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Top Ten Games of Week 7

10. Iowa 4-1 @ Indiana 4-2: 

  • Iowa has won six of the last 7 meetings, including 3 of the last 4 in Bloomington!
  • The Hawks head east after 48-31 victory over the Golden Gophers, while the Hoosiers will try to recover from a 49-26 drubbing by the Buckeyes!
  • TV: ESPN 2 11:00; Favorite: Iowa -6

9. Pitt 3-3 @ ND 6-0:

  • Last time the Panthers were @ Notre Dame Stadium, they were 4-4 and the Irish were ranked 4th, Pitt almost pulled the year’s (2012) biggest upset, falling 29-26!
  • These teams first met in 1909, ND has won 4 of the last 5 meetings, the Home team is 4-2, and the Irish won the most recent meeting (2015), 42-30!
  • TV: NBC 1:30; Favorite: ND -21

8. Texas A&M 4-2 @ South Carolina 3-2:

  • While the Aggies have lost 2 of their first 6 games, it should be noted, those losses were to 6-0 Clemson, 28-26 & 6-0 Alabama 45-23.
  • That said, the Gamecocks will have met the Aggies in each of the last 5 seasons, losing all four games they have played trough 2017. South Carolina’s losses this year were to 6-0 Georgia, 41-17 & 5-1 Kentucky, 24-10
  • TV: SEC Network 2:30 Favorite: Texas A&M-2

7. Hawaii 6-1 @ BYU 3-3:

  • Hawaii is the surprise team @ the mid-point of the 2018 season, no one predicted the type of success that have enjoyed in their 1st seven games.
  • BYU is 22-8 vs the Rainbow Warriors, including 4 straight wins, Hawaii is 1-10 since 1993 vs BYU!
  • TV: ESPN 2 9:15 Favorite: BYU -11.5

6. UCF 5-0 @ Memphis 4-2:

  • Memphis won the 1st meeting in 1990, but has now lost 11 straight to the Knights, including 2 games in 2017, 40-13 in the regular season and in the AAC Championship.
  • These teams met for the AAC Championship in 2017, one of the season’s best games with the Tigers falling, 62-55, in 2 overtimes!
  • TV: ABC/ESPN 2 2:30 Favorite: Central Florida -4

5. Colorado 5-0 @ USC 3-2:

  • The Trojans are 7-0 vs Colorado in P-12 play & 12-0 all-time vs the Buffs
  • The average score in these 12 wins is/was 35-14 and while Colorado is 5-0 this season (2018), their only road win is vs 0-5 Nebraska, 33-28, and @ home vs UCLA, 38-16, who has not won a game this season (0-5), in-state rival, Colorado State (2-4), 45-13, and an FCS team, New Hampshire, 45-14. Their only quality win this season is vs Arizona State, 28-21.
  • TV: FS1 9:30 Favorite: USC -7

4. Michigan State 3-2 @ Penn State 4-1:

  • Last year PSU was winning 14-7, then came a 3.5 hour weather delay, and with the score tied at 24, a walk off FG by the Spartans settled the affair, 27-24.
  • Last time MSU was in Happy Valley (2016), the Spartans led 12-10 @ half time, were outscored 35 to nothing in the 2nd half, and experienced a 45-12 drubbing!
  • TV: BTN 2:30 Favorite: PSU -14.5

3. Washington 5-1 @ Oregon 4-1:

  • Last year Washington’s, Jake Browning set a school record with 6 TD passes leading the Huskies to a, 38-3, victory over the Ducks.
  • Oregon had won 12 straight games in this series before dropping the last 2 games.
  • TV: ABC 2:30 Favorite: Washington -3.5

2. Wisconsin 4-1 @ Michigan 4-1:

  • The Home team has won 8 of the last 9 games in this series.
  • UM is 6-2 vs UW when both teams are ranked
  • TV: ABC 6:30 Favorite: Michigan -6.5

1. Georgia 6-0 @ LSU 5-1:

  • Last time these teams met was in 2013, a 44-41, Georgia win in Athens, GA
  • 2009 was the last time the Tigers hosted the Bulldogs, a 20-13 win in Baton Rouge
  • TV: CBS 2:30 Favorite: Georgia -7

 

 

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