After a wild Week 3, there is plenty of good football on the docket for Week 4. So what do you need to know, and who do you need to watch? Here's our full preview and look ahead.
No. 1 Alabama 48, Kent State 0
As expected, the Tide dominated Kent State. Freshman running back Joshua Jacobs shined, rushing for 97 yards and two TDs on 11 carries and adding 23 yards through the air. The bad news is the reason Jacobs played such a prominent role is because Bama lost running backs Damien Harris and Bo Scarbrough to injuries. We're still awaiting updates on both of them, although Harris' seemed to be the most serious, as he was carted to the locker room with a right leg injury.
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No. 2 Ohio State (bye)
After a dominant win at Oklahoma last week, Ohio State gets to rest up before opening Big Ten play next weekend. With their first two games against Rutgers and Indiana, the Buckeyes should be 5-0 heading into a game at Wisconsin on Oct. 15.
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No. 3 Louisville 59, Marshall 28
On the road, against a fiesty Marshall club, it would have been easy for Louisville to overlook Marshall. Instead, behind another seven touchdowns from Lamar Jackson --- yes, SEVEN --- the Cardinals cruised to victory. It sets up what should be a fantastic game next weekend, when Louisville visits No. 5 Clemson. If Louisville wins that, they should cruise to an ACC Atlantic Division title.
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No. 4 Michigan 49, Penn State 10
Jim Harbaugh's club jumped on Penn State early and never let up, cruising to a 49-10 victory that was never in doubt. Five different players scored at least one rushing touchdown for the Wolverines, who now have a mega-showdown with Wisconsin next week.
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No. 5 Clemson 26, Georgia Tech 7 (Thursday)
The Tigers jumped out to a 23-0 halftime lead against the Yellow Jackets on Thursday night, and while they left a lot to be desired in the second half, they still cruised to a relatively easy win. Dabo Swinney’s club now gets an extra few days off, as they prepare to host Louisville in what should be a mega-showdown next weekend.
No. 6 Houston 64, Texas State 3
This one looked to be like a cakewalk on the schedule and played out that way on the field, as the Cougars scored 43 first half points on their way to their easiest victory of the season. For Houston, it will again be a short week as they host UConn --- the only team which beat them last year --- in Houston this coming Thursday.
No. 7 Stanford 22, UCLA 13
In an absolutely wild finish, Stanford took the lead with just 24 seconds left, and then returned a fumble on the final play of the game to make a back-and-forth game look one-sided. The Cardinal now continue their gauntlet of a schedule, with a visit to Washington this coming Friday.
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No. 11 Wisconsin 30, No. 8 Michigan State 6
The Badgers got an extremely impressive win, going on the road to East Lansing and completely dominating the Spartans, with Wisconsin's D forcing four turnovers. That's two Top-10 wins in the first four weeks for the season for the Badgers, but now their schedule gets brutal. The next four weeks: at Michigan, vs. Ohio State, at Iowa, vs. Nebraska.
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No. 9 Washington 35, Arizona 28 (OT)
The Huskies needed overtime, but held on to survive against Rich Rodriguez's club in overtime, in the desert. With the win, it now sets up what might be a de-facto Pac-12 North title game next week, when the Huskies face No. 7 Stanford next Friday. Get your popcorn ready. That should be one of the games of the year.
No. 10 Texas A&M 45, No. 17 Arkansas 24
The Aggies rolled over Arkansas in a big SEC West win to improve to 4-0. QB Trevor Knight had a huge game, with 382 total yards and four touchdowns. Texas A&M now visits South Carolina before hosting Tennessee and can further prove it's the SEC contender with the best shot at challenging Alabama.
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No. 23 Ole Miss 45, No. 12 Georgia 14
The Rebels put a good old-fashioned beat down on the 'Dawgs, jumping out to a 31-0 halftime lead and cruising from there. Ole Miss should get above .500 with a home game against Memphis next week, while Georgia has a big-time showdown with Tennessee, between the hedges.
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No. 13 Florida State 55, South Florida 35
After giving up a score on the first play from scrimmage, the Seminoles calmed down and cruised to victory. Dalvin Cook led the way with 267 yards rushing and two scores, as the Seminoles now face a tough North Carolina squad next week.
No. 14 Tennessee 38, No. 19 Florida 28
The first half was a complete meltdown for Tennessee, as they trailed Florida 21-3 at the break, but then the Vols came out and completely dominated the second half. QB Joshua Dobbs regrouped after an ugly first 30 minutes to finish with five total touchdowns. After losing 11 straight games to Florida, Tennessee's nightmarish streak is officially over. Party on, Rocky Top.
No. 15 Miami (bye)
After a dominant win at Appalachian State last week, the ‘Canes now have a bye heading into ACC play. Miami will take the field against Georgia Tech next week before a showdown with hated rival Florida State on Oct. 8.
No. 16 Baylor 35, Oklahoma State 24
Jim Grobe's club opened Big 12 with an impressive win over Oklahoma State, behind four touchdown passes from Seth Russell. With games against Iowa State and Kansas coming up, the Bears should be 6-0 when they visit Texas on October 29th.
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Auburn 18, No. 18 LSU 13
In one of the wildest finishes you'll ever see, LSU had a touchdown on the final play of the game overturned, after refs ruled that the snap hadn't gotten off in time. For Les Miles, it was a loss he simply couldn't afford, as they now get set to face Missouri next week. Meanwhile, Gus Malzahn lives to coach another day, with the Tigers hosting Louisiana-Monroe next week.
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No. 20 Nebraska 24, Northwestern 13
It was a big game for Tommy Armstrong Jr., who threw for 246 yards and rushed for 132, as Nebraska improved to 4-0 for the second time in three seasons. The Cornhuskers have a manageable stretch over the next three weeks, and could be 7-0 entering a game at Wisconsin on October 29th.
No. 21 Texas (bye)
After a disappointing (and controversial) loss to Cal next week, the Longhorns now get a bye before opening Big 12 play next week. And to be blunt, the Longhorns’ first two conference games could determine Texas’ season and the fate of the conference as a whole, as the Longhorns travel to Oklahoma State next week before a matchup with Oklahoma in Dallas.
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No. 22 San Diego State (bye)
The Aztecs are ranked for the first time in over two decades and get to celebrate with a week off. Following the bye, they have a tough matchup with South Alabama, a club that stunned Mississippi State in Week 1.
No. 24 Utah 31, USC 27
In a wild Friday night game on FS1, Utah pulled out a stunning last-second win when Troy Williams threw a touchdown pass with just 13 seconds left to give the Utes their first lead since the second quarter. The Utes (4-0) travel to Cal next week, while the Trojans (1-3) will try to get back on track against Arizona State.
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No. 25 Oklahoma (bye)
After a disappointing 1-2 start that eliminated the Sooners from the playoff race before it really even began, the Sooners needed a bye and got one this week. Just one problem: Things don’t get any easier after it with a trip to TCU next week, followed by a game against Texas on Oct. 8. As bad as things are for Oklahoma, they could get worse in a hurry.