College football Week 4 only features two games with ranked teams going against each other, but there are five games you have to watch this weekend.
Last weekend, college football was loaded with prime-time games, but Week 4 comes with a different feel.
With only two Top-25 games, many fans may think this weekend brings nothing to the table, but that is the furthest thing from the truth.
The SEC West is back again with another showdown and while it seems like the West has two Top-25 teams playing every week, these games rarely disappoint (Alabama/Ole Miss).
The Big 12 and Big Ten will both have long-standing rivalry games to be played, while the Pac-12 features two games that could impact the conference championship game.
Whether your team has a big game or not, don’t sleep on Week 4 of college football. There is plenty of action worth tuning in for, so here is what to watch for this weekend.
Arizona State at (10) Washington – 10:30 p.m. ET – ESPN
Can Washington overcome its recent struggles against Arizona State this weekend? After losing 11 of the last 12, the Huskies look poised to reverse the trend.
Arizona State is led by new head coach Herm Edwards, who has shaken things up in his first season. After starting 2-0 with an upset victory over Michigan State, the Sun Devils collapsed against San Diego State for their first loss of the season. The defeat came after a controversial call to overturn a catch that put the Sun Devils on the 2-yard line with six seconds remaining. However, the loss can be put on the Sun Devils defense, who gave up 311 yards rushing to the Aztecs. If Herm Edwards intends to turn it around this weekend, it will start with improving on the defensive side of the ball.
The Huskies are coming off a 21-7 victory against a good Utah football team and the defense as a whole should have received the game ball. Washington held Utah to 261 yards of total offense, forced three turnovers and didn’t allow a point to be scored in the second half. On the year, the Washington defense has held opponents to three total touchdowns. If they plan to buck their past trend against the Sun Devils, getting stops and forcing turnovers is the place to start.
While the Huskies past struggles with Arizona State are well documented, no one should expect the Sun Devils to pull off another upset this year.