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North Carolina vs. Florida State score: Seminoles hang on in second half to stun No. 5 Tar Heels

Yet another top-10 team has lost as the 2020 season moves forward. No. 5 North Carolina came into Saturday’s game against Florida State as two-touchdown favorites but exit on the wrong end of a 31-28 loss, taking the Tar Heels off the list of unbeaten teams this season. 

From the start, it was clear that North Carolina would not be waltzing over the Seminoles. Quarterback Jordan Travis hit a quick 23-yard touchdown run — his first of two on the night. By the second quarter, Florida State was up 24-0 thanks in part to spectacular play from the defense. The Seminoles played particularly well in the trenches, intercepting quarterback Sam Howell and returning it for a touchdown. The Noles also had a key fourth-down stop and stymied a two-point conversion attempt. In all, this was probably the best Florida State’s defense has played this year. 

Of course, nothing about a

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Alabama vs. Georgia score: Live game updates, college football scores, NCAA highlights, full coverage

No. 2 Alabama hosts No. 3 Georgia at Bryant-Denny Stadium in the biggest game of the 2020 college football season. The late-week intrigue in this one swirled around the status of Crimson Tide coach Nick Saban, who tested positive for COVID-19 on Wednesday but has since received three negative tests and will be allowed on the sideline for this monster showdown. The battle between the stout Georgia defense and the explosive Alabama offense should tell the tale in this one.

The Bulldogs D, led by linebacker Monty Rice, is one of the best units in the entire country. It generates pressure in a variety of ways and hasn’t shown a weakness all season. Meanwhile, Alabama quarterback Mac Jones has been one of the most consistent downfield passers in the sport as the Tide have posted the most efficient offense in the country. Whoever wins the battle in the trenches should

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Clemson vs. Georgia Tech score: No. 1 Tigers drop 73 points as Trevor Lawrence posts career passing day

No. 1 Clemson got off to a sluggish start to its early kickoff against Georgia Tech on Saturday. But after a few mental mistakes and the cobwebs were cleared, the Tigers turned took a 7-7 score and turned it into a 52-7 halftime lead and eventually a 73-7 final in one of the most impressive blowouts you’ll see anywhere in college football this week. 

Clemson star quarterback Trevor Lawrence threw for a career-high 404 yards on 24-of-32 passing with five touchdowns and one interception; he was done for the day after the first drive of the second half. Much of that early damage done through the passing game was courtesy of the speedy senior wide receiver Amari Rodgers (six catches, 161 yards, two touchdowns), but the first half included touchdown grabs for Cornell Powell, Frank Ladson and tight end Davis Allen. 

Lawrence gives any group of skill players a high

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Clemson vs. Georgia Tech score: Live game updates, college football scores, NCAA highlights, full coverage

No. 1 Clemson got off to a sluggish start but after an explosive second quarter the Tigers are in total control, leading Georgia Tech 52-7 at halftime. Both Trevor Lawrence and Travis Etienne were responsible for first half turnovers, but they were supported by a defense that is starting to come into its own here in the early-middle stages of Clemson’s season. After Etienne’s fumble the Tigers’ defense forced a three-and-out and after Lawrence’s interception Clemson got not only a fourth down stop against the Yellow Jackets but a turnover on the play as well. The defense also contributed to the mental mistakes of the first quarter, allowing Georgia Tech to pop off a 59-yard touchdown on a pass from Jeff Sims to Jalen Camp. 

The 35-0 rout of the second quarter was largely a product of the passing game, as Lawrence currently has 391 yards and five touchdowns on

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Notre Dame vs. Louisville score: Live game updates, college football scores, NCAA highlights, full coverage

No. 4 Notre Dame is enjoying its maiden voyage in the ACC thus far, as it enters Saturday’s game 3-0 on the season and has won its first two ACC contests by an average of 15 points. Now it finds itself ranked in the top five but hosting a dangerous Louisville team on Saturday. Of course, while Notre Dame is heavily favored (-16.5, per William Hill Sportsbook), one could also argue that this Louisville team is the best team the Fighting Irish will have played thus far. Louisville brings the best offense the Irish defense has seen this year to South Bend, Indiana.

The Cardinals entered the 2020 season with high hopes after improving from 2-10 in 2018 to 8-5 last year under new coach Scott Satterfield. They have not been able to maintain that momentum. Louisville opened the season with a win over Western Kentucky but have dropped

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College Football Odds Week 7: Picks Against the Spread and Score Predictions | Bleacher Report

North Carolina wide receiver Dazz Newsome (5) finds some running room against Virginia Tech defensive back Jermaine Waller during the first half of an NCAA college football game in Chapel Hill, N.C., Saturday, Oct. 10, 2020. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

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The two-touchdown spread in favor of the North Carolina Tar Heels suggests they will have an easy time against the Florida State Seminoles Saturday. 

However, Florida State is coming off its best performance of the season, albeit in a losing effort, and could be inspired to perform even better at home in a prime-time game. 

The Seminoles may not be able to pull off the outright upset, but they have the potential to keep the ACC clash at Doak Campbell Stadium close enough to cover. 

Before most of the Top 25 teams hit the gridiron Saturday, the No. 17 SMU Mustangs and No. 15 BYU Cougars will be in action Friday night in potentially tricky matchups. 

SMU suffered brutal injury news regarding two of its star offensive players and could be particularly susceptible to an upset at the hands of the Tulane Green Wave. 

            

Week 7 CFB

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