Top 5 Games To Watch In Week 7 Of 2017 College Football Season

There aren’t many top-25 matchups in Week 7…

In fact, there aren’t any (if you’re looking at the AP Top 25) — if you can believe that.

That could mean good news for top-25ers, or it could mean fans are in store for a crazy week in college football (kind of like what happened last week when the Oklahoma Sooners and Michigan Wolverines both lost to unranked opponents, and the College Football Playoff picture got all kinds of crazy in the process).

Nonetheless, here are five games that college football fans might want to check out this weekend. Despite the fact that the Week 7 slate is lacking in top-25 matchups, these games, if nothing else, are intriguing on paper.

No. 24 Texas Tech vs. West Virginia
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If you’re a fan of quarterback battles, then you’re going to love this contest. Yes, the West Virginia Mountaineers might already have two losses on the season, but that doesn’t take away from the fact that QB Will Grier can make it rain out on the football field, and he has 1,740 passing yards and 16 touchdown passes to prove it.

As for the Texas Tech Red Raiders, QB Nic Shimonek has 1,811 passing yards and 14 TD passes.

This contest could realistically go either way, but hopefully both quarterbacks are firing on all cylinders, and fans get witness a high-scoring affair in the process.

No. 10 Auburn vs. LSU
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College football can be very unpredictable at times.

Case in point: The LSU Tigers lost (at home!) to the Troy Trojans on Sept 30. The very next week … LSU knocked off the Florida Gators, who were ranked in the top 25 at the time, in the Swamp.

Next up, LSU will get the Auburn Tigers, a team that is still in play for a spot in the College Football Playoff, at home. Wouldn’t that be something, and just further the case of how weird things get in this sport, if LSU pulled off the victory?

Georgia Tech vs. No. 11 Miami
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Why should fans watch this ballgame? For starters, the Miami Hurricanes appear to be national title contenders again, and they have the top-15 ranking and perfect record to prove it.

Also, the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets are undefeated in the ACC at 2-0, and their lone loss came in the first game of the season against the Tennessee Volunteers. For all it’s worth, Georgia Tech lost that battle by one point in double overtime.

Utah vs. No. 13 USC
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Admittedly, this contest would have been a lot better on paper if the Utah Utes didn’t drop a game last weekend, which resulted in them getting booted out of the AP Top 25.

With that said, Utah is ranked in the Coaches Poll, which means, if you can believe it, this contest will be played against top-25ers, the only one of its kind this week.

Utah and the USC Trojans also both have a loss in Pac-12 play, and another defeat could spell doom for either team.

No. 12 Oklahoma vs. Texas
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Anything could happen in the Red River Rivalry. ANYTHING.

With that in mind, here are some important things to note entering this clash: (1) The Oklahoma Sooners are coming off of their first loss of the season, which, unexpectedly (to say the least), came against the Iowa State Cyclones at home. (2) The Texas Longhorns have two losses in 2017. (3) While Oklahoma remains a College Football Playoff contender, it’s Texas who has the perfect 2-0 record in the Big 12.