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College Football Schedule 2022: Week 4

Florida-Tennessee leads off our picks for the best college football games this week. Sports logo featuring animated athlete with raised hands.

Week 3’s games largely went off as expected, so let’s take a moment to appreciate the unexpected moments. Namely? Coach Lance Leipold’s miracle work at Kansas this season.

Historically, Kansas football has been snakebitten like someone who’s fallen into a snake pit has been snakebitten. The Jayhawks have been one of the worst major college football teams for nearly a decade, thanks to multiple disastrous coaches that sent the program into the deeps.

(We’ll also point out how Wikipedia’s Kansas football page has two sections labeled “First Decline” and “Second Decline,” as if Kansas football was a deranged Roman emperor who made his horse the mayor twice.)

But with Jayhawks’ three wins and undefeated record this season, they’ve broken through for the first time in ages:

  • Kansas’ last regular season win streak was in 2009.
  • If the Jayhawks win one more game this season, Leipold will have a better single-season record than each of Kansas’ last four coaches.

Kansas likely won’t stay undefeated forever, but much like this dog watching the Iowa-Nevada game at 12:47 a.m., let’s enjoy the good vibes while they last:

For this week’s edition of the College Football Watch Guide, let’s break down Week 4’s best games.

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Please enter a valid zip code. Game of the Week: #20 Florida at #11 Tennessee

Florida hasn’t had the best time since its Week 1 win against Utah: short-lived September Heisman–candidate Anthony Richardson hasn’t had a passing touchdown, and Kentucky made a meal out of the Gators after their Week 2 loss:

Meanwhile, Tennessee looks to be one of the SEC East’s best non-Georgia teams, thanks to its stellar offense and the arm of QB Hendon Hooker. Florida won’t be a pushover, but if the Vols snag the win as expected, it’ll make their upcoming SEC gauntlet (LSU, Alabama, Kentucky, and Georgia) even more of a must-watch schedule.

When is Florida at Tennessee?

Time: 3:30 p.m. ET
Date: Sept. 24
Channel: CBS

#5 Clemson at #21 Wake Forest

Clemson has steadied itself behind an improving DJ Uiagalelei, but they’ll face their first real test against Wake Forest this week. (Georgia Tech, we’re sorry for this mild slander, but at least you tried your best / were involved in only the second-biggest Atlanta-hosted road paving of a game in Week 1.)

As for the Deacons, they’ll be looking for revenge against Clemson after last season’s matchup, which was one of the few duds on their otherwise breakthrough 11–3 season.

When is Clemson at Wake Forest?

Time: 12:00 p.m. ET
Date: Sept. 24
Channel: ABC

Maryland at #4 Michigan

The Wolverines currently rank a sterling number 1 in points per game this week, which:

  1. Underlines the weirdness of early season stats
  2. Disregards the fact that Michigan ran laps around a nonconference slate that was a bunch of dented, leaking, and rusted tomato cans ripped open by a pack of roving possums

We should have a marginally better idea of where Michigan stands after opening up Big Ten conference play versus Maryland. The Terrapins’ chances against the Wolverines are . . . less than great. But unlike Michigan’s nonconference opponents, they have a respectable quarterback in Taulia Tagovailoa and a pulse.

When is Maryland at Michigan?

Time: 12:00 p.m. ET
Date: Sept. 24
Channel: FOX

Coastal Carolina at Georgia State

Much like ESPN Gameday last week, let’s coast over to the Sun Belt with the Chanticleers for a fun change of pace. Coastal Carolina picked up right where they left off after last year’s 11–1 season as one of the Sun Belt’s best teams.

Between Coastal Carolina, App State, Marshall, Georgia Southern, and the rest of the conference, the Sun Belt’s looking like one of the more fun Group of 5 conferences this season. But because nothing good can last forever, Coastal Carolina head coach Jamey Chadwell’s also been mentioned as a candidate for the Nebraska job, which is like going from some Carolina whole hog BBQ to Runza.

When is Coastal Carolina at Georgia State?

Time: 7:30 p.m. ET
Date: Sept. 22
Channel: ESPNU

Best college football games schedule this week

Game Date Time (ET) Channels
Coastal Carolina at Georgia State Thursday, September 22 7:30 p.m. ESPNU
Clemson at Wake Forest Saturday, September 24 12:00 p.m. ABC
Maryland at Michigan Saturday, September 24 12:00 p.m. FOX
Duke at Kansas Saturday, September 24 12:00 p.m. FS1
Baylor at Iowa State Saturday, September 24 12:00 p.m. ESPN2
Duke at Kansas Saturday, September 24 12:00 p.m. FS1
Florida at Tennessee Saturday, September 24 3:30 p.m. CBS
Minnesota at Michigan State Saturday, September 24 3:30 p.m. BTN
Arkansas at Texas A&M Saturday, September 24 7:00 p.m. ESPN
Wisconsin at Ohio State Saturday, September 24 7:30 p.m. ABC
USC at Oregon State Saturday, September 24 9:30 p.m. PAC-12

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