Welcome to the 4th week of the college football season, hold up a second we’re already almost a month into the season? After another wild weekend in college football, we’re headed to more great games on the schedule. Last week my record was 4-3, which boosts my overall record to 10-8 and making my winning percentage jump from 54.5% to 55.6%. This week I’ll be predicting another seven games and let’s hope I move in the right direction as I’m still trying to hit that 70% winning percentage. The biggest news in College Football this past weekend had to be the play of Lamar Jackson of Louisville as they blew out the Florida State Seminoles.
Let’s get started with Daddy’s Hangout College Football Predictions for week 4 of the season.
We start with the dreaded Thursday night game, which could be trouble as the 5th ranked Clemson Tigers visit the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets. The Tigers finally played like a national championship contender last week as DeShaun Watson sat out the second half because they had a huge lead. Can the Clemson Tigers continue their momentum from last week to pick up a big win on the road? The Yellow Jackets have quietly started the season 3-0 and could really put the ACC on notice if they were able to pull off the upset? Remember they upset the Seminoles last year? Could they repeat that performance against the Tigers? I think Clemson win a close game in Atlanta!!
Clemson Win 41-31
The top game of the week is from the Big 10 Conference when the 11th ranked Wisconsin Badgers visit the 8th ranked Michigan State Spartans. The Badgers started the season with the huge win against the LSU Tigers, but now they face an issue at the QB position. Last week, redshirt freshman Alex Hornibrook sparked the Badger offense when he replaced 5th year senior Bart Houston. On the other hand, I underestimated the Spartans as I had them losing on the road to Notre Dame. The Spartans looked great on both sides of the ball and I think their success will continue as they win this game.
Michigan State Win 26-17
We head to SEC country for this match-up as the 17th ranked Arkansas Razorbacks visit the 10th ranked Texas A&M Aggies. These teams are two of five ranked teams in the SEC West, so this game is very important moving forward. The Razorbacks pulled off a huge upset on the road against the then-15th ranked TCU Horned Frogs, can they repeat that performance? We have the Texas A&M Aggies on the other hand who snuck into the top-1o this week. The Aggies are led by Oklahoma transfer, Trevor Knight and a pretty good defense. It’s hard winning a night road game in the SEC and I think the Aggies will win at home Saturday night.
Texas A&M Win 30-24
We stay in the SEC and this time we’re headed to the East as the 19th ranked Florida Gators visit the 14th ranked Tennessee Volunteers. The Gators come into this game without their starting QB Luke Del Rio as he’ll miss 2-3 weeks after a low hit last week. Florida is hoping they can go on the road against the Volunteers, who’s the preseason favorite to win the SEC East. The Tennessee Volunteers have had their share of struggles this season, but they remain undefeated and a win against the Gators could build their confidence. Can the Volunteers end an 11-game losing streak against the Gators? I’m going with the Volunteers to finally beat Florida!!
Tennessee Win 24-23
For the third consecutive game in a row we stay in SEC country as the 12th ranked Georgia Bulldogs visit the 23rd ranked Ole Miss Rebels. The Bulldogs have escaped the last two games with wins over Nicholls and Missouri by a total of three points. Last week, the highly touted freshman, Jacob Eason stepped up to the plate in a major way. Can the Bulldog offensive line step up in this huge game? The Ole Miss Rebels are still ranked despite a 1-2 record, but their losses came against the top ranked Crimson Tide and then 3rd ranked Florida State. The Rebels still have one of the best offenses in the country and they should win at home against Georgia.
Ole Miss Win 38-28
We are now in Pac-12 country as the 7th ranked Stanford Cardinal visit the UCLA Bruins. The Cardinal is coming off an impressive victory over USC last week as Christian McCaffrey had another statement game. Stanford is hoping to continue their roll with the hopes of reaching the playoffs. Will the Cardinal overlook the Bruins a week before their huge showdown in Washington against the 8th ranked Huskies? The Bruins started the season ranked, but fell to the Aggies on the road and they’re looking for a huge statement win. UCLA will keep it close, but the Cardinal is just the better team and will win.
Stanford Win 34-24
The final game on my schedule is a rival game in the Big 10 as the Penn State Nittany Lions visit the 4th ranked Michigan Wolverines. With so much turmoil facing the Penn State program, this could do wonders for them to beat Michigan in the big house. The Nittany Lions are looking for their identity, but they will need their defense to play the best game of the season to win this one. The Michigan Wolverines have been on a roll this year, averaging 53 points a game and being one of the favorites to reach the playoffs. The Wolverines should win this game and continue their perfect season.
Michigan Win 45-20
What’s your top game of the week? What did you think about the game Lamar Jackson and Louisville played last week? Who are you top 5 teams in the country? Which team will be on upset alert this weekend? Head to the comments section below and give me some feedback on anything college football.