NCAA Football Week 4 Report

We’re back with our NCAA football Week 4 report. The schedule was packed with great matchups for the first time this season. There were six games featuring two ranked teams in NCAAF Week 4 action.

Let’s start with reviewing how Sports Hub handicappers performed last week.

NCAA Football Week 4 Report – Handicapper Review

It was a quiet week from our top NCAAF handicappers, but the profits kept rolling in.

We had a lot of guys go undefeated in college football. The volume was low, but there was lots of money won. Here were the top cappers that earned a spot in our NCAA football Week 4 report:

  • Lou Diamond / Dan Jones: 3-0-1 (+$300)
  • Ray Monohan / Robert Jones / Black Widow / Info Plays: 2-0 (+$200)
  • Diego Garcia: 3-1 (+$190)
  • Gambling911: 3-1-1 (+$190)
  • Ralph Michaels: 4-2 (+$180)

We also had numerous handicappers go 1-0 (+$100). Sign-in to your Sports Hub account to view the full college football leaderboard for Week 4 and make sure you don’t miss any NCAAF Week 5 predictions.

Just tailing the top six guys in our NCAA football Week 4 report would have netted $1400 in profits.

NCAA Football Week 4 Report – Game of the Week

  • Game of the Week: #6 Ohio State (17) vs. #9 Notre Dame (14)

It wasn’t the most exciting game to watch, but what a finish. Chip Trayanum scored a one-yard rushing touchdown with one second left in the game to give the Buckeyes a hard-fought victory.

The Notre Dame defense only had ten players on the field for the last two plays.

While the last-second touchdown stings for ND fans, the Fighting Irish had plenty of opportunities to put the Buckeyes away. Notre Dame rushed for 176 yards and 1 TD on 39 carries in the loss.

These two programs don’t play each other too often. However, the Fighting Irish haven’t defeated OSU in nearly a century (last win was in 1936). OSU are 6-0 in H2H games since 1995. The Buckeyes remain undefeated with the win and are now ranked #4 in the country. Notre Dame dropped to #11.

Here are some other big results we wanted to feature in our NCAA football Week 4 report:

  • #4 Florida State (31) vs. Clemson (24): Jordan Travis was banged up (shoulder), but FSU never gave up. A missed field goal near the end of the game cost Clemson the upset at home.
  • #15 Ole Miss (10) vs. #13 Alabama (24): Lane Kiffin can’t get a win against Nick Saban. Strong defense and a power running attack (131 rushing yards) led Alabama to a victory at home.
  • #22 UCLA (7) vs. #11 Utah (14): Utah’s home winning streak remains intact. It wasn’t pretty, but the Utes played amazing defense to win without starting QB Cameron Rising.
  • #19 Colorado (6) vs. #10 Oregon (42): Colorado has plenty of work to do before competing with the best programs in college football. Bo Nix had three passing TDs and one rushing TD.
  • #14 Oregon State (35) vs. #21 Washington State (38): The final score makes the game appear closer than it was. The Beavers scored 21 points in the fourth quarter to make it close.
  • Arkansas (31) vs. #12 LSU (34): LSU were down at halftime, but a good second-half, including a field goal with five seconds left in the game, was enough to keep LSU undefeated in SEC play.
  • Boston College (28) vs. Louisville (56): Jeff Brohm has the Cardinals sitting at 4-0 (2-0 in ACC) to open the season. Jack Plummer had five passing TDs and one rushing TD in the win.
  • BYU (27) vs. Kansas (38): Kansas opened up Big 12 play with a win to remain undefeated. BYU suffered their first loss of the season. Kansas are now ranked heading into Week 5.
  • Georgia Tech (30) vs. Wake Forest (16): Wake Forest lost their first game of the season, as the Yellow Jackets pulled off the upset. GT are now 1-1 in ACC play this season.

NCAA Football Week 4 Report – Betting Trends

Let’s take a look at some betting trends in our NCAA football Week 4 report.

  • Top 25 vs. Unranked: Teams in the AP top 25 went 13-0 (8-4-1 ATS) against unranked teams in Week 4. Betting each team against the spread would have netted $360 in profits.
  • Top 25 vs. Top 25: There were six games featuring two top 25 teams in Week 4. The team with the higher rank went 5-1 (4-1-1 ATS / +$290) in the six games on Saturday.
  • Big Ten Struggles: Four Big Ten teams were playing non-conference opponents in Week 4. The four teams went 4-0 SU, but none of them covered against the spread (0-3-1 ATS).
  • Big 12 Undefeated: Most Big 12 teams were playing conference opponents in Week 4. However, TCU and Houston were playing non-conference opponents. They went 2-0 (2-0 ATS).
  • NCAAF ATS Trends: There are only seven teams left that are undefeated against the spread this season. Those are Penn State, Oklahoma, Oregon, Syracuse, Rutgers, UNLV and Liberty. There are nine teams that haven’t covered a spread yet this season. Those are Georgia, Michigan, Troy, Minnesota, Baylor, Illinois, NC State, Vanderbilt and UTSA.
  • NCAAF Over/Under Trends: Six teams have gone over in every game this season. Those are LSU, Boston College, Colorado State, Vanderbilt, Buffalo and North Texas. Eight teams have gone under in every game this season. Those are Michigan, Florida, Arizona, UL Monroe, Ohio, Utah, Eastern Michigan and Jacksonville State.

What to Watch for Next Week in College Football

There are some great games next week to feature in our NCAA football Week 4 report.

  • #10 Utah vs. #19 Oregon State: The Beavers are favored to defeat Utah at home. The Utes will look to remain undefeated and may welcome back QB Cameron Rising on Friday night.
  • #24 Kansas vs. #3 Texas: The Jayhawks and Longhorns are both 4-0, but that’ll change when these two teams meet on Saturday. Texas are favored by -16.5, which seems a bit high.
  • #13 LSU vs. #20 Ole Miss: The Rebels will look to bounce back after a Week 4 loss to Alabama. LSU are 2-0 in SEC play and will come into this matchup as small favorites (-2.5).
  • #11 Notre Dame vs. #17 Duke: The Blue Devils will have a chance to move up the rankings with a win against the Fighting Irish. Notre Dame are road favorites (-5.5) in this game.
  • #22 Florida vs. Kentucky: The Wildcats are undefeated (4-0) and will have a chance to become ranked with a win against the Gators at Kroger Field. Kentucky are -2.5 point favorites.

AP Top 25 Rankings Heading Into Week 5

Here are the latest AP top 25 rankings as we prepare for NCAAF Week 5:

  1. Georgia (55)
  2. Michigan (1)
  3. Texas (2)
  4. Ohio State (1)
  5. Florida State (3)
  6. Penn State
  7. Washington (1)
  8. USC
  9. Oregon
  10. Utah
  11. Notre Dame
  12. Alabama 
  13. LSU
  14. Oklahoma
  15. North Carolina
  16. Washington State
  17. Duke
  18. Miami
  19. Oregon State
  20. Ole Miss
  21. Tennessee 
  22. Florida
  23. Missouri 
  24. Kansas 
  25. Fresno State

*First place votes are in brackets

Six teams received first place votes for the first time this season. The top of the rankings are loaded with excellent football teams and things are going to get interesting as the season progresses.

There were six ranked teams to lose in Week 4.

We have three newcomers in the AP top 25 this week. Missouri, Kansas and Fresno State are all ranked after winning in Week 4. Iowa, UCLA and Colorado are no longer ranked after losing in Week 4.

That wraps up our NCAA football Week 4 report. Make sure you open up a Sports Hub account so that you have access to all of our expert college football predictions for Week 5.

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