Welcome to Week 7 of the always unpredictable 2020 college football season.
We know there are big games happening! We just don’t always know who will be playing — or even coaching — in them.
Speaking of, the biggest game of the young season is upon us as No. 3 Georgia visits No. 2 Alabama at 8 p.m.
In the meantime, we’ll keep tabs on all of that for you right here along with the big plays, the turnover doo-dads and the mascots.
Top 25 games
All times Eastern; lines courtesy of Caesars Sportsbook
No. 1 Clemson (-27) at Georgia Tech, noon, ABC/ESPN app
Pittsburgh at No. 13 Miami (-13), noon, ACC Network/ESPN app
No. 15 Auburn (-3) at South Carolina, noon, ESPN/ESPN app
No. 18 Tennessee (-6.5) at Kentucky, noon, SEC Network/ESPN app
Louisville at No. 4 Notre Dame (-16.5), 2:30, NBC
No. 11 Texas A&M (-5) at Mississippi State, 4, ESPN/ESPN app
No. 5 North Carolina (-13.5) at Florida State, 7:30, ESPN/ESPN app
No. 3 Georgia at No. 2 Alabama (-5), 8, CBS
Boston College at No. 23 Virginia Tech (-13), ACC Network/ESPN app
No. 17 SMU 37, Tulane 34
An all-or-nothing performance produced just enough alls — seven gains of 30+ yards — for Sonny Dykes’ Mustangs to remain undefeated. SMU overcame four different deficits, and both teams missed long field goals in the final minute of regulation before Brandon Crossley’s overtime interception set up the game-winning field goal. Four different receivers caught at least one 40-yard pass, and three finished with at least 100 yards. It was a heck of a by-committee performance in the absence of injured star receiver Reggie Roberson Jr. — Bill Connelly
No. 14 BYU 43, Houston 26
BYU’s win was three distinct games in one: BYU bolted to a 14-3 early lead, Houston took control with a 23-0 run in the middle quarters, and BYU outscored the hosts 22-0 in the final 15 minutes. The BYU defense completely shut down an explosive Houston offense over its last four possessions, and even without star receiver Gunner Romney for much of the game, Zach Wilson went 25-for-35 for 400 yards and 4 TDs. This BYU team is for real. — Bill Connelly
The final countdown
We’re a week from the Big Ten’s return, so here are some cool Nebraska alternates celebrating the “Blackshirts” tradition of the Huskers’ defense.
The Legend of the Blackshirts ☠️
Available in stores 10/26 🎈
Worn by the Huskers in ’20 ???
— Nebraska Football (@HuskerFBNation) October 13, 2020
And while we’re on the topic, let’s all appreciate the ‘stache on Kurt Warner’s son, Cornhuskers wide receiver Kade Warner.
This is Kade 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 its funny.” pic.twitter.com/u49rSfM4nU
— Kevin Sjuts (@kevinsjuts) October 15, 2020
Kick it into gear
Cincinnati made a little TikTok-esque video unveiling its road unis.