2020 Week 4 was a solid one for many canine schools.
2020 Week 4 across the college football landscape for many canine schools, which also include those that do not use canine mascots but do have vet med programs.
As always, the were loyally supporting their teams by wearing a special bandanna, collar, T-shirt or jersey, from the friendly environment of the living room couch or the shady spot in the backyard.
The Southeastern Conference finally began their season, which greatly increased the canine schools participating in 2020 Week 4, and the Pac-12, Mountain West and MAC all decided to play a partial schedule, which means all but three Division I schools (UConn, Old Dominion and New Mexico State) will play football this season.
The Sun Belt’s Arkansas State Red Wolves were supposed to welcome the American’s Tulsa Golden Hurricane, but COVID contagion forced that game to be postponed.
Conference USA’s Louisiana Tech Bulldogs hosted the FCS Houston Baptist Huskies, and Louisiana Tech emerged victorious in a high-scoring contest by a 66-38 score, improving to 2-0 on the season, while Houston Baptist falls to 0-3.
In the SEC, Uga’s No. 4 Georgia Bulldogs overcame a shaky start to pummel the visiting Arkansas Razorbacks 37-10 in their season opener.
Holland the Pup‘s No. 5 Florida Gators won on the road at Ole Miss, defeating the Rebels 51-35.
Bully’s Mississippi State Bulldogs, under the guidance of new head coach Mike Leach, came calling in Baton Rouge and knocked off the defending national champions in No. 6 LSU, toppling the Tigers by a 44-34 score on CBS.
Smokey the Coonhound’s No. 16 Tennessee Volunteers went on the road to South Carolina and escaped with a 31-27 victory over the Gamecocks.
Reveille the Collie‘s No. 10 Texas A&M Aggies held on at their opener at Kyle Field to overcome the visiting Vanderbilt Commodores 17-12 on Saturday night.
In the Atlantic Coast Conference, the North Carolina State Wolfpack fell to the No. 20 Virginia Tech Hokies 45-24 in Blacksburg. Rookie the Batdog is a Hokies fan.
And now, moving on to schools with vet med programs…
In the SEC, the No. 8 Auburn Tigers held off the No. 23 Kentucky Wildcats 29-13.
In ABC’s afternoon game in the Big 12 Conference, No. 15 Oklahoma State again looked shaky but victorious in Stillwater as they defeated the West Virginia Mountaineers 27-13. The Cowboys are now 2-0, 1-1-0 on the season.
This wraps up the canine action for 2020 Week 4, while next week promises more highlights, with the marquee matchup No. 10 Texas A&M at No. 2 Alabama on CBS.
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