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College Football Week 6 2017

The best week 6 college football games

One interesting fact about college football is that some weeks, after each team reviews video and devises strategy and practices plays, results across the board can turn out to be essentially unsurprising. Last week, there were a handful of super interesting games, but few surprises—at least in terms of who won and lost. Which is not to say nothing of consequence happened. Quite the opposite.

Trojans lose, Trojans win

If there was an upset, it’s that the Washington State Cougars snapped the win streak USC had going. The Trojans hadn’t lost in over a year, so whoa. Cougars QB Luke Falk threw for 340 yards and two touchdowns, breaking the Pac-12’s all-time completions record in the process. Washington State moves from #16 to #11, and they bear watching.

The once-mighty Louisiana State Tigers were beaten by Troy. That’s the Troy Trojans, who play for Troy University in Troy, Alabama. They compete in the Sun Belt Conference and were last seen losing the 2016 Dollar General Bowl to the Ohio Bobcats. It’s hard to remember now, but LSU started the season ranked #12.

Situation Normal-ish

Florida State avoided going 0-3 for the first time in decades, beating Wake Forest 26-19 after a fourth-quarter comeback. They’re 1-2, but they do not appear to be credible ACC contenders.

Moving right along, Georgia clobbered Tennessee 41-0 at Neyland. The Bulldogs are now #5 at 5-0. The Vols are 3-2, but uh *looks around, stage whispering* BUTCH JONES COULD BE FIRED AT ANY MOMENT. Probably not, though, since the Vols’ schedule is pretty easy from here on in, except for Alabama.

And we won’t be watching any TV on Saturday, except for a few college football games. Here’s what we’re looking forward to.

TCU v West Virginia
3:30pm on FS1

Both of these teams could wind up playing Oklahoma or Oklahoma State for the Big 12 title. But there is more at stake for WVU. This is basically an elimination game for them.

Washington State v Oregon
8pm on FOX

Will Washington State build on its impressive showing and make a run at the Pac-12 North? They’ll have to get through Oregon.

Louisville v NC State (Thursday 10/5)
8pm on ESPN

This week, NC State debuted in the top 25 after beating Syracuse. They’re 4-0. Louisville has been coasting lately, and who knows but the NC State squad that beat Florida State could also pull off an upset against the Cardinals.

Alabama v Texas A&M
7:15pm on ESPN

Alabama has so far been unimpeded in its quest for points. This week, see if the Aggies put up any resistance. And pity the entire SEC, who apart from Georgia and Auburn are not in any position to challenge ‘Bama for the conference.

Michigan v Michigan State
7:30pm on ABC

The winner of this rivalry game takes home the Paul Bunyan Trophy.

Miami v Florida State
3:30pm on ESPN

Also a rivalry! Florida State has won the last seven games, but they are struggling mightily this year.

Watching college football on DISH is no struggle at all. Put on four games at once in MultiView Mode and make it a party. Or watch on-the-go with DISH Anywhere. Either way, it’s the next best thing to dancing in the end zone.