College Football Week Seven: Five Days of Football

David HedlindAnalyst IIOctober 14, 2009

LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 29:  Runningback Armando Allen #5 of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish rushes the ball agianst the USC Trojans during the game at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on November 29, 2008 in Los Angeles, California. The Trojans defeated the Fighting Irish 38-3.  (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Week Seven

Tuesday, Oct. 13

Arkansas State at Louisiana Monroe

So the game is going as I write this. Did anyone really notice? ULM actually sits atop the Sun Belt while Arkansas State is looking for their first Sun Belt win.


Wednesday, Oct. 14

Boise State at Tulsa

Tulsa has their high powered offense while Boise State has a stout defense. One has to give. My guess is Tulsa won’t be able to move the ball as easily as they have in other games.

If they can, Tulsa may still pose a threat to Boise State going undefeated since this game is at Tulsa instead of on the blue.


Thursday, Oct. 15

Cincinnati at South Florida

Big East tilt of undefeated, ranked teams. Remember at the start of the season when the Big East had no ranked teams?


Friday, Oct. 16

Pitt at Rutgers

Back to back days of Big East football. This one may be a little less prestigious though. Rutgers isn’t quite up to the preseason hype that was going on. Pitt, I think, may be doing better than people thought.


Saturday, Oct. 17

Wake Forest at Clemson

I am not sure exactly what to make of this matchup. Wake is on top of the division and Clemson is in the middle, but everything can change quickly in the ACC.


Oklahoma vs. Texas

The Red River Rivalry/Shootout: I don’t feel as excited about this one this year, but I am not normally a fan of either team.

I am sure it will still be pretty good but with Oklahoma having already lost a couple it just doesn’t seem the same.


Iowa at Wisconsin

Iowa is the only undefeated team in the Big Ten. Wisconsin only has one loss. Iowa has been lucky a few times this season in winning. This should prove a good test for them.


Army at Temple

I know most of you are probably thinking I am crazy to include it, but Army is actually doing well enough that they could be playing for a bowl this season. I want to see it just because. Temple is playing well in the MAC so it could be a good matchup.


Arkansas at Florida

Arkansas caught a ranked Auburn last week causing some questions about how good both teams truly may be.

It was also an unranked team from the SEC West that beat a top ranked Florida at Florida last season.


Texas Tech at Nebraska

I honestly haven’t seen much from either team this season so I am not sure how to talk about the matchup. I do know Nebraska is a contender for the Big XII North and Texas Tech is really only one game back in the South.


USC at Notre Dame

Some thought USC was vulnerable this year. They might be, but the defense that everyone questioned is looking just as strong as ever. Notre Dame has improved but has struggled to get the record they have. Weis could be getting a hot seat.


Minnesota at Penn State 

Both these teams only have one conference loss. So the loser probably has no chance, while the winner could still contend for the Big Ten title.


Marshall at West Virginia

I don’t know for a fact but I swear I remember something about West Virginia winning every game in this series. Marshall is actually playing pretty strong this season. While that may be good in the MAC I don’t know how they will do against the Mountaineers.


Central Michigan at Western Michigan

Most thought this would be the top of the MAC West and it may still turn out that way. The winner likely will be the West champ at seasons end.


Hawaii at Idaho

Idaho has been a surprise team this season and Hawaii is not quite the same team on the road.


Virginia Tech at Georgia Tech

Probably the most highly anticipated ACC game of the season. At least I know I have been waiting for it.


Stanford at Arizona

The Pac 10 looks pretty competitive, and these two are in the mix. Both are one loss back so the loser may be out.


South Carolina at Alabama

Ranked SEC opponents. I am not anticipating many points in this game. Could be a brief stay in the rankings for South Carolina or we may see a massive jump.


Missouri at Oklahoma State

Many thought Missouri would fall off this year, and up to now they have surprised with only one loss. People expected Oklahoma State to compete for the Big XII and they are very much still in it as well.

After this one someone maybe looking at long odds to get back in the mix.


Washington at Arizona State

I have never seen a more lucky play, or now controversial, than the Washington interception for a win against Arizona last week. Washington has been a surprising team but has yet to win on the road.


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