Tuesday, October 16, 2018
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College football Week 7 viewing guide

Lamest time window: Noon. Go outside and enjoy the (slightly) cooler weather before the games get interesting in the afternoon.

Noon: Vanderbilt usually plays the No. 14 Gators tough. Will that continue in Nashville?

2:30: Pitt dashed Miami's playoff hopes last year and upset eventual champ Clemson in 2016. Watch out, No. 5 Notre Dame.

3:30: No. 7 Washington-No. 17 Oregon will be entertaining, but No. 2 Georgia's trip to No. 13 LSU will have the biggest playoff implications.

7: Iowa State can get its fifth win over a ranked team in the last two seasons by knocking off No. 6 West Virginia in Ames.

7:30: No. 15 Wisconsin begins a brutal three-game stretch for No. 12 Michigan (with Michigan State and Penn State next).

10:30: The Pac-12 South could be on the line when USC hosts No. 19 Colorado.

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