Welcome to the 7th week of the always unpredictable football season 2020.
We know that great games are happening! We just don’t always know who will play them.
Speaking of which, the biggest game of the young season awaits us when No. 3 Georgia visits No. 2, Alabama at 8 p.m.
In the meantime, we will conduct for you all this right here, as well as great performances, turns of bagpipes and mascots.
25 best games
All times are eastern; lines kindly provided by Caesars Sportsbook
№ 1 Clemson (-27) at Georgia Tech, noon, ABC / ESPN program
Pittsburgh, No. 13, Miami (-13), noon, ACC Network / ESPN
No. 15 Auburn (-3) in South Carolina, noon, ESPN / ESPN application
№ 18, Tennessee (-6.5), Kentucky, noon, SEC Network / ESPN application
Louisville at No. 4 Notre Dame (-16.5), 2:30 p.m., NBC
№ 11 Texas A&M (-5) in Mississippi, 4, ESPN / ESPN application
No. 5, North Carolina (-13.5) Florida, 7:30 a.m., ESPN / ESPN
No. 3 Georgia at No. 2 Alabama (-5), 8, CBS
Boston College at № 23 Virginia, Technology (-13), ACC Network / ESPN
Coastal Carolina 30, No. 21, Louisiana 27
The previous two weeks, the Ragin ‘Cajuns had close challenges against Georgia and Georgia South, and finally caught up with them against coastal Carolina, who are now 4-0. Louisiana didn’t play a particularly bad game; it was just one of those games in which the last one was going to win and Coastal was going to win. Although dreams of a pristine season in Louisiana have disappeared, there is still enough season to end on top of the conference. “Harry Lyles Jr.”
No 17 SMU 37, Tulane 34
The all-or-nothing performance gave enough of everyone – seven 30+ yard wins – to keep Sonny Dykes’ Mustangs undefeated. SMU overcame four different deficits, and both teams missed long field goals in the final minute of regulation before intercepting Brandon Crossley’s overtime set the winning goal on the field. Four different receivers caught at least one pass for 40 yards, and three finished for at least 100 yards. It was a demonstration of the committee’s speech in the absence of the injured star receiver Reggie Roberson Jr. “Bill Connelly.”
No. 14 BYU 43, Houston 26
BYU’s victory was three separate games in one: BYU spun to an early 14-3 lead, Houston took control of a 23-0 run in the middle quarter, and BYU beat the hosts 22-0 in the last 15 minutes. The BYU defense has completely stopped the explosive offense in Houston over the past four possessions, and even without having most of Romney’s star receiver game, Zach Wilson has gone 25-on-35 for 400 yards and 4 TD. This BYU command is real. “Bill Connelly.”
You got Moss’d!
Shea Smith of South Carolina climbs on her way to TD for a free game for Gamecocks.
5 feet-10 and go get it!
South Carolina ahead of проти15 Auburn 👀 pic.twitter.com/rl7XQjbpvD
– ESPN College Football (@ESPNCFB) October 17, 2020
Notre Dame honors McClure
Notre Dame de Paris has left a vacancy in the press box to pay tribute to Vonna McClure, an ESPN reporter for the Atlanta Falcons, who died this week at her home. McClure previously covered Notre Dame football for the Chicago Sun-Times.
Honoring the memory of Vaughn McClure, a place in the Notre Dame press box today. pic.twitter.com/7jzeFxPNYr
– Tim O’Malley (timomalleyND) October 17, 2020
We returned a week after the return of the Big Ten, so here are some cool alternative states from Nebraska that are celebrating the tradition of Haskir defense associated with the “black hinds.”
The legend of black shirts ☠️
Available in stores 10/26 🎈
To be worn by Haskars in the 20s ???
Stay up to date … #TeamAdidas x @AdidasFBallUS pic.twitter.com/nD6rutO4fd
– Nebraska Football (@HuskerFBNation) October 13, 2020
And as we talk about this topic, let’s all appreciate “the article about Kurt Warner’s son, Kornuhacker’s broad successor, Cade Warner.
This is Cade Warner. He is a Nebraska football player. And he has the best mustache in America. # Husky
“I don’t think it looks good. I just think it’s funny.” pic.twitter.com/u49rSfM4nU
– Kevin Suits (@kevinsjuts) October 15, 2020
Turn it on quickly
Cincinnati made a small video in the style of TikTok, revealing his travel photos.
The first view of the season on the road # Bearcats pic.twitter.com/DtvGDBuioo
– Cincinnati Football (@GoBearcatsFB) October 14, 2020
Unfortunately, this week’s Bearcats game in Tulsa has been postponed due to the COVID-19 case, so they will have to wait until they go out on the field.
Make yourself at home
Georgia Southern will wear its white road uniform at home for the first time on Saturday when it plays UMass, which is playing its first game of the season, as the Minutemen away uniform has not yet arrived from Adidas.
Last minute change for last minute game … we wear white to help @UMassFootball, whose away kit has not yet arrived! #HailSouthern pic.twitter.com/cBYseH9NvH
– Southern Football of Georgia (@GSAthletics_FB) October 15, 2020
Last month, Volume III, the Memphis Tigers’ favorite mascot, died, but his presence reappeared in the Freedom Bowl thanks to a new billboard.
New billboard in the central part of the Freedom Bowl. pic.twitter.com/DSFh4v0uyL
– Marc Giannotto (@mgiannotto) October 16, 2020
Tom III’s last game was a victory over rival Cincinnati in late 2019.
Respect the game
After the start of the season with a score of 4: 0, including a big victory over the Louisiana team on Wednesday, “Coastal Carolina Chantlikers” became a favorite of the media.
Several members of the media on Twitter launched the hashtag #RankCoastal, and ESPN’s Scott Van Pelt even declared “Chants” on SportsCenter.
National attention did not go unnoticed within the program.
“RANK ‘EM, #RankCoastal, #RankCoastalCarolina.
– America “
– @GoCCUSports pic.twitter.com/jnazSF6AWQ
– Carolina Coastal Athletics (@GoCCUsports) October 15, 2020
Keeping the strip alive
Earlier this month, Tulane announced that fans would not be allowed to play on Friday with the SMU, but that did little to deter Paul Lane.
Super Fan SMU advanced to his 525th straight Mustangs game on Friday. He was the only fan at Yulman Stadium.
The strip is alive !! … Paul Lane with 525 direct SMU games #PonyUpDallas
DMU in Tula
Total attendance: 1 pic.twitter.com/WiSXxxpvTn
– Thaddeus D. Matula (@thadfilms) October 17, 2020
The rivalry never ends
Oklahoma’s dramatic 53-45 win in the fourth overtime against Texas could have been a week ago, but the Suners are still not over. Just ask Brian Bosworth, Barry Switzer and Roy Williams.
Two great defensive landmarks, where today in Norman! @ GotBoz44 @ roywilliams31 pic.twitter.com/rOGIEVcdqC
– Barry Switzer (@Barry_Switzer) October 16, 2020