With huge conference matchups, undefeated teams dropping all over and more, these five teams need to be on upset alert in college football Week 7.
When looking at the Week 7 slate for the 2018 college football season, it’s hard to not be somewhat awed at the matchups that are presented. Yes, there are only three top-25 matchups that will be showcased this week, which is the same number that we saw on display last week. Having said that, there is more quality than that number of ranked opponents facing off would have you believe.
We’re going to see ranked teams be tested outside of those top-25 showdowns. Teams like the Texas Longhorns, now vaulted in the top 10 of the latest AP poll, will have to go on to prove that they are indeed back and ready to make some noise on a national level. What’s more, teams like the Florida Gators will have similar battles to prove their legitimacy.
What’s more, we’ll also see a team like the Colorado Buffaloes continued to be tested. The Buffs are one of the 11 remaining undefeated teams in college football after six weeks, but they have had arguably the easiest road to that point of any of those teams. Thus, seeing them face another quality Pac-12 team will be something to watch.
With these matchups and the top-25 games that we have in store, there are several opportunities for upsets to transpire throughout college football in Week 7. They could come in all shapes and sizes this week, so fans at large need to be on the lookout.
Having said that, let’s take a look at five teams who most need to be on upset alert on Saturday.
5. Georgia Bulldogs
Rank: 2 | Opponent: 13 LSU Tigers | Time: 3:30 p.m. ET
Coming into last week, the LSU Tigers were truly getting buzz as a potential College Football Playoff team. They were ranked fifth in the country and seemed to be able to win against any team with a much improved offense and a defense laden with NFL-caliber talent at every level. Of course, they then went on the road to The Swamp last week and dropped a winnable game against an upward-trending Florida Gators team.
Now back at home this week and having dropped to No. 13 in the latest AP poll, the Tigers now have an opportunity to prove their quality in a gigantic SEC matchup. They’ll welcome the still-undefeated Georgia Bulldogs to Baton Rouge, looking to pull off a massive upset that would shake up the conference and the college football world at large.
In my opinion, the Bulldogs have the talent on both sides of the ball to outlast anything that LSU can throw at them. As improved as the Tigers offense is with Joe Burrow at quarterback, they still appear to have a ceiling against a good defense, which Georgia possesses. What’s more, the LSU defense showed last week that a well-schemed and balance offense can have success against them, something the Dawgs also have.
Having said that, we haven’t seen Georgia tested to this degree yet this season. What’s more, playing in Death Valley is never an easy task, especially against an LSU team that is undeniably still high-quality. Subsequently, they at least have to be on alert for an upset in this game should they not be ready to rise to the occasion in their truest test yet.