CFB Week 7 Most Intriguing Matchups
Writers: Andrew Martin & Aaron Hendon
#10 Oklahoma State @ Texas
Where: Darrell K Royal Texas Memorial Stadium, Austin, TX
When: 11:00 AM on ABC
Line: OKST -7.0
Oklahoma State comes into their matchup in Austin as the 10th ranked team in the nation. Mason Rudolph looks to push them to 6-1 this week as they take on a huge BIG 12 road test. On the other end, Texas comes off a disappointing rivalry loss to OU, and looks to come back strong in week seven.
#9 Oklahoma @ Kansas State
Where: Bill Snyder Family Stadium, Manhattan, Kansas
When: 3:00 PM on FOX
Line: OKLA -14.0
Week six gave the Sooners a golden cowboy hat with their victory over the Longhorns in Dallas, but now they face a possible trap game on the road against the 3-3 wildcats. Baker Mayfield looks to continue his Heisman campaign and the Sooners playoff campaign in Manhattan, Kansas.
#24 LSU @ Ole Miss
Where: Vaught-Hemingway Stadium, Oxford, MS
When: 6:15 PM on ESPN
Line: LSU -7.0
It’s been a roller coaster few weeks for LSU as they’ve gone from losing to Troy at home, to two huge ranked SEC wins. After pulling off the upset on #10 Auburn last week, the Tigers look to improve to 6-2 in week seven.
Aaron: Ole Miss
#21 Auburn @ Arkansas
Where: Razorback Stadium, Fayetteville, AR
When: 6:30 PM on SECN
Line: AUB -15.5
It’s been a rough season for the Razorbacks so far, and after getting smoked 41-9 by Bama last week, they welcome the recently upset Auburn Tigers to town. Auburn of course comes in after a week six loss to LSU, and have dropped 11 spots in the polls. However, a road game win could be just what this team needs to get their momentum back.
#11 USC @ #13 Notre Dame
Where: Notre Dame Stadium, Notre Dame, IN
When: 6:30 PM on NBC
Line: ND -3.5
This promises to be the best game of week seven, as the 11th ranked Trojans hit the road to take on the Fighting Irish. This rivalry always gives us a thrilling finish year after year, and with season ending implications for both teams on the line this year, you can expect an even more intense atmosphere.
#2 Penn State Vs. #19 Michigan
Where: Beaver Stadium, University Park, PA
When: 6:30 PM on ABC
Line: PSU -9.5
It was a big weekend in the polls for Penn State as they finally broke through to the number two spot in the nation. However, they now have Harbaugh’s Wolverines coming to campus. Even though its been a tough year for Michigan, and they’re dealing with injuries, it is most certainly a game Penn State can’t look past.
Andrew: Penn State
Aaron: Penn State
#15 Washington State Vs. Colorado
Where: Martin Stadium, Pullman, WA
When: 9:45 PM on ESPN
Line: WSU -10.5
If you stayed up late enough on Saturday last week, you saw Washington State get completely dismantled by Cal 37-3. This game not only came as a shock, but came as a reality check to Leach and his Cougars. They now have no choice but to win out to have any chance at a New Year’s game, and it starts this week as they take on Colorado.
#18 Michigan State Vs. Indiana
Where: Spartan Stadium, East Lansing, MI
When: 2:30 PM on ABC
Line: MSU -7.0
Michigan State continues their surprisingly impressive year at 5-1 after a three point win over Minnesota last week. Now heading into week seven, they’re at home for their game against the air raid offense of Indiana. MSU is climbing the polls right now, and a win this week would almost guarantee them to move up even more.
Andrew: Andrew is taking Syracuse to cover the -16.5 spread of #8 Miami. After Syracuse’s gigantic upset over #2 Clemson at home last week, Andrew is going to ride their momentum and predict they will cover against a very impressive Miami team.
Aaron: Aaron is taking Louisville to cover the -6.5 spread against FSU. Even though FSU is sitting at 2-3 on the season, they’re still favorites against Lamar Jackson and the Cardinals.