Welcome to week 7 of the always unpredictable football season 2020.
We know great games are happening! We just don’t always know who will play in them.
Speaking of which, the biggest game of the young season is ahead of us, as №3 Georgia hosts No. 2 in Alabama at 8 p.m.
In the meantime, we will follow all this for you right here, along with the great plays, turns and mascots.
Top 25 games
All times Eastern; lines courtesy of Caesars Sportsbook
№ 1 Clemson (-27) at Georgia Tech, lunch, ABC / ESPN application
Pittsburgh at number 13 in Miami (-13), lunch, ACC Network / ESPN application
№ 15 Auburn (-3) in South Carolina, lunch, ESPN / ESPN application
Louisville at number 4 Notre Dame (-16.5), 2:30 p.m., NBC
№ 11 Texas A&M (-5) in Mississippi, 4, ESPN / ESPN application
№ 5 North Carolina (-13.5) in the state of Florida, 7:30, ESPN / ESPN application
№ 3 Georgia under № 2 Alabama (-5), 8, CBS
Boston College at 23 Virginia Tech (-13), ACC Network / ESPN application
Coastal Carolina 30, № 21 Louisiana 27
Ragin ‘Cajuns had close talks in the last two weeks against Georgia State and Georgia Southern and finally caught up with them against Coastal Carolina, which is now 4-0. Louisiana didn’t play a particularly bad game; it was just one of those games where the one who had the ball last would win and Coastal had it last. Although dreams of an undefeated Louisiana season are gone, there is still enough season to end at the top of the conference. “Harry Lyles Jr..”
№ 17 SMU 37, Tulane 34
The all-or-nothing performance created enough alls – seven 30+ yard wins – for Sonny Dykes’ Mustangs to stay undefeated. SMU overcame four different deficits and both teams conceded long goals on the pitch in the last minute of the regulation, before the break of Brandon Crosley’s overtime to determine the game won. Four different receivers caught at least one 40-yard pass, and three finished with at least 100 yards. It was a devilish commission performance in the absence of early star successor Reggie Robberson Jr. “Bill Connelly.”
№ 14 BYU 43, Houston 26
BYU’s win was three separate games in one: BYU took a 14-3 lead, Houston took control 23-0 in the middle of the quarters, and BYU beat the hosts 22-0 in the final 15 minutes. BYU’s defense has completely stopped an explosive offense in Houston in its last four possessions and even without star receiver Gunner Romney for most of the game, Zach Wilson went 25-for-35 for 400 yards and 4 TD. This BYU team is real. “Bill Connelly.”
You got Moss’d!
Shea Smith of South Carolina climbs to download TD in a free game for Gamecocks.
5 feet-10 and get it!
South Carolina leads in front of number 15 Auburn 👀 pic.twitter.com/rl7XQjbpvD
– ESPN College Football (@ESPNCFB) October 17, 2020
Notre Dame honors McClure
Notre Dame left a blank space in the press to pay tribute to Vaughn McClure, an ESPN Atlanta Falcons reporter who died at his home this week. McClure previously covered Notre Dame football for the Chicago Sun-Times.
A tribute to Von McClure, a place in the Notre Dame press today. pic.twitter.com/7jzeFxPNYr
– Tim O’Malley (timomalleyND) October 17, 2020
The last countdown
We’re a week away from the return of the Big Ten, so here are some great Nebraska deputies who celebrate the tradition of “black shirts” in Huskers’ defense
The legend of the black shirts ☠️
Available in stores 10/26 🎈
Worn by the Haskars in the ’20s ???
Stay tuned … #TeamAdidas x @AdidasFBallUS pic.twitter.com/nD6rutO4fd
– Nebraska Football (@HuskerFBNation) October 13, 2020
And while we’re at it, let’s all appreciate “the value of Kurt Warner’s son, the broad successor to the Cornhuskers, Kade Warner.”
This is Cade Warner. He is a Nebraska football player. And he has the best mustache in America. # Huskers
“I don’t think it looks good. I just think it’s funny.” pic.twitter.com/u49rSfM4nU
– Kevin Suits (@kevinsjuts) October 15, 2020
Throw it at speed
Cincinnati made a short video from TikTok revealing its road sites.
For the first time this season. # Bearcats pic.twitter.com/DtvGDBuioo
– Cincinnati Football (@GoBearcatsFB) October 14, 2020
Unfortunately, Bearcats’ game this week in Tulsa has been postponed due to the COVID-19 case, so they will have to wait to take them out on the field.
Make yourself at home
Georgia Southern will wear their white road uniforms at home for the first time on Saturday when they play UMass, which is playing its first game of the season, as Minutemen’s away uniforms have not yet arrived from Adidas.
Last minute change for last minute play … we wear white to help @UMassFootball, whose full set of uniforms has not yet entered! #HailSouthern pic.twitter.com/cBYseH9NvH
– Georgia Southern Football (@GSAthletics_FB) October 15, 2020
A bow to Tom
Last month, Tom III, the favorite tiger mascot in Memphis, passed away, but his presence is felt again in the Liberty Bowl thanks to a new billboard.
New billboard on the central square outside the Liberty 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 4: 0, including a big victory over a ranked team in Louisiana on Wednesday, the coastal Carolina Chantillers became a favorite of the media.
Several members of the media on Twitter launched the hashtag #RankCoastal, and Scott Van Pelt from ESPN even shouted Chants on SportsCenter.
National attention does not go unnoticed by the program.
“RANK ‘EM, #RankCoastal, #RankCoastalCarolina.
– @GoCCUSports pic.twitter.com/jnazSF6AWQ
– Carolina Coastal Athletics (@GoCCUsports) October 15, 2020
Keeping the strip alive
Tulane announced earlier this month that fans would not be allowed to play Friday night with SMU, but it didn’t help Paul Layne much.
The SMU super fan reached his 525th consecutive Mustangs game on Friday. He was the only fan present at Yulman Stadium.
The strip is alive !! … Paul Lane with 525 makes SMU games #PonyUpDallas
SMU in Tulane
Total visits: 1 pic.twitter.com/WiSXxxpvTn
– Thaddeus D. Matula (@thadfilms) October 17, 2020
The rivalry never ends
Oklahoma’s dramatic 53-45 victory in the fourth overtime against Texas may have been a week ago, but the Soounds are still not above it. Just ask Brian Bosworth, Barry Sweezer and Roy Williams.
Two defensive values of OU, where in Norman today! @ GotBoz44 @ roywilliams31 pic.twitter.com/rOGIEVcdqC
– Barry Switzer (@Barry_Switzer) October 16, 2020