College football highlights for week 4. I can’t believe it’s already here. It has been a wild ride already early in this college football season and I don’t expect that to change this week.
Crazy College Football Stat of The Week
Kansas, Kentucky, North Carolina and Duke, the four winningest men’s college basketball programs in Division 1. These four schools have accounted for 23 NCAA titles in men’s basketball and no AP/Coaches national championships in football. In fact they have combined for just three top-5 finishes in the AP Poll and none since North Carolina in 1948 (3rd).
Those teams are each 3-0 in college football this season. This is the first time ever each of those schools started a football season 3-0. The last year even 3 of those 4 started 3-0 was in 1936 (Duke, Kentucky and North Carolina).
Here are your week 4 highlights:
No. 20 Florida and No. 11 Tennessee 3:30 ET on CBS
College GameDay is headed to Knoxville for a ranked matchup! This is the 25th time that the Gators and Volunteers have met with both teams ranked in the AP Poll. That’s tied for the second-most frequent ranked matchup in SEC history behind the Alabama-LSU series (29 times). The Gators are 16-8 in the previous ranked matchups.
Florida has won 16 of the past 17 meetings to take control of the all-time series. Tennessee’s only win in that span came in Knoxville in 2016 behind 319 passing yards and five touchdowns (one rushing) from Josh Dobbs. The Vols fell behind 21-0 late in the second quarter before rallying for a 38-28 win. You can catch this game on Saturday afternoon on ESPN-SWFL. Broadcast begins at 3pm.
Wisconsin at #3 Ohio State 7:30pm ABC
Ohio State is facing an unranked Wisconsin team at home. The Buckeyes have scored 40+ points in 12 straight home games against unranked opponents, tied for the 4th-longest streak in the Poll Era (since 1936). Ohio State has dominated Wisconsin when looking at the all-time series record. The Buckeyes are 61-18-5 vs the Badgers, the 3rd-best record against Wisconsin all-time (min. 5 games). The Badgers have not won vs Ohio State since 2010 and have not won in Columbus since 2004.
(5) Clemson at (21) Wake Forest, Noon ET on ABC
Clemson and Wake Forest will meet on Saturday with both teams ranked in the AP Poll for the first time since 1950. That was three years before the ACC formed and while both the Tigers and Demon Deacons were members of the Southern Conference. Wake Forest is 1-64 all-time against AP Top-10 opponents with the lone win coming in 1946 against No. 4 Tennessee. The Demon Deacons have lost 62 straight games vs AP Top-10 teams, the longest streak in the Poll Era (since 1936).
No. 10 Arkansas and No. 23 Texas A&M 7pm ET on ESPN
SEC Nation is heading to Arlington for this one. This is the 11th time the teams have met with both ranked in the AP Poll; the Razorbacks have won six of the previous 10 including last year’s game. Arkansas won last season to snap a nine-game losing streak against the Aggies. KJ Jefferson threw for 212 yards and two touchdowns while adding 50 yards on the ground in the Razorbacks’ 20-10 win.