The stakes are only getting higher as the college football season enters its second half, and a number of underdogs made last week count by coming up huge. Texas came away with a famous victory over Oklahoma, Mississippi Sate stunned Auburn, and Florida made a statement against LSU. Week 7 brings the same shock potential-- here are four upsets that will happen this Saturday.
4. Nebraska (+3.5) Beats Northwestern
Nebraska comes into this game still looking for its first victory of the season. Desperate to turn things around, Scott Frost and the Cornhuskers will make this a very dangerous contest for Northwestern. The Wildcats have shown huge potential by competing credibly with teams like Michigan, but haven't been able to stay consistent. That will be their downfall in this game.
3. Iowa State (+6.5) Beats West Virginia
Iowa State is a much better than its record suggests. The Cyclones have been competitive in games against Oklahoma and TCU despite coming up short in both of them. Meanwhile, No. 6 West Virginia's defense hasn't looked strong lately, giving up 56 combined points against Texas Tech and Kansas (!) in their last two games. Can ISU pull a similar shocker to the one they authored against Baker Mayfield and Oklahoma last season?
2. UCLA (+7) Beats Cal
It just feels like it's finally time for the Bruins to turn things around. UCLA's fortunes were supposed to be different this year with the arrival of Chip Kelly, but so far that hasn't been the case to say the least. The Bruins are still hunting for their first victory, and with Cal's offense looking lackluster right now, this is the game to do it.
1. Colorado (+7) beats USC
Colorado has been proving naysayers wrong all season long, climbing up to No. 19 in this week's AP Poll. Even so, the undefeated Buffs are still a seven-point underdog on the road against 3-2 USC this weekend. This CU's opportunity to solidify its status among the top teams out west, and based on how they've been scoring points, the Trojans could be in deep trouble.