College Football Game Previews: Week 7

Arkansas vs. Alabama; Saturday, Oct. 14, 12:00 PM ET ESPN

The Prospects:


  • QB K.J. Jefferson, No. 1
  • WR Andrew Armstrong, No. 2
  • WR Isaac TeSlaa, No. 4
  • C Beaux Limmer, No. 55
  • LG Brady Latham, No. 62
  • DE Trajan Jeffcoat, No. 7


  • RT J.C. Latham, No. 65
  • WR Jermaine Burton, No. 3
  • WR Ja’Corey Brooks, No. 7
  • C Seth McLaughlin, No. 56
  • RB Josh Williams, No. 27
  • QB Jalen Milroe, No. 4
  • RB Jase McClellan, No. 2
  • LB Chris Braswell, No. 41
  • LB Dallas Turner, No. 15
  • CB Kool-Aid McKinstry, No. 1
  • CB Terrion Arnold, No. 3
  • S Malachi Moore, No. 13

The Matchups: Latham could be a first-round pick next April in the 2024 NFL Draft, and he will see a potential test from Jeffcoat. K.J. Jefferson has had some gutty performances in the past against top SEC competition, and it will be interesting to see if hen can impress against a Crimson Tide defense that is not as talented as other versions of that unit as in the past.

Oregon vs. Washington; Saturday, Oct. 14, 3:30 PM ET ABC

The Prospects:


  • QB Bo Nix, No. 10
  • WR Tez Johnson, No. 15
  • DT Jordan Burch, No. 1
  • DT Brandon Dorlus, No. 3


  • QB Michael Penix Jr., No. 9
  • DE Bralen Trice, No. 8
  • OLB Zion Tupuolo-Fetui, No. 4
  • WR Rome Odunze, No. 1
  • WR Ja’Lynn Polk, No. 2
  • WR Jalen McMillan, No. 11
  • TE Devin Culp, No. 83

The Matchups: Nix and Penix are both prospects who could rise for the 2024 NFL Draft. Assuming Shedeur Sanders goes back to Colorado, the third-rated quarterback for the 2024 NFL Draft is a wide-open race, with Nix and Penix being contenders. This is an important game to impress for players like Odunze, Trice, Burch and Dorlus.

Miami vs. North Carolina; Saturday, Oct. 14, 7:30 PM ET ABC

The Prospects:


  • S Kamren Kinchens, No. 5
  • S James Williams, No. 20
  • DE Akheem Mesidor, No. 3
  • DT Leonard Taylor III, No. 56
  • C Matt Lee, No. 55
  • G Javion Cohen, No. 70
  • QB Tyler Van Dyke, No. 9
  • TE Elijah Arroyo, No. 80

North Carolina

  • QB Drake Maye, No. 10
  • LB Cedric Gray, No. 33
  • WR Devontez Walker, No. 9
  • WR Nate McCollum, No. 6
  • RB British Brooks, No. 24

The Matchups: Maye is the favorite to be the No. 2-rated quarterback prospect for the 2024 NFL Draft, and Van Dyke could be an early-round prospect as well. Maye is going to be challenged by a quality Miami secondary, and hopefully, Kinchens will be back from injury. Maye is the best quarterback who Kinchens and Williams are due to see this season, so it will be a good barometer for how they can handle a future NFL starter.

USC vs. Notre Dame; Saturday, Oct. 14, 7:30 PM ET NBC

The Prospects:


  • QB Caleb Williams, No. 13
  • LT Jonah Monheim, No. 79
  • S Calen Bullock, No. 7

Notre Dame

  • LT Joe Alt, No. 76
  • QB Sam Hartman, No. 10
  • RB Auric Estimé, No. 7
  • DE Javontae Jean-Baptiste, No. 1
  • DT Howard Cross III, No. 56
  • CB Cam Hart, No. 5

The Matchups: Notre Dame has a quality defense, and one of the better defenses that Williams will face in 2023. It will be interesting to see how Alt and Hartman play against some tougher competition.