College football schedule, contests 2018: What to watch in Week 7, TV channels, kickoff times

The leaves change color, conference stages become warmer and week 7 could be a huge turning point in the 2018 college football season. The week is crowned by three matches between ranked teams, including the cross-divisional confrontation between No. 2 Georgia and No. 13 LSU in Baton Rouge and No. 15 Wisconsin's visit to No. 12 Michigan.

In the west there is a key Pac-12 North-fighting at the Autzen Stadium in Eugene between No. 17 Oregon and No. 7 Washington.

Get ready for a busy week with this viewer's guide.

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The biggest games

No. 2 Georgia at no. 13 LSU, CBS, 3.30 pm: The Tigers return home last week after defeat against Florida, while the visiting Bulldogs remain undefeated and win a big victory over their resumption of the Playback College College. Two things to keep an eye on: Georgia's front seven against Nick Brossette and the LSU almost attack, and how Bulldogs coach Kirby Smart back-quarterback dilates Justin Fields in the game plan to keep Jake Fromm fresh and the LSU defense keep sharp.

No. 7 Washington at number 17 Oregon, ABC or ESPN, 3.30 pm: The ducks return to the grid after a week and are absolutely on guard for the visiting Huskies to stay in the Pac-12 North race. From a quarterback perspective it does not get much better than Justin Herbert from Oregon versus Jake Browning from Washington.

No. 15 Wisconsin at number 12 Michigan, ABC, 7:30 pm: It will be a battle of teams with one loss in Ann Arbor on Saturday night and could be an elimination game in the race for the Playoff game for the college. If you like old school football, this is for you. Badgers who ride back to Jonathan Taylor against the Wolverines defense will tell the story in a huge Big Ten game.

Other big games

Minnesota at No. 3 Ohio State, FS1, stream on FuboTV (free try) afternoon: The Dwayne Haskins Heisman Trophy campaign will take place Saturday against a Gophers defense that spends 324.2 yards per game – the third best in the conference. The Gophers have a losing streak with two games and there is no better time to come back on the winning track than orchestrate a big upset.

14 Florida on Vanderbilt, ESPN, afternoon: This game does not move the meter exactly, but it can be interesting if you like gambling. Fresh from a big win over LSU, the Gators are only 7-point favorites on the Commodores. Is there something we do not know? Because that line seems bizarre.

Pittsburgh at No. 5 Notre Dame, NBC, stream on FuboTV (try for free) 14:30: The victory over Virginia Tech brought the Fighting Irish to the top 5 and in the middle of the College Football Playoff race. The Panthers have just turned Syracuse off in the course of time and were able to put that confidence in their biggest game of the year. Could this be the week that the Fighting Irish get a test of a surprise threat?

State of Michigan on No. 10 Penn State, BTN, stream on FuboTV (try for free) 15:30: The Nittany Lions had a week off to recover from the loss to the state of Ohio, but can not sleep against an exciting Spartans team that just lost to Northwest. Trace McSorley was great in the second half against the Buckeyes and faces the worst pass defense of the Big Ten.

Baylor at number 9 Texas, ESPN, 3:30 pm: Will this be the ultimate disappointment for the Longhorns after Tom Herman's crew started the excitement of Oklahoma last week? Very softly, Bears coach Matt Rhule has developed a multidimensional running game in Waco that is so slow. Las Vegas says that this is a game with two touchdowns, but do not be surprised if it gets a bit closer.

Missouri at number 1 Alabama, ESPN, 7 p.m .: It will be a fight between two fantastic quarterbacks in Tuscaloosa when Tigers Star Drew Lock forms squares against Crimson Tide legend Tua Tagovailoa. Trevon Diggs & # 39; s injury left the Crimson Tide secondary relatively thin, which will put a lot of pressure on younger players to slow down Lock and the Tigers. Could this be the game that Tagovailoa should actually play in the fourth quarter?

6 West Virginia in Iowa State, FS1, stream on FuboTV (try for free) 7 hours: The Cyclones are fresh from an emphatic victory in Oklahoma State and return home with the hope of improving the Mountaineers and shaking up the Big 12-title race. Will Grier has established himself as one of the best Heisman contenders in the country and is a big reason why the Mountaineers are in the race for the Playoff competition. Cyclones signal caller Brock Purdy will have an even better performance than his five-touchdown last week.

No. 19 Colorado at USC, FS1, stream on FuboTV (free trial) 22:00: Colorado has quietly placed a 5-0 record and a road win over USC would not only be good for its resume, but also give the Buffaloes a key victory in the race for the Pac-12 South title. The Trojans had a week off after the nail biter in Arizona and can not afford to drop their second conference game of the year.

Keep an eye on …

  • Tennessee at number 21 Auburn, SEC Network, afternoon
  • Nebraska at Northwestern, ABC, noon
  • No. 10 UCF on Memphis, ABC or ESPN2, 3.30 pm.
  • No. 22 Texas A & M in South Carolina, SEC network, 3.30 pm.
  • UCLA at Cal, Pac-12 Networks, 7:00 PM