With Navy as our witness, it’s easy to sleep on teams that may not sit at the top of the rankings.
Although Ohio State’s trip to Wisconsin will headline the college football action this weekend, there is something to be said about other games that could stir up the same attention that Navy and Houston did in Week 6.
Here are your upsets to watch for in Week 7 of college football, with help from ASN’s Dougstradamous (Doug Chapman):
Akron over Western Michigan
Western Michigan is on a 6-0 high and there’s no doubt that they are planning to take down the MAC East leader Akron on Saturday. The last two meetings between the teams did not go well for the Zips, but Akron has shown us some promise this season.
Akron is going to be relying on the production from their dual quarterback offense and both quarterbacks, Tra’Von Chapman and Thomas Woodson, should see the field this weekend with Woodson back from an injury.
But going up against a quarterback like Zach Terrell means that the Zips defense will need to be on-point on Saturday. Not only will they have Terrell to worry about, but they also have MAC all-time leading receiver Corey Davis, who has been a main contributor to the Broncos’ success this season.
Will Akron bring an end to this historic ranking of Western Michigan? Or will the Broncos solidify their place in the top 25?
Indiana over Nebraska
This will probably be the most high-profile upset-watch of the weekend and it’s our bet that Indiana is ready to ruffle some feathers. Indiana is on the rise under the wing of Kevin Wilson. We saw that as they challenged Ohio State last weekend and previously knocked off Michigan State at home.
No. 10- ranked Nebraska enters this game at 5-0, but it’s important to note that they will be missing some key players this weekend. Tight end Cethan Carter is out with an elbow injury, wide receiver Jordan Westerkamp is still battling his back injury, and a question mark still lingers about the status of running back Devin Ozigbo.
After seeing what Indiana could do against a team like Ohio State, it’s safe to say that they are going to keep this game close. Expect the Hoosiers to take advantage of the injury gaps in the Huskers offense, but don’t expect their defense to make it easy. This is one to watch.
Tulane over Memphis
Tulane’s run-game is going to give this Memphis team a hard time. They are relentless on the ground and average 246.6 yards per game. Not to mention, they are rested and ready after an unexpected bye weekend due to Hurricane Matthew.
Memphis had a rough weekend defending against Temple’s air attack last week. This game might come down to a defensive battle, but only time will tell if Tulane will be able to run against Memphis and put some points on the board.