College Football Week 4 Picks and Preview

Stats and Notes of the Week

Top 5 Games of the Week

  • Georgia vs Notre Dame
  • Michigan vs Wisconsin
  • Auburn vs Texas A&M
  • Oklahoma State vs Texas
  • Utah vs USC

5 Under-the-Radar Games

  • SMU vs TCU
  • Houston vs Tulane
  • Utah St vs San Diego St
  • Air Force vs Boise State
  • Appalachian St vs UNC

All-time series history

  • Georgia has won both games all-time vs Notre Dame – 20-19 in South Bend in 2017 and the 1981 Sugar Bowl
  • Michigan leads the all-time series against Wisconsin 51-15. Michigan won at home last year in a game that featured College Gameday
  • USC leads the all-time series vs Utah 11-6. Last time Utes won in Los Angeles was 1916(!)
  • Prior to 2017, Air Force was the only MWC team that had an all-time series lead over Boise State, but the Broncos have outscored them by a combined 92-57 the last couple years to take a 4-3 lead
  • TCU is 17-2 vs SMU since 1999 and have won 7 in a row
  • Texas leads all-time series vs Oklahoma State 24-9 but they haven’t won since 2014 (4 losses in a row)
  • Florida has won 13 out of the last 14 against Tennessee
  • Remember when Florida State vs Louisville was a highly anticipated matchup? In 2016, College Gameday actually attended the game and Louisville won 63-20! Overall, Florida State has a 15-4 all-time series lead.
  • UCF beat Pitt 45-14 in 2018

Notes

Miami vs Central Michigan – Miami OC Dan Enos was Central Michigan head coach from 2010-2014 and compiled a 26-36 record.

Indiana is a 27 point favorite vs UConn. 27!!!!! Has Indiana ever been a 20+ point favorite in football ever?? No way. This is one of those matchups that’s a better basketball game than football – good thing the basketball game is happening in December at Madison Square Garden.

Michigan vs Wisconsin

Week 4 Picks

College Football picks accuracy (every FBS game, straight up – no spreads)

  • Week 1 – 70-12
  • Week 2 – 60-12
  • Week 3 – 57-11

Overall – 187-35 (84%) on the year, picking winners of every FBS game, straight up (no spreads)

Thursday, September 19 
Houston at TulaneTulane
Friday, September 20 
FIU at Louisiana TechLouisiana Tech 
10 Utah at USCUtah 
Air Force at 20 Boise StateBoise State 
Saturday, September 21 
11 Michigan at 13 WisconsinWisconsin 
Michigan State at NorthwesternMichigan State
Western Michigan at SyracuseSyracuse 
ULM at Iowa StateIowa State
UConn at IndianaIndiana 
Tennessee at 9 FloridaFlorida 
Southern Miss at 2 AlabamaAlabama 
Boston College at RutgersBoston College
23 California at Ole MissOle Miss 
Elon at Wake ForestWake Forest
4 LSU at VanderbiltLSU 
Morgan State at ArmyArmy 
Coastal Carolina at UMassCoastal Carolina 
Louisiana at OhioOhio 
CCSU at Eastern MichiganEastern Michigan 
Troy at AkronAkron 
Louisville at Florida StateFlorida State 
South Alabama at UABUAB
Temple at BuffaloTemple
15 UCF at PittUCF
22 Washington at BYUWashington 
Wyoming at TulsaTulsa
Miami (Ohio) at 6 Ohio StateOhio State
SMU at 25 TCUTCU 
Bowling Green at Kent StateKent State 
Appalachian State at North CarolinaAppalachian State
8 Auburn at 17 Texas A&MAuburn 
Kentucky at Mississippi StateKentucky 
South Carolina at MissouriMissouri 
Central Michigan at Miami (FL)Miami 
West Virginia at KansasWest Virginia 
New Mexico State at New MexicoNew Mexico 
William & Mary at East CarolinaEast Carolina 
Hampton at LibertyLiberty
Wagner at Florida AtlanticFlorida Atlantic 
Ball State at NC StateNC State
16 Oregon at StanfordOregon 
Baylor at RiceBaylor
Old Dominion at 21 VirginiaVirginia 
Southern Illinois at Arkansas StateArkansas State
Georgia State at Texas StateGeorgia State
Charlotte at 1 ClemsonClemson 
UTSA at North TexasNorth Texas 
San Jose State at ArkansasArkansas 
Oklahoma State at 12 TexasTexas 
Nevada at UTEPNevada 
Nebraska at IllinoisNebraska 
7 Notre Dame at 3 GeorgiaGeorgia 
Colorado at 24 Arizona StateArizona State
Sacramento State at Fresno StateFresno State
Toledo at Colorado StateColorado State
Utah State at San Diego StateSan Diego St 
UCLA at 19 Washington StateWashington St 
Central Arkansas at HawaiiHawaii 

Mike is a member of the FWAA (Football Writers Association of America) and an alum of the University of Cincinnati.

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