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In-conference upsets. Week 6 matchups result in more shifting of the AP poll. 

There were two upsets in the Pac-12 and one in the SEC in Week 6. The first upset in the Pac-12 came when the #11 Utah Utes traveled to the #18 UCLA Bruins for their early afternoon game. The Bruins, led by quarterback Dorian Thompson-Robinson, welcomed their conference opponents hoping to keep their undefeated record for the season. Thompson-Robinson totaled 5 touchdowns on the day, averaging 13 yards per throw. The Utes were undone by their two turnovers, with the latter coming in the fourth quarter setting up UCLA for the game-winning touchdown.

The second upset came when the Arizona State Sun Devils hosted the #21 Washington Huskies. Three second-quarter touchdowns from the Sun Devils separated the two teams despite a late drive from Washington. This marked the first win for interim head coach Shaun Aguano after the surprise firing of Herm Edwards in September.

Then the third upset was in the SEC when the #13 Kentucky Wildcats faced South Carolina at home. Kentucky was led by freshman quarterback Kaiya Sheron after starting quarterback Will Levis was injured in their 22-19 loss to Ole Miss in week 5. Sheron threw for 178 yards and two touchdowns in the game but was unable to overcome the Gamecocks’ 10-point lead.

Top 3 Games to Watch for Week 7

  • #3 Alabama Crimson Tide @ #6 Tennessee Volunteers

The #3 ranked Alabama Crimson Tide travel to Neyland Stadium after a close win over Texas A&M last week. This game marks the first time the two teams will both enter the matchup undefeated since 1989. Alabama is favored heading into the matchup with the hope of star quarterback Bryce Young returning after missing last week’s game, but the Volunteers are set up to give the reigning SEC champions their toughest challenge yet behind quarterback Hendon Hooker.

  • #5 Michigan Wolverines vs. #10 Penn State Nittany Lions

Michigan hosts Penn State in Ann Arbor for an early Saturday kickoff in what is a must-win for the Wolverines in their hopes of keeping up with rivals Ohio State for the Big Ten title. The Wolverines have remained undefeated behind quarterback J.J. McCarthey, but this will be the biggest challenge of the season only being -7 point favorites in this home matchup.

  • #8 Oklahoma State Cowboys @ #13 TCU Horned Frogs

Another meeting of in-conference undefeated teams will be held in the Big 12 between Oklahoma State and TCU. The Horned Frogs will host the Cowboys in their third ranked matchup of the season. The home team is a slight favorite for the game and will hope to slow Oklahoma State’s push for a second consecutive Big 12 championship game appearance.

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