NCAA Football: Week 7 Game Rankings
Let's rank the top games of the week.
5. Rutgers at #8 Louisville - 7:30 PM ET, ESPN (Thursday)
Always beware of the Thursday night trap game. And that's exactly what this is for Louisville. Rutgers is a solid football team, and if the Cardinals don't come out ready to play, they may let this team hang around much longer than they want them to. The Scarlet Knights did need three overtimes to knock off SMU, but they're talented enough to give the eighth-ranked team in the country a scare here.
4. #12 Oklahoma at Texas - 12 PM ET, ABC
It's hard to believe that this could be Mack Brown's last appearance in a Red River Rivalry game. But unless Texas wins this game and keeps on winning, I can't see that changing. The Longhorns have won two in a row, so let's give them credit for that. As for them winning this game though, their chances are slim. The Sooner defense should be able to shut down Texas, and on the offensive side of the ball, Blake Bell will make enough plays to give Oklahoma a double-digit victory.
3. #17 Florida at #10 LSU - 3:30 PM ET, CBS
The previous three games for the Gators are nothing compared to their next three. After rolling over Tennessee, Kentucky, and Arkansas, the men from the Swamp must now focus on LSU, Missouri, and Georgia. We're about to find out just how good Tyler Murphy is at quarterback in these next three outings. LSU will likely prove to be too tough defensively for this Gator offense to crack.
2. #25 Missouri at #7 Georgia - 12 PM ET, ESPN
Florida-LSU might be the bigger name game in the SEC this weekend, but Missouri-Georgia is the most intriguing game. James Franklin (the player) has led the Tigers to a 5-0 start, however, some still question whether they are for real. Everyone will find out that they are for real when they go to Athens and beat Georgia on Saturday. Yep, I said it. The injuries will catch up to Mark Richt's team, and the defense won't be able to slow down Franklin's offensive assault. Missouri shocks the world and moves to 6-0.
1. #2 Oregon at #16 Washington - 4 PM ET, FOX Sports 1
Oregon, as usual, is putting up ridiculous numbers on offense. But there's no doubt that this will be their toughest challenge of the season thus far. The Huskies are coming off of a tough loss at Stanford, and they'll be prepared for the challenge. It wouldn't surprise me to see Washington keep this close the entire way, but it also wouldn't surprise me if Oregon scored 60 in a blowout.
Which game are you looking forward to most this weekend in college football?