Jason Radowitz (16-9 in CFB) previews Week 7 of Friday’s doubleheader for College Football.
Week 7 has some amazing divisional match-ups. But we’ll hold the brakes for Saturday and dive into two outstanding games on Friday. A couple of my viewers asked that I keep my paragraphs short and simple. Sometimes I write too much, apparently. Let me know if you like this style better!
(20) Virginia (4-1) @ Miami (3-1) 8pm EST on ESPN
Miami has been very inconsistent this season. They had an enormous comeback against Virginia Tech last week, just to lose 42-35. Their two wins were against Bethune-Cookman (whatever) and Central Michigan (by five) at home. Virginia has been tested against Notre Dame and Pittsburgh. They’ve been good and they got a little breather coming off a bye week.
Miami will be throwing out a new face on Friday after promoting N’Kosi Perry to starting QB after Jarren Williams threw three interceptions in his first seven passes. Virginia’s defense is highly underrated and should be able to put Williams in a frenzy.
And even if this game becomes a shootout, I’m taking my chances with Virginia’s quarterback Bryce Perkins. He’s a stud. That Hurricanes offensive line as pitiful and Virginia’s defensive front is that much better. Take Virginia and the 2 points.
Colorado (3-2) @ Oregon (4-1) 10pm EST on FS1
Oregon will be 21 point favorites entering this game against Colorado. 21 points!! They didn’t even score 21 points against California last week at home. Top quarterback, Justin Herbert, of Oregon, ended that game with a QBR of 49.9. Oregon was also 21 point favorites for this game and only covered by 10.
Colorado’s defense isn’t nearly as good as California’s. They’ve been lit up by basically every team they’ve played. Another similarity? Their last four games this season have ended in a one possession game.
Oregon will win this game. By 21 points? No chance.