raiders must rebound quickly after a tough loss at Purdue. Yellow Jackets 34, Blue Raiders 16.
UAB at Florida: One program has won three national titles in the past 16 seasons. The other is coached by Neil Callaway. Gators 42, Blazers 10.
Notre Dame at Michigan: This one always seems to be worth watching, no matter where or if the teams are ranked. Irish 23, Wolverines 21.
David Paschall is a sports writer for the Times Free Press. He started at the Chattanooga Free Press in 1990 and was part of the Times Free Press when the paper started in 1999. David covers University of Georgia football, as well as SEC football recruiting, SEC basketball, Chattanooga Lookouts baseball and other sports stories. He is a Chattanooga native and graduate of the Baylor School and Auburn University. David has received numerous honors for ...
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