The Oklahoma Sooners travel to Morgantown tonight to take on the West Virginia Mountaineers to see which team gets to start conference play at the top of the standings and which team will go into next week looking to play catchup already. The Sooners got off to a hot start early in 2014 with the team's most recent win coming over Tennessee out of the SEC. So the Sooners are coming off a 34-10 while West Virginia is also looking to extend a winning streak after the Mountaineers posted a 40-37 win at Maryland.
Today will mark the fifth meeting all-time between the Aztecs and Beavers when Oregon State and San Diego State kick off tonight. Currently the series between these two is tied at two-a-piece, but the Pac-12 team has won the last two games with the the MWC representative on a two-game losing streak. Tonight is only the second trip for SDSU to Corvallis in the history of the series.
The American Athletic Conference action continues tonight with four more teams in competition. The UC Bearcats are still playing catchup after their delayed start to the 2014 campaign following two bye weeks to begin the season. Cincinnati will be taking on the Miami Redhawks in the Battle for the Bell with the winner taking possession of the Victory Bell trophy for another season.
It's been a wild day in the American Athletic Conference so far and now we have two more big matchups on tap with the SMU Mustangs hosting the Texas A&M Aggies in an AAC vs SEC showdown that will remind many of the old Southwest Conference days. Of course the Mustangs were not quite as much the underdogs back then, that they are now.
It is somewhat of a slow week for the Big 12. Several teams have byes during Week 4 of the college football season, so we're only getting two games today. Later this evening, the Oklahoma Sooners will be in action against the West Virginia Mountaineers for some conference bragging rights. But before that game kicks off, we have the Kansas Jayhawks playing host to the CMU Chippewas.
It is hard to imagine that the Aggies will have any trouble in Dallas, Texas today when Kevin Sumlin's Texas A&M football team heads north to play the Southern Methodist Mustangs. SMU has lost their coach after June Jones quit following a dismal start that saw his team begin the 2014 season 0-2 with two big blowout losses.
The American Athletic Conference will deliver a ton of college football to fans today with eight games going on and one already in the books from last night that saw the USF Bulls defeat American and former Big East rival UConn in Tampa. First up today will be Tulane as head coach Curtis Johnson and the Green Wave travel to Duke to face the Blue Devils, a team that has been getting better every season under their head coach, David Cutliffe.
Today's game featuring the VT Hokies and GT Yellow Jackets will likely take on some significant meaning as it is the 2014 ACC opener for both programs. The Hokies are hoping to continue their recent success against the Yellow Jackets. Virginia Tech has managed to win four straight against the Jackets, although three of the four wins have been by a touchdown or less, including a 20-17 overtime victory the last time these two teams met in Blacksburg.
The non-stop showers made for a miserable game, but one with a happy ending for the USF Bulls as they outlasted the Huskies by a score of 17-14. UConn took the opening kickoff on their own 35 yard line to open the first quarter of play. On third play of the first drive of the game, UConn quarterback, Chandler Whitmer is sacked, resulting in a fumble that is recovered by USF's Chris Dunkley on the UConn 19 yard line.
The Washington Huskies are undefeated and looking to improve to 4-0 this weekend when they welcome the Sun Belt's Georgia State (1-2) to Husky Stadium for a game Saturday. GSU, in just its fifth year of playing football and second year in the NCAA Division I FBS, is coached by former UW assistant Trent Miles and has a total of five members of its staff with Husky ties.
The WVU Mountaineers will welcome the Oklahoma Sooners to Morgantown this weekend just in time for Bob Stoops to go on a hayride through the hills of West Virginia to see the leaves change color. But come on, people. This is about college football. We don't have time to talk about hot cider, pumpkin spiced treats and that smell in the air - you know the one - that let's you know autumn is almost here.
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