What you need to know about college football's Top 25 games for Week 4




 

College football's biggest teams continue their 2022 seasons during Saturday's Week 4 action. Here's a rundown of the day.

Kent State at No. 1 Georgia

Kickoff: Noon

TV: ESPN+/SEC Network+

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What to know: The Bulldogs figure to make quick work of the Golden Flashes, whose grueling itinerary has already taken them to Washington and Oklahoma

Vanderbilt at No. 2 Alabama

Kickoff: 7:30 p.m.

TV: SEC Network

Betting info: Odds, moneyline and more

What to know: Running back Jahmyr Gibbs is the Crimson Tide's receptions leader with 14, so expect Bryce Young to try getting his wideouts more involved in this SEC opener.

Wisconsin at No. 3 Ohio State

Kickoff: 7:30 p.m.

TV: ABC

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What to know: Buckeyes' coach Ryan Day says he expects running back TreVeyon Henderson to be available, and he could certainly help as OSU takes on the stiff Badgers' defense to kick off Big Ten play.

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RANK EM: Ohio State's C.J. Stroud moves to the front of this week's college football quarterback rankings

Maryland at No. 4 Michigan

Kickoff: Noon

TV: Fox

Betting info: Odds, moneyline and more

What to know: The Wolverines and red-hot quarterback J.J. McCarthy get their first true test of the season as Taulia Tagovailoa leads the unbeaten Terrapins into the 'Big House.'

No. 5 Clemson at No. 16 Wake Forest

Kickoff: Noon

TV: ABC

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What to know: The Demon Deacons seek their first win against the Tigers since 2008, but the Clemson defense looks as strong as ever heading into this key ACC Atlantic showdown.

Make your read: Is Clemson still among college football's elite? It all depends on Tigers' sputtering offense

Kansas State at No. 6 Oklahoma

Kickoff: 8 p.m.

TV: Fox

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What to know: The Sooners kick off conference competition against a K-State team that some had pegged as a Big 12 sleeper. The Wildcats still might be, but they'll need to improve on last week's subpar performance in an upset loss to Tulane

No. 7 Southern California at Oregon State

Kickoff: 9:30 p.m.

TV: Pac-12

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What to know: It might be hard to find, but this battle of Pac-12 unbeatens should be worth a look. The Trojans' high-octane attack is averaging 50.7 points, but the Beavers and quarterback Chance Nolan are putting up 45.7 themselves.

Northern Illinois at No. 9 Kentucky

Kickoff: 7 p.m.

TV: ESPN2

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What to know: The Huskies once again take on an SEC opponent after nearly upending Vanderbilt a week ago. With Ole Miss on deck, the Wildcats won't want to let NIU hang around for too long.

No. 10 Arkansas vs. No. 20 Texas A&M

Kickoff: 7 p.m. in Arlington, Tex.

TV: ESPN

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What to know: There's little danger of the Razorbacks coming out flat again given the magnitude of this SEC West contest. The defense did the job for the Aggies against Miami but the offense is still looking for answers with Max Johnson now at the controls.

Connecticut at No. 11 North Carolina State

Kickoff: 7:30 p.m.

TV: Wolfpack Sports Network

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What to know: The Wolfpack and veteran quarterback Devin Leary get in a final tune-up before embarking on their ACC quest at Clemson next week.

No. 22 Florida at No. 12 Tennessee

Kickoff: 3:30 p.m.

TV: CBS

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What to know: Tennessee looks to reverse a whole lot of recent history and all but eliminate its archrival from the SEC race in the process. Florida has won 16 of the last 17 encounters with the Volunteers, but Gators' quarterback Anthony Richardson has yet to throw a TD pass in 2022 while the Vols' Hendon Hooker has not been intercepted this season.

Tulsa at No. 13 Mississippi

Kickoff: 4 p.m.

TV: SEC Network

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What to know: Unlike the Rebels' teams of recent vintage under coach Lane Kiffin, this year's offense relies more on the ground game with both running back Zach Evans and quarterback Jaxson Dart averaging better than five yards per rushing attempt. Tulsa, led by quarterback Davis Brin, is also capable of putting up a big score.

No. 14 Utah at Arizona State

Kickoff: 10:30 p.m.

TV: Pac-12 Network

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What to know: The Utes begin their Pac-12 title defense in Tempe, where the struggling Sun Devils will be under the direction of interim coach Shaun Aguano following the dismissal of Herm Edwards.

Central Michigan at No. 15 Penn State

Kickoff: Noon

TV: BigTen Network

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What to know: Flashy freshman running back Nicholas Singleton has added pop to the Nittany Lions' offense, a huge help for long-time signal caller Sean Clifford. The Chippewas bring an effective aerial attack quarterbacked by Daniel Richardson that will try to keep up in State College.

No. 17 Baylor at Iowa State

Kickoff: Noon

TV: ESPN2

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What to know: The Bears' Big 12 title defense kicks off in Ames, where the Cyclones' 3-0 start includes a satisfying rivalry win against Iowa. This could be a low-scoring affair with both defenses surrendering under 15 points a game.

No. 18 Oregon at Washington State

Kickoff: 4 p.m.

TV: Fox

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What to know: The Ducks appear to have shaken off their earlier encounter with Georgia. But Oregon quarterback Bo Nix will face a stout Cougars' defense, led by linebacker Daiyan Henley, as the race for the Pac-12 crown begins in earnest.

No. 19 Texas at Texas Tech

Kickoff: 3:30 p.m.

TV: ESPN

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What to know: Most of the intrigue surrounding the Longhorns' Big 12 opener centers on the possible return of starting quarterback Quinn Ewers, who was back in practice during the week. The Red Raiders' offense was kept in check in last week's long road trip to N.C. State as Donovan Smith was intercepted three times.

Minnesota at No. 21 Michigan State

Kickoff: 3:30 p.m.

TV: BigTen Network

Betting info: Odds, moneyline and more ​​​​​​​

What to know: Last week's ill-fated trip to Washington has Spartans' fans nervous as the issues in pass coverage that plagued the defense in 2021 came to light once again. The Golden Gophers, the last unbeaten team in the Big Ten West, hope to take advantage but must do so without top wide receiver Chris Autman-Bell, who suffered a season-ending leg injury in last week's victory against Colorado.

Wyoming at No. 23 Brigham Young

Kickoff: 10:15 p.m.

TV: ESPN

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What to know: BYU returns home looking to bounce back from its disappointing visit to Oregon. Wyoming opened with a Week 0 loss at Illinois but comes to Provo on a three-game winning streak, earning a solid 17-14 at home against Air Force last week.

Stanford at No. 24 Washington

Kickoff: 10:30 p.m.

TV: FS1

Betting info: Odds, moneyline and more ​​​​​​​

What to know: With the Michigan State victory behind them, we'll now see how Michael Penix and the Huskies handle being the toast of the town. Their first Pac-12 assignment is this date with the Cardinal, who already have a league loss at the hands of Southern California.

Middle Tennessee at No. 25 Miami (Fla.)

Kickoff: 3:30 p.m.

TV: ACC Network

Betting info: Odds, moneyline and more ​​​​​​​

What to know: After moving the ball a bit but failing to finish drives at Texas A&M, the Hurricanes and quarterback Tyler Van Dyke hope to do better against the Blue Raiders.

- Eddie Timanus contributed to this report

This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: College football schedule: Top 25 scores, results, TV info for Week 3

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