College Football: Week 7 Recap & Week 8 Projections
College Football has never been this exciting. Week 7 of the season was packed with a few surprising outcomes, major upsets and bizarre finishes.Advertisement
We saw smaller schools upsetting higher-ranked schools from power conferences. We saw some complex plays and fluky finishes. We even saw teams like Temple Owls crawl back into relevancy. Football traditionalists must have enjoyed games packed with solid defenses.
There’s no doubt that the highlight of the weekend came during the controversial finish between Spartans and Wolverines in Ann Arbor. In the most bizarre play in college football history, the punter dropped the ball and it was recovered by the Spartans, who sprinted all the way into the endzone to win the game just as time expired. The Wolverines are still recovering from what happened.
Week 7 also saw LSU defeat Florida with a neatly executed “fake” field goal. Also, Alabama regained some of its lost touch by cruising past Texas A&M. Baylor surged closer to the No 1 Rank – which Ohio State reclaimed after crushing Penn State 38-10.
Week 7 had something for everyone – and sowed the seeds for a mouthwatering Week 8.
Week 8 Matches to watch out for:
No 15 Texas A&M vs. No 24 Mississippi
This is the only match between Top 25 opponents in Week 8. Last week, the Aggies suffered their first defeat of the season (41-23) to the tenth-ranked Alabama. Meanwhile, the Rebels blew a 14-0 lead to Memphis before losing 37-24. Therefore, both teams enter the game with a lot to prove.
No 7 Utah Utes vs (Unseeded) USC Trojans
The 6-0 Utes are on a great run of late, having won each of their six games by at least six points. The 3-3 Trojans, on the other hand, have lost three of their last four. Despite what has transpired this season, Trojans have a 6-1 record against Utes at home, and have a shot at reviving their season.