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Arkansas quarterback KJ Jefferson (1) throws during the second half of an NCAA college football game against Texas A&M on Saturday September 24, 2022 in Arlington, Texas. A&M won 23-21.

Here’s our weekly power rankings of BYU football opponents with a look at their schedules and matches.

1. Oregon No. 12 (5-1, 3-0 Pac-12)

Latest results: Bo Nix passed for 265 yards and three touchdowns to lead No. 12 Oregon to a 49-22 win over Arizona.

Game enabled: Goodbye

What’s new? Since dropping their opener against Georgia, the Ducks are 5-0. … Oregon’s next game is Oct. 22 against No. 11 UCLA.

2. Notre Dame (3-2)

Latest results: The Irish rolled in nearly 500 yards of offense and took a 25-6 lead against No. 16 BYU but needed a key fourth save in the final three minutes of a 28-20 victory .

Game enabled: Saturday vs. Stanford (1-4, 0-4 Pac-12), 5:30 p.m. MT (NBC)

What’s new? Tight end Michael Mayer caught 11 passes for 118 yards and two touchdowns in the win over BYU. … Notre Dame leads the overall series with Stanford 21-13 and has won three straight games averaging 24.3 points per game.

3. Baylor (3-2, 1-1 Big 12)

Latest results: Goodbye

Game enabled: Thursday at West Virginia (2-3, 0-2 Big 12), 5 p.m. MT (FS1)

What’s new? West Virginia’s last game was a 38-20 loss to Texas on October 1. … The Mountaineers lead the series with Baylor 6-4 but the Bears won last year at Waco 45-20.

4. Arkansas (3-3, 1-3 SEC West)

Latest results: Playing without injured quarterback KJ Jefferson, the Razorbacks couldn’t trail 23rd Mississippi State in a 40-17 loss.

Game enabled: Saturday at BYU (4-2), 1:30 p.m. MT (ESPN)

What’s new? Arkansas backup quarterback Malik Hornsby threw for 234 yards and a touchdown on just eight completions and rushed for 114 yards on just eight carries against Mississippi State, but also threw two interceptions. … These are the first meetings for the Razorbacks and the Cougars.

5. Freedom (5-1)

Latest results: Jonathan Bennett threw two touchdown passes and Liberty ran for four scores in a 42-24 rout of UMass.

Game enabled: Saturday vs. Gardner-Webb (2-4, 1-0 Big South)

What’s new? Gardner-Webb rushed for 306 yards and posted his first league shutout since 2004 with a 48-0 Big South win over Robert Morris. … This will be the first meeting between the Flames and the Colonials.

6. Boise State (4-2, 3-0 MWC Mountain)

Latest results: George Holani rushed for 157 yards and caught a touchdown pass in a 40-20 win over Fresno State.

Game enabled: Goodbye

What’s new? Ashton Jeanty added 109 rushing yards and a pair of touchdowns for the Broncos in the win over Fresno State. … Boise State’s next game is Oct. 22 at the Air Force.

7. East Carolina (3-3, 1-2 AAC)

Latest results: East Carolina went scoreless in the second half of their 24-9 loss to Tulane.

Game enabled: Saturday vs. Memphis (4-2, 2-1 AAC), 5:30 p.m. MT (ESPNU)

What’s new? Brandon Thomas ran for two scores and Memphis scored all of their points in the final 17 minutes in a 24-3 win over Tempe. … East Carolina leads the overall series with the Tigers 16-8 and has won the last two meetings, including 30-29 last season at Memphis.

8. Stanford (1-4, 0-4 Pac-12)

Latest results: Tre’Shaun Harrison caught a 56-yard touchdown pass from Ben Gulbranson with 13 seconds left to lift Oregon State past the Cardinal 28-27.

Game enabled: Saturday at Notre Dame (3-2), 5:30 p.m. MT (NBC)

What’s new? Notre Dame racked up nearly 500 yards of offense and made a critical fourth save late in their 28-20 win over BYU. … The Irish lead the series with Stanford 21-13, the Cardinal’s last victory dating back to 2017 (38-20 at Stanford Stadium).

9. Wyoming (4-3, 2-1 MWC Mountain)

Latest results: Andrew Peasley threw a pair of touchdown passes to Treyton Welch as Wyoming beat New Mexico 27-14.

Game enabled: Goodbye

What’s new? Cameron Settle’s 38-yard interception return for a score capped Wyoming’s win over New Mexico. … The Cowboys’ next game is Oct. 22 against Utah State.

10. Utah State (2-4, 1-1 MWC Mountain)

Latest results: Quarterback Cooper Legas scored two of those three touchdowns in the fourth quarter to help Utah State edge past the Air Force 34-27.

Game enabled: Saturday at Colorado State (1-4, 1-0 MWC Mountain), 5 p.m. MT (CBSSN)

What’s new? The Rams’ Michael Boyle threw the game-winning field goal on an untimed stoppage late in a 17-14 win over Nevada. … Colorado State leads the overall series with Utah State 39-36-2 but the Aggies have won the last three meetings, including a 26-24 win at Logan last season.

11. South Florida (1-5, 0-2 AAC)

Latest results: The Bulls led No. 24 Cincinnati three times, including 24-21 early in the fourth quarter, but couldn’t hold on in a 28-24 loss.

Game enabled: Saturday vs. Tulane (5-1, 2-0 AAC), 2 p.m. MT (ESPNU)

What’s new? Michael Pratt threw for 326 yards and two touchdowns while running for a third as the Green Wave outscored East Carolina 24-9. … Tulane leads the overall series with South Florida 2-1, winning last year at New Orleans 45-14.

12. Utah Tech (1-4, 0-1 WAC)

Latest results: Goodbye

Game enabled: Saturday at Northern Iowa (2-4, 2-2 MVC), 3 p.m. MT

What’s new? UNI moved into Illinois State territory in the final minute of play but were left empty in a 23-21 loss. … This is the first meeting between Utah Tech and Northern Iowa.



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