2007 Football Schedule Planner - Week 8
SEC power struggle of Auburn-LSU and storied rivalry USC-Notre Dame top the list
July 12, 2007
By Adam Caparell
Adam is CSTV.com's football editor and national football writer.
Over the summer, CSTV.com will be taking a look at the college football schedule, highlighting the top matchups, the can't-miss games and the storylines that make certain contests so intriguing. Check in every Thursday for the heads-up on what games are shaping up to be the best each week, the top offensive matchups, Heisman showcases and a few others that have piqued our interest.
Another week, another batch of weeknight games that are worthy of can't miss status, despite the fact they're from two conferences most people don't give enough credit to. But Saturday sees one of the best SEC rivalries renew their hostilities along with one of the game's most revered rivalries kick-off in
Games of the Week
Thurs., Oct. 18 - South Florida at Rutgers
Two up and coming Big East programs - although some Scarlet Knight apologists would argue that Rutgers has already arrived - square off in
BCS Buster of the Week
BYU is probably the second best team in the MWC behind TCU, but
The best Pac-10 game of the week features two schools fighting it out for second fiddle to USC. This should be a great game between two Top 25 talents but hopefully better than last year's installment. Anyone remember DeSean Jackson's scintillating 72-yard punt return against the Bruins last season? It put the kibosh on UCLA's chances thanks in large part to Thomas DeCoud's concussion-inducing block on Korey Bosworth. Think the Bruins will be kicking to
Sat., Oct. 20 - Auburn at LSU
The matchup between the two best teams in the SEC West will be a physical battle, to say the least. You'd be hard pressed to find two teams that hit harder than these two in the country. Last year's contest in
Rivalry of the Week
Sat., Oct. 20 - USC at Notre Dame
Yes the Irish aren't going to be as good as they were last year and USC is going to be a juggernaut this season, but in terms of traditional rivalries in college football, there are only a couple others this game takes a backseat to. And you don't think Charlie Weis and his team aren't going to be jazzed up to face that great Trojan defense on a fall afternoon in
Heisman Showcase of the Week
Sat., Oct 20 -
Anyone remember Colt McCoy's performance against the Bears last season? Does six touchdowns on 21-of-32 passing and 275 yards passing ring a bell? That's what the freshman did in just his seventh game as the Longhorns' quarterback. And as for this year, I'll put it this way: Baylor's defense didn't get any better during the off-season.