We’re going to do something a bit different for College Football Week 7 because there are a couple of interesting Friday games so we will parlay two of those together. Here’s a look at them and their Mybookie college football odds.
2019 College Football Week 7 Parlay Betting Picks
No. 20 Virginia at Miami (-1)
- When: Friday, 8 PM ET
- TV: ESPN
- Live Stream: WatchESPN
UVA comes off a bye week. It lost 35-20 at No. 10 Notre Dame on Sept. 28. Virginia (4-1) led 17-14 going into the half, but was outscored by 21-3 in the second. Bryce Perkins threw for 235 yards and two touchdowns in the first half for UVA. Wide receivers Hasise Dubois and Joe Reed each had over 100 yards receiving and scored a touchdown for the Cavaliers. Dubois became the 41st Cavalier to reach 1,000th career receiving yards.
Virginia had 338 total yards on offense, passing for 334 of those yards, but had five turnovers. The Irish forced the Cavaliers into a total of 4 rushing yards on the day, the fourth-lowest total by a Notre Dame opponent since 1996. The Irish also had eight sacks.
The Hurricanes were upset at home by Virginia Tech on Saturday, 42-35. The visiting Hokies forced five turnovers in the opening half, including four in the first quarter, that helped them jump out to a 28-point advantage. Miami clawed back to tie the game late in the fourth quarter before the Hokies regained the lead for good.
N’Kosi Perry entered the game in the first quarter after starting quarterback Jarren Williams was shaken up and had thrown three interceptions over Miami’s first three drives. The redshirt sophomore provided a spark for Miami, finishing with a career-high 422 yards on 28-for-47 passing with a career high-tying four touchdowns and one interception. Still unclear whether Williams or Perry will start here.
The Last Time
Virginia beat Miami last year 16-13. Jordan Ellis had a touchdown and Brian Delaney three field goals. Ellis scored on a 7-yard run in the first half and Delaney connected on kicks of 26, 46 and 32 yards. Miami appeared to have stopped Virginia on a third-down run in the final minutes, but a personal foul call against Tito Odenigbo kept the drive alive and the Cavaliers ran out the clock.
Colorado at No. 13 Oregon (-20.5)
- When: Friday, 10 PM ET
- TV: Fox Sports
- Live Stream: Fox Sports Go
First meeting since 2016 between the schools, and the Buffs were 41-38 road upset winners in that one.
Colorado is 3-2 following a 35-30 home loss to Arizona on Saturday. The game featured nine lead changes, with Arizona scoring what proved to be the winning touchdown with 6:51 left in the game. CU quarterback Steven Montez was 28-for-42 for 299 yards and a touchdown, and Tony Brown had 10 catches for 141 yards and a 15-yard rushing touchdown. The Buffs hurt themselves with penalties, drawing eight flags for 85 yards while Arizona had one penalty for 5 yards.
Montez is 15-17 as CU’s starting quarterback; his 32 starts are fifth-most in CU history; his 29 consecutive regular season starts trail only Gale Weidner (31, 1959-61). He now has 8,304 passing yards, trailing only Sefo Liufau (9,568, 2013-16); with 683 completions, he is second only to Liufau’s 870.
The Buffaloes did not a allow a quarterback sack for the third time this season (and thus still none in the second half. It was the first CU game where neither team had a quarterback sack since 2015 (Colorado State in week three). CU did not commit a turnover or allow a sack for the 23rd time since 1972 (19-4 record; 1-1 under Mel Tucker).
What about Oregon?
Oregon improved to 4-1 with a 17-7 win over Cal. QB Justin Herbert extended his streak to 33 straight games with a TD pass, the longest streak in the nation. He tied the program record for TD passes through the first five games of a season with 15, tying Marcus Mariota (2014) and Akili Smith (1998). Herbert’s 14 TD passes in the last four games matches the most over that stretch in program history (Marcus Mariota – 2013, Darron Thomas – 2011).
Oregon has held four consecutive opponents to single-digits in points for the first time since 1960 (at California, at Washington, vs. Stanford, vs. West Virginia). The Ducks have started 2-0 in conference for the first time since 2013. They improved to 9-1 at home under head coach Mario Cristobal. Oregon has intercepted at least one pass in seven straight games, the school’s longest streak since 2012, when it intercepted a pass in 11 straight games.
Expert College Football Week 7 Parlay Betting Picks
We like both home teams against the spread.