Week 4 Preview | 4 Games Worth Watching

By AKDavies
Sep. 22, 2016

1) (12)Georgia vs. (23)Ole Miss: While Ole Miss has had some issues in the past few games of the season but Georgia has won mostly on luck. While the spread of these two teams may seem big, the overall statistics of these two teams are pretty much matched outside of their win/loss ratio. Georgia's QB Jacob Eason (#10) goes into game 4 with 643 yards, 5 touchdowns and 2 interceptions. Ole Miss' QB, Chad Kelly has 953 yards, 10 touchdowns and 3 interceptions. Sorry Eason, but there's no comparison with that one. WR Evan Engram for Ole Miss (#17), goes into the game with 20 recepetions, 302 yards and 2 touchdowns. Georgia's WR Isaiah McKenzie(#16), goes into week 4 with 18 receptions, 305 yards and 4 touchdowns.   Georgia's saving grace will most likely be RB Nick Chubb since he is the strong arm for the vast majority of the team. Ole Miss' saving grace will most likely be QB Chad Kelly. Kelly is experienced on the field and can read the defense of opposing teams well. Majority of the fault comes from messing up after they've held leads within the first half, in their first couple of games. Georgia playing their usual "4th Quarter Team" way may be of great use for them in the long run but we'll see how that plays out on Saturday at 12 p.m. The Bulldogs have been said to take the lead over the Rebels but this game will show both strengths and weaknesses. These teams aren't anywhere near best of the best but this game will prove if Georgia can rise to the top or if they prove everyone right as not being a "Top 10 Team." 

2) (11)Wisconsin vs. (8)Michigan State: These teams are honestly one of the best matches for this weekend. No one is "set to win" it's a 50/50 shot for both teams this weekend. Wisconsin has a record of 3-0 versus Michigan State with only two games under their belts with a 2-0 record so far. While Wisconsin does have that extra cushion from a whole other game than Michigan State, Michigan State will put up a fight for their title. Even though Michigan State has played one less game than Wisconsin their stats are amazing. QB, Tyler O'Connor (#7), has a total of 431 yards, 5 touchdowns and 2 interceptions under his belt and just for the 2016 season so far. This is after only two games... Wisconsin QB, Bart Houston (#13), has 527 yards but only 2 touchdowns to O'connor's 5 and matches O'Connor on interceptions. Wisconsin RB, Corey Clement (#6), has 197 yards and 3 touchdowns for the 2016 season and Michigan State's RB, (#3), 203 yards and 2 touchdowns. Wisconsin's RB, being a senior, is a little more experienced on the field than Michigan's RB simply due to playing time. Even with the age difference they are well matched. Robert Wheelwright, Wisconsin's WR (#15), goes into game 4 with 12 receptions, 194 yards but no touchdowns. Michigan State's WR, Monty Madaris also has no touchdowns yet for the 2016 season but he has put up 7 receptions and 125 yards for the two games he's played in this season. Total yards and yards allowed for these teams are so perfectly matched that where one has a weakness, one has the strength in that area but this game will definitely be a close one. No one is favored for this game but we'll see who takes the lead on Saturday at 12 p.m.

3) (19)Florida vs. (14)Tennessee: If you're an SEC fan at all of any other teams, you hate both of these teams pure and simple. However, one will show out as the lesser evil on Saturday when they go head-to-head at 3:30 p.m. Florida's QB, sophomore Luke Del Rio (#14), has 762 yards, 6 touchdowns and 2 interceptions on his stats for the 2016 season so far. Tennessee's QB, senior Joshua Dobbs (#11), has 486 yards, 6 touchdowns and 3 interceptions on his stats for the season. Florida RB Jordan Scarlett (#25) has some pretty good stats for his experience level as a sophomore. He goes into CFB week 4 with 175 yards and 2 touchdowns. Tennessee RB, Jalen Hurd (#1),  goes into week 4 with 270 yards and 2 touchdowns under his belt. Florida's WR, Antonio Callaway (#81), has 13 receptions, 201 yards and 2 touchdowns for the season. Tennessee's WR, Josh Malone (#3), has racked up 9 receptions, 196 yards and 4 touchdowns for the Vols. Tennessee's team is one of the strongest this year due to the fact they have so many veterans and so many great players who cannot only read defensive strategy of other teams but have the drive to get the ball where it needs to go in order to rack up points and block their opponents from gaining on them. The first few weeks were shaky but this team has buckled down and focused on what they do well and what they don't do so well. Head Coach Butch Jones has no doubt pushed these guys especially for this game. Tennessee is trying their hardest to gain rank so watch out Gators!

4) (17)Arkansas vs. (10)Texas A&M: These teams are some of the most underrated. This game will be a great game because Arkansas has been pushing and pushing their way to get where they need to be and Texas A&M is trying to keep that title as top 10. It is college football though, so anything can happen come Saturday night at 9 p.m. Texas A&M has Arkansas beat as far as yards and rushing yards in general. Arkansas QB, Austin Allen (#8) will be starting off week 4 with 655 yards, 7 touchdowns and 2 interceptions.  Texas A&M QB, Trevor Knight (also #8), has racked up 830 yards, 5 touchdowns and 2 interceptions in the past 3 games. Like previously stated, these teams are pretty well matched, rank means nothing. Arkansas' RB, (#22) Rawleigh Williams III has gained a total of 78 carries up against Texas A&M's RB, (#5) Trayveon Williams, falling behind at 28 carries.  Both WR's for these teams are awesome at what they do and even more matched going into this game than anyone realizes. Keon Hatcher (#4) for Arkansas has a total of 11 receptions, 204 yards and 2 touchdowns for the 2016 season. Texas A&M's Josh Reynolds (#11), goes into week 4 with 13 receptions, 229 yards and 2 touchdowns.  While majority chooses Texas A&M to take the lead Saturday, Arkansas is not completely out of the running quite yet. 

-Davies Out