This week in college football includes top-10 match ups, high-powered offenses


No. 4 Ohio State University (4-0) at No. 9 Penn State University (4-0)

Two high-powered offenses will collide this week, as the Buckeyes average 54.5 points per game, and the Nittany Lions’ offense averages 55.5 points per game.

Ohio State’s offense has been led by sophomore quarterback Dwayne Haskins. Haskins has thrown for 1,194 yards along with 16 touchdowns and just one interception. Haskins’ favorite wide receiver Parris Campbell has resulted in a good QB/WR duo as Campbell had recorded 19 receptions for 299 yards, along with five touchdowns. Campbell has caught more than one-fourth of Haskins’ touchdown passes.

Penn State’s offense has been led by senior quarterback Trace McSorley, who has thrown for 763 yards along with eight touchdowns in the first four games. Junior running back Miles Sanders has been good as well, as Sanders has rushed for 495 yards on 71 carries and five touchdowns.

As these two teams are at the top of the Big 10 East conference, this game could be the difference in who will represent the east part of the conference in the Big 10 championship game.

This game will kickoff at 6:30 p.m. Saturday on ABC.

No. 7 Stanford University (4-0) at No. 8 University of Notre Dame (4-0)

Standford’s junior quarterback K.J. Costello has been very good in the first four games, as he has thrown for 1,056 yards with ten touchdowns. Senior wide receiver JJ Arcega-Whiteside has been having a terrific senior season, recording 408 yards on 17 receptions along with seven touchdowns.

For Notre Dame, its offense has been carried by junior running back Tony Jones Jr. Jones has rushed for 263 yards and three touchdowns on 46 carries.

Stanford is coming off a huge 38-31 come-from-behind win in overtime last week against then-No. 20 Oregon.

This game will kick off at 6:30 p.m. Saturday on NBC.

No. 12 West Virginia University (3-0) at No. 25 Texas Tech University (3-1)

The Mountaineers’ high-powered offense is led by senior quarterback Will Grier, who has thrown for 1,117 yards and 14 touchdowns. Grier is coming off an excellent performance in a 35-6 win, as he threw all over Kansas State’s defense, going 25-35 on completions and throwing for 356 yards and five touchdowns.

The Red Raiders’ high-powered offense is led by true freshman quarterback Alan Bowman. Bowman has thrown for 1,557 yards and 10 touchdowns.

Red Raiders running back Ta’Zhawn Henry has also been great this year; Henry has found the end zone six times on 46 carries.

Texas Tech will be playing confidently in front of a packed Jones AT&T Stadium, as the team is coming off a huge victory after it went into Stillwater, Oklahoma, and stunned the then-No. 15 Oklahoma State Cowboys 41-17.

This game will kick off at 11 a.m. Saturday on ESPN.