This article is part of our Start vs. Sit series.
I can't believe we're looking at the Week 11 slate already, but here we are with just three more weeks of the regular season to go and plenty to be decided.
For starters, it looks like the Pac-12 South could have a cluster of historic proportions the way things are going as all six teams are in contention for the division crown with no clear favorite. There might not be much clarity added to that situation this week with just one interdivisional matchup on tap (UCLA at Arizona State). Looking elsewhere we have plenty of matchups with major implications, like Fresno State at Boise State, Ohio State at Michigan State and even Northwestern at Iowa. Buckle up because things are going to get absolutely crazy from here in the college football landscape.
PLAYERS TO START
Ben Hicks, QB, SMU (at Connecticut)
I'm generally not a Hicks fan, but a matchup against UConn can change my opinion on just about anybody. The Huskies are dead last in defensive S&P+ overall, last against the pass in S&P+ and 129th against the run. They have also given up an FBS-high 26 passing touchdowns. Now, Hicks has actually settled in nicely to the new offense under Sonny Dykes after a slow start to the year. In his last three games – all of which were against respectable competition – Hicks is completing 56.3 percent of his passes for 937 yards, nine touchdowns and two interceptions.
Reggie Gallaspy II, RB, North