2007 Football Schedule Planner - Week 12
Conference title positioning and national championship hopes come into play
Aug. 9, 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.
At first glance of the schedule, you'd think Week 12 is the season's final breather, a weekend when the really big matchups take a break and wait until after Thanksgiving to kickoff. Then you realize you didn't look closely enough and you see just how many great games there are that will either propel a team toward a conference championship or potentially derail someone's national title hopes.
Yep, Week 12 is a pretty good one after all, especially when the premier rivalry in college football takes center stage.
Games of the Week
Sat., Nov. 17 - Louisville at
How big this game is really depends on whether
Sat., Nov. 17 -
SEC East foes meet in
Sat., Nov. 17 - Miami at Virginia Tech
If you like defense, this one is for you. Points will be at a premium in
Heisman Showcase of the Week
Sat., Nov. 17 - Pittsburgh at
Anyone remember what Ray Rice did against the Panthers last year? On 39 carries he single handedly defeated Pitt on the road as he rushed for 225 yards, almost out-gaining the Panthers by himself. This year's Pitt team will feature a less experienced group than what was run out there last year.
Rivalry of the Week
Sat., Nov. 17 -
It doesn't get much bigger than this in all of college athletics. The winningest program in college football history welcomes its arch rival to The Big House where the Wolverine senior trio of Chad Henne, Mike Hart and Jake Long try to beat the Buckeyes for the first time in four tries. Just like his players, Lloyd Carr hasn't faired very well in this game - Jim Tressel is 5-1 in the last six meetings. Do the Wolverines' national title hopes die a second straight year at the hands of the Buckeyes? And, with all the speculation about his job status and health, is this Carr's final game as coach in Michigan Stadium?