The eight best games to watch and stream

The eight best games to watch and stream

Washington State head coach Jake Dickert, center, and his staff sing the school's fight song.

Washington State coach Jake Dickert, center, and his team sing the Cougars’ fight song after defeating Colorado State on September 17. Washington State faces Oregon in a Pac-12 showdown on Saturday. (Young Kwak/Associated Press)

The Times will highlight the top college football games worth watching each week. Here are eight games in Week 4 of the 2022 season that should be worth your viewing time. Every hour is the Pacific Ocean.

No. 5 Clemson (3-0) at No. 21 Wake Forest (3-0)

Clemson wide receiver Dacari Collins warms up before a game against Louisiana Tech on Sept. 17.

Clemson wide receiver Dacari Collins warms up before a game against Louisiana Tech on Sept. 17. (Jacob Kupferman/Associated Press)

The Tigers are 3-0 for the seventh time in eight seasons and have won 13 straight in this Atlantic Coast Conference series, the last four by an average of 38 points. The Demon Deacons edged Liberty 37-36 last Saturday when they stopped a two-point conversion at the goal line with just over a minute left. Clemson’s Will Shipley rushed for a career-high 139 yards and two touchdowns in a 28-point romp over Louisiana Tech. Clemson is favored by 7½ points.

How to watch: 9 a.m. ABC, ESPN+

Duke (3-0) at Kansas (3-0)

Duke's Eric Weatherly celebrates after scoring a goal against North Carolina A&T on Sept. 17.

Duke’s Eric Weatherly celebrates after scoring a goal against North Carolina A&T on Sept. 17. (Ben McKeown/Associated Press)

The two schools, better known for their basketball history, meet in Lawrence, Kan., both undefeated. The Jayhawks haven’t won more than three games in a season since 2009, but second-year coach Lance Leipold has the third-highest scoring average in the country, averaging 53 points a game. The Blue Devils already matched the total of last season after quarterback Jalon Daniels threw for three touchdowns and was held for two against Houston last Saturday. Kansas is favored by 7½ points.

How to watch: 9 am FS1, Fox Sports app

No. 20 Florida (2-1) at No. 11 Tennessee (3-0)

Florida quarterback Anthony Richardson looks for a receiver against South Florida on September 17.

Florida quarterback Anthony Richardson looks for a receiver against South Florida on September 17. (John Raoux/Associated Press)

The Gators travel to Knoxville, Tenn., to renew a long-standing Southeastern Conference rivalry against the Cubs who have won 16 of their last 17 games. Florida quarterback Anthony Richardson has yet to throw a touchdown pass this season, so the Gators are expected to rely on their rushing offense, which averaged 212 yards. For Tennessee, quarterback Hendon Hooker has passed 70% of his completing passes for six touchdowns and no interceptions. Tennessee is favored by 10½ points.

How to watch: 12:30pm CBS, Paramount+

No. 22 Texas (2-1) at Texas Tech (2-1)

Texas running back Bijan Robinson carries the ball against Texas in San Antonio on September 17th.

Texas running back Bijan Robinson carries the ball against Texas in San Antonio on September 17th. (Stephen Spillman/Associated Press)

The Longhorns open Big 12 play against the Red Raiders in Lubbock, where Texas has a 22-10 record over Tech. The teams’ last three games have been a wild scoring affair, averaging a total of 92 points. Last season, Texas won 75-30 in Austin, where the Longhorns scored 10 straight touchdowns. Last week, running back Bijan Robinson ran for 182 yards and three touchdowns to lead the Longhorns against Texas San Antonio. Texas is favored by 6½ points.

12:30 p.m. ESPN, ESPN+

No. 15 Oregon (2-1) at Washington State (3-0)

Oregon quarterback Bo Nix takes on Brigham Young on September 17.

Oregon quarterback Bo Nix takes on Brigham Young on September 17. (Andy Nelson/Associated Press)

In a matchup between two Pac-12 Conference teams in the Pacific Northwest, the Cougars have quietly started the season undefeated and the Ducks have bounced back from a one-sided loss to Georgia by beating Eastern Washington and Brigham Young a nationally ranked. In Oregon’s 41-20 win over BYU last Saturday, quarterback Bo Nix ran for two touchdowns and ran for three more. Washington State’s Cameron Ward passed for 292 yards and four touchdowns against Colorado State. Oregon is favored by 6½ points.

How to watch: 1 pm Fox, Fox Sports app

No. 10 Arkansas (3-0) vs. No. 23 Texas A&M (2-1)

Arkansas running back Raheim Sanders runs for a touchdown against South Carolina on September 10.

Arkansas running back Raheim Sanders runs for a touchdown against South Carolina on September 10. (Michael Woods/Associated Press)

The Aggies play at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, against the Razorbacks, who offer a pass defense that ranks last in the Southeastern Conference in yards allowed (353) and yards per pass (8.5). Arkansas snapped a nine-game losing streak against A&M last season. Last week, the Razorbacks came from a 17-0 deficit to beat Missouri State behind the play of Raheim Sanders and Bryce Stephens. Texas A&M is favored by 2½ points.

How to watch: 4 p.m. ESPN, ESPN+

Wisconsin (2-1) at No. 3 Ohio State (3-0)

Ohio State quarterback CJ Stroud looks to catch a pass against Toledo on Sept. 17.

Ohio State quarterback CJ Stroud looks to catch a pass against Toledo on Sept. 17. (Jay LaPrete/Associated Press)

The Badgers meet the Buckeyes in the Big Ten tournament in Columbus, Ohio, where Wisconsin hasn’t won since 2004. The teams last played in 2019 and Ohio State won twice — first in the regular season and then in the Big Ten championship. The matchup is expected to pit Ohio State’s offense, which is averaging 47.7 points, against Wisconsin’s stingy defense, which has allowed eight points per game. Ohio State is favored by 17½ points.

How to watch: 4:30 p.m. ABC, ESPN+

7 USC (3-0) at Oregon State (3-0)

Oregon State quarterback Chance Nolan throws a pass against Montana State on Sept. 17.

Oregon State quarterback Chance Nolan throws a pass against Montana State on Sept. 17. (Craig Mitchelldyer/Associated Press)

The Beavers are 3-0 for the first time since 2014 after beating Montana State last Saturday behind quarterback Chance Nolan’s 277 yards rushing and four touchdowns. The Trojans’ offense, which is averaging over seven yards per play (fifth best in the country), may get a stiff reception from Oregon State’s stout defensive front. USC’s defense allowed 421 yards against Fresno State last Saturday night at the Coliseum. USC is favored by 6½ points.

How to watch: 6:30 pm, Pac-12 Networks, Pac-12 Now app

This story originally appeared in the Los Angeles Times.

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