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Week 7 Football: What to watch

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A look at games that might pique your interest

North Carolina State v Syracuse Photo by Brett Carlsen/Getty Images

What’s that? This article is out a day early? Think again, my good friend. It’s Wednesday. It’s game day in the Fun Belt! Just wait until we get to the Tuesday night MACtion games later in the year!

Our old friend Eli Drinkwitz will be treating us to some nice Wednesday evening footballs on the ESPN Deuce as Happy Appy heads into a road contest against a very good Louisiana-Lafayette team. That game should be a lot of fun, so do yourself a favor and watch it.

There’s this thing going on in Raleigh on Thursday night. You know, if you’re into that sort of thing.

Friday features more ACC action with Virginia @ Miami. An under-performing Virginia offense against a Miami team that can’t not give the ball away. Sign me up! At least if that one’s horrible at half, you can switch over to what could be a good game between Colorado and Oregon... actually... well. Whatever.

Saturday’s got plenty of great match-ups, and it all kicks off with the Red River Rivalry at noon. State fairs and football! Yes!

Aside from the obvious games (Oklahoma-Texas, USC-ND, Florida-LSU), I’m intrigued by the Louisville @ Wake Forest and the Hawaii @ Boise State games. Is Louisville as good as they looked last weekend, or is Wake for real? Can Hawaii hang enough points to upset Boise State?

Dang, I just love football so much. Let’s do this!

SP+ Ratings and Sagarin Ratings listed ahead of each team’s name.

Wednesday

49/42 Appalachian State @ 60/67 Louisiana-Lafayette - 8:00pm - ESPN2

Thursday

65/50 Syracuse @ 58/68 NC State - 8:00pm - ESPN

106/124 UL Monroe @ 104/125 Texas State - 9:15pm - ESPNU

Friday

40/31 Virginia @ 32/55 Miami - 8:00pm - ESPN

105/131 Colorado State @ 119/136 New Mexico - 8:00pm - CBSSN

48/70 Colorado @ 11/10 Oregon - 10:00pm - FS1

Saturday

3/3 Oklahoma @ 20/14 Texas - 12:00pm - FOX

35/38 South Carolina @ 5/9 Georgia - 12:00pm - ESPN

24/29 Memphis @ 43/81 Temple - 12:00pm - ESPN2

92/99 Georgia Tech @ 46/44 Duke - 12:30pm - ACCNX

107/117 Ball State @ 116/106 Eastern Michigan - 2:00pm - ESPN+

1/2 Alabama @ 19/21 Texas A&M - 3:30pm - CBS

45/40 Florida State @ 8/4 Clemson - 3:30pm - ABC

18/15 Michigan State @ 6/6 Wisconsin - 3:30pm - BTN

31/48 Washington State @ 34/27 Arizona State - 3:30pm - PAC12N

38/30 Cincinnati @ 73/59 Houston - 3:30pm - ESPN2

33/43 Texas Tech @ 15/20 Baylor - 4:00pm - FS1

14/22 Iowa State @ 64/51 West Virginia - 4:00pm - ESPN

FCS/183 Rhode Island @ 75/71 Virginia Tech - 4:00pm - ACCN

50/57 Ole Miss @ 10/16 Missouri - 7:00pm - ESPN2

29/28 USC @ 13/12 Notre Dame - 7:30pm - NBC

7/7 Penn State @ 21/17 Iowa - 7:30pm - ABC

62/73 Louisville @ 51/36 Wake Forest - 7:30pm - ACCN

39/53 Nebraska @ 26/46 Minnesota - 7:30pm - FS1

9/11 Florida @ 4/5 LSU - 8:00pm - ESPN

80/69 Hawaii @ 47/25 Boise State - 10:15pm - ESPN2

85/60 Wyoming @ 76/65 San Diego State - 10:30pm - CBSSN

23/18 Washington @ 37/54 Arizona - 11:00pm - FS1