Best of Week 11: Honoring Barry Sanders and Lamar Jackson, kicker celebrations and more

Week 11 has arrived, but you know what we’re really excited about this weekend? Lamar Jackson’s jersey retirement, that’s what. Oh, and the actual games of course, including Oklahoma-Baylor, Texas A&M-Ole Miss and NC State-Wake Forest. Could we see a few upsets? We’ll have to wait and see.

Come back here throughout the day for the latest results, reaction and revelry from throughout the land.

Game of the moment: No. 8 Oklahoma at No. 13 Baylor (noon ET, Fox)

Oklahoma ranks only eighth in the CFP rankings, but ESPN’s FPI still gives the Sooners a 59% chance of reaching the playoff, the third-best odds overall. There are three main reasons for that.

1. Carnage will unfold above them. At most, one of the three one-loss Big Ten East teams above OU will reach the finish line with one loss. Plus, if No. 1 Georgia and No. 2 Alabama win out, they would play each other in Atlanta in three weeks. That will give the Sooners plenty of chances to rise.

Read Bill Connelly’s Week 11 preview (ESPN+).

Full schedule: All teams | Top 25

It’s Barry Sanders Day!

Oklahoma State will honor its Heisman Trophy-winning legend with a statue and Ring of Honor celebration.

Lamar Jackson Day, too

In honor of Lamar Jackson’s No. 8 jersey being retired at Louisville, you now must proceed with caution.

Frankly, we’re on board with a yearly Lamar Jackson Day.

For everything regarding his jersey retirement, check this out.

It’s all fun and games

Josh Richardson kicked the winning field goal for NIU on Wednesday night, and we are not quite sure we have ever seen a kicker this hyped up before.

If you’re not listening to Taylor Swift and watching college football, then what else are you doing?

Pitt got an OT win vs. North Carolina in the pouring rain and was appropriately excited about it.

Who left Josh Vann alone with this amount of time for not just a nap, but some golf and a FaceTime call, among some other chores. We’ll see if it happens again this weekend.

This man needs a snack, OK?

All right, this was funny.

Latest threads

Michigan State is breaking out the neon uniforms.

And here are Oregon’s uniforms the Ducks will wear against Washington State.

For more on the best uniforms, check this out.

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