Last Updated on September 27, 2023 by Robert C. Hoopes
Title: Exciting College Football Match-Ups and Historic Achievements Headline Week 4
Ohio State’s thrilling win against Notre Dame has prompted criticisms about the Ohio State program, but it does not overshadow the excitement surrounding the latest AP Top 25 college football poll. Despite the ongoing debates, Georgia maintains its stronghold on the No. 1 spot with a 4-0 record. Meanwhile, several teams continue to impress with their stellar performances, creating a buzz among football enthusiasts.
Michigan, with a record of 4-0, has been on fire. Blake Corum tied a program record for rushing touchdowns, further solidifying Michigan’s dominance on the field. Another team making waves is Texas, remaining undefeated and displaying their defensive prowess by holding opponents to under 30 points in their last nine games.
One of the most talked-about moments of the week was Ohio State’s nail-biting win against Notre Dame. Chip Trayanum’s touchdown proved to be a game-changer, making Ohio State the latest team to clinch a victory in an AP top-10 matchup since 2008.
Florida State’s thrilling overtime win against Clemson extended their streak of scoring over 30 points for the 10th consecutive game. On the other hand, Penn State showcased their dominance with a shutout win against Iowa, marking their second-largest shutout of an AP-ranked team.
Several individual players also stood out during Week 4. USC’s quarterback Caleb Williams shined with five total touchdowns against Arizona State, while Oregon’s 36-point win against Colorado marked their sixth-largest victory against a ranked opponent in the AP poll era. Utah’s defense also made a statement, holding Chip Kelly’s UCLA offense to their lowest-scoring game.
Notre Dame may have suffered a close loss to Ohio State, but quarterback Sam Hartman extended his streak of consecutive games with a touchdown pass. Alabama bounced back from their previous loss with a confident win against Ole Miss, continuing their impressive home win streak. LSU made history with two players recording over 125 receiving yards and two touchdowns each for the first time in school history.
Additional highlights from Week 4 include Oklahoma’s undefeated record and their impressive defense that held Cincinnati to fewer than 20 points. Both North Carolina and Duke made history with a 4-0 start to the season, a feat not seen since 1971. External excitement was stirred as Duke hosted “College GameDay” for the first time, leading to a highly anticipated game against Notre Dame.
Miami continued their high-scoring spree, reaching over 38 points in each of their first four games. Oregon State’s Deshaun Fenwick had a standout performance, rushing for 101 yards and three touchdowns against a ranked opponent. Ole Miss struggled offensively and scored a meager 10 points against Alabama, under the guidance of coach Lane Kiffin.
Joe Milton III from Tennessee tied a record for the longest rushing score for a Tennessee QB with an impressive 81-yard touchdown run. Florida made headlines with a historic streak, scoring points in 440 consecutive games dating back to 1988. Additionally, Missouri and Kansas achieved consecutive 4-0 starts for the first time in many years, exciting their fanbases.
Lastly, Fresno State’s dominant win over Kent State left football enthusiasts in awe, with quarterback Mikey Keene throwing for 325 yards and three touchdowns.
Week 4 of college football showcased thrilling match-ups, historic accomplishments, and outstanding individual performances, leaving fans eager for more action in the weeks to come.