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Outrageous College Football Predictions: Week 5

Outlandish and outrageous things to watch for in college football this weekend.
Outrageous College Football Predictions: 2014 Week 5

The original reality TV show is sports. No contrived setting where seven strangers living in a house or one bachelor searching for love can match the excitement the Iron Bowl delivered last fall.

 

The beauty of college football lies in its complete unpredictability and drama. Here are some outrageous predictions for Week 4.

 

Note: The point of this column is to have some fun and make some outlandish predictions. Please react accordingly.

Expert Poll: Week 4 Heisman Trophy Voting

Amari Cooper vaults into the race after a big game against Florida.
Expert Poll: Week 4 Heisman Trophy Voting

Athlon Sports has formed a Heisman Trophy committee. Each week, we will ask 13 members of the national college football media to rank their top candidates for the Heisman Trophy.

 

Each voter will rank their top five candidates, with each first-place vote getting five points and each last-place vote getting one point.

 

The Panel:

 

Dabo Swinney Makes the Right Call to Name Deshaun Watson Clemson's Starting QB

Deshaun Watson replaces Cole Stoudt at QB.
Dabo Swinney Makes the Right Call to Promote Deshaun Watson as Clemson's Starting QB

Following Saturday’s overtime loss to Florida State, Clemson coach Dabo Swinney announced true freshman Deshaun Watson supplanted Cole Stoudt as the team’s starting quarterback.

While Stoudt could be a solid quarterback for the Tigers and certainly hasn’t been awful through the first three games, starting Watson is clearly the right call for Clemson.

Which Football Conference Has Had the Best 2014 So Far?

We ranked all 10 conferences for our in-season league power rankings
Which Conference Has Had the Best 2014 So Far?

Conference bragging rights didn’t start with the College Football Playoff or even the BCS.

 

That said, fighting for championship postseason games has only magnified the “my conference is better than your conference” debate.

 

In some ways the selection committee may make those determinations, certainly in leaving out on conference (four spots for the Power 5) and potentially rewarding one league with two spots in the Playoff.

 

Louisville Unveils Alternate Uniforms for Oct. 30 Game Against FSU

The Cardinals will wear these against the Seminoles.
Louisville Unveils Alternates for Oct. 30 Game Against Florida State

Louisville’s Thursday night showdown against Florida State on Oct. 30 is one of the top remaining games in the ACC this year.

And the Cardinals will attempt to upset the Seminoles with an alternate uniform, which the school is calling “Showtime.”

The uniforms have an overall gray scheme and feature camo accents and chrome red logos.

 

 

10 Amazing College Football Stats from Week 4 in the ACC

Here are the stats to know from Week 4 in the ACC.
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 likeChristmas 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.

 

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.

 

Florida State Survives Without Jameis Winston; Work Remains for Jimbo Fisher

The Seminoles survived on Saturday night.
Florida State Survives Without Jameis Winston, But Work Remains for Jimbo Fisher

Florida State’s 23-17 victory over Clemson without quarterback Jameis Winston wasn’t pretty. In fact, one could make a compelling argument that the Tigers outplayed the Seminoles on Saturday night.

Florida State was outgained 407 to 318, averaged only 4.8 yards per play, lost the turnover battle (2 to 1), allowed five sacks and finished with just 13 yards on the ground.

North Carolina's Defense Shows Major Flaws in Loss to East Carolina

When will the defense improve?
North Carolina's Defense Shows Major Flaws in Loss to East Carolina

Three games into the 2014 season and it’s apparent North Carolina’s defense is still a major question mark. And in the Coastal Division where all seven teams exist with little separation, the Tar Heels’ struggles on this side of the ball is enough to prevent this team from making a trip to Charlotte in early December.

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