College Football Rewind: Week 4
Another big week of college football has passed, filled with wild endings, drama, and some drastic changes to the good ol’ AP Top 25 Poll.
First, we have a highly anticipated matchup between the No. 10 Arkansas Razorbacks and No. 23 Texas A&M Aggies.
The Texas A&M Aggies triumph in the Southwest Classic 23-21, securing their win of the season at AT&T Bank Stadium.
Running back Devon Achane did the heavy lifting for the Aggies, rushing for 159 yards and one touchdown with his 19 carries. But the tide of the game turned after a Demani Richardson 82-yard fumble recovery allowed to the Aggies to steal momentum with 3:11 left in the second quarter.
The Tennessee Volunteers face off against the Florida Gators, with the Vols being the favorite for the first time since 2016.
The Vols did not disappoint, quarterback Hendon Hooker was able to deal damage with his arm and his legs throwing for 349 passing yards and a couple touchdowns; also rushing for 112 and another touchdown. The Tennessee Volunteers move into the Top 10, sitting in the No. 8 ranked spot after winning 38-33.
Upset Alert! The Kansas State Wildcats defeated the No. 6 Oklahoma Sooners 41-34 at Oklahoma.
The star of the show was Kansas State quarterback Adrian Martinez, balling out with 234 passing yards and one touchdown as well as 148 rushing yards and four touchdowns through the ground.
Kansas State stuns the Top 10 giant and is granted the No. 25 ranking in return.
The Texas Longhorns fumble away the game in overtime against the Texas Tech Red Raiders, losing 37-34. Both quarterbacks played very well, bolstering 601 total passing yards through the air.
Bijan Robinson had a solid day with 16 carries for 101 yards and two touchdowns, but he was the culprit of the late fumble which set up the Red Raiders for the game winning field goal in overtime.
There were a couple of close calls this week that left fans asking many questions.
The No. 4 Michigan Wolverines handle business against Maryland 34-27.
This Big 10 matchup got very hot, quarterback J.J. McCarthy held onto the ball for a cornering amount of time between plays.
It took a 243 yard and two touchdown game from Michigan running back Blake Corum to stop quarterback Taulia Tagovailoa and the Maryland Terrapins in Ann Arbor.
The last close call was No. 6 USC’s slim 17-14 victory at Oregon State.
The Oregon State Beavers put on an impressive defensive performance nullifying Caleb Williams and the Trojans’ offense.
USC running back Travis Dye carried the load with 19 rushes for 133 yards and a touchdown.
Oregon State could have had a chance if they stayed disciplined with their run game, but Quarterback Chance Nolan threw for 167 passing yards and four interceptions.
Week 4 had lots of drastic changes in all conferences, let's see if next week can top this crazy weekend of college football.
Antonio Fondacaro is a second-year majoring in broadcast journalism. To contact him, email email@example.com.