Week 4 is upon us, as is summer’s end. As the Autumn equinox looms, the competition on the field is red-hot, as are the sirens of the sidelines. 😎
In Atlantic Coast Conference action, the Pittsburgh Panthers 🐆 host the #15 UCF Knights 🛡, the Louisville Cardinals 🐦 play the Florida State Seminoles 🏹 in Tallahassee, the Boston College Eagles 🦅 seek to bounce back against the Rutgers Scarlet Knights 🏰 , the N.C. State Wolfpack 🐺 play the visiting Ball State Cardinals 🐦, and the Charlotte 49ers ⛏ take on the defending champion #1 Clemson Tigers 🐅.
Over in the Big Ten, we have the Miami RedHawks 🔴🦅 at the #6 Ohio State Buckeyes 🍂, the Nebraska Cornhuskers 🌽 playing the Illinois Fighting Illini 🏹, the Michigan State Spartans ⚔️ taking on the Northwestern Wildcats 🐱, and the #13 Wisconsin Badgers 🦡 hosting the #11 Michigan Wolverines 🐾.
The Southeastern Conference has the Tennessee Volunteers 🔶⚪️ at the #9 Florida Gators 🐊, the #4 LSU Tigers 🐅 at the Vanderbilt Commodores ⚓️, the #2 Alabama Crimson Tide 🐘 playing the visiting Southern Mississippi Eagles 🦅, the #8 Auburn Tigers 🐅 facing the #17 Texas A&M Aggies 🤠 in College Station, and the #3 Georgia Bulldogs 🐶 hosting the #7 Notre Dame Fighting Irish ☘️.
The Big 12 gives us the SMU Mustangs 🐎 at the TCU Horned Frogs 🐸, the Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks 🦅 at the Iowa State Cyclones 🌪, the Kansas Jayhawks 🐦 hosting the West Virginia Mountaineers ⛰, the Rice Owls 🦉 playing the Baylor Bears 🐻, and the Oklahoma State Cowboys 🤠 in a showdown with the #12 Texas Longhorns 🐂 in Austin.
Finally, out in the Pac-12, Mike Leach and the #19 Washington State Cougars 🐆 host the UCLA Bruins 🐻 in Pullman, the Stanford Cardinal 🚩 take on the visiting #16 Oregon Ducks 🦆, the USC Trojans ⚔️ upset the #10 Utah Utes 🏹 30-24 on Friday night, the #23 California Golden Bears 🐻 are at the Ole Miss Rebels 🤠, the #24 Arizona State Sun Devils 🌞 😈 will host the Colorado Buffaloes 🐃, and the #22 Washington Huskies 🐕 will face the BYU Cougars 🐆 on the road in Provo.
With Texas Tech on the bye this week, let us celebrate the cheerleaders of the Pacific Northwest! 📣