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College Football Week 7 Schedule: It’s all about Ohio State vs. Wisconsin

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The Badgers hope to upset the #2-ranked Buckeyes in Madison this week.

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Sure, there are a pair of top-ten matchups in college football today, but there’s one that feels like a much bigger deal than the other - especially in the Midwest. College Gameday is set up at the base of Bascom Hill on the University of Wisconsin campus this morning, as the 8th-ranked Badgers host the #2 Ohio State Buckeyes in a huge Big Ten matchup with potential playoff implications.

The Badgers and Buckeyes are clearly in the top tier of the Big Ten this year, a group which consists of four teams - Michigan and Nebraska included - which all sit in the top ten and have College Football Playoff aspirations. For the Buckeyes, a loss here is no death blow to those hopes, as they still play both of those other two top teams before the regular season wraps up. The Badgers, however, lost at Michigan two weeks ago and face Nebraska in another home night game in two weeks; a second loss could kill their playoff hopes.

The other big game is an SEC matchup pitting top-ranked Alabama against Tennessee, whose comeback magic finally ran out at Texas A&M last week in double-overtime.

For Wisconsin fans: make sure to check out Bucky’s 5th Quarter, the SB Nation blog covering the Badgers. Enjoy this great day in college football!

Early Games

NC State Wolfpack at #3 Clemson Tigers

12:00 Noon ET (11 AM CT)
Memorial Stadium
Clemson, SC
ABC

Kansas State Wildcats vs. #19 Oklahoma Sooners

11:00 AM CT
Memorial Stadium
Norman, OK
ESPN

#20 West Virginia Mountaineers at Texas Tech Red Raiders

11:00 AM CT
Jones AT&T Stadium
Lubbock, TX
FOX Sports 1

Afternoon Kickoffs

#10 Nebraska Cornhuskers at Indiana Hoosiers

3:30 PM ET (2:30 CT)
Memorial Stadium
Bloomington, IN
ABC or ESPN2

North Carolina Tar Heels at #16 Miami Hurricanes

3:30 PM ET (2:30 CT)
Hard Rock Stadium
Miami, FL
ABC or ESPN2

#24 Western Michigan Broncos at Akron Zips

3:30 PM ET (2:30 CT)
InfoCision Stadium
Akron, OH
CBS Sports Network

Wake Forest Demon Deacons at #14 Florida State Seminoles

3:30 PM ET (2:30 CT)
Doak Campbell Stadium
Tallahassee, FL
ESPN

Kansas Jayhawks at #11 Baylor Bears

2:30 PM CT
McLane Stadium
Waco, TX
FOX Sports 1

#1 Alabama Crimson Tide at #9 Tennessee Volunteers

3:30 PM ET (2:30 CT)
Neyland Stadium
Knoxville, TN
CBS

#17 Virginia Tech Hokies at Syracuse Orange

3:45 PM ET (2:45 CT)
Carrier Dome
Syracuse, NY
ESPNU

#21 Utah Utes at Oregon State Beavers

1:00 PM PT (3:00 CT)
Reser Stadium
Corvallis, OR
PAC-12 Network

Missouri Tigers at #18 Florida Gators

4:00 PM ET (3:00 CT)
Ben Hill Griffin Stadium
Gainesville, FL
SEC Network

Night Games

Tulsa Golden Hurricane at #13 Houston Cougars

6:00 PM CT
TDECU Stadium
Houston, TX
ESPN2

#12 Ole Miss Runnin’ Rebels at #22 Arkansas Razorbacks

6:00 PM CT
Razorback Stadium
Fayetteville, AR
ESPN

#2 Ohio State Buckeyes at #8 Wisconsin Badgers

7:00 PM CT
Camp Randall Stadium
Madison, WI
ABC