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.
Oregon State has undergone an unexpected mid-season coaching change ahead of playing Colorado this weekend. Former head coach Gary Andersen stepped down on Tuesday, and Cory Hall was named interim head coach in his place.
Oregon football plummeted from national championship runner-up to last place in its division in just two years, a staggering decline that moved about as fast as the quick-strike offense for which the Ducks had long been synonymous.
Week 7 of the 2017 college football season features conference play and league showdowns among top 25 teams, and Athlon Sports is ready with complete predictions, preview and picks for the seventh weekend of action. The Week 7 slate is a little light, as there are zero matchups featuring both teams ranked inside of the top 25.