NEW YORK, Sporting Alert – No. 2 Alabama, No. 4 LSU, No. 6 Ohio State and No. 13 Wisconsin were among the ranked teams that secured victories in Week 4 of the college football schedule on Saturday (21).
Justin Fields continued his impressive start in an Ohio State shirt after he led the Buckeyes (4-0, 1-0 Big Ten) to a cruising 76-5 win over Miami (Ohio) at Ohio Stadium.
Fields threw for four touchdowns and ran for two more scores, while going 14 of 21 on completed passes for 223 yards in the win.
Back quarterbacks Chris Chugunov threw for two touchdowns and Gunnar Hoak also threw a TD pass on a day when coach Ryan Day had the luxury of rotating his Ohio State quarterbacks.Embed from Getty Images
Meanwhile, Joe Burrow threw a school-record six touchdown passes and No. 4 LSU hammered Vanderbilt 66-38.
Burrow went 25 of 34 on completed passes for 398 yards, while Ja’Marr Chase caught four TD passes for 229 yards for the Tigers (4-0, 1-0 Southeastern Conference) who were beating Vanderbilt for the eighth successive time.
Clyde Edwards-Helaire carried the ball 14 times for 106 yards and a score for LSU, which takes a break for playing until Oct. 5.
Ke’Shawn Vaughn rushed 20 times for 130 yards and two scores and Riley Neal threw for 206 yards and a touchdown for the Commodores (0-3, 0-2).
Fourteenth ranked Wisconsin made a big statement to their Big Ten rivals with an impressive 35-14 victory over No. 11 Michigan.
The Badgers (3-0, 1-0 Big Ten) led 35-0 in the third quarter until Sean McKeon scored on a six-yard pass.
Wisconsin started strongly and dominated for the entire game, as Jonathan Taylor ran for 203 yards and two touchdowns to lead the way.
Jack Coan ended with a career-best two rushing touchdowns and threw for 128 yards on 16 of 18 passes.
Shea Patterson, after a shaky start, which saw him being benched by Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh, returned to finish 14 of 32 for 219 yards with two touchdowns and an interception for the Wolverines (2-1, 0-1), who will host Rutgers next Saturday.
Elsewhere, second-ranked Alabama eased to a 49-7 victory over Southern Miss.
Star quarterback Tua Tagovailoa passed for 293 yards and five touchdowns in only three quarters, while Henry Ruggs III had two scoring catches for 148 yards for the Crimson Tide (4-0).
Najee Harris ran for 110 yards on 14 carries for Alabama, which raced out to an early 28-0 lead inside the opening 19 minutes of the contest.
Week 4: September 21
College Football Final Scores
No. 2 Alabama 49, beat Southern Miss 7
No. 4 LSU 66, beat Vanderbilt 38
No. 6 Ohio State 76, Miami (Ohio) 5
No. 8 Auburn 28, beat No. 17 Texas A&M 20
No. 9 Florida 34, beat Tennessee 3
No. 13 Wisconsin 35, beat No. 11 Michigan 14
Pittsburgh 35, beat No. 15 UCF 34
No. 22 Washington 45, beat BYU 19
No. 23 California 28, beat Ole Miss 20
SMU 41, beat No. 25 TCU 38