The last Saturday of September is upon us, which means huge conference meetings fill the week 4 college football list. No. 20 Florida will head to Rocky Top to face the no. 11 Tennessee in the SEC on CBS Game of the Week in a massive SEC East rivalry that will go a long way in determining the status of the rebuilding process for both teams.
Elsewhere, no. 5 Clemson will set off to tackle the no. 21 Wake Forest at noon ET. The Tigers weren’t exactly impressive in three games, but a win over the Demon Deacons would be a surefire sign that Dabo Swinney’s crew can compete.
A late night SEC West battle between the No. 10 Arkansas and No. The 23 Texas A&M will kick off in the evening, as well as a Big Ten tilt between the divisions between Wisconsin and No. 3 State of Ohio.
It will be a busy Saturday across the country. Here’s a handy viewer guide to help you navigate the action. Always oriental.
The best games
no. 5 Clemson at no. 21 Wake Forest – noon on ABC, fuboTV (Try for free): This key ACC Atlantic meeting will be a fascinating style contract. The defense of the Tigers, especially in attack, is loaded, while the fast and slow attack of the Demon Deacons is as dangerous as any other in college football. The winner of this will have a huge advantage in the race for the division title.
no. 20 Florida at no. 11 Tennessee – 3:30 pm on CBS, CBSSports.com, CBS Sports App: The rivalry actually means something this year that is great not just for the SEC, but for the entire world of college football. Gators quarterback Anthony Richardson struggled in the air but may have to change if that turns into a shootout and must keep up with the paced Volunteers attack led by Heisman Trophy candidate Hendon Hooker in center.
no. 22 Texas at Texas Tech – 3:30 pm on ESPN, fuboTV (Try for free): This key battle within the state is already a big deal in the Big 12 title race, but that intrigue raised the bar on Thursday when it was learned that star quarterback Quinn Ewers, who was injured in the defeat against Alabama in Week 2 –in Lubbock, Texas and dressing well. Ewers looked great against Crimson Tide before his shoulder injury, and it will be interesting to see how coach Steve Sarkisian uses him if he sees the pitch.
no. 10 Arkansas vs. no. 23 Texas A&M (in Arlington, Texas) – 7pm on ESPN, fuboTV (Try for free): This showdown at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas is fraught with intrigue. The Razorbacks have the worst passing defense in the country (352.7 yards per game), while Aggies’ passing attack was mediocre at best. The underdog of this one will fight an uphill battle in SEC West for the remainder of the season.
Wisconsin at No. 3 Ohio State – 7:30 pm on ABC, fuboTV (Try for free): This will be a style contrast between two Big Ten powers within the horseshoe. The Buckeyes boast a tremendous passing attack under the guidance of Heisman contender CJ Stroud, and the Badgers are built to possess the scrimmage line on both sides of the ball. The Ohio State defensive front was a concern coming into the season and this will be his biggest test of the young season.
no. 7 USC at Oregon State – 9:30 pm on Pac-12 Network, fuboTV (Try for free): The high-flying Trojan attack will head to Corvallis, Oregon, where it will face a team of Beavers that went very smoothly 3-0 and produced the Pac-12’s second best attack. If the Trojan defense is able to strengthen, it could be a sign that Coach Lincoln Riley’s team is indeed “back”.
The best of the rest
- Kent State at no. 1 Georgia – noon on ESPN +
- Maryland at no. 4 Michigan – noon on Fox, fuboTV (free trial)
- Central Michigan at No. 14 Penn State – noon on Big Ten Network, fuboTV (free trial)
- no. 17 Baylor to Iowa State – noon on ESPN2, fuboTV (free trial)
- Rhode Island at No. 24 Pittsburgh – noon on ACC Network, fuboTV (free trial)
- Buffalo in Eastern Michigan – noon on CBS Sports Network, CBSSports.com, CBS Sports App
- Middle Tennessee at No. 25 Miami – 3:30 pm on ACC Network, fuboTV (free trial)
- Notre Dame in North Carolina – 3:30 pm on ABC, fuboTV (free trial)
- FIU at Western Kentucky – 3:30 am on CBS Sports Network, CBSSports.com, CBS Sports App
- no. 15 Oregon to Washington State – 4pm on Fox, fuboTV (free trial)
- Tulsa at no. 16 Ole Miss – 16:00 on SEC Network, fuboTV (free trial)
- Northern Illinois at No. 8 Kentucky – 7pm on ESPN2, fuboTV (free trial)
- UNLV in the state of Utah – 7pm on CBS Sports Network, CBSSports.com, CBS Sports App
- Vanderbilt at no. 2 Alabama – 7:30 pm on SEC Network, fuboTV (free trial)
- UConn at no. 12 NC status – 19:30 on ACC RSN
- State of Kansas at No. 6 Oklahoma – 8pm on Fox, fuboTV (free trial)
- Wyoming at No. 19 BYU – 10:15 pm on ESPN2, fuboTV (free trial)
- no. 13 Utah at Arizona State – 10:30 pm on ESPN, fuboTV (free trial)
- Stanford at no. 18 Washington – 22:30 on FS1, fuboTV (free trial)
- Western Michigan to San Jose State – 10:30 pm on CBS Sports Network, CBSSports.com, CBS Sports App