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September 23, 2017

College Football, Week 4 Looks Better.

by Larry Leek

bigonsports.com

Week 3 proved to be a pretty good weekend when you consider ALL the scarp games there were. We had some minor upsets like the LSU Tigers losing to the Mississippi St. Bulldogs 37-7 on the road. Even though the Tigers were  ranked inside the top 10 of the WOYSM College Top 25, most annalist felt the Tigers still had to prove they are still one of the elite SEC programs, well they failed miserably.

Week 4 has a number of intriguing match ups so make sure you have plenty of tailgate goodies on hand to get thru the weekend. There will be great matchups at the push of the remote. Lets examine some of the BIG games coming up.

Games of note are:

Both teams are undefeated at 2-0, The Houston Cougars biggest win thus far came at the Arizona Wildcats while Texas Tech’s was against Arizona St. It should be a good game between two smaller schools. Houston should get the win, BUT the Red Raiders are at home, so maybe the home crowd can be an influence.

This should be another great game to watch between two 2nd tier SEC teams. Even though the only legit team Texas A&M has faced thus far is the UCLA Bruins which resulted in a loss, they are on a 2-game winning streak against a couple of nobodies, so maybe they can use that as a 2nd rate fuel for the fire. Arkansas has split their first two games. The beat Florida A&M, but was no match for #14 TCU in their opener. The Razorbacks should take this game at home.

#1 Alabama travels to Nashville today to take on undefeated (You heard it right) Vanderbilt. The BIG question is or should be, How long can the Commodores hang with the Tide? Vandy’s biggest win this season was against Kansas St. while the Tide’s biggest win thus far was their opener against #8 Florida St. The Tide should have NO PROBLEM defeating Vanderbilt but you never know. Watch the game & see what happens.

A lot of folks wonder why WOYSM has #21 Oklahoma St. ranked SO low. they lost their rival game against #7 Oklahoma  in their season final and even thou they won their bowl game, they did not overly impress. They have looked good this season and if their success continues they will climb. Lets don’t forget they also lost to Central Michigan last season as well. #14 TCU enters the game undefeated. Last season they were no match for the Cowboys, losing 31-6. Oklahoma St. should win the game but anything can happen.

Is Purdue as good as their record indicates? They will get their biggest test of the season today from #2 Michiganthe Wolverines are undefeated going into the contest  with Purdue’s only loss coming at home against Louisville. It should be a GREAT game to watch. Thus far the Wolverines biggest win came against #18 Florida in week 1. The Boilermakers enter the game at 2-1 with their biggest win thus far coming against Missouri last week. The Wolverines SHOULD win this game, but an upset is possible here.

This game promises to be an SEC classic. Both teams are undefeated with #18 Mississippi St. coming off a HUGE win against #19 LSU last Saturday. #12 Georgia barely defeated Notre Dame narrowly (20-19) to earn their biggest win of the season. Don’t be surprised if the Bulldogs from Mississippi beat up on the ones from Georgia. Either way it should be one HECK of a dog fight.

Other games to watch include #4 Penn Stat Iowa, #18 Florida At KentuckyNotre Dame At Michigan St. and #5 Washington At #15 Colorado.

This is Whats On My Sports Mind about this subject:

There’s a WHOLE slew of games this ole Sports Mind believes are going to be great games to watch. Maybe MY South Carolina Gamecocks can get back on the winning track against a Louisiana Tech team thats 2-1 with their only loss coming at the hands of Miss. St. The Gamecocks lost to Kentucky last week scoring on the 1st play from scrimmage and then being held to just 10 pts. their after. Don’t be surprised if the Bulldogs give South Carolina fits, I know this Sports Mind won’t be. The Gamecocks should win though.

In the other games dept. you can look for Penn St to beat Iowa, Florida to knock off Kentucky, Mich. St. to beat the Fighting Irish and Washington over Colorado.

So Whats On Your Sports Mind about this subject?

Find your game below & enjoy your College Football weekend.

Thursday, September 21

Friday, September 22

MATCHUP TIME  (ET) NAT TV LOCATION

Virginia

8:00 PM ESPN2
WatchESPN
Albertsons Stadium, Boise, ID

#23Utah

10:30 PM FS1 Arizona Stadium, Tucson, AZ

Saturday, September 23

MATCHUP TIME  (ET) NAT TV LOCATION

UNLV

12:00 PM BTN Ohio Stadium, Columbus, OH

NC State

12:00 PM ABC
ESPN2
WatchESPN
Doak Campbell Stadium, Tallahassee, FL

Kent State

12:00 PM ACCNE Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium, Louisville, KY

Texas Tech

12:00 PM ABC
ESPN2
WatchESPN
TDECU Stadium, Houston, TX

Army

12:00 PM CBSSN Yulman Stadium, New Orleans, LA

Texas A&M

12:00 PM ESPN
WatchESPN
AT&T Stadium, Arlington, TX

UMass

12:00 PM SECN
WatchESPN
Neyland Stadium, Knoxville, TN

West Virginia

12:00 PM ESPNU
WatchESPN
Memorial Stadium , Lawrence, KS

Pittsburgh

12:20 PM ACCNE Bobby Dodd Stadium, Atlanta, GA

New Mexico

1:30 PM ESPN3 Chapman Stadium, Tulsa, OK

Old Dominion

2:00 PM ACCNE Lane Stadium, Blacksburg, VA

Idaho

2:00 PM ESPN3 Ladd-Peebles Stadium, Mobile, AL

Ohio

2:00 PM ESPN3 Rynearson Stadium, Ypsilanti, MI
UCF 3:00 PM FS1 Maryland Stadium, College Park, MD
#1 Alabama 3:30 PM CBS Vanderbilt Stadium, Nashville, TN

Boston College

3:30 PM ESPN2
WatchESPN
Memorial Stadium , Clemson, SC

#5USC

3:30 PM ABC
WatchESPN
Memorial Stadium , Berkeley, CA

#16TCU

3:30 PM ESPN
WatchESPN
Boone Pickens Stadium, Stillwater, OK

Toledo

#14Miami

3:30 PM ACCNE Hard Rock Stadium, Miami, FL

Rutgers

3:30 PM BTN Memorial Stadium , Lincoln, NE

Georgia Southern

3:30 PM BTN Memorial Stadium , Bloomington, IN

Wake Forest

3:30 PM ESPN3 Kidd Brewer Stadium, Boone, NC

Duke

3:30 PM ESPNU
WatchESPN
Kenan Stadium, Chapel Hill, NC

Louisiana Tech

3:30 PM SECN
WatchESPN
Williams-Brice Stadium, Columbia, SC

Miami (OH)

3:30 PM ESPN3 Kelly/Shorts Stadium, Mount Pleasant, MI

Cincinnati

3:30 PM CBSSN Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium, Annapolis, MD

#8Michigan

4:00 PM FOX Ross-Ade Stadium, West Lafayette, IN

Louisiana Monroe

5:00 PM ESPN3 Cajun Field, Lafayette, LA
Nevada 6:00 PM PAC12 Martin Stadium, Pullman, WA
Akron 6:00 PM ESPN3 Veterans Memorial Stadium , Troy, AL
Georgia State 6:00 PM McColl-Richardson Field, Charlotte, NC
#3Oklahoma 6:30 PM FS1 McLane Stadium, Waco, TX

Western Illinois

6:30 PM ESPN3 Brooks Stadium, Conway, SC

UAB

6:30 PM Apogee Stadium, Denton, TX

#17Mississippi State

#11Georgia

7:00 PM ESPN
WatchESPN
Sanford Stadium, Athens, GA
#22 San Diego State 7:00 PM CBSSN Falcon Stadium, Usaf Academy, CO
Syracuse

#25LSU

7:00 PM ESPN2
WatchESPN
Tiger Stadium , Baton Rouge, LA

Ball State

7:00 PM L.T. Smith Stadium, Bowling Green, KY

Florida Atlantic

7:00 PM ESPN3 UB Stadium, Buffalo, NY

Bowling Green

7:00 PM ESPN3 Floyd Stadium, Murfreesboro, TN

Arkansas State

SMU

7:00 PM ESPN3 Gerald J. Ford Stadium, Dallas, TX

Wagner

7:00 PM ESPN3 Waldo Stadium, Kalamazoo, MI

#4Penn State

7:30 PM ABC
WatchESPN
Kinnick Stadium, Iowa City, IA
#15Auburn 7:30 PM ESPNU
WatchESPN
Memorial Stadium/Faurot Field, Columbia, MO

#20Florida

7:30 PM SECN
WatchESPN
Commonwealth Stadium, Lexington, KY

Florida Intl

7:30 PM Rice Stadium, Houston, TX
Utah State 7:30 PM CEFCU Stadium – Home of the Spartans, San Jose, CA

UT San Antonio

7:30 PM ESPN3 Bobcat Stadium , San Marcos, TX

UTEP

8:00 PM ESPN3 Aggie Memorial Stadium, Las Cruces, NM
Southern Illinois 8:00 PM ESPN3 Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium, Memphis, TN

Notre Dame

8:00 PM FOX Spartan Stadium , East Lansing, MI

#7Washington

10:00 PM FS1 Folsom Field, Boulder, CO

#24Oregon

10:00 PM PAC12 Sun Devil Stadium, Tempe, AZ
Hawaii 10:15 PM ESPN2
WatchESPN
War Memorial Stadium , Laramie, WY

UCLA

10:30 PM ESPN
WatchESPN
Stanford Stadium, Stanford, CA

Sunday, September 24

MATCHUP TIME  (ET) NAT TV LOCATION

East Carolina

12:00 PM ESPNU
WatchESPN
Rentschler Field, East Hartford, CT

Rankings Provided By WOYSM College Top 25.

 

 

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