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What to watch for: College Football Week 7

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Week 7 might not be that exciting in here in Alabama, but there're some big college football games across the board.

Local Lineup:

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.

BSC head coach: Eddie Garfinkle on Alabama Tonight

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.    

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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

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Heisman Watch:

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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