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October 21, 2017

College Football Week 7.

by Larry Leek

With week #7 upon us and so it’s time to get ready for yet another GREAT weekend of college football. There are some NICE games and WOYSM will take a look at some of the biggest games and what the end result could mean IF anything. So get you party favors together, warm up the recliner and GET READY for some FOOTBALL!!!!

 

How can you NOT start out with the game up in Ann Arbor, MI. ?  The #2 Penn St. Nittany Lions at the #8 Michigan Wolverines in a huge Big 10 matchup. The 5-1 Wolverines are trying to get back in the playoff hunt and what better way than to knock the nations #2 team out of it? The Wolverines offense will have to bring it this weekend if the are expecting to pull off the upset. But don’t think for a minute it’s not possible. Michigan’s only loss came at the hands of rival Michigan St. and last week they barely squeaked by the Indiana Hoosiers 27-20 in overtime and if the Wolverines offense is not up to the challenge the Nittany Lions could run away with this one. Penn St. has averaged 39.7 ppg. while the Wolverines have averaged 27.8 per game, almost 12 full pts. per game difference also another big difference the other way, Michigan has played 2-teams that are or have been ranked, while Penn St. hasn’t played any, SO the Wolverines will be a HUGE test for the virtually untested Nittany Lions. A MUST SEE GAME….

 

In a game that really DOES NOT have much implications other than the fact that the Texas Longhorns are playing for next year and also looking to attract recruits and the #16 Oklahoma St. Cowboys who started the season with high hopes for a playoff spot are now just trying to survive in the top 25. BUT it could prove to be a GREAT game mainly because there is the possibility of an upset here. The Longhorns have looked pretty good as of late and appear to be getting better as the season goes by.  They have beaten Kansas St. and Iowa St. and last week they almost upset the #11 Oklahoma Sooners before finally falling 29-24. They also played #13 USC to within a field goal, nearly upsetting the Trojans in a game where it took USC 2-OT’s to pull out the win. The Cowboys on the other hand have looked unbeatable at times and thus far their only kink came at the hands of TCU who handed them their only loss. but if you look closer, most of their wins have been against virtual no bodies like Tulsa, S. Alabama, Pittsburgh and Baylor. Their ONLY decent win came against Texas Tech. So don’t be surprised it the Longhorns take this one. This is YET another MUST SEE GAME….

 

 

 

Speaking of the Iowa St. Cyclones and the Texas Tech Red Raiders both of these teams have looked good at times this year. The Cyclones pulled off a nice upset a couple of weeks ago when they beat #11 Oklahoma and last week they blew out a BAD Kansas team 45-0. Now they get a chance to beat Texas Tech in what would be yet another upset for the Cyclones. The Red Raiders have had some pretty nice wins with their 2-losses coming at the hands of Oklahoma St. and W. Virginia last weekend 46-35. This game has ZERO implications but it promises to be a NICE game to watch between 2-decent teams

 

EVERYONE remembers what happened to #6 Clemson (Formally #2) last Friday night when they ran into a buzz saw against the 3-3 Syracuse Orange as Syracuse won the game 27-24. This weekend they focus their attention on the #3 Miami Hurricanes. The BIG question is, can the Orange pull off the BIG upset 2-weeks in a row? To be honest, My Sports Mind would have to say no even though the Hurricanes have shown signs of being vulnerable at times. Many felt they should have beat Florida St. by more than 4 pts. but they did manage to beat them on the road, but the difference could be the fact that Syracuse beat Clemson in front of their home crowd, now they must try to do it on the road which will be much tougher. Either way make sure to add this game to your schedule, It could wind up being a nail biter, especially for Hurricane fans.

 

 

 

The unranked Indiana Hoosiers will try to be the spoilers again at the #21 Michigan St. Spartans. Last weekend the Hoosiers nearly pulled off the upset against #8 Michigan at home before losing in overtime 27-20. They did manage to beat #25 Virginia in week 2 on the road when Virginia was unranked, but they were no match for #2 Penn St. or #9 Ohio St. on the road. The Spartans only loss thus far this season came against Notre Dame at home, since then they have won their last 3-games against Iowa, Michigan and last week at Minnesota 30-27. This game could wind up being a blow out, but you never know it definitely has the possible makings of a GREAT game and a possible upset which is why you don’t want to miss out….

 

 

The #13 USC Trojans at the #15 Notre Dame Fighting Irish should be a classic and one you will kick yourself if you miss. It’s one of those rare 7:30 PM starts for the Trojans, so you won’t have to stay up late to catch it. The Trojans have had some nice wins this season against teams like Stanford, California and last week at home against Utah in a close one 28-27. Their only loss this season so far came at the hands of #19 Washington St. The Irish will also prove to be a tough opponent for the Trojans, they handed #21 Michigan St. their only loss of the season and also played a great game against #5 Georgia even though they lost by only 1 pt. Last week they had an easy time with North Carolina getting the win 33-10. So here is yet another GREAT game, so DON’T miss it.

Check this weekends schedule below for other GREAT matchups and Enjoy your football weekend.

SO Whats On Your Sports Mind about this subject?

Thursday, October 19

MATCHUP RESULT PASSING LEADER RUSHING LEADER RECEIVING LEADER

Memphis

MEM 42, HOU 38 R. Ferguson 471 D. Birden 106 A. Miller 178

Louisiana

ARST 47, ULL 3 J. Hansen 275 J. Hansen 121 B. Mack 65

Friday, October 20

MATCHUP TIME  (ET) NAT TV LOCATION TICKETS

Western Kentucky

6:00 PM CBSSN S.B. Ballard Stadium, Norfolk, VA 29 tickets from $7

Marshall

7:00 PM ESPN2
WatchESPN
Floyd Stadium, Murfreesboro, TN 11 tickets from $13

Air Force

9:30 PM CBSSN Mackay Stadium, Reno, NV 68 tickets from $12

Colorado State

10:15 PM ESPN2
WatchESPN
Dreamstyle Stadium, Albuquerque, NM 19 tickets from $19

Saturday, October 21

 

 

MATCHUP

TIME  (ET) NAT TV LOCATION TICKETS

Maryland

12:00 PM FOX Camp Randall Stadium, Madison, WI 101 tickets from $44

#16Oklahoma State

12:00 PM ABC
WatchESPN
Royal Texas Memorial Stadium, Austin, TX 1,170 tickets from $5

Tulsa

12:00 PM ESPNU
WatchESPN
Rentschler Field, East Hartford, CT 469 tickets from $16

Akron

12:00 PM ESPN3 Glass Bowl, Toledo, OH 42 tickets from $14

Iowa

12:00 PM ESPN2
WatchESPN
Ryan Field, Evanston, IL 643 tickets from $32

Purdue

12:00 PM High Point Solutions Stadium, Piscataway, NJ 52 tickets from $46

Louisville

12:00 PM ESPN
WatchESPN
Doak Campbell Stadium, Tallahassee, FL 1,054 tickets from $8

Idaho

12:00 PM SECN
WatchESPN
Memorial Stadium/Faurot Field, Columbia, MO 266 tickets from $22

Iowa State

12:00 PM FS1 Jones AT&T Stadium, Lubbock, TX 483 tickets from $29

Temple

12:00 PM CBSSN Michie Stadium, West Point, NY 85 tickets from $38

Pittsburgh

12:20 PM ACCNE Wallace Wade Stadium, Durham, NC 703 tickets from $3

Boston College

12:30 PM ACCNE Scott Stadium, Charlottesville, VA 454 tickets from $20

Troy

2:00 PM ESPN3 Georgia State Stadium, Atlanta, GA 35 tickets from $37

Kent State

2:00 PM ESPN3 Peden Stadium, Athens, OH 29 tickets from $13

Northern Illinois

2:00 PM ESPN3 Doyt Perry Stadium, Bowling Green, OH 38 tickets from $7

Western Michigan

2:00 PM ESPN3 Rynearson Stadium, Ypsilanti, MI 113 tickets from $6

Buffalo

2:30 PM ESPN3 Yager Stadium, Oxford, OH 95 tickets from $7

Central Michigan

3:00 PM ESPN3 Scheumann Stadium, Muncie, IN 17 tickets from $17

Tennessee

3:30 PM CBS Bryant-Denny Stadium, Tuscaloosa, AL 503 tickets from $58

Syracuse

#3Miami

3:30 PM ESPN
WatchESPN
Hard Rock Stadium, Miami, FL 1,433 tickets from $6

North Carolina

3:30 PM ESPN2
WatchESPN
Lane Stadium, Blacksburg, VA 220 tickets from $44

Indiana

3:30 PM ABC
WatchESPN
Spartan Stadium , East Lansing, MI 194 tickets from $51

#20UCF

#24Navy

3:30 PM CBSSN Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium, Annapolis, MD 222 tickets from $23

Coastal Carolina

3:30 PM ESPN3 Kidd Brewer Stadium, Boone, NC 35 tickets from $52

Georgia Southern

3:30 PM Warren McGuirk Alumni Stadium, Amherst, MA 36 tickets from $27

Arizona State

3:30 PM FS1 Rice-Eccles Stadium, Salt Lake City, UT 107 tickets from $32

Illinois

3:30 PM TCF Bank Stadium, Minneapolis, MN 505 tickets from $29

#9Oklahoma

4:00 PM FOX Bill Snyder Family Stadium, Manhattan, KS 610 tickets from $12

#22Kentucky

4:00 PM SECN
WatchESPN
Davis Wade Stadium, Starkville, MS 231 tickets from $18

Oregon

4:00 PM Rose Bowl, Pasadena, CA 1,196 tickets from $22

SMU

4:00 PM ESPNU
WatchESPN
Nippert Stadium, Cincinnati, OH 546 tickets from $16

Louisiana Monroe

5:00 PM ESPN3 Ladd-Peebles Stadium, Mobile, AL 62 tickets from $5

North Texas

5:00 PM ESPN3 FAU Football Stadium, Boca Raton, FL 709 tickets from $5

Utah State

6:00 PM Sam Boyd Stadium, Las Vegas, NV 172 tickets from $16

UAB

6:30 PM McColl-Richardson Field, Charlotte, NC 14 tickets from $21

#12South Florida

7:00 PM ESPN2
WatchESPN
Yulman Stadium, New Orleans, LA 205 tickets from $8

Southern Mississippi

7:00 PM Joe Aillet Stadium, Ruston, LA 106 tickets from $6

Rice

7:00 PM Alamodome, San Antonio, TX 152 tickets from $17

BYU

7:00 PM CBSSN Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium, Greenville, NC 553 tickets from $4

LSU

7:15 PM ESPN
WatchESPN
Vaught-Hemingway Stadium, Oxford, MS 733 tickets from $44

#8Michigan

7:30 PM ABC
WatchESPN
Beaver Stadium, University Park, PA 118 tickets from $336

#13USC

7:30 PM NBC Notre Dame Stadium, Notre Dame, IN 318 tickets from $170

#18Auburn

7:30 PM SECN
WatchESPN
Razorback Stadium, Fayetteville, AR 1,404 tickets from $5

Wake Forest

7:30 PM ESPNU
WatchESPN
Bobby Dodd Stadium, Atlanta, GA 382 tickets from $12

Kansas

#10TCU

8:00 PM FOX Amon G. Carter Stadium, Fort Worth, TX 1,003 tickets from $11

West Virginia

8:00 PM McLane Stadium, Waco, TX 458 tickets from $19

Arizona

8:00 PM Memorial Stadium , Berkeley, CA 946 tickets from $6

Wyoming

10:15 PM ESPN2
WatchESPN
Albertsons Stadium, Boise, ID 425 tickets from $31

Fresno State

10:30 PM CBSSN SDCCU Stadium, San Diego, CA 248 tickets from $25

Colorado

10:45 PM ESPN
WatchESPN 
Martin Stadium, Pullman, WA 270 tickets from $35

Rankings Provided By WOYSM College Football Top 25.

 

 

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