2007 Schedule Planner: Week 10
Conference pictures should be much clearer after first weekend in November
July 26, 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 matchups that could foul up the BCS, Heisman showcases and a few others that have piqued our interest.
You can pretty much sum up this weekend in one word: Loaded.
There are so many great games, so many crucial conference showdowns that will determine who will win their respective league. But it's the ACC this weekend that features two games that will go a long way toward determining division winners along with a pretty big one in the Big Ten and a budding rivalry plays out in the SEC.
Games of the Week
Thurs., Nov. 1 - Virginia Tech at Georgia Tech
Virginia Tech is the overwhelming favorite to win not only the ACC's Coastal Division, but also the conference's championship. But if there's a defense in the league that can stack up to the Hokies, it just may be the Yellow Jackets. These are the two top teams in the Coastal with two of the top running backs in the conference and two quarterbacks who have much to prove. And don't forget that the Yellow Jackets went into Lane Stadium last year and scored more points on the Hokies defense than anyone. And that was with Reggie Ball at QB.
Sat., Nov. 3 -
Can the Trojans exact a little revenge from their loss to the Beavers last season? Well, as long as USC takes care of the ball, they should be able to handle
These are the two top teams in the ACC Atlantic Division, but there are more than a few people who think this could be
Sat., Nov. 3 -
This is the first of two brutal games for the Badgers, pitting them against the Buckeyes, whom they did not play last season. After this one comes a home meeting with Michigan. If Wisconsin can get past Penn State in October, they're probably going to be undefeated entering this game in Columbus where they'll run up against what figures to be another tough Ohio State defense. This will be game will be won in the trenches as both teams will look to establish the run with inexperienced quarterbacks under center and great backs to hand the ball off to. Loser should be out of the Big Ten title race.
Heisman Showcase of the Week
Sat., Nov. 3 - South Carolina at
So Steve Spurrier's Gamecocks had a little trouble stopping the run last season, allowing over 146 yards per game. And Darren McFadden ran for 219 yards against
Rivalry of the Week
Sat., Nov. 3 - LSU at
It's not a traditional rivalry, but since Nick Saban's now running the show in