Let us recap Week 6, shall we?
No. 3 Oklahoma (5-0, 2-0 Big 12) vs. No. 22 Texas (4-1, 1-1 Big 12)
Pregame rant: Oklahoma has dropped from No. 1 (in the AP poll) without losing a game. Maybe the Sooners will come out and show they should be No. 1, but Texas shouldn’t be ranked that high anyway.
Postgame commentary: The Sooners were impressive in their 55-17 win against the rival Longhorns at the Cotton Bowl. Landry Jones threw for 367 and three touchdowns, but again, Texas is not worthy of being in the Top 25. The Longhorns fell 11 spots after the loss. Should have fallen out of the poll.
Florida (4-2, 2-2 SEC) at No. 1 LSU (6-0, 3-0 SEC).
Pregame rant: This is life in the SEC. After playing the No. 2 team in the nation in Alabama, Florida now has to take on the top-ranked Tigers of LSU. If the Gators start slow Saturday, this could get ugly.
Postgame commentary: Florida fell behind 14-0 in the first quarter and from there, it had not shot to upend the Tigers. In losing 41-11, the Gators were 2-of-11 on third-down conversions and had just 213 yards of total offense. LSU just breaks the will of teams.
No. 7 Stanford (5-0, 3-0 Pac-12) at Colorado (1-5, 0-2 Pac-12)
Pregame rant: Leading Heisman Trophy candidate Andrew Luck has thrown 11 touchdowns to one interception so far this season. Colorado is giving up 30.4 points a game this season. Put two and two together and look for Luck to throw at least three touchdowns in leading the Cardinal to victory.
Postgame commentary: Luck threw three touchdowns. Stanford won by 41 points, 48-7. Buffs had no chance in this one.
No. 11 Michigan (6-0, 2-0 Big Ten) at Northwestern (2-3, 0-2 Big Ten)
Pregame rant: This will be the Wolverines’ first road test of the season. In fact, four of Michigan’s next five games are on the road so while this looks like a no contest on paper, it may be worth watching – until halftime.
Postgame commentary: Northwestern gave reason to continue watching after halftime. The Wildcats were up 10 at the half, but Michigan scored 28 unanswered to win, 42-24. Denard Robinson threw for 337 yards and two touchdowns and ran for 125 and two more scores. Dude makes it happen.
Here are three games worth watching in Week 7.
No. 20 Baylor (4-1, 1-1 Big 12) at No. 21 Texas A&M (3-2, 1-1 Big 12), Saturday, noon, FX
The Bears have quarterback in junior Robert Griffin III who is flat out one of the best players in the nation. Check the numbers: 114-of-142, 1,520 yards, 19 touchdowns and just ONE interception. Once you get in conference play, teams do start to figure guys out, but A&M has its hands full with this guy.
No. 19 Virginia Tech (5-1, 1-1 ACC) at Wake Forest (4-1, 3-0 ACC), 6:30 p.m., Saturday, ESPN3.com
Don’t sleep on this game. For one, Virginia Tech tends to have a couple of games a season when it just comes out flat and doesn’t play to its potential. Two, Wake Forest has won four straight since losing its opener at Syracuse. The Demon Deacons won’t back down from this challenge.
No. 18 Arizona State (5-1, 3-0 Pac-12) at No. 9 Oregon (4-1, 2-0 Pac-12), Saturday, 10:15 p.m., ESPN
Since its season-opening loss to LSU, Oregon has scored a whopping 224 points in four games. However, tailback LaMichael James dislocated his right elbow in last week’s win against California. Don’t care how good he is or how tight-lipped his coach, Chip Kelly, has been about the injury, James shouldn’t play this week and at least three more after that. The Ducks will run the same offense, but without James, they are ripe for the Sun Devils to take down.
Snooze on these, though.
Indiana (1-5, 0-2 Big Ten) at No. 4 Wisconsin (5-0, 1-0), Saturday, noon, ESPN2.
Hide the children from this game. Don’t want anyone to see the Badgers just run all over the Hoosiers.
Ohio State (3-3, 0-2 Big Ten) at No. 16 Illinois (6-0, 2-0 Big Ten), Saturday, 3:30 p.m., ABC/ESPN
After blowing a 21-point, second-half lead in a 34-27 loss at Nebraska, Ohio State is 1-3 in its last four games and you have to wonder if what has happened off field is starting to catch up with the Buckeyes. The Illini could care less, though, as they are rolling. A.J. Jenkins leads the nation in receiving yards with 815 and has caught seven touchdowns. He had seven touchdown catches in all of last season.
No. 2 Alabama (6-0, 2-0 SEC) at Mississippi (3-3, 0-3 SEC), Saturday, 6 p.m., ESPN2.
Next week’s game against rival Tennessee could be the trap game for the Crimson Tide because they face LSU after that. Too bad for the Rebels because the only chance they have of beating’ Bama is for the Tide to overlook them. Not happening.