You already know what’s in store for today. Week 4 brings the most loaded college football slate in recent memory with six ranked matchups, and that doesn’t include the Florida State-Clemson game that had everyone on the edge of their seats earlier in the day.
There’s going to be great football to watch from morning to night, so stay tuned with us throughout this epic day.
Here’s what we see late Saturday (all times Eastern, odds via BetMGM):
Time: 7 pm | TV: Fox | Line: OSU -3 | Total: 57.5
Both teams in the fractured Pac-12 want to compete for a conference title before the league disappears. Oregon State is coming off a 10-win season and is off to a strong start in 2023 with dominant wins over San Jose State, UC Davis and San Diego State. Clemson transferred QB TJ Yuakaleli to the Beavers in the offseason to shore up the run-heavy offense. Washington State is also off to a 3-0 start. The Cougars blew out Colorado State on the road and upset Wisconsin at home before taking care of Northern Colorado over the weekend. Cameron Ward is one of the most underrated QBs in the Pac-12 and he was outstanding in his second season at WSU.
Time: 7:30 pm | TV: NBC | Line: OSU -3 | Total: 55.5
Ohio State coach Ryan Day is 48-6 since taking over as full-time head coach, but back-to-back losses to Michigan and a painful CFP semifinal loss last year have put him under extra scrutiny. The Buckeyes are off to a 3-0 start, but working on new starting QB Kyle McCord has been a process. How will he handle his first rough road conditions? On the other hand, this is one of the biggest games in Notre Dame Stadium in years and a major opportunity for second-year head coach Marcus Freeman. The Irish went 4-0 in 2023 under the leadership of transfer QB Sam Hartman, who has made a big improvement at the position compared to past years.
Time: 7:30 pm | TV: CBS | Line: PSU -14.5 | Total: 40.5
Is this the year Penn State returns to the top of the Big Ten list? The Nittany Lions won the Big Ten again in 2016, but that was the only time the Nittany Lions finished past Ohio State and Michigan in the Big Ten East under coach James Franklin. QB Drew Allar’s first-year offense was shorthanded in a 30-13 win over the Illini, but the defense forced five turnovers. Similar opportunities may lie ahead for the defense as Iowa comes to Happy Valley for the annual “Whiteout” game. The Hawkeyes are 3-0, but their offensive woes haven’t been the best since recent seasons. QB addition Kate McNamara hasn’t looked 100% since injuring his quad during preseason camp, and now tight end Luke Lachey is out after suffering a serious foot injury in Week 3.