Week 7 moves us deeper into the heart of a season that is becoming less and less fun for Virginia fans. Still, football is better than no football, so let's get to it.
As always, we'll split this week's games into categories.
1) Wide spread
Clemson is a 24.5-point favorite at home against Boston College
3) Opponent matchups
BYU is a 7-point favorite at home against Georgia Tech.
Oregon is a 13.5-point favorite on the road at Washington.
Ball State is a 14-point favorite at home against Kent State.
The Jackets badly need a win to regain momentum for their season, but I doubt it's going to come against a BYU team that just came off a big road win against Utah State. If Georgia Tech loses this one, they could end up flirting with the possibility of missing a bowl game. As a Virginia fan, a BYU win over a Georgia Tech team that beat Duke and North Carolina means that Virginia should beat all three of those teams...right....right???
Oregon will face its first tough task of the season when it travels to Washington. This is a game that Huskies fans have circled on their calendars since it was announced. Washington almost knocked off Stanford last weekend, and an upset over the Ducks could put it right back into the Pac-12 North race. I'd still look for Oregon to win, but I'm interested to see what happens when they face an opponent closer to their weight class.
Ball State, frankly, is a juggernaut. And Kent State has less than a snowball's chance in hell of going to Muncie and coming out with a victory.
Until next week...