NCAA football week 4 conference matchups

September 23, 2022
After weeks of mostly non-conference matchups, Week 4 is all about conference clashes. It’s time to dig into the three ranked rivalries on Saturday’s docket — we’re dying to see how each one ends.
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The GIST: After weeks of mostly non-conference matchups, Week 4 is all about conference clashes. It’s time to dig into the three ranked rivalries on Saturday’s docket — we’re dying to see how each one ends.

No. 5 Clemson Tigers (3-0) vs. No. 21 Wake Forest Demon Deacons (3-0), 12 p.m. ET (ABC): Wake Forest has offensive experience and top-notch receivers, but the Tigers’ defense may be the best in the college game.

  • Demon Deacon quarterback (QB) Sam Hartman will need to stay calm and cool under pressure for his squad to nab their first dub against Clemson in 15 years.

No. 20 Florida Gators (2-1) vs. No. 11 Tennessee Volunteers (3-0), 3:30 p.m. ET (CBS): The Gators have won 16 of the last 17 games between these SEC rivals. The Vols, on the other hand, have momentum with a speedy offense that averages 7.1 yards per play.

  • Florida QB Anthony Richardson will need to find his Week 1 mojo if the Gators hope to chomp Tennessee.

No. 10 Arkansas Razorbacks (3-0) vs. No. 23 Texas A&M Aggies (2-1), 7 p.m. ET (ESPN): The Aggies’ offense has been struggling, particularly in their passing game, which could be good news for the Hogs — Arkansas has allowed a whopping 353 average passing yards per game so far.

  • A&M will need to rely on their rushing game to win, but the Razorback defense — which leads the country in sacks — could decide this one. Wooo Pig Sooie!
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