What to watch: Week 7


Though these teams are not highly ranked, there will still be good football to watch. Here are the three best matchups to watch Saturday.

No. 24 Texas Tech vs. West Virginia University

Texas Tech jumped into the top 25 this past week after annihilating Kansas 65-19. The 4-1 Red Raiders could easily be 5-0, with its only loss coming from Oklahoma State 41-34.

Senior quarterback Nic Shimonek has filled in Patrick Mahomes’ shoes, as he has put up video game numbers up to this point in the season. Shimonek has thrown for 1,811 yards and 14 touchdowns on the year.

West Virginia fell out of the top 25 after playing TCU on the road, losing 31-24. The Mountaineers lost to Virginia Tech in week one, also by a score of 31-24.

Junior wide receiver David Sills V has been a scoring machine for West Virginia. He ranks second in receiving on the team with 33 catches and 512 yards, and he has earned the Mountaineers nine touchdowns.

The Big 12 matchup will kick off at 11 a.m. and can be seen on ESPNU.

No. 12 University of Oklahoma vs. University of Texas

Oklahoma’s quest for an undefeated season ended last week with a shocking loss in Norman, Oklahoma at the hands of Iowa State, ending 38-31. OU does have a signature win though, a 31-16 victory on the road against then No. 2 Ohio State.

Senior quarterback Baker Mayfield leads Sooner charge this year. Mayfield has thrown for 1,635 yards this season. He has also thrown 15 touchdown passes and has yet to throw an interception.

The University of Texas, though just 3-2 this year, has shown signs of being much better. The Longhorns fell in double overtime on the road against the University of Southern California, but won their double overtime game last week against Kansas State 40-34.

While playing against K-State, freshman quarterback Sam Ehlinger proved he will be the quarterback going forward. Ehlinger has thrown for 900 yards and five touchdown passes, and is second on the team in rushing with 165 yards.

The Red River Rivalry will kick off at 2:30 from the Cotton Bowl. The game can be seen on ESPN.

University of Oregon vs. No. 23 Stanford

Oregon started out the season 3-0, but is 1-2 since then, with a two-point loss on the road to Arizona State and a 33-10 loss last week against Washington State.

Senior running back Royce Freeman has been the catalyst for Oregon. Freeman has rushed for 654 yards this season and has found the end zone 10 times. He has also caught 10 passes for 136 yards.

Stanford is currently riding a three-game winning streak, most recently with a big road win over No. 20 Utah 23-20.

The Cardinal offense is led by junior running back Bryce Love. Love, potentially a Heisman frontrunner, has rushed for 1,240 yards and nine touchdowns this year. Love is currently averaging an insane 10.5 yards per carry.

This Pac-12 game will be a late one, kicking off at 10 p.m in Standford, California.