The college football schedule week 4 games include a great Alabama vs. Arkansas match-up. College football schedule week 4 coverage begins on Thursday night, though, with a Miami vs. Pittsburgh game that pits two teams that have been a bit under the radar for what they can do on the field.
For Miami, they really had a great chance to prove themselves against Ohio State in week 2, but that loss took them off the national radar. Pittsburgh took a week 1 loss hard, and got pushed out of the Top 25 picture. Now they both get primetime coverage during week 4 of the college football schedule.
In addition to the Thursday night game of Miami vs. Pittsburgh on ESPN, college football fans are also getting a Friday night game of TCU vs. SMU on the network. It will provide some more national coverage for the TCU Horn Frogs in their appeal to national voters to let them into that national championship game in January. That all leads into a Sunday that is packed with intriguing games, ranging from conference rivalries getting played out to two ranked teams getting forced to take on one another. It also presents the second challenge to Boise State’s 2010 season, and maybe the last national game to prove themselves before the BCS bowls are selected.
Boise State vs. Oregon State takes place Saturday night on ABC, and brings the No. 24 Oregon State Beavers into Boise to play the No. 3 Broncos. It’s a tough game for both teams, but for some reason there aren’t many analysts giving Boise State credit for scheduling two tough non-conference games. There are only a handful of teams battling for a BCS bowl slot that can lay claim to that, no matter what Virginia Tech might have done after Boise State took them down a notch. Don’t sleep on the Kentucky vs. Florida game over in the SEC either, because that could be a very interesting shootout down in Florida.
By the end of this upcoming weekend, there could be another large shift in the college football landscape, and it has the possibility to be a tough weekend for more teams in the Top 25 than in past weeks. As conference play opens for quite a few schools, it sets up games like the South Carolina vs. Auburn match-up, where undefeated schools are meeting up to decide which school is the best at this point in the season. Week 4 of the college football season is here on Thursday, and things are about to get even more interesting.
Week 4 College Football Schedule
No. 19 Miami vs. Pittsburgh (Thursday, 4:30 p.m. PST on ESPN)
No. 4 TCU vs. SMU (Friday, 5 p.m. PST on ESPN)
No. 1 Alabama vs. No. 10 Arkansas — 12:30 p.m. PST on CBS (Saturday)
No. 2 Ohio State vs. Eastern Michigan — 12:30 p.m. PST on ABC
No. 3 Boise State vs. No. 24 Oregon State — 5 p.m. PST on ABC
No. 5 Oregon vs. Arizona State — 7:30 p.m. PST
No. 6 Nebraska vs. South Dakota State — 4 p.m. PST
No. 7 Texas vs. UCLA — 12:30 p.m. PST
No. 8 Oklahoma vs. Cincinnati — 3:00 p.m. PST
No. 9 Florida vs. Kentucky — 4 p.m. PST
No. 11 Wisconsin vs. Austin Peay — 9 a.m. PST
No. 12 South Carolina vs. No. 17 Auburn — 4:45 p.m. PST on ESPN
No. 13 Utah vs. San Jose State — 5 p.m. PST
No. 14 Arizona vs. California — 7 p.m. PST
No. 15 LSU vs. No. 22 West Virginia — 6 p.m. PST on ESPN2
No. 16 Stanford vs. Notre Dame — 12:30 p.m. PST on NBC
No. 18 Iowa vs. Ball State — 9 a.m. PST
No. 20 USC vs. Washington State — 12 p.m. PST
No. 21 Michigan vs. Bowling Green — 9 a.m. PST on ESPN2
No. 23 Penn State vs. Temple — 12:30 p.m. PST
No. 25 Michigan State vs. Northern Colorado — 9 a.m. PST