Back-to-back close losses to Stanford and USC have damaged Utah's Pac-12 South title hopes. Still, the Utes (4-2, 1-2 Pac-12) have many reasons to feel optimistic going forward into the second half of the 2017 season.
Weekly college football top 25 rankings are a big part of every season, and Athlon Sports will update its top 25 following the games each weekend. The seventh weekend of the 2017 season was filled with exciting games and intriguing league matchups. Alabama dominated Arkansas to remain No. 1 in the rankings, and Georgia moved to No. 2 after a win over Missouri, along with Clemson's loss to Syracuse. Road defeats by top 25 teams was the theme of Week 7.
Alternate uniforms and helmets are a big part of every team’s wardrobe throughout any season. While there’s nothing wrong with traditional uniforms and helmets, a different look is never a bad thing. And over the last few years, it seems more teams are using alternate uniforms throughout the season. With several awesome designs making an appearance in Week 7, here are 17 we liked from the weekend action:
Week 7 of the 2017 college football season was filled with several intriguing matchups and storylines. Upsets filled the Week 7 slate, including two on Friday night, as Washington State lost to California, and Syracuse knocked off Clemson.
When David Shaw and Willie Taggart last shared a college football field, the two were assistants together on the Stanford sideline. Under head coach Jim Harbaugh, now the headline-magnet head coach of the Michigan Wolverines, the Cardinal had a staff that successfully blended many ideas and personalities.
On paper this weekend, this is not the most enticing set of big-name college football matchups around the country. That said, the games within a game — between players on either side of the ball — are as good as they come.