What To Watch This Weekend (11/3/2017)

Kansas City Chiefs (6-2) @ Dallas Cowboys (4-3)

NFL, Sunday Nov. 5, 4:25 EST

Top Storyline: Zeke’s eligibility

With Zeke being able to play for possibly the last time until his suspension is served, making this the game of the week in the NFL. Alex Smith, Travis Kelce, Kareem Hunt, and Tyreek Hill make the Kansas City Chiefs the most explosive offense in the league. Look for this to be a shootout at Jerryworld.

#7 Penn State Nittany Lions (7-1) @ #24 Michigan State Spartans (6-2)

NCAAF, Saturday Nov. 4, Noon EST

Top Storyline: Race for Big Ten East Title

Penn State dropped a nailbiter against Ohio State last week, which significantly hurts their chances of winning the Big Ten East. The Spartans are also still holding onto hope for a Big Ten Title game appearance. Huge implications for the conference this weekend.

#4 Clemson Tigers (7-1) @ #20 NC State Wolf Pack (6-2)

NCAAF, Saturday Nov. 4, 3:30 EST

Top Storyline: Race for ACC Atlantic Division

Clemson snuck into the final spot of the initial NCAA Playoff rankings, despite losing to unranked Syracuse earlier this season. NC State is looking to make a statement because they are currently atop the ACC Atantic Division at 4-0. This game could ultimately determine the Atlantic champion.

#5 Oklahoma Sooners (7-1) @ #11 Oklahoma State Cowboys (7-1)

NCAAF, Saturday Nov. 4, 4:00 EST

Top Storyline: Bedlam Rivalry

This might be the biggest game of the weekend. Oklahoma cannot lose again if they want to make the Playoff, but the Cowboys are trying to make a championship run inn the BIG 12. Expect a high-scoring game with Baker Mayfield and Mason Rudolph at quarterback.

#19 LSU Tigers (6-2) @ #2 Alabama Crimson Tide (8-0)

NCAAF, Saturday Nov. 4, 8:00 EST

Top Storyline: Race for SEC West

After LSU started about as horrible as you could this season, they find themselves in a race for the SEC West. Alabama should be a heavy favorite, plus they are angry after being jumped in the rankings by fellow SEC rival Georgia. Still, this is a rivalry game. Anything can happen.

#13 Virginia Tech Hokies (7-1) @ #10 Miami (FL) Hurricanes (7-0)

NCAAF, Saturday Nov. 4, 8:00 EST

Top Storyline: Race for ACC Coastal Division

ACC is not getting enough respect. Miami is ranked 10th, despite being undefeated in a Power 5 conference. Virginia Tech is looking to take the Canes down for the first time this season on their way to chasing down an ACC Coastal title.

#22 Arizona Wildcats (6-2) @ #17 USC Trojans (7-2)

NCAAF, Saturday Nov. 4, 10:45 EST

Top Storylines: Khalil Tate vs. Sam Darnold

Rich Rod and Arizona have snuck into the top-25 rankings on the back of Khalil Tate’s explosive playmaking ability. Sam Darnold is still trying to prove he is worthy of the Number 1 overall pick this offseason. High scoring game here. Should be exciting.

Boston Celtics (7-2) @ Orlando Magic (6-3)

NBA, Sunday Nov. 5, 6:00 EST

Top Storyline: Battle for Top Spot in East

The Magic just dropped a game to the struggling Bulls, while the Celtics enjoyed a come-from-behind victory against the Thunder. Still, the Magic want to prove they are one of the best teams in the East.

Utah Jazz (5-4) @ Houston Rockets (7-3)

NBA, Sunday Nov. 5, 7:00 EST

Top Storyline: Rubio vs. Harden, Gobert vs. Capela

Ricky Rubio is off to a hot start this season, but he is going to have to face one of the best in the game in James Harden. Can he continue rollin this weekend? Also, underrated big man Clint Capela will have his hands full with DPOY candidate Rudy Gobert.

Columbus Blue Jackets (9-4-0) @ Tampa Bay Lightning (10-2-2)

NHL, Saturday Nov. 4, 7:00 EST

Top Storyline: Tampa’s Stars vs. Jackets’ Youngsters

Artemi Panarin and the rising Blue Jackets head to Tampa to take on Steven Stamkos and the veteran Lightning. Youth vs. experience. Who comes out on top?

Toronto Maple Leafs (8-6-0) @ St. Louis Blues (10-3-1)

NHL, Saturday Nov. 4, 7:00 EST

Top Storyline: Auston Matthews vs. Alex Pietrangelo

Auston Matthews is already a must-see talent in the NHL, but he will have to face one of the best defensemen in the league in Alex Pietrangelo. Don’t miss this battle between top-tier teams.

Michael Bisping vs. Georges St. Pierre

MMA, Saturday Nov. 4

Top Storyline: Middleweight Championship

Georges St. Pierre makes his UFC comeback against the resurrected Michael Bisping for the Middleweight belt. Expect fireworks between these two heavy hitters.

TJ Dillashaw vs. Cody Garbrandt

MMA, Saturday, Nov. 4

Top Storyline: Bantamweight Championship

Another title fight will precede the Bisping-GSP battle, and this one might be even more exciting. TJ Dillashaw and Cody Garbrandt may be little dudes, but they are certainly two of the most badass brawlers in all of MMA.

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