It’s week 4 of college football. That means conference play starts for most teams across the country. The familiarity between league teams usually creates close matches and upsets. We saw both on Saturday.
Texas fell to Texas Tech on the go in overtime shock Bijan Robinson fumbled the Longhorns’ first play of overtime after the Starr running back. The Red Raiders seized the chance and kicked a field goal to beat their in-state rivals a few plays later.
Oregon, Tennessee, Clemson, and Michigan all beat their conference opponents elsewhere.
For non-conference actions, Miami suffered what is likely to be the most embarrassing loss of the day In being strangled at home by Mid Tennessee.
Here are the remaining key games to keep an eye on on Saturday:
(Note: odds from all time ET, BetMGM)
No. 10 Arkansas vs. No. 23 Texas A&M (Arlington, TX)
Time: 7pm TV: ESPN | Line: TAMU -2.5 | Total: 48.5
After a surprisingly tough win over Missouri State, the Razorbacks will be looking to focus more when they face Texas A&M at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. Meanwhile, Texas A&M managed to bounce back after their Week 2 home loss to Appalachian State. The Aggies changed quarterbacks, going 17-9 to No. 13 Miami. Even with the QB change from Haynes King to Max Johnson, the offense wasn’t great. It remains to be seen how the unit will look against Arkansas.
No. 7 USC in Oregon
Time: 9:30 pm TV: Pac-12 | Line: USC -6.5 | Total: 70.5
USC will have the most important test yet of the Lincoln Riley era when it goes to Corvallis to face the underrated Oregon State team. Through three games, the hype about USC was justified as Caleb Williams was tearing up the defense in his 3-0 start for the Trojans. With his 3–0 wins over Boise State and Fresno State, the Beavers improved steadily during his tenure as head coach of Jonathan Smith. If the Beavers can pull off an upset here, it will be his third victory since 2013 against a ranked opponent.