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10 Amazing College Football Stats from Week 4

Here are the stats to know from Week 4.
10 Amazing College Football Stats from Week 4

Numbers and statistics are a huge part of college football. Every Sunday, reading updated box scores and stats is like Christmas for fans and media members. Some stats like total offense and total defense are overrated but each help paint a picture for a team or particular game.

 

Mississippi State Scores Statement Victory Against LSU in Baton Rouge

Dak Prescott shines in breakthrough victory
Mississippi State Scores Statement Victory Against LSU in Baton Rouge

Dan Mullen has done some great work in Starkville, but there was no denying his résumé was lacking a signature win. That, clearly, is no longer the case. Led by a Louisiana native who might be the best dual-threat quarterback east of Eugene, Ore., Mississippi State exorcised a ton of demons Saturday night in Baton Rouge, holding on for a 34–29 win against LSU in Tiger Stadium.

 

Alabama's Blake Sims Answers QB Concerns With Huge Game Against Florida

Alabama has a star at quarterback
Alabama's Blake Sims Ends QB Controversy With Strong Performance Against Florida

Even when it was winning national championships and doing so with elite offensive players, Alabama was not thought of as the type of team that won games by decisive margins. Programs like Oregon and Oklahoma ran teams off the field, winning by gaudy scores that impressed pollsters.

Week 4 Heisman Movers: Marcus Mariota, Dak Prescott, Amari Cooper on the Rise

Absence will make Jameis Winston a tough sell to repeat
Week 4 Heisman Movers: Marcus Mariota, Dak Prescott, Amari Cooper on the Rise

Showing up in a highlight package is usually a good thing for Heisman contenders. Not necessarily when that contender is out of pads on the sideline for poor decision-making.

 

That’s where Jameis Winston found himself as backup Sean Maguire led Florida State to a come-from-behind 23-17 win in overtime over Clemson. Winston found his way to the highlight package as an onlooker, reinforcing his difficulty in becoming the second two-time Heisman winner.

 

Mississippi State's Dak Prescott is Athlon Sports' Player of the Week

Oklahoma's Samaje Perine and Alabama's Lane Kiffin take other weekly honors
Mississippi State's Dak Prescott is Athlon Sports' Player of the Week

The possibility of Dak Prescott was interesting enough: A dynamic run-pass threat who could become the top quarterback in Mississippi State’s limited history at the position.

 

On Saturday, he made that — and more — a reality.

 

Prescott redefined Mississippi State’s recent history with a 34-29 win over LSU, ending a 15-game losing streak to ranked teams and 11-game losing streak in Baton Rouge.

 

Alabama Crimson Tide vs. Florida Gators Game Preview and Prediction

Alabama opens SEC play against Florida.
Alabama Crimson Tide vs. Florida Gators 2014 Game Preview and Prediction

Alabama opens SEC play with a visit from a Florida team that needed overtime to knock off an improving Kentucky squad last Saturday. These two programs are two of the SEC’s best jobs, and the Gators and Crimson Tide combined for five national titles during the BCS era. And with the level of recruiting at Alabama and Florida, there’s plenty of four and five-star athletes and players on display in Tuscaloosa.

LSU Tigers vs. Mississippi State Bulldogs Game Preview and Prediction

Can the Bulldogs win at LSU?
LSU Tigers vs. Mississippi State 2014 Game Preview and Prediction

Mississippi State and LSU open SEC play with an intriguing and critical conference matchup in Baton Rouge on Saturday night. This game likely will be overshadowed nationally by Florida-Alabama and Florida State-Clemson, but the meeting between the Bulldogs and Tigers could end up being one of the best games of Week 4.

Betting Against the Spread: College Football 2014 Week 4 Picks

Each week, Braden Gall offers his top picks of the week.
Betting Against the Spread: College Football 2014 Week 4 Picks

I really wanted to take Mizzou (-10) and Washington (-14) last weekend but couldn’t pull the trigger and it cost me… again.

 

I am teetering around .500 and need a big week to bounce back. The good news is Mitch Light (27-18-1) has been crushing the Top 25 (below), while I have had a winning record each week in Top 25 picks (25-20-1).

 

I'm going to shake it up this week and only address the big games (and a few others) and see if it works.

 

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