Week 7 might not be that exciting in here in Alabama, but there're some big college football games across the board.
Alabama at Kentucky – 6:00 p.m. ESPN 2
Western Carolina at Auburn – 1:00 p.m. PPV
UAB at FIU – 6:30 p.m. CSS
Samford at App State – 2:30 p.m.
Tennessee State at JSU – 3:00 p.m.
Miles at Central State - 1:30 p.m.
Top Games of the Week:
Oregon State at Washington State – 9:30 p.m. ESPNU
Oregon State dropped their season opener against Eastern Washington, but has won their last four. Washington State is much improved in year two of the Mike Leach era. So this should be a pretty entertaining game if you are up late on a Saturday night.
#14 South Carolina at Arkansas – 11:21 a.m. SEC Network
The big question in this one is…will Jadeveon Clowney sit it out or play? It's becoming a little bit of circus between Clowney and Spurrier, but South Carolina is still just a one loss team. The Razorbacks have lost their last three, but have shown a lot of fight under Bret Bielema.
#9 Texas A&M at Ole Miss – 7:30 p.m. ESPN
Ole Miss is finally back in Oxford and has to be feeling some desperation and urgency. Can the Rebels bounce back and upset Johnny Manziel and Texas A&M? Last week the Rebels couldn't stop Auburn's Nick Marshall…So how will they stop Johnny Manziel?
#19 Northwestern at Wisconsin – 2:30 p.m. ABC/ESPN 2
Can Northwestern bounce back after letting Ohio State come from behind last week? It's hard to get fired up for back to back games, and that might be the difference in this one.
#12 Oklahoma vs. Texas – 11:00 a.m. ABC
Rivalries like the Red River Shootout are reason why college football is so special. It was supposed to be a rebuilding year for the Sooners, and return to legitimacy for the Longhorns. Instead, Oklahoma has looked impressive all season, and Texas has resembled a dumpster fire. The question remains, can Mack Brown win his job back?
#15 Baylor at Kansas State – 2:30 p.m. FOX
Remember last year when Kansas State was a top team and Baylor upset their BCS Title hopes? Can the Wildcats get revenge? The bad news for K-State is…they're just not that good. Right now, Baylor is averaging over 70 points per game! I'm not sure anyone in the Big12 can stop the Bears.
#25 Missouri at #7 Georgia – 11:00 a.m. ESPN
Welcome to the SEC Missouri. The Tigers looked out of place last season, but could be a true contender in year two. Missouri is the last unbeaten team in the east, and has a real shot at taking control of the east this weekend. Georgia is beat up. The Bulldogs will be without their top three receivers, and could be starting their 3rd string running back. Still though, as long as Aaron Murray is under center, this team will be in the game.
#2 Oregon at #15 Washington – 3:00 p.m. FOX Sports 1
Washington gave Stanford all they wanted last week, but did they leave it all on the field? Will there be enough gas in the tank this week against that high octane Oregon attack? The good news for the Huskies is this one is being played in Washington, and the home crowd could give them a boost. But I think the only team that will be able to beat Oregon in the PAC12 is Stanford.
#17 Florida at #10 LSU – 2:30 p.m. CBS
This is a classic matchup of offense versus defense. Florida defense is extremely good, maybe the best in the country. Meanwhile, surprisingly LSU has a dominate offense. Both teams have a loss on the season, but Florida's loss was a nonconference, so it's important that they remain perfect in the SEC. This for years has been a classic series, and I think Saturday will be no different.
SEC & BCS Bowl Projection:
BCS National Championship: Alabama vs. Stanford
Sugar Bowl: Georgia vs. Louisville
Orange: Clemson vs. Fresno State
Fiesta: Baylor vs. Florida State
Rose: Oregon vs. Ohio State
Capital One: LSU vs. Michigan
Cotton: Texas A&M vs. Oklahoma
Outback: South Carolina vs. Northwestern
Chick-Fil-a: Auburn vs. Miami
Gator: Florida vs. Wisconsin
Music City: Ole Miss vs. Maryland
Liberty: Missouri vs. East Carolina
BBVA Compass: Vanderbilt vs. Rutgers
Independence: Mississippi State vs. Pitt
Marcus Mariota – Playing at Washington
Tajh Boyd – Playing Boston College
Aaron Murray – Playing Missouri
Johnny Manziel – Playing at Arkansas
Jameis Winston – Off Week
Teddy Bridgewater – Played last night. Completed 67.7% of his pass for 310 yards with 2 touchdowns and 1 interception.
Bryce Petty – Playing at Kansas State
Brett Hundley – Playing California
AJ McCarron – Playing at Kentucky
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