This article is part of our Start vs. Sit series.
Welcome into the Week 4 installment of Start vs. Sit. We made it through the doldrums that were the Week 3 slate and now we have several ranked matchups to look forward to, as well as some gems with several teams opening conference play.
The Wisconsin-Michigan game already has RotoWire HQ in Madison buzzing, and I'm already searching for a safe, padded room to watch the Georgia-Notre Dame game. Other games like Texas-Oklahoma State and Texas A&M-Auburn will be fun, and UNC-App State makes for an interesting undercard showdown in the Tar Heel state.
Justin McMillan, QB, Tulane vs Houston
Houston's defense ranks 107th in defensive S&P+. Now, having to go against Washington State and Oklahoma in two of your first three games won't help your defensive ratings much, but I'm not overly inclined to give this Cougs defense the benefit of the doubt when it doesn't have an Ed Oliver type anymore. Tulane can play bully ball against the Cougars, and it starts with McMillan. He has been efficient outside the Auburn game, completing 27 of 34 passes for 321 yards and two scores in those outings. McMillan can also do damage with his legs, having racked up three rushing scores and 154 yards on the ground already. Getting to go up against a toothless Houston defense at home is a sneakily good spot for McMillan in Week 4.
Shane Buechele, QB, SMU at TCU
TCU's defense is pretty scary. It's only been two