College football’s first big weekend is packed with games that impact the playoff race as the SEC returns to play and the Big 12 and ACC crank up.
As good as it has been to have the greatest sport in the world back, you have to admit that the schedule has been lacking the first three weeks of the season. Well, look no further, because the SEC is slated to kick off their season in Week 4 on Saturday and love them or hate them, they makes college football more exciting and holds some of the most talented teams in the country.
The Big 12 is kicking off conference play this weekend and the ACC has some marquee games again after being center stage with Miami defeating Louisville last week.
Week 4 will bring the first look into some questions that the college football world has been looking forward to trying to answer all offseason: How will LSU look after so much roster turnover and coaches leaving? Will Bo Nix take a big leap in his second season as the starting quarterback at Auburn? Is Florida ready to make a playoff push in year three of the Dan Mullen era?
These questions have been at the forefront of discussion of a lot of offseason chatter and this weekend will provide a glimpse on some answers.
Week 4 will also be a chance for some players to elevate their Heisman campaigns or lift them off the ground. D’Eriq King will look to keep his good play going against Florida State, Spencer Rattler will face Kansas State and SEC stars such as Bo Nix, Kyle Trask, Najee Harris and Derek Stingley Jr. kick off their Heisman-hopeful seasons.
Here are the five games with the biggest impact on the playoff race in Week 4