Bold predictions for college football's Week 11 have Alabama and LSU on upset alert

The fourth quarter of the college football season has arrived and that means the games get bigger and the pressure ramps up higher than at any point of the campaign.

As the season heads toward the final weeks, the urgency of the College Football Playoff and conference races cause teams to raise their level of play – or stumble close to the finish line.  

That's why we're here to make sense of things. The USA TODAY Sports college football staff — Scooby Axson, Jace Evans, Paul Myerberg, Erick Smith, Eddie Timanus and Dan Wolken — weigh in with bold predictions for Week 11 of the college football season:

In what serves as an SEC West eliminator for Alabama, the Crimson Tide will bounce back against Ole Miss on the road. 

There is nothing that they did in the overtime loss against LSU that would give their fans confidence, as they still are undisciplined and are not balanced at all in their offensive attack. 

But they still have Heisman winner Bryce Young on the roster. When the Ole Miss running game is on, nobody has been able to stop them, so the Crimson Tide’s focus defensively will be on that.

Look for Alabama to win a back-and-forth contest and keep their slim division hopes alive. -- Scooby Axson

TCU has been one of the more incredible stories of the 2022 college football season, ripping off a 9-0 start under first-year coach Sonny Dykes to rise all the way to No. 4 in the coaches poll and the College Football Playoff rankings. 

The magic finally runs out Saturday when the Horned Frogs travel to No. 18 Texas for a night game at what should be a raucous Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium.