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Fearless Rick's 2015-16 College Football Week 7 - Early Games

Rick Gagliano | October 15-17, 2015

All times Eastern - Click here for late games.

Thursday, October 15

7:00 pm Auburn (-2, 51 1/2) at Kentucky - Odd that 3-2 Auburn is posted as the favored team, since Kentucky is 4-1, and already has wins over South Carolina and Missouri in conference.

The Wildcats have already equalled their season total for SEC wins from last year and are a much improved squad over their 2-6 (conference) team of 2014.

While this may not rank as much of an upset, the home crowd should be loud as the Wildcats dominate defensively. Auburn scored only 30 points in their losses to LSU and Mississippi State and the Wildcats are as good or better at stopping the opposition.

Prediction: Wildcats 27 Tigers 17


10:30 pm UCLA at Stanford (-7, 55 1/2) - Showdown in the PAC-12 between a pair of 4-1 teams which are nearly equal in most statistical analysis.

The Bruins have scored 174 points while allowing 110, while Stanford has put up 175 and given up 95. With those kinds of numbers even home field may not be enough for the Cardinal to hold back the Bruins, who have had an extra week off and are looking to make amends for their 38-23 loss to Arizona State.

UCLA has not beaten Stanford since 2008, but this could be the year they turn the tables on their division rivals to the North.

Prediction: Bruins 28 Cardinal 24


Friday, October 16

8:00 pm Cincinnati at BYU (-6 1/2, 66) - BYU suffered back-to-back losses in September - to quality teams, UCLA and Michigan - but has shaken those off with a pair of wins at home over UConn and East Carolina.

As an independent, the Cougar schedule is replete with challenges, but they're already 2-0 against the American Athletic conference and should shut down the Cincinnati offense repeatedly. Look for a coming out party from BYU's offense, which can light up the scoreboard.

Prediction: Cougars 48 Bearcats 24


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9:00 pm Boise State (-9 1/2, 46 1/2) at Utah State - With just one loss (Sept. 12 at BYU), the Broncos have been plastering the opposition, winning their last four games by a combined score of 204-24, and, while the Aggies are an OK, 3-2, they are no match for the kids from Idaho.

This looks like a blowout in every sense.

Prediction: Broncos 44 Aggies 16


Saturday, October 17

12:00 pm Louisville at Florida State (-7, 46) - Florida State hasn't loss yet this season (5-0) and the Cardinals are already 2-3, so this one doesn't look like much of a fight, especially after the Seminoles dispatched Miami last week, 29-22.

This should be a defensive-style game, but the Seminoles have a pretty solid edge on both sides of the ball and are at home, where they are very tough.

Tough call because the Cardinals don't generally get blown out.

Prediction: Seminoles 27 Cardinals 17


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12:00 pm Iowa (-3, 40) at Northwestern - After their blistering, 38-0, loss at Michigan last week, the Wildcats must regroup quickly because they face another huge challenge, facing unbeaten Iowa, which already has wins in the conference at Wisconsin and against Illinois, winning last week, 29-20.

The Hawkeyes don't present a very pretty brand of football, but it is of the hard-knocking variety, so, considering the way the Wildcats folded last week, it would not surprise anybody to see Iowa come in and put a serious whipping on the home team.

Prediction: Hawkeyes 27 Wildcats 14


12:00 pm Ole Miss (-10 1/2, 64 1/2) at Memphis - Stunned by Florida two weeks ago, the Rebels took out their frustrations on New Mexico State in a 52-3 win and now play another non-conference game and go on the road, which may not be the best of planning as the Memphis Tigers have rolled to a 5-0 mark in the American Athletic conference.

Ole Miss may take this one a little on the light side, which could be a serious mistake, but will prevail late, despite a scare in Blues City.

Prediction: Rebels 34 Tigers 31

All times Eastern - Click here for late games

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