We are trying to catch our collective breath after a crazy week 6, but the schedule makers aren’t giving us a lot of time. A huge Sunbelt clash kicks off Week 7 on Tuesday night. More on that later. In all, 27 games, 23 of them conference match-ups are on the slate for Week 7 in the Group of Five.
The aforementioned Tuesday night clash kicks off the action as Appalachian State visits Louisiana. Louisiana is the preseason favorite to win the Sunbelt West, while App State was tied with Coastal Carolina in the preseason poll for the Sunbelt East. Through the first 6 weeks of the season, those predictions look accurate. It should be a great game in Lafayette.
The Memphis Tigers will try to right their ship as they play host to the Midshipmen (nice word play there). Memphis is on a two game losing streak and Navy has shown they are quite capable of springing an upset. In another critical AAC matchup, Cincinnati hosts UCF. Some of the luster is off this matchup with Dillon Gabriel’s injury, but the Knights are a proud program and will give the Bearcats a test.
In the Mountain West, two of the leaders in the Mountain Division meet up when Boise State, fresh off an upset of 10th ranked BYU, hosts Air Force. Last year’s MWC champion San Jose State tried to get back on track when they host undefeated San Diego State. Given the current state of the MWC, in what can be viewed as an elimination game, Wyoming hosts Fresno State, as both teams look to get back on the winning track.
In the CUSA, UTEP puts their CUSA West lead on the line as they host hard-luck Louisiana Tech. Louisiana Tech has opened the season with five one-possession games on their way to a 2-3 record, that could easily be a lot better.
In the MAC, Eastern Michigan hosts Ball State in a key MAC western division showdown. In a big cross-division matchup, Kent State, unbeaten in conference play, hosts dangerous Western Michigan.
There are two P5 vs G5 matchups on the schedule as Wisconsin host Army and Naylor welcomes in BYU.
The complete slate of games for Week 7 is presented in the table below.
|Date & Time (EST)||Home||Scr||Visitor||Scr||Home Line||Total|
|10/12/2021 @ 7:30 PM||Louisiana||41||Appalachian State||13||3.5||55|
|10/14/2021 @ 7:30 PM||South Alabama||41||Georgia Southern||14||-3||49.5|
|10/14/2021 @ 7:30 PM||Memphis||35||Navy||17||-8||52.5|
|10/15/2021 @ 7:00 PM||North Texas||21||Marshall||49||10.5||65|
|10/15/2021 @ 10:30 PM||San Jose State||13||San Diego State||19||8||42.5|
|10/16/2021 @ 1:00 PM||Boise State||17||Air Force||24||-6||50.5|
|10/16/2021 @ 1:00 PM||Miami (OH)||34||Akron||21||-20||52.5|
|10/16/2021 @ 1:00 PM||Southern Mississippi||0||Alabama-Birmingham||34||16||43|
|10/16/2021 @ 1:00 PM||Eastern Michigan||31||Ball State||38||2.5||54.5|
|10/16/2021 @ 1:00 PM||Northern Illinois||34||Bowling Green State||26||-10||49.5|
|10/16/2021 @ 1:00 PM||Cincinnati||56||Central Florida||21||-20||56.5|
|10/16/2021 @ 1:00 PM||New Mexico||7||Colorado State||36||9.5||44.5|
|10/16/2021 @ 1:00 PM||Wyoming||0||Fresno State||17||3.5||55.5|
|10/16/2021 @ 10:30 PM||Nevada||34||Hawaii||17||-15.5||59.5|
|10/16/2021 @ 1:00 PM||Western Michigan||64||Kent State||31||-7||64|
|10/16/2021 @ 1:00 PM||Louisiana-Monroe||31||Liberty||28||32||56|
|10/16/2021 @ 1:00 PM||Texas-El Paso||19||Louisiana Tech||3||7||55|
|10/16/2021 @ 1:00 PM||Buffalo||27||Ohio||26||-10||55.5|
|10/16/2021 @ 1:00 PM||Texas-San Antonio||45||Rice||0||-18.5||54.5|
|10/16/2021 @ 1:00 PM||Central Michigan||26||Toledo||23||4.5||51.5|
|10/16/2021 @ 1:00 PM||Texas State||28||Troy||31||6.5||49.5|
|10/16/2021 @ 1:00 PM||South Florida||31||Tulsa||32||9||57.5|
|10/16/2021 @ 7:00 PM||Nevada-Las Vegas||24||Utah State||28||6.5||57.5|
|10/16/2021 @ 1:00 PM||Old Dominion||20||Western Kentucky||43||12.5||67.5|
|10/16/2021 @ 1:00 PM||Wisconsin||20||Army||14||-13||41|
|10/16/2021 @ 1:00 PM||Baylor||38||Brigham Young||24||-4.5||48|
|10/16/2021 @ 12:00 PM||Connecticut||21||Yale||15||0||0|