With lots of surprises and surprises as we jump into week 4 of the 2021 college football season who knows what’s up to date on Saturday. Three weeks in a row of unpredictable placements and top 25 storms set the stage for the remaining three quarters of the season. This promotion continues on Saturday with a series of high profile matchups across the country.
While there are only two games between the rated opponents on Saturday, both have the potential to make headlines. Coincidentally, the games will both be played in neutral venues, with four huge programs kicking into the NFL stadiums for the afternoon. No. 12 Notre Dame and No. 18 Wisconsin will open the day meeting at Soldier Field in Chicago, while No. 7 Texas A&M and No. 16 Arkansas compete against each other at AT&T Stadium in Dallas.
A total of 22 of the teams placed in the AP Top 25 will be on duty throughout the day, with evening games featured, including Tennessee with a visit to Florida # 11 and West Virginia with a trip to Oklahoma # 4 at To keep an eye on everything, be sure to read our viewer’s guide and get your remote control ready.
The only thing that counts for the lead in the standings is victory, but we take care of whether these teams cover their spreads. Stay at CBS Sports all day to cover college football from Saturday’s opening game through the final whistle. Let’s take a look at our expert tips for the fourth full Saturday of the season.
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No. 12 Notre Dame vs. No. 18 Wisconsin
Wisconsin Badgers -6.5
Noon | Fox, fuboTV (Try it for free) — Not only do I think Notre Dame will cover Saturday’s spread, I am also picking them to win the game right away. While the Notre Dame Offensive has been struggling lately, there is enough talent in the skill positions to be confident of their ability to bounce back. I don’t have nearly the same confidence in the Wisconsin affair right now. We’ve all seen the Badgers struggle to move the ball in their first game of the season against Penn State, and Notre Dame’s defense is just as strong. The Wisconsin Defense will keep the Badgers in the game, but unless they force multiple turnovers and possibly a score, I don’t see the Wisconsin Offensive scoring enough points to win the game. Forecast: Notre Dame (+5.5) – Tom Fornelli
No. 7 Texas A&M vs. No. 16 Arkansas
Texas A&M Aggies -5
3:30 p.m. | CBS, CBSSports.com, CBS sports app – I’m taking the Aggies to a good old-fashioned snail festival. You will be able to slow Arkansas running play enough to force KJ Jefferson into awkward passing situations, and some big mistakes will change the outcome drastically. Zach Calzada will continue his development as a passer, especially outside of the action, leading this Texan A&M team to a highly competitive win at Jerry World that covers the line. Prediction: Texas A&M (-5.5) – Barrett Sallee
No. 9 Clemson at NC State
Clemson Tiger -10
3:30 p.m. | ESPN, fuboTV (Try it for free) — Carter Finley Stadium can be a great home advantage for the Wolfpack, and I think fans will have an impact on another installment of this series that will be a tie by the fourth quarter. Clemson’s defenses will keep it low, and low-score games favor underdogs. Prediction: NC condition (+10) – Chippatterson
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Tennessee ranks 11th in Florida
Florida Gators -19
7 p.m. | ESPN, fuboTV (Try it for free) — Yes, it was against Tennessee Tech, but the volunteers found something in the defense that looked fundamentally solid for the first time. That bodes well against an attack in Florida that is likely to use more zone reading capabilities on the offensive. Expect both teams to have difficulty moving around the field. Florida will win, control the game and its defense will shine again … but Tennessee will do enough to cover the 20 points. Forecast: Tennessee (+20) – Barrett Sallee
West Virginia ranks 4th in Oklahoma
Oklahoma Sooners -17
7:30 p.m. | ABC, fuboTV (Try it for free) — Oklahoma have played against both FBS opponents within a point and West Virginia is probably the best opponent on the schedule so far. Surely the Sooners have the ability to turn on the running game and ditch every team in the Big 12. However, we are unlikely to see that dimension against this West Virginia team. Because of this, expect the score to be closer than it should again. Forecast: West Virginia (+16.5) – Shehan Jeyarajah