Games to Watch – Week 4


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Christina Huang, Double Coverage Editor

Duke @ Kansas

Sept. 24, 11:00 a.m. CT, FS1

While Duke and Kansas are blue bloods of the college basketball world, both schools are off to a hot start on the gridiron. Both teams are 3-0 as Duke rolls into Lawrence for Kansas’ final non-conference game. Kansas shocked the country with a 48-30 win over Houston on the road last weekend. The Jayhawks outscored the Cougars in every quarter except the first. Lance Leipold is clearly building something special as Kansas looks to avoid the basement of the Big 12.


Sept. 24, 11:00 a.m. CT, ESPNU

It’s that time of year again in the DFW area: the Battle for the Iron Skillet. This year’s crosstown rivalry game is extra special because of recent coaching changes. TCU head coach Sonny Dykes left SMU in November 2021 after Gary Patterson was fired at TCU. SMU head coach Rhett Lashlee previously worked as Dykes’ offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach for the Mustangs. Expect some extra aggression on the field as Dykes returns to his old stomping grounds. 

No. 10 Arkansas @ No. 24 Texas A&M

Sept. 24, 6:00 p.m. CT, ESPN

Texas A&M’s defense kept it in the game last weekend in its 17-9 win over No. 25 Miami. Arkansas has already had a few close calls this season, with FCS team Missouri State leading the Razorbacks at halftime last week. The SEC foes meet in Arlington this weekend for what is expected to be an exciting matchup. Despite not playing in College Station, the Aggies are 2.5-point favorites over the Razorbacks. 

No. 5 Clemson @ No. 21 Wake Forest

Sept. 24, 11:00 a.m. CT, ABC
Clemson looks to stake its claim as the best team in the ACC with a win over Wake Forest. The Demon Deacons narrowly escaped Liberty last weekend in a 37-36 win. Wake Forest quarterback Sam Hartman struggled last weekend, getting sacked twice and intercepted three times. Clemson’s defense is performing well, so Hartman will have to avoid succumbing to defensive pressure as much as possible.