College football schedule, 2021 matches: what to watch in week 7, TV channels, Saturday kick-off times
As we head into the middle of the season, “upheaval” would be a good way to describe the first six weeks. A total of 40 ranked teams lost, including reigning national champion Alabama last week to Texas A&M.
What will this weekend bring after one of the most chaotic slates in recent memory? Week 6 will be tough to beat, but there are plenty of opportunities on the schedule.
The massive SEC and Big 12 clashes dominate the case, and several more should be worth your time. Let’s take a look at the timeline and give you a spectator guide to help you navigate through all of the action.
Every hour in the east
The great games
Auburn at # 17 in Arkansas – noon on CBS: The Tigers and Razorbacks have both suffered losses and need wins to keep the weak SEC West Championship prospects alive. Auburn’s offense is set to kick off after hitting the Georgia buzzsaw and the Arkansas defense needs a boost following last week’s track meet with Ole Miss.
No. 12 Oklahoma State at No. 25 Texas – noon on Fox: The Longhorns suffered a heartbreaking loss to Oklahoma, but can still keep their conference championship hopes alive with a win over the Cowboys. Meanwhile, Coach Mike Gundy’s team could make a statement and remind people that they are squarely in the race for the Big 12 Championship Game.
No. 11 Kentucky to No. 1 Georgia – 3:30 p.m. on CBS: The SEC on CBS Game of the Week could be the de facto SEC East championship game. Both teams will enter Sanford Stadium without a blemish, but Kentucky could make a massive statement if they are able to move the football against the mighty Bulldogs defense. It will also be interesting to see if Bulldogs quarterback JT Daniels will start after missing the last two weeks with a lat injury.
TCU at Oklahoma No.4 – 7:30 p.m. on ABC: Norman questions abound. Coach Lincoln Riley has turned his football complex to Area 51 in an attempt to keep his decision to pitch Spencer Rattler or Caleb Williams a secret. Who will be QB1? We’ll find out on Saturday night – and it could have a huge impact on the national title race.
Other great games
# 10 Michigan State to Indiana – noon on FS1: The Spartans have been one of the most surprising teams of the year, and while Indiana’s season has not lived up to expectations, a road victory in the noon window would do a lot for gain good publicity. It’s a big spotlight for Michigan State star running back Kenneth Walker III.
# 20 Florida at LSU – noon on ESPN: It’s a big game of rivalry and a perfect opportunity for the Gators to maintain the offensive momentum. LSU, on the other hand, could use a decisive victory to take the bitter taste of two straight losses out of its mouth. This could be Tigers coach Ed Orgeron’s last chance to keep his job.
Purdue at No.2 in Iowa – 3:30 p.m. on ABC: Will Penn State’s victory hangover haunt the Hawkeyes, or will Kirk Ferentz’s crew run their business against an outclassed Boilermaker team? Iowa wins on defense and special teams. Will this continue or will sales suddenly stop?
# 18 Arizona State in Utah – 10 p.m. on ESPN: #Pac12AfterDark will be fun. The Sun Devils will look to stay relevant in the national conversation in Salt Lake City against the Utes. If you haven’t watched the Sun Devils, they have one of the most prolific running offensives in the country, tied for second with 21 rushing goals.