College Football Upset Alert: 10 Teams Who Should Be Worried in Week 7
Week 7 College Football Upset Alert
Week 7 of the NCAA Football season is gearing up to be one for the ages. What would usually seem like just another predictable college football Saturday, thanks to the scheduling gods we actually have some solid matchups that may not bode so well for those teams that usually find themselves in the driver's seat.
There have been a number of games this season that would have went down in the history books as unbelievable upsets, but the favorite ended up pulling through just enough to almost fully avoid the embarrassment (i.e. Akron at Michigan). Week 7 is one where an underdog may not really exist even though it appears to. These so called underdogs really do have a chance to shock the world this weekend.
We're not talking about any Kentucky over Alabama type of upset. We are speaking of those teams that have shown at least a little bit of vulnerability along their paths to victory and had to scratch and claw their way to victory, some how, some way.
Stranger things have happened throughout even recent college football history. A series of upsets is the least of the NCAA's worries. Expect those behind the BCS Standings to have their work cut out for them on Sunday. Here are 10 teams that could find themselves wondering what went wrong, for real this time.
10. Northern Illinois
Expect No. 23 Northern Illinois to help Akron put that nasty 0-29 streak on the road to rest when the Zips visit DeKalb, Ill. later today. The Huskies have become accustomed to playing on the road so some of that home cooking may be hard to come by.
Although they still look like they may boast the Nation's best offense, No. 2 Oregon hasn't been challenged whatsoever this season and could be thrown off of their tracks by a solid team in No. 16 Washington. The Huskies have hung in with the likes of Stanford and playing at home could give them the advantage if this game stays close.